WHATS UP GUYS! Hello My name is Andy and I’m 24 years young. I live in Larose, Louisiana SWAMPS!! I’ll be showing you my Witch doctor costume 100% hand made. I spent many hours in the late night on this costume. Details are what I stride for. My favorite part about this costume is the potions of manna and health. It’s to much of a sweet touch. Hope you all enjoy my creation. The hardest part about this costume I would say would be the mask. It took more time than the entire costume. I wore this costume at a party I went to yesterday. Everyone loved it, told me I outdid myself. But I’m not the one to go buy a pre made costume. I like to do these things. It’s my passion making myself become whom ever I want to be. It’s my own dreams that become reality.
So as you can see I saved the hassle of having like 18 steps on this project by stitching the images together for your pleasure. The first image to the left is my backbone to the whole mask. I started by buying a cheap plastic mask. The ones everyone puts on and get a laugh out of and put back on the shelf, lol. OK back to the mask, attached to the plastic mask is a paper towel role with a wired clothes hanger through it to make the long horns, two cardboard nub horns and an added forehead piece, and side burn armor. Everything is taped to hold it in place. The next image (top right) is the back bone covered in Great Stuff. It is a spray insulation foam from the hardware store. Once I covered the mask with foam I let dry for a whole day. Once it was dry I started to carve the foam to take shape of the face and horns. Once I had done the carving, I painted the mask with spray paint and acrylics.
Klick It Or TICKET Belt
My belt was kind of tricky. I started with a cardboard backbone, cut it to shape, sprayed the same foam on the face then started carving a skull in the center. Once I was done I took the extra shavings of the foam and made squares for the part that goes across the waist. I painted the skull then started to cover the cardboard in different fabrics, mostly hot glued on. Added beads to the fabric as a final detail. I always draw the shape I want the skull to be with a marker first then start to cut and carve.
Klick it Or TICKET
Odds and ends that sort of thing
I had to go a little over the top for the small details to make the outfit come together. First my ear plugs and the bone piercing these items were made of modeling clay, oven baked then painted with acrylic. The neck piece was made out of some rope I had lying around and the pendent with the string was a piece of a curtain I found at the Hoppy store on clearance. I knew it would make a good addition. The manna and the health portions were so necessary the my costume just plastic bottles I fount at the store filled with food coloring and water. I tied up with torn cloth and added skulls from old Mardi Gras beads. The leaves were found in the garden taped together an added to the belt.
ODDS AND ENDS
Braces Leg ARMOR
First I started with card stock paper rolled in cylinders. I sprayed the foam in the centers then carved the foam into a bone like shape. With some cardboard I fitted it to my leg then cut it to fit then laced it with some nylon string. Once I was done I covered the cardboard with fabric to make it all fancy!!! Painted the tips of the bones and actually came out pretty good.
STAFF OF JOYTUNLIOUS
I made that word up… Ok the staff started with a really nice piece of bamboo. Keep in mind bamboo is some tough stuff. The skulls you see here were like 67 cents at the store I decided to buy them, they are a good find. Painted them first, stuck bamboo through them then into the big piece of bamboo, adding beads and feathers and also LEDS in the skulls for nice effects, bamboo leaves in the top then fabric in the middle with added beads and other Trinkets dressed up well.
this skull was made as extra armor for the shoulder. The piece below was made for my wrist to make it a little more full. Painted my entire body purple and did some tribal like face paint all done with acrylic paints.
Trinkets and FACE