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On stage at a club.  He wanted him to look intimidating while being calming as well., Giant Ninja Turtle Raphael Costume

On stage at a club. He wanted him to look intimidating while being calming as well.

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Photo #1 - Standing almost 8ft tall.  The malleable upholstery foam allows me to pose freely with April O'Neil.  I can jump, punch, kick, wave to name a few Photo #2 - The shell is completely made out of EVA foam.  It was cut in a giant oval in proportion to his body.  Smaller pieces of EVA foam were then used to create details of the shell to show segments.  It was then layered with gesso glue as a 'primer' then paint Photo #3 - I added el wire to outline the chest and arms in the dark.  The sai weapons are made out of a glow stick with foam and wire create the 'horns' of the weapon Photo #4 - The head was created around a beach ball.  Upholstery foam was used to build around the ball to create the head shape.  An electric carving knife was used for definition for facial features Photo #5 - In order to create realism of a turtle, the skin was created with paper towels and barge glue.  This was pieced onto the head frame in layers like papier mache. It was then painted black as seen here Photo #6 - The head was then painted green with acrylics.  For the eyes we used starbuck plastic and painted the iris.  For the mask/bandana red felt was used Photo #7 - Much like the head, the body was created using layer of upholstery foam and carving.  It was then layered with glue and paper towels for the skin nd painted black.  It dried the painted green on top for the slimey green look Photo #8 - The chest piece was constructed from a thin layer of L200 foam.  Other muscles pieces where carved out of L200 as well.  These were then glued together and painted with gold acrylic and brown for definition Photo #9 - Trying the costume on without the legs or 6 inch platforms.  Dont mind the crazy zubaz pants haha Photo #10 - On stage at a club.  He wanted him to look intimidating while being calming as well.
Costume type:  Costumes for Men
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for men entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Daniel, the 'Giant Ninja Turtle Raphael' costume creator:
I always have loved the ninja turtles and was excited to make this costume. In my opinion, the turtles from the 90s movies looked too cuddly and ineffective in battle. The newer looked too humanoid.... Read more »

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