Mr. and Mrs. Predator Costume
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Mr. and Mrs. Predator
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This homemade costume for couples entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Sarah, the 'Mr. and Mrs. Predator' costume creator:
These costumes are being worn by myself (Female Predator) and my significant other (Male Predator). My significant other has always been a huge fan of the Predator movies. He first came up with the idea to create a Predator costume in 2007. Since then, he has dressed up as the Predator every Halloween, each year the costume developing into a creation more involved and evolved. Since witnessing the passion he has put into this costume, I decided that this year I wanted to be involved in the process as well, hence the Mr. and Mrs. Predator idea. Let's start with the Male Predator creation.
For the body, a "Mr. Incredible" bodysuit was purchased ($50 US), a pair of long johns ($20 US), Duct Tape ($30 US worth), Liquid Latex ($60 US), and airbrush paint ($120 US). The long johns were worn while his body was wrapped in duct tape from head to toe in order to create a body dummy and a slit was made from the neck to mid-back in order to get out of the duct tape. The body dummy was then stuffed with clothes to simulate a real body being inside of it. The "Mr. Incredibles" suit was then placed around the dummy and the liquid latex was then brushed all over the suit. After the latex dried, then he had someone air brush the suit to display muscle tone, skin texture, etc. (Cost $300). For the feet, rubber latex monster feet were purchased and then glued on top of a pair of sneakers that were airbrushed. For the hands, leather steampunk gloves with claws were purchased. (Approximate cost $285 US).
For the body armor, the shin guards were created using rubber latex over a foam padding, the hip and groin plates are made from resin, the shoulder armor is leather cowhide, the gauntlets were made from foam, cardboard, plastic and wood that were carved to make the designs and structure. (Approximate cost for products $500 US)
For the helmet, it was created from fiber glass. The dreads were created using a product called Backer rod and the tips were melted and twisted to create a point at the ends. They were then painted using a product called 'Plasti-Dip' and then airbrushed on top of that. The dread rings were made from plastic tubing cut into one inch pieces that were then spray painted a gold color. There were then symbols carved out from foam that were glued onto the dread rings. (Approximate cost $200)
For the accessories, the products that were used were fishnet, el wire, LED lights, tri-laser, two bone necklaces, a T-Rex Skull, real medical human spine and a Native American Breast Plate. (Total approximate cost $2200).
Moving on to the Female Predator costume, which is not as involved as the Male Predator, I promise! Okay, so for the body, a nude color unitard was purchased ($50 US) and airbrushed to create muscle tone and structure ($300 US). I then purchased a Halloween costume titled "Jungle Sin" ($25 US) and used it's accessories. The shin guards were created by purchasing bicycle shin guards and spray painting them gold. The helmet was made from fiber glass ($150 US) and the dreads were created from rubber tube piping ($10 US) and spray painted with the above-mentioned 'Plasti-Dip'. The dread rings were created the same method as described above for the Male Predator.
Okay folks, drum roll please.....the total APPROXIMATE cost for everything spent towards creating the Mr. and Mrs. Predator costume is, $4,380.