Ryan's 2011 Costume - Deadeye (photos)

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Ryan's 2011 Costume - Deadeye (photos)

Postby Dredge » Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:22 am

When is the big reveal for this years costume??? Anything picked out yet? Maybe some teasers if you are feeling generous.
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Postby Zombie Pumpkins! » Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:38 am

The big reveal will probably be on or after Halloween, I don't even have it put together or finalized yet!
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Postby Batgirl » Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:27 pm

Dredge - I know how you feel! I keep checking to see when we're going to get some sort of hint or tease about what he'll be this year!
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Postby CombichristGirl » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:26 pm

i agree with everyone :)
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Postby ghostface » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:33 pm

Yes me too!! :)
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Postby Raven » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:02 pm

I know we never see the finished costume this early in the month. You could give a few hints and we could try and guess. :)
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Postby SuperSonic » Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:07 am

Let us give it a go then, I like guessing games. There isnt an art to it, its just plain...well....guessing! :D
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Postby Zombie Pumpkins! » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:17 pm

Ok, here's my costume for this year. An undead cowboy, which I like to call Deadeye.

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A cowboy costume is an idea I have wanted to do for a while. Of course, some kinda zombie version with blood is a natural direction for it to take.

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Accord to the legends... this outlaw didn't get the nickname Deadeye by being a sharp shooter. After mistakenly bringing a bull whip to a gun duel, he was shot dead, and a buzzard plucked out his eye.

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And yes, we got SNOW in October. Not a typical setting for a cowboy. Desert sands, maybe. Snowflakes, not so much,

To talk details... A costume store hat, with a steer skull magnet attached (that magnet was a souvenir for a road trip I took down south). The ugly mug is a face-mask from Trick Or Treat studios. I put my mom and her sewing machine to work (as is tradition) to make the skull bandana. Fake leather vest from the costume shop, and Goodwill shirt that I "shot" with a lighter and red latex paint. My winter leather gloves and a whip from the costume shop as well.

I chose a whip accessory for a couple reasons... first, I didn't really like any of the costume store six-shooters. They all look totally fake (which I understand, it's for the safety of those who carry them, so people know they are fake). And secondly, I thought the whip make for a funny back story. A cowboy that tried to go against a gun with a whip. No wonder his chest and face is full of holes.

Since I correctly predicted that my feet would not be photographed much, I didn't bother with real cowboy boots. But I used a pair of brown boots I had and attached some custom spurs.

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Let me tell you, spurs do not really make it easy to walk down stairs or to operate gas/brake pedals in the car!

And although it's not really my style to wear large belt buckles, I hope to find something to do with this cool metal buckle, as it was actually the most costly single piece of the costume.

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And of course, another tradition is to do a carving that matches my costume. I think you'd agree, this is a pretty clear match.

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Postby MooBoo » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:39 pm

Ha, that is amazing. Great detail to the costume, and your right, snow not a great match with a cowboy! But it looks great. :D
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Postby Raven » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:49 pm

Really fantastic, Ryan... and kinda gross. I'm so glad you didn't opt for the horse head on the wooden stick.. :P

When I carved Deadeye my husband thought it was Jonah Hex. I of course corrected him.

I hope you were able to enjoy yourself and had some ToT'ers to scare. I would have loved if we had snow.
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Postby Zombie Pumpkins! » Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:06 pm

Very true, this face with the cowboy theme... very Jonah Hex-like. Not a bad comparison to make.

Ah, a bloody undead horse head on a stick. Now that would be a good idea. Next time. :P
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Postby Hottie McNaughty » Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:14 pm

Haha....my husband thought it was Jonah Hex as well!
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Postby zombombie » Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:26 pm

Looks amazing Ryan! Love all the details and the back story :)
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Postby ghostface » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:15 pm

Amazing :o !!!!! I LOVE the gory eye!!! :twisted:
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Postby pagemaster1993 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:43 pm

Very nice job. I like the cowboy idea. I have to do that pattern sometime.
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