"Breakfast Princess" 2013 - From one of my favorite animated television shows, Adventure Time. I didn't have enough time to construct the bacon belt, but at least I got one slice done to serve as my bacon crown. I constructed the entire costume out of sheet foam and felt.
"Behemoth" 2011, 2012 - With this costume I attempted to replicate a Muppet monster named Behemoth, who is one of the lesser known full-body Muppets.
I focused on creating Behemoth's head, as the complete costume would be far too warm. Cameo by my friend Eric as the Tin Man.
"Zombie Gaga" 2010 - I jumped on the Gaga trend this year and based my costume on what is commonly referred to as Lady Gaga's "Red Riding Hood" outfit. I paid close attention to the details of the belt and gold chain, and created the hood out of silk charmeuse.
Zombie Gaga, now with sunglasses
"Child Attacked by Monsters Under the Bed" 2009 - For Halloween 2009, I wanted to be a little girl who was getting attacked by monsters, as though her own stuffed animals had turned against her, emerged from under her bed, or come alive from a children's book. To craft them I turned existing plush animals inside-out, stuffed and sealed them, added and subtracted appendages, and painted and decorated them with felt. The red yarn tops off the bloody attack.
Monster 1 - The face design for this monster was inspired by another plush monster, Jayson Thiessen's "Inko", which I really admired. The original stuffed animal was a cat.
Monster 5 - I added horns and tail to this teddy bear. I wanted this one to have creepy, zombie eyes so I added white pupils.
Monster 2 - This plush was originally a rabbit. I swapped out the ears for other pieces with wire in them so I could manipulate the eyes. The wings were crafted from the dog ears of another stuffed animal.
Monster 3 - I specifically looked for a stuffed animal with parts I could add to one of my monsters for tentacles.
Monster 4 - Here is my Cyclops, with extra legs for good measure.
"Yip Yip Martian" 2008 - My costume is based on the wonderful Yip Yip Martians from Sesame Street, pictured below.
"The Yello Dello" 2007 - Being a long-time fan of the cartoon website www.homestarrunner.com I chose to make a costume that would get me featured in the cartoon's annual "Strongbad Costume Commentary". The top photo is a screen shot of my appearance on the website, and the bottom image is my costume inspiration, the character The Yello Dello. Check out the cartoon here! http://www.homestarrunner.com/costumes2007.html