Portfolio and blog for the comics and illustrations of Ed Siemienkowicz.
First I compiled items I had on hand: Skull mask, gloves, boots. I picked up the pads this summer, and got the Deadpool shirt because it has the best muscle pattern out there.
Ladies and gentlemen, my rear.
Boots & Bandages
Once upon a time I bought a pair of riding boots for a Jedi Luke costume, and my dad thought I was nuts. Best costume investment ever.
Skeletor had blue feet with shin armor, but to save scratch I would use dyed bandages and fur on top.
Wanting to use the armor again, I covered it in newspaper and duct tape. I painted it white, and drew batty decor on the plates.
It does look like I'm making Batman armor, but Old Skelly does have a bat motif going on. Similar to inking, first I outline the design in a dark purple.
Since I was going to reuse the shoulder pads again, I didn't want to spray paint it. Instead I hand-painted the surface, pushing shadows and pulling highlights for the bat decor.
These were purple Foamie™ with lightly painted acrylic, and model car wheel rims glued on for detail.
It's Not a Skirt
Done the same as the epaulettes, glued to more Foamie™ and taped to my belt.
I love kit-bashing: taking elements from model kits, home appliances, toys, and putting them together to make a new thing. This was from a pup soap dispenser.
I saw this ram skull at Party City, and then I KNEW I had to go through with Skeletor. It coms apart, so I screwed it into a 6' dowel with the inverted cup between, and added a rubber cap on the other end.
I'm so grateful to my girlfriend and her mad sewing skills, as she cranked out the body suit, hood, and fur pants. I like to say "fur pants."