>> Sunday, May 20, 2012
We don't know which costumes to attempt for this year's DragonCon Masquerade, and time to build is running out.
The top three candidates are below. Each has its particular challenges and drawbacks, but each is equally worthy and awesome. Tell us what you think in the comments!
Candidate #1: Peanuts/Watchmen mash-up
This is the work of the awesome illustrator Evan Shaner, and though he's tired of seeing it, we never tire of it.
Costumes are complex, but the legs are easy. (Trust us on this one.)
Could bring the house down. (Particularly if you can see what Snoopy/Rorschach's hat is hiding there on Dr. Manhattan/Charlie Brown.)
Character costumes are basic shapes, and hide a lot of building rough spots.
Well, we need six people, and we're only three people. (Volunteers, anyone?)
That's six (!) costumes to make by September.
Jo has to wear a full-body suit.
Technical issue: we're not sure yet how we would see out of them.
Candidate #2: Incredible Hulk/Maurice Sendak mashup
This is an incredible Incredible Hulk comic book cover done by Kaare Andrews. We like this one so much we have it framed and hung on our wall. It's a fantastic Where the Wild Things Are/Hulk mash-up, with all the Hulks following Max/Bruce Banner. Very apropos this year, what with Avengers in theaters and Maurice Sendak's death, yes? We agree.
Jo doesn't have to have a full-body costume on. (She'd be Max/Banner.) That's mportant, as she wears out by 11 pm and has less patience than us overall.
Whew. Where do we start? Do we cover them in fur, or in fleece we dye or paint?
Will people get it without the background?
Do we make the Hulks look a little more Wild Things?
That's three full-body Hulk costumes to make by September. (We would make the third either the Red Hulk, Nerd Hulk, or another Green Hulk.)
We're only three people, and we'd need a fourth. (Volunteers, anyone?)
Candidate #3: Duck Dodgers in the 24th and 1/2 Century!
Duck Dodgers is a fan favorite at DragonCon, and here in the Gratz house. We would do Duck Dodgers, Space Cadet Porky, and Marvin the Martian. Pretty much don't have to do much more than come out on stage and get the audience to yell "Duck Dodgers in the 24th and a half century!" with us to be a hit.
Just the three of us!
And only three costumes to make!
Marvin's the easiest build, and Porky's not too hard.
Duck Dodgers will bring the house down!
Jo has to be in a full-body suit.
Dodgers will be a nightmare to build. The head is a full foam sculpt, and Alan is no Michaelangelo. Porky's face is a full-sculpt too.
What say you? Which is your favorite? Help us decide! Leave your vote/thoughts in the comments.
(And we're not kidding about volunteers. We'll build it, if you'll wear it. Let us know if you're interested.)