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rickhoward
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:10 pm    Post subject: A Humble, Street-wise LAPD Detective - A BR Universe Cosplay Reply with quote

Rather than recreate/”reenact” any of Blade Runner’s characters, I have decided to create an impression of a humble, street-wise - or would that be street level? - elder LAPD detective. Why? Because I know the score. If you’re not cop…

Here's my concept sketch/starting point:


INTRO/BACKGROUND/THANK YOU

It has only been over the past year that I’ve become interested in prop and costume projects, and even then, I’m really only looking at assembling just a handful of costumes, and largely as justification for acquiring the accessory props. 

While my projects are all being very slowly planned/worked more or less simultaneously, the one that I really would like to wrap first is my Blade Runner universe kit. The film has been in my top ten since seeing it in the theater during its first run, and I’d feel better about having my project done before BR2049 drops…

I’ll start my project thread with a thank you to the PropSummit community. This group has been instrumental in motivating me, and has been beyond informative. My background is in historical reenactment, and the information shared by the community will allow me to feed my need for “authenticity” for my costume “build.”


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good project...why? Because you're going off the wall with this idea.
We generally try to emulate the main characters in the movie (Cosplay favorites as I call them). Doing a street level character is great for the fact that there's hundred of those in BR and your imagination can run wild inventing others just as interesting as the one you drew.
Eager to see the rest
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Joberg.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starting, at least, from the top down...
I've researched my headgear. There is no shortage of examples; I can only imagine that the costume crew found a stash of baskets in a storage closet somewhere on the studio lot and away they went.

There isn't any strict uniformity in the basket hats - different sizes, shapes, and colors. Different drape materials with varying attachment points. On the pro side, this leaves the door wide open for my hat build.

The basket that I've acquired for my kit should work well. There are no examples (that I've found) that shows the interior rigging/suspension. I'll most likely go with a traditional Japanese treatment for woven hats (atamadai), which should keep it centered on my head and leave the drape as an ornamental element.






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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good start (I dig the eye prop Cool )!
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