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The Mysterious Stranger Costume Build; Part 8: Shoulder guards

In honor of Halloween…This is the final piece of your costume!!  Yay! SHOULDER GUARDS: Materials: package of small balloons (can be purchased at dollar store, walgreens, etc. tons of newspaper or brown paper bags white glue or wood glue (sturdier) 2 small bowls resin two heavy duty lengths of cord about three inches in length […]

Mysterious Stranger Costume Build; Part 7: Gorget, or Neck Armor

This piece is the round plate that fits over the breastplate and wraps around the neck. In the claymation, this piece of armor is solid, however, when I attempted to make a solid piece, it strangled me, so I found another way of doing it that looks solid, but is flexible enough so that you […]

The Mysterious Stranger Costume Build; Part 5: Masks and Staff

This is an ideal for any costume requiring a mask, like a carnival or masquerade costume. the staff can be used with any mask, and can be painted any color! So if you need to learn how to build a mask, this is the place! If you’re here for the Mysterious Stranger Costume, you may […]

The Mysterious Stranger Costume Build Tutorial; Part 4: Gloves

In order to make these gloves, you will need to buy a pair of gloves that fit you. It’s best if they are cheap, made of satin or some kind of polyester. I bought a pair of elbow length prom gloves in red from a site on ebay for five bucks, shipping included. Materials: gloves […]

The Mysterious Stranger Costume Build, Part 3 Elbow Guards and Gauntlets

Now i went through several versions of these before I settled on what i liked. So you may do the same. Here’s what I recommend for the elbow guards: make sure the substrate is hard, not flexible like foam, even though foam is lighter. The reason for this is simple, when you bend your elbow, […]

Mysterious Stranger Costume Build Tutorial, Part 2: The Base of a Costume

The base of the costume is a long sleeved blue shirt, a skirt, and a black out mask. MASK: I have already posted in my blog, a tutorial on making the black out mask.  However, I would say that for this costume, because movement is very limited and the mask is worn UNDERNEATH the neck […]

The Mysterious Stranger Costume Tutorial Part 1

Perhaps you were as scarred by the Mysterious Stranger as I was.  Perhaps you are just a fan of creepy things or claymation.  Whatever the reason, you want this costume.  Well, guess what, no one makes it.  As ar as I know I’m the first person to build it and it took me about two […]