Raven Costume

My oldest daughter is Raven from the Teen Titans this Halloween.  We’ve been working on various costume parts for the past few weeks.  I dipped into the hobby bag of tricks to create the jeweled medallions for Raven’s belt and cloak.

The Medallions are 2 layers of 3mm Depron foam with a coat of Foam Coat from Hot Wire Foam Factory.  Before the layers were attached, fine gauge wire was inserted to provide a means of anchoring the medallion to the costume.  The waist chain is a 99 cent vinyl belt spray painted gold, and the hand/throat attachments are made using fabric pins.

Now I get to see if my creation can hold up to a day at school followed by some enthusiastic trick or treating.

As an aside – does anyone else find themselves using hobby skills for all sorts of projects?  Are hobby skills just that useful, or is a simple case of using the skills we already have?

Medallion

Anchor wires

Medallion Belt

Daughter aka Raven

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  1. #1 by John on October 31, 2011 - 11:21 am

    Awesome Rich! nice job, happy trick or treating with the girls!

  2. #2 by Tristan on October 31, 2011 - 1:05 pm

    Great stuff! My parents always used to make amazing halloween costumes for me (california raisin w speaker built in to blast “heard it through the grapevine”, stegosaurus w tail so long I needed a piece of string to drag it along, teenage mutant ninja turtle and many more!) and it’s something I can’t wait to do when I’m a parent.

    Not familiar with the character but the costume looks great – well done!

  3. #3 by muwhe on February 28, 2012 - 10:11 pm

    How did I miss this !

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