Everyone stop being lazy and start working on your costumes now. It doesn’t have to be crazy and elaborate. Start now and then you won’t have to pay to overnight something at the last minute. Then you can relax and pig out on candy while others scramble to complete theirs.
I keep saying I’m going to make my Star Fleet uniform (First Contact / late DS9 era) but I have to get the fabric, dye it the right colors, and learn to use a sewing machine all by October 31st. Realistically, not happening this year (not for Halloween anyway).
Trying to think of other ideas. Preferably ones that involve sewing machines (on a smaller scale), less dye, and no new craft skills (aka no foam work).
I have a cheapish lockable briefcase I use to lock up some guns, and I cut some foam from a craft store to keep everything tidy. RUBBER CEMENT seems to fuse that sort of foam together well and it won’t come undone once set. IIRC Pelican and similar cases recommended that for their pluck and pull foam if you wanted to put some foam back in you plucked.
Surely though, something like cushion foam would be cheaper than acoustic foam?
Yeah, I asked my daughter to give me some peck-marks. She’s really good at SFX makeup but she was on her way somewhere that night so I only got a couple tiny ones. And you’re right, I wore it to a costume party at a museum with a horror movie exhibit and people didn’t know who I was. Although there was a group of women dressed as the Donner Party who really wanted me to win the costume contest.
I first saw The Birds on the black and white Hitachi in my parents’ bedroom when I was home sick from school one day, but I remembered that the trailer was in color:
Back in the early-ish 1980s, my brother co-wrote (and John Landis directed) a loving retrospective of Universal horror movie trailers called Coming Soon, hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis. I highly recommend it, if you have an hour to spare: