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Collin Searls
An artist "waiting for my chance to come"
An artist "waiting for my chance to come"
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Kylo Ren Costume Part 2
Okey done, here's the first update on my Kylo Ren costume. I got some flannel for the midcoat and am getting Yaya Han's Cosplay Collection's new black basketweave fabric for my birthday. Just need to get some 7oz duck canvas and I'll have all my materials f...

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Sith Costume Update / Kylo Ren Costume Part 1
I realize I've been silent on my Sith costume for a while. Working on my thesis film, graduation, moving around and all my stuff being buried in boxes meant I haven't been able to do more work on it (and haven't been able to photograph the work I have done)...

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Sith Costume and Lightsabers Part 2
Alright, this is probably gonna be a bit on the longer side, cause I need to catch you all up on what I've been up to before deciding to blog about my progress (and what I've done since that decision too). So let's jump right in! So first, there's the gener...

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Sith Costume and Lightsabers Part 1
Hello! Some of you may remember that over the summer I made a Wikus (District 9) costume for Stockton-Con and Halloween. Being the nerd/weirdo that I am, I've already started work on my next costume. My girlfriend and I have decided to create our own origin...

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District 9 Wikus Costume Part 7
Stockton Con has come and gone, and with it the (mostly) finishing of my District 9 Wikus costume. Here are some of the things I did in the last couple days before the Con. I painted all the alien skin bits I made with InstaMorph with ink, and added a coupl...

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District 9 Wikus Costume Part 6
T-Minus 3 days to Stockton Con I was hoping I'd be getting some work done this past weekend, but I came down with a fever and wasn't able to do much, hence this might be a short update. Been having issues with the Arduino and can't seem to get it to work, s...

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District 9 Wikus Costume Part 5.5
T-Minus 11 days to Stockton Con Aaah! It's almost the final countdown! I realized I forgot to post pictures of the fully shaped gun put together. So here they are. So far I think it looks really cool! I'll be painting it sometime on Wednesday or Thursday. I...

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District 9 Wikus Costume Part 5
T-Minus 12 days to Stockton Con. Over the weekend I really got to working on the gun, and I feel I made quite a bit of progress. First order of business was prepping the Puff Paint bottles to become alien-goo-stuff canisters. I got myself a hacksaw and cut ...

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District 9 Wikus Costume Part 4
T-Minus 15 days to Stockton Con Really closing in on Stockton Con. Things are starting to come together and the end is in sight. It's actually pretty bittersweet. This costume was both fun and frustrating, as I'm sure many cosplay projects are. First off, s...
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