Aaaaaaaalright seeing as my Tweedle-Doom post sucked because I did everything last minute and didnt really show my fellow forumers it's entire creation I decided that my new costume will be documented from start to finish to show you guys just how much labor goes into making my suits. All of my costumes are sewn entirely by me so maybe I can inspire some forumers to buy a machine and learn themselves. The garnet is the story and background of the costume for if you care to read it, if not just skip down.
Since I was a kid and the Tower of Terror movie premiered on Disney channel I fell in love with the story about the hotel and whatnot. For those of you who don't know, the movie was based on a lost Twilight Zone episode about a hotel in Hollywood, The Hollywood Tower Hotel, that in the 1930's was the most exclusive hotel in the area. The episode goes that on October 31, 1939, 5 guests boarded the elevator to enter the Tip Top club located on the top floor, the 13th to be exact. Upon arriving to the 13th floor a bolt of lightning struck the elevator and it came crashing down. The doors of the smashed elevator were pried open on the first floor but it's 5 passengers bodies were missing. Along with the 5 guests, the entire wing housing the Tip Top Club on the 13th floor disappeared, leaving a gap on the side of the hotel with an outline of smashed concrete were it used to be connected. Everyone fleed the hotel leaving everything behind and the Hollywood tower Hotel was sealed up forever.
That lost episode inspired the movie, which later inspired the ride (which is amazing by the way) Supposedly the Hollywood Tower Hotel bellhops have reopened it's doors and are letting the public take rides on the still intact service elevator that gives passengers a peek into the Twilight Zone before dropping them 13 floors.
Well enough of my blabbing, I've decided to recreate the bellhop suit (which btw are some of Disney parks most expensive cast member suits, costing about +$1,000 each) but making it much more decrepit like the hotel itself. I don't want people thinking its a zombie, more like one of the bellhops that was thrust into the Twilight Zone when lightning struck its 13th floor.
The costume will consist of a replica bellhop hat, a full face prosthetic, very similar bellhop jacket as the ones used in the lost episode, movie, and ride, and matching pants and shoes as well as contacts, wig, and fully made up hands and nails (no gloves I'm wearing this to school and I have to be fully functional)
Construction of the jacket is halfway completed and I have a few pics of the process from start to finish that I'll be posting up as soon as I can.
As a reference as to what to expect, here are some pics.
The hotel and its missing wings
The smashed elevator with no bodies to be found
The lobby with everyones belonging exactly as they were left when they fleed
aaaand finally the bellhops