Character Contest 20: Costume crossover

Ordinarily I'd be hosting a Caption Contest this week, but with Halloween I just can't resist. Your challenge for the week is a little more complicated than usual, because we're going THREE DIMENSIONAL! I'm looking for the best HeroMachine recreation of an actual, real-life Halloween costume. You'll need a photo of the costume in question, and then the HeroMachine recreation/update. You could try to go for an exact duplicate, or you could take the basic idea and make it better, whichever you like, but there has to be a real costume your design's based on.

To review, here are the rules.

  • Each entry must consist of two images, one of a real-world Halloween costume, and one of your HeroMachine reinterpretation/duplication of it;
  • Both images for each entry must be posted to an online web site somewhere that I can get to (i.e. PhotoBucket, ImageShack, the UGO Forums, whatever);
  • No more than five entries per person;
  • All entries must be left as comments to this post, with links to the images in question;
  • No editing in PhotoShop or whatnot, except for basic cropping (or putting the two images into one side-by-side, that kind of thing).

The winner will be decided next Tuesday by me, Jeff Hebert, Bald Guy, and will be awarded the choice of either a portrait of their face as a line drawing or any item of their choice, to be included with the HeroMachine 3 full release.

Good luck everyone!

36 Responses to Character Contest 20: Costume crossover

  1. Kaldath Kaldath says:

    The Reaper: Here is Me as the Grim Reaper and the Heromachine recreation – http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/Kaldath/Reaper.png

  2. Avatar PhoenixTalion says:

    Awww, dang, and I was all fired up for a caption contest.

    (On an aside, I’ve spent the past few days reading all the way through your blog.)

  3. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    I’ve noticed your comments hither and yon, PhoenixTallon, thanks for taking the time to poke around! Hope you’re having fun catching up.

  4. Avatar remy says:

    Jeff, what if the character we are being for Halloween is copyrighted? (i’m “V” as in “V For Vendetta”)

  5. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    I think it’d be all right in this case Remy.

  6. Avatar remy says:

    thanks. Just thought I’d make sure

  7. On a totally unrelated note… when are we going to get more female gear/body parts in the HM3? *puppyeyes*

  8. Avatar marx says:

    A couple of years ago, I actually designed my H’ween costume in HeroMachine. I took my HM printout with me to the fabric store to pick out material and patterns. I think the results turned out pretty well. And since I still have the pictures, it makes for a quick and easy contest entry.

    http://www.terpconnect.umd.edu/~mshute/pirateCostume.jpg

    And yes. I know how to use a sewing machine. Wanna make something of it?

  9. Avatar Matt says:

    I’m not sure that mine would work for this, I was going as a member of Organization XIII but I’m sure that would be copright.

  10. Avatar Mr.Vampire says:

    Some crazy costume off the internets (no it’s not me).
    Here’s my reproduction of the Feminine Hygiene Ninja.

    http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv97/MrVampire_photos/HeroMachine/femhyninja.jpg

  11. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    Female bits are probably the next big thing. I’ve got another artist working on the basic body template.

  12. Avatar The Imp says:

    Does it have to be MY halloween costume?

  13. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    No Imp, it can be anyone’s.

  14. Avatar MartianBlue says:

    @Mr. Vampire, That’s just wrong lol. Jeff, your going to have a hard time judging this one, Some of the entries are dead on with their real-world counterparts.

  15. Avatar Soccerchoco says:

    @ martianblue: I totally agree with you…

  16. Avatar Jesterthegreat says:

    Hey, ya’ll! It’s been a while since I posted to the blog, but I’ve been watching! šŸ˜‰ Anyway, heres a link to my submission. Hope you guys enjoy; this girl’s costume was pretty neat! šŸ˜›

  17. Avatar Jesterthegreat says:

    Wow… I’m a moron… forgot to post the link *facepalm*

    http://forums.ugo.com/showthread.php?p=621526#post621526

  18. Avatar Gero says:

    Love the Guy Williams reference, Danny!

  19. Avatar Danny Beaty says:

    @Gero: Thanks,and good luck with the contest!

  20. Avatar kingmonkey says:

    Hope I’m not too late!

    Here’s me a couple years ago at Hallowe’en:
    http://lh6.ggpht.com/_ljMRt8JxU2I/Su-gUEnOsjI/AAAAAAAAAI8/jgKSAcxSbVI/monkferatu.jpg

    Here’s me in HM3:
    http://lh4.ggpht.com/_ljMRt8JxU2I/Su-gT0K1yoI/AAAAAAAAAI4/Rs6QtzmBhD0/Monkferatu.png

    I went all out that year, shaving my head, buying white contacts, the whole shebang.

  21. Avatar Connor S. says:

    So, when is somebody going to release the new gear and crap from the latest contest? it’s been forever