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

  2. PhoenixTalion

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

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

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

  12. Does it have to be MY halloween costume?

  13. No Imp, it can be anyone’s.

  14. @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. @ martianblue: I totally agree with you…

  16. Jesterthegreat

    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. Jesterthegreat

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

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

  18. Love the Guy Williams reference, Danny!

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

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