Thursday, November 8, 2012

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Head-piece black hood DIY

 1. Take opaque, matte, black, think fabric and lay it flat, you will need about a yard.
 2. Using a white pencil trace the aluminum sculpture head-piece. Place it on its side and trace that, then role it in a half-circle and trace as you go.. should look like the picture below
 4. Leave an extra inch and a half around the outside perimeter for adjustments.

 5. Now using thin wire attach the fabric template from the inside to the sculpture.

 6. Should look like this when finished! Also trim the wire and twist it together. The fabric does not have to be super tight but take your time fitting it to the form.

Yes we carved pumpkins too! An owl and a robot!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Alien hand piece

Check out the Alien hand in action on our YouTube channel!

Dome tutorial

1. Take 2 custom 14inch plastic domes(can be ordered online, just Google plastic domes)
2. Use double stick tape pieces(can be bought at any office supplies store) make sure the tape pieces are 1-2 millimeters think.

 3. Place the piece of tape at the edge of the dome. Apply the tape symmetrically to both sides.
4. Gently place the dome with tape on top of other dome, leaving about 1/5 inches between them. Do not stick the domes together, this is just a fitting.

5. Apply the tape all around the rest of the dome like so, then stick the domes together permanently.

6. Epoxy, we used 3M Scotch-Weld with mixing applicator

7. Seal the edges where the domes meet(where the tape is) to make the dome air-tight 

 8. Drill a small hole in the top dome and pour in water. The seal the hole with tape.
Should look like this, water shouldn't be leaking anywhere
Underwater Alien suit headpiece is finished!! More tutorial coming soon!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Underwater Aliens headpiece

This year we are making matching costumes. We will be aliens from an underwater planet that need specials suits filled with water to survive on dry land. This is the first piece of the costume. has Launched!!

Welcome to BrooklynAliens! 
Hello! Taissia and Lenin here, just Halloween crazies! For the past 3 years we have been making elaborate DIY costumes such as Peacock, Whiplash (Ironman movie) Orchard Spider, and Steampunk Arcangel. After the amazing response to our DIYs we have decided to launch BrooklynAliens, a costume making site with a blog and YouTube channel to share with everyone how we make our costumes!

Peacock costume(2010)

Whiplash costume(2010)