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PostSubject: New Series - TheDreamCatcher - Costume Help   Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:22 pm

I went about the worst way to start a slender man series - with a vlog. Anyways, I'm taking benthedreamcatcher slow until I can get the costume figured out. Would anyone know how to make him look a decent height while letting the actor have at least slight movement while in the costume? Our budget is around 50 dollars for this one. Thank you!
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PostSubject: Re: New Series - TheDreamCatcher - Costume Help   Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:58 pm

Well, I'm not sure how much you can do with $50. I would say use stilts, but that would probably cost well over $75 or more. Plus, learning to use stilts would be a hassle.
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PostSubject: Re: New Series - TheDreamCatcher - Costume Help   Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:25 pm

I would also say stilts. Question here is, how tall is the guy playing Slenderman? Slenderman has been known to change his height at will. Personally, I'd say that if you can get someone who is at least 6' tall, you should be good to do a slendy series.

Also, if you can't get someone who is taller than 6', then don't lose hope. I had a video where Slendy was 5'10", and it turned out okay. Just don't do doorways, and you should be good. But eventually, you may want to look into stilts.

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PostSubject: Re: New Series - TheDreamCatcher - Costume Help   Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:31 am

It really all depends on the shots you have planned/in mind. You have to build your Slendy around that, or your Slendy limitations build the shots available.

For example, if you don't mind cropping out the legs, or "conveniently" having your protagonist put the camera down on a slanted surface, pointing slightly upward, get an apple crate to stand on/lean forward and you COULD have a somewhat shorter person potentially do a doorway scene.

It's all a matter of thinking ahead on how you're going to present each scene and the best way to go about it.

Needless to say, a white/pale smooth mask of some sort and a black suit/tie are non negotiable necessities for Slendy, even if you use a mannequin somehow.
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PostSubject: Re: New Series - TheDreamCatcher - Costume Help   Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:51 pm

Thank you guys for the input, for now it will be shot-based
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PostSubject: Re: New Series - TheDreamCatcher - Costume Help   Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:01 am

There are even ways that you can cheat camera drops and various things so that you can have slendy be unnaturally tall, without seeing his legs so he can be on a raised catwalk or what-have-you. Keep cheking craigslist for cheap stilts or other things you might need. Garage sales, craigslist and thrift stores are lifesavers.

The more you can do to make slendy look tall and skinny, the better he's going to come across, but a lot of that just comes down to smart shot planning and costuming. Good luck!!! Cheers.
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PostSubject: Re: New Series - TheDreamCatcher - Costume Help   Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:39 am

I know that my friends used some skin colored tights and just put them on their slendy's head, and they have basically used convenient camera shots to make him seem tall. They want to get their hands on some stilts, like painter's stilts, but they are all really expensive so if anyone knows about some inexpensive stilts please tell me
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PostSubject: Re: New Series - TheDreamCatcher - Costume Help   Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:14 am

For the mask, I suggest you buy a pack of pantyhose. Wear at least four pairs over your head after cutting them to the right size. I'm not sure about legs, but for the arms, you're going to want two cardboard tubes and some sort of black cloth (maybe the sleeves of an old black shirt) to stapel around them.
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PostSubject: Re: New Series - TheDreamCatcher - Costume Help   Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:32 am

1. If you need a black suit go to Goodwill.
2. You can get nice ties on Amazon for six dollars.
3. For the head part get some panty hose, I would've said morph suit but fifty dollars is not going to cut it. If the pantyhose are not white enough wear a white mask underneath.
4. For longer arms use cardboard or sewn cotton arms.
5. To make your Slendy a little bit taller without stilts try boots or always keep him on top of something like an unseen box, stool, etc. Keep him away from open areas, like under doorways and very lightened areas.
6. For the hands get some of those gloves with the pointy finger tips, white or black.
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PostSubject: Re: New Series - TheDreamCatcher - Costume Help   Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:38 pm

These have been extremely helpful guys, thanks a lot. The costume is now in a complete overhaul and should be done in a few weeks provided our materials can be bought soon
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PostSubject: Re: New Series - TheDreamCatcher - Costume Help   Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:14 pm

I use a lycra suit for my Slenderman costume.

Painters stilts (I think that's what they are called) add a good 2+ feet onto your height.
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PostSubject: Re: New Series - TheDreamCatcher - Costume Help   Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:36 pm

But Painter's stilts cost too much money, even though i would love to get some
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