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Cosplayer furtech > Costume of Blue Meanie from Yellow Submarine

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08-25-2011
Series
Yellow Submarine
Character
Blue Meanie
Special Variation:
Boss
Year Completed:
2011
Construction Difficulty:
Very Difficult
Awards
Judges Choice, Diamond Select Toys Industry Award
Costume worn at:
Comic-Con / San Diego Comic Con International 2011
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
I settled on using a modified kid's pool toy for the understructure: this involved a lot of cutting and re-gluing of the original toy (literally about 1/2 of the original ball).

The next problem to tackle was his fuzzy self. Lynette and I searched high and low for a shag-fur that would be poofy enough to achieve the look. After trying a number of fake furs, we went in another direction: blue clown wigs. Wading through the variety (mostly awful) of wigs was more difficult than the cutting-and-sewing-together of all the wigs (39 wigs in total). The result (in our opinion) was worth it: he's totally fuzzy.

His boots were made from a modified "Pimp Shoe". I added a semi-rigid sheet foam to build them up and Lynette covered them with the appropriate spandex colors.

Blue Meanie Boss's hands were also a challenge: they're so huge, but they needed to be able to wiggle and hold things (like a cell phone). I built up some hollow foam sausages and added finger extensions to all of them so that I could move them with some dexterity. They were also made large enough so that I could pull my hands out and get them back in again quickly for a gag in the skit.

His head was another non-Euclidean challenge. Studying the film and frame grabs, I think I did a good job getting his head right. Vision is limited, but that was a sacrifice made to get the head the proper size and shape. Lynette covered his head and hands with a blue fleece; his lips and antennae-hat were covered in spandex. His head and teeth are carved and coated evac foam. His pants are spandex, fitted with foam to give them body.
Wig Details
Wig Brand
Unknown
Wig Name
Afro
Original Color:
Blue
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