At Red Stick Studio, we don't just do leather masks, as you can tell by the left side of the page. I dabble in a lot of creative projects, including costuming, leatherwork, chainmaille, mask making, and general leatherworking. Let it be known that I will go through a project presented and see if it's something that can be done, or if I can recommend someone if it is beyond our scope. That's not to say projects aren't turned down due to lack of time, or resources though. My real job is working in a special effects/fabrication shop, so I've got lots of really talented friends that work in mediums that I either have not tried to, or have determined I don't do well in.
One of my most recent projects for work was creating this werewolf costume for use at Transworld 2015, and industry haunt show:
The first costume project I was assigned was a bit more daunting. Composite Effects makes licensed masks based on the White Walkers from Game of Thrones, and I was asked to review several rather grainy shots of the character on set, and come up with a set of metal armour that looks like the photographs to use for displaying the new mask and glove sets for CFX when necessary. While I can't share the photos I was provided with, here is how the final project with all the remaining components ended up:
This was quite the challenge, but was also a lot of fun. I am really happy with the results. It has been used for display at Comic Con 2014, Transworld 2015, the upcoming Comic Con 2015, and it's even made it on Live with Kelly and Michael at HBO's request for a halloween special. I'd have to say it turned out quite well.
Here is my personal costume that I typically use for attending local Renaissance Festivals. It's one of my early pieces, but I feel that it's held up well. I made every item for it by hand, the cloak, armour, under layer tabard, Leg Greaves, as well as the faux fur (extremely warm!) tippet, and faux fur leg sleeves to go under the greaves. It's basically representing my idea of a Northern Barbarian. The cloak is reversible, and is weighted at the bottom to give it a nice dramatic flare when walking.
Hopefully you enjoyed some background on the studio and some previous projects!
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