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ROTG: My Name is Jack Frost by firewolf826 ROTG: My Name is Jack Frost by firewolf826
"I love being on my own. No rules, no responsibility. It's as good as it sounds."
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Another photo from one of my self-mini-shoots. It was a little easier in the daytime, ahah hah. Hopefully having a snow photoshoot this winter :)
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This costume is like a big art project. Dreamworks kills me with all their, albeit beautiful, very-hard-to-reproduce textures. To me, it's so much easier to make a costume with clean, neat construction than to recreate something old and weathered. Or covered in a light frost, even!

So although this costume looks and seems easy, I spent countless hours painting the hoodie and pants. I want to remake the pants altogether to try a different technique.

My proudest part of this costume is the staff that I constructed from scratch. I don't make props a lot, but when I do I often like them better than the costume itself... X'D

I'm not 100% satisfied with the wig, but it'll do!
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:iconfirewolf826: as Jack Frost.
costume by *firewolf826
photo by *firewolf826
Rise of the Guardians (C) Dreamworks.

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:iconpetersassypan:
PeterSassyPan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome job! :)
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mak96k Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What about the staff? How'd you make that?
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firewolf826 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Basically I started with two wooden poles, and cut the one into the hook shape and attached the pieces together with epoxy. Then I covered the whole thing in Bondo for the bark texture. Finally painted it brown and lightly spray painted for the frost.

Hope that helps!
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MiriamEugenie Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Aaaaah, this is so great! You're one of my fav Jack cosplayers!!

Can I ask you what kind of paint you used for the hoodie? It's so sparkly ;w;
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firewolf826 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ack! Sorry for the delayed reply! Thank you so much, that makes me so happy to hear!!

For the hoodie, I used regular white fabric paint for most of it. The sparkly parts you see are probably the "3D" fabric paint I used on top, to give it some dimensions. The "translucent" white 3D paint has a bit of a glimmer. :)
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Baby-near-of-cute Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
can i ask you somthing hun?
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firewolf826 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah, sure, go for it!
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Baby-near-of-cute Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
how did you make you're staff? I want to make one my self, but don't know where to start
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firewolf826 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You can see progress pics of the staff here: [link] Basically I started with two wooden poles, and cut the one into the hook shape and attached the pieces together with epoxy. Then I covered the whole thing in Bondo for the bark texture. Finally painted it brown and lightly spray painted for the frost.
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Baby-near-of-cute Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
thank you so much!
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HikariNinjaX Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
what did you make your staff from?
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firewolf826 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Basically I started with two wooden poles, and cut the one into the hook shape and attached the pieces together with epoxy. Then I covered the whole thing in Bondo for the bark texture. Finally painted it brown and lightly spray painted for the frost.
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HikariNinjaX Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
oh cool! I was planning on making mine with a large wood stick that I have but I didnīt know how to attach the pieces together =P thank you very much for the tip!
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Gekroent Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome cosplay!! ^_^
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LanviL Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
VERY nice work! :la:
The staff looks amazing :heart: (I already found a link to your progress/tutorial, and may I just jizz in my pants for all the prop-gasmic awesomeness right now? :iconjizzplz:)
I was wrecking my head with how to make the rough bark-like-effect but now I'm just short on bondo :P
Just one question, what sort of bondo did you use? :)
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firewolf826 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, thank you so much! Props are always an interesting challenge for me, since I don't have a ton of experience with them!

I think bondo was a great solution! It is a little hard to work with because there's only 3-5 mins of working time until it hardens, so only mix a little bit at a time (stick with the scoop size they give you, or maybe even a little less) I used a popsicle stick to put the bondo on, like icing a cake!

I used the all-purpose bondo, like this. [link] It doesn't even have to be bondo-brand, but will be called "all-purpose filler". It's all the same stuff!

Good luck! :D
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PrussianBabi Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
How exactly DID you do the pants? That's the part I feel I'll have the hardest part with. Like, did you use brown leggings or, what?

It's one of the best ones I've seen
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firewolf826 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D

The pants are made from scratch with a linen-look fabric. I didn't quite like the color brown they were, and ended up lightly spray painting them with a light brown! hahah. And sprayed a bit more heavily around the front/back of the thigh area. Then I did a splatter-technique with a toothbrush to texturize it a bit.

I'm not overly happy with them, so I want to try again with different fabric and using bleach to pull some of the color out of the fabric to get that weathered-look.

I find weathering stuff really hard! :O
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PrussianBabi Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
Ooh, that seems like an interesting way to go. But do you think brown velour fabirc would work? It seems like it might add texture and be warmer for those cosplays in the colder parts of the year (which, here in Colorado, we only have two cosplay events really, and in the colder months)
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firewolf826 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I personally would use suede instead of velour, if you're going to go in that direction. Velour I think has a bit too much "pile"/fuzzyiness, so I think a suede would be better. Plus, I think suede looks more natural, and it comes in different types.

Ironically this costume isn't the best for winter, hahah! What gets me is the no shoes. I'm looking forward to getting frostbite while prancing around in snow for a photoshoot! :O
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PrussianBabi Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
I didn't think of suede, I wonder if I can get it cheap at Sally's or something. It seems like it might be a bit more durable even.

If you added some fake fur or a lining inside the hoodie it might be warmer, but the shoes thing is a tuffy. I don't suppose you could wrap your feet in sarran wrap? I can walk in the snow without shoes for a few minutes and at least in the snow they can't see how red your feet are.
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Wolfblood11 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
wow u so captured him in every way. amazing costume and perfect for the holidays
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firewolf826 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, thanks so much! I'm glad you think so! :heart:

And yes, definitely a good costume for this season ;)
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Wolfblood11 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
i hope to GOD they make a sequel.
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firewolf826 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sadly, it's kind of unlikely unless it really picks up at the box office. At this rate, Dreamworks won't even make their money back on the film, let alone a profit. But let's hope ;)
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Golden-Apple-Ribbon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A
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E!! i cosplayed as him when i went to go see the movie, but i wanna cosplay as him at a con too!!
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firewolf826 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I haven't worn my costume to a con yet either (actually, not outside my backyard, hahah). I can't wait to wear it to a con, either, it'll be so much fun! :D
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Golden-Apple-Ribbon Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha yeah!! i wanna be the human version of Jack since i have my hair short just like his n all, and its gonna be great! oh n np^^
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MetalJacksonFire Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
good actitude!
nice!
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firewolf826 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you! :D
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MetalJacksonFire Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
xD your welcome
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AliceOfTheRose Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice job on the painting! And that staff. Wow. That is gorgeous. All in all, a wonderful job on this costume.
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firewolf826 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, thank you so much! The staff is one of my favorite parts! :heart:
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BattousaiBlade7 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
amazing and very cool!!!
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firewolf826 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks so much! :D
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bluemokagrl1221 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
so if you made the jacket, how did you make it? >.< I love your cosplay skills!!!
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firewolf826 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I didn't make the hoodie from scratch. I bought it but had to alter it because it was too big. I then painted the frost with brushes and fabric paint. :)

Thank so much! :heart:
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bluemokagrl1221 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Oh my gosh! You're amazing! I'm tempted to do that, with the help of my awesome grandma! I could do that....hmmm >:) so you just bought a plain blue hoodie?
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firewolf826 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yep! Just a normal, pullover hoodie. Not one with a zipper! :)
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bluemokagrl1221 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
awesome thank you sooo much! I'm totally doing this idea :D
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NomadicKnyte Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If you don't mind spreading your wisdom, how did you make the staff because it looks beautiful
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firewolf826 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :) You can see my progress post here: [link]
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NomadicKnyte Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!! :heart:
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iSnowFairy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oommgg how did you do his sweater?? That's SO COOL!
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firewolf826 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I did the frosty details with brushes and fabric paint :) Thank you! :heart:
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iSnowFairy Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woahh!! I wanna try that x3 What kind of paint did you use?
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firewolf826 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just regular fabric paint, like this: [link] Fabric paint is more flexible than normal acrylic paint would be on fabric :)
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iSnowFairy Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah.. okay. That's cool!!! Thanks!!
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ShindaKaido Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
: 3 Nice
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firewolf826 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot! :D
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