Well I got this about 95% finished and as usual I love it! I still need to do some more weathering and blending but not too much. As usual, it was made to fit me not my mannequin, so the shirt is a little tight and the cuts are slightly off from my mannequin being 6'5", and adding some extra bulk as well raises the cuts out of place. I made an undershirt as usual and I love how it turned out. I tried the method of latexing parts right into the outer shirt but I think it doesn't look realistic as having the parts stick out in actual holes as they would in reality.
In the movie the JGTH clothes look blueish but I found they are actually grey. Strangely enough a I found almost the exact color of grey shirts/pants at the thrift store, and they were the only ones in my ze yet again. I also have a lighter blue shirt I got long ago because I though the shirt was blue, which is how it looks with the lighting. But I saw the screen used shirt and other pictures that show the clothes as being grey. Not that it really matters, as weathereded so good that you can barely tell its color. It almost looks like an olive green now like my part 7, because I weathered it so much!
I also had all screen accurate cuts/rips and bullet holes, but the weathering just didn't seem like enough. Especially when I am used to making part 7's and part 8. So I modified the look some and made it nastier. This is "Jason goes to hell" after all, so I wanted him to look like he went through hell. I decided to use a bloody/burnt flesh tone to match the movie look and the undermask I got. I used a behind the scenes picture as a guide. I also made screen accurate wounds, especially the one on the right de in the pic. I used red/black acrylics to make it look really nasty, red for the wound and black areas of painted cotton to look like nasty chunks that I doubt will show up on camera.
I used standard liquid latex, paper towels, toilet paper, oatmeal, cotton, etc to make the parts. I also flesh tone acrylics for the skin, darkened slightly with brown, and then soaked in watered down black and red for a nasty blood effect. I painted my old zombie hands the same way, and cannot believe how well they turned out! Everything matches perfectly. I can't wait to get pics of the costume this year outde to show the details. I also made larger bullet wounds for effect. I found the absolutely perfect belt also at the thrift store, and I didn't even have to weather it! It is very worn out, and the brown leather is showing through the black badly. I am actually surprised the thrift store would charge anything for this lol. I am sure they also wondered why I am buying such a used and battered belt. But $1.99 was a steal. Perfect large buckle and everything.
The undermask is a "HellFace" by DWN Productions, and the Hockey Mask is custom made by Crash of course. The undermask is HUGE and the Hockey Mask is small and look embedded, as it should. I have a 23-1/4 inch head, and this mask actually fell down on me! Never had that happen with a ask ever. They are always too small or tight. I just put some sponges in the top and then it was perfect.
The eyes don't match up perfect on them, so less of the chin is shown. But I can raise the Hockey Mask some if no eye is vible. Oh yeah, I also made an eye just for fun and it also looks amazing! I just taped in a half eye to some tape to see what it looked like, and it turned out great. But I am going to make a nastier and better one. I also going to make an empty eye socket on the misng eye de, and make it real nasty and bloody looking as well like the rest of the parts. But you can barely see inde the Hockey Mask anyway with lighting above the life-zed. So it looks really cool and very creepy as it is.
I also getting a real (dulled) bloody machete with all kinds of nasty chunks and hair etc to complete the costume. This Halloween can't come soon enough lol. Like I said though the cuts are raised higher than they would be on me, but still look great. Also some of the undershirt may show through on the lifezed. That is all I can think of for now. Now I have to get used to sleeping with this thing looking at me. :) I also rolled up the sleeves some to show the hands better. Normally they would be down and buttoned.
Most of the details are drowned out in the poor lighting and lower-end camera, but some decent ones came out to give a good idea. I might take closer pics of the parts separately later on to show more details of the cuts/wounds. The hock sort of makes the reds look different but when I took it off they all looked the same lol. I am loving the last minute eye I made and can't wait until I get the nastier one and eye sockets done. But with the hock on this one works well, heck even off is pretty cool looking. I took a lot of pics as usual with and without flash to try and get as many angles as posble. The mask is slightly open on the back because I forgot to take the shirt off the head because I usually use hoods. But without the shirt it closes completely. The first few pics are from Crash to show the hock in better lighting and with a better camera, and one from DWN as well.
I love the HellFace a lot, even though it is not 100% accurate so to speak, it is the best I have seen out there as of now. I may order another one with an eye uncut. Very fast turn around on both products. As I said everything is not 100% done and weathered, but it looks good enough to take some pics. I need to start buying bigger shirts for display, but that would be twice the work.
This was a lot of fun and not as high on the frustration scale as the part 7, but the second hardest so far. I really need a better camera, or actually better lighting would be great. I love making these they are so realistic looking in person, and HUGE. I use a muscle costume underneath as a base then add some bags and shirts in other areas. But like I said the shirt was made to fit me not 6'5" 260 lbs lol. I added my own touches to show more flesh and blood, and some rotting just beginning. I also love the hair on the mask and how it is embedded in the strap lines. Enjoy.