Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Stop Motion Costuming for Bullets N' Bourbon

Recently I was asked to make costumes for a stop motion film entitled "Bullets N' Bourbon".
Here are some shots of the final costumes for the two cowboy characters. Making costumes was a blast! I'd love to do some more..

Look! He's even got a fly! Gasp!

There are many challenges with creating costumes for stop motion characters. With these characters, the armatures have a limited number of times they can be bent. Meaning: bending their arms and legs too much could mean that they could break in the middle of filming. So, to keep from bending the aluminum wires, I made the costumes in pieces that could be slid on and sewn up. With the cowboy skeleton, this turned out to be a great solution because his vertebrae tearing out of his back and the we could make it seem like this was part of who this character is.

I wish you could still see his dress shirt. Though, his vest is pretty awesome, too!

Here it is before we put it on him. It's as wide as four fingers!

Pants! And Chaps! And Fringe!
Keep your eyes and ears open. This Eric Wolford original animation will be so epictastic.


Jared said...

those are great! i love em!

Rose said...

These are so awesome!

Emily Hazelwood said...


MAK said...

the skeleton guy is rad, chica

Courtney Brooke Vaughan said...

Thanks, everyone!
Michael- I'll pass that along to Eric. He's responsible for the skeleton. I just dressed him :)