Here is Version 2 of our „Desert Lurker“ postapocalyptic character costume. (Endzeit Kostüm)
The Desert Lurker is still alive
and ready to hunt you down!
It came from the desert.
post apocalyptic camper van23/07/2017
Not welcome to our home!
Post Apocalyptic Warrior Girl18/05/2017
Deep in the woods, where the night is so cold
You’re lost, far from home
These new costume looks basic. Its not overloaded but still lots of parts where used.
- Skigoggles with a perforated plate
- An elbowpipe with a small piece of other metal
- Part of a scuba gear
- Wehrmacht buttons
- a short chain
- scrap parts (cylinder head gasket and a gear wheel)
- blue straps from horse gear
- leathercoat, arms ripped off
- Green and red straps
- 3 fire-extinguisher mounts
- Shisha hose
- Ork bracers
- old military tool bag
- some scrap „tools“
- Rotten Wehrmacht kids gasmask for the belt goggles
- a military tent pole sack
- a small belt
- straps from military emergency sign as fringes
These boots are made for ….. ?
fire walk with me
I made this post apocalyptic soldier costume for a costume competition. I used lots of bright/white color because I was a bit tired of all these green brown black costumes. I wanted it to look like some kind of „clean“ cyberpunk/sci-fi soldier. So i chose the transparent coat, the white belts, hoses and gloves. The plastic coat this should offer a decent protection from gas attacks. The soldier is also prepared for physical attacks. hes got a metal breast plate, thick leather coat, boots and a helmet.
You can see more of this costume in the shootings gallery.
Some information about the crafting process
I had also a lot of silly looking versions until i reached my final version.
This pipe is the front part of the helmet. This and the most of my other costumes stand and falls just with one cool item. Without this pipe which makes the helmet it would not work.
I used a transparent rain coat and a leather under-coat. I used special nicotine yellow spray paint (you can get it here: patin-a.de) and ash for the weathering effect. I saw people who use mineral earth and other fancy shit for weathering. All you need is ash and clear spray paint to fix it.
Some people ask for the material costs of such costume. This one is about 120$ overall just material costs.
It consists of a raincoat, green leather coat, white gloves, army boots, pouches, belts, backpack, hoses, oxygen bottle, headphones, scarf rag, scrap, spray paint, duckt tape, screws, other small items, weapon (soft air gun, blowtorch and scrap)
The Wasteland Veteran will supply all your needs…
If all your needs have something to do with the killing business.
At your service.
Killing is a matter of honour for us!
The Dust Phantom is definitely not going
to cut your hedge with this sword !
He is smart, he is badass
he is the Professor!
This new costume is a bit Rorschach (Watchmen) and Aiden Pearce (Watch Dogs) inspired. I also think it would fit into a cyberpunk setting.
I will add information about the crafting process sooner or later…or later
The Professor – Postapocalyptic costumeShh! The Professor is taking a
deep-dive into the security system
Here is Version 1 of my „Desert Lurker“ postapocalyptic character costume. (Endzeit Kostüm)
This one is a mean wasteland raider. Just waiting like a trap door spider
in the desert ground to attack you with a hockey stick, blaster pistol
or by ramming his spiky helmet into your guts. Ouch, what a mess !
Here are some pictures of the crafting process
I intended to document every step making this costume. Unfortunately I didn’t 🙂
But i have some pictures and information about stuff I used.
|a lampshade i found in my fathers garden shed. This is aluminium, easy to drill. At the time the photo was shot it had no holding. It is very rickety.|
|NVA dust protection mask from ebay, i later replaced the filter by the hose.|
|parka jacket, I got from ebay. I bleeched it, frazzled it and treated it with ash, some acrylic paint, black special wax and baby oil.|
|an old synthetic leather biker jacket, which never fitted properly, so i decided to kill it. This is not the original picture but it’s close. For the dusty look, I used ash and clear paint spray to fix the ash.|
|a Bundeswehr hipcord, i got from ebay. These are cool and cheap. You can really do a lot with them for postapocalyptic costumes. Keep your eyes open and you will find them in other artists costumes. I used it as part of the belt.|
|The classic welder’s goggles with transparent glasses. Used in almost every steampunk costume :). You can get them in several online shops.|
|Some nice airplane seat belt locks, I got from ebay. They were too shiny, so i treated them with some rust spray paint and acrylic paint to give them a touch of red to put some contrast to the costume.|
|About 30 spike blanks, also from ebay. I think i cannot wear the helmet on any con with these attached. A way too dangerous. They are really spiky. I also got two larger ones attached to the mask.|
|A really cool part from a scuba gear, i got from the flea marked. I tried a lot around with this as you can see on the in-progress pictures, finally I just used a small part where the bottle is attached to. I also painted with a template and white acrylic paint some chinese symbols on it. This should fit to the asia theme like the helmet. I wrote „Game Over!“ to it which should fit to the hockey stick weapon. I Hope the translation is right. I am so happy that i turned later and asked for the price. 3 € for this treasure. I am sure that i can use parts of it for other custumes.
I don’t have a picture of the original. Just one where I tried to do some kind of a backpack, which really sucked.
|A very old belt i got from the flea marked. Must have been laying around in a barn for decades. No more work needed on this. It has a very nice patina and the buckle is rusty. Price: 1€ 🙂|
|A green beer leatherpinafore . I think this was a gift some years ago. I attached a bag as a gunholster.|
|A shemag from onlineshop asmc. These are very handy for postapocalyptic costumes. They are cheap and easy to distress. I used it for the mask.|
|A zombie strike crossfire bow nerf gun. You can see the light modding on the last of the in-progress pictures.|
|An old motorcycle strap, also from ebay. I used it to „hold“ the „oxygen bottle“.|
|A fieldhockey stick, nicely distressed. No more work to do. You can just see the handle on the photo.|
|I love these original 80’s Fila skiing gloves. I think my father used to wear them while he was teaching me to ski. I cut off the fingers. Sorry dad !|
|Some scrap parts from the junkyard, garage, …|
The Tooth Fairy – Postapocalyptic Character Costume
Even if mankind is on it’s knees, the Tooth Fairy will stand and defend what’s left!
I played this character on the 2016 Larp „The Miner I“.
For this Postapocalyptic Wastelander Costume I used:
- Very rusty M42 Wehrmacht Stahlhelm
- Beige Trenchcoat
- Green Tactical Vest
- Beige Bundeswehr T-Shirt
- Grey Bundeswehr gloves
- Black Bundeswehr boots
I will give you some detailed information about the parts and the distressing techniques soon !