Yeah- some kids didn't know who we were, but some of the older ones did
Ped's covers all the way up to 18, plus there were some older siblings that knew us and were excited. OF course the parents got the most joy out of it, but that's how it always is, even with the Star Wars costumes.
Nobody asked about the origins of Slurm....luuuucckkkyyyyyyy.
Visibility was near zero. The pupil is a hole with smoked plexiglass inserted, but still she had to tilt her head to see anything.
The white part is a tap-light so it transmits light pretty well, but still she could only see shapes.
For the next version, we may try bus wrap decals or some sort of fabric behind a plastic dome- as well as experitmenting with foam latex to get a better eyelid.
It's really hard to do a big cyclops eye without making a really big nose notch, and David you are right that it is a little freaky in real life, but next to Bender, she is more recognizable.
We were also toying with the idea of putting the eye inside of some sort of "Battle goggles" or something. I know in at least ONE episode she had a big monocular goggle!
thanks you guys,
p.s. here's another picture...