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kimncris

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« on: 07-29-2004 19:13 »
« Last Edit on: 07-29-2004 19:13 »

We had such a fun weekend at comic-con and the capper was that Bender won "Most Humorous" in the masquerade!  We did a little skit replacing C3PO from star wars with Bender and his in your face interface     smile
(I even heard from one of the judges that we were only 2 points away from winning the "Best in Show" trophy which I did not even think we had a chance at with 51 other entries.

Anyway, here are a few pics that I found on cosplay.com





and there are a few more funny shots of Bender around the con here:  http://www.myalphastation.com/cris/cc04/comicon04webgallery/

if you are not tired of seeing Bender yet...

-cris
EvilLunch

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« Reply #1 on: 07-29-2004 23:45 »

Dude. You rock. This is San Diego Comic Con, right? Yet another of the many reasons that I regret not being able to go. : le sigh :
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #2 on: 07-30-2004 00:45 »

hahahaha! Excellent costume my friend. How many people knew who you were dressed as?
Y_L_B

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« Reply #3 on: 07-30-2004 10:06 »

haha! That's a great costume! I dressed up as Bender for halloween last year. Exactly ONE person knew who I was. He gave me extra candy.

Congrats on winning!
Kyle_M
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« Reply #4 on: 07-30-2004 10:12 »

Congrats Cris! That's an awesome costume! I hope you showed that horrible R2D2 what's what!  wink
TheLesbianLeela

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« Reply #5 on: 07-30-2004 10:19 »

Now that's a real cool and cute costume  smile

Congratulations for winning the contest  smile

Some people would say now "Ha! Look those crazy fan(atic)s spending their precious lifetime for making costumes and visting cons", but a) those are boring lifeless people and b) they wouldn't say that after having a closer look at my Leela-style-combat-boots.  big grin  laff

Note to self: I really should try this costume thing once too ... Sadly there are no great cons in Germany ... or are there?

 
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Originally posted by Y_L_B:
I dressed up as Bender for halloween last year. Exactly ONE person knew who I was.
Once in the early 90s (1990 I think) I was dressed as Inka farmer for carneval (sp?). No one had an idea what an Inka is ...  hmpf
... and in 1991 there was no carneval party in school - we were to busy demonstrating against US imperialism and the Iraq war ...

*sighs* ... those were the days ...
Gorky

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« Reply #6 on: 07-30-2004 11:57 »

Congrats! That's an amazing costume. And yeah, I'm with Nasty Pasty--how many people knew who you were (considering it's the Comic Con, I would assume at least a few people would recognize you)?
Nurdbot

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« Reply #7 on: 07-30-2004 12:21 »

Alright Chris, you kicked those kids/Jawa's asses!
newhook_1

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« Reply #8 on: 07-30-2004 12:40 »

C3P0 replaced bu Bender?!?  laff That's awesome, Chris! Once again, fantastic costume.
Teral

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« Reply #9 on: 07-30-2004 13:07 »

Makes sense for them to want to have the most popular robots in the world in the group, instead of #4.

Congrats on an award well deserved, Chris.
kimncris

Bending Unit
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« Reply #10 on: 07-30-2004 16:48 »

lol   smile   Thanks alot guys and gals!

Yeah comic-con in San Diego is an awesome time- and I did not run into one person who did not know who I was supposed to be, unlike in Vegas when 1/2 of the people thought I was the "tin man" of all things :/

that poll is funny!  I just heard about it the other day, and it is ironic that we just did a skit with Bender instead of 3PO  smile It went a little like this...


OWEN:
I suppose you are programmed for ettiquete and protocol...

BENDER:
Bite my shiney metal ass.

etc...


anyway thanks again! 

-cris
Nosebleed

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« Reply #11 on: 07-30-2004 18:02 »

That's great! Abselouetly beautyful. Congrats with the award, you surely diserved it.

I took a better look at those pictures, and...you're carrying around a bottle of "Olde Fortran Malt Liquor"...beautyful...
Capīn Skusting

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« Reply #12 on: 08-01-2004 19:10 »

Excellent.
Extremely well done. And the opening chest panel its "contents"  are the crowning touch which seperates you from the pleebs.
M0le

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« Reply #13 on: 08-02-2004 02:05 »

Very nice, how long did it take you to make the costume anyway?  smile
Juliet

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« Reply #14 on: 08-02-2004 02:30 »

Wow Kris well done.  smile
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #15 on: 08-02-2004 02:45 »

It's good. Like cyclones in a leper colony.
Krudler

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« Reply #16 on: 08-02-2004 18:38 »

Great job Kris! I am building a life-size Bender (statue, not costume) and have many questions as to your costume construction.

How did you make the domed cylinder of the head. Is it an adapted object or scratch built? I guess the same questions apply to the body, hands, feet etc.

Any help would be appreciated!!
kimncris

Bending Unit
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« Reply #17 on: 08-02-2004 22:57 »

Thanks everyone.  It took about a month to put together.  Everything is pertty much made from scratch..and I went into some detail in this thread:
 http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/Futurama/4-000624/

about alot of the construction.  the Dome was just made from bent pieces of plastic, and then I smoothed it out with bondo and ALOT of sanding.

the hands are cheesy 3 fingered gloves, the feet- arge salad bowls that would fit over my shoes...etc... 

if there is something that I missed in the other thread let me know and I will try to fill in the gaps  smile

-cris
Krudler

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« Reply #18 on: 08-03-2004 02:02 »

Thanks for the info, cris.  VERY helpful to see the insides and other details. I can't believe you even did an "ass-plate"!!!! Wow. A high watermark indeed.
Xerxes

Bending Unit
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« Reply #19 on: 08-03-2004 03:07 »

Awesome. How long did it take you to get in/out of that thing?
kimncris

Bending Unit
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« Reply #20 on: 08-03-2004 12:33 »

But I HAD to have a shiney ass!

It takes about 10 or 15 minutes to get into it I think.  I can't do it by myself either.  It takes someone else to get the arms on and the head once I am in the thing.

I cannot lift my arms huch higher than drinking level  smile

-cris
kimncris

Bending Unit
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« Reply #21 on: 08-03-2004 12:41 »

oh!  By the way, I just found this on the internet...somone taped a short snippet from the audience  smile

check this out, we are at the end of the clip
 http://patrick005.com/vids/sdcc2004/masquerade1.WMV

-cris
boingo2000

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« Reply #22 on: 08-03-2004 12:53 »

Amazing!  cris, you'd think this would become less impressive over time, and yet I'm still in awe.

Back in Novemeber, you mentioned in your other thread that you wanted to make a Leela costume for kim.  Have you made any progress on that?

You freakin' rule!
kimncris

Bending Unit
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« Reply #23 on: 08-03-2004 21:57 »

Thanks! but no- we went with the star wars joke instead...

But we did make here a LeeLOO costume  smile

-cris
stolb3rg

Bending Unit
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« Reply #24 on: 08-05-2004 20:05 »

awesome, i can see the "Bite my shiny metal ass" gesture very well.  good job!
Jicannon

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« Reply #25 on: 08-05-2004 20:19 »

That's awesome  smile You deserve the win! Congrats.
kimncris

Bending Unit
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« Reply #26 on: 08-06-2004 18:54 »

thanks!  I tried to over-act inside there because I was not sure what would actually come through the costume.  That little video was actually the first time I got to see it too  smile

-cris
Tiberius

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« Reply #27 on: 08-09-2004 03:03 »

That is one damned good looking Bender outfit.  Really does justice to everyone's favorite martini-shaker-looking robot.
Venus

Urban Legend
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« Reply #28 on: 08-09-2004 03:08 »

not only can you see the gesture you can hear the line. Was that you talking or was it a recording because it sounded spot on.
Tape Deck DJ

Poppler
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« Reply #29 on: 08-09-2004 03:24 »

Wow, that looks freakin' awesome. Good job!
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #30 on: 08-09-2004 17:27 »

That totally rules! Looks like a fun contest  smile...
kimncris

Bending Unit
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« Reply #31 on: 08-09-2004 19:53 »

yes it was a total blast!


 
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Originally posted by Venus:
not only can you see the gesture you can hear the line. Was that you talking or was it a recording because it sounded spot on.


I actually used Kim's iBook (iMovie) to recut that scene from Star Wars and to add the clips from the 3 Futurama episodes.  It would have been cool to have more specific back and forth, but I really wanted to use the real voices.

I put a microphone and speakers in the chest though, so the next day when we were walking around the con I was able to interact with people.  I don't quite have the voice down, but most people got a kick out of "bite my shiney metal ass" which I can do reasonably well  smile

-cris

Little Leela

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« Reply #32 on: 09-12-2004 21:16 »

cris---

Very impressed with your work! I've been searching for a "Bender" costume for my dad for next year's DragonCon in Atlanta but have failed. 

I came across your picture and was completely "Wowed". If you don't mind, would you e-mail me (sgballard2001@yahoo.com) the recipe to such a creation or at least any advice, hints or tips like how did you do the eyes and cigar? But if this is a trade secret, then I understand even thought I'd still like to know where you got the cigar.  It would just be a great surprise to give to my father if I can put it together.
Rage Dump

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« Reply #33 on: 09-13-2004 03:06 »
« Last Edit on: 09-13-2004 03:06 »

You'll be lucky if kimncris shows up, haven't seen him since, well, that post above yours...
But this was the main showcase thread, lots more pictures, and a few pages of stuff to see, you might pick up something there.

EDIT : After a slightly closer look at that thread, this post might be what you're after.
kimncris

Bending Unit
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« Reply #34 on: 03-03-2006 18:43 »
« Last Edit on: 03-06-2006 00:00 »

thanks, Rage.

Still around now and again, but not often enough to see my threads resurface...

I lost my old host, so I had to re-host many of the pics.

most can now be found on my website here
 http://kimncris.com/costumes/detailsbender.php

-cris
Benders_Fan

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« Reply #35 on: 03-03-2006 19:15 »

That's really cool.  smile
Capīn Skusting

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« Reply #36 on: 03-04-2006 09:02 »

Your new site is great!
You guys have some interesting friends.
RS 2thou

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« Reply #37 on: 03-04-2006 09:42 »

Now since this a Futurama costume thread, I shall make my contribution FRY
Spacedal11

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« Reply #38 on: 03-08-2006 00:50 »

 
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Originally posted by RS 2thou:
Now since this a Futurama costume thread, I shall make my contribution FRY

I don't think this is a general costume thread. I think it's kimncris's thread.
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #39 on: 03-08-2006 01:10 »

Haha, that's actually pretty cool RS  cool
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