Friday, September 23, 2011

Almost finished the Vlad mascot head for NYCC, here are some updated pics...

Sushi the cat investigates...

Sushi approves!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Just wanted to do a quick pre NY Comic Con post to show off some of the goodies we will have at our booth this year. The following are just a few of the many suprises we have lined up for the con this year.

Back by popular demand is everyone's little vampire bat friend Vlad. Vlad has probably been my most asked about character over the years so he figured he'd bring him back for an encore, this time in plush form. Hand sewn fleece fabric with polyester stuffing... extremely huggable!

I will also have new set of resin characters Toil and Trouble, that live in Vlad's world. The pair will make a nice companion piece for all of you Vlad collectors. This set of figures are sculpted and painted by me. You will have the option to buy one, but you will recieve a few dollars off if you buy as a set of two. This is Trouble, I will post pics of Toil as the con grows closer.

Toil and Trouble are witches cats and have the ability to shapeshift. Here Trouble takes on the form of a tiger. I will have a few more detailed versions of the characters like this one that will be priced a little different.

This year I wanted to expand beyond our booth and what better way to do that than to create a mascot costume of one of my characters to wander the comic con crowd. Here are a few pics of the progress of the mascot head I have been working on over the past few days...

I started first by cutting some of these diff sized donut shapes out of the foam.

After layering the shapes I stacked them like a cake and glued them. then I started to round out the edges and smooth out the shape.

after a lot of filing and sanding this is what I came up with. I decided to make My Vlad vampire bat character.

I cut out the mouth shape which is where whoever wears the costume will see out of.

Here's another view.

Cut out an area to insert a little cpu fan.

Fits like a glove!

Using polar fleece I started to glue and sew the fabric around the shape, it's really starting to come together now!!!