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Rorschach Test by Opergeist Rorschach Test by Opergeist
Rorschach cosplay to be worn at DragonCon 2009.

So, the hat was made from the ground up. It was a rabbit fur felt hood that was wet pulled over a bowler block ( to get the intense, boxy high crown) and then bashed and telescoped by hand. The grosgrain hatband was also hand painted.

The scarf is a silk cotton blended boucle.

The trenchcoat was actually black twill when I got ahold of it. Much chemical alteration and overdying yielded a pretty decent brown, which I then painted/distressed. This particular photo doesn't really show it, but I wired one of the epaulets so that it would stand up in that signature kink from the comics.

And last, but certainly not least, the mask is a hand painted stretch knit. If only I could get the blot to shift ::Sighs::

Photo by Aaron Sherkow, an awesome photographer, lighting designer, and drinkin' buddy.
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:icontipsutora:
Tipsutora Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome pic! :dummy:
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MellyTheNinja Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Sweet is~! Totally want one!
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GoodImGod2 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
One of the best Rorschach cosplays I've seen, nicely done. If you're after the ink to move on your mask, use thermochromic paint. It will appear coloured at room temperature but then your breath heats the paint it will turn white. Its funky stuff.
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:iconopergeist:
Opergeist Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Where does one find such stuff?

Thanks very much, by the way! I really loved making this costume.
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:iconwesker991:
wesker991 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Fedora! Where did you get it?! Great Costume!
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:iconopergeist:
Opergeist Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
The only way to get such a high crown and a stingy brim. I made it, of course.

Thank you! Glad you like it.
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:iconwesker991:
wesker991 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice work! :D
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:iconopergeist:
Opergeist Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I was really pleased with how it came out.
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:iconwesker991:
wesker991 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of a kind! Looks Identical to the movie version.
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:iconopergeist:
Opergeist Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very,very much.

The felt is actually more of a grey color, but it behaves well in the light. I will eventually do a Screen Accurate brown version....or mist fabric paint on the existing one. Who knows.
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:iconwesker991:
wesker991 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. :)
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:iconmrs-rorschach:
Mrs-Rorschach Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
haha your gonna Get raped :heart:
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:iconopergeist:
Opergeist Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Unless there is a handy dandy elevator shaft...
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:iconmrs-rorschach:
Mrs-Rorschach Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
haha yea :D
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:icon0armoredsoul0:
0ArmoredSoul0 Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...
This is the kind of costume I WISH I could pull off.
Curse my FAIL sewing/crafting skills!
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:iconopergeist:
Opergeist Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
It was alot more of my distressing/ masking stuff coming into play here. It was really fun to make!
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:icon0armoredsoul0:
0ArmoredSoul0 Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd bet.
Creating a costume to befit a such an AWESOME character has got be at least a little entertaining.
^^
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LadyGenivive Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
Maybe in the future you can get the shifting cloth, I believe some form of Nanobot cloth would do it. They're making them little buggers to get stains out, I don't see why they can't make them shifty and alter cloth.
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:iconopergeist:
Opergeist Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nanobot cloth?
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:iconladygenivive:
LadyGenivive Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
I feel retarded now >w<

Basically the idea is to have them show some black as they scamper around the cloth... I remember someone doing a project on nanobot technology, and 'self cleaning clothes' or something like that... I dunno, sorry to ramble >w<
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:iconopergeist:
Opergeist Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nono, I just had no idea such things were even considered..

'Hurm' indeed...
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:iconladygenivive:
LadyGenivive Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
*nod nod*
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:iconnemesis12:
Nemesis12 Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Awesome.
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:iconopergeist:
Opergeist Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconnemesis12:
Nemesis12 Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
You're welcome.
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:iconlittlemissartemis:
littlemissartemis Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
You are so amazing! God, the hat! :clap:
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:iconopergeist:
Opergeist Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I really do appreciate that.

That hat was really fun to make.
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:iconlittlemissartemis:
littlemissartemis Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
The things you create are so professional and detailed. It astounds me!
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:iconopergeist:
Opergeist Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well, it is certainly my goal to do these things to the best of my ability. Often, the stuff that I learn to do from my side projects ends up helping my professional work.
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Dropkick-Halfwit Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Real nice work here. Love it.
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:iconopergeist:
Opergeist Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks a bunch! He's really fun to wear.
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:iconiron-gibbetstudios:
Iron-GibbetStudios Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Looks fantastic!
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:iconopergeist:
Opergeist Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconrjdaae:
RJDaae Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
The coat's twill? Before I read the description, I thought it was leather! (That'd probably be a bit impractical for D*Con though, huh?)
Great job, and cool photo too!
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:iconopergeist:
Opergeist Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!

Yeah, the coat from the film looks to be some kind of oilskin/waxed twill so I wanted to try and be as faithful as possible.

And yes, D*Con can get a bit stuffy now and then ::grins::
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AlexGhost Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Yay! X3 I want that jacket!
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:iconopergeist:
Opergeist Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's nice and trashed. Might get some nice bloodstains in the future.
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:iconalexghost:
AlexGhost Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Yay!:Head explodes:
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:iconangel-or-phantom:
Angel-or-Phantom Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
E.P.I.C.
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:iconopergeist:
Opergeist Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hah! Thanks buddy!
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:iconangel-or-phantom:
Angel-or-Phantom Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Incidentally: Rabbit fur? Are you trying to kill yourself?
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:iconopergeist:
Opergeist Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
The fur is felted in the wool. It isn't like a pelt or an angora sweater!
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