Well, its October. The time of year when the weather changes, midterms are in full swing, I enter my yearly depression for being a Cubs fan, and most noticably I have pretty much everybody I know on campus asking me the same basic question:
"Hey. I know your really good with the costumes. I was thinking about doing a [enter character] for halloween because [enter random reason]. I was wondering if you know of a good way to do it."
While I usually have an answer for this question. I have been asked a few about costuming in general that I am not to sure about. So I figure I bring it up for discussion here.
Questions about Costuming
1. How many reproductions of a prop can you make before the studio comes and finds you? Case in point; many people who have built a proton pack will often say they cant mass produce them because of lincencing issues or copy rights or something along those grounds. However, how can there be storm trooper armor and other costume parts being run and sold by people in the community if they are not licened by their respective studios?
2. How often do people generally make a new one? Right now I have made a dirrent suit every halloween, but I have see plenty of people here work on a particualr suit for years at a time.
3. How many do people keep on hand? Usually I am forced to sell a pervious costume to pay for the next one. Although I hope to discontinue this practice soon, I cant picture having a whole room of suits.
And this one is pretty stupid, but I do get asked and I cleaned it up a bit for here.
4. Have you ever recieved a phone number (dating context, not buisnssness) while you are in costume? Oddly enough, I have received more numbers when I had a lightsaber in my hand than any other time of my life