Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Costume progress - Bebop

We've been hard at work on the Bebop and Rocksteady costumes.

Bebop is really starting to take shape!












Monday, September 12, 2011

Bebop & Rocksteady Breakdown

If you couldn't tell from the start of the masks, we're going to be the bad guys from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Halloween this year.

If all goes according to plan, we'll have a total of 4 costumes: Shredder, Krang's android body, Bebop and Rocksteady.

breakdown of all the costume parts we need


Bebop and Rocksteady are definitely the most complicated of the four, at least when it comes to the number of pieces we'll have to put together.

We've got lots of work to do but I think we've made pretty good progress so far. This weekend I worked on the masks and finished Rocksteady's helmet and goggles.

cheap safety goggles, foam core & bottle caps


finished army helmet from a bike helmet

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse

Potato brushing up on zombie survival strategies

Even mainstream media seems to be taking the threat of zombies pretty seriously these days. The Globe and Mail ran an article on Budgeting for the Zombie Apocalypse, This Old House had a feature on protecting your home from the undead and the CDC issued official guidelines on how to prepare for the walking dead.

This is a topic that Chris and I have obviously thought a lot about. But recently we've stepped up the research and planing as we're working on designing the ultimate zombie-proof fortress for the 2011 Zombie Safe House Competition.



With over 600 registered, I can't wait to see what our competitors come up with!

For our entry, we're working on a plan with an Ottawa area twist. All the number crunching has been giving me headaches but the end result should be epic. Stay tuned for more details; we have until the end of the month to get it done!

PS: Add entering zombie-themed architectural contests to the list of reasons being with Chris is awesome

***Update*** See our finished design here.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

RIP Simone


We very sadly had to have Simone put down this week as she was suffering from severe kidney failure.



We miss her very much; coming home isn't the same when she's not there at the top of the stairs to greet us.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Allison with Large Objects - FanExpo Edition

On our recent trip to Toronto I couldn't resist taking more photos with large objects.

giant dog (reminds me of Wall Drug)

Real Steel robot (real foam movie prop)