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Feral Kid costume build

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 11:56 pm
by MFP 2020
Hey, all. I've been away for a while but thought I'd come back to share. For the Wasteland World Car Show that took place last weekend, I wanted to dress my 9-year-old son as the Feral Kid but as he's growing fast, I didn't want to spend a lot on a costume he'd only wear once or twice at most. I found a faux fur vest and boots, plus a chain mail scrubbing pad, on eBay for about $45, a faux foxtail and boomerang on Amazon for $30, and the rest I cobbled together from an animal skin (from Karol, I believe) and belts I already had. I also had the Schylling "Happy Birthday" music box.

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After months of procrastination, it was suddenly Friday before the event and all I had accomplished was painting the boomerang silver. My wife had scheduled a family dinner that night, so I woke up early on Saturday and got to work. It was Hot Glue City. I tried to make a pair of fur briefs from the animal skin but ended up making a sort of makeshift skirt out of it. I glued pieces of fur to the boots and put some latigo lace on the shoulders and front of the vest. I ran over to Harbor Freight and bought a pair of welding gloves, glued on some fur and the chain mail, trimmed the fingers, and that was that. (My son, ever vigilant, asked about the tusks on the back of the glove—a detail I'd never noticed until an RPF-er pointed them out—but it was too late for that.)

Long story short, it ended up looking pretty good—especially at a distance. I couldn't get my kid's hair to stand up properly, but oh, well.

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As a bonus, both the original Feral Kid (Emil Minty) and Lord Humungus (Kjell Nilsson) have "liked" this on Facebook. I'm ecstatic.

Re: Feral Kid costume build

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:10 am
by androu
It looked great. You're raising him right.

Re: Feral Kid costume build

PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 12:44 am
by RobThom
Awesome