Photo credit: @Vyeth
So you’ve likely seen my Dragon Project link and read a little about what I’ve been planning: a shoulder-mounted animatronic dragon to wear with my wizard outfit.
This week I’ve stumbled upon another option: a full-size dragon suit with its own animatronic features.
I ran across this Tweet response to Smooth-On’s #SoMakeItMonday post back in early August:
@SmoothOn work in progress dragon mask for #somakeitmondaypic.twitter.com/TL3SBx2UdZ
— John Dart Miller (@jmillart) August 3, 2015
John and I discussed where I was heading with my project, and along the way I made the comment, “… instead of animatronic, maybe I should go with a dragon costume!” John’s reply – “or applied animatronics in a costume even” – got me to thinking “inside the dragon” (as opposed to “outside the box”).
John loaned the master mold to a friend, James, who has expressed a willingness to make a cast for me at what I think is a very reasonable price. Working with a little larger character actually makes the animatronics a good bit easier.
More soon! I’ve got lots to think on…