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A Gallery of Fan Art that demonstrates just how horrible the new Wonder Woman costume is.

So I started fuming about this last night and since it carried into this morning I felt it was worth exploring here. Earlier this week the first images of the new costume made for the Wonder Woman TV show project started showing up at every geeksite across the internet. Response ranged from the typical internet … Continue reading

An Update and a Glimpse of things to come!

It’s been a long wicked winter but humane temperatures are finally here.  I’m absolutely dying to get back to work in the studio this season and have about a dozen new projects planned. The past month has been almost entirely eaten up by finishing costume orders for spring and doing development work on the podcast :D.  … Continue reading

‘Were it so easy’ – The making of the first Arbiter costume

Once upon a time, I made a costume for a convention, this is the story. 😉 First published March 2009 in the 405th Source Magazine, via the 405th Infantry Division forums. Download the full issue here (PDF format)            “Were it so easy…” How Sean Bradley made the first Arbiter costume. … Continue reading

ODST interview article at the 405th Infantry

Today an  interview that I did about my ODST costume was posted at the 405th Infantry Division website.  In the article I explain the challenges and intentions for the ODST costumes that I made. I hope you enjoy the read.  First published 01-31-2011 at the 405th Infantry Division forums Creator: Sean Bradley Email Address: sean@costumedork.com Description: Halo ODST … Continue reading

The first Boba Fett costume: archival test footage

On June 28, 1978 Lucasfilm sound designer Ben Burtt and assistant film editor Duwayne Dunham were tasked with revealing the first glimpse of the newest character to the Star Wars universe to it’s creator. The short black and white screen test has the editor suiting up in the iconic character’s white proto-armor and demonstrating some of … Continue reading

Do-It-Yourself Packing Tape Body Molds and Casts

First published 05-27-2008 at the 405th Infantry Division forums In the process of creating costume armor we are routinely faced with the challenge of ensuring that our costumes are fit to our bodies with absolute comfort and accuracy. Many costumes makers will bypass this obstacle by scaling paper models of the works to their own … Continue reading

Coming Soon: The Costume Dork Podcast!

The Costume Dork Podcast is a bi-monthly comedic podcast featuring interviews with luminaries in the fan costume world hosted by Sean Bradley. Every two weeks the podcast will present an interview with a prominent costumer to discuss technique, inspiration, upcoming projects, and road stories from con’s. The show will also discuss current events from nerd … Continue reading

Halo concept artist blogs portfolio for fan costumers!

Bungie concept artist Issac Hannaford blogs his enormous collection of unpublished Halo concept art, offers it up to the 405th Infantry!  I just stumbled across this today via unrealitymag.com. I haven’t seen or heard it anywhere, so it might be noteworthy. In early January 2011 Bungie concept artist Issac Hannaford started a blog, and has been uploading … Continue reading

Dual Layer Halo Visor Mini-Tutorial

First published 06-21-2007 at the 405th Infantry Division forums    Adam requested that I pony up the technique I used to make the Blue Realm style Dual Layer visors for my helmet, so I thought that I should share it with all of you. Being that I’ve been a little behind… on finishing the comprehensive tutorial, … Continue reading

Tutorial population: 0 and growing!

Please bear with me as I begin the process of importing the tutorials I’ve written for various websites over the years. They may not go up in perfect chronological order, but I should be able to fix that in time. Please let me know if you don’t see something here that I posted elsewhere or … Continue reading