The hindu goddess Kali. Although she is described as being black in color, Kali's often depicted as blue in popular Indian art. Her hair is shown disheveled and her tongue is lolling. She is wearing a skirt made of human arms and a garland of human heads. Kali's most common four armed iconographic image shows each hand carrying variously a sword, a trishul (trident), a severed head and a bowl or skull-cup (kapala) catching the blood of the severed head. (Info found on Wiki.)
yumyumyumyumyumyumyumyumyumyumyumyum felt and hot glue cheese, lettuce,onion(although you can't really see it), tomatoes, a patty, and buns. The in-n-out covering and the letters were the trickiest for my sister with love i do not own the in-n-out company nor the real burgers!!!! well this is actually a cheese burger isn't it?
Another tiny wire tree, I used silver wire this time, and I like the way it looks, the whole sculpture is only about 3 inches tall, the tree is 1 and 1/2 inches tall. If you look very closely you can see a little copper wire birds nest on the right hand side of the tree!
The Virus faction were a self replicating species of wire warrior lead by the enigmatic and evil Virus. He named the faction after himself as they all shared a strain of the same DNA and bore similar colours, a brown core with their identifying colour in the form off an exoskeleton.
Virus' aim was to eventually infect all beings in the dimension and then assimilate them into himself to become the ultimate strain. His plans however were thwarted again and again by Dr Long Arm's experiments into their DNA. Later on he innoculated friend and foe alike to forever destroy any chance of Virus' master plan.
His plan thwarted Virus did the next best thing, he managed to infect the scorpio species of the dimension and assimilated them with the allready existing viruses and became The Virus Collective. One virus however did escape Virus before he could be assimilated and now he seeks a way to free his virus comrades from the tyrannic control virus has over them in his new form.
Although The Collective is made up of all the remaining viruses Virus himself is the dominant personality and controls the actions of The Collective's body. Every once in a while one of the others manages to fight Virus' control if even for a short while to try and establish some form of control. However Virus' control grows stronger and soon there may be no way to seperate them, the lone virus must hurry or all will be lost as this powerful foe only has one goal in its mind....assimilte or destroy everything that it cannot.
The Virus Collective is the largest figure I've ever made. It's made up of 14 individual wire figures intertwining and interlocking to form the colourful hulking mass of tentacles and claws you see before you.
Myself and housemate Allan as Bernard and Purple Tentacle from the legendary 90's LucasArts adventure game 'Day of the Tentacle.'
This was our group cosplay effort for AyaCon 2005, though Purple made another appearance at MCM London Expo Oct'06, and generally stands as an attraction in our living room otherwise.
Bernard was mostly a side effort to act as Al's spotter since it's pretty hard to see and move in that thing. He's not short, just very flexible.
It's a foam 'skeleton' consisting of a cone shape with holes for the mouth and arms, and a fabric skin. The shrink ray lights up when a button inside is pressed; it's barely visible in daylight, sadly. The arms are stick-cored foam controlled from inside by Al crunching his hands behind his head
The mouth/middle sucker opens, as is a little too obvious from the rucked elastic, but a huge arm-controlled tongue can indeed lick his lips in true Purple Tentacle fashion!
Plus, he can hop around and chuckle to himself.
All of the foam and sewing-machine work on PT was my doing, Al did the handstitching and (hardest of all) piloting. End result: awesomeness. The convention staff liked it so much, we got thrown into the masquerade whether we wanted to or not After the submission deadline, and despite it not being anime-related. Hurrah.