WORKSHOP

2016 Projects

The 2016 Bear Costume, "Reggie"

Bear Videos

Materials

Meet Reggie, the latest addition to the realistic bear costume collection at Animal Makers.  Over 7' tall, Reggie is the largest of all the bears here.  This bear form is almost ready to become a costume.  It will fit a 6'2" - 6'3" performer.

 

Estimated ready time:

 

National Fiber Tech Upgrade: 4-6 weeks from date of order.

With standard fur and fabric:

2 weeks from order.

Standard Hollywood Fur Blonde

Jack is working at a new body, neck shaping with L200 foam construction.  Once the shaping is in place, this framework will get patterned.

foam-constructed-bear-costume

Materials Section

Here are two further choices for spandex┬« covering.  There is a sand color and a taupe.  (see picture at right)

New claws being created for this project in the art department.

Bear Shaping:

The shape of the bear is made with these muscle suit inserts.  The performer is zipped in with the result being a bear shape.  The liner helps the fur pull over easily.  The new skin will be pulled over the fur itself.

Couture Accessories Costume Fabrication

Bear Claws

Bear Claws:

Measurements of the existing costume claws (left) shown currently colored black.  The bear claws shown below are from a real bear.  In the coming week, new claws will be created, then colored, then assembled into the paws of this bear costume.

Bear Claw Necklace

Polar Bear Tryouts for the Pepsi commercial shown below.  Stretch backing in the hand-wefted fur allows plenty of movement for performers.

This same polar bear costume at work in a Coca Cola commercial celebrating the Olympics in Brazil.  This video received over 8,000,000 views in the first month, and it's in Portugese!

Pepsi took a shot at the polar bear icon, and came up with this campy spot featuring a yacht riding polar bear named Uncle Teddy.  The costume being used in this project was originally created for this commercial.

Bear Videos from the Past

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