Let me start by saying i am an advocate for the Creature Reacher costumes, but this one they need to go back to the drawing board one. For an MSRP of $350 and an advertised Masterpiece Series, I would have been pretty angry to open the box to this. Good thing I only paid $80. First, the design of the knives on the right hand are so poor i cant believe it ever left the design studio let alone mass produced. See pictures below, they don't even stay attached to the fingers.
I cut them open and gave them some structure. This is what i pulled out:
This is what i made to put in along with the piece i took out, I just trimmed what they had in there to stiffen the blades. I removed the elastic straps that were glued to the latex (of all things) and attached them to the metal frame I put inside, then cut a couple small slits in the latex to run the elastic through.
I removed the elastic straps that were glued to the latex (of all things) and attached them to the metal frame i out inside. this is the difference:
The second complaint is the fact that this mask unlike any of the others has no neck and chest plate to bind the costume and mask. Again, this is supposed to be a $350 costume, you shouldn't see my neck sticking up out of the costume. It took forever to get this thing adjusted so i was comfortable with the way it sits on the prop.
Third, the sleeves on the sweater are not large enough to go around the gloves like the rest of the Creacher Reacher costumes. While it isn't a necessity, it looks quite tacky with a big pair of gloves over your sleeves. Again, something I would expect from a Masterpiece Series costume. see the pics below:
I sewed in an expansion into the back of the sleeves in order to get over the end of the gloves so it looks like its his hands and not like Freddy is in the middle of doing the dishes and scrubbing floors with big rubber gloves on. Keep in mind I haven't stuffed the arms yet, I just got him put back together to check the fit. Bottom line is that the sleeves should have been WAY bigger in diameter:
I will post more when he is done. The final change was that i did not use the black pants that came in the box. I went to Good Will and bought a brown pair of pants. I still need to stuff this guy and give him some boots.