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Just saw the 2009 version of My Bloody Valentine in 3D. Great movie! Must see in 3D. Any ideas on how to obtain or piece together a similar costume? Where to look, where to start...Thanks.
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My husband and I just saw the movie also and he wants to dress up as him for Halloween as well. I found the gas mask on Ebay- there are tons of them on there and we are doing the yellow hard hat with light and just painting it black.
 

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I bought & received the gas mask from WWII Canadian gas mask
I also received the imitation miner's helmet with LED lights from Rebecca's, but it still needs painted black. I bought the spray paint for plastics that was recommended. Thanks.
Once I get things unpacked & organized over here, I'll try to take a snapshot.
How about the pick ax? We may need a lightweight imitation version, if possible.
I got the 1981 My Bloody Valentine original movie Lionsgate DVD release. I watched some portions of it. So raw, nostalgic & fun!
 

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I will take pictures and post them when i get home, but all in all,

Swiss gas mask from a local army surplus store. (modified with a tube hose from home depot) $29.99
http://www.asmc.de/images/product_images/info_images/102392_0.jpg

Flight Suit from the same store (black) $29.99
https://secure.armysurplusforless.com/showimage.php?image=foxfltsuitLG.jpg

Hard Hat + Black Spray Paint (from Home Depot) $10

Head Light (also from home depot) $10

I already had black boots and gloves.

Axe handle from walmart $5

My girlfriend is going to take a black shirt i have and make an addition to my flight suit so my neck doesn't show.

I just got othe hat and tube today, going to make my mods and i'll post a picture of the outfit.
Tell me what you guys think..
Thanks!
 

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i have everything for my costume, besides the weapon on choice, i would like to get like a rubber or one thats not real steel just so if i do run into someone it won't hurt, any ideas or anyone know where i could get on of these pick axes?
 

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My current compiling of MBV costume..

The only 2 items I am having a issue with is the fake pickax, because I went and looked at reals ones and they are to heavy to be hauling around all night and the big black belt.... any ideas on either one?
 

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Still working on getting everything together and I think the wife is more excited then I am :)

Gas mask is coming in from Lithuania, I ordered it about 2 weeks ago and I will have to make some modifications on it. The guy says he still has 10 left and at $13 it isn't bad. When It gets here I will take off the green canister and move the mouth piece off to the side and extend the front piece via tube to a canister on my belt.

Russian USSR army black rubber gas mask GP-7

Hardhat I found at Lowe's for $6, it is white so I will flat black paint it this weekend.

The headlamp I ordered off ebay. I found the perfect set up !!! All I have to do is paint the battery compartment tan and the head lamp black, which I will do this weekend. Cost $14.00, and they have more. The battery compartment that attaches to your belt, I will by some hose from local hardware store and connect the gas mask to that. It won't be functional of course but will look the part.

HEADLAMP

I have the black gloves and boots already.

The coveralls I will be picking up this afternoon at a local work clothes store, I tried to find some used ones on ebay but no luck.

Like I said in previous post, the belt and the pickax are the last 2 items I am looking for....

 

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I've encountered all kinds of challenges with this My Bloody Valentine Miner costume! I'm on my 3rd gas mask. It is an old Canadian gas mask from around 1943 I believe. I had to remove the diaphragm on the mask filter thing so I could breath and I took the glass out of the eyes because they kept fogging up so badly. It works ok now. I don't have a hose attached though. Does anybody else? I spray painted a toy coal miners helmet black that I found online. It looks ok, but the attached headlamp is made up of 3 LEDs. Is that ok? I keep forgetting to take the helmet off when I take the gas mask off and it drops to the ground often. Don't forget ya got the helmet on! What are you wearing under the gas mask? I've tried a blank mesh face type of mask so my eyes are difficult to see. Any ideas? I've been wearing a mechanics suit, boots and gloves. No pickax yet either. Any ideas will help!
 

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"I took the glass out of the eyes because they kept fogging up so badly. It works ok now." "What are you wearing under the gas mask? I've tried a blank mesh face type of mask so my eyes are difficult to see. Any ideas?
Ok, for the fogging problem I use the same stuff I use when I dive, it is called Kleer Vu which you can find at most local dive shops. Something that also works is Baby Shampoo, rub in a few drops and rinse.

For under the mask I bought one of these which is light weight, cool and works great.

Schampa Coolskin Balaclava

Now if someone could find me a pickax I would be in business.
 

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Ah, I found a belt that closely resembles the one in the pic above. Black, 3", and needs to be a little longer then your normal waist. See in the pic above that everything that Tom Hanniger is wearing looks bulky, not his size of course because he stole it from the miners. So to get the over sized belt that is tucked in itself you would need a oversize belt.

I found these on amazon and just ordered one, looks really close to what he is wearing.

 

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I picked up a 3" dark brown (almost black) work belt at Lowe's that was just about spot-on. It was in the tool belt section.

Lowe's also carries a length of black corrugated drainage hose that looks pretty close to the respirator hose in the movie. That's what I used for my costume.

And good news on the pick axe: I just received word from Steve at Screamline Studios that their new Meat Mangler pick axe prop should be available within the week, and will be up on their site very soon. He is going to email me when it's available, and I'll let everyone know.

-Fetch-
 
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