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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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so the next challenge I've encountered is explaining who I am to visitors who have no idea about the My Bloody Valentine movies. I mean, they have no clue who The Miner is...what he is all about. I'm not really sure they even know I'm a coal miner. Has somebody encountered this problem, too? Maybe I need to put a 'MINER' patch or decal on the jumpsuit or helmet? My haunted yard is even located on what is termed 'Coal Town Hill' in our community because of all the heavy coal mining years ago, but people still seem confused.

Here's a quick pic of the mask & helmet with lamp.
http://www.partiers.com/hauntedsummitviewdrive/miner.jpg

Not giving up yet!
Thanks!
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u should just type out on your computer, something like, i am the miner from the movie "my bloody valentine" movie was made in 3-d came out earlier in the year, rent it from your local blockbuster or movie shop, etc... and just copy and paste that and print out a bunch of those on paper and just hand out a strip of paper with that typed out on it, and you don't even have to talk to them,... i was @ a Halloween party/costume contest last year and had the same problem with a costume i had on..
 

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Maybe I need to put a 'MINER' patch or decal on the jumpsuit or helmet?
I watched the movie again this weekend and did notice that the coveralls that all the miners where wearing had a patch with the letters: HM with a picture of a pick-axe. Wondering how hard to make something like that to add to the left breast part of the coveralls.

As soon as my pick-axe gets here I will run a dress rehearsal and get some picks of mine in here. Soaking my navy blue coveralls in salt water right now to try and get a faded look.

If you need a close up of the actual costume worn in the movie it can be found here:

Actual Miner Outfit worn by Chris Carnel
 

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Hey guys, i am also working on getting this costume together for halloween, im not cutting any corners and im doing everything myself. The only thing i bought was the gas mask and everything else is custom made.

I've already begun work on a ventilation system for the mask, seeing as ill be at a social inside and anyone thats ever worn a full facemask knows how sweaty you can get. Its working off a negative pressure system, so the air im exhaling is sucked out the bottom of the mask through the hose, and fresh air is delivered through the side vents, which not only makes my face feel nice and cool, it also prevents the eyes from fogging up. I also plan on applying anti fog lens coating just as a backup.

Im modifying a spare hard hat i had laying around to accommodate a home made miners lamp setup because i couldn't find one locally to achieve the proper effect (they were all led) mine is going to be a glass bulb setup with the battery box on the belt. I plan on having all of my light and air switches routed into the box harry warden carries on his belt, im still piecing together everything i need. This is definitely going to be the sickest costume i've ever put together, short of the joker last year :)

I think im gonna start my own thread for sake of keeping it less cluttered but we will see!
 

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I've had this thread bookmarked since april- figured I might as well join in since i've got my miner essentially ready to go.

I am jealous of you guys that bought the screamline pickaxe, my diy mindset just wouldnt allow me to do it. I ended up buying an tool handle and paper mache'ing the axe head itself. Looks fine, but the screamline ones are awesome.

I've already begun work on a ventilation system for the mask
I'm really curious what you've come up with there. did you mount a little battery powered fan that is blowing outward in the thing the hose connects to on the waist?

I always make myself costumes that are restrictive and hot knowing full well i'll be at a hot ass rocknroll bar all night long. Any cooling methods for this effing mask, im interested.
 

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Ok, guys, this is it minus the black makeup around the eyes. I did try and soak the coveralls in salt water for 3 days but to no avail they still look navy blue. Any feedback? And yes I am moving the air line over to the other side, I noticed it was on the wrong side after the wife took the pics....


This is a shot from the back...

and this is from the side.....
 

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Ok, guys, this is it minus the black makeup around the eyes. I did try and soak the coveralls in salt water for 3 days but to no avail they still look navy blue. Any feedback? And yes I am moving the air line over to the other side, I noticed it was on the wrong side after the wife took the pics....
Not bad. I would definitely say to to age the suit more- I've never used salt personally, but the dusty and tattered look is key i think. In the past I've wrinkled up costumes and stood way back and over sprayed with flat white and flat black to create areas that look dusty and stained. You could perhaps just wash it with every wash between now and halloween and see if it fades.. Tattering the fabric- just a cheese grater and some elbow grease will accomplish that. I'd wash it once after youve created the wear it so it looks more natural though.

As far as the hat goes, the miner hard hats are called 'low vein' hats- they have a lower profile than a regular hard hat- but authentic ones are very expensive. I just took out the strapping part of the hard hat so it sits lower.

I do have a couple questions- what kinda hose did you you use on the gas mask? If you felt like posting some close ups of that it'd be appreciated. And, it looks like you might have cut out some of the inner rubber on the gas mask, if so howd that work out?
 

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Actually i found a better pick axe

I'm friends with Chris Carnel(The Miner) and with Justin Jotso(a prop maker). I was at Rock and Shock 09 this past weekend.
Justin Jotso who owns and runs Jester FX makes the best film identical Pick Axe.
It is so well done that Chris Carnel(The Miner) kept it at his table this entire weekend and signed it before leaving.

It would be anywhere from $60-$100 depending on what you want the pick axe made of.
 

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Oh i forgot to mention

Chris Carnel had told me what the costume consisted of.
I'm going to try and ask him more about the details.
But he said the costume consisted of:
Dickies jumpsuit. Nothing special. It was just a plain dickies jumpsuit.
A GP7 style gas mask.
Black helmet with light.
Boots with 3in lift
A muscle suit(he had to be huge for the movie)
A custom belt.(i'm trying to get the name of the lady who makes them from him)

The pick axe was 25lb durable foam painted black. The handle is a light wood that's dirtied up. The top of the handle is 4in of black plastic surrounding the wood.

Jester Productions & FX

That's the pic from Chris' Facebook.
 

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I do have a couple questions- what kinda hose did you you use on the gas mask? If you felt like posting some close ups of that it'd be appreciated. And, it looks like you might have cut out some of the inner rubber on the gas mask, if so howd that work out?
The hose - I went to my local mom and pop vacuum store and showed them a picture from the movie, they laughed and went in the back and returned with a black vacuum hose, cost $15.

Russian gp-7 gas mask - no I didn't remove any inner rubber parts, I did reverse the one way valves so that the top part I breath into and the bottom blows out the hose. The pouch on my hip I painted grey and cut a small hole in the bottom where I set the hose to blow out.

Hat - good suggestion, I will remove the liner and see if it sits further on my head.

Close up pictures - I am on a business trip, when I get home this weekend I will get a bunch of close ups for you guys.
 

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as u can see, im going as harry warden for this years Halloween, i tried to replicate the best i could the costume from the movie, i also added another part of it on the belt, its the orange piece in the back, it's basically something i bought off of ebay, its just another rescue type mask, for if you were down in the mine to help out a friend or what not... but as u know, harry helped no one.
hope u guys like all this.








 

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Veestan,

I used a round nose carbide bit in my die grinder to slowly remove material until it started to shreed the coveralls. I then hung the coveralls up and lightly sprayed them with flat black and gray primer. Then I used a tube of brown face makeup and brushed in on with a paint brush. If want to see some close up pics let me know and I will post them.

Thanks ;)

Michael
 

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Justin1635,

I went to a local window tint shop and they gave me a scrap piece of dark window tint. I removed the lenses applied the tint, let them dry for 2 days then reinstalled them. I went one shade lighter than limo tint so I could still see even when it is dark out. ;)

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Veestan,

I used a round nose carbide bit in my die grinder to slowly remove material until it started to shreed the coveralls. I then hung the coveralls up and lightly sprayed them with flat black and gray primer. Then I used a tube of brown face makeup and brushed in on with a paint brush. If want to see some close up pics let me know and I will post them.

Thanks ;)

Michael
Yes, could you post one close up pic of a torn and fixed up area. Looks awesome by the way !!!
 
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