A collage of Carpenter! And ode to that eccentric impresario, and my favorite character from Alice: Madness Returns!
First off I will say that THIS IS NOT ME! It's actually my younger brother cosplaying Carpenter, and he did a great job! He's got a perfect physicality (aside from not being 10 feet tall, of course) for C's body type, and I was so so happy that he decided to be our Carpenter!
I was responsible for his wig, which was very fun to style! Carpenter lives in the Deluded Depths, which is under water, so I used heat training with a blow dryer and two Punky wigs put together for lots of volume and a very flowing look! To fit his larger head I extended the hairline a few inches and used leftover hair from the harvested wig, and his sideburns were attached to his face with spirit gum and then razored while he wore it, to give it a more natural tapering. I didn't have time to ventilate his goatee and sideburns like I wanted to, but the wig lace still went to good use for adhering the nails to his hands and ankle (we didn't have time to put the nail on his brow and all his earrings- next time for sure!!).
My brother pinstriped the clothes himself, but the overalls and hammer were made by Score, the apron, belt, and pouch were made by my twin Hopie and two of our other group members, and I made his wooden leg (which doesn't show up too well here, but still!) by painting woodgrain over nylon hose.
You can watch our skit featuring Carpenter here!: [link]