Wednesday, January 2, 2008

2007 Costume Round-Up

These are the new costumes I worked on last year, some of which I completed and some of which I emphatically did not.

Emma Peel from The Avengers

Molotov from The Venture Bros.

Flashback Molotov from The Venture Bros.

Bathrobe Molotov from The Venture Bros.

Stormer from Jem.

Pumaman from MST3K episode - The Pumaman.

Captain Liberty from The Tick (live action).

Susan Vance from Bringing up Baby.
I did this one for Halloween, so I have updated pictures I'll post at some point.

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Anonymous Logan said...

Hello! I know this will seem random in the end but, I was browsing for Venture bros. pics on google and I came across your Molotov pic, and I said to myself "Wow! Thats a damn good costume". and you've made all the variant looks. Killer!... I just wanted to say, kick-ass job!... I don't sew, and I'm a dude... But those costumes are awesome! The fact that mystery science theater has not been forgotten by some people, is so cool! And you look extremely cute as stormer from jem! My name is Logan by the way... and even if you get this like a year from now, because you remembered you had a blog all of sudden, then so be it... But I definitely felt I needed to express my admiration for your talent, and to tell you I think your cute as hell lol! See ya!



June 29, 2008 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger funnypeculiar said...

I got a little OCD about the Molotov costumes last year (gotta catch them all!) But in any case a random thank you for the random compliment.

July 10, 2008 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Rekanize said...

Hah, I found this while looking for some "Bathrobe Molotov" shots for my g/f's costume this year.

We were Dr. O and Triana last year.

I just wanted to say that I love the work you're putting up here, and I hope to see more in the future!

September 21, 2008 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger funnypeculiar said...

More people should do Bathrobe Mol! It gives you a chance to wander around in public in your bathrobe. What more could you want in a costume?

You guys look FAB as The Orpheuses. My favorite part has to be your Dr. O eyebrows. Cartoon eyebrows brought TO LIFE. Amazing!

September 21, 2008 at 5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love, the Emma Peel outfit. I was planning on beingher for Halloween this year. Any chance I can buy it!

October 2, 2008 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger said...

I can't wait to see the Bringing Up Baby costume photos! OMG! Love that movie!

October 27, 2008 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger Maery said...

This is a super old post, so I'm not sure if you'll see the comment... but it's worth a shot.

First off, amazing costumes. They're wonderful, and you really sell all of them with your attention to detail. I really get miffed at people who almost nail something then screw up the hair or makeup, so kudos. You've done a fantastic job on all your costumes, and I like your taste!

I actually found your blog while looking up reference images for a Stormer costume. Yours is wonderful! I was hoping you could point me in the right direction as to where to buy a toy keytar like the one you have in your picture! I'm almost done making the costume, but it's the keytar that makes the whole this come together, and I'm sadly lacking this crucial part :)

Any help is appreciated!

September 5, 2009 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger funnypeculiar said...

Maery: I got mine at Toys R Us. It was originally navy blue, so I painted it. I couldn't find the exact one I used on their website, but it was in the $20 range I think. I don't know what the brand was or anything, but it was sort of like this one:

September 7, 2009 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger louise said...

Do you happen to sell the Emma Peel costume? I love it!

November 1, 2009 at 10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did you make your Molotov costume? I'm looking to make my own (the long V-neck one) for Halloween. It looks like you are the original! Was it terribly hard to make? Also, how did you get everything to stay in place?

August 22, 2010 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger funnypeculiar said...

skanoodles: It wasn't too hard. I bought a plain black unitard and slit it down the front. It was actually a round neck unitard so it didn't make a proper V like that when I slit it. I had to make a black yoke thing to sew on top of it to give it the right shape and some tension. If you can find a unitard with a front zipper or an existing slit down the front then that would be better because you should be able to extend the slit more easily without having to rework the unitard so much like I did. As far as the belts and straps and holsters and stuff, I made all those using this webbing/belting stuff that you can get at the fabric store. The buckles and stuff I also got at the fabric store. The closures on the leg and arm are velcro. Probably you'd be able to find existing holsters and stuff instead of making everything, and usually those types of things take spray paint pretty well if you need to turn it from black to red.

The only way it stayed in place was by taping it to my body. I used double-sided toupee tape, and it was really secure and didn't budge at all. I wore that costume three different times and never had any accidents or anything popping out from the tape. If I wanted to go to the bathroom I had to untape and then retape it with fresh tape, which was a pain. But other than that, it's pretty comfortable to wear.

Good luck!

August 25, 2010 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger A vulnerable girl said...

OH MY GOD! your Emma Peel costume is to die for! its fricking amazing, i would where that everyday. I have no idea how to sew but i'm willing to learn if i can make that. could you pretty please tell us how to make it :)

love Jenny

November 9, 2010 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger chaos said...

This is a long shot but do you happen to have any closeups of the Aztec logo on the Puma Man shirt that you could share? Your costume looks like a perfect replica from the movie. I'm making one for Halloween this year and I'm having a hard time finding a good, clear image to copy from.


August 29, 2011 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger funnypeculiar said...

chaos: These are the caps of the Aztec logo that I made for reference. They're not the best quality, but they can give you a pretty good idea.

here, here, here, and here

August 29, 2011 at 10:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Any chance you'd sell the Emma Peel costume? If so, contact me at


February 15, 2014 at 10:43 AM  

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