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Romero - Zombie Doberman Partial Costume by SteelJaw Romero - Zombie Doberman Partial Costume by SteelJaw
Romero is my latest costuming project, and my first "commission". My husband wanted a zombie Doberman Pinscher in time for this year's Rocky Mountain Fur Con, and I was able to bring the costume together in a little less than 2 months.

Romero features:
-Resin head with moving jaw. The head was actually modeled after a skull, and foam "flesh" added to make the lips, eyebrows, etc.
-Taxidermy eyes by Tohickon and taxidermy jawset
-Resin claws on the hands and feet
-Cast urethane rubber pawpads on the hands, feet are "parade soles" and built on lightweight tennis shoes
-Custom distressed zombie clothing and custom IRS badge by ~Stray-Southpaw
-Silicone zombie injuries on the face, right ear and right arm
-Airbrushed markings and details
-Horsehair whiskers

This suit has a lot of tiny details that just don't show properly in photos. The whiskers on his injured, right side are bent and broken, there is matted "blood" on his arm and lower jaw, and the wounds have an oozing, festered quality to them.

Overall I'm very happy with the costume, especially given the amount of time I had to complete it. There are a lot of flaws, and some features I had to leave out for the sake of time. The head is far heaver than I would have liked, and the feetpaws were a terrible rush job, but I learned a lot and made my husband's day by having the costume ready for the convention.

All photos by myself, costume owned and worn by my husband.
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Tolequiel Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Is kinda fitting to stumble upon this, as I had a doberman get killed by his son last year, and miss him so bad I even wished him back as a zombie...
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Kierbyy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool! I want to make a zombie fursuit so bad, but it looks hard to do
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SteelJaw Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Really no harder than any other suit, just has different details! :>
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:iconkierbyy:
Kierbyy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok :) What did you use for the blood and gore on it?
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:iconsteeljaw:
SteelJaw Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I used the same material that's used for wounds in television and movies. It's called "Skin Tight" silicone, and it stuck really well to the fur. You should be able to find it on www.smooth-on.com :>
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:iconkierbyy:
Kierbyy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool thanks :)
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snowfox41011 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Absolutely amazing. I am at a loss of words! :O
The details are superb!
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:iconsteeljaw:
SteelJaw Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks, friend! :D
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:iconundead-medic:
undead-medic Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012   General Artist
This was one of my favorites at RMFC, amazing job 8U
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:iconsteeljaw:
SteelJaw Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks! :D
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:iconsteele-iceheart:
Steele-IceHeart Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing!!!
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:iconsteeljaw:
SteelJaw Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks! :>
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:iconmaiitsoh:
Maiitsoh Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Seeing that beast in person was a awe inspiring sight. You were one of the few who kept to the theme. Great work!
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:iconsteeljaw:
SteelJaw Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks! I didn't see you, though. Wanted to say "Hi!". :<
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:iconmaiitsoh:
Maiitsoh Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
You just did silly :)
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:iconsteeljaw:
SteelJaw Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Guess that's true! ;D
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PegasiCosplay Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's excellent, the details are very well done and make you go "uck yuck!" Very zombie like indeed!
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:iconsteeljaw:
SteelJaw Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks! :D
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:iconatomichyena:
AtomicHyena Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The decaying ear was a nice touch. :)
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:iconsteeljaw:
SteelJaw Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I thought it would go nicely with the ripped face. :>
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AtomicHyena Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It looks perfect with it. ^^
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:iconwereren:
Wereren Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The fur looks very real on the closeup of the eye. You did a really great job, as the rest of your costume pieces. :)
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:iconsteeljaw:
SteelJaw Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, many thanks! The fur was such a lucky find, I found it at a local fabric shop and over bought so I'd have extra. I just love it, I want to do something else with it too. :>
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big-bad-wolfy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
very rez evil totally amazing
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:iconsteeljaw:
SteelJaw Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, friend! :>
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:iconbig-bad-wolfy:
big-bad-wolfy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
your welcome as always
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DarciGibson Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
OMG! That is flipping cool!
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:iconsteeljaw:
SteelJaw Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! *hugs!* TJ was happy, and that's what really counts. He freaked a few folks out. :>
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The-Black-Wolfess Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wicked. Would be awesome if It was a fullsuit too o: still is though!
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SteelJaw Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
We're actually pondering some stuff to make him closer to a half suit. I want to do digi padding for under the pants, to help break up the human outline, and I'd love to make a chest piece with a more shredded shirt and more gore. That way we can alter how tame or horrid the costume is. :>

Thanks for the kind comments! :>
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The-Black-Wolfess Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yw :D And I think he'd be cool to take a pic with someone dressed as Alice from Resident Evil :P
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SteelJaw Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That would be awesome! Maybe we'll run into someone dressed as her at our local sci-fi convention. :D
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EspxUmb Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow this suit is amazingly well done! I really love the eyes.
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:iconsteeljaw:
SteelJaw Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks! My husband picked them out- he wanted those eyes but otherwise I had artistic freedom. :>
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Nyctophobic-Draga Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow This is AWESOME!!!!!!
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:iconsteeljaw:
SteelJaw Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks! :>
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