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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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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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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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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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SteelJaw Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks, friend! :D
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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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SteelJaw Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks! :D
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