Here’s How That Incredible Rocket Raccoon Halloween Costume Was Made

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We were all impressed by the movie-quality Rocket Raccoon costume Christina Borchardt made for her 6-year old son. But now we get to see what actually went into the build.

Starting in June of this year, Borchardt chronicled her work as it progressed on the Replica Props Forum. Everything was entirely made from scratch, including Rocket’s head which she designed using a plaster mold of her son’s face. She then sculpted the entire face and cowl, attached faux fur which was shaped and painted, and affixed teeth to a movable upper and lower jaw.

Her work is so good that even James Gunn took notice and gave it a shout out on Instagram.

Check out more photos of this parenting win after the break.

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Many awesome Guardian costumes this year! Here are a couple of my favorites!

A photo posted by James Gunn (@jamesgunn) on

Head on over to the Replica Props Forum for the entire build log.

(via Makezine)

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