A custom mosquito mascot, custom Spartan tunics and capes plus a dead mosquito prop.
Custom welded internal framework and fittings with polyethylene foam, fabrics, vinyl, Worbla, 3D printed and vacuum formed parts plus cool lighting effects!
Unimpressed with the mosquito costume offerings out there in the wild, Bryan Carter of ThinkWebStore came to us. Discussions resulted in an agreement to create an oversize, realistic but definitely xenomorphic critter that would enthrall onlookers at its live convention performances plus Spartan Mosquito’s fun online videos.
Many thanks to Bryan Carter for hiring us and for your fantastic marketing idea that juxtaposes against the typical landscape. It’s brilliant.
National hardware conventions are typically about tile, plumbing and home improvement products. They rarely, if ever, are costume-focused events. ThinkWebStore’s parade of great looking models in custom Spartan garb and weapons, escorting their big captured mosquito around the convention floor is a sight that no one can ever forget!
The Spartan Mosquito Eradicator product itself is ingenious and supplies have been pre-sold out for months. Check it out: https://spartanmosquito.com/mosquito-control/
Hraefn Wulfson, meditating on the layout of the new custom mosquito mascot legs
Crit Killen and Hraefn Wulfson discuss attachment and arrangement methods for the new custom mosquito mascot chassis
Hraefn Wulfson cuts and sands forms that will be used to vacuum form clear plastic wings for the new custom mosquito mascot
Isaac Doubek’s handiwork- He’s made custom 3D printed eyes for the new custom mosquito prop
Hraefn Wulfson has the mosquito wing bucks ready for vacuum forming in clear plastic
Isaac Doubek’s handiwork- He’s rewired a multi effect lighting element to portable battery unit for the new custom mosquito mascot
Crit Killen and Hraefn Wulfson discuss attachment and arrangement methods for the new custom mosquito mascot chassis. Each leg slides into a custom fitting for clarity and speedy assembly
Crit Killen measures for wing attachment mount on mosquito mascot’s welded steel shoulder frame and chassis
Details of welded steel shoulder frame and chassis for new custom mosquito mascot on a dress dummy the same size as the five foot tall performer
Crit Killen and Hraefn Wulfson with the welded steel shoulder frame and chassis for new custom mosquito mascot on a dress dummy the same size as the five foot tall performer
Detail of each custom fitting for leg assembly in the new custom mosquito mascot
Hraefn Wulfson wearing the new shoulder chassis of custom mosquito mascot with legs attached, casting an interesting shadow
Hraefn Wulfson wearing the new shoulder chassis of custom mosquito mascot with legs attached
Detail: Spartan Mosquito logo heat transfers on red linen Spartan cape backs and wagon banners
Hraefn Wulfson arranges the new dead mosquito prop on the convention-safe Spartan spear
Hraefn Wulfson adding a few final touches to the dead mosquito prop
Spooky even in the daylight, the new mosquito mascot is ready to be disassembled for travel
Bryan Carter, Jennifer McGrew and Hraefn Wulfson in a selfie with new mosquito mascot costume
Spooky at night in the McGrew Studios parking lot- the new mosquito mascot costume
Mosquito mascot’s internal lighting has several effects and glows red with blood through its vinyl side abdomen “windows”
Some late night parking lot painting on the new mosquito mascot. Isaac Doubek and Hraefn Wulfson
Mosquito mascot’s inner steel armature visible through the newly cut abdomen “windows”
Ready to go to several national hardware shows on great looking models: Custom Spartan tunics, belts and capes. Red and white linen, jute, fun trims and brooches
Spartan Mosquito custom mascot scale pre-viz
A BIG 2019 project for us involving the team effort and mighty
talents of Hraefn Wulfson, Crit Killen, Isaac Doubek, Carolyn Richardson, Uptown Embroidery and Jennifer McGrew