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Title: Animated Jazz
Description: have at it! ;)

Laserbot - November 18, 2009 10:58 PM (GMT)
heya there peeps heres my Jazz costume up for critique! i have been thinking of creating another costume, dif character of course maybie g1 or animated again in the future! and i love to hear some good to honest critique on this costume so i know where i can improve and focuse next time around! thanks guys!

also im just gana post most of the links to my images and outside pics since they are prety big n stuff.

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heres link to my worklog here on Transcostumers...

Guest1243252 - November 19, 2009 11:06 AM (GMT)
The light effects really gives that little extra awesome feeling, though it is a bit creepy when the eyes light through the visor like that but it looks cool aswell (the visor maybe should be a little less transparent), other than that the lighting is just great. The propotions on the pieces is also great, I hardly see anything that would be off except the head is a little big, though I suppose the head is a bit hard to make smaller, we all know that. But great work!

I love the animated feeling, the choice of surface and material really fits. I love the lighting.
The colors is all good, I like them, and it's shiney. Though the fabric is quite uneven all over on most pieces and on the body suit. The human showing like the body suit fits the animated style, so it's all good. The backpack's coating doesn't seem to be uneven though, that looks really great. The lines of the black and white with the red and blue with the color change is great as well, flawless. The expression on the face is great and suits the character!

All in all an amazing animated costume, even if it has some wrinkles.

Guest - November 19, 2009 04:30 PM (GMT)
This costume has a really great presence, and even though your body is showing for almost half of it, it doesn't bother me because it fits with the animated style.

The wrinkles are, in most places, bothersome, and it makes the costume look a little bit like a pool toy. Like the poster above said, the backpack looks great, though, and totally has that ABS plastic look. The bodysuit has way too many wrinkles, though; especially around the legs. If the suit could be made a little tighter and form-fitting, it would be perfect.

The scale of the head doesn't become truly apparent until you look at it in comparison to the lower legs. I think that they're too small, especially the feet. That could be fixed by extending the length of your legs, and would correct the proportions.

All the little touches you put into it really show, like the car lights and side mirrors, and really brings up the overall quality of the costume and shows just how much work you put into it. I agree with the poster above about the optic lighting, but it doesn't look too weird. The only part of it that looks off is that, in the first photo, the visor practically disappears... maybe a really bright, shiny blue surface would have done the trick.

Overall, really great costume. I'll give it an 8.5/10.

Guest - November 28, 2009 03:31 AM (GMT)
I really like this costume, especially how soft it is and how you wore it at SDCC, it really added to the character. :D

The head is too big, especially the face. Since you used upholstry foam I know getting it to work must have been tough. I think using a thinner/less bulky material to make that specific part might have helped to keep better scale. Also, the eyeholes are very freaky, I think stopping the face at the visor and using an opaque visor would have really helped here. The LED lighting in the visor also was not very visualy appealing though I must give you kudos for going for it. As the person above said the details in this are crazy awesome.

The only real problem in the body is that the vinyl does not stretch to fit your movements so its a bit wrinkly but your plush construction makes you look a lot like a walking Jazz plushie. I mean that in a very good way, I know you were probably not looking to make a costume of plushie tfa Jazz but I think it works quite well with his friendly personality.

Overall, I'd give it an 8.5 as well. Redo the head and you'd be a 9.5 and through some act of godly tailoring get rid of the wrinkles and you'd be at a 10/10. Good job though, its a favourite of mine on the site.

Pilot - December 27, 2009 05:36 PM (GMT)
Alright, the critiquing period is over. LB, you can reply now if you want. :]

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