Well, Tuesday is in full swing and Fantasy Con 2014 is just a memory. Pulling at the back of your mind is you wishing it had never ended and now you’re in the daily dulldrum of real life. Well, I have a question for you. Have you watched the Hillywood Show? Before Fantasy Con, I had not. I did however, end up (almost on accident) in their panel THE HILLYWOOD SHOW: HOW TO MAKE SCREEN ACCURATE COSPLAYS.
I showed up purely because I’m interested in costuming and wanted to hear their advice. What I didn’t know is the amazing show that these girls are putting up on YouTube produced entirely by the two girls. You should check it out because, let’s admit it, you’re bored that today is not still Fantasy Con. I met up with them at their booth and asked them to introduce themselves to you, so here they are:
Yeah, sorry about the audio.. staff members were on the slim side that day so I didn’t want to tote a ton of gear by myself.
Anyway in the panel the Hilly and Hannah Hindi explained that they got started in cosplay at around 4 years of age. They would find little action figures. Hannah explains, “I wanted to dress like the raisin man. I don’t know where it really came from, it was just in me. We would do dance recitals. We’ve been doing dance our whole lives. So we would love the costumes, I loved performing and getting into costume.”
Their grandmother Maria works at Caesar’s palace. She’s been in wardrobe for 40+ years and made the girls costumes ever since we were born. She would help them alter stuff and build cool costumes. The Hindi sisters consider themselves costumers, not necessarily seamstresses. Apparently they poke themselves in the fingers way too often for that. They give the seamstresses or their grandmother the instructions of how they want it to look.
They talked a little bit about the Heath Ledger makeup from The Dark Knight. I guess they got some insider information from the makeup artist. The mouth makeup is actually the batman symbol for the scar. The Joker makeup was a nightmare because the prosthetics re difficult. You can’t talk, or move. It feels like your face is going to fall off. It’s a weird balance. They really respected Heath for that.
They did mention one interesting thing. If you’re a fan of the show, they’ll accept volunteers to help film their parodies wherever they can get them. So if you want a fun experience and get involved, reach out to them. They may be able to use your help. Keep in mind that shoots usually take a little longer than a week, so you’ll need to make sure you have enough time to commit to the project.
Here are 3 of my favorite parodies:
The Doctor Who Parody:
Pirates of the Caribbean Parody:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Parody