For those of you who don’t already know, I was cast as the Centaur in The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe.
I’m sure you all know what a centaur is, but for those of you who don’t …
A centaur is a mythological creature that essentially has the head, arms, and torso of a human attached to the torso of a horse.
Let’s see . . . I already have the torso and arms of a human, but I don’t have horsey parts, which means . . .
I have to build a butt–a horse butt.
I’m starting to suspect that this casting decision was made more for my cosplaying abilities rather than my actual acting talents.
(and with the lines the centaur has, it’s going to be hard to show off my acting abilities, so this costume is going to rock)
Most people would be daunted if given the task of creating a centaur costume.
On the contrary. It’s actually quite doable, even without CGI. So when I was offered the role of centaur I said
And where did I go to research concepts for my costume–why, the internet of course.
Oops, sorry, that’s not a centaur. That’s Kim Kardashian. I guess I could just sit on my ass until my booty is big enough o glue a tail on.
I’m sure you’re all familiar with this guy
He pops up a lot if you Google centaur. His name is impossible to pronounce and equally challenging to spell, so I’m just going to call him that cool, muscled guy from Narnia.
For those of you who remember Xena: Warrior Princess or Hercules, you might remember these dudes–er horse guys, or whatever.
Not bad special effects for their time … considering Xena had some of the best–and worst–CGI I’ve ever seen.
But alas, I will not be using CGI or green screens. I will be doing this the old fashioned way.
Between Google, YouTube, forums, Pinterest, and all other forms of social media, I found a lot of pictures of finished centaur costumes … but very little on the step-by-step process.
So it seems no one wants to share their methods. No problem.
If you’re interested in making a centaur costume (or just want to see how mine turns out), keep in touch with me via Facebook, twitter, and my blog for tutorials, production updates, as well as reveals of the finished project.
Allow me to be your “Centaur Mentor.”
Next post–building the skeleton.