Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
November 1, 2009
Image Size
103 KB
Resolution
775×517
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
10,592 (4 today)
Favourites
189 (who?)
Comments
44
×
Plague Doctor Headshots by InKibus Plague Doctor Headshots by InKibus
These pictures focus more on the mask, and I took off the red cape. The costume stands on it's own without it, believe me. ;)

My Plague Doctor based, with kind permission, on the artworks of `hibbary
Artworks for basis;
The Grand Doctor
Eve of the first snow
Stormy Skies


The beak is poplar wood painted and finished. The mask is is leather, straps, and screws. The rudimentary goggles are leather and caps/covers from a rifle sight!
Yeah, they fogged over sometimes, but I could actually see and breath in this costume.
The frock was a historical pattern Frocky and I selected.
I am wearing one (of a pair) Steampunk Shock Gauntlet made by =Winneganfake that are actually Frocky's. See them here. And sadly, I couldn't fit my palm through the palm-strap, my hands are much larger than Frockys, but I wrapped a watch around it for a nice effect. The work is to beautiful not to use! ;)
And no, I did not buy a black wig or dye my hair, so I used my real hair. Hope it's not to out of character.

Please look through my Costumes and props for more photos of this. And pop by =FrockTarts for more of her pics of this and her works.
Much thanks to Frocky for her hard work and my mum for helping with my mask!


Quicks links to my;
~Costumes and props
~Tutorials for crafting
~Original Fantasy Artworks

:bulletwhite: Zazzle Store:bulletred:Redbubble and Bubblesite profiles:bulletblue:Cafepress Store :bulletblack: DA prints:bulletgreen: FlickR profile:bulletwhite:
Eye Fetch gallery
Add a Comment:
 
:icontormentedartifacts:
Overall/Vision- The Plague Doctor's a classic character, and this costume truly does it justice. The elements chosen to make it up work perfectly for the character, whether they're historically accurate or not. You've taken the character and made it your own with this piece, which is the best part of doing any kind of historical concept.


Elements

(The gauntlet's a piece of my own work, so I'm deliberately leaving it out of this critique.)

Coat/furs- Great choice- the cut almost lends it an air of being protective gear as well as garment,

Top Hat- This piece is the only thing that tweaks me about the costume, and the reason behind the four star ratings- the hat's got the look of a pre-fab piece- it clashes with both the uniqueness of the mask and the rest of the outfit. My only big recommendation would be to either batter and decorate this hat to hell and back to go with the mask, or do another hat or hood in matching materials to the mask. Speaking of...

The mask- Brilliant. Utterly brilliant- the wood blends indistinguishably into the leather, giving it the appearance of being a single piece. the belts, rose sigil, all add further to it- it's a great personalization. And the use of rifle sights for the eyes? Ingenious- you've done a great job of integrating them.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
9 out of 9 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:iconcredfield57:
credfield57 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
I only got one word for this AWSOME!!!!!!!!
Reply
:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Merci! :bow:
Reply
:icontendeadpens:
tendeadpens Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
sick. you're wonderful
Reply
:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks. :D
Reply
:iconcorazondedios:
CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
so bizarre! just wonderful! I love it!
Reply
:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Much credit to the original artworks inspired me to do this piece, I am really happy with how it turned out.
Reply
:iconblind-dancer:
blind-dancer Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! ^__^
Erm, the critique says that Plague Doctors are "classic characters"... But, I've never heard of them (maybe because I'm not European)... Who are they? What do they do? Why the raven masks? They look cool though ;)
Reply
:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
They are/were sort of a 'hazmat suit' for old doctors.
During times of plagues, the whole mask and beak was suppose to serve a purpose.
Here's a little write up on them [link]
And here's a group dedicated to them- [link]
Lately, like my costume, they have sort of gotten this spiffy steamupunky treatment and look, and are sort of a new trend in creepy design. :nod:
Reply
:iconblind-dancer:
blind-dancer Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they're cool! Even if I'm not sure they were 100% useful at preventing disease ;)
Reply
:iconlittle-vampire:
Little-Vampire Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Crazy details! The beak is my favourite part of this mask! :wow:
Reply
:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
Reply
:iconlittle-vampire:
Little-Vampire Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
Reply
:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Seriously awesome detail! Amazing work. The mask looks wicked
Reply
:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :salute:
Reply
:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome :)
Reply
:iconpopnicute:
popnicute Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
wow! that's pretty awesome costume and mask! :wow:
Reply
:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
Reply
:iconhoward-33:
Howard-33 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
Absolutely love the mask. I don't suppose you might put together a tutorial on how you created it would you?
Reply
:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :bow: And i photoed every step, I intend (after the Holidays some time time) to do a complete tutorial. :salute: I like sharing my tricks for others to improve on!
Reply
:iconcaelkriss:
Caelkriss Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
Paranoid about swine flu much?

Really cool, Inks. Nice job.
Reply
:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
Tehhee, I picked this before swine flu.... and my sister picked this [link] as her costume too!
And her boyfriend went as a plague-masked grim reaper.
And I was (and still am) pretty sick on Halloween, so my paranoia is about a 9 on a 10 scale. :psychotic:

But thanks, it was a rather rewarding piece to accomplish. :nod:
Reply
:iconcaelkriss:
Caelkriss Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
Hehe. Well, I personally know like five swine flu survivors (that DIDN'T get the vaccine), and they all said it was like having the regular flu for a couple days longer than usual. So, if you don't have any other health problems that could complicate anything, you basically just treat it like any other flu.

You should definitely be proud of this piece. Very spooky cool.
Reply
:icontomscribble:
TomScribble Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
wow, this is really awesome. I love your costumes!!
Those Plague Doctor masks are so creepy, I'd die of fear, let alone the plague/having walnut-sized pus-filled pustules cauterized with a poker/more infections resulting, just by the sight of the doctor..
Reply
:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I liked this 'new' rendition of a plague doc, but it was cool seeing the interpretations through the ages. Really Creepy!
Reply
:iconprimulatook:
primulatook Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
super work! i love love love this!
Reply
:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thankyou dear! :blowkiss:
Reply
:iconire-ne:
ire-ne Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Awesome costume!

Happy (belated) Halloween! :)
Reply
:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you dear! :glomp:
I am thinking of you all the time!
Reply
:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Professional
exquisite work
Reply
:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
A very belated thank you! :bow:
Reply
:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Professional
:D
Reply
:icondragonladych:
dragonladych Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I like how it is still quite feminine. Very well done you guys!
Reply
:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
Very very funny, I never intended to make it 'feminine' at all...
but even copying the picture so close, there is something totally refined and even elegant to the whole costume that says quite easily it could be female, actually. I like that! :D
Reply
:icondevilishlysweetplus:
devilishlysweetplus Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
That mask is just plain wicked!! I love the stuff that you and your sis come up with (*envy envy envy*)
Reply
:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :blowkiss: We reallt hit on a neat idea this year, me thinks!
Reply
:icondevilishlysweetplus:
devilishlysweetplus Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
I definitely agree!! Have you ever thought of making this kind of stuff to sell at 'cons (or just on some place like etsy)? I have a feeling it'd go over really really well
Reply
:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Actually, my sister offers her handmade garments and custom orders.
Most of my stuff is so tailored to me and I would dread making something for someone else.
But that being said, I have just had a first-time serious beg for an elaborate costume in themes like we tend to make!
So, our following is growing and sales are becoming easier to try all the time. :D
Reply
:icondevilishlysweetplus:
devilishlysweetplus Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
I did see when your sister was selling off some of her old stuff, if I was the same size, I'd be having a seriously hard time keeping my money in my pocket...I understand about putting effort in to something thats for you, thats really the worlds loss though!!
Reply
:iconcolonelliamross:
ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nifty, nifty, nifty! So did you cover the beak with leather, then? What a fantastic effect!

And hoooly crap, hair! When did that happen? For some reason, I always assumed your hair is naturally dark but apparently not!
Reply
:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
Actually, the leather only covers the face, i achieved a really antiqued mahogany look for the wood.
And there are screws on that too. I will post a close up, it turned out better that I thought it would!
Yeah, that HAIR. :aww: I gots lots of it, and it grows fast. It was barely shoulder length last Halloween. I am actually planning to chop it again, it grows so fast I knoooow it'll be back soon enough.
Actually, I am a brown-copper-blond and grey streaked hair color naturally, the light makes me look blonder. And no, I am not black, I just dye it for the total effect in my costuming. :evillaugh:
Reply
:iconfrocktarts:
FrockTarts Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I always assumed your hair is naturally dark but apparently not!

heh, depends on her mood :P
Reply
:iconcolonelliamross:
ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ahahaha, I can believe it!
Reply
:iconsceyeballkid:
SCEyeballKid Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Professional Writer
That's really awesome!
I like the mask a lot, looks like an evil toucan.

Also, when did you let your hair grow? I demand unmasked pictures!
Reply
:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
Teeehhee, I did look like a toucan of sorts!

And my hair grows rather fast, almost annoyingly fast.
I plan on trimming it, probably.
Reply
:iconsceyeballkid:
SCEyeballKid Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Writer
Not before I get a maskless picture of you with it. :shakefish:
Reply
Add a Comment: