Monday, January 6, 2014

Carl Fredricksen from Up movie - Halloween Costume and How To


Thats me as Carl Fredricksen! Okay so this costume has a funny beginning. At work we thought it would be fun to choose a theme that we should all come dressed as. Well, things got confused and voting wasn't exactly accurate and we ended up with a Disney theme. I had no idea what i would be. I love to create my costumes and not just buy them out of a bag. I ended up seeing a similar costume of Carl Fredricksen online and decided i could do that. I needed to get it started because i knew it would take time and i had a lot of other things going on. Well, halfway through the process, my work cancelled the Disney theme. I decided i had better just keep going with what i started. I love the way it turned out and it was a lot of fun to be him as a character. I mimicked his walk and talk and even had the UP theme music playing from my coat pocket.



On Halloween at work i was told that someone saw my costume picture on Facebook and sent it to someone they knew who was dressing up their little boy as the cute boy scout from the movie. I was told they wanted a picture of us together. So sure enough the parents of the cutest little boy showed up and we had a little impromptu photo shoot of us together. Melted my heart how cute he was and how he would look at me. I've since become friends with Anita Fowler and her husband Mylo and their adorable little Denali. We've so much enjoyed the attention our hand crafted costumes received. What a great Halloween it was.


My friends wanted to join in the fun and so in just a weeks time they put together their costumes of the rest of the UP characters including the house. We were quite the hit at a big singles party.


If you're interested in how i made the Carl costume, here is a how to i put together. Sorry its not more detailed but it should give you the idea.

I've started to make another one and so i've tried to take more pictures that might help you out if you are making one. I live in Midvale, UT so message me if you would like to rent the costume for Halloween, or Birthday parties or asking someone to a dance.









Links to my other makeups and costumes:

Day of the Dead:
http://amasonsayswhat.blogspot.com/2014/01/dia-de-los-muertos-makeup.html

Carl Fredricksen:
http://amasonsayswhat.blogspot.com/2014/01/carl-fredricksen-from-up-movie.html

Big Teeth:
http://amasonsayswhat.blogspot.com/2014/10/big-teeth-makeup.html

Day of the Dead Part II:
http://amasonsayswhat.blogspot.com/2015/07/dia-de-los-muertos-part-two.html

Frankenstein:
http://amasonsayswhat.blogspot.com/2015/07/frankenstein-face-makeup.html

17 comments:

  1. He is available for rent. $65 (head, jacket, shirt, pants, belt, shoes, bow tie, pin) If you are still interested, please Email me and we can discuss further. masonbarton@yahoo.com

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  2. I'd like to rent the costume. I sent an email with my contact info to your yahoo email account. Hope to hear from you.

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  3. I would be interested in renting this from you. Needed for parade in wyoming on Oct. 15, 2015. Would it be possible?

    -B. Hornberger

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    1. Hi Lisa! Its currently being rented on that date. Thanks for inquiring.

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    2. Looking to rent for Halloween night is it available?

      Julie

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    3. Hi Julie, there is someone else who has requested it for that date. If you are interested in having me make you one for purchase then email me at masonbarton@yahoo.com

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  4. Hi Mason! I was wondering how much it would cost to have a fredrickson head made?

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  5. Hi Kimberly, thanks for your interest in having this costume made. For the head, bow tie and pin it would cost $550 plus shipping or you could come pick it up if you live in Utah. Let me know if you are still interested and I'll get working on it.

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  6. I wanted to thank you for the instructions on how to create a Carl costume. I was able to create one myself and I am pretty proud of how it came out. It won best couple and best homemade costume. It was a hit! Thanks again!

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    1. What! that is awesome! Thanks for letting me know. I'm glad people like you are out there creating!

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  7. Hello I would like to know if u have ever more specific instructions to make the head if u do can u plz send it to Alexander_rodarte@yahoo.com

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  8. The first step is a little confusing I'm trying to get the first step buto not sure how to start the project I'm really excited to get started

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  9. Was wondering if you are renting your costume this year? We do a trunk or treat at our church and I would love to be Mr. Fredrickson.

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    1. Hello, yes I do rent the UP costume. Obviously cheaper if you live near me to come pick it up. If you live out of state then shipping adds a lot to the cost since its so big. Feel free to email me with more specific information if you are still interested and I can get you a quote. masonbarton@yahoo.com

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  10. Hi I love this! I wanted to make it this year and am wondering what colors you used?

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  11. Hello! I used acrylic paint. I couldn't tell you what colors specifically as it has been a while. I know I bought a flesh colored paint but had to mix light brown in it so it wasn't so pink. Good luck! I'd love to see it.

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