Yes it’s true! He’s finished and I’m very satisfied with the end product :o)
Let me just very quickly back up and show the last few finishing bits of his outfit. There isn’t anything that he wears in this gear from Bad that doesn’t have multiple buckles on it. Many very small buckles were made and sewn to very narrow ribbon and then sewn to where they needed to be! They are all functioning buckles and can be undone if desired. (I certainly wouldn’t though,Â ’cause I wouldn’t look forward to the time and tweezers it would take to do them all back up again, lol! Especially the gauntlet ones. Man alive but I made them tiny!
Michael gets his pant leg buckles….
Here’s the outfit on the dude himself!
Here are his short leather boots. Of course these have buckles too…. I’ve given the soles some tread
Lastly are his gauntlets which you guessed it are basically a series of buckles. Michael’s real wrist gauntlets are slightly different. They trace around his middle finger for example. I considered sewing a “studded” strap right through his hand, but then decided I didn’t want to weaken the vinyl of his hand by doing that. It would probably have broken his finger off over time and anyway you wouldn’t be able to take it off. I prefer not to have clothing permanently attached when possible but that’s just me :o)
All right enough of that, here’s the finished man himself!
This dude has a head of real mohair, his boots and belts are real leather, pant and jacket are black twill and his two T shirt, one black, one white are poly cotton. I gave him his chin cleft and shading through his cheeks to make him look as much like Michael as possible.
I hope you like him and have enjoyed watching the work come together. Thanks for reading :o)