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  • [Idea] Disney Should Copy This Cosplayer's Jack Skellington Costume

    I don't know of ANYONE who thinks that the current Jack Skellington face character looks like it should. I mean, what's with that weird, droopy jaw? And why is the head shaped like an upside down pear instead of a globe? Forget 'Where did we come from?' and 'Where are we going?' -- THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS THAT KEEP ME AWAKE AT NIGHT.

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    Well, after looking at Rotten Tomatoes' gallery of cos-play from this year's NY Comic Con, I think I'll be sleeping a li'l easier. An unnamed cosplayer seems to have come up with a simple yet elegant version of a Jack Skellington costume that Disney should steal...er, borrow a.s.a.p.

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    What do you think? Doesn't this look a lot more like the movie version of Jack than the current parks' version?
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    Re: Disney Should Copy This Cosplayer's Jack Skellington Costume

    I LOVE IT! The only downside is he wouldn't be able to talk with that mask... but I personally would rather have him look more like Jack than speak like him! I just meet characters to get a photo with them, though, not to talk.


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    • #3
      Re: Disney Should Copy This Cosplayer's Jack Skellington Costume

      Originally posted by Ju-osh View Post
      I mean, what's with that weird, droopy jaw? And why is the head shaped like an upside down pear instead of a globe? Forget 'Where did we come from?' and 'Where are we going?' -- THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS THAT KEEP ME AWAKE AT NIGHT.
      didn't you hear? after the fame of nightmare before christmas, jack gave in to the pressure of the biz and got some work done.

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      • #4
        Re: Disney Should Copy This Cosplayer's Jack Skellington Costume

        The Disney version is much better in terms of aesthetics, they glam his look up a bit, while still keeping true to his form.
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        • #5
          Re: Disney Should Copy This Cosplayer's Jack Skellington Costume

          No the OP has such a valid point. The Disney Jack doesn't even "look" like Jack if you compare it to the more accurate costume or even a picture. The eyes look really weird and yeah I get that the jaw is that way to provide speaking ability, but it just looks off and I have the hardest time thinking that this was the best they could do. I think the head could stand to be more globe-like instead of that odd pear shape.


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          • #6
            Re: Disney Should Copy This Cosplayer's Jack Skellington Costume

            Is there even a way to make the head rounder while still having his jaw hang out so he can talk? That's probably one of the weirder parts to me, seeing where his face meets the mask. the mask is contoured to fit the jawline.

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            • #7
              Re: Disney Should Copy This Cosplayer's Jack Skellington Costume

              Even with the Disney version he is recognizable. My daughter saw him yesterday and he was walking along with his skeleton gate and told her "Why, Hello" and she was said "Hello Jack." She was thrilled because she turned to me and said "Jack Skellington said hello mommy". So it might not match, but apparently that might not be a big deal.
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              • #8
                Re: Disney Should Copy This Cosplayer's Jack Skellington Costume

                I prefer a speaking Jack over one who's head is a perfect globe. I really enjoyed the conversation I had with him the other day

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                • #9
                  Re: Disney Should Copy This Cosplayer's Jack Skellington Costume

                  To those that prefer the talking "face character" Jack over a more "true to the source material" rubberhead, which current rubberhead would you be willing to trade in for a talking "face" version? Mickey? Goofy? Woody?

                  Just wondering .....
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                  • #10
                    Re: Disney Should Copy This Cosplayer's Jack Skellington Costume

                    Never gave it a second thought. It works with the fans

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                    • #11
                      Re: Disney Should Copy This Cosplayer's Jack Skellington Costume

                      I think he looks odd and Sally looks a bit off. I think its neat having them around anyways. maybe a little redesign of the head making it slightly fuller. They should try throwing Lock, Shock and Barrel if they look decent.
                      Little and broken, but still good.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Disney Should Copy This Cosplayer's Jack Skellington Costume

                        Scare children??? The Disney one is far scarier, if for no other reason than it's so misshapen and weird looking. At least the second one looks like something they'll recognize. I always say ignore the "scare" factor. They'll get over it.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Disney Should Copy This Cosplayer's Jack Skellington Costume

                          The Disney version looks like an alien that got invited to a masquerade ball....
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                          • #14
                            Re: Disney Should Copy This Cosplayer's Jack Skellington Costume

                            Originally posted by Giant Panda View Post
                            To those that prefer the talking "face character" Jack over a more "true to the source material" rubberhead, which current rubberhead would you be willing to trade in for a talking "face" version? Mickey? Goofy? Woody?

                            Just wondering .....
                            I wouldn't for most of those. At least not the animals, like Mickey and Goofy. Woody and Jessie probably should stay "fur characters" because they are toys, so they shouldn't have a human face. But Captain Hook and the Queen of Hearts, for example, could be fun face characters

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                            • #15
                              Re: Disney Should Copy This Cosplayer's Jack Skellington Costume

                              Originally posted by Giant Panda View Post
                              To those that prefer the talking "face character" Jack over a more "true to the source material" rubberhead, which current rubberhead would you be willing to trade in for a talking "face" version? Mickey? Goofy? Woody?
                              Woody of course since although a toy he is a human model and not an animal.

                              Originally posted by DARTH MAUL View Post
                              Scare children??? The Disney one is far scarier, if for no other reason than it's so misshapen and weird looking. At least the second one looks like something they'll recognize. I always say ignore the "scare" factor. They'll get over it.
                              Many kids are scared of masks, which the talking characters do not have, and are called face characters. Also hearing them talk also makes them more realistic to kids and less threatening.
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