Jacket & Biker - Hotline Miami
Heather: Hotline Miamiiiii!!! We had these costumes done for so long and never had a chance to wear them. We were happy to finally do so this year. I originally had a frog mask (which I will most likely wear at another con when we wear these again since we would like to!) but I felt the pull of the Richard mask when we talked about wearing these at Intervention. I searched online and found an awesome rooster mask but it was around $50 which is way out of my price range. Doing some more searching lead me to a yellow rooster-ish mask called a "Supreme Chicken" mask. I saw they had it in white and bought it almost instantly. It was $30+ cheaper than the original rooster mask I found and looked awesome! So I had fun with my Supreme Chicken, my stage blood, my bat and of course, my jerkface Biker lololol. Also many thanks to Roger of Monki Makr for taking these photos for us! I had way too much fun editing them. Especially the 80's-VHS-styled ones. ;D
Nate: Hotline Miami is one of the most frustratingly satisfying games of all time. Frustrating in that it often takes 10, 20, 30...100 replays of a level to get it right. Satisfying in that you are a smooth killing motherfucker once you have the muscle memory to finally power through the level. These costumes may not capture the simultaneous joy and agony of playing the game, but they sure are fancy! Biker is especially fancy in his turquoise helmet and neon pink vest. Overall this was one of the easier costumes I've constructed. The hardest part was probably taping off the helmet for the perfect paint job. But the end results were excellent, especially the overhead shots! Thanks again to Monki Makr for the awesome shots!
Tony & Corey - Hotline Miami 2
Heather: Just like our Jacket & Biker costumes, we had these costumes pretty much done for a while before finally getting them 100% done and having a chance to wear them to a convention. MAGClassic 2015 was in September which should be pretty cool weather, right? NO, WE WISH. It was hot and humid and latex masks are no fun in that. Neither are long pants and a jacket. Serious props to Corey for piling all that on in Miami. The shot of me crouching and about to run with the mask on was when I could most definitely feel my legs shaking and sweat dripping down my face. I AM REALLY HAPPY WITH SAID PHOTOS THOUGH SO YES. Many thanks to Roger (photos 2, 9 & 14) of Monki Makr & Denis (photos 1, 3-8, 10-13 & 15-16) for taking photos for us at the con!
Nate: Its hard to think that any game could be more frustratingly hard than the first Hotline Miami, but HLM2 exceeded all expectations. Luckily the difficulty is offset by awesome character abilities: dodge rolling, dual wielding, fist killing, dual charactering (but no co-op :( ) There is also a hard mode once you beat the game, as if the normal game isn't hard enough. As you know we love us some creppy animal masks so HLM2 was an instant choice. Eventually we want to do Alex and Ash, assuming we can find the right type of mask. Maybe we'll just paint some ducks! And just in case you're wondering, the spiked knuckles are made out of craft foam. Ok, craft foam AND real spikes.