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Costume: Ellen Ripley from Aliens by mandomemory Costume: Ellen Ripley from Aliens by mandomemory
My Ellen Ripley costume, from the end of Aliens.


People have been telling me for years that I resemble the character, so I couldn’t resist building it! I paid very close attention to accuracy due to the way the apparent “ease” of the costume leads to a lot of poor renditions. Basically everything here was built by me, either from bottom-up like the bandolier rig and cargo pants, or was heavily modified from the source, such as the shoes (which have been torn apart, reconstructed, and painted). The pulse rifle was constructed by myself, it is a kitbash of several fan cast parts (mostly Matsuo) plus airsoft.

Costume by me.
Photos by James Clarke.
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OakEvolution Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
<3 <3
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juzo-kun Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014   General Artist
Really great work! :)
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JeeOneProd Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good Work, yes ... I Love It ! ... : www.facebook.com/JeeOneProd44?…
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rbarnes182 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Awesome, good job.
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xMyCatMiax Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
You are actually the most perfect person

you mADE THE RIFLE AND SHOES (edited or w/e anyway) AND PANTS AND //dies

You are my role model for when I hopefully get around to making my Ripley cosplay
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mandomemory Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Thank you! ^_^ It always makes my day to hear people get a kick out of this costume.
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Player-Designer Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome cosplay, I love Ripley!
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Intehellerdet Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't even... I can't... Where do I start?

this is too many levels of awesome! You just gave me the biggest nerdgasm!
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mandomemory Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Thank you! ^_^
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ceejay1052 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
what did u use to build the gun. Do u have a flame thrower too?
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:iconmandomemory:
mandomemory Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
I have not built the flamethrower. The pulse rifle is a kitbash of airsoft parts and Matsuo cast pieces.
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kmgill Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
You look awesome! I love Sigourney and the character Ellen Ripley. I mean I named my daughter Ripley. Great job!
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A-shanti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Really cool! 
I like the Alien movies and Sigourney is my favorite female actress :D
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VillalobosDStudios Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sexy
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inkjava Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I was searching for references to draw my Ripley cartoon and found your photos. No need to search any further! Awwwwesome work!! :#1:
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mandomemory Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Wow, you have no idea how flattering this is for me! I stumbled across your "Ripley Paper Doll" piece about a week ago and made it the background on my phone I liked it so much. So funny that you contacted me now!
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inkjava Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha. Nice!! Mutual inspiration. ;) You did some rrreally good work with this costume. You deserve to be praised! :worship: I'm flattered as well about the phone background! Nice to hear! Thanks a bunch! :boogie:
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TheChainmailChick Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artist
you're one the first page of results I get for Ellen Ripley :D
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mandomemory Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Really? Neat! My, I've been neglecting deviantArt...
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ecm98 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Could you tell me how you made the upper part of the reeboks or a tutorial?
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:iconmandomemory:
mandomemory Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
I don't have enough pictures for a tutorial, but basically, I cut out the tongue and moved it up higher on the shoe, then sewed it back on. I then patterned/sewed the top wrap-around portion out of vinyl (making an extra strap with velcro as I went) and hand-stitched it to the top of the shoe. Then repainted the whole thing. Sorry I can't be more detailed, it really was just a lot of staring at it all until it made sense.
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ecm98 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
It's fine. You actually explained it pretty good.
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ecm98 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Did you make the pants? Those are the closest cargo pants iv'e ever seen.
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mandomemory Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Yep! Sewn from the ground up. Started with a very basic pant pattern, then modified it heavily to match the ones on screen.
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ecm98 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
You did an awesome job! You are the best Ripley ever :) All you need now is a power loader.
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TheGlowing Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Fantastic work, I especially love all the detail that went into the gun.
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Matsucorp Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Best Ripley evar!
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:iconmandomemory:
mandomemory Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
That means a lot! I used several of your prop pieces to build the M41-A, and I'm super happy with how it came together; I got a ton of compliments on it.
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Matsucorp Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you also, it's nice to see it all come together.
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melzika Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Looks awesome, nice work! :clap:
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:iconmandalshark:
MandalShArK Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SUPERB!!! Loving the bug stompers! :D
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ashe-the-hedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is just... Flawless 8D
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sugarstitch Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is epic.
Just.. epic.
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KianaTavers-Mereel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Awesome, just AWESOME! You look like you just walked off the movie screen. :)
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ARC-K-80 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That looks fantastic, and for those of us who pay attention to it, your attention to detail really stands out!
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commander-13 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally look the part!
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MandalorianKnight Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah the memories, awesome outfit.
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