Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Rufio (from Hook) by Effektdmentality
Photographed by Seiya235

"Rufio, played in the 1991 movie "Hook" by noted Filipino actor Dante Basco (Zuko of Avatar: The Last Airbender), is about as mainstream a Filipino character as we're gonna get, haha. My cousin Ish and I are both fans of the movie, so in 2007 he decided to make a screen-accurate Rufio costume. Ish saw many Rufio costumes online, but few of them had the level of quality he sought for; most had only a few fringes, few if any extras like the multiple necklaces or the bracelets and earrings, or just red spraypaint and spiked hair in place of Rufio's impressive tri-hawk. To build his screen accurate costume, Ish had his original VHS copy of the movie on a constant loop, and was taking screengrabs and doing online image research for months as he built the costume. He won 2 separate Halloween contests in 2007 and 2008, and then I borrowed it for 2009 and then again for SDCC '11."

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