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12 October 2008 @ 07:25 pm
CoC Does the Big Bad  
While it's indesputable that I look a good deal more like SMG than JM, I couldn't resist the challenge. Marlboro Reds, lemon reamer and zippo lighter in hand, I headed out for a spot of fun. 



Hair, make-up and photo credit all go to MomCat on this one. The challenge with Spike here was to try and make my face much more masculine and angular than it actually is. We did some heavy shading with blush and eyeshadow in my cheeks and made the rest of my face, especially around the eyes, pale. My hair was gelled flat back against my head and pulled into a low ponytail so that I could tuck it into the collar of the duster. 

We took photos in 6 different locations around my block. I chose the best 10/40. That brick wall across the street has the best lighting by far for these shenanigans, it seems. 

And remember, ya'll have through the first week in November to contribute your own dress-up BtVS  pics. I can't wait to see what you guys come up with!                         
Owenowenthurman on October 13th, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)
In number 6 you appear to be looking for a nice lady vampire with a tea room.
missus_gracemissus_grace on October 13th, 2008 06:06 am (UTC)
Next pile of crap over.
ClawofCat: Laughclawofcat on October 13th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
Hey, you should have seen the pic of me jumping off that toilet seat. I got down and dirty with the trash. Woo!
ClawofCatclawofcat on October 13th, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I don't get the "tea room" reference. What do you mean?

All those garbage shots are actually by the back service entrance to my building. They store the garbage, furniture and appliances that no one wants there until trash pick-up day. It made for a fun set! I could just imagine Spike sifting through all the junk looking for stuff to decorative his crypt with.
Owenowenthurman on October 13th, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)
The Replacement, at the junkyard (thx BvDDB):

RILEY: What are *you* doing here, Spike?

Spike straightens up, holding a mannequin arm.

SPIKE: Oh, there's a nice lady vampire who set up a charming tea room over the next pile of crap. What do you think I'm doing? I'm scavenging, ain't I?

(he holds up a small lamp)

WILLOW: Very pretty.
ClawofCat: huhclawofcat on October 14th, 2008 02:34 am (UTC)
Wow. I don't remember that at all. I haven't seen that episode since it aired. *scratches head* Must rewatch now.

Thanks for clearing things up!
missus_grace: thumbsupmissus_grace on October 13th, 2008 06:07 am (UTC)
Spike coat! Coat of Spike!
What a great idea! Kudos to MomCat!
ClawofCat: spikesmilesclawofcat on October 13th, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that coat is amazing. It's got the same loose, buttery look to it that Spike's coat has. Plus, swoosh factor. That's key!

Kudos to MomCat!
Yes, she was very patient and humored me despite her insistance that there was no way on earth she could get me to look anything like JM. For being the wrong gender with the opposite facial structure, I think I came out alright!
ash_carpenter: Angel ash_carpenter on October 13th, 2008 07:19 am (UTC)
LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well, you certainly have the attitude going on baby!
ClawofCat: fucktherestclawofcat on October 13th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
That's half the battle, right? There were a few more lewd ones where I was flagrantly grabbing my crotch and looking quite smug about it. Those, uh, didn't make the cut ;)

Glad you enjoyed them! I had a lot of fun myself.
louise39: spike  leather coatlouise39 on October 13th, 2008 11:56 am (UTC)
Great coat. And love the crouch pic.
ClawofCat: smugclawofcat on October 13th, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
My aunt gave me the coat a few years ago. She was cleaning out her closet and thought I might like it. Do I ever!? It looks so much like Spike's duster. Hard not to love it for that reason alone.

Seeing your icon, I realize it really would have helped if my hair was that color. I'm just not dedicated enough to dye it or get a wig though. Perhaps someone else will take up the challenge? *is hopeful*
hello_spikeyhello_spikey on October 13th, 2008 12:52 pm (UTC)
heeeeee so much fun! I think the harsh lighting helped lighten your hair a big. :D
ClawofCat: spuffy redclawofcat on October 13th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
*giggles* I was totally getting stares as I tromped up and down my block. While I was out, I ran into a neighbor and she asked me what I was up to. I told her I was doing a photoshoot dressed as a male TV character. She stepped closer, squinted and announced, "There's no way you look like a man!" Well, we can't be perfect, can we?

Yeah, the best pics were definately the brick wall ones with the lighting. I just wanted some variety because you guys already got to see me as Buffy in the same spot.

Have you thought about doing Fred? I think you could do yourself up to resemble her.
hello_spikeyhello_spikey on October 13th, 2008 06:16 pm (UTC)
ooo - Fred! Yeah. I could snag a lab coat.. it could work. :)
mere ubu: spike rock onmere_ubu on October 13th, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
You've always been baaaaad.
Heeeee! Fabulous pics. Badassery has never been so adorable.
ClawofCat: buffy poutclawofcat on October 13th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
Re: You've always been baaaaad.
Badassery and adorable in the same sentence? Noooooooo!!!

Where's that reamer? If I were Spike, I'd have to stake myself out of shame. I've ruined his image!
framedinlove: nightlifeframedinlove on October 13th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
Hee, these are just so cool and inspired! Your clothes, poses and attitude are all totally spot on. I love the way the lighting makes your hair look platinum blond in the last three pics. Plus that is like the most perfect demonstration of Spike-walk ever in the 7th picture! *stares & loves*
Thanks for sharing! :)
ClawofCat: nycspikeclawofcat on October 13th, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC)
Your clothes, poses and attitude are all totally spot on.
Thank God for that. I certainly can't claim to look like Spikey. Half the battle won, yay! The coat did a lot of the work :)

I love the way the lighting makes your hair look platinum blond
Yes! That was a rather fortunate side effect. It's normally a dark/dirty blond, so I was very pleased to see the lighting magic do its thing. We were wondering if I could do Boxer Rebellion era Spike instead since that hair is more like mine, but I didn't have the outfit for it.

that is like the most perfect demonstration of Spike-walk ever
The swagger? Yes! *pumps fist* I liked that section of the building because of all the piping on the ceiling. I was def trying to channel Spike in "School Hard" there.

I'm glad you enjoyed the pics! It seems that I've now exhausted all the characters I can dress as though. Boo...
flake_sakeflake_sake on October 13th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
Hehehe, The poses are wonderful! Great pics :)

You look a bit like Buffy, who stole Spike's coat and is having fun with it now, though.

Reminds me of a fanfic I read ages ago, where due to a vengeance demon Buffy and Spike traded places (she was the desperate punk vampire and he the slayer).
ClawofCat: coc spuffyclawofcat on October 14th, 2008 02:31 am (UTC)
*beams* I'm glad you enjoyed them. I tried hard to get his "essence" and the Spike-vibe down.

You look a bit like Buffy, who stole Spike's coat and is having fun with it now, though.
LOL! I like that version better. Buffy would look tiny in that coat though.