Ted Theodore Logan socks
= finished! Step 1: Buy ladies slouch socks, because you can't
find big puffy mens 80's socks many places these days that
look like Ted's. Step 2: Dye socks pearl gray with RIT dye.
Step 3: Purchase Tulip Fabric Spray, (the pump kind!),
Christmas Red. Step 4: Stretch socks over form and mask off
areas you don't want painted red with tape, etc. Step 5:
Lightly spray mist onto sock. Let dry, repeat until color is
strong. Step 6: Remove tape / plastic used to mask off rest of
sock and let item dry. Use hair dryer to increase drying time.
is my watch and a bit on how I made it. It's not 100%
accurate but it works well and gets the point across.
I wish I knew what exact watch he was wearing haha.
What you will need to make it:
One cheap watch.
Some black leather or vinyl.
Heavy Duty Snaps.
I bought my watch at a local store near here. It was
I cut down the straps that were already attached to the
watch and then punched holes into each of them. The
paper fasteners will go through these holes to attach the
watch to the large strap.
For the large strap/wrist band I got some black vinyl and
glued the white fabric sides together, leaving only the
black showing. I then punched holes for and attached
the heavy duty snaps. I rounded off the ends of the
large strap with scissors.
Then I punched holes for the paper fasteners to go though
and attached the main watch face to the large strap.
My watch originally had a white watch face but Ted's watch
has a black watch face. To fix this I found an image
of a watch face online and took it into photoshop, removed
the hands and scaled it to fit into my watch. I then
printed it out and cut it to fit inside the watch, leaving a
nice small slice through it to allow it to fit around the
centerpiece of the watch hands.
Photos of my finished costume coming soon!!!!!!
Photoshoot happening today if all goes as planned!
have a lot of photos but I'm only posting a few for the
moment. Here are some that were taken today!
are you in there?
in time . . . .
begins: The Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure Phone booth.
guess I just couldn't stop with making the Ted Theodore
Logan costume . . .. and I have now moved onto making the
actual booth. I know the things come pre-made but they
are hard to find and pricey so I'll be building my own
First things first . . . I had to find a phone for my
booth. Needed to be the right style, have the coin
slot and change return lever in the right positions.
I managed to buy a payphone on eBay. I got it for
$45.00. The shipping would have been $60.00 but I
drove about an hour and 45 minutes from here and just picked
it up myself. I'm sure glad I did. The guy had a
bunch of payphones, all old, all needing cleaned up.
Instead of just having me get the one in the photo of the
auction he let me look around and pick what I needed.
That rocked because I ended up getting an even more accurate
phone than I would have. It's the correct model, has
no volume control, and has the chrome lockbox, with no logo
on it. The only thing it didn't have was the little
Bell logo on the front. I asked him if he had another
faceplate with that on it and managed to get one from him
Everything was a bit rough looking and needed a bit of a
I got it home and wiped it all down with some good
antibacterial cleaner. Man . . . that thing was
Here are some photos of the phone so far. I'm still
adjusting the graphics for the phone and still working on
getting the 8 and # keys to light up. Probably going
to have to cast them in clear resin or something.
After the phone itself is finished work on the booth will
1. All the parts.
2. Phone stripped down with proper panel on it.
3. Phone cleaned, polished and reassembled. Still need
to adjust the graphics on the info card a bit. The 20
looks too large.
A bit more info . . .
Still need to make some adjustments and add the lights but
here is my phone so far.
Also I just made my first phone call from my pay phone to my
cell phone days ago. First test was a success except
that I could hear everything, including the automated
operator voice but the volume was very low. But the
volume was real loud when dialing though. Going to see
if there's a way to adjust the volume for the handset.
Tomorrow when everyone is awake I'll call the house and see
if the payphone rings. Right now it's disconnected.
Today I added lights to the phone. I noticed that in
the film when Rufus presses the buttons before traveling
back in time that the two light up buttons are actually
shorter than the rest of the buttons on the phone. I
also notice that they don't move inward, but that he just
places his fingers on them as if he's pushing them.
I currently have light up "buttons" on my phone
now but they are constantly on unless I turn them off with
the switch that comes from the power supply for them.
I noticed that in the film the lights do not come on until
he lifts the phone from the hook. This will be easy
for me to set up on my phone as well, as it just requires
adding more wire and some metal plates to connect when the
hookswitch moves. Excellent!!