In late 2009, I received a commission to make a custom Mighty Muggs figure of the X-Men character, Banshee, from someone who had seen some of my previous Mighty Muggs efforts. This individual was from Ireland, and wanted a cool figure of their hometown superhero! Awesome! I definitely wanted to do that, especially since I have some Irish ancestry.
Banshee had a pretty simple costume overall, but I had to figure out what to do about his bee-striped wing-cape!
I eventually bought some yellow fabric, and just painted black ring stripes on it. Otherwise, since Banshee’s super power, as his name would imply, is screaming, I gave him a face that showcased the power. I also made his abs flexing like crazy, because when one screams at the top of their lungs, those muscles get super tense.
The client was happy with the result. Unfortunately, I didn’t take the cost of international shipping into account, and ended up just about breaking even. That’s okay, I had a lot of fun making this one, and put a smile on someone’s face. That should be the most important part.
Banshee, X-Men, and all related characters and concepts are owned by Marvel Comics, a division of the Walt Disney Corporation.