Photos from the North American Road Trip

I’ve finally gone through and sorted all of my photographs and videos from the North American Road Trip. I’m going to upload them all here. Notes I am not going to upload any panorama photos or video clips. There are duplicates below. I already posted some of these photographs in previous blog entries. I am not going to include any Read More …

Deathgasm & the Battle Jacket

One of the regrets I have about going on the North American Tour was that it meant suspending my haunt work. After all, there’s not enough room in the van for my tools and supplies, and no work space to continue building corpses or other props. But after watching the movie “Deathgasm“, I was inspired to finally get around to Read More …

Hitchhiker Kyle, the Newest Addition to My Family of Corpses

With my law practice winding down, I found myself with far too much time on my hands. Most of the work I still have to do to effectuate this transition doesn’t need to be done until June. That left me sitting on the couch, flipping channels, and lamenting the lack of decent daytime programming. I decided to build one last corpse before Read More …

If the Gothic Nomad Was a Haunt Character

Tonight, I officially finished constructing a project that I’ve been working on since I got back from TransWorld last month. The premise was pretty simple: build a costume for the Gothic Nomad. I wanted to build something that I could wear should I choose to do some guerilla haunting while I’m on the road. Practicality guided the design aesthetics. I tried Read More …

New Femur Prosthetic

My travel plans this year pretty much rule out the possibility of working on Wrecked at the Weidner again. So I decided to create a new femur prosthetic for the production crew as a parting gift. A Durable and Reusable Prosthetic My original piece consisted of a chopped up plastic prop bone and layers of tissue, latex, and paint. It probably would Read More …

Burlap Scarecrow Mask

My prized haunt possession is a burlap “Field Creeper” scarecrow mask that I bought from Cameron at Grim Stitch Factory. I saw his work at TransWorld 2016, and was extraordinarily impressed by the quality of his work. If anyone is looking for a scarecrow mask, I don’t think you can find a better one than from Grim Stitch. When I received Read More …

Necronomicon

Necronomicon ex mortis… The Book of the Dead… Bound in human flesh and inked in blood… And if you have no idea what I’m talking about – you probably don’t belong on this website, you primitive screwhead. To date, I’ve built four of these to completion. I scrapped a few more mid-production because they didn’t meet my standard of quality. I Read More …

Michael Myers’ Pumpkin Mask

While it may not have been well-received by critics, I personally enjoyed Rob Zombie’s 2007 remake of Halloween. I’m particularly fond of the scene where a long-haired and grown-up Michael Myers escapes Smith’s Grove Sanitarium wearing a simple yet disturbing papier-mâché pumpkin mask. I wanted one of my own. Overall, I figured the build would be straightforward. But I would have to Read More …

Wrecked at the Weidner

I was the special-effects makeup artist for Wrecked at the Weidner, a PSA aimed at high school students to warn of distracted driving dangers. I had prior experience doing my own SFX makeup when performing at haunted houses. But this was my first gig as a makeup artist and my first theatrical production in over 17 years. My Work The first task was Read More …

Positive Voice Halloween Party

This summer, I was tapped by a friend to help organize Positive Voice‘s annual Halloween party. For this project, I needed to coordinate a menu, a DJ, party favors, design and build props, and design games and events for the party. I drew upon my set construction experiences at Terror on the Fox. Additionally, I had hosted elaborate Halloween parties / poker Read More …