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 …

My 2016 Outdoor Halloween Display

In honor of my trip to Salem Massachusetts, I decided to do a witch trial theme for my outdoor Halloween display this year. Under different conditions, I would gladly have decorated my yard in a far more grandiose manner. But my home doubles as my office, so I had to exercise some measure of restraint. My Corpsing Technique This was the Read More …

Dad’s Cabin – an Evil Dead II Homage

During build season at Terror on the Fox, my friend Kyle introduced me to the wonderful world of 80’s Horror B-Movies like Evil Dead, Re-Animator, and Dead Alive. Inspired both by these movies and the set construction work I was doing at Terror on the Fox, I decided to use the basement of my house to construct a miniature haunted Read More …