As a sort of follow up to the post about creating a brain and a zombie costume, this post has pictures of everything I made, once I put it all together…
The West Coast Haunters Convention for 2013 was fantastic. Much thanks to Ed and Kasey Roberts, Chris and Jeff Davis and the rest of the staff that I was probably introduced to but forget most of their names.
The road trip down was fun with my one of my best friends, Corinne, who never ceases to make me laugh til I cry. The hotel was nice, the rooms were clean and the staff was top notch friendly. Staying on the 13th floor, with themed rooms was a hoot, and made for easy socializing with others there for the convention. The maintenance crew for the 13th floor visited us twice, and Nix left us some presents… that was interesting.
We had great keynote speakers daily and the seminars were informative. All around, I would say if you live on the west coast, and you have a haunt or are interested in them, be it yard haunting right up to the professionals, you ought to come to this event.
The Charity Monster Ball was Saturday evening. Check out the pictures on the WCHC Facebook page, there were some crazy good costumes! (I have some pictures on my flickr page, but I didn’t get many)
As for my costume… I was able to pick up the bits of makeup supply I still needed on the trade show floor and the costume came together really well. As a finished product I have to say that it turned out just as I had envisioned it to be. What a great feeling when something works the way you had intended! I have to thank James L Kugler of Inspire Film Studios for taking some amazing pictures. They are also on Facebook, go ‘like’ them.
From my previous post, the brain molded up beautifully. Used Smooth-On Dragon Skin and cast it in 2 part poly foam. Nice and light, and perfect for my costume prop.
A brain pulled from the new mold.
Costume creating is so much fun. I gathered all my supplies last week and in a messy couple evenings I pulled it all together, with just enough time to get everything all cleaned up again before the Realtors open house we are having today…. but that’s another story… and it’s boring.
Made some gross zombie nails to wear,
Zombie meal. All handmade.
Costume back veiw
Zombie costume on the mannequin so I can work on it.
Costume components are complete. Just need to add my makeup etc at the event.
In a few weeks I am headed south of the border with some of my fellow Canadian haunter buddies to the West Coast Haunters Convention. I’m all registered, and I’ve got my tickets for the haunt tours and the charity costume ball.
…. I don’t have a costume. Aaack!! But I do have something in mind… just hoping I can pull it all together and have it look decent. I have started collecting my supplies this weekend and will need to make a few things this next week. (Yeah, it’s technically Monday, but in Canada it’s a holiday Monday. Long weekend! Woooo)
One thing I will need for this costume is a brain, and I don’t have one. (Ah, yes, there I said it… quick get you’re jokes in… I need a brain… haha!) I want a light weight brain, so I was going to make one with some light materials and caulking but decided I may as well try to make a brain mold instead so i can later have more brains (and again…leaving you open for brain jokes) for the haunt in August or October. Plus, I can make the replicas quickly in light weight 2 part foam. Hopefully it all works.
Last night I got out some clay and tried my hand at brain sculpting. I think it turned out brainy looking, and it was quick and fun to create. Today I will get out the dragon skin and mold it. Crossing fingers.