Spider WIP 2.
Changed the position of some of the eyes, removed the lower jaw, made the fangs bigger, rounded out the ‘nose’ area.
Spider WIP 2.
I know I haven’t posted anything new in a while. I decided to take some time away from playing with skeletons to work on my sculpting skills. Mainly, I’ve been sculpting small objects or simple masks, then taking them apart and making something else. I haven’t made anything permanent, yet.
Here’s a WIP shot of a spider based mask I hope to create finished mask from. It’s no where near complete and I already have a handful of changes in mind for it. I need to get into the habit of taking progress pictures, even if it’s only to see where I’ve improved and where I need to work harder.
I love dinosaurs.
I love barn owls.
And then this happened.
Possible new mascot?
I love neat creature designs.
My shop is now offering Free Shipping [US only] between now and Dec. 20th with the coupon code CREEPYXMAS.
Every now and again we make molds or do some life casting. We usually have some extra material, and not wanting to waste it, we put it in a skull mold nicknamed ‘Boneface’.
Bubbles sometimes form, and because the teeth are thin they occasionally break. We use these as garden stones, so we aren’t concerned about them looking perfect.
NORMALLY I WOULDNT EVEN POST SOMETHING LIKE THIS BUT LIKE JUST WATCH THIS SPIDER ROBOT DANCE OK
I need this. Someday, I will have one of these.
Halloween is coming up soon, and I feel like putting out a bit of a PSA.
I know there’s a lot out there about keeping your cool in a haunted house and not hitting actors.
Well I want to say don’t hit the actors just because you think you can get away with it.
Don’t take swings or kicks at props and decorations just because you think no one is watching.
Don’t wreck the work put into a haunted house just because you think it will be funny.
In other words, Don’t Be A Jerk.
Not being ‘scared’, not liking the display, having nothing better to do, it does not grant you special permission to hurt people, damage scenes, ruin props, and trash weeks, possibly months, worth of hard work. If you cannot help yourself and have an uncontrollable urge to be a Jerk around Halloween displays and haunted houses, then I don’t know what to tell you.
I can, however, say that you should not expect everyone to simply yell at you and leave it at that. Some haunt actors will hit you back.
This is what it looks like when you punch a haunted house actor in the face. Please keep in mind that we are people you paid to jump out and scare you.
I don’t want this to happen to anyone.
Yeah but the workers understand the risk. Some people react aggressively to being scared and if you dont realize the risk there, you shouldn’t be scaring people for a living.
If you react aggressively enough to being scared that you might hit someone, you probably shouldn’t go to a haunted house.
Seriously. Personal fucking responsibility. It’s not the actor’s job to not get punched. It’s up to the dumbasses to NOT punch them. And if they can’t manage that minimum of restraint capable of semi-intelligent human beings, then they should not go to haunted houses.
I’m six feet tall and 300 lbs. I would destroy the jaw of someone if I felt my life is in danger. I get scared enough to jump sometimes in haunted houses. Never, EVER, have I even THOUGHT about punching one of the actors. No matter how hard they make me jump.
Show some restraint, for fuck’s sake.
Welp, I screwed up the paint on the newest corpse head, so badly that I decide to just skin it and try again. Since that’s been set back, here’s some skulls, an old garage sale Ouija board, some potpourri boxes [(?)I’m not sure that’s what they are] and a neat old lantern.
The lantern works, I don’t have any fuel in it right now though.
Some fun information: ‘Ouija’ is a name trademarked by Hasbro, formerly a trademark owned by Parker Brothers and before that it was owned by William Fuld. The board in the picture is a William Fuld Board, but also bears the Parker Bros. name, meaning it was produced sometime between the late 60’s to the 70’s.
Other names for it are Talking Boards, Spirit Boards, and sometimes Witch Boards.