Halloween 2012- Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn!

As it recently celebrated it’s 25th anniversary, its seems fitting that our costume choice for Halloween this year was Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn.

Our costumes were actually decided upon a year ago, but busy schedules and good old procrastination left us working on them until the last minute. But I think we successfully pulled it off.

I was the Necronomicon (Book of the Dead) and my friends Kiersten and Wes were the cabin in the woods and Ash.

I created the Necronomicon with a basic skull mask, foam core, paper mache, paperclay, a hot glue gun, super glue, and acrylic paint.

Not content with just wearing a box on my head, I decided to add more detail by making the book actually open; complete with pages of the book inside.
To see how Kiersten’s cabin hat was created check out her blog!

I remember Halloween!

As is the goal every October, my friends and I try to top ourselves when it comes to our Halloween costumes; usually finding inspiration in a cult classic film. This year we chose John Carpenter’s 1988 classic “They Live.”

Wes, was the hero played by Rowdy Roddy Piper:

While Kiersten and I were the aristocratic aliens:

We made our alien masks ourselves by cannibalizing store-bought masks and sculpting over them with paper-mache and clay, and painted them with acrylics.

Stay tuned for a step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own alien mask!


pics courtesy, your friendly neighborhood Kiersten