After a couple years in a row of making some of my favorite costumes, this year for Halloween my friend & I went as the aliens from John Carpenter’s They Live. We constructed the faces from masks we bought at a craft store, and my husband dressed up as the hero, played by Rowdy Roddy Piper.
“I’ve come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass…and I’m all out of bubblegum.”
UPDATE: Want to see how to create one step-by-step? Check out my detailed instructions HERE.
just call me Formaldehyde Face
stills from the movie
mask making (click for larger image)
add a wig, & PRESTO!
I am so psyched to be included in the Bill Murray tribute show, Please Post Bills, opening at Gallery 1988 on November 3rd. No surprise, I’m a huge fan of almost everything this man has done in his long & successful career, but I just couldn’t resist going for the obvious favorite, Ghostbusters. Like most kids of the 80′s, I’ve seen this movie probably 100 times, and can recite it on cue.
My piece is actually 2 individual paintings, a before and after of Dr. Peter Venkman getting slimed for the first time.
For more info on purchasing one of these, click HERE.
Come in, Ray
12.5 in x 4.5 in, Flashe paint on wood, sealed in resin
click to enlarge