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Allen Hopps of Mesquite TX, also known as Slilt Beast Studios, is an imaginative designer, actor, and sculptor who is driven by an incredible passion for the haunted attraction industry. Well known for “thinking outside of the box,” Allen is constantly looking outside of the Haunted attraction industry for products and techniques that can be adapted or remade to fit the need of Haunted attractions.
With just two colors of hot glue sticks, Allen has a video tutorial that shows you how to make prop teeth for sets, costumes, props, and masks.
For a list of Allen’s other tutorials, check out his website. Get cracking on your Halloween and haunt decorations now…you’ve only got 363 days until next Halloween!
Since tomorrow is Halloween, it’s the perfect time to feature Jasmin’s amazing cross stitch of everyone’s favourite serial killer, Michael Myers. (From the movie Halloween of course!)
- Michael Myers Cross Stitch on DeviantART
- More Horror crafts on Geek Crafts
- More Halloween fun on Geek Crafts
Wow. Just…wow. This embroidered tribute to Ray Harryhausen (who passed away earlier this year at the age of 92) was posted to our Geek Crafts Flickr Pool awhile ago, and it blew me away! It was stitched completely in redwork by the awesome Ellen Schinderman. Ray Harryhausen was a special effects artist specializing in stop motion animation and movie monsters. If you’re into horror or sci-fi movies at all, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen at least one of the movies he worked on, like Clash of the Titans (1981) or Jason and the Argonauts (1963). One of my favourites was The Valley of Gwangi (1969) because (of course) it was about a dinosaur!
Isn’t he just lovely? You can thank Fiona Goble for designing this handsome fellow, and Craft Foxes for posting the pattern (with permission of course). He’s actually just one of the zombies you can knit because there’s a whole book of them! Fancy having a Zombie Cop? Perhaps a movie classic like Frankenstein’s Monster or The Mummy? Pick up a copy of Knit Your Own Zombie by Fiona Goble and you can make them all!
My favourite part? The fact that the intestines “tuck neatly into their own specially made pouch.” Awesome.
- Zombie Pattern on Craft Foxes
- Knit Your Own Zombie by Fiona Goble
- Fiona Goble’s blog
- More zombies on Geek Crafts
- More knitting on Geek Crafts
Do you know a zombie who is into sewing? Do any of your undead friends keep losing all their needles? Well, you can make a Brain Shaped Pin Cushion for your crafty cadaver, armed only with some thick cord, scrap material, and basic sewing skills!
This tutorial over at Tiny Little Life actually makes use of a Hilbert Curve to make the general brain pattern, which is great because this make is not only nerdy in a WE LOVE ZOMBIES kind of way, but also in a smart WE LOVE MATHS kind of way too. I’m sure if David Hilbert were among the walking dead today he would be most pleased with this use of his design.
- Brain Pincushion From A Hilbert Curve at Tiny Little Life
- What is a Hilbert Curve?
- Other zombie goodies on Geekcrafts.com