Endurance builds strength,
Strength builds courage,
Courage builds hope,
And hope, will never let you down!
Phys. Ed. Fred
Frederick Kaiser - Lundahl Middle School
I screen printed the jacket with voodoo symbols.
The hat with dread locks, and staff are home made.
The twist was using the back of my hand to make a skull on my face.
Spring stilts and crutches with extensions.
Foam body, mask is on the top of my head.
Head movements and the walk made it look really cool.
The police kicked me out of Spring Hill Mall within 5 mins.
Watch at full screen, and look at my eye on the right as it gets pulled off.
I shaved my head then added hair.
Teeth are made from PVC pipe that I cut
and shaped, then glued on.
White contacts & long fingers added to
I could only eat french fries for the day.
Nothing specific, I just thought it would look cool. Typical of what you might see if you look up "cosplay" on the internet.
Everything is home made, including body armor and bladed staff.
Red contacts and elf ears make it more interesting.
Started designing the night before halloween, I usually start at least a week before.
3 hours to make the costume.
Slept for 1 1/2 hours.
Woke up at 3am for 3 hours of makeup.
Wearing a morphsuit, each period of the day I became, or "morphed", into something else and acted out the part.
Over 40 items were used.
Most expensive one yet:
$200 full eye prescription contacts
(the size of quarters)
$170 dentures custom made by a dentist.
Won it all back that night at costume contest.
Costume worked great in my families haunted house, where we made people cry and even pee their pants!
Only 20 minutes to get ready.
Didn't talk all day.
Very animated with facial expressions, use of hands, & body language.
I had fun being annoying.
Plastic spoons for the eyes.
Working chainsaw (no chain).
Practice heads from hair stylist in training.
Real human hair on heads.
Some students cried in fear - not kidding!
Made to look like a statue.
The twist to the costume was that I was electric.
You would receive a surprise jolting shock if you shook my hand.
Best all around costume yet.
Football pads were used.
iPod played creepy sounds.
Costume was hand stitched together as it was put on me.
The first homemade masked I used, hand carved.
Spring stilts and hat made me 8 feet tall.
Long flexible foam wire was used for the fingers.
This is the first time another person was involved in the costume.
An mp3 player with speakers was playing the blue man group soundtrack.
Not a mask, hand painted & self applied latex.
See through fabric on eyes, teeth are painted on top of mouth.
Costume is hand made and took twice as long as the makeup.
Scared a lot of people at the mall as a manikin.
Puss & hair in ears and nose.
Glued lower lip down.
Whoopie cushion always going off.
I smelled so bad I cleared out entire hallways and made people dry heave.
Sillypuddy eggs for eyes.
String for veins.
This just isn't right!
I did not feel at all comfortable in this!
I found out some people are very afraid of clowns.
I pre recorded my voice for the announcements, but no body could ever find me during the day.
That's because, once again, I was not there that day.
Shaved my head.
Hooks in my (fake) eye lids - look close.
My real teeth, just colored.
Foam rubber pot belly.
Hand applied hairs on bald cap.
Twisted paper was used and glued to me to sew my eyes and mouth shut
I had only a few french fries all day.
Ear lobs were made of rope covered in latex.
Almost got the police on me at a bank.
People ignored me.
My father didn't even know it was me.
Can you see me?
Sorry but I was gone that day.
Used dowel rods sharpened in a pencil sharpener for the spikes.
3 hours of makeup.
First real attempt at doing makeup.
Cotton balls & latex used to build up facial features.
Over 3 hours of makeup.
This all started when I was 10 or 11 and got a professional movie makeup kit for Christmas one year. When I found out what kind of reactions I could get from people I got interested. In college I began becoming the character in the movements and behavior, not just dressing the part. Once I started teaching there was no turning back, and the students, parents, and staff are loving it.
For nine years our family also put on a haunted house for the neighborhood and students using our back yard and our three car garage. We went all out! We would scare several hundred people per year, and many were so scared they never made it into the building. For years people would come back to enjoy the experience and see if we could bring them to tears. After all this was not your normal haunted house!
All my creations are original or inspired by something I've seen.
It may take a year of thinking about it, but it always comes down to the last minute to get ready.
I do all my own makeup, taking 1-3 hours to apply.
I get up between 3:00am to 4:00am to begin the process.
There are no masks (except for part of the scarecrow - but I still made it).
They are never duplicated.
Cost per costume ranges between $10 - $300+
They alternate each year - scary or non-scary.
Nobody ever knows what I will be until that morning, not even my own kids.