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Halloween 2012: Avaricious Kersnap by JeyBarnes Halloween 2012: Avaricious Kersnap by JeyBarnes
For Halloween I MONSTERED. As usual. ~toktobis kindly took these photos of me in my costume, not on Halloween but at Monsterpalooza a few days before, so I don't have any photos where I'm not wearing a con bracelet.

The head is of course papier mache, and the rest was gathered from thrift stores and altered. fun fact: This was my first time wearing high heels. It was actually kinda fun, I felt so accomplished.

Just an original monster design, not from a movie or nothin'. Now let's see if I can actually use COLORS in next year's costume.
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Mirror-Draco Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dang that's epic to a new level
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Willdabeast-0305 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! What an awesome monster!
I love how she has one of those old-timey cigarette holders, slightly reminiscent of a lady from the 1920's, except that she has a horrifying monster face. It really gives it just the right amount of contrast to make it delightfully scary!

Also, would you mind if I drew a picture of this and post it on DA? I would, of course, credit you and link to your profile.
(If not, that's fine. I'm not even sure I'd get around to drawing it, just that it would be fun to do, if I did.)
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JeyBarnes Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! The cigarette holder really pulled it all together. I do think of the Kersnap as gender ambiguous, though.

I would absolutely not mind at all! In fact I'd be thrilled!
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Willdabeast-0305 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I finished the picture. Here it is:
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cresent117 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
lol
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Meeresbande Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
I wish I could fave more than once!
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JeyBarnes Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have faved more than once IN MY HEART. <3
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Meeresbande Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
<3
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mix-tape-bang Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm a little late to the game, but questions (if that's alright!): 1) What did you paint the head with? It's so shiny, I love it! Also, could you see out of there? How?

Also, slightly unrelated: How was Monsterpalooza? I was thinking about going to this upcoming one.
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JeyBarnes Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Questions are DELICIOUS. I painted the head with acrylic craft paints and used Triple Thick (a glaze) for the shiny coat. Maybe not the best idea 'cause it has some heady fumes for up to around 48 hours after it's applied, but I am here and alive with no apparent neural damage!

I saw through thin gaps cut between the teeth, and some black screen on the underside of the head that I actually added for ventilation but it wound up saving me from stumbling into everyone and everything.

Monsterpalooza is AWESOME. I've been to some bigger, more broadly-focused cons (San Diego Comic Con and Dragon Con in Atlanta) and the atmosphere is totally different. Monsterpalooza is smaller, friendlier, more laid-back, and of course very specifically focused. If you're not into monsters and horror it might not be for you, but if you like that stuff even a little bit you will probably LOVE it. I've been three times.
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