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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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mix-tape-bang Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome! I've never heard of Triple Thick, but I'm gonna have to find some (and give everything plenty of airing out time, haha).

Oh, neat! I didn't even notice the black screen!

I'm definitely a massive horror and monster fan. It's going to be relatively close to where I live, too, so, I think I'll have to check it out! :D

Thank you so much for the awesome answers!
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andrea-koupal Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
This looks AMAZING.
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Prozacreature Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
YOU R AMAZING.
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JeyBarnes Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NAWWW.
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LuigiRivera Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WOHOHOHOHOHOW thats awesome XD
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Hellofriend Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
that is a freakin gorgeous costume!
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JeyBarnes Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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wilmarin Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Lovely ;)
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KaiDrawn Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I seriously wish I had at least half the dive you do towards halloween costumes, I'd love to do something amazing like this one year. The paintjob on the head is amazing!
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mitya Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is SO MANY KINDS OF AWESOME.
Such a cool monster design, and such a great execution.
Who SAYS you need colors, when grayscale can rock this hard?
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JeyBarnes Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really really REALLY like greyscale costumes... and greyscale everything. But I would like to challenge myself just for the sake of it.
Thank you!
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cryoclaire Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Digital Artist
That is an awesome design 8D
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JeyBarnes Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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bleupencil Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is kind of brilliant! I love it. Do you have sketches of the original design? I'd love to see them.

Sorta reminds me of the Isz from The Maxx. But with way more fashion sense!
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JeyBarnes Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have some sketches somewhere, they were just scribbly ballpoint thumbnails. I'd drawn monsters with that type of eyeless black toothy muzzle before and I finally wanted to BE one.
Thanks!
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CreativeMurder Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
and you were able to see?O.o
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JeyBarnes Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Enough to get around without bumping into people (often), yes. There were slits between the teeth and a black screen on the underside of the jaw. : D
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CreativeMurder Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaXD
owww like that
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