So! The very talented and beautiful Janey Hayes (pictured above courtesy of Michael Hill) – who i’m sure you will remember spitting fire at X-RAY SPEKZ a couple of weeks ago – recently asked me, can you believe it, ME! to model some Creature of the Black Lagoon REALNESS!!!!! It’s all part of this major project she’s undertaking to become an officially recognised and fabulous MUA specialising in horror cosmetics. She created a most incredible body piece for a C3P0 costume at her last competition and came in second place (freaking travesty – I saw the work!), however, this time she’s got it licked!!!!!
Sat in the top bar of the Gryphon on Colston st. during another one of our delightful autumnal rain storms. The wind pounded against the windows like Hugh Grant with a hooker (No, we didn’t forget Hugh!) Miss Haynes, set about covering me in vaseline – you’re loving this already aren’t you?! and pouring cold blue alginate all over my face. As this set and airways were secured, I was then plastered with cotton wool balls – Did I also mention that I was wearing a bald cap? Delightful 🙂 The whole process was rather strange as not only was I not able to talk for what felt like an eternity, I felt oddly serene, as if being fitted for a relaxing death mask. Also, alginate has almost a eucalyptus effect on skin and once removed, everything feels somewhat tingly and new. It’s a bit like a facial but the sticky ending happens first.
I’ve posted some pictures of the casting below (taken by Miss Hayes who was incredibly professional throughout the whole endeavour and kept me nice and relaxed).
Oh, oh oh!!! We’re not done yet!!!! Don’t forget, Psycho:Drama’s ASYLUM party is on Friday. Myself, Tini, DeadPunkBoy and ANT will be spinning some classic tracks to keep your feet moving all night long, I’ve even prepared a special costume for the event, it’s my ode to Arkham Asylum, those of you who have already signed up to the event on Facebook will have seen my posts of bloodied Harley Quinns, that’s a clue! Here’s a further teaser poster made by the amazing Michael Hill – I love this shot, SOOOOO FANTASTIC!!!! He modelled for the shot himself, don’t you just love it!!!!
That’s all from me for the time being, but don’t forget to sign up to the PD event: http://www.facebook.com/events/426600570732837/#!/events/426600570732837/
and here’s Michael’s Flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/photosensitive_debauchery/
Also, the Beacons, Icons and Dykons group are hosting a show this Friday at the Arnolfini, if you go there first, you get free entry to Psycho:Drama afterwards 🙂 http://www.facebook.com/events/426600570732837/#!/events/183826541742511/?fref=ts
Blood and Blisters