Friday, 24 April 2015

Rusketus the troll

One summer, when your great grandfather was plowing the small field near the forest, the iron plow hit something very hard beneath the ground and split in two. Your great grandfather cursed, he bent down and saw a small formless stone, when he grabbed the stone it started to move, two small eyes opened, the stone had arms and legs and mouth, the stone was quick. it broke the hands of your great grandfather, then it borrowed itself deeper beneath the black soil and disappeared.
He called the troll Rusketus (sunburn), for it was not the iron plow that had awakened it from it's slumber, but the rays of the spring sun. Your great grandfather never plowed that field again, it's part of the forest now.

Family tale noted in a Finnish diary from 1820.


Thursday, 23 April 2015

Scissor man

Designed and made this costume for  music video for the song Dark Clouds by Adept-
It's a mysterious wasteland wanderer type of character, considering it was done in a weekend I think it turned out good! The scissor hands are not cgi the rest is a dyed trench coat, a pair of goggles I made years ago and lots and lots of tattered fabric, I discovered the best way to distress it was by rolling it up, stretching it out and attacking it with a saw.

Friday, 17 April 2015

True Survivor!

Made the costumes for the masked characters in this David Hasslehoff/Kung Fury music video. Also did a little bit of work on set, I can tell you that there is a great deal of real explosions and stunts crammed into this thing!

The "Skull Warriors" considering the limited time and budget they turned out pretty darn cool.