Thursday, 16 July 2015

Mandragora- The Mandrake Root

"Find a root of the plant called bryony. Take it out of the ground on a Monday (the day of the moon), a little time after the verinal equinox. Cut off the ends of the root and bury it at night in some country churchyard in a dead man's grave. For 30 days, water it with cow's milk in which three bats have been drowned. When the 31st day arrives, take out the root in the middle of the night and dry it in an oven heated with branches of verbena; then wrap it up in a piece of a dead man's winding-sheet and carry it with you everywhere"

-The History and Practice of Magic

Mandrake root, I wrote a little about how I made it on my Facebook page- Link

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Finngilliam the Leprechaun

They say if you stand on your head with your vest put on backwards drinking a glass of Irish whiskey, Mr Finngilliam will appear, dressed in green with golden buttons.
You will drink and sing with him until he asks three curious questions, answer them to his liking and your pockets will grow heavy with Leprechaun gold.
Should Mr Finngilliam be displeased with you or your answers the consequences will be creative in the worst of ways. Either way it ends he is always thankful for the company.

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.

Thursday, 19 March 2015


"Rise my sisters, Re-fertilize the earth with human blood!"

-Lilly Blossom, leader of the second floral uprising,

This has been an ongoing side project for some time, just for myself. Scratch built, about 30cm high. It has a flickering led light in the head, and will get a light up base in the future.

Friday, 6 March 2015

The Klaw

I made this claw for Ben Sargent aka Doktor Klaw. He will also be doing a 13000 mile journey from NY to Argentina, cooking delicious seafood as he goes, keep your eyes open for his kickstarter project.

The Klaw is based on a leather motorcycle glove, it's mostly made of  brass with glass gems, and a handpainded lobster under heatformed plastic. It was a fun project but, damn it takes time to hammer shape and sand 27 individual brass parts....