Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Scream Team Enters A Wicked OZ

What a day for a wicked photoshoot!

Lots of our fans on Facebook have been waiting for our new piece, Scarecrow to make his appearance. At last the day for the photoshoot arrived.

Scott and Mike were ready to go, as the makeup artistes extraordinaire! Our models, Matt and Ary were willing, able and chomping at the bit to make this shoot a success.

During the application process, Lola and Matt were talking about how cool it would be to have Lola in the shoot as Dorothy! A perfect blue dress magically appeared and Lola was already wearing her ruby Converse. Perfect. Bad-Ass Trip To Oz is on!

The makeup was awesome as ever, Scott has sculpted Scarecrow's facial texture to look like real burlap fabric!  It was amazing to watch the transformation! Mike's take on The Crow (also known as our Raptor piece) was perfect.

We all wanted Scarecrow to be a questionable character, not the classic good guy. We wanted a "Wizard Of Oz meets Batman villain"! We achieved that to be sure.

Ary was amazing in his movements, he WAS that crow! Slightly Steampunk, ever-creepy. Perfect. Matt amazed us with the emotion in his eyes. He just got it. Angry, misunderstood, not too villainous, but don't trust him. He nailed it.

Lola is our resident bad-ass in training. She is a girly-girl with ton of spunk. (She can shoot a bow and arrow, people!) So, we wanted her Dorothy to be more like a slightly more demure Xena. A crow slayer with a loyalty to her friend, Scarecrow. Lola done good.

Mike's photography was brilliant. Ever willing to fight biting bugs, flies and treacherous footing to the get right shot. Thanks, Mike!

All in all, a fun day. We love the shots and feel it looks cinematic. (Hmmm? There's an idea...)

Scarecrow is going to be in limited runs, but we are going to do all we can to accommodate everyone that wants this bad boy.

Every piece in our line comes with downloadable directions as to apply, color, remove and re-use the foam latex appliance. But Scarecrow warranted his own addendum, also downloadable. Make sure to download and READ both, folks!

Happy Haunting, Scream Teamers!

The Scream Team

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Can You Use A Foam Latex Appliance Over Facial Hair?

We get this question quite frequently: "Can I use Scream Team Foam Latex Appliances over my beard/mustache/goatee?" The answer can be found on our Facebook page here.

Foam latex appliances adhere best to clean shaven skin
Really, George?
In essence yes, you can. We usually recommend men to be completely clean-shaven. The cleaner the better. It creates better adhesion to the appliance. But, that being said, there are ways to have a shorter facial hair and wear an appliance.

Remember the key is to make sure that the areas where the appliance and the face meet, needs to be clean-shaven or the look will NOT work. A beard coming through the side of The Clown's face but not on his evil cheeks and chin does not a scary clown make. It ruins the illusion.

We think of it this way: you are willing to buy a movie quality appliance, take the time to make it perfect, why not shave all the way? (Yeah, we hear ya, brothas..."but it's part of ME..") So in that interest, we have given the you instructions on how to have reasonable facial hair and wear a foam latex prosthetic. 

Hope it helps!

Happy Haunting!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Scream Team On Geek Show Podcast! Holla!

Hey Kiddies...

Lola in her knit version of the Rebel Alliance Hat!
We wanted to let you know we the kind folk of The Scream Team were mentioned on The Geek Show Podcast this past week!

Our shop manager, foam runner and Geek Collector, Lola Binkerd was back in her old stomping grounds (SLC) and popped by the fellas at he podcast to say "Hey!"...(Run for the hills, boys..It's a real live GIRL!)
She mentioned us and was thoroughly entertaining! Thanks, Lola. You rock.

(Kerry, Jimmy and JMV, you have our permission "borrow" her from us for your podcasts.. she was awesome.) Download the podcast here.

Happy Hauntings,
The Scream Team
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