Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Cosplay Commissions for 2015

I don't do a massive amount of commissions for cosplayers - but the number does seem to increase a little from year to year. I just wanted to post something so here so I can link to it from other sites from time to time.

For this year, 2015, I am attending three cons which will eat up a considerable amount of my time, two of them are during my busy season, August to end of October, so I'm going to be a lot busier this year than usual. Because of that I wanted to let anyone know, who's interested in getting something made, I will have time from now, April 29th, until the first week of August to do any commission work. And after October as well.

Anything coming up last minute throughout August, September and October I will have to charge extra for since I'll have to spend extra hours above and beyond the nearly 20 hours a day I already put in during those months.

So if you want something made for something during those three months, best to let me know now as some things can take 2-3 weeks.

Also, just to let you know, this is already stated on the website but I'll restate it here. I have a standing deal for cosplayers requesting simple prosthetic commissions of buy one get one. The price you pay includes setup (sculpting, moulding time and materials) and the cost of one prosthetic, and I will throw in a second one for free.

And for cosplayers on a budget I have a deal in place that could allow you to recoup the cost of your commission. It's simple in concept, but in order to cover all the minor details it gets a little dense. Here's a link to the note on The Monkey Rodeo Facebook page:

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Pinup Demon

This was a pretty quick and simple idea, just some very basic makeup and Heather, the model, already had the outfit - actually getting her hair done was the biggest issue, but it turned out awesome, so it was worth it.

I'm really impressed with how the horns turned out. I had done them as resin in the past and found that I could really only go so far with them - they'd just be too heavy and fall off. I had some extra silicone lying around so I sculpted a horn, moulded it in silicone and cast it in foam latex. UltraCal would have been too troublesome since it'd have to be a two piece mould, with silicone I just made a block, slit the back partway open and that was it.

I was a little concerned even with foam latex they might be too heavy, but the Pros-Aide  welded them on solid as soon as I pressed them into place. Worked out perfect.

And now I'll leave you with this one last picture.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Demon Playboy (Easter) Bunny

I had finished this post and did some details on the shoot, but then something happened and everything vanished and I don't feel like rewriting it all. But chances are no one would read it anyway, so here's some awesome pictures for Easter.

This shoot is the first in a small series of holiday themed Demon shoots, I'm not trying to directly depict the holiday or occasion per say, but do something that kind of represents it in a somewhat weird, Demonic kind of way. At least my kind of Demonic - sorry for anyone hoping for a Krampus photo shoot, not this time around.

And there you have it, a Demon Playboy Easter Bunny. I didn't want to do a Demonic rabbit, that's just too close to being a creepy-assed furry. The makeup was originally a little more elaborate, but because of scheduling we did another shoot the same day and I had to compromise in other to accommodate two different makeups on the same model in the same day in less than 6 hours.