I met Carrot Top at a private party held by the Amazing Johnathon the same night I was wearing this. He told me to get the hell away from him because I was freaking him out.. We hung out after I cracked a few jokes with him. It's Las Vegas... You're eventually going to meet a celebrity in the oddest places.
I was actually driving my Hearse in it (The Las Vegas Halloween Parade), and giving the original actor/stuntman that played Michale Meyers (Jim Winburn, a ride (super cool guy). This was his assistant that had to walk in front of us to signal when to stop, or go. The parade was fun, but not as fun as running out of gas on the freeway in a 1963 Hearse dressed as a Zombie on the way to our party. Ever seen a zombie pushing a hearse? Quite the photo op moment for people that stopped to see what...
It was actually an old $2.00 mask I found at the thrift store and added leds and fangs too, along with new paint. I used expanding foam to fill the head and make a neck. It was the second prop I ever built.
The head/eye actions all turned on the platter instead of the standard way they work (between the shoulders). I like tweaking store bought props so they're not all like everyone elses. You don't expect the head to move when it's on a platter...
Ha! Well this was made out of a large black candy cauldron flipped upside down.. Coated in layers of liquid latex, and toilet paper, them airbrushed. It had diffused lighting inside it and a fog machine pumping fog out the eyes and mouth when activated.
All the above. Once it's activated two red leds come on inside it, visible through the bars on the front window to simulate eyes inside it, then a really low deep growl, then smoke, then a few thrashes, more growling and smoke, then it starts to violently trash with growling and the leds going on and off independently to simulate the creatures eyes independently opening and closing. It scares the hell out of kids. The entire sequence last about 7 min.
Those gears are real, and imbedded into the top of the Skull Purse. This one was featured in a Steampunk Fashion show here in Las Vegas. It, and several others were on display for about a year at the venue that held the fashion show.
Apparently Image Shack removed them. I haven't been on here in ages, so i didn't know they were gone. For anyone that wants to see them, they are also in my albums: http://www.halloweenforum.com/members/fear-engineering-albums-angel-of-death.html