Spooky Ghouls at Cobweb Club “Undead” Jan 25, 2013

A few posts ago I mentioned the upcoming Cobweb Club with the theme “Undead”. Well – I went…and so did a spooktacular bunch of other assorted monsters, demons and ghouls. Wanna see some fab pics? Read on…

For my inspiration, I went no further than the fabulous “Hush” episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer – and those creepy silent hovering men, the Gentlemen. Anyone who has ever seen this episode remembers them – usually with a shudder!  I wasn’t going to slavishly copy them; I still wanted to go as a female, and keep my hair, but be Gentleman-inspired. (See my Gothic Pinterest board for my inspirations).

While I didn’t have time to make a custom prosthesis to cover my brows and make my face more skull-like, I did manage to customise a mask I had, and with the help of special effects make-up, transform myself.

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Steampunk Shoot in Fiend

This was the last shoot that I styled for Fiend magazine, which was a Steampunk issue. I wrote a story to form a framework for the shots, and help the models get into their characters. It was a heap of fun!

There wasn’t time for it to be reproduced in full in the mag, (that is, half of the pics got in, but not the story/narrative part) but just so you can have a peek and a chuckle…

Adventures in Steam


< />< />< /> Adventures in Steam

Introducing our characters:

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 < />< />< /> Penelope Danvers
< />< />< /> Penelope Danvers

 < />< />< /> Horatio P. Danvers

 < />< />< /> Horatio P. Danvers

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 < />< />< /> Captain X
Captain X  < />< />< /> Lexy

< />< />< /> Lexy

The story unfolds…

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< />< />< /> Following a kidnap threat, the industrialist Horatio P. Danvers engages the services of famed explorer Captain X to safely escort his wife to the far side of the realm, by any means.

The couple await the Captain’s arrival, by the Steamfleet.

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< />< />< />  ”Where the dickens IS he?” I’ve appointments to attend to, and a factory to run…
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“Captain X, at your service!”
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< />< />< /> The couple bid a fond goodbye, and the train departs.
“Farewell, my love..”
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Penelope gazes until her beloved is but a tiny dot on the horizon.
“Now to change into my travelling clothes, and keep watch.”
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Before long, they have company.
“Look, yonder!
We’re under attack!”

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But the Captain has come prepared…
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“My steam powered launcher will make short work of these cursed blackguards!”
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“Haha!! We trounced them and made our escape!”
Penelope swoons, but smelling salts will bring her ‘round.

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Meanwhile, the Captain has some unfinished business to attend to…
The lovely aviatrix Lexy awaits his return.
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“YOU certainly took your time!”
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“Now, where were we, before I was interrupted? Ah yes, I was going to show you my new gadget…”

All pictures are property of Fiend Magazine and Katie Sheppard of Dollface Productions, www.dollface.net.au; please don’t reproduce without credit.