We are well known for stocking some of the best FX Teeth in the UK from brands such as Dental Distortions, Moonstruck Effects and Tinsley Transfers and we have two new styles coming soon from Moonstruck Effects.
Kalfou FX Teeth are a great set of Creature upper and lowers and you may be thinking that these teeth look quite familiar.
That is because they look remarkably like our most popular set of FX Teeth “Pennywise” so we already know these will be a very popular style of teeth. Look out for Kalfou soon on the website.
Another new style coming soon is the upper only Vampire style Sabrathan.
This Double fang style was used for the Marvel character Blade and gives a good alternative to the traditional single fang style.
Sometimes it great to just grab a few tattoos and see what you can come up with!
I like the idea of using some cut and slash FX Wound Tattoos to write words and create quite extreme skin carvings. I love the fact that you can create such dramatic effects with such a simple product!
I remember it wasn’t that long ago that to create such an effect would involve messy sticky wax to start followed by sealing that and then making sure everything is blended and that’s before you even start colouring it!
So step 1 was to think of what I wanted to write and then start cutting out different cut and slash FX Wound Tattoos to use. I find it looks more realistic of you use different width and shape wounds.
The next step was very important indeed….I needed to borrow a leg to put the wounds on! this was an integral part of the process. Leg borrowed and wound tattoos cut the next step is to apply them!
So here is what I came up with! “SAVE ME” written in cuts and slashes with no mess or fiddley products needed! Just the wound tattoo sheets and some water.
I think it looks good as it is and pretty realistic but I wanted to give it that little extra something and make it look a little fresher and add a bit of gore.
Now I could have pulled out all manner of blood products that are readily available on the market today but in keeping with this little project being completely mess free and using minimal products I thought I go for something a little different and instead of using a blood product I’d just use a couple of different colours from my alcohol activated make-up palette. That way I get the look I want but the whole thing is waterproof and non sticky.
This is the finished look with the added makeup smudged on to give that look of blood and I think it just looks a bit more sore.
Back in 2003 Space Monkeys was an entertainment company supplying comedy mix and mingle characters and designing and organising Halloween/Horror events.
“Hey Hey They’re the monkeys!” was the headline of our very first newspaper article written about us and how we had brought some very American style entertainment to the UK.
We have always loved entertainment and although we have now ventured into supplying Theatrical Makeup online that itself came from entertainment that we were doing….We needed FX Makeup for our actors who were taking part in a Halloween event we were organising so it made sense to us to start supplying others with the kind of makeup that we loved using ourselves. And that is something we now do quite successfully.
But I think it’s fair to say that we have never really lost that urge to perform and entertain.
We now try to concentrate more on selling Makeup and FX that can be used to complement your next character but I have a feeling we will be going back to our roots and doing a lot more entertainment.
One of our favourite ways to entertain is to use our huge Stalkaround Puppets, we were actually one of the first people in the UK to use this form of giant puppet that comes from the USA from the mind of FX Artist Wayne Toth.
Stalkaround Puppets are a kind of cross between a puppet that you control and a costume that you wear, they are great fun to use and we find that they really catch the imagination of the audience.
We currently own two Stalkaround Puppets, one a very creepy looking Ghoul and the other an Undertaker. Both have been used to entertain and amuse at Halloween events and it’s almost impossible to see these giants and not want to have your photo taken with them. You may have already been at an event and seen one of them for yourselves.
When we’re not in a Stalkaround Puppet our other type of entertainment is mix and mingle characters and not just horror either. It’s true we love our Horror and we have played Vampires, Werewolves, Hillbillies and Demons but our brand of entertainment isn’t just for October time, we have designed characters for specific events and times of year. One of our first and still our favourite creations was a couple of Farmers that were hired to entertain at a birthday party that was being held on a farm, the only thing was none of the guests were in on it so when these two bearded, flat cap wearing farm folk turned up unannounced most of the guests didn’t know whether to laugh at their antics or try to get them to leave!
We are really going to look forward to telling you about new entertainment as we do it and introduce you to a lot more of our characters and creatures. Hopefully some of you will meet us in person and love what we do 🙂