When the Demogorgon's not trying to push through walls or lurking around trees in the Upside Down, he kicks back and takes a load off. A monster deserves five minutes of rest, right? Cosplayer Capt Cash enjoyed some free time as the Demogorgon, and he should, because he spent approximately 10 hours making the mask based on the creature from Netflix's Stranger Things.
Make sure you take a close look at the teeth because Capt Cash made those from thermoplastic beads and shaped them by hand. He told us the mask itself started as a plain ol' white masquerade mask, and he taped the face petals to it. He explained the rest of the process, "I covered the mouth in liquid latex thickened with flour and dyed with crimson food coloring. As the latex was drying I put the teeth directly into the latex to give it a more realistic look. The rest of the mask was fitted to my head with craft foam and masking tape, which was then covered in un-dyed liquid latex. I poked holes for the eyes in the dark parts of the mouth so they don't easily read on camera. The saliva is just hot glue that I let dry on the mask."
As for the Demogorgon's body, Capt Cash started with a morph suit base. He covered it in thickened liquid latex and airbrushed it so the suit would "look as gross as possible." I think he achieved that goal--and that's a compliment.
Pop down to the gallery below to see Eleven (cosplayed by Tom, a.k.a. @Rushman07) and Sheriff Hopper (cosplayed by Matt) meet the Demogorgon in battle and to see them join Millie Bobby Brown for a photo opportunity. Then, keep up with all Capt Cash's costumes (and you should because he does rad work) by following him on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter.
Do you cosplay or take photographs of cosplayers? Then I want to see your work so we can talk about highlighting your creations in a future Cosplay Friday gallery. If you're interested, please get in touch with me at [email protected] and send photos you'd like me to feature--the more high-res the photos, the better. Be sure to provide credits for the cosplayers or photographers for each image because giving credit is good manners--bonus points if you include links to relevant Facebook pages or websites. Though I wish I knew all the nerdy franchises, I don't, so please let me know who or what is being cosplayed.
Images: Courtesy Capt Cash
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