Chapter 17. – Behind the Scenes, The Unfathomable Beast from Fathoms Below

When heroine Philomena Dashwood visits Venice, the city is being attacked by a Seamonster. Here are some behind-the-scenes images from the shoot. Philomena’s Costume Keeping in line with our theme that she wears the least practical outfit possible, Philomena wears a beautiful wool skirt and a blouse with humongous sleeves! The dress was recreated from…

Chapter 16 – Behind the Scenes: The Yowl of the Yeti

After many weeks of hiatus, the elusive Yeti finally makes a return appearance! In “A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters”, our heroine, Philomena Dashwood, discovers the rarest of all monsters while travelling through the snowy mountains of Tibet! You can read the chapter The Yowl of the Yeti online for free here. The Yeti Costume…

Chapter 14 and 15 – Behind the Scenes

When my mother was going through her old boxes around seven years ago, we found my earliest writing on Monsters! A little assignment from grade school! “Tyson. / Mummy, ghost, goblin, witch, vampire, troll, gargoyle, Pumpkinhead, invisible man, spider, zombie, devil, demon, skeleton, wolf-man, blob, dragon, gore, ghoul, horror, wolf, bat, IT, scarecrow. Monsters are…

Craft Foam Armor Tutorial – Steampunk Banshee

This is a full length craft foam armor tutorial to show how we went from concept to finished product for the Steampunk Banshee costume. There will be pictures of every step. Hopefully you can use these tips to make your own craft foam pieces, or just get a fun behind-the-scenes look at the creative process!…

Chapter 13. – Behind the Scenes: Ghost of the Geisha

Hello! Today I want to share the behind the scenes of the Geisha Ghost chapter with you! Geisha Ghost Costume Geisha Ghost is a malevolent figure that Alisa Kester based off of a Japanese style ghost called an Onryo. This ghost character haunts a Japanese Bathhouse that the Monster Hunting Tour visits. It is up…

Chapter 12. – Behind the Scenes

The spider chapter used a lot of greenscreen work, as well as having a real submarine set built by Caenaan and Myself. Here are some behind the scenes images of costumes, set-building and models being silly: Costuming Philomena A few years back Alisa made herself an Asian influenced Steampunk Swimsuit based on the Victorian Style…

Chapter 11. – Behind the Scenes

Brin Merkley returns as Philomena Dashwood and joins Bert Malcom as Thunder Boy in the latest chapter of A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters, The Terror of the Troll Toll. Here is a look behind the scenes! Photographing the Heroes This chapter feature a series of adventure photos which utilize green screens which were replaced…

Chapter 10. – Behind the Scenes

In this week’s chapter of A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters, The Werebeast of the Wild West, our hero, Percy, is hired by a group of ladies to protect their Wild West town from a werewolf. I wanted to share a behind-the-scenes look at the costumes, props and photography of the chapter! Percy’s Costume HereĀ is…

Chapter 9. – Behind the Scenes

After a long illness, I’m finally back to posting on steampunkmonsters.com. Today I would like to share with you my behind the scenes work for A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters, Chapter 9. An Institute for the Insane! Making the Mad Doctor The basic concept behind our Insane Asylum is that the inmates have taken…

Chapter 8. – Behind the Scenes

Chapter 8 of A Steampunk Guide to Monsters, A Blob on a Boat, is one of my favorite chapters and features many funny images. I would like to show you some behind-the-scenes photos, costumes, sketches, and making-of photos. Making the Blob The blob is a miniature model that I built. First I created a sketch…

Chapter 7. – Behind the Scenes

The latest chapter in A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters is The Problem with Pirates which you can read here. I would like to show you some behind the scenes photos from the making of these photos! Building the Tengu Pirate Mask When I decided that pirates should be in the book, I didn’t want…

Chapter 6. – Behind the Scenes

A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters features a large zombie attack photo spread in the chapter The Dreaded Locomotive of the Living Dead. The shoot included seven models. The chapter also features my costuming assistant and close friend, Catey Lockhart, portraying a zombie with make-up effects by a local artist named Ryan Lawrence Flynn. Creating…