I scoured our little neighborhood library for clues on how the experts made fake wounds and Frankenstein masks. I bought a special issue of Monster Magazine that recommended liquid latex and other exotic items. I even sent away for a catalogue of theatrical supplies to see if I could buy any of the needed ingredients. Our hardware store didn't carry any latex, facial modeling wax or movie blood. I found out liquid latex was going to cost me $40 a gallon and fake blood $10 a jar. A weekly allowance of $2 was a great week back then for me. My dreams of being the Colorado master of horror faded.
This Halloween, I want to remember that young boy who loved those B-movie monsters. He would have given a summers worth of allowance to be able to create a pair of fangs like the ones demonstrated here by Bre Pettis and Eric Skiff of Make magazine.
Bre and Eric, fangs for the memories!
[Image: "DIY Vampire Fangs." Make Blog. 19 Oct 2007. Make Magazine. 21 Oct 2007