An award winning cake decorator, Dina Cimarusti finally wants to be able to sculpt faces instead of cakes for a living. As a kid, her artistic talent was discovered by her parents, and they put her in every art class her school had to offer. Being an established cake decorator, she is attentive to detail and experienced in high-pressure environments having worked in busy kitchens her whole life. She was a makeup student of season four Face Off champion Anthony Kosar, who advised her to apply to season seven of Face Off. Dina loves to blend the characteristics of people and animals when creating creatures.www.facebook.com/Dinacimarustiart
After working a good long while in the entertainment industry I decided to take out a year to realize that big traveling dream of mine – Which eventually brought me to far Japan where I am once again settled and working for a local games company in Tokyo. I like to create, try out and learn new stuff as much as I can – and coffee, I do like coffee.www.sebscorner.org
Nicky Barkla is a self-taught psychedelic-surrealist artist based in Australia who has an unmistakable style when it comes to portraying pop culture icons, giving them a whole new persona. Making use of a variety of mixed media and techniques, the color spectrum is challenged to produce bleeding, technicolor creations.nickybarkla.deviantart.com
Haunt-Faire is a convention created for anyone and everyone who simply loves the haunted attraction industry. As haunters we understand the love and dedication that goes into each and every haunt we choose to devote our Halloween season for. As well, we know there are many haunted attraction enthusiasts who would love to work for their local haunt(s) but have no idea what is expected or how to go about getting into the industry. To both the haunter and the " future" haunter we say... the Haunt-Faire event is for you! join us for a weekend event that will act as a job fair for the haunted attraction industry as well as a convention. Haunt-Faire will include workshops & panels to discuss several aspects within the industry. there will be demos, live performances, film screenings, vendors, and several local haunted attractions, both professional & home haunts, who will also be offering auditions at scheduled times during the event. join us as we celebrate the coming Halloween season and learn the "behind the scenes" of what makes a haunted attraction tick. we welcome those interested in volunteering their participation with a panel, workshop, demo, or joining as a vendor etc to please visit the website for all submission forms. Haunt-Faire is an event for everyone who loves Halloween and haunted houses.
Photograph by Nicolai Patrick Photography.www.haunt-faire.com Conventions
Shawn Barber’s body of work focuses primarily on painting, portraiture, and documenting contemporary tattoo culture. Barber’s intimate renditions of tattooed individuals balance both meticulous brush strokes and loose energy. Figurative in nature, these large paintings take on abstractions with explosive colors, meandering lines and paint dripping down the canvas.www.sdbarber.com
For over 30 years, Patrick Voss and his team have been figuring out how to do the impossible with movie and television special effects, haunted attraction effects, creature creation techniques, digital animations, sculptures (both stationary and animated) and more!
VFX caters to the business and entertainment industry, specifically the haunted attraction industry, movie production industry, television production industry and anything related to hollywood special effects. However we have also fulfilled the needs of individuals who are looking to collect all things strange, weird and just plain cool! So if you have need for our services don’t hesitate to contact us and take advantage of our amazing services.www.vfxcreates.com
Illustrator of the Unreal.www.pittarelli.com
Rodman Edwards, a freshman in high school, is currently based in California. Edwards has shown his work at Mask Fest in Indianapolis and at Son of Monsterpalooza in Burbank, California, and has lent his large mask of Hillary Clinton to an anti-Keystone pipeline demonstration at a democratic fundraiser attended by Clinton in San Francisco. Edwards has trained under the supervision of his father, celebrity artist Daniel Edwards, for over six years and has assisted his father with notable sculptures, such as the Paris Hilton Autopsy, String of Babies, Knut Watches Over Germany, and Justin and Selena As One.www.facebook.com/RodmanEdwardsArtist
Skeleton Factory is your resource for Halloween skeletons, skulls, bones and more! We specialize in providing the missing "parts" you need - skulls, skeletons, eyeballs, bloody parts, and special, custom props. Check out our ever-expanding selection for our latest Halloween specialty items.www.skeleton-factory.com
Dark Mark is a multi-talented performer who is known as "The Extreme Being!!!" as well as the Goth Comedian.
In a world where stand up comedians increasingly look and sound the same, here is a performer who dares to wear goth makeup and dress in all black, with fishnets and nail polish and get huge laughs with all kinds of crowds. Black crowds, Latin crowds, gay crowds, young and old have all laughed along to Dark Mark's comedy and performances...
He has performed at The Convergence 18 Goth Festival, The San Luis Obisbo Goth Festival, The Dead Flesh Feast Horror Festival, The Sunset Strip Music Festival (also featuring Marilyn Manson, Offspring, Bad Religion and De La Soul) as well as Kinky shows at S&M Dungeons and has been featured on Andy Dick Live !, The Mancow Radio Show, National Lampoon Radio on XM, Gary Garver Live, The Blue Iris Show Talking Sex Radio and has been a 9 time LA Times Comedy pick of the week as well as being a Las Vegas Citylife pick of the week
Dark Mark has performed with the biggest names in comedy including performers such as Steven Wright, Jerry Seinfeld, Margaret Cho, Dane Cook, Andrew "Dice" Clay, Damon Wayans, Otto and George, Eddie Griffin, Jeff Ross, Maria Bamford, and George Lopez among others.www.darkmarkshow.com