The Monster Scifi Show Podcast – Scifi News for 10/27/2017

Darkness falls across the land, The midnight hour is close at hand, Creatures crawl in search of blood, To terrorize y’all’s neighborhood… Really… y’all’s. After all these years, hearing Vincent Prince say y’all’s is still cringe worthy despite the fact that I love this song. As such, I can’t think of a better song to open this week’s Scifi news podcast.

Since we are very close to Halloween, I decided to make this a Halloween themed podcast with my usual “BIG” 3 topics:

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What are you dressing up for Halloween?

Being bald has limited Halloween costume options. I would be Professor X or Captain Picard or Captain Sisko or Riddick; though I won’t be doing the last one as the last movie really just sucked ass. More to the point, there are some characters I can do for Halloween but I would like the option for more people to play. Now, moving forward, I have decided on doing Nero from the 2009 Star Trek movie; you know the good one. Aside from the bald look, I was wondering how I could create this effect and in what medium that was comfortable and easy.

nero skull cap and mask

As I did the research, here are the two options I found. The one on the left is a skull-cap which makes this kid look like a Tholian. Second, the markings on the cap needs to be brought down further on the head. The looks nothing like Nero let alone a Romulan from the movie. The picture on the right has the better approach. The mask looks better and the markings on the head looks more like the character. However, I don’t want to be wearing a mask all day and especially at work. I needed a third option.

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