New mask! Latex, sculpted from a lifecast of my head so it fits better. Made from an offshoot sculpt for the silicone Papa III mask I have being made. Also shown is my new casual suit! Way more accurate, and the patch is friggin’ legit.
What couples costumes would the band members where with their s/o and how would they feel wearing it?
I tried to keep it as gender-neutral as possible here since so many couples costumes are, well, not. Hope you enjoy!
He loves the idea of skanky costumes, so as long as you’re showing some skin he doesn’t care what he wears. You agree to this only if he does the same. *evil laughter*
He decides to go as classic Rocky Picture Horror Show characters, himself as Dr. Frank N. Furter (because leather lingerie and fishnets are his calling, he insists), and you go as your version of his creation Rocky.
While the two of you are definitely exposed, he seems to enjoy his outfit just a bit too much, and secretly saves it for future use.
Stu Pot (2D):
2D loves costumes, mostly because he feels like his everyday appearance is enough of a costume already. He likes dressing up because ironically, it really helps him blend in.
Obviously, the costumes for the two of you would have to be of the horror genre. Good thing he has some practice with horror makeup!
You decide on choosing characters from “The Walking Dead.” He chooses Daryl, because he’s got the messy hair for it and he likes sleeveless vests. Also, the crossbow is fun for shooting fake arrows at Murdoc when he’s not paying attention.
He dresses you as a zombie, which wasn’t your favorite idea. But once you see how much fun he’s having putting on your makeup and effects, you love it.
Russel isn’t as much of a movie jockey, so he likes to opt for funny costumes. The more generic the costume, the funnier it is to him.
He lets you pick, knowing that you know best about what the two of you would like.
When you show up with matching ketchup and mustard costumes, he laughs for a solid ten minutes. He loves it though, and you guys look adorable.
Noodle would obviously be in charge of the costume choosing, and would pick something easily recognized and something she loves.
She loves Miyazaki films so she’d choose to dress the two of you as Haku and Chihiro from “Spirited Away” (It’s her favorite).
She doesn’t really care which one she was going to be so she let you choose between the two. That way, you’d both get some enjoyment from the costumes!
Important things to keep in mind about the Ghost drama
So I had some late night thoughts… and im itching to get it out.
Now let’s re-evaluate this lawsuit drama. Let’s take the lawsuit out of the equation and look at things more objectively.
Let me start off with throwing in my unpopular opinion (trust me, just read this post thoroughly):
I honestly don’t have the best impression of Alpha. I think he’s unprofessional and naive (his musical talent doesn’t apply here)
1) Ghost’s IG maintains a strict and specific format on each post revolving around the band’s activities. So what did Alpha do? He posted a photo of him getting his wisdom tooth removed by his wife on the band’s Instagram.
When I first saw Alpha’s photo, I honestly thought he meant to post it on his personal profile. But the caption intended it to be otherwise (it was signed off as Alpha)
Like how was this relevant to the band’s music? Were you just trying to show off your super hot wife?? ¿¿¿ I personally don’t get it. I got it now, he used his band’s exposure to promote his wife’s business. How professional 🙄
2) He took advantage of Ghost fans to hurt Papa and the new Ghouls by airing their personal private drama on his Facebook account. All it did was divide our community apart. A community that him and his band mates created. All I got from that fb post was how his drama serves more importance than the well being of his fans/community
3) Alpha’s whole new PRIEST project: The masked leader, the cult like image that shares similar qualities to Ghost. It’s a different genre for sure, but it doesn’t change the fact that it does share its similarities to the band. It screams passive aggression to me. I can’t help but to think that he’s petty how he’s not getting the recognition as he did in Ghost. And now he’s trying to gain sympathy from his Ghost fans in hopes that they’ll abandon Ghost and check out his new project instead (Which is working in very small numbers)
Now let’s take us back to a few months after the Ghouls were let go:
Maybe his past band mates felt used and now they’re finding an excuse to get their revenge on Papa for firing them. WHICHHHH BRINGS ME TO A POINT…
*I believe that Ghost was intended to be a solo act from the very start. *
If you look at the band from a visual pov, Papa has always been the spokesperson/face of Ghost. You think of Ghost, you think of Papa first. I can see/interpret how the Ghouls’ presence were initially used to strengthen that cult-like image to band, which is fair and a smart business decision to attract an audience. It’s unique, it’s bold, it’s loud, and it’s a head-turner (Insert their red carpet Grammy videos)
Now somewhere along the way, the Ghouls started to catch the attention of the audience because of their strong stage/media presence (Think of it as Gru and his minions from Despicable Me. Gru might be the main character, but those cute ass minions caught the heart of many as well)
And maybe Papa wasn’t okay with that and it’s not what he wanted when he wanted to become a solo act.
Since The Ghouls agreed that he would be the band leader, Papa can do whatever he pleases with them.
So Papa, why not just hire random musicians/stand ins if you wanted to go solo in the first place?
1) Renting musicians aren’t cheap, especially if they charge x amount of personal rate/show. It’s better to start off with a bunch of close friends and settle in on an agreement than having to comply to a rented musician’s compensation . You’ll have to deal with more legal paperwork and later on someone will always want to demand more money or exposure.
#2) It takes money to make money. If you take a look at their costume designs and their set designs on stage, it takes up a lot of artistic design components. Costume designers/Set designers don’t come in cheap. At all. Now imagine having to pay for those bills when you’re a relatively small band? We’ve had 3 Papas with 4 different costumes and 2-3 Ghoul costume designs for each band member. That’s at least 6 different costume designs. Normally, rock bands just wear store bought clothing (most of them are normally sponsored by the brand) but since Ghost has such a strong/specific visual image that they can’t get away with your seasonal Halloween attire. It’s crucial for them to invest in more money into this area because that’s one of the main reasons why they got famous in the first place.
So being in this type of band, it won’t have the greatest starting salary when you’re constantly paying off those bills. I won’t be surprised if they were still in debt within the first couple of years of touring.
At the end of the day, if this whole theory is true, then I get why they’re mad at Papa. I would get why Omega isn’t suing him because maybe he saw Papa’s true intentions and didn’t agree with it? And maybe he still wants Papa to come back to MCC if Ghost decides to disband after this feud, and not let a lawsuit cut ties on what’s left of their friendship?
(All of this is based off of my assumptions so don’t rely on me as a solid source.)
TBH I just want some objectivity brought into light because I’m seeing a lot of blinded/biased judgement. It really does hurt to see this community being divided by Alpha’s reckless Facebook post.
me explaining my halloween costume to people who don't know FOB
so what are you being for halloween?
i'm going to be a flower!
what are you being?
me, internally groaning:
uhhhh it's kind of a long story, and you probably won't get it
person, waiting for me to continue anyway:
but basically i'm a character from a series of music videos consisting of a whole album of this one band, and the lead singer goes all crazy and basically kills everyone and it's really violent and it's really great, so i'm going to be him *ends really excitedly*