Making terror look this good is an art. Cosplayer Julianna Maznevski used her incredible prosthetics skills to combine beloved children’s animated character Nigel Thornberry with the popular cosplay choice of the anime Sailor Moon in an alarming silicone mask.
“This sculpture I’ve been working on slowly for a while because it just became the project I worked on whenever other projects were being frustrating,” Maznevski explained. “You can’t not step back and laugh at yourself every once in a while when you’re sculpting something as ridiculous as realistic Nigel Thornberry.”
Some better pictures of my Nigel Thornberry Sailor Moon nightmarish creation! I'm really proud of how the mask ended up looking, and I can't wait to keep making and learning new things 😀 📸 Credit @mazmakesstuff (My sister and I accidentally named our pages very similar things) #sailormoon #nigelthornberry #sfx #silicone #siliconemask #maskmaking #practicaleffects #sfxmakeup #mask #hairpunching #sculpting #cosplay #cosplayer
“I love the ridiculous memes of Nigel Thornberry as random characters, so I knew I wanted to do one of those,” said Maznevski, referring to cult animated GIFs that place the Wild Thornberrys dad onto other people and characters.
“I chose Sailor Moon because I was wearing it to an anime convention,” she said, “And I figured that would be the most worn costume there.” Maznevski called her Thornberry mask a “funny twist” on the popular costume.
During the mask’s premier outing at the anime convention Anime North in Canada, someone tried to get their daughter to take a photo next to Maznevski but the girl kept running away terrified. “I felt so bad but it was really funny,” Maznevski said.
Been having some artists block lately after not doing so much making during Christmas, so I decided to just sculpt something that makes me laugh. Behold, realistic Nigel Thornberry! He's gonna be a silicone mask with glued and punched hair and as realistic as I can make him so I can haunt everyone's nightmares. #cosplay #cosplayer #nigelthornberry
Maznevski completed the incredibly intelligent wit of the costume by hashtagging the finished piece on Instagram #sexycosplay, playing on the media fixation on sexualising cosplayers, especially anime characters like Sailor Moon.
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