|Hello! We're hexterah & Draetheus - otherwise known as Heather & Nate - otherwise known as the pair that make up Zhobot.net! It's a site full of costumes, crafts and video game craziness.|
The four of us were talking one day and somehow this crossover came up. We, Nate and Heather, had recently done Jacket & Biker costumes from the first Hotline Miami and were preparing to wear Tony & Corey from Hotline Miami 2 (as well as getting the stage blood shots). Creepy animal masks were a big part of our recent conversations due to this. Roger and Denis helped out with both the HM & HM2 shoots so really, creepy animal masks were everywhere. Also, Five Nights at Freddy’s was also relevant in recent conversations – which also features… creepy… animal… masks. Of course, that led to this costume idea.
So we sort of meshed the four main animatronics from FNaF with Jacket/The Fans (since The Fans were fans of Jacket) and made this monstrosity. This really fun, really ridiculous monstrosity. It was fun trying to figure out how to make the FNaF animatronic details work in an 80′s HM sort of way. Foxy’s pirate hook became a sickle, Bonnie & Freddy’s instruments became weapons and Chica’s plated sugary delicious friend became a gun called, what else?Cupcake.
You knew this was coming, right? We have a couple more ideas for FNaF photos (one involving a giant Freddy head – which we hope to get to soon) but once we got our Freddy plush in the mail from Sanshee we knew we had to try this out. So there we were, crouched at the foot of our bed trying to somewhat recreate one of the things you have to check during those long nights as the child in the latest game in the series. One of us with a flashlight, one of us with a camera and a cat continuously trying to jump on the bed and poke Freddy over with her nose. There are some fun shots where there’s just a gray blob of fur running into the flashlight beam.
We’re going to have a few prints of certain photos from GL at any tables we have at future cons, but if you’d like a print and won’t be a con near us in the future you can hit the Genii Locorum section on our Redbubble shop!
For more info on Genii Locorum and to see where it started, check out the website!