A brief history of dressing up!

We’ve been doing a photo shoot for Mayhem Festival today, the horror and cult film and television festival I co-direct with Steven Sheil and Chris Cooke.

This year’s festival will be our fifth full weekend. I’m going to be working  a lot on the website for this year’s festival this week, and getting the brochure ready for print. The website and full programme will be live next weekend, with the print following soon after. Each year, we have had a new site for the festival, but this year, I will be making the site bigger to support an archive of previous festivals and guests.

Since 2009, we’ve made a different visual theme every year, featuring the three of us as sinister characters. We’ve been zombies, Lovecraftian monster hunters and creatures from fevered dreamscapes. Here are some of our previous incarnations;

Mayhem Flyer 2009

Mayhem 2009: We Only Come Out at Night

Mayhem Flyer 2010

Mayhem 2010: At the Mountains of Madness

Mayhem Flyer 2011

Mayhem 2011: Where The Weird Things Are. I’m the owl in this one.
Gareth ‘Owl’, geddit? Ahem.

And what for this year? Well, that would be telling! But here’s a clue;

Hands of Blue

Two by two, hands of blue…