Daunting Night of Monsters and Murder
The Annual Monster Summit is scheduled once again and the who's who in the monster world are required to attend this event to discuss the upcoming year's frightening events. As you may remember, there are always a few monsters that foul the chemistry of the group so get ready for a night of excitement. You've been summoned and are required to attend! This is where your story begins...
Grimoth Jones is the grim reaper and president of the International Monster Association (IMA). A fun-loving comedian, this death seeker will burst into song whenever the time’s right.
Grimoth has said there would be an important announcement made at the Monster Summit. Rumors are circulating that Grimoth might be retiring as the president of the IMA. If this happens, it could be a disaster.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Black hooded cape and toy sickle as an optional prop. White face makeup with black accents on the face.
Pyra Med is the ruthless prankster of the group. Pyra isn’t respected by many of the other monsters and will lash out and do whatever it takes to get attention.
Pyra Med hails from Egypt and is a member of one of the wealthiest families in the world.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: White / off-white clothing underneath with gauze wrapped around the body (not too tight!). Face painted white with black accents.
Vorhee Myers is the obsessive and heartless serial killer. Vorhee is known to be judgmental of others and enjoys spreading horrible rumors about colleagues of the International Monster Association.
Vorhee openly dislikes the undead, as they cannot be murdered. Vorhee doesn't have many friends.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Blue coverall jumpsuit. A hockey mask and a toy knife as props.
Slimey Green is the hyperactive swamp creature from the Glop Lagoon. A carefree creature, this lagoon dweller will perform rap songs about friends and current events.
Slimey lives in one of the hot-spots of the monster world. Around the lagoon are uninhabited caves that many monsters are wanting to reside in. Slimey doesn't mind if they move into the caves, but the water in the lagoon must stay.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Green clothing (shirt/pants). Soak gauze in green food coloring, remove and allow drying for 2 days. Drape green gauze from clothing. Green face makeup with black accents.
Do not invite Howlie Moon to an elegant dinner at your home. This werewolf has horrible manners and shrill, shrieking laughter that would even send a screaming banshee into the abyss.
Howlie hasn't always been a werewolf. When this furry creature was a youngster, an unfortunate curse turned Howlie into a werewolf. Howlie used to be a different kind of monster but prefers being a werewolf.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Button-down flannel shirt and khaki pants. Place fake hair coming out of shirt at wrist and collar. Paint face like a wolf and purchase a werewolf kit for the ears and claws.
Pummy Kenface is the friendly and nerdy pumpkin-head monster. Pummy gets any party going with innovative dance moves.
After a prank-gone-wrong as a teenager, Pummy ended up with a pumpkin as a head. However, Pummy enjoys being a member of the International Monster Association and has no regrets.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Black shirt and pants with face makeup as a pumpkin or a pumpkin mask.
Dragula is a mysterious monster who strives to lead any group. Dragula does what it takes to establish dominance over the other beasts. Some of the other monsters take great offense to this behavior.
Dragula bites other monsters in hopes this behavior will make Dragula the alpha monster. However, most of the monsters just find it annoying.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Vampire/ Vampira costume. (Black) hair slicked back. White face makeup and fake vampire teeth. Tiny red stickers as props to ‘bite’ monsters with.
Livan Gann is an egotistical zombie. This one-upping undead should be avoided at the Monster Summit - unless you wish to hear how Livan’s done everything more and better than you have.
Livan openly professes that zombies are the superior monsters, but many disagree.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Any shredded/ ripped clothing. White face makeup with black and red accents. Hair in a big mess.
Giant Gorilla Beast
A compulsive liar, even when the trust is best, Royal Pong can look you straight in the eyes and tell you the most outrageous tale, and you’ll believe it every time. Don’t fall victim to this furry fiend.
Royal Pong wasn't born a hairy beast. Royal was recently cursed during an expedition around some Egyptian tombs. Royal has settled into the monstrous life, as there is no cure, magic spell, or anti-curse known to monster kind.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Gorilla costume or black shirt/pants and a gorilla mask. Or…black shirt/pants and face makeup as a gorilla.
Tankenstein is an intellectual perfectionist with exquisite manners. This science-project-gone-right will cater to your every need. However, this over-indulgent behavior will drive the other monsters batty after a while!
Tankenstein doesn't fit in well with the other beasts, for Tank is neither living nor dead. Tank was created and is an artificial form of life that many of the monsters do not recognize.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Frankenstein costume. Or, face and hands painted green with black accents. Fake bolts (made out of foil) adhered to the neck with costume prop glue.
Onyx Blazen is a powerful sorcerer with severe anger management problems, which is a frightful combo since Onyx’s specialty is fire magic. Onyx is a strong leader of the Order of the Grim Knights and is respected within the magical community.
Onyx has been working on self-control lately. Many are pleased about the outcome from an incident where Onyx was a victim of bullies. For the first time, Onyx didn't incinerate them as retaliation. The magical community was proud.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Witch costume - black robes, witch’s hat. Face painted green. Wand and cauldron (with dry ice cube inside) as optional props. (Make sure dry ice is handled according to instructions.)
With eight legs and a spine-chilling persona, Octavus is the stereotype of a monster. Octavus is a spider activist and fights for the rights of spiders around the world.
Octavus is attending the Monster Summit this year, even though the annual Spider and Spider Hybrid Assembly was scheduled for the same date...as it always is scheduled. Octavus believes that someone doesn't want spiders at the Monster Summit.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Black shirt/pants with 4 fake arm/legs coming out of the torso. You can make these by stuffing socks and then attaching them to the shirt by stitching them on with needle/thread.
Yeti Berg is the quirky monster who terrorizes the thrill-seeking humans of the Himalayas. Yeti has a peculiar aversion to the word you. Upon hearing the word, Yeti goes into fits!
Everyone knows that Yeti Berg and Pummy Kenface have a sordid past. Will these two be able to remain in the same room without causing drama during the Monster Summit?
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Wear all white and purchase some cotton from a hobby supply store. Apply the cotton everywhere possible. White face makeup with blue accents.
Everyone knows that Bogarti Bubonic is a kleptomaniac. Keep your eye(s) on your belongings at the Monster Summit. Not only do children around the world need to worry about Bogarti jumping out from under their beds, but their toys often disappear from their rooms after a good scare.
Bogarti hides in closets and shouts boo to unsuspecting kids, but it's just a job to Bogarti. Bogarti's real passion in life is playing with toys.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Any scary mask with black robes. Fake claws on the fingers as optional props.
DR. HECKYL | MR. JIVE
Dr. Heckyl is the prototypical mad scientist, but with a sugary-sweet and meager personality. This doc’s altered ego is a monstrous, spiteful villain who goes by the name of Mr. Jive.
Dr. Heckyl sent in the registration for the Monster Summit as Dr. Heckly and not Mr. Jive. Hopefully, this doc sticks with the plan and doesn't allow Mr. Jive to surface and torment the other monsters.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Lab coat and hair in an absolute mess. A scary face mask as a prop for Mr. Jive.
Minot Orman is the neighborhood gossip with greedy tendencies. This is one beastly brute that puts meaning in the term ‘watch your back,’ as Minot is concerned about one and only one thing…Minot Orman.
If you tell Minot Orman a secret, you can bet that half of your friends will know about it within two shakes of a dog's tail. Do not confide in this monster if you have skeletons in your closet that you don't want to let out!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Large bull horns on the head. These horns can be purchased or made out of paper-maché, painted and glued to a headband. Brown shirt/pants and a fake rapier. Brown face makeup and a fake nose ring on the nose.
Teddie Frugal is the penny-pinching nightmare haunter. Teddie must always have the final word to end a conversation. Be careful - if things don’t go Teddie’s way, you’ll pay the price with nightmares.
Teddie is open to haunting the nightmares of other monsters. For this reason, Teddie is one of the least popular fiends of the International Monster Association.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Tattered, oversized striped sweater. A fedora hat and fake knife claws on one hand.
Apari Shon is a must to invite to any gathering, as Apari’s random animal impersonations keep everyone entertained. This witty spectral is predictable, and you will always know where you stand.
Apari is a good friend to have, but often gets on rants about how not enough monsters have become ghosts. Apari gets lonely sometimes, as most monsters are immortal.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Ghost costume - white sheet with two holes for the eyes and one for the mouth (to breathe)!
OZBOURNE OF THE DARK
Ruler of Darkness
Ozbourne is the egotistical Ruler of Darkness. Ozbourne will spout out rhymes about anything happening in the vicinity. There is never a dull moment with this dark royalty, as Ozbourne always keeps the pot stirred.
Ozbourne is secretly working on top-secret chemicals in a secret laboratory with another monster. Nobody is sure what type of chemicals are being researched, however.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Black clothing, black cape. Dark sunglasses and gothic jewelry.
Oculon Mono is the most brilliant monster in the International Monster Association. A pure genius, you should look for this monster if you are seeking sound advice. Listen carefully, as Oculon can only speak in a whisper.
Some say that Oculon can predict the future, but Oculon claims that having such a high IQ gives the power of wisdom, which is often mistaken for future-telling.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Giant eye affixed to the middle of the forehead. Face painted purple. Purple clothing.
Zombie Pop Star
Crustina Angrilara is the passionless zombie pop star. She speaks without a shred of emotion and has never cracked a smile. Crustina doesn’t get along with other monsters but will attend the Monster Summit so her callous voice will be heard.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Zombie hair/face - face painted, hair teased and a torn & tattered pop idol costume. A fake microphone as an optional prop.
Slobbernose will lighten up any monster gathering. This alien loves to dance and have a great time. Slobbernose is a dedicated friend and a great listener.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: All blue-green colored clothing. A metal strainer with hair-tentacles coming out of it as a head piece. Face painted blue-green.
Robotron is an evil robot who sells spooky wares to other monsters at the warehouse club store, Fiends R Us. A gossip who speaks with a whiny, high-pitched robotic voice, Robotron tries to predict the future. Nobody knows if these predictions are accurate, but the future will answer that question.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Create a robot chest piece and head piece out of cardboard boxes and paint knobs, etc. on the outside. Wear all black underneath. Make silver wrist pieces and ankle pieces out of aluminum foil.
Gronday Peds is an elusive and mysterious monster who lives in the mountains. This big-footed monster is great at doing impersonations of forest animals. Gronday is one of the largest and scariest looking monsters but is a teddy bear at heart.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Brown shirt, pants and gloves. Stuff a large pair of men’s socks (brown) to make very large feet and /or buy some clown shoes. Attach theatrical / costume fur to face, hands.
Ironically, this demon is one of the friendliest monsters you’ll meet at the Monster Summit. She is lovable and a blast to be around. She recites poems for anyone who will listen, but don’t expect to witness any talent.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: She-devil costume.
Medusa Oblongata couldn’t tell a lie if it were needed for survival. This is one abrasive snake person that tells it how it is! You should hope that this serpent doesn’t find anything negative about you, or everybody will know your secrets.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Wear all green. Use any green or black headband and knee high panty hose. Die the panty hose green using RIT dye and stuff with paper towels. You can draw snake faces on the ends of them. Attach the hose ‘snakes’ with E6000 glue to the headband or bandanna. Allow at least 24 hours to dry.
Dead Insane Girl who Lives in a Well
Samara Ring is a flaky and emotional monster at the Monster Summit. Some say it’s because she spends months at a time alone in her well...or maybe it’s because of the trauma of being murdered long ago! Whatever it is…she needs to get over it!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: A long, black wig worn backwards. A ragged dirty white nightgown for the costume. Paint the face extra scary underneath the hair. (Section the hair with bobby pins so you can see through it).
Do it once and check it five times’ is Snaky Lake’s motto! This neurotic Lochness monster is the one to be around at a party, as this slithery beast loves to engage in lively chats with other monsters. Snaky is full of stories, so get ready for a long conversation with this leviathan.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: All green clothing - shirt, tights/pants, shorts, gloves and socks. A green bandanna worn around the hair and the face painted green. Sew a green tail out of green fabric (lizard print), stuff with paper towels and attach it to the shorts with safety pins.
Little Dead Riding Hood
The emotional Robin Red lives in the forests of Mount Immortality. Robin had big dreams of becoming a pop idol before a big, bad wolf took her life a few years ago while she was visiting her grandmother. Now she’s a zombie without a purpose, and she is envious of the living.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Little Red Riding Hood inspired costume with a zombie twist. Add a bit of white/green makeup with dark circles, black lipstick, and black fingernails.
The frugal and inquisitive Ghouldendust is a notorious dark fairy in the monster world. Known to be a devious genius, this wicked pixie will keep you on your toes, as you’ll never know what’s coming next.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Dark fairy costume (black leotard, leggings or tights, with big black fairy wings).