For the last five years, Doug has coordinated all of the makeup and SPFX for the performers at the Night of the Stripping Dead events at Admiral Theater in Chicago. For a few days every year, Chicago’s biggest vaudeville theatre transforms into a sexy mausoleum filled with zombie dancers and ghouls. The Stripping Dead events showcase the most bizarre and insane in fetish, sideshow and burlesque performers from all over the world. Past events have included the biggest names in the fetish and burlesque world including Masumi Max, Mosh, Rubber Doll, Narcissister, Empress Stah, Maya Sinstress, Red Rum and so much more. The makeup Doug coordinates with a team of 5 makeup artists for Stripping Dead includes over 40 dancers, performers and staff turning into ghouls and zombies every night of the event, as well as specialty effects for some of the performances.

Check out some of the video wrapups below courtesy of RJO Photo! Beware they are barely safe for work!