For 10 years Doug has helped produce and coordinate makeup & SPFX for the performers at the Night of the Stripping Dead events at Admiral Theater in Chicago. For a few days every October, Chicago’s biggest vaudeville theatre transforms into a sexy mausoleum filled with zombie dancers and ghouls. The Stripping Dead events showcase the most bizarre & insane fetish, sideshow and burlesque performers from all over the world.

Past events have included the biggest names in the fetish and burlesque world including Masuimi Max, Mosh, Rubber Doll, Narcissister, Empress Stah, Maya Sinstress, Red Rum and many others. Sakmann coordinates with a team of makeup artists to transform over 40 dancers, performers and staff into ghouls, zombies and monsters every night of the event and creates specialty FX for some of the performances.

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