ABOUT EVIL TED SMITH

Evil Ted worked in the movie industry doing visual effects, prop, and model making for 28 years. He worked on films and television shows such as Hunger Games, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Trek, Walking Dead Titanic and Batman to name a few. He’s known around the world for his YouTube tutorials teaching cosplayers how to make foam armor and props.

After many years of working in Hollywood, Evil Ted decided it was time to take all the tips and tricks he learned over the years and make them available to the everyday builder, he wants to take the intimidation out of building. He is a firm believer that it’s passion over talent, and that anyone can learn to build. He loves cosplay and the community and loves supporting and assisting new builders in the learning process.

Ted started building when he saw Star Wars at 14. He wanted to recreate what he saw on screen and began making a Darth Vader helmet and costume out of paper mache and cardboard. After making his first costume Ted could not stop building. He continued creating costumes, including a Batman costume before the 1989 film even came out. He then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the film industry after realizing his talent and passion for building.

MOVIES / MUSIC / VIDEOS

Terminator Genisys

The Ningyo 2013

Star Trek: Into the Darkness 2013

Hunger Games 2012

Battleship 2012

Silver Linings Playbook 2012

Fright Night 2011

I Am Number Four 2011

The Smurfs 2011

The Muppets 2011

Season of the Witch 2011

Book of Eli 2010

Couples Retreat 2009

Ghost Town 2008

The Spirit 2008

Next 2007

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest 2006

Guardian of the Realm 2004 (writer, director, actor)

Blood Gnome video 2004 (creature effects crew)

House of 1000 Corpses 2003 (stunt performer, makeup effects)

Spy Kids 2001 (fabricator)

Little Nicky 2000

Rob Zombie Tour 1999

Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter 1999

Living Dead Girl video 1999

Carnival of Souls 1998

Jane Austen’s Mafia! 1998 (miniature model maker)

Titanic 1997 (miniature model maker)

 

The Fifth Element 1997 (model maker)

Robo Warriors 1997

Contact 1997 (miniature model maker)

Warhawk: The Red Mercury Missions video game 1995 (special makeup effects)

Drive 1994 (actor)

Guyver: Dark Hero 1994 (actor)

Return of the Living Dead 3 1993

Necronomicon 1993

Dollman vs. Demonic Toys 1993 (actor)

Batman Returns 1992 (puppeteer)

Kung Fu Rascals 1992 (actor)

Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker video 1991

Guyver 1991 (actor)

Miracle Landing 1990 (miniature model maker)

TELEVISION

Xena

Star Runners

Cybertron/VR Troopers

Boston Legal

Century City

 

Drop Dead Divas

Arrested Development

Walking Dead

Mad Men

Boardwalk Empire

 

Eagle Heart

Resident Evil 2, TV commercial

IFC: Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, TV commercial

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