About Evil Ted


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.



  • 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)


  • 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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