Stay See Us at Comic-Con 2020!

That’s a weird-sounding headline, but it’s a true one! Comic-Con@Home is kicking off, and you’re invited to drop by our virtual booth!

The show runs from Wednesday, July 22nd through Sunday, July 26th and is loaded with virtual panels, challenges to participate in, artists to see, online booths to visit, and more!

You can find us at internet booth 329, which puts us all the way on the right side of the map down by exhibit hall A. (Which is where our booth normally is in real life too! Cool, huh?)

Wowie! This map sure is tiny, but you can click to see it more clearly (with some other cool details) on the Comic-Con website.

We’ll have some goodies up for sale, so if you get your Behemoth merch fix at Comic-Con each year, you still can! Plus, we’re offering a lil’ something extra — if you decide to purchase merch, you can use code SWEATPANTS2020 for 20% off your whole order! This will run through the show dates of July 22nd to July 26th, midnight to midnight, and will work for anyone who’s doing online shopping with us, regardless of whether they go through the Comic-Con@Home booth. You can find our online store riiiiiight here.

We’ll see ya there! Well, not really, but y’know. We’ll see ya here!

Alien Hominid Invasion: July 2020 Development Update

On July 16th, we went live to show off some of the progress made during the last few months of development on Alien Hominid Invasion! Changes shown include increased difficulty, new enemies, art and animation updates, achievements, more objectives, map updates, additional enemy swarms, the addition of lunch money (more details on that coming in the future), and of course, the highly-requested (and totally optional!) blood and gore feature.

Please keep in mind that this is a limited preview of the game and some of the features we have been working on; we haven’t even shown you some of the good stuff yet, because we don’t want to give everything away!

The team has been hard at work on the game, but there’s still so much more to come! Be sure to keep an eye out for future updates as we continue to take you along on our funky development journey.

PS: Because we’re still in the development stages, we don’t have a release date ready to share yet! We’ll be sure to let you all know as soon as we know. Cheers! ๐Ÿ™‚

Make Your Own: Castle Crashers Necromancer Mask

Our second DIY mask is designed for those who are feeling particularly… evil. It’s the Necromancer! The Necromasker! Er… the Necromancer Mask!

Trace pattern below, gather your materials, and follow the instructions to make your own face covering!

Materials:

โ€“ Solid colored t-shirt/fabric for main mask
โ€“ Black or dark t-shirt/fabric for grille
โ€“ Needle and thread
โ€“ Pins
โ€“ Paper pattern (Get that below!)

This pattern uses a scale of 2 inches for an adult medium mask, but you can adjust the size as needed.

Zoom in on the pattern on your computer monitor so that the reference line on the pattern measures 2 inches long. Then, put a piece of paper on the monitor and trace the pattern. Be sure not to press too hard and damage the screen! I also recommend you to write which side is up on the pattern for easy reference.

Now we’re ready to get Necromancin’.

1. Trace the main mask pattern onto a solid colored t-shirt and cut TWO pieces. (I used an old shirt I got from the Behemoth, but you can use any shirt, of course!)

2. Use the other pattern to cut pieces of black/darker colored fabric for the grille — 3 for each side.

3. Put the darker pieces on the *right sides of the fabric using the pattern for the grille as a guide and pin them down.

4. Sew the darker pieces onto the main fabric.

4. Put the *right sides together, sew them ยผ inch away from the edge, leaving an opening on one side.

5. Open the pieces up and put them together like the picture below, then sew top and bottom. Make sure to leave ยฝ โ€“ ยพ inch openings on top and bottom of each side for ear loops.

6. Snip around the curve but donโ€™t cut too deep! You donโ€™t want to slice the seam you made.

7. Turn it inside out by pulling the fabric from the opening you made in step 4.

(Ignore the fact that this is a knight, it’s here for reference. Evil Necromancers still rule!)

8. Cut a ยฝ inch strip from one of your t-shirts lengthwise, hold both ends, and stretch it out to make it into a string. Most t-shirts are designed to stretch lengthwise and the fabric will not fray, so go ahead and give it a nice pull.

(The top piece is what it should look like after itโ€™s pulled/stretched, while the bottom piece is before itโ€™s pulled/stretched.)

9. Put one of your strings through the opening on the side. I used a bodkin to pull the string through but if you donโ€™t have one, you can use a safety pin.

10. Adjust each ear loop til itโ€™s a size you like, and tie a knot. Cut the excess string, and rotate the loop until the knot is hidden inside the mask.

Repeat steps 9 and 10 for the other side of the mask, and youโ€™re done! Ready to raise some skeletons.

We’ve got one more DIY Castle Crashers mask design coming next week, which will keep you looking… sharp. (That was the worst hint ever, you’ll never guess it from that.) Keep an eye out!