Back in October, I put together a costume of Ash from the Evil Dead series. It turns out that it has turned into more of a cosplay costume vs. just a one time Halloween costume. I have a boomstick. I have a chainsaw. What could possibly be missing? A copy of The Book of the Dead, of course! Materials used: Cardboard Brown cloth Brown paper lunch bags Hot glue Quick Grip contact cement Paint used: Apple Barrel Acrylic Black Apple Barrel Acrylic Nutmeg Brown Apple Barrel Acrylic Khaki Krylon Satin Clear This was surprisingly easy once I checked out a few online tutorials! I measured and cut out a piece of cardboard that could cover standard 8 1/2 x 11 printer paper. I covered the cardboard in some spare brown cloth that I had left over from a previous project and using the Quick Grip cement to hold it in place. Using the hot glue, I outlined the face for the front of the book and the ear for the back of the book. Random lines were added for detail and texture. I painted the entire cover black for the base coat. I followed this up with a heavy dry-brushing of the nutmeg brown and the a much lighter dry-brushed coating of the khaki. The inside of the book was covered with the brown lunch bags. Both the inside and outside were painted with the clear satin. The pages of the book were downloaded from Elder Props. I picked out my favorite pages and aged them using coffee and tea. I dipped each page in coffee and hung them up to dry. Once dry, I brewed some tea and added some age spots to random pages. No real rhyme or reason, I just went in and had fun with it! I used two pieces of cardboard to hold all of the pages together and created a binding using hot glue. Once the glue dried, I took my bundle of pages and attached them to the book using the Quick Grip cement. All-in-all, I was very happy with the results! This may be something that I re-visit in the future. Maybe I'll try different versions of the book from the various different movies or the series. For now, though, I think it will go very well with the rest of the costume! As always, comments and critiques are welcome!