I pretty much agree with the masses here, Mr. Lance Thackeray has the best head of the bunch. I like the idea of making his cheese head design from real cheese. Although that shit would be snap-a-neck heavy it were. And hot as hell, which means you'd definitely start sweating so no eating Zimmerman's head at the after party. You could turn it into a big bowl of Fondue. Seriously, tho, the simplicity of Lance Thackeray’s design is rather nice. The cheeses holes and mesh indents, the optional fiber optic whiskers and backlight eyes and mouth—the overall simplicity just works. How stoked is Thackeray that the actual head will be created and worn at a date on deadmau5’s Meowingtons Hax tour this fall. Plus the fact that he scores travel and hotel accommodations to a show stop of his choice. The Meowingtons Hax tour officially launches tomorrow, August 7 at Lollapalooza in Chicago. Pretty nuts that deadmau5 is an official 20th Anniversary festival headliner along with Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Muse and My Morning Jacket.
Check out all the designs on the Talenthouse website, the competition’s producers. There are some pretty sweet ones. Like the one titled PIKAMAU5 (Deadchu could work too), which is based off of the yellow rat that shoots electric bolts from its cheeks from, duh, Pikachu. Dia De Los Mau5—think patterns and bright colors of Mexican Day of the Dead skulls—was another that caught my eye.