That’s right, Halloween is just around the corner and we know what it’s like – you should be excited but you’ve been so wrapped up and busy getting back into uni life that suddenly it’s a day before the big All Hallows Eve, all the good outfits are sold out, it’s too late to mail order and you’re stuck with a pair of fangs, some eyeliner and a ripped up sheet.
But fear not! Thanks to the wonders of Instagram, we have spotted some wonderful creativity coming out of our BA (Hons) Hair, Make-Up and Prosthetics for Performance course, just in time for Friday. We were so impressed with their ideas that we have enlisted their help to get us in the party mood and give us some much needed tips on using make-up to terrify and amaze our friends and fellow party-goers.
1. The half-dead
What with the clocks going back and the season change, we’re all feeling pretty wretched. With @muamayaman’s look you really can be pretty and wretched – a half and half skeleton face with incredible detail. The artist told us:
“This one was a workshop creating a skull influenced by Billyb’s makeup in Lady Gaga’s music video “Born this way”. I used my aqua pallet and ‘carbon’ M•A•C eye shadow finishing off with Collection 2000′s liquid eyeliner to add the cracked detailing.”
2. Smiling through the pain
Another one from @muamayaman, it’s simple and horrifying and cute, all at the same time:
“This is Halloween inspired makeup on my sister. I’ve used Liquid latex, and my Derma greasepaint pallet, finished of with my M•A•C “Russian Red” lipstick.”
3. The full skull shocker
@tabithlimakeup has taken on the full skull, really working into the design to create shadowy crevices and puckered bones to set your teeth on edge – don’t creep up on anyone in the dark. Tabitha told us:
“The look is part of our enhancing and distorting a performer project. I used aqua colours for the general basic colours, shapes and shadows, and then I defined the lines using mac eye shadows and a felt line.”
4. The beautiful and the damned
Perhaps you’re more about creating something hauntingly beautiful? @hollynicoleish has some inspiration for you – a creation with black lace, whited out face and bewitching eyelids:
“It was a fashion and editorial look using lace on the skin and a lace pattern over the lid.”
5. Zombie on ice
We don’t even know where to start with this one… it’s just so gruesome. If you want to really terrify, try the frozen zombie from @kessiaharthur (kessiahfilmdesign.co.uk) who created this on one of our Short Courses - Special Effects Makeup for Film and TV tutored by Susanna Peretz. Chilling.
6. Straight up gore
We’ll leave you with those images burning their way into your mind’s eye. Before the nightmares get to you, we’d love to see your Halloween creations so give us a fright on Instagram @lcflondon_ and Twitter @LCFLondon.
Happy Halloween fashion horrors!
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