American Horror Story Freak Show Twisty the Clown Makeup

7 Days of American Horror Story Makeups: Day 4 (Freak Show)

There were definitely more than a few options I could have attempted from the AHS Freak Show season. There were so many interesting characters to choose from but I couldn’t resist attempting a Twisty the Clown makeup. Insane clown makeup is always a blast even when that character has been …

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American Horror Story Coven Cordelia Burn Makeup

7 Days of American Horror Story Makeups: Day 3 (Coven)

I absolutely love using FX gelatin and I have so much fun with any makeup that I can use it with. I couldn’t think of what to do for the AHS Coven season and I almost went with Papa Legba (because who doesn’t love a good ol’ Haitian Voodoo loa?) …

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7 Days of American Horror Story Makeups: Asylum Nun Makeup

7 Days of American Horror Story Makeups: Day 2 (Asylum)

The promo shot for the Asylum season of American Horror Story is a creepy white faced nun with black tears, or maybe just pure evil, dripping out of her eyes. The makeup seemed simple enough but the promo pic I was using as a reference was so white and flawless …

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7 Days of American Horror Story Makeups: Tate Langdon Makeup

7 Days of American Horror Story Makeups: Day 1 (Murder House)

With a new season of American Horror Story coming up, not to mention it being the season to bring all previous seasons together, I thought it would be appropriate to try doing a makeup from each of the past seasons. For the first season, I obviously had to go with …

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Vampire Brow Forehead Prosthetic

Vampire Brow Forehead Prosthetic: Sculpt and SFX Makeup

I have tried sculpting and casting a vampire brow prosthetic once before and I wasn’t very happy with how it came out. I kind of just had 3 raised lines above each eye and then covered the prosthetic in a red and blue paint job. I called that one a …

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15 Incredible YouTube Channels with SFX Makeup Tutorials

15 Incredible YouTube Channels for Learning SFX Makeup

As someone who is teaching herself SFX, I spend a lot of time on YouTube trying to absorb everything I can. You can learn all the basic techniques, discover new tricks you’d have never thought of, and get insight into products you haven’t tried yet. I’ve basically enrolled in the …

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How to Create a Viral Infection with Fake Blisters : SFX Makeup

How to Create a Viral Infection with Fake Blisters (SFX Makeup)

If you saw my recent list of special effects makeup ideas for beginners, you may recall the gelatin blister technique that I included, and it’s been swirling around my head ever since I posted that list.  I kept thinking how awesome those little gelatin blisters would be for a gross, …

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10 Tutorials on How to Use Liquid Latex to Create Awesome SFX Makeup

10 Tutorials on How to Use Liquid Latex to Create Awesome SFX Makeup

There are definitely workarounds for doing SFX makeup without liquid latex but having the real thing can be a lot easier to work with and there is a ton of different effects you can create with it. You can use it to create fake, wrinkly skin, rotted torn flesh, and …

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7 Tutorials on How to Make Fake Wounds Without Liquid Latex

7 Ways to Make Fake Wounds Without Liquid Latex (Using Household Items)

Liquid latex is an awesome SFX product and you can do all kinds of amazing realistic effects with it. But what if you don’t have it? Maybe it’s not available for you locally, maybe it’s outside of your current budget, or maybe you’re even allergic to it.  Don’t let that …

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10 Special Effects Makeup Ideas for Beginners Who Don't Have a Kit Yet

10 Special Effects Makeup Ideas for Beginners Who Don’t Have a Kit Yet

Do you ever watch a bunch of SFX makeup tutorials and think, “I don’t have that, or that, or that” and eventually just feel defeated and uninspired? There are so many amazing SFX makeup products available that can help you create incredible effects but not everyone has an elaborate kit, …

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