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15 Classic Halloween Makeup Tutorials With a Special Effects Twist

15 Classic Halloween Makeup Tutorials With a Special Effects Twist

I really love sculpting and casting gelatin prosthetics so I wanted to try doing this goblin makeup as an excuse to wear an entire face full of gelatin. I’m always so excited to see how drastically I can change the shape of my face with just a few pieces of …

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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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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

I watch a ton of SFX Makeup Tutorials on YouTube and quite often I don’t have the proper products that the makeup artist is using. In this situation I do one of two things; I decide that this makeup may be too advanced for me to tackle with my current …

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How to Make a DIY Mermaid Headdress (Crown) with Dollar Store Items

How to Make a DIY Mermaid Headdress (Crown) with Dollar Store Items

Whenever I see a really cool makeup with an awesome prop or a bit of costume thrown in I’m just like, “That’s it, I’m a cosplayer now, that is all I want to do forever”.  And then I settle down and I say to myself “Ok let’s just start slow …

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