Halloween Makeup 101 – 6 Video Tutorials to Teach You How to Look Scary
For many people, Halloween is about dressing up as any character from any story in existence. However, for the die-hard fans of the holiday, Halloween is simply about scary movies and dramatically gross makeup. Most of the iconic horror looks of all time are based on classic and newer horror movies that left an impact on the world. Discover some fun and gory Halloween looks from the movies outlined below:
Character: Freddy Kreuger
Movie: A Nightmare onElm Street
Year released: 1984
Actor/actress: Robert Englund
Plot: In this classic horror film, Freddy Kreuger is a dead soul who is haunted by his lynching death. For revenge, he sneaks into the dreams of the children of the people who killed him and kills the children in their sleep.
Makeup: The makeup for this movie was raw and ugly. The purpose of the makeup was to create a shocking effect so that the audience was repelled and horrified by the character of Freddy. This is one of the most iconic horror makeup looks of all time.
Tutorial: If you want to dress as Freddy, prepare to spend quite some time on the project. This is a difficult project that takes several hours and a large quantity of skin paste to recreate.
Year released: 1987
Actor/actress: Doug Bradley
Plot: In Hellraiser, the dead ex-lover of a woman comes back to haunt her when he discovers that she has been unfaithful to him. He not only lives in a sado-masochistic hell, but he is also chased by demons, which causes him to revisit the human world.
Makeup: The makeup is not the most important element of the film, although it is extremely important for the character of Pinhead. Pinhead is the Lead Cenobite, who is in charge of the masochistic practices in the hell of the dead man. He is covered in cuts, pins, and all manner of gross self-inflicted wounds that help identify him as the true enemy of this film.
Tutorial: Pinhead makeup is not too terribly involved or complicated. The main resources you will need is a bald wig that you can stick pins in to recreate Pinhead’s look.
Movie: The Ring
Year released: 2002
Actor/actress: Daveigh Chase
Plot: For years, The Ring was ranked as one of the most scary movies ever made. It was based on the Japanese film, Ringu, released in 1998. The movie is about a journalist who investigates a video tape that kills anyone who views it within a week. The scariest character in the film is, of course, the girl Samara.
Makeup: Most of the makeup effects in the movie is for the girl Samara, who is the star of the movie and one of the scariest creations of all time.
Tutorial: Samara’s makeup is surprisingly simple and requires just a few basic supplies. Anyone can look like Samara in a little under an hour with the right makeup and a black wig.
Year released: 1992
Actor/actress: Gary Oldman
Plot: The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor’s fiancée and inflict havoc in the foreign land.
Makeup: Makeup is important to the movie to distinguish the alive characters from the dead character of Dracula.
Tutorial: This simple vampire makeup is more realistic than many other tutorials out there.
Movie: Alien Abduction: Incident inLakeCounty
Year released: 1998
Actor/actress: Shahai Khademi
Plot: After a mysterious blackout, a boy investigates the cause of the incident. He catches aliens on film, who follow him back home and cause trouble.
Makeup: The makeup helps distinguish the aliens from the humans. The aliens in this movie are traditional aliens, with skinny bodies and large black eyes.
Tutorial: This is a complicated tutorial that will take a few hours and the addition of a bald cap to complete.
Character: The Monster
Year released: 1994
Actor/actress: Robert De Niro
Plot: In this classic story, a crazy doctor uses parts of dead bodies to build a re-animated monster.
Makeup: The Monster’s makeup is extremely iconic, and is a large part of the movie.
Tutorial: This tutorial should take between one and two hours to complete.
Most of the makeup tutorials only require a few supplies and you can be on your way in less than an hour. Your friends will be surprised to see your professional-looking makeup this year, and you may even inspire a new trend of gory makeup for Halloween amongst your friends.
Author Bio: Simon is a Blog owner and regular contributor for various financial Blogs from Europe but likes to write in various other topics and fields and prides himself in being a versatile professional writer.This post was written by Simon from higherclick.com on behalf of their client Macys.com
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