Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. i love getting creative with my costumes and make-up. Last year I did my own version of Poison Ivy from Batman, and I got so many compliments.
This year I'll be doing my own version of Harley Quinn to continue with the Batman theme, I'm not sure how I feel about the costume yet, but you will see sooner rather than later.
This year I also had the opportunity to take a Special effects make-up class at The Academy of Makeup in Cockeysville, MD. It is owned and ran by my Up Do's For I Do's co-worker Lindsey Shields. I Introduced Lindsey to a my friend Landre that I went to Cosmetology school with. I showed Lindsey all of Landre's amazing work on her instagram (@Landresfx), and she was amazed by it, and offered Landre an opportunity to teach the class. Landre went through and showed us how to make basic cuts or incisions, on our faces. She also showed us how to make it look like part of our faces had been blown off. I decided to make my friend Caitlin look like she had a big cut across her face with a lot of bruising! Take a look;)
I used a wax material that I put across Caitlin's face, and smoothed out with vaseline so it would be flush to her skin, then I went in with a bruise wheel that has lots of different colors to add some bruising around the wax to blend in with her skin. After that I took the sharp end of a spatula and cut into the wax to make an incision. I used black to add depth to the incision, and went back in with the bruise wheel to add the rest of the bruising on Caitlin's face. Once I finished with the bruising I added some fake coagulated blood to give it a little more of a realistic look. I had so much fun learning how to do these techniques and create and super scary look!