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Monday, May 23, 2011

CalHaunts Norcal at Maker Faire 2011

Last weekend was CalHaunts Norcal's second year at the Maker Faire in San Mateo.  We modified our booth from the year before and it all worked out great.  We even got some new members!
The pumpkin-headed groundbreaker was from a past Make & Take on the Casa Fear pneumatic groundbreaker.  Someone had the great idea to make it interactive, so people could control the movement when they came up to the booth.
Scary things are fun!
Hey, I know that zombie!  He's promoting the July 3-Axis skull Make & Take I'll be leading.  Hope to see you there!
That's Stacy's lifecast that monster mud Grim Reaper is holding.  And here's Stacy's real face (well, except for the freaky contacts), fresh from West Coast Haunters Convention (and a tour of the new Nightmare Factory-- I'm jealous!). 
Robert of Mantooth Manor's tombstone. You've probably seen it around the web.
Ed Martinez doing a makeup demo.  He taught the lifecasting class a few months ago (which I hear was very cool, though I missed it).  He also made up the girl and sculpted the zombie head below. 
Thanks to everyone in CalHaunts Norcal who put in much more work on the booth than I did (Robert, Robert, Stacy, Rachel, Kevin, Sallie, Ed, Perfessor...I know I'm forgetting some).  Y'all did a great job!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Madame Leota has a New Home

I've transferred my "Conjuring Madame Leota" how to from Hauntforum.com to a page on this blog.

There isn't a place for comments there, so if you have any questions, feel free to post them here.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Romulan Makeup

Makeup based on Captain Nero from Star Trek (2009).

Gelatin forehead, tattoos applied by sponging alcohol-activated makeup over a plastic stencil (template below), cheapie latex ear tips from post-Halloween sale (since I didn't have the time to mold and cast my own), eyebrows made from paintbrush bristles, bald cap, creme makeup foundation and coloring (could have used more mottled reds and darker flesh tones, but it was a rushed application)...and about two days too little stubble.

Here's the real Nero for comparison...you can see how far off I was on the colors.  Oh well, something to work on for the next project.

And more of mine:

*I regret to admit that there's some healing brush at work in these photos, as I had to rush the application in an hour and was rather embarrassed by the edges.

Feel free to use my Nero Tattoo Templates: