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Halloween 2015

It's no secret... I'm kinda obsessed with Halloween. I collect costume ideas throughout the year and begin to narrow it down around September. This year, I wanted to try my hand at SFX makeup, so I was on the search for the perfect blood and gore costume.

Once I found Bonnie Corban's online tutorials, I was smitten. I followed her instructions to create 1) a masquerade face mask and 2) a facial prosthetic + gore makeup.

The masquerade flesh masks after applying scar wax, faux blood, and wood staples.

The masquerade flesh masks after applying scar wax, faux blood, and wood staples.

I started with a fresh face and a black lace dress. Then, I caked on my makeup with a heavy hand. I wanted to have some sort of barrier between the faux blood and my skin, so a few heavy coats of foundation and contouring shades seemed like a good plan of action. I teased my hair to infinity & beyond, then started the fun part... the gore!

My eerie/elegant dress. I borrowed a slip from my mom so it wouldn't be too scandalous. 

My eerie/elegant dress. I borrowed a slip from my mom so it wouldn't be too scandalous. 

Heavy-handed contouring. Now I know what it feels like to be a Kardashian.

Heavy-handed contouring. Now I know what it feels like to be a Kardashian.

The final product. Perfection. 

The final product. Perfection. 

Detail shot. I was really pleased with the depth in the prosthetic. Just look at those torn flesh flaps! A+

Detail shot. I was really pleased with the depth in the prosthetic. Just look at those torn flesh flaps! A+

My face under natural light. It holds up pretty well.

My face under natural light. It holds up pretty well.

Step 1, Step 2, Step 3.

Step 1, Step 2, Step 3.

Needless to say, we were the belles of the ball on Halloween night.

Needless to say, we were the belles of the ball on Halloween night.

...Happy Halloween!