I got swept up in the Halloween spirit this year following a number of changes in my life. I became a regular at a favorite Halloween store and was enthralled with the latex.
So many decisions. I wanted to have something flexible which ruled out full face masks. Plus they’re bulky and uncomfortable. I could deal with a little discomfort so long as I could talk and eat, but masks weren’t gonna do it.
Basic costumes were out since they typically look cheezy and uncomfortable. I didn’t feel competent with only makeup to accomplish the look.
Then I saw it. Latex. Horns, scars, liquid latex, blood gel, fangs, foreheads, partial faces, full face foam, on and on. I bought a set, did a little homework, came up with a look, and WALLAH!
A little blood gel splattered on a clean white T-shirt, a crazy horn set, liquid latex to smooth the edges, skin tone make up to blend it in, some blood gel on the horns and there ya go.
What I didn’t count on was how long it would take to prepare. About two hours. But the effect was good.
However, this was for parties the week before Halloween. What can I come up with for actual Halloween parties?