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Bruise cover up

Bruise cover up

There are many different reasons for bruising and reasons to want to cover them up! eg: a job interview, wouldn’t it be handy to cover that unsightly bruise on your hand/arm or otherwise!? The same idea as tattoo cover, it may just be for a […]

Zombification ….. My Zombie

Zombification ….. My Zombie

Once a mild mannered mature college student, Myles went out on a pub crawl in Dublin one evening only to discover he was on the WRONG place at the WRONG time …… He got bitten! by an infected zombie and now roams the streets and […]

Tattoo cover up

Tattoo cover up

Tattoos can be covered using alcohol activated paints or greasepaints. Red colour is used to drown out the darker coloured ink such as black. This is then covered by matching fleshy tones and powdering over it to keep it in place.

This method is used often for tv and films on actors and actresses with tattoos that need to be covered for various reasons such as period film when tattoos would not have been around.

This can come in handy if you have a job interview or a special occasion or even your own wedding 🙂

Before

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After cover up

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Halloween face painting

Halloween face painting

Aqua colours are water based paints great for face painitng, cheaper versions of these can be found eg: snazaroo which is great for kids and any halloween makeup. I tried my hand at a quick ‘corpse bride’ face paint from tim burtons animated film. Great […]

Ageing Makeup

Ageing Makeup

Ageing can be done with latex, greaspaints or alcohol activated paints. For latex the skin is pulled taught while latex is stippled on and then dried and powdered between each layer before the skin is released to reveal wrinkles. I used greaspaints to do some […]

Prosthetics

Prosthetics

I had the pleasure of learning how to make prosthetic pieces at ”Bowsie workshop” in Dublin over the duration of my college course. The staff were very friendly and taught us all a lot. Everything from materials and their uses to how to cast a persons head from beginning to end.

To make a face cast It all starts with slathering the actor in alginate, then wrapping plaster bandages around it to reinforce the cast.

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After this has set you will be left with a beautiful face cast of that person which can be filled with plaster and then mould clay upon it into whatever shape you want the prosthetic to become.I chose to make mine into a sort of Seahorse human hybrid. My prosthetic this time around evolved more into a mask like form. I had to use a piece of foam latex shaved into shape then stick it onto the rest of the prosthetic.The edges were a little thicker than i wanted them to be but I think we made it work. I used plastic in a vac form machine to make the eye balls so that she would still be able to see out of the mask.

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About Me

About Me

Hi all I’m Linda Kelly Chronopoulos, I love makeup and fancy dress so I have changed my career from chef to sfx MUA. I have diplomas in Make up artistry and Sfx makeup for tv and film, I am currently seeking experience on film sets, […]