In Case You Missed It: Halloween | Mummy Cleopatra
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I rarely put the time into looking decent at work because I know all those people and honestly don't care enough considering the countless hours we spend together.
But that changes on Halloween.
I don't trick-or-treat. I don't decorate my house. No parties. But i love dressing up and going out to show off my skills.
Last year, I was Cleopatra in my old office and while I didn't win first place, I did win a prize in a category that did not exist until I presented my costume.
My original vision for the costume was to be part mummy, part goddess but my attempt at homemade SFX makeup failed and I stuck to what I know best. Glam Makeup.
This year, I was not going to settle. Though, I did wait till the night before to have the liquid latex and gel blood delivered. I may have also waited to the night before to get the gauze I wrapped myself in. And by may have, I mean I absolutely did. Which is not like me because I am a planner but a lot of people at my office didn't plan to dress up and I considered being boring with them. (lol)
I have never done any SFX makeup before but I laid out a strategy and think it came out pretty well. I applied the liquid latex, tore up tissue paper and stuck it to my face and allowed it to dry.
After allowing it to dry I tore it a little and created holes and texture before applying foundation to it and blending to my skintone. I used a matte black shadow to create depth in the wounds before covering with the gel blood and used my makeup and blood covered hands to dirty my bandages. I have to say this was one of my favorite things that I have done and can't wait to play around in the liquid latex I have left.
Maybe serve some more undead realness next year?