Babs has had a class to teach the thriller dance to people who wanted to learn how to do it. I think a lot of people have had fun doing it over the course of the past 2 months. I was asked to do a makeup demonstration for the class that would be cheap, easy, fast and effective. The end result is a grocery store shopping list and a cost of less than ten dollars to get started with a complete makeover. In fact, you can spend 10 dollars and make up to 10 complete zombie characters – and probably another fifty cream-makeup-only zombies without ever needing to go back to the store.
The neck wound is the most effective and popular request I get with this type of effect, so this is what I do. I had camera and cell phone cameras popping the entire time. I think they really liked the end result. I would give the girl I worked on the mirror every once in a while and she would freak out because she didn’t expect that much of an effect. I think she was pleased overall.
The complete soup-to-nuts time it took was 15 minutes and that was with having to stop and explain what I was doing. It’s amazing what you can do with toilet paper, Knox gelatin, Elmer’s glue, and cheap cream makeup.
I plan to do a series of Uber-cheap make-up wounds and prosthetic techniques after Halloween when I have the time to work on it. I’m even thinking of an origami makeup technique. Its bizarre, but it may be REALLY cool if it works.
After all, Halloween 2010 is just around the corner.