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When it comes to theatrics nobody does it quite like the Japanese. Especially when Halloween comes around. The world of horror has not been the same since the classic Ringu reached our shores and gave us a whole new way to be scared.
Having been a bit of a Japanophile in my time, plus a nerd, plus a goth…well, this book totally got my creative juices flowing.
It starts with the most basic of basic makeup. Young girl, a cute impish look, typical goth eye makeup and a few Japanese Lolita/Manga girl looks.
Then we start getting to the good stuff. Scratches with grease paint and blood paste, the impression of carved skin with some excellent highlighting and actual raised scars using putty and various other moulding substances. My favourite is the faked pierced collar bones!
There are chapters on mask making, making molds of faces and teeth and hands and EVERYTHING.
From then on the book becomes less of a guide and more of a documentation of these awesome artists at work. Most of us don’t tend to have heat guns, polyester resins or foam latex to hand around the house but we can all still appreciate the awesome work.
I can thoroughly recommend this book, especially for Halloween. There are some fantastic simple projects with easy to follow steps, and some amazing inspirational looks.
You can purchase A Complete Guide to Special Effects Makeup – Toyko SFX Makeup Workshop here