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A Beginner's Guide to Special Makeup Effects
Monsters, Maniacs and More

ISBN 9780367554675
Published March 26, 2021 by Routledge
192 Pages 239 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

A Beginner's Guide to Special Makeup Effects: Monsters, Maniacs and More is an introduction to special effects makeup using cost-effective tools and materials that can be found in local stores.

The book is divided into three sections – Simple Makeup, Advanced Materials and Techniques and Advanced Makeup – and features tutorials to create characters such as a pirate, vampire, ghost, robot, burn victim, witch, zombie and goblin. Each character is introduced with a full-page photograph of the finished makeup and illustrated with full-color, step-by-step photographs. The book also includes instructions on how to make fake teeth, apply bald caps, create gory wounds and injuries and make simple prosthetics. Each makeup tutorial is designed to progressively build on the techniques outlined in the preceding tutorial, guiding readers from the basics of foundation, highlight and shadow to creating advanced creature makeups.

This is a beginner makeup book suited for students of Stage Makeup courses, as well as for the theatre technician working and training on their own.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Simple Makeup  1. Pirate  2. Highlight and Shadow  3. Vampire  4. Ghost  5. Robot  6. Basic Burn  7. Basic Zombie  8. Plague Victim  9. Witch  Section 2: Advanced Techniques & Materials  10. Fangs and Claws  11. Fake Teeth  12. Blood  13. Bald Caps  14. Blocking Out Hair  15. Skin Textures  16. Cotton and Latex Buildups  17. Wounds and Injuries  18. Laying Hair and Stubble  19. Making Simple Prosthetics  20. Character Design  Section 3: Advanced Makeup  21. The Champ  22. Skull  23. Giggles  24. Severe Burn  25. Goblin  26. The Creature  27. Advanced Zombie  28. Pirate…again

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Christopher Payne has been a professional makeup artist for more than 15 years and an enthusiastic amateur for most of his life before that. He has an MFA in Makeup and Wig Design from the University of Cincinnati and has worked on theatrical productions, television shows and films across the country. He has also taught makeup at a number of schools, trade shows and theaters. This is Payne’s second book project, having previously contributed to Makeup Artistry for Film and Television (Sciortino, 2021).