Endtime Oddities

October is approaching, and that means Haunted House season.
So, as a person who has acted in haunted houses many, many times, here’s a suggestion from me:

If you’re going to a haunted house in a group, and you’re the scared friend hiding in the middle of the group, make sure the ‘friends’ behind you are your friends.
It’s quite easy for haunt actors to sneak up on the most terrified person because they’re usually in the middle and the friends behind them just let us take their place.

So if you’re legit scared and cannot handle what’s going on in the haunt anymore, make sure you have friends that respect you enough to [politely] tell a sneaky haunt actor to back off and wait for the next group.

If you’re friends with the scared person, keep an eye on them and help them out when it looks like they’re getting overloaded. Being scared can be fun, but some people need a break between frights.

If you really cannot go on, ask one of the actors for an emergency exit or to guide you out. Most haunts will at the very least send someone ahead to say ‘hey, we’ve got someone who just needs to get through, don’t do anything to them’.

thegreenwolf:

crocutable:

snarlthewerewolf:

I really hope that was a hair transfer and flocking and not punched. Otherwise that poor person must have gone crazy. Gorgeous work.

Whoa!

Wow, that is really nicely done! Here’s the source with more pics.

thegreenwolf:

crocutable:

snarlthewerewolf:

I really hope that was a hair transfer and flocking and not punched. Otherwise that poor person must have gone crazy. Gorgeous work.

Whoa!

Wow, that is really nicely done! Here’s the source with more pics.

I should probably mention that I’m back home from vacation.

It looks like my Halloween season won’t be much this year, my husband will be working 7 days a week, most likely 12 hour shifts, well into November.
I may be getting a job with a similar schedule as well, leaving no real time for fun Halloween stuff.

A heads up, tomorrow night my Etsy shop will be put on vacation mode until late September.

Today we remember Dick Smith, the master of makeup

livingdeadmagazine:

Legendary makeup artist, Dick Smith, has passed away at the age of 92.  His career was full of amazing work in films such as Scanners, Dark Shadows, and Linda Blair’s make up in The Exorcist.  Earlier this year, he received the Lifetime Achievement award at the Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards and in 2012, he received an Honorary Academy Award for his career.

Many of the faces in makeup that we love today have been inspired by his work, including Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in London, Maleficent) who worked as an assistant to Smith.

Join us in remembering Dick Smith today and view some of his movies.

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always-halloween:

Cretur Fetur

This artist makes adorable stuff, check out their blog for more!

monsters-werewolves:

Marcus from “Underworld”. Designed by Steve Wang. #MonsterSuitMonday

Source: Dogzilla Lives. Facebook. Etsy.

The film-makers only used CG effects when absolutely necessary, and to enhance practical effects for the creatures rather than replace them completely. Even the smaller female alien that appears before the credits was a petite woman in a creature suit. A puppet-type head was used for some of the attack shots wherein Moses is suddenly bitten. The creature’s head was a carefully constructed mask that had no eyes, and even the glowing mouthful of large, carnivorous teeth were achieved by animatronics (including twelve “servos”) rather than added in post. The film-makers admit that it did help save money, but also had an unexpected benefit. The actors, rather than reacting to something that wasn’t there, admitted that they were genuinely and unexpectedly frightened by the look and movements of creatures actually present (especially during chase sequences when a creature/creatures would pursue them at full speed). Nearly every actor said they felt especially intimidated— many surprisingly so— by the physical presence in a way they would not have if the creatures had been added digitally later. The same went for the majority of the settings; the director said it added authenticity and atmosphere to shoot on a set rather in front of a green screen. [SOURCE]

key-feathers:

Practical wings created as a starting point for the CGI ones on Maleficent! 

I want to try and create a pair of wings of this size (personal project ;) ) These photos are a great inspiration! 

Source: http://disney.wikia.com/