Just a quick update. I will post some pictures up soon… I promise.
Despite the fact that pre-Halloween weekend celebrations were taking place all over in Hollywood, I decided to be a nerd and go to the Tron 30th Anniversary event at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. The wait outside was annoying but all and all, the event was a success. There were people in costumes, there was the Grid Carpet (as opposed to the red carpet), a panel with the film makers as well as Bruce Boxleitner (Tron/Alan Bradley), a mini exhibition of original Tron goodies and an after party upstairs with arcade games and DJs.
Last Sunday was the season premier of AMC series, “The Walking Dead”. That was the first episode I had watched but we were instantly hooked and inspired… for Halloween.
My friends and I were invited to a Pre-Halloween party appropriately entitled, “Night of the Living Dead”. So I did some research online for makeup tutorials to go all out, but without breaking the bank and having to make a trip down to a Halloween/costume store. I found the perfect video on YouTube: “The Walking Dead Zombie make-up tips for Halloween” by The Walking Dead’s very own special effects makeup artists.
After studying this video carefully, I went to Ralph’s supermarket to purchase unflavored gelatine (US$1.49), white cream makeup (US$0.74), and then to Walgreens pharmacy for basic halloween face paint kit (US$6.99) which came with 6-color palette, fake blood, blood spray, black & red grease crayons, etc. So in total, I spent less than $10 for more than enough makeup for four zombies. I think have enough left for another round! Try for yourself 🙂
**I could not find liquid latex, even at the beauty supply store in my neighborhood. If you really must, go to a costume store.