Christmas Competition: Shopping Zombie

For my college Christmas competition I created a “Christmas Shopping Zombie” character and wanted to share the finished make-up with you here.

Christmas Shopping ZombieI used a few different techniques including prosthetics to complete the make-up.

It was really quite stressful but so worth it in the end. I didn’t get to finish everything I had wanted to add to the character in the allotted time but it came out pretty good nonetheless.

My completed zombie creation finished in second place in the competition with the help of my brilliant model Beth!

Second Prize!

Here we are with my tutor receiving my certificate and prize. Unfortunately you can’t quite see all my props here but inside her shopping bags are a brain I made from latex and similarly created severed hand!

 

I hope all of you are having a great holiday season and enjoying any time off work/school you have. Fingers crossed for 2017 huh?

Kath x

Missing In Action You Say? Bendy Problems

Yes, you’re right I have been! Sorry I’ve been MIA for a month or so, I’ve been seemingly stumbling from one health issue to the next recently.

Bendy Problems

After I finally got over the virus I had which knocked me out for a week or more it was “bendy week”. Women and girls with EDS get much more hypermobile when the hormone progesterone is high in their bodies as it destabilises collagen. As a result of this and my fatigued muscles I dislocated my shoulder joints (including both the socket and the AC joint) of my left arm so much it seems to have caused some lasting damage. Rheumatology have ordered scans as they think there’s a tear. All of the muscles in the area are going into spasm what feels like constantly and this is causing me to have headaches.

My need to take extra pain relief has triggered my gastroparesis symptoms and so food is once again not on my list of things I’m even wanting let alone enjoying but I have to keep forcing something down in order to take pain relief.

Halloween

I can’t believe I missed covering Halloween on here but if anyone wants to have a nosy at some of the things I was able to do you can have a look at the photos over in my course Flickr album here.

I hope you all had a great time turning yourselves into witches, mummies and zombies and didn’t have too many “bendy problems” to get in the way!

Kath x

Oh Noes, Not The Lurgy!

Oh! Lurgy!
Image from Clover-vintage

This week I’ve had a new sofa delivered  (woo!); and created fake severed fingers and a full severed hand from latex as Halloween props. Unfortunately I’ve also managed to pick up the lurgy somewhere along the way so I’m not sure I’m going to need a costume! My glands currently look like huge bolts in my neck… Continue reading

The Avant-Garde Weave

It’s been so good being back at college! While it’s mostly just induction for the first two weeks we have had the chance to do a couple of bits of practical. I thought I would share one of the ones I liked most here.

Avant-Garde WeaveIn the hair class I was really thrown in at the deep end! After learning some very basic sectioning on the fly I went straight in with this avant-garde weave style.
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