Attending a masquerade ball? Consider wearing your own face!

We're big fans of Sandra Holmbom's work. The Swedish makeup artist can do blood and gore with the best of them, but it's her uncanny turns of visual trickery that really set her apart. And when the two combine? Well, that's when you get masterpieces like this. (Fair warning: this is some pretty graphic costume gore.) » 2/16/14 11:00am 2/16/14 11:00am

About Damn Time: Rick Baker gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

The man behind the creatures in such classics as Videodrome, An American Werewolf in London, Thriller, Gorillas in the Mist , Men in Black and Planet of the Apes is getting a little love from Hollywood. Rick Baker is being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony will take place on Nov. 30th… » 11/15/12 1:40pm 11/15/12 1:40pm

What Ridley Scott's I Am Legend vampires would have looked like

In the late 1990s, director Ridley Scott was hoping to revive his flagging career with a new adaptation of Richard Matheson's I Am Legend starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. He and the studio never could get on the same on the same page, but the makeup designs for the would-be movie's monstrous infected still remain.… » 11/10/12 1:00pm 11/10/12 1:00pm

Freaky Venom face paint looks like it's eating the wearer's face

Makeup artist Sara Poskonka proves that you don't need an elaborate costume to make a strong cosplay impact — sometimes, you just need some black face paint and a little imagination. Her inventive Venom makeup looks distressingly like the symbiote might take over her entire face. And you could always opt to fill in… » 9/02/12 12:30pm 9/02/12 12:30pm

It's amazing what you can accomplish drawing a few eyeballs on your face

Using only acrylic paint and her own demented sense of whimsy, Japanese artist Chooo-San transforms herself into an entity that escaped from either the Mos Eisley cantina or H.P. Lovecraft's mental monster manual. Here's a selection of her DIY body horror, which she discovered her penchant for after doodling on her… » 6/25/12 1:15pm 6/25/12 1:15pm