Monster Makeup


If you’re looking to put on a frightful or fun face this Halloween, Newswatch 16 cooked up some creepy and creative ideas to do your own monster makeup! We turned to an up and coming special effects artist Emily Hamm in Scranton.

The high school junior has a passion for creating all sorts of ghoulish grins along with mystical faces and shared her tips Wednesday with Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey.

When it comes to makeup, here are a few of Emily’s tips:

  • Never put latex in your hair, eyebrows, etc.
  • If you’re going for the “bald look,” try using a plastic bag that’s cut to size.
  • When doing things like your eyes, details in makeup often follow the contours and bone structure of the face. Never put too much of something on at once. You can always go back and add more.
  • Avoid using brushes for latex, use something disposable like (cotton Q-tips).
  • To make fake wounds shine, try using Vaseline.
  • Don’t throw away your old makeup. Regular makeup can be important in special effects so don’t throw out your stuff.

The zombie is made of liquid latex, cotton, and face paint. For a Zombie tutorial video, click here.

The unicorn is rolled up paper, face paint, and glitter.

Joker is liquid latex and face paint. 

For the skull, the materials are face paint and black eye-shadow for shading.