The problem is that I'm not sure what I should be trying to look like.
it's kind of just a fantasy dead person. The real frozen dead guy is
on ice in a tuff shed. I have no idea what such a corpse looks like.
So I'm thinking of someone with ice and snow crystals on the face and
maybe icicles hanging from the hair. I don't know what the clothing
should look like and I doubt I will even try to go that far. This is
just for fun anyhow. Not the stage. I ordered one of those Ice FX
kits today and thanks very much to Lisa S. for suggesting it. Looks
like a good product.
On Feb 25, 2008, at 11:32 AM, Curtis wrote:
> --- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, Sylvia Rognstad
> <sylvia@...> wrote:
> > queen. I'm looking for make up suggestions for looking dead. Make-up
> > has never been my area of costuming expertise.
> Pale foundation, maybe with a bluish tinge to it, as you're supposed
> to be frozen...Ben Nye's 'Blue Spirit' foundation color is kind of
> what I'm thinking. Do your shading and contouring in blue, personally
> I'd go for something with a little bit of a glimmer to it because I
> tend to think of such things in terms of a little glamorous look, but
> you could use matte colors for a more realistic feel. Highlights in
> white. Go for a kind of gaunt look, it will give you that kind of
> 'freeze-dried' effect (deep hollows in the cheeks, in the eyesockets,
> at the temples, down the throat, etc). If your eyes will tolerate
> them (as well as your budget), you might also look at some white
> contacts...I don't know what happens to the color of your eyes when
> you die, but whiting out the iris adds an unsettling effect (which is
> why it's commonly used in a lot of zombie films). Alternately, if you
> find someone that can customize colors for you, a good ice blue would
> fit the color scheme.
> I'd need more information about just what you're doing for a costume
> before I'd offer suggestions about hair, etc...And this is only one
> idea for makeup, if you have a really imaginative concept for the
> frozen dead guy (as in how he froze, or who he was before freezing),
> there are a lot of things that could change.
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