Halloween is a great time to get creative and dress up. It doesn’t have to be expensive to get into the spirit of things – and you can get really effective looks with make-up. This does not need to be by a professional and can be done at home. Eleven year old Katie Long loves for her mother Jo to practice on her by making her scary faces; which she loves to have for theme parks, school discos and when they trick or treat. Jo says she just looks up ideas and try to make them look as good as possible. The make-up effects often take around thirty-five to forty-five minutes to do, and Katie is a really good model sitting really still whilst Jo makes her up.
Katie loves the looks to be crazy and last year had her eye fall out, and the year before her face unzipped – with the blood underneath showing. Jo says the make-up is simple to do and that they actually cause Katie to receive many comments, with some people being actually rather freaked out about her costumes.
Achieving the severed mouth effect
Jo says that it was easy to create this severed mouth effect. Jo simply just used liquid latex, tissue and cotton wool to achieve the effect – using a hairdryer to reduce the drying time. She says that you can reuse the mouth-piece again by re gluing it, if you are careful when you peel it off as it comes off in one piece. And don’t worry Katie can still drink through a straw with this on.
Fright Nights at Thorpe Park Resort
Jo says that Halloween is Katie’s favourite time of year and as Merlin Pass holders make the most of the passes by visiting the theme parks at Halloween every year. They have even stayed overnight at Alton Towers – which has the reputation for being the scariest of the parks to visit at Halloween. This year Thorpe Park Resort Fright Nights have new mazes inspired by The Walking Dead and Katie is undecided whether to go for this severed mouth look or whether she likes the pencil one best – what do you think? You will be able to catch Jo and Katie (and the rest of the family) at Thorpe Park for Fright Nights this October half term.
Other Halloween Blog Posts of Interest:
- For more Halloween Face Painting ideas
- Less scary dressing up ideas could involve making a Halloween Finger
- And how about some friends to accompany your outfits – Halloween Bat Crafts or a friendly Spider Craft or if you are looking for something a bit more scary a Monster Craft
Remind children of these Halloween Safety Tips to keep them protected
Images and information used with Jo’s permission. If you have any questions you can contact Jo via her Facebook.