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spookhaven
04-29-2010, 08:28 PM
Can anyone give me some current publications that would be good reference material for makeup, prop building, special effects, etc?

I am looking for a good magazine subscription for makeup and other topics.

lurker
04-29-2010, 11:36 PM
Make-up Artist magazine (http://www.makeupmag.com/) is a favorite of mine. I never get time to read it, but I learn something new every time I do.

spookhaven
04-30-2010, 02:08 AM
Thanks Lurker, just looked at that one online. Any other ones?

Badger
04-30-2010, 10:24 PM
I just found out that Nick and Brian Wolfe will be publishing a new book this year that should be out in all the major chains. Hopefully by this fall...

lurker
04-30-2010, 11:50 PM
Well, there is this book that I love. I beat people for getting too close to my copy. It is called "Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen: Making and Applying Prosthetics (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0240809963/ref=oss_product)" by Todd Debreceni. It is one of the best instructional books I have ever seen on any subject. If you are interested in making your own prosethics then this is the book to own. But stay away from my copy, cause I will beat you! lol

Something else that is a great resource for actors, make-up and costuming is back issues of the old Scared Stiff Magazine. It isn't published any more, but if you can get your hands on the back issues they are really great. I use to have all of them, but someone borrowed my set, and I never saw them again. Now you know why I have to beat people that get near my copy "Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen"

Rocky Mountain Terror
05-02-2010, 02:36 PM
Check out www.garageofevilnetwork.com

This site is intended for home haunters, but it has a wealth of great info on some pretty advanced props. It also hosts a bunch of local haunt clubs. I'm the co-founder of the Colorado Haunters Association and we have had VERY positive turnouts form both home and pro haunters. GREAT way to get advice and ideas for props, and a great tool to use in addition to the Hauntworld forums.