The Crypticon Seattle Makeup is returning for its 7th year! The competition features 5 artists applying makeup before a live audience at the convention. All artists have access to a professional stage makeup kit supplied by the Nightmare at Beaver Lake along with a limited supply of items from the contest pantry. 1 hour prior to the contest our competitors receive a briefing of the competition as well as the theme for this years contest. At the end of two hours, their creations will be judged by a panel of industry professionals on technique, design, artistic creativity and originality, and adherence to theme. The 2016 contest is closed to entries so if you want to compete, you’ll have to wait till 2017. In the mean time, feel free to check out the rules of the competition.
Congratulations to the artists in the finals: returning artist Thomas Bailey; returning artist Drew Mullins; Rebecca “Bex” Crouch; Hannah Sturtevant; and Amanda McGahey.
Our Judges for this year’s competition will be: the 2015 Crypticon Seattle Makeup Contest winner, Jennifer Frazier Luke; 2011 Contest winner Kenneth Calhoun – a professional artist working under Emmy Award winning Brian Sipe; finally- Claire Brooksbank, who continues her work on the Syfy hit series, Z Nation.
The road to the contest starts in 2015 when we open our entries and work with our sponsors for prize offerings. We accepted entries up to the cutoff on April 3rd, 2016. At this time we will tally our entries and if necessary, conduct an elimination round at a local sponsor. Finally, the final 5 will compete at the convention.
The Grand Prize winner of the 2016 competition will receive:
An all-access 1 year subscription to the Stan Winston School, including unlimited access to our on-demand webcourses by The Masters of FX, with new webcourses added every month. The Grand Prize winner also receives a 20% discount on live webcourses from Stan Winston School and a free Stan Winston School t-shirt. They will also receive RIP City FX Blood Paste and a bottle of Fast Liquidz Platinum, new waterproof spray-on colors for quick and easy application and a year subscription to Make-up Artist Magazine.
The first Runner will receive A 3 Month subscription to the Stan Winston School, including full access to the entire on-demand webcourse library. They will also receive RIP City FX Blood Paste and a bottle of Fast Liquidz Platinum, new waterproof spray-on colors for quick and easy application and a year subscription to Make-up Artist Magazine.
Our second runner up will receive a 1 Month subscription to the Stan Winston School, including full access to the entire on-demand webcourse library and exclusive access to the Stan Winston Studio Behind-the-Scenes Documentary stream. They will also receive RIP City FX Blood Paste and a bottle of Fast Liquidz Platinum, new waterproof spray-on colors for quick and easy application and a year subscription to Make-up Artist Magazine.
Don’t want to wait for the contest? Click the link below to go to Stan Winston online and order a subscription today!
Learn the art & technology of character creation from the industry leaders in their field at Stan Winston School of Character Arts. One of this years Co-Sponsors for Crypticons Make-up Contest.
Every year at the end of October a fearsome shadow falls over Beaver Lake Park. A group of demented, dedicated volunteers crawl out to assemble an event that will leave you screaming. Nightmare At Beaver Lake is the Seattle area’s largest indoor/outdoor haunted house and this years Crypticon Co-Sponsor for our Make-up Contest.
Rip City FX is a specialized props and materials manufacturer, that specializes in Halloween, haunted houses and special effects cosmetics. Check out RIP City FX today!
Learn the art & technology of character creation from the industry leaders in their field at Make-up Artist Magazine. Make-Up Artist is a bi-monthly publication founded in 1996 by two-time Emmy Award-winning make-up artist Michael Key.They also produce the International Make-Up Artist Trade Show (IMATS), with six make-up industry shows a year: Los Angeles; New York; London; Vancouver, British Columbia; Sydney; and Toronto.
Winner – Jennifer Luke
Runner Up – Thomas Bailey
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