The Makeup contest is 5 artists competing before a live audience at the convention. All 5 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.
Our past winners include Dutch Bihary, of Game Show Network’s hit series “Skin Wars”, Kenneth Calhoun – a professional artist working under Emmy Award winning Brian Sipe, and up and coming winner of 2014, Erik Albidress.
The road to the contest starts in 2015 when we open our entries and work with our sponsors for prize offerings. We accept 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 received:
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 and a Mehron ALL-PRO Special FX Kit from Lakewood Costumes. The Grand Prize winner also receives a 20% discount on live webcourses from Stan Winston School and a free Stan Winston School t-shirt. Lastly, the grand prize winner receives a $50 gift card to Virtual Sports in Tukwila, Washington.
Runner up received A 3 Month subscription to the Stan Winston School, including full access to the entire on-demand webcourse library and a Mehron Premium Zombie Character Make-Up Kit from Lakewood Costumes. Also, exclusive access to the Stan Winston Studio Behind-the-Scenes Documentary stream, a BOGO coupon for entry to Virtual Sports, and 2 passes to the 2015 Nightmare at Beaver Lake.
Our second runner up received 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. Our second runner up will also receive a Mehron Premium Zombie Character Make-Up Kit from Lakewood Costumes, a BOGO coupon for entry to Virtual Sports, and 2 passes to the 2015 Nightmare at Beaver Lake.
4th and 5th place contestants received a $20 gift certificate courtesy of Lakewood Costumes and a $5 discount coupon for Virtual Sports. All finalists will receive a subscription to Make-up Artist Magazine and two free admissions to the 2015 Nightmare at Beaver Lake!
We are so thankful Stan Winston Schools and Nightmare at Beaver Lake as returning sponsors. Lakewood Costume Shop also sponsored the 2015 Makeup Contest! with some fabulous Mehron products. Our prize sponsors were rounded out with Make-up Artist Magazine and Virtual Sports!
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.
Winner – Jennifer Luke
Runner Up – Thomas Bailey
Winner – Erik Albidress
Runner Up – Thomas Bailey
Winner – Lanny C. Brown
Runner Up – Lisa Laizure
Winner – Dutch Bihary
Runner Up – Kat Morris
Winner – Kenneth Calhoun
Runner Up – Dana Young
Winner – Robert Buchta
Runner Up – Mark Rosenwald