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2017
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2016 Makeup Contest

Hannah Sturtevant wins the 2016 Crypticon Seattle Makeup Contest Hannah Sturtevant wins the 2016 Crypticon Seattle Makeup Contest
Event:Makeup Contest
Location:TBD

The Crypticon Seattle Makeup is returning for its 8th year in 2017! 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. Our 2016 contest theme was “Cap’n Crunch and Zombie Pirates of the High Seas”- artists had to construct a zombie pirate using makeup and breakfast cereal.

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 complete 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.

The Grand Prize winner of the 2016 competition, Hannah Sturtevant received:
An all-access 1 year subscription to the Stan Winston School, including unlimited access to their on-demand webcourses by The Masters of FX, with new webcourses added every month, a 20% discount on live webcourses from Stan Winston School and a free Stan Winston School t-shirt. She also received a hand made sculpture trophy from Tim Peirson of A Cast of Thousands Studio. Lastly, she received 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 up, Thomas Bailey, will receive A 3 Month subscription to the Stan Winston School. 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- Amanda McGahey- up will receive a 1 Month subscription to the Stan Winston School. 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 3rd and 4th Runners’ up, Rebecca “Bex” Crouch and are eligible to compete with the 2017

Our Judges for this year’s competition were: 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.

Our past winners include Dutch Bihary, of Game Show Network’s hit series “Skin Wars”, Kenneth Calhoun, and up and coming winner of the 2014 contest, Erik Albidress.

Our 2017 competition will be introduced shortly- in 2016 – when we open our entries and work with our sponsors for prize offerings. We accept entries up to the cutoff on March 13th, 2017. 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.

2016 CONTEST SPONSORS

Thank you to Stan Winston Schools and Nightmare at Beaver Lake as our returning sponsors.

Don’t want to wait for the contest? Click the link below to go to Stan Winston online and order a subscription today!

Past Winners

2016
Winner – Hannah Sturtevant
Runner Up – Thomas Bailey

Theme: Cap’n Crunch and Zombie Pirates of the High Seas

2015
Winner – Jennifer Luke
Runner Up – Thomas Bailey
Theme: Grimm tales

2014
Winner – Erik Albidress
Runner Up – Thomas Bailey
Theme: Send in the Clowns

2013
Winner – Lanny C. Brown
Runner Up – Lisa Laizure
Theme: Camera-Ready Killers

2012
Winner – Dutch Bihary
Runner Up – Kat Morris
Theme:Beauty of the Beast

2011
Winner – Kenneth Calhoun
Runner Up – Dana Young

2010
Winner – Robert Buchta
Runner Up – Mark Rosenwald
Theme: Twist- BaldCap

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