|The prosthetic. Even
though this wasn't a professional-quality piece, it was pretty easy to
work with. I trimmed it up a bit to better fit her face.
For example, the area to the right originally extended too far against
her nose. I trimmed that back with scissors.
|No, I didn't punch her in the
eye, at least not on this day. This was black(ish) eye shadow so
that the around acround the eye would appear hollow once the prosthetic
|I also went over the "bloody"
portions of the prosthetic with a black Sharpie to add contrast to
it. There are certainly techniques that would have yielded a
better result, but this only took a couple minutes. We wanted to
get out and see other folks' costumes more than sitting around working
|Here's the prosthetic applied
with a bit of spirit gum. This was a difficult piece to make
work, naturally, since Leiann would have had to remain expressionless
and silent all night in order to keep her face from moving under the
prosthetic. She eventually just gave up and went with a mask (see
several pics below) or without anything.
|At Oak Lawn early in the evening.|
|At Liz's party. Here's a
side-view of the mask. She'd given up on the prosthetic by
probably an hour into the night, long before we'd made it to the party.
|Another view. As you can see, she's wearing glasses under them.|
|Here's a closeup from Halloween
night (after the Trick or Treaters had thinned out) in my front
yard. Different mask for some reason.
|A wide shot with the early versions of the gravestones.|