Last Halloween I dabbled in some special FX by producing a series of horror outfits while covered in stitched up wounds, burns and general gore. Obviously, I’m just a beginner! But I’m obcessed with watching tutorials and videos by some online personalities that are far from beginners! Here are my favourite YouTube Special FX artists that create amazing tutorials on how to transform yourself into a monster! We all need to get started on our own Halloween costumes after all, there’s only 156 days left until October 31st!
Glam&Gore is really the channel that inspired me to try special FX myself! How could you not when you’re faced with her quirky and hilarious personality crossed with down to earth, accessible tutorials? Honestly, check her out (she has a degree in film production so her videos are great quality!) and let me know which look you love the most. She’s currently doing a twisted Disney series with strangled Rapunzel, hooked little mermaid and poisoned snow white. But what really draws me in is her twist on traditional gore makeup!
Move aside, the queen of body painting is here! If you haven’t seen Madeyewlook‘s videos before be prepared to be astounded at how seemingly easily she can use paints to create anything from a full outfit to an entire character. Not to mention she is a professional esthetician which means she’s licensed in taking care of people’s skin – so you know she recommends products that aren’t going to ruin your complexion or break you out into hives.
For in depth, professional realistic gore tutorials Freakmo
is your girl! She does videos like severed fingers, ripped faces and
flesh masks! Her channel is certainly not for the faint of heart, but
for those who love a good gore look this is a dream come true (or a nightmare). As well
as tutorials, Kiana also releases lots of advice for beginners and
professionals alike – product reviews, general how to’s for
products and live Q&As.
KlairedelysArt is an underrated special FX youtuber (in comparison with the others on this list). She dabbles in a lot of subtle but beautiful looks such as in her “emotions” series where she depicts exhaustion, heartbreak, hope, and more. My favourites are exhaustion and her other more fantastical looks like succubus, forest fairies and aliens.
So there you go! Go check out all the other guys and ghouls that are partaking in this May Monster Madness over at the Little Gothic Horrors blog. It’s a great way for us spooky souls to share our blogs around and also to get past the post-Halloween depression. Like I said, only 156 days until Halloween! How excited are you?