The Wicked Menagerie, a Photo Essay

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Jason Egan, the creator and owner of Fright Dome, returns for his 11th year terrifying guests in Circus Circus’ Adventuredome. Assisted by set designer John Best, Egan created six haunted houses, three extreme scare zones and other attractions over a 5-acre space. This year, Egan collaborated with Fortress Features to bring to life an eerie world of dark basements and broken lives based on their films. 

Vegas Seven enlisted an A-list team of makeup, wig and costume experts to create an inspirational assortment of characters to inhabit this world—and to craft some chilling new looks for Halloween 2013.

Photography Anthony Mair

Makeup and Wigs Meghann Mason and Kelsey Contois-Husch

Makeup Natasha Chamberlin and Bryan Wiersma using MAC cosmetics   Nails Lauren Chabira   Costumes Karen Cornejo

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Once Upon a Midnight Dreary

A lady and her ravens. Karen Cornejo custom costume, KarenCornejo.com. Model: Chelsea Crews

How to Get the Look
1. Apply a skin tone cream foundation on exposed skin (face, neck, body). Follow with powder.
2. Insert “blank” colored contact lenses.
3. Glue on false fashion lashes and apply beauty makeup as desired.
4. Mix glitter with a glitter adhesive and apply to lips using a brush, creating blood drips from the hairline.
5. Using liquid latex or face paint, draw on gloves.

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Welcome to the Doll House

A twisted collision of youth and horror serve as the playground for this doll. Fetisso latex gloves, latex boy shorts and latex bra, FetissoLatex.com. Ellie shoes, EllieShoes.com. Karen Cornejo latex skirt and capelet, KarenCornejo.com. Model: Sierra Sapunar

How to Get the Look
1. Use a pre-made prosthetic “cracked” piece and apply with prosthetic adhesive or latex. Glue onto a clean face.
2. Apply white cream makeup over face and neck with a disposable sponge followed by translucent loose powder.
3. Using pink lipstick and lip liner, draw a small lip shape and fill in.
4. Apply black eye shadow into cracks with a small brush as well as around the eyes. Follow by drawing stitches around the eyes.
5. Glue on false lashes—the bigger the better.

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A Monster and His Muse

Bear traps line the floor of this gruesome dining room. Her: RuBen Permel custom ballet dress, KarenCornejo.com. Jenny Leigh DuPuis custom ballet shoes. Him: Karen Cornejo custom costume, KarenCornejo.com. Models: Amber Voss and Michael Tushaus.

How to Get the Look
Ballerina
1. Apply a skin tone or slightly lighter colored cream foundation on exposed skin (face, neck, body). Follow with powder.
2. Insert red colored contact lenses.
3. Glue on false fashion lashes and apply beauty makeup as desired.
4. Use a prosthetic adhesive to attach sewing “hooks” onto face.
5. Affix lace or netting onto hooks and pin into hair if needed.

The Monster
1. Use a pre-made prosthetic mask and apply on clean skin with prosthetic adhesive or latex.
2. With a disposable sponge, smooth a skin-tone cream on the face and neck. Follow with translucent powder.
3. Fill in the outline of the mask and around eyes with a burgundy or maroon color eye pencil to create depth.
4. Add fake-blood where desired.
5. Insert false teeth.


Contributing editor Melinda Sheckells dishes on our Halloween monsters on 97.1 FM The Point. Listen to the broadcast below.

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