Halloween II

(Collector's Edition) (1981) Jamie Lee Curtis

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Halloween

(Two-Disc Special Edition) (2007) Malcolm McDowell

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DreamWorks Halloween

Double Pack (Scared Shrekless / Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins From Outer Space)

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History of Halloween

The Haunted History of Halloween (History Channel) (A&E DVD Archives) (2005)

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Return to Halloweentown

(Ultimate Secret Edition) (2006) Sara Paxton

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The Day After Halloween

(Katarina's Nightmare Theater) Sigrid Thornton

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SpongeBob SquarePants

Halloween (1999) Tom Kenny

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Halloween III

Season of the Witch (1982) Tom Atkins

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Playhouse Disney Halloween

(Just Say Boo/A Spookie Ookie Halloween) (1998) Cole Caplan

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Halloween

25 Years of Terror (2006) John Ottman

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I want to become a freelance make-up artist? How do I start?

I am a newly licensed esthetician. I really enjoy make-up artistry & I want to take my career in that direction. How do I start up a portfolio? What (how much) will I need to buy for supplies (ie: tools & make-up)? Do I need to hire a professional photographer? Thanks in advance for your advice!

2 Responses to I want to become a freelance make-up artist? How do I start?

  • Chrissy Marie says:

    I love doing movie make-up and I have found that the best way to get established is to get a bunch of your friends together or people you know and just do different techniques to show off, some for halloween, some to show age, and all that jazz. And when you do your friends’ make-up, take lots of photos and keep them in a portfolio. Get some business cards and start distributing them. get your name out there and go to community theatres and see if they need any help with make-up and offer to do a showcase of your work for free, just to let them know what you can do.
    Another great way is on halloween, pack up your gear and materials and go to public places where people can see you work. Do a few make-up jobs for free. For instance, in South Carolina we have this event called the Zombie Walk every halloween. And this make-up artist always shows to do some AMAZING zombie make-up for tips and everything. If you can find something like that, offer to do some make-up and all that, just get your name out there, don’t be afraid to step out into the world and show your stuff.
    And if the halloween like make-up isn’t your style, then go to little fashion shows or make-up counters at sears and all and showcase your stuff there.
    Just get out there and get established.
    (also, if you need an AMAZING tip and recipe to create rotting flesh, send me an email, I’ll send it to you and it looks AMAZINGLY realistic, I used it when I did make-up for a zombie role in a movie I helped film)

  • arwen744 says:

    For the startup costs, putting together your own "kit" of tools and products is going to cost you anywhere from $250 to $500, depending on how much you want to get, and how good you want your products to be. I would advise that you splurge on your brushes, because as long as you take care of them, they can last you a very long time.

    To start up your portfolio, enlist your friends. Do their makeup, and use them for feedback and to get some practice in. Just make sure you document how you achieve those looks in both written descriptions and photographs.

    As far as the photographer goes, you can either hire one, trade services with one, or find a college student. Many students who are photography majors will be grateful for the experience, and you may be able to pay them a bit less than a regular/professional photographer.

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