|Making a vampire|
|Makeup Design Ideas|
There’s a cast of 45 actors and each night Monica and her colleagues convert them from humans to beasties in about an hour or so. They work in a small office trailer crowded with makeup, paint and people. The walls hold ideas for makeup designs, showing the basics of creating a vampire or zombie. The artists are encouraged to put their own touch on their ghouls as well. “I love how I get to express my creativity here,” says Monica.
In the interest of efficiency, they work on a kind of assembly line; one person will use the airbrush to put a base color on a zombie’s face hands and other exposed skin. Monica wields it with confidence, spraying a line of each color down her forearm to check it before covering the actor. “Zombies are very veiny,” she explains as she draws dark blue lines with the airbrush down the arms of an actor.
If you are brave enough to walk the Haunted Trail, remember when you are scared by a zombie that he may just have been created by a nice girl who lives right in your neighborhood!