This isn't just a makeup but a full body suit. Our actress Alicia Carper had to come in before the season started so I could paint the suit and what not. With altering the suit with the help of Kelsey Eisenhut. Then adding latex pieces waiting for those to dry and then painting the entire thing it was at least a two hour process. I'm pretty happy with how it all came out and how well it has held up.
I have of course seen the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies but I will admit to not knowing a ton about the character of Chop Top. With that said I love the way he looks. With his exposed metal plate on his head he's gets a lot of comments on the makeup.
This is my second year as the makeup manager for the Devil's Attic. When I took over the makeup room the characters we had were pretty much already set. We were able to tweak a lot of the looks and put our own spin on them which was a lot of fun. When we were brain storming ideas for the new rooms for the 2016 season I wanted to do a Bloody Mary room. Bloody Mary is a character we all know but no one has a clear idea of what she should really looks like. This meant I could make her look however I wanted. With an enchanted upside down five pointed star on her face, just say her name in the mirror three times and vengeance will be hers. Then she will mark your place on her body in your blood.
when I started at the Devil's Attic back in 2013 I wan't even in the makeup room. I was a midseason replacement for the priest character. With that said it's always been near and dear to me. when i started in the makeup room in 2014 not only was I not good at airbrush but I hated using it. With that said doing airbrush makeup on myself (something I do a lot now) was out of the question. Even last season I was still using grease paint on the priest. This year I upgraded the makeup room to all European Body Art alcohol based products and upgraded all of the makeups as well. I am very happy with how all of our monsters look and now our priest looks just as possessed as our Regan.
The Exorcist is one of my favorite scary movies. It is so well acted and the cinematography is amazing. Not to mention Dick Smith did an amazing job on the make up. If I can even come close to a fraction of what he did I'll be happy. With all of that said I am pretty happy with this makeup and Sydni Whitman wears it well.