By the time I make my way into the small room dedicated for makeup after the tour, we’re within two hours of showtime and already a line of excited actors is forming outside the door. Each of the 50+ individual actors play a specific role and their makeup is tailored to their costume and respective set’s theme. And with limited time to get everyone in the makeup chair before doors open, the team of two works fast and furiously to ensure everyone is decked out and on set with time to spare.
Everything imaginable litters the counter tops of the makeup room. Aside from the horror makeup essentials like fresh scab and blood by the gallon, plus a large variety of
makeup and paint brushes, Bonnie and Leianne use everyday items like Rice Krispies and napkins to create some of the horror effects on the actors. It’s cosmetic innovation at its finest.
Here’s a look at the step by step process of Bonnie working on Danielle’s French Maid character, from start to finish. Remember that Danielle is just one of more than 50 actors that the Asylum Xperiment has to prep each and every night of its 16 night run. Take a look at the incredible level of care and detail that goes into putting the dead into deadly. The end result is truly terrifying.
Impressive. Isn’t it?
And if you think this is awesome, you’ll want to come back over the next few days to see the second part of my behind the scenes tour at the Asylum Xperiment–a must for any haunted house lover or those who are petrified and want to see what it’s like with the lights on (trust me, still scary!). Plus we’ll have a promo code so you can save a few bucks and experience the Asylum Xperiment first hand.