Tutorial: Mini Organs

Sometimes you feel like the scarecrow, willing to while away the hours, conversing with the flowers… If you only had a brain! For this project, you will need: Aluminum foil Hot glue Acrylic paint We only have completed pictures of the brain, so we’ll change gears: You need a heart, Mr. Cowardly Lion! We start … Continue reading Tutorial: Mini Organs

Tutorial: DIY Pokéball

Pokémon are everywhere! But how can you catch them without any pokéballs? Here’s a quick and easy guide on creating your very own pokéball to complete any pokémon themed costume! Items you’ll need: Clear plastic fillable Christmas ornament (the kind that split in half) Red and white gloss enamel spray paint (If you can’t find … Continue reading Tutorial: DIY Pokéball

Tutorial: Suit Coat to Tailcoat

Sometimes, you just need a tailcoat. You might be… Um… Well, say you’re headed to… Let’s get real: You probably won’t need a tailcoat very often, and with a price tag of upwards of $500, you’re probably not going to buy one. MrsGryphon is a thrifty shopper and found me one for a great deal, … Continue reading Tutorial: Suit Coat to Tailcoat

Tutorial: DIY Masquerade Mask

A few years ago, MrsGryphon and I were invited to a Mardi Gras party, and we thought, “Hey, masquerade masks!” We didn’t have any masks on hand, though, so we made our own! Our DIY Masquerade Mask is a fun and easy project for that last-minute Halloween costume, rainy day fun, or for those times … Continue reading Tutorial: DIY Masquerade Mask

Tutorial: Painting a Zombie Latex Appliance

Welcome to another zombie themed tutorial! My husband made a latex appliance for his Zombie Walk costume this year and gave me the job of painting it. This is how I did it. Disclaimer: I am by no means an expert on special effects makeup, so I hope this encourages any beginners out there to … Continue reading Tutorial: Painting a Zombie Latex Appliance

Our Favorite YouTube Makeup Tutorials

These aren’t our tutorials, but they’re the channels we go to when we need tips on costume makeup.   EllieMacs www.youtube.com/user/macsmoser EllieMacs is a great channel that covers not only makeup but home-brew prosthetics! Complete your zombie look by following these tutorials: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKggIn6sdls www.youtube.com/watch?v=imqV5ZeZ6Bo   MadeYewLook www.youtube.com/user/MadeYewLook For a great tutorial on Pop Art/Comic Book … Continue reading Our Favorite YouTube Makeup Tutorials

Tutorial: Zombie Vein Tights

The Geeky Gryphons are getting excited for Halloween! We decided to spend this week sharing some of our costuming tips and tricks to help you make the most out of your costume this Halloween. With the Sioux Falls Zombie Walk coming up this weekend, we’ve been hard at work creating our zombie magician and assistant … Continue reading Tutorial: Zombie Vein Tights