So, I was on vacation in Orlando all of last week (I dearly missed my bed at home), mainly venturing out into the magic of Universal Studios. I’ve never been a thrill seeker, so I hate crazy roller coasters and water rides (I’m a big scared-y cat), so honestly I was kind of ready to go since I got there for that reason. After passing up about 5 rides that my party begged me to get on, I glanced over and saw this!
I felt like one of the superheroes that were being heralded at the park had come to save me from my boredom and scared-y catness. I felt like someone somewhere knew my amusement park struggles and placed this here because they knew it would brighten my whole day. I practically ran in right before the show started, and it gave me just what I needed, a beauty break. This show was so theatrical, featuring special fx makeup artist Marty James (she is HILARIOUS).
She performed bloody cut-your-arm-off tricks, went through the history of famous monster makers, and of course did her little acting stint pretending she had been stabbed in the chest (a kid would sooo think it was real). All in all, I learned about old and new technical and application techniques of prosthetics, how to make blood splatter on cue, and how to play scary pranks on people…teehee. If you go to Universal Studios, go to this show! Here are more pics I snapped of the exhibit.
In my most troubling hour, makeup saves the day.