In the special effects makeup class at NYU Tisch with Professor Rob Benevides, students learn how to create everything from light bruises to full alien heads. Film and TV major Ryan Brideau takes us through why she loves the studio course—all while creating a custom look:
Every year around Halloween, Benavides leads a themed demonstration for NYU students who want to try their hand at special effects makeup.
Students can try their hand at masks, scars, and scabs using the supplies on hand.
Benavides also teaches the basics of how to color and apply a foam latex prosthetic.
Finished looks go on display to provide inspiration—it’s never too early to start planning next year’s costume.