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Behind the Makeup with Ida Astero Welle

Behind the Makeup with Ida Astero Welle

July 16, 2019

This year we were honoured to have the outstandingly talented Ida Welle join us for 2019's IMAT's London. A graduate from Theatrical Make-up for TV and Film, and Special Effects Make-up studies in Poland and Norway, Ida has acquired 9 years' experience in the make-up industry, working on a variety of different artistry styles from commercial, film and theatre work, to more avant-garde work within stage, events and art-films. 

Ida, (along with the dream team she assembled) created a completely unique character which she was kind enough to tell us about below!  

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Behind the Makeup - James and Ed's Excellent Adventure

Behind the Makeup - James and Ed's Excellent Adventure

June 20, 2019

As you probably know, the makeup application is only the final step in a very long process, from the design element, sculpting, moulding, prepaint, costume... etc. etc. It takes a long old time to create a character makeup. But what if that process was between two makeup artists...working from different sides of the globe! Well, that is exactly how Rhino Cop came to fruition. The brain child of makeup artists James Olney and Ed Yates, Rhino Cop was designed and created by these two crazy kids  transcontinentally! With Ed lvining in Australia and James here in good old Blitey. 

So we asked the overly talented pair if they would be kind enough to tell us more about their Rhino Cop and the process behind the makeup. 

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Behind the Makeup with... James Olney

Behind the Makeup with... James Olney

December 06, 2018

We first met James at this years IMATS convention. Browsing the IMATS Makeup Museum we came across the most adorable sculpture of a monkey in a space suit (Which you can check out on HERE), whilst admiring this sculpture we were approached by the artist himself. No points for guessing that it was James Olney, AKA Ripped from the Crypt. it didn't take long before we realised how talented, passionate and very sweet James was. 

We were lucky enough to host his very first demo at this years United Makeup Artist's Expo. James, although new to the makeup scene is humble and genuine, we expect big things. (no pressure James!) 

You can read all about the concept, design, construction and application of James's makeup below!

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Behind the Makeup - Father Phantom Studios

Behind the Makeup - Father Phantom Studios

June 20, 2018

If you haven’t already seen the robotic beauty that Birmingham based collective, Father Phantom Studios debuted at IMATs London, where have you been?!

Made up of the super talented Ben and Laura, who specialise in creating SFX makeup and collectables from their studio, in the trendy Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham. We were lucky enough to be joined by them and Titanic FX to demo their newest creation. As we are always intrigued to find out more about design and the creation process behind the makeups, we dropped them a few questions. Read all about this stunning creation below!

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Behind the Makeup with Ruth Parry - Draenei Warrior

Behind the Makeup with Ruth Parry - Draenei Warrior

May 31, 2018

As you probably know, the makeup application is only the final step in a very long process, from the design element, sculpting, moulding, prepaint, costume... etc. etc. It takes a long old time to create a character makeup. So we asked the overly talented Ruth Parry if she would be kind enough to tell us more about her Draenai Warrior. 

We have been lucky enough to have Ruth demo for us a few times now and she never fails to impress with her intricate looks and comprehensive preparation. Enjoy a behind the scenes peek into Ruth's makeup below! 

And don't forget to follow Ruth and Amber (who created the INSANE costume) on Instagram to stay updated with all their latest projects.  @Ruthparrymua @theforgottenimp

YOU'RE WELCOME!

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The Ultimate Makeup Artists Glossary

The Ultimate Makeup Artists Glossary

April 06, 2018

Sometimes it can feel as though makeup artists have a completely different language. From filming terms, products, techniques and more acronyms than you can shake a stick at, it's easy to get lost within the technical jargon.

So here at the Armoury we thought it would be helpful to write a glossary to break down all of those technical terms.

We would love to add and expand this list, so if you feel like theres any terms that you'd like to see below please let us know!

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