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HBO makeup artists to transform Cal Poly students into popular show characters

Posted at 2:39 PM, Oct 26, 2018

HBO is teaching Cal Poly students how to transform into some of their most popular show characters just in time for Halloween.

HBO commissioned makeup artists to come to Cal Poly and transform 10 to 12 pre-selected students into Amma from Sharp Objects, a White Walker from Game of Thrones and many more.

Although the students partaking in the transformation have already been chosen, any students can come to the free event to pick up tips and techniques from the makeup artist.

The event will be at the Cal Poly Recreation Center from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Can’t go to the event here are some tips from HBO makeup artists on how to become Sookie Stackhouse from HBO’s True Blood.

Photo courtesy: HBO

Step 1: Prep and prime: Apply moisturizer and lip conditioner and cream or liquid based foundation to entire face with light/natural coverage. Set the foundation with a translucent powder.

Step 2: Contour face. Use a peached toned blush to cheeks. Prime eyelid and a natural color to accentuate eye shape.

Step 3: Use a liquid gel liner to do winged eyeliner. Apply false lashes and highlight your face.

Step 4: Fill in eyebrows and add light pink lipstick.

  • Wig: Buy a platinum blonde straight-haired wig. French braid natural hair and pin it back on your head to secure your hair.  Apply a wig cap and secure baby hairs. Put the wig on and conceal lace color by adding skin-colored foundation. Secure wig with bobby pins that are the same color as the hair. Tie wig in a loose ponytail.

Step 5: Buy a fake blood kit and sculpt a fake bite wound on the neck. If you want a more professional look you can buy a third-degree burn kit online to sculpt texture of wound. If you don’t have a third-degree burn kit lip liner pencils and lipsticks in red and purples can be used to draw and shade the bit wound and you can also add fake blood to it.  You can also create depth by using dark tones inside the wound. Once the bite is the way you want it you can dress the wound with fake blood. The messier the wound the better!

The event is part of their “Watch me become” more campaign.

Cal Poly is one of three universities featured in the campaign.