Theater Makeup For The Stage And Halloween Fun

By Susan G West

While dressing up for Halloween or as other characters such as a clown, theater or stage makeup works wonders. You can change into a sweet princess or a hideous ghoul or anything in between when using theater makeup. Whatever character you want to dress up as, it is even more possible with theater makeup.

Children and adults can dress up as anything they please, since Halloween is such a fun filled holiday. The use of stage makeup can transform a little girl into an enchanting fairy or a little boy into the most frightening vampire. Stage makeup is useful for many things such as creating wounds and scars while dressing as a goblin or zombie or it can create the look of fake blood on a witch or other supernatural characters. With stage makeup, the old can look young while the young can look old as well as making the loveliest of all look like an old hag. Theater makeup is wonderful for creating any Halloween look and it is fun to use for all ages.

Since theater, makeup can transform anyone into something very different; it is good for school plays and other performances. The use of stage makeup can alter a child or adult into a yellow daisy or a red apple. While performing in classroom history plays a child can use stage makeup to add wrinkles, a beard or mustache to appear older. Children can enact as any favorite cartoon, movie or fairy tale character while putting on a play and using stage makeup. Since stage makeup is easy to use, a child can transform into almost anything for a school play.


Mimes and clowns make use of Halloween clown makeup to complete their appearance, which really offers the children some good laughs. Mime performers, while painting their entire face white and then adding various colors in different designs and shapes around the eyes and mouth often use clown makeup. Children are thoroughly entertained at birthday parties and other events by clowns and mimes in their colorful stage makeup.

Theater makeup can add additional characteristics to a character such as fake wounds and pointed ears. Theater makeup can aid in blending in a prosthetic prop onto the face and body, giving them a more realistic appearance. For instance, you can add a mole to a costume of a witch, or you can add comical ears to elf and fairy costumes. Theater makeup is also useful for adding additional effects to a latex prosthetic piece, such as with pus or blood by blending different colors.

You can brighten things up a bit, at sports games while painting your face with your team colors if you have any Halloween makeup hidden away in your cabinets or makeup drawer. There is no better way to show your team spirit while cheering on your favorite sports team while wearing Halloween clown or stage makeup.

It is possible to transform any actor into a fantasy character, with the use of theater makeup. Halloween costumes as well as any play or performance of children are enhanced by the use of theater makeup. Stage makeup is frequently used by children entertainers such as mimes or clowns, which offers them the possibility of entertaining others while in disguise. The use of theater, stage and Halloween clown makeup is essential for the holidays and school events and every parent should have some on hand for transforming their beautiful children into an array of enchanting creatures.

About the Author: West writes about

Halloween costumes

and offers advice for

stage makeup



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