Academy Award-winner Joel Harlow is one of the most innovative makeup and special makeup artists and designers in American motion pictures. Born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Harlow’s passion to work on film began with his childhood viewing of the original 1933 “King Kong.” Moving to New York City at college age, he studied animation at the School of Visual Arts, but his true passion was special makeup effects. Harlow gained practical experience on such New York-based low budget horror and fantasy films as “The Toxic Avenger” (parts II and III) and “Basket Case 2". Harlow then moved westward to Los Angeles, where he worked for several makeup effects houses, finally landing in Steve Johnson’s XFC, Inc., where he remained for eight years as a makeup effects designer on a number of films.
Anxious to apply his skills on set, Harlow began working on such high profile films as “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” “Planet of the Apes,” “Constantine” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” creating a long-standing relationship with Johnny Depp, director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Harlow would be the key makeup artist, makeup effects supervisor, prosthetic makeup designer and special effects makeup supervisor on both “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” again directed by Verbinski, and then makeup department head on “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” directed by Rob Marshall.
Harlow shared an Academy Award with fellow makeup artists Barney Burman and Mindy Hall on JJ Abrams’ “Star Trek” in 2010. Earlier, Harlow won a Critic’s Choice award for his work on "Alice in Wonderland," as well as Primetime Emmy Awards for the television miniseries versions of Stephen King’s “The Stand” and “The Shining,” and received nominations for “Mad Men,” “Carnivale” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
Most recently, Harlow worked as Johnny Depp’s makeup artist on “Alice in Wonderland,” “The Tourist,” “The Rum Diary,” “Dark Shadows” and “The Lone Ranger,” another Gore Verbinski/Jerry Bruckheimer production, for which he was also makeup department head. Additionally, he was key makeup artist on Ron Howard’s “Angels & Demons,” key prosthetic makeup artist for Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” and “Green Lantern” and makeup department head on “Battle: Los Angeles.”
Harlow’s company, Joel Harlow Designs, creates a full range of state-ofthe- art makeup, special makeup effects and prosthetics, from lab to set.www.joelharlowdesigns.com
Spawned from the depths of the Inland Empire, in between two beautifully toxic bodies of water (Lake Elsinore and the Salton Sea), I grew up a cartoon & horror movie junkie and all-around fan of the stranger things in life…and my work reflects that.
With no art schooling beyond my high school career, I decided to go the “lone wolf” outsider artist route. So here I am today, a vigilante lowbrow artist on a mission from God... or Satan. I can’t remember.
If you like the Munsters, rock & roll, rat rods, 50s & 60s camp and just generally F’d up things, then enjoy.www.creep-art.com
The savage yet seductive posters from the infamous Grand-Guignol Theatre that specialized in naturalistic horror shows.
Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol (The Theatre of the Big Puppet) – known as the Grand Guignol – was a theatre in the Pigalle area of Paris (at 20 bis, rue Chaptal (fr)). From its opening in 1897 until its closing in 1962, it specialized in naturalistic horror shows. Its name is often used as a general term for graphic, amoral horror entertainment, a genre popular from Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre (for instance Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, and Webster's The Duchess of Malfi and The White Devil), to today's splatter films.Explore More ...
Sculpture of the Headless Horseman, based on the Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. Dressed in a Hessian uniform and wielding an axe, he can either carry the Jack O' Lantern in his hand, or it can be placed on his shoulders.
Statue stands 10" tall, cast in resin and hand painted.www.etsy.com/shop/Dellamorteco
This isn't your third grade paper mache. Dan (the Monster Man) Reeder has been doing paper mache for many years. If you are interested in paper mache recipes, instructional videos or just want to see what can be made with this under-rated, under-utilized art form, visit his website.www.gourmetpapermache.com
Vintage themed, horribly cute, hand-printed Halloween greeting cards from Lure Paper Goods.
A meeting of art and mind. A marriage of ink and paper. A screen-printed collection by Lure Paper Goods. Notecards. Journals. Gift tags. Posters.
Original designs, screen-printed, hand-pulled. Every time.www.lurepapergoods.com
For years we have operated under the radar, producing some of the most awe inspiring scenes and effects in the industry. We have learned the hard way the unique ins and outs of a very demanding industry. Our main goal is to offer you the highest quality products at prices befitting the haunt industry. We are not a fly by night company looking to make a quick buck. This is the industry we love and have poured our heart and souls into. We have entered into this venture because these are the products we have always wanted to buy but could never find. So we offer our catalog to you and hope that you can find something that can take your haunt to the next level.
Who are we? We are a group of diverse individuals with talents that span the gamut of theatrical production. To our credit we have produced articles for some of the top music acts in the world, for trade shows and conventions, and even have had a hand in Mardi Gras. Our scenic department is made up of the finest designers with an eye for detail rarely seen. Our Art department has one of the most talented individuals in the industry who has a gift for being able to build what he can dream, and thankfully he has some disturbing dreams. He was even born on Halloween. Our technical department wizard is able to make computers do things they were never intended for. The fusion of current gaming technology with the haunt industry is a huge step forward. And we are very excited to see where it will take us next.
We are here to stay and want to make a statement to this industry that we are the best at what we do. We are just getting warmed up, if the sky is the limit then we are taking this one to the moon.www.deadhousedesigns.com
Live Vivid make up artist Vanessa Harmanmaa offers regular and airbrush make up application for special events such as bridal and wedding, glamour, girl's night out, graduations, recitals, theater, Halloween and events requiring special effects. Make up lessons for adults and young teens are also available.www.livevivid.ca
Walker Stalker Con is the fruit of The Walker Stalkers Podcast with James & Eric. The podcast began with an amazing trip to Senoia, GA where James & Eric were able to view the set of The Walking Dead and meet the incredible actors from the show. As a result of this experience, a podcast began and then the idea of a convention focused around recreating that same experience with the cast and crew of the show, along with talented actors and artists from other zombie shows, movies and art.
Walker Stalker Con is not just a convention. It is a fan meet-up and an opportunity for each guest to come away feeling like they’ve had an amazing experience and became part of a greater community of zombie lovers! Walker Stalker Con is three days of events, panels, and experiences that zombie fans won’t find anywhere else!www.walkerstalkercon.com/chicago
The art of Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy.www.artofmikemignola.com