Halloween is just a couple of days away and some of you may still searching for the perfect costume. If so, then your in luck because I have a great costume that comes directly from Universal’s Orlando Halloween Horror Nights! This year transform into the very scary, yet beautiful veiled La Llorona . Michael Burnett, Makeup Designer for Universal Orlando Entertainment Art & Design, shares his tips for how you can create this look at home. To learn more about the back story of La Llorona you can visit Universal Orlando online.
What you Need to Make the Veiled La Llorona:
Window screen or sheer black fabric
Hot glue gun
Liquid latex or eyelash adhesive
Popsicle stick (for stirring)
Clear corn syrup
Black food coloring
Halloween makeup palette
1. Cut the plastic mask so that it aligns with the hair line. Cut off the lower portion of the mask just below the nose. Attach the elastic to the mask to securely fasten the mask to the face.
2. Cut two oversized, eye-like shapes from the craft foam and sand the edges so they are rounded. Use the hot glue gun to attach the foam pieces to the mask. Cut small circles of window screen or sheer black fabric and use a glue gun to fasten to the back of the mask to create the blacked-out eyes illusion.
3. Unravel cotton balls. Use the liquid latex or eyelash adhesive to apply the deconstructed cotton balls to the mask. Apply more latex on top of the cotton and press it down to the mask to create a “skin.” Let the latex dry or use a hairdryer to speed up the drying process.
4. Put the mask on and secure it in place with the elastic. Apply cotton and latex around the edges to blend it in. Use a hairdryer on the cool setting to set the latex. Be careful to avoid getting any latex in your hair or clothes.
5. Use a sponge and/or brush to apply the makeup to the mask. Carefully apply a skintone color on the mask and blend it into the skin. Use darker colors to shadow the eyes, cheeks and nose. Use black makeup to outline the black tears of La Llorona.
6. Mix a small amount of clear corn syrup with black food coloring to create black tears. Apply the mixture beneath bottom eyelashes and and let it run down the face to create streaks of black tears.
To complete this look wear an old, worn white dress and veil, and scare away! You can find items like this at Goodwill or your local thrift shop.