Are you ready to take your cosplay to the next level?
borg.com and Planet Comicon are excited to bring a professional make-up artist to Planet Comicon for the first time. Make-up artist Gene Flaharty will host a workshop on make-up techniques, “Making Life Masks and Prosthetics,” Friday, March 14, 2014, at 3 p.m. in Panel Room 2505 at Planet Comicon 2014 in Kansas City, for all levels of cosplayers and any fan of sci-fi and fantasy make-up.
Gene has been doing professional make-up for TV, film, print, and theatre for more than 30 years. He gives demonstrations across the country as Sales Manager and Makeup Artist for Mehron, Inc. in New York, one of the leading suppliers for make-up artists in Hollywood. He has been on the Board of Directors of the National Costumers Association for 2 years and is serving on the Board of Advisors for Stage Directions Magazine. His make-up portfolio includes work with celebrities such as David Ogden Stiers, Davy Jones, Dee Wallace Stone, B.D. Wong, Art Garfunkel, Gary Sandy, and Phyllis Diller.
This Friday Gene will be demonstrating the different steps in making a life cast using alginate and plaster. Attendees will learn about the different types of latex used in making prosthetic pieces and how to apply them. Gene will discuss the different supplies involved and where to acquire them. A Q&A will follow. Gene’s attendance at Planet Comicon is sponsored by borg.com.
Planet Comicon is being held this Friday through Sunday, March 14-16, at the Kansas City Convention Center at Bartle Hall. Check out the Planet Comicon website for more information.