If you don't know, I used to do this show called Dicko's Evil Movie Reviews. It was a very unpopular movie review show in the vein of cheap late night horror hosts. And I was the star, Dicko! In honor of the final episode almost being finished, here's how I transformed to a Dicko!
Evil Step 1: Ghost face!
Make the face ghostly white! Don't buy the cheap shit, folks! Get the more expensive pasty kind of white face cream and use a setter! The setter is a white powder you put on after the cream. The setter locks that shit in and it will last all day. Mine lasted through an entire day of partying at Comic-Con! Although the setter is a white powder, you can put it on over any color of face paint.
Evil step 2. Evil eyeliner!
It makes the eyes pop a little and just looks spooky. You don't have to make a stupid face putting it on, but I always did for some reason.
Evil Step 3: Sunken in eyes!
This is just brown eye shadow that is slathered on around the eye. It makes the eyes look sunken in like they've been rotting for a while and getting gross. It also make the eyeballs pop even more when you open up your eyes super wide and yell, which I did a lot.
Evil Step 4: Black magic beard!
I painted my beard black and white. It was mostly black with two white lines running through it. The inspiration was Wolf Man Jack and Dr. Strange. I've always thought beards that were black with white stripes through them looked cool. This took the longest and was the hardest step! You had to get both black and white hair/beard paint from the costume store. The white stripes are easy, but the black is super hard, because if it gets on your skin it looks like shit. So it's very time consuming to put it on right. Have lots of paper towels ready!
Evil Step 5: Scary eyebrows!
The eyebrows are made out of crepe hair, which is a kind of braided hair the you pull apart and roll between your hands into the shape you want. You can make mustaches, beard, goatees, eyebrows and other stuff. It's fun to do, actually. And you have to apply it with spirit gum! When you put spirt gum on, let it dry for a little bit by blowing on it, before attaching. It's actually stickier that way.
It goes right on top of your regular eyebrows. Although, if you're making a fake beard, it's best to shave first. It doesn't stick to other hair as well.
Evil Step 6: Blood
A little bit of fake blood coming out the lip gives the whole look a little extra oomph. The red against he black and white jumps out and ties it all together wonderfully. Weirdly, the expensive blood I bought sucked, the cheapo stuff worked the best. And it slows drips further and further down your chin through the show.
And that's how you make a Dicko! Scaaaarrryyyyy!!!! The whole process took 30 minutes or so, depending on how many beers I had drank.
The final episode of the show will be about my, I mean Dicko's, favorite three movies of all time! And it will explain where he comes from! And why the show ended! Coming soon!
I bought my make up and got lots of great advice from the wonderful Costumes on Haight! Open all year round and full of wonderful, and hilarious, employees! Tell 'em Dicko sent ya! They'll have no idea what you're talking about, but will probably pretend they do!