The Horror of Kat Von Pire
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Hey lovelies!

I did end up abandoning this Tumblr page in favour of being super annoying on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and my blog: KatVonPire.com

So go add me on those social media platforms under the name KatVonPire and pop by www.KATVONPIRE.com often for make-up magic!

Bad dreams dahhhlings!

She posts!

You know who’s really awesome and you should totally follow?  Steve Niles.  And not just because he posted my (sort of) infamous skeleton photo today on his Tumblr: http://arcaneimages.tumblr.com/post/20979215024/kat-von-pire

But because he reminded me that I have a damn Tumblr!  And I should use it, gosh darnit!

Prepare thyself for make-up & movie madness!  Who am I kidding, I’m so boring…

Hey guys!  I need your help!
A film I did make-up/hair/fx for is taking part in the Alamo Drafthouse’s ABC’s of Death contest and YOU need to make us win!  Just hit the below link to watch the short film & vote.  Please note it is GRAPHIC & NSFW!
http://26th.theabcsofdeath.com/t-is-for-testosterone-replacement-therapy/Definitely takes the cake for most graphic & bizarre project I’ve worked on.  If you have horror loving friends that like the strange & gross, please pass this link on to them.  REPOST! REPOST!  VOTE VOTE VOTE!

Hey guys!  I need your help!

A film I did make-up/hair/fx for is taking part in the Alamo Drafthouse’s ABC’s of Death contest and YOU need to make us win!  Just hit the below link to watch the short film & vote.  Please note it is GRAPHIC & NSFW!

http://26th.theabcsofdeath.com/t-is-for-testosterone-replacement-therapy/

Definitely takes the cake for most graphic & bizarre project I’ve worked on.  If you have horror loving friends that like the strange & gross, please pass this link on to them.  REPOST! REPOST!  VOTE VOTE VOTE!

Feel free to press ‘play’ to watch this delightfully creepy music video for Hail the Villain’s latest song, My Reward.  The video went live today on noisecreep.com and what do ya know…I’m in it. 

Me.  In front of the camera.  Ay Dios mio!

So the story goes like this.  I get a message on my Blackberry from set designer, Rachelle Scarfo, saying something along the lines of “want to model in a music video?”  Most people would say hell yes.  I spent an hour explaining to her why I shouldn’t be in the video.  I can’t act, I can’t dance or gyrate, I’m not a model, I’m not thin and I like wearing clothes (most of the time), but I’ll do the make-up!  Of course, they didn’t need my make-up services, damn!

Eventually I got on the horn with the director, Alon Isocianu, and explained all this again.  Then he explained the concept.  He asked if I knew who Floria Sigismondi was.  Flashback to 15 years ago, a 13 year old Kat Von Pire watching Marilyn Manson’s music video for The Beautiful People and thus began my teenage love affair with photographer & director Floria Sigismondi.  At 14, I saved up all my pennies to buy her first book of photography, Redemption.  So yeah, I know who Floria Sigismondi is.

Really, he had me there.  The video concept was dark, taking inspiration from Floria.  The final product doesn’t touch a Sigismondi nightmare, but I can see the inspiration, especially on a last minute low budget. 

The other bonus to my being on set, was meeting SPFX veteran, Randy Daudlin and his assistant Indiana.  Randy’s been in the make-up biz for 20+ years and has published two SPFX how-to books (Hurt Em’ Reel Good & Reel Characters).  Being the vampire nerd I am, I introduced myself to Randy and followed it up with a smooth “Soooo, you did the make-up for Blood & Donuts” and the flood gates opened.  He told me all about doing director David Cronenberg’s make-up for that film, and about plenty of other productions he worked on.  Super friendly awesome guy!

Did I mention I’m mouthless in the video?  I’m the mouthless freakishly corseted gal.  Fortunately I brought my other half along, as communication became difficult after Randy de-mouthed me.  Steve was able to translate what my flailing arms, pointing & grunting meant.  Bless him.  And who would have thought all my teenage goth-wear would have come in handy!  I packed a huge suitcase full of lace, leather & vinyl, and all three of us ‘model’ gals ended up wearing my digs.  Future career as a stylist?  Nah, I’ll stick to make-up.

Keep an eye on Alon Isocianu and Reactiv Pictures, they’ve just been nominated for an MMVA for Post Production of the year on Candy Coated Killahz video Neon Black. 

Alright film junkies!  Tell me what you think of this badboy!
This is the poster for my other half’s upcoming indie sci-fi feature film.  Hand painted on over a dozen seperate canvases and then assembled digitally.  Talk about a hell of a lot of hard work!
See that quote from Vincenzo Natali, director of SPLICE and CUBE.  Yeah, THAT guy!  Hell yeah!
The film, Android Re-Enactment, is hoping to see a strong festival run before making it to DVD.  You can check out the trailer on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGqsLKo8R3w  And then you should ‘like’ it on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Android-Re-Enactment/119317334804580
The full website, AndroidRe-Enactment.com, is coming soon and currently is home to the YouTube & FB links.  Support indie film makers by spreading the word (like & reblog this!)!  Lots of amazing things to come from this director/writer/producer team in the future.

Alright film junkies!  Tell me what you think of this badboy!

This is the poster for my other half’s upcoming indie sci-fi feature film.  Hand painted on over a dozen seperate canvases and then assembled digitally.  Talk about a hell of a lot of hard work!

See that quote from Vincenzo Natali, director of SPLICE and CUBE.  Yeah, THAT guy!  Hell yeah!

The film, Android Re-Enactment, is hoping to see a strong festival run before making it to DVD.  You can check out the trailer on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGqsLKo8R3w  And then you should ‘like’ it on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Android-Re-Enactment/119317334804580

The full website, AndroidRe-Enactment.com, is coming soon and currently is home to the YouTube & FB links.  Support indie film makers by spreading the word (like & reblog this!)!  Lots of amazing things to come from this director/writer/producer team in the future.

Clearly I’m obsessed with HauteLook and Beyond the Rack, as I’m on them EVERY damn day.  But lately, as you can see from my last two posts, they’ve had some amazing make-up deals.Today, HauteLook has a Rock & Republic make-up event.  It appears recently Rock & Republic has filed for bankrupt, so both HT & BTR have been doing various events with their footwear, jeans and now make-up.  Whether the brand will survive or not remains to be seen, but for now scoop up the deals as their stuff rocks!
I did a little research on their make-up line, as I knew nothing about it.  Reviews have all been very positive, and their line of brushes get very positive reviews!  So get your make-up loving ass over to HauteLook right NOW and grab some products!  Make-up brushes 80% off (yes, 80%!), eyeshadows, bronzers, lipglosses, nailpolish. 
I snagged one lipgloss and all the brushes because they’re just so damn cheap, I won’t even care if I don’t like them.  The last thing I need is more eyeshadows, so I stayed clear of those.  Seriously, I have 5 z-palettes full in my kit, and plenty more in my make-up closet (yeah, I have a make-up closet).
Now to install NetNanny or some equivalent so I can block myself from HT & BTR.  My poor credit cards…

Clearly I’m obsessed with HauteLook and Beyond the Rack, as I’m on them EVERY damn day.  But lately, as you can see from my last two posts, they’ve had some amazing make-up deals.

Today, HauteLook has a Rock & Republic make-up event.  It appears recently Rock & Republic has filed for bankrupt, so both HT & BTR have been doing various events with their footwear, jeans and now make-up.  Whether the brand will survive or not remains to be seen, but for now scoop up the deals as their stuff rocks!

I did a little research on their make-up line, as I knew nothing about it.  Reviews have all been very positive, and their line of brushes get very positive reviews!  So get your make-up loving ass over to HauteLook right NOW and grab some products!  Make-up brushes 80% off (yes, 80%!), eyeshadows, bronzers, lipglosses, nailpolish. 

I snagged one lipgloss and all the brushes because they’re just so damn cheap, I won’t even care if I don’t like them.  The last thing I need is more eyeshadows, so I stayed clear of those.  Seriously, I have 5 z-palettes full in my kit, and plenty more in my make-up closet (yeah, I have a make-up closet).

Now to install NetNanny or some equivalent so I can block myself from HT & BTR.  My poor credit cards…

It’s a good day for make-up shopping!  HauteLook has a Divaderme event that started today (I snagged the lash extender!) and Beyond the Rack has MAC, Fusion and Smashbox lipglosses on sale!

So click fast my pretties, this stuff will sell out.

Lorac sale on HauteLook!

Holy crap!

HauteLook is having a crazy sale on LORAC products.  Shadows, lipsticks, glosses, blush and more at $1.99-$2.99!  It’s blowing my mind.  I guess they’re getting rid of the last stock of some recently discontinued items & colours.  Snag it up gals, they’re selling out fast!

There’s a 12 item LORAC limit.  I stocked up on glosses (great for weddings!), and a couple shadows.  Might go back and do a second order if there’s anything left.  At those prices, I don’t even care if I’m not happy with the products.

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And thanks for all the questions/comments!  I don’t respond to all of them, but I do read them all and love the compliments!  You’re all total babes!  I’ll try to answer all make-up related questions I haven’t already answered in the past.

And simply because my last couple of posts haven’t had nearly enough blood in them, or rather any, here’s a zombabe!

This is my gal pal & Durham Region Roller Derby babe, Sky Bomber!  Her derby team walked in last year’s annual Toronto Zombie walk, and I got to mess her up a bit for it.  We kept it super basic (think latex, scar material and blooooood) so she would still be comfortable and puuuuurdy.

One shot was taken in my kitchen and the good shot was taken by another derby babe & photog, Kate Rundle.  I’m not sure how up to date it is, but you can check out some of her photography here: http://katerundle.carbonmade.com

Just a quick rundown of how we made this look happen.  I kept the focus to one side of her face & neck.  Starting with scar material (a liquid plastic) and working fast due to it’s quick dry time, I blobed spots on randomly that would later become sores.  Then layers of liquid latex went over the whole area and over the scar material, using a hair drier to speed up the dry time between layers.  Remember to let each layer dry! 

When several layers had been built up, I took a sculpting tool with a pointed edge (but not sharp!) and went back to all those spots with the scar material and ripped them open peeling back the latex.  This creates the areas that look like sores.  I powdered down the latex so that it wouldn’t stick to itself with natural head & neck movements.  Then you go in & colour it all!  Add blood, and you’re golden.

I paled out her face & the rest of her neck a bit, adding in some blue veins & green/yellow mottling with an Illustrator Palette.  Kept her eyes pin-up with black liner & lashes.  She had some bloody handprints on her clothes, ripped fishnets & I did some leg wounds as well.

She looked rad, was still comfy and didn’t have to spend a ton of time on removal at the end of the day!