Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Easy Statue Makeup from The Costumer Academy


How-to's of theatrical makeup

Today's lesson "Easy Stone Statue Make-up"


Easy Stone Statue Make-Up
Easy Stone Statue Make-Up

Items Needed (These are included in the Easy Stone Statue Make-up Kit #35768)

1 - Color Cup in Black #19480
1 - Color Cup in Monster Grey #19473
1- Color Cup in Silver #19475
1 - 3" Powder Puff #13239
1 - Non-Latex Sponge #13390
1 - Colorset Powder .25 oz. #27337
1 - Flat 1/4” Brush #12989

Optional Items (Not included in kit)

Black Lipstick
Black Eyeliner Pencil
Makeup Brushes in various sizes
Hydra-Cleanse Makeup Remover

Step-By-Step Instructions


  1. Lay down a solid base coat of the color cup in silver with the non-latex sponge.
  2. Line the eyes with black color cup using flat brush.
  3. Using a non-latex sponge, apply color cup in Monster Grey as shadow in natural face lines, such as laugh lines, under the cheekbones, along the temples and down the sides of the nose. Blend as needed depending on how big your stage is. This creates depth on the face.
  4. Using the 1/4” brush, apply color cup Monster Grey on lips and to fill in eyebrows.
  5. Shake setting powder onto powder puff. Pat, do not drag, powder onto entire face to set and finish the oil based makeup.
  6. One kit includes enough makeup for 4-6 faces.


Easy Stone Ghost Make-Up
Greats for Ghosts Too!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Costumer Teams Up With Proctors Theatre




Proctors and The Costumer bring you an exciting new theatrical learning experience!

Let your imagination run wild as you explore the science and artistry of stage makeup! This fun, hands-on exploration into the world of stage make up includes a variety of themes and styles, including age and character makeup, scars and special effects, and even Zombie Day!  Students will be taught the fundamentals of makeup, color theory and coordination, sanitation and hygiene, highlights and shadows, cuts and bruises, and more. Each student will receive a Mehron Mini-Pro Makeup Kit3-D Special Effects kit and Creme Liners, to use at camp and to take home. 

WHEN: August 3-7, 2015 • 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

AGE RANGE: 12 and up

MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 15 people

LOCATION: Guild Room at Proctors

*This camp is not recommended for children with skin allergies and/or skin conditions.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Friday the 13th VS Halloween?

It is such a long process to get to Halloween. It takes a long time and a crystal ball to decide what is going to be hot for Halloween and what you are going to buy to put in your stores. This is the first step and it all begins in January at the Halloween Show which The Costumer goes to every year to prepare for the big day. We decided this year that Frozen was going to be very popular so we have put them on our website in anticipation of them coming in and being a big seller.  

Olaf seems to be becoming the biggest seller this year so far. Olaf can be pre ordered here. It is definitely the funniest Character in the Frozen Movie.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Looking For Some Drama This New Years? Try Some Theatrical Makeup And Setting Powders

Are you looking for a dramatic change for the holidays or just a way to keep your makeup up fresh? If makeup is what you're looking for, why not head out to The Costumer and check out their full line of theatrical makeup and accessories? They have everything from sparkle and sequined eyelashes, to brush in hair color and setting powders. You've probably been looking for many of these products but haven't a clue where to buy them. I felt the same way until I went to The Costumer. There I got expert advice on their stage makeup and what to use. Of course, they're noted for wigs and costumes, you may not have thought about them for what I call, “professional makeup tools.”

If you’re like me, but by the end of the day, your makeup has pretty much disappeared. It doesn’t matter whether I use expensive or cheap makeup; I’ve tried them all. I decided to check out the Costumer and they recommended a product called Barrier Spray. Barrier Spray is just what the name implies; use it as a barrier between your face and the makeup and a barrier to the outside world. The product, from Mehron, suggests that you spray it on your face to “set” your makeup. It can also be used as a base for your foundation to prevent it from being absorbed by your pores. It should be applied after your makeup where it acts as a setting agent. It works.

Monday, September 30, 2013

How About A Vampire Halloween Party?



As The Vampire Diaries Season 4 of “The Walking Dead” commences, vampire season is upon us. Halloween is the perfect time for a vampire party. Let’s start with a vampire mask.Of course you will need lots of blood; The Costumer has a “Pint of Plasma.” It is very authentic looking and will stain your clothes so be careful. However, vampires need blood.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

How WIll You Make Halloween Fun for the Kids?


Halloween is the most loved holiday of the year. We get to wear the most ridiculous outfits and paint on scary faces. I know there are people who don’t like getting dressed up in costume, but I don’t understand it. I love when people go all out with their outfits, and I personally love getting dressed up. One of the best parts is all the makeup you get to wear! The costumes are so magnificent. You can become almost anyone.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Labor Day End of the Summer Bash Costume Ideas

September 2, is Labor Day, marking the official end of the summer. Many people will be spending their last few days away at the beach, and others will be home getting ready for school. The first Labor Day was created by the Central Labor Union to create a holiday for workers. In 1894, it became a federal holiday. If you’re at home why not celebrate with a costume party before the summer actually ends.  A costume party would be fun since most people don’t think of this day as a time to dress up, and it’s a good time to celebrate the ‘almost end of summer.’ Do you remember when you couldn’t wear white after Labor Day? I still have trouble with white shoes in the winter, I feel like a nurse going to work, but I love white jeans. Nurses aren’t required to wear white shoes anymore either.



In my mind, Labor Day reminds me of the song, YMCA by the Village People.

If you haven’t seen or heard it, here’s a link to a YouTube video!