Costume Makeup – Setting

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Professional makeup artist Roger Riggle shows how to set the finished werewolf makeup with powder.

    Roger Riggle

    Roger Bennett Riggle has been a licensed, professional make up artist for over 20 years. He began at Kinetic Artistry, a theatrical supply house in Takoma Park, MD. During his 10 years there, Roger managed the make up department -7 different lines; sales, consultation and artistry.

    Roger has hosted numerous Washington, D.C instructional seminars for area artists; everything from beauty and photography make up to Halloween transformations and special effects make up techniques. Roger worked for over 10 years as the make up artist for Tom Radcliffe, a leader in headshot photography at the Point of View Studio also in Takoma Park, MD. Roger applied the photographic make up to thousands of actors, sports celebrities, musicians and opera singers.

    Roger specializes in Halloween make-overs and the transforming of personalities for diverse, special events. In addition, Roger has created special make up effects for disaster simulation used in the training of nurses, doctors and EMS personnel. His credits include triage exercises at the Baltimore/Washington International Airport, for the Secret Service, and for the UHUHS military training facility. Roger has also designed for numerous theatrical productions which entails researching and articulating the authenticity of period styles.

    Roger has a degree in drama from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. and, since 1978, has choreographed, directed and produced numerous operas and musical theatre productions. For eight years, Roger was the Associate Producer of TheatreFest, theatre-in-residence program, at Montclair State University, Montclair, N.J. Roger has worked with many celebrities including: Leslie Uggams, Susan Lucci, Debbie Reynolds, Kim Zimmer, Pattie LuPone and Betty Buckley. Roger has directed operas at the annual Amalfi Music Festival in Italy . He is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Roger is the make up consultant for Parlights, Inc. in Frederick, MD, a leading theatrical supply house for the greater Washington/Baltimore areas.

    Now, you can play around with that, blend more, design more, sometimes less is better to create the effect that you actually want. Now, at this point we want to set the whole thing, so were going to use, again, the Neutral Set powder by Ben Nye, which has no color to it, and a powder puff. So, again, youre going to take your powder, and Im going to sprinkle that a little bit on a paper towel, you dont need a lot. You just need enough powder to coat the cream makeup, you dont want it packed on there. Again, you dip the puff into the powder, work it into the puff, and tap it once. You want all that powder to come off. Now, when I've done a job like this, instead of rubbing or mashing it into the makeup, I've got so many colors going on, I could mess it up. This is kind of tricky, but you can get used to doing it, is to take your powder puff like this, and let it paddle. Let it paddle for you. So, close your eyes, you always have them close their eyes, and Im going to pat this powdered puff over the makeup like that. You can always pick up a little bit more, and Im actually smacking the powder away from the puff and onto the makeup. This will set that makeup for a good eight hours.

    You can dance in it, you can scare people in it. Good. Im going to let that sit for about one minute, and then I will show you how to take a brush and brush the excess powder away. Then we will finally change her hair by adding a wig to this Werewolf for Halloween design.