Special effects make-up, prosthetics, theatrical costumery, expert lighting techniques and other out-of-the-ordinary pre-production and photographic techniques can help make a photograph into a memorable and terrifying masterpiece. Whether you're creating unnatural skin-tones, using scary contact lenses, adding injuries and impalements to an otherwise undamaged body, or turning a model into a zombie or a werewolf, creating horror photography with special effects techniques takes a lot of skill, practice and patience (just as creating realistic horrific photomanipulations does).
As Hallowe'en edges ever closer and artists' minds turn to darker things, the Horror & Macabre Photography gallery begins to swell uncomfortably with snapshots of people in their costumes. Instead of posting snapshots, get artistic with your photos! You've already put all that effort into creating amazing costumes and make-up, why not try creating amazing photographs of those cos