I've found being competent at applying special effects makeup invaluable in my field of work. I enjoy working with all manner of materials and applications to achieve the desired look for my client.
It's not only something that's used at halloween, I've performed sfx on music videos, for casualty simulation, for domestic violence awareness videos and on live TV.
Because of my background in ceramics and sculpture, I'm able to take casts and moulds, to design and make my own prosthetic pieces. Which I do in my home studio.