Mink Makeup does Special FX for Resident Evil Launch Party
Every artist needs a night of gore before the bridal season hits! Mink Makeup Special FX artists had the honor of being the main attraction at the Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, Launch Party held in Vancouver, March 2012. With a VIP guest list of over 100 people, we certainly had a lot of gory work to do.
The Mink Team arrived early to set up and begin working on the actors and staff that would be helping to host this one-of-a-kind event. Zombie bar tenders would be juggling up cocktails, zombie servers would be serving canapes and drinks with eye balls inside! There were even real life zombies walking around interacting with guests and gruesomeness props: stuffed zombie cats and a dead body on a police car. One of them popped up behind me, breathing down my neck scaring the life out of me! Those zombies certainly weren’t shy.
Guests arrived at 8pm. It didn’t take long for them to become interested in getting their zombie makeup applied by the Mink professionals. We had 5 artists and over 100 guests to cut and bruise in the space of 4 hours! Midnight was closing time for the zombie-fest. As the night went on and the drinks were flowing, guests became more and more adventurous with their requests: bullet holes, exploding brains, claw scratches, slit throats.
It was great to get to chat to each member of the huge team behind the creation of Resident Evil’s latest video game. I found out so much about the video game industry! I had no idea there were so many people involved! Every guest and staff member were an absolute pleasure to spend time with.
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