Hello everyone, we are Ralica Kovacheva and Yulian Georgiev. We are from Bulgaria. Halloween is a very special day for us – the day we spend together, sharing ideas, making costumes and writing this essay. We want to continue the tradition of Halloween and this year we chose to be the strange creatures from the popular horror movie “Wrong Turn”.
We spent long hours thinking of how they can be not just costumes but also unique. We decided that our costumes will be homemade because in our small country you can hardly find professional materials and if you purchase it will take a long time before it arrives, so the only thing we bought was the fake blood.
Here’s what we came up:
We had to figure out how we can become wrinkled and we thought that we can use dough, painted with food coloring which covers some parts of our bodies. We chose the clothes and the shoes that most closely resemble the zombies. But after time spent in sewing and tearing we found that all zombies have the same styling,which depicts the hardest and unique work is enough.
Instead of glue we used glucose. The hardest part was the artificial eye which we made from hand-painted glass ball. For foundation we used a mixture of gelatine and glycerin. And finally to attach the spirit of Halloween we used lots of fake blood and dark eye-shadow. Actually almost everything is made up from dough and precisely blended with gelatin and makeup.
We’d like to say that we were not trying to be the same like the characters from the movie but just to save the idea. And here we are after long hours of working.