Cheap Movie Special Effects

When I was a kid, I remember every year checking a book on monster costumes out of the school library. I did this every Halloween. The pictures in the book looked awesome (at least to a twelve year old boy) but after mixing up multiple batches of some kind of goo made of jello and Quaker Oatmeal, my make up effects never looked liked the picture. I thought of this today when I came across this article talking about how to create creature makeup effects for under 50. I’ve bookmarked the page so that this year when my son and I are arm deep in jello and Quaker Oats, we can look back to it for inspiration.