The 2014 Transworld Halloween & Attractions show is now just over a month away. We are working hard in the shop at VFX Creative Studios to bring some new products to the show, but we also have another reason to be excited about this year’s show, that reason is the Monster Makeover Challenge! Our very own Rachel Rieckenberg has been chosen out of all the entries to be one of four make-up artist to compete in the contest finals at the show this March.

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Rachel had to submit photos of recent Make-up designs that were her original work. Below are images that she submitted for consideration for the Monster Makeover Challenge. Rachel calls the couple “Distorted and Diseased”. The female character (modeled by Rachel’s Sister) is “Distorted” with teeth growing outside the Skin. The male character (modeled by Rachel’s boyfriend) is “Diseased” with infected looking skin complete with puss filled blisters that are overtaking his face.
Monster Makeover Challenge Entry Sample Work

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Rachel also had to submit a short biography. Rachel grew up in Southern Illinois and has been doing makeup since she was a kid, and by the time she was 16 she knew that it was what she wanted to do for a career. After high school Rachel attended Joe Blasco Makeup Center East in Orlando, Florida. After makeup school Rachel moved back to the St. Louis/ Southern Illinois area in 2007 and landed her first job doing makeup for the movie Shadowland. Several other movies followed including Joint Body, 23 Minutes to Sunrise & Fatal Call. You can see all her movie credits on IMDb.

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Monster Makeover Challenge Rachel on set

Rachel Rieckenberg, Key Makeup Artist, on the set of Fatal Call with Kevin Sorbo

Rachel has been working with us here at VFX Creative Studios since April 2013. Among other things she has helped with mold making and painting for our puppets and props. Recently she helped design and sculpt several of the new puppets we will reveal at the 2014 Transworld Halloween & Attactions Show. So Rachel will be pulling double duty at the Transworld show, helping with the VFX Creative Studios Booth (#1115) and competing in the Monster Makeover Challenge. So come meet her at our booth and see some of her work. Then head over to the Monster Makeover Challenge to cheer her on to victory.

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