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Bash Harry on Hey Bash talking about Fright Night

I gave you my heart. Why did you break it?

Besides working as a freelance makeup artist, I'm also an SFX artist. With a speciality for horror and gore. Guts, blood, and bruises. What can I say? I like messes and I especially love bloody messes. 

Why am I telling you this? It's October! The Nightmare before Christmas soundtrack blasting through, Hocus Pocus ready to play. This is the only month where I get to finally play. Where perhaps a little blood elicits excitement than fear. Where presenting your lover your heart is more disgusting than usual. 

So welcome to Fright Night!


Because I don't celebrate Halloween, I'm obligated to call it Fright Night instead. 

I miss blood, even if I encounter it at least once a month. I don't do as many SFX looks as I wished I did. Always trying to do more but never actually going through with them. A recurring motif here in this blog. I love special effects makeup but it's a concentrated niche. Few are interested in blood, unlike makeup. With strong makeup looks, you're viewed as weird but not terrifying. 

But October changes things. My love for nightmares and horrors becomes quirky and unique, than odd and frightful. Your high tolerance for blood becomes an advantage. October changes things because it's October. Things happen. Weirdos are cool for just this one month.

My dive into the SFX makeup world started last year, slowly improving and learning as the year went. What would once take me four hours now only takes me 45 minutes. Earlier this year, I did a makeup job and finished a knife-in-the-back in under half an hour. Cheer with me for I did that half-asleep from a nap.

A Creepy Clown by Bash Harry on Hey Bash
Made by Bash HarryAn SFX look made by Bash Harry, recreated by Bonnie Corban

Back in October last year, I did a similar Fright Night concept and managed to post three makeup looks.. Though the posts are gone now, deleted due to sheer embarrassment. There are still some photos from my earlier SFX work. I'm proud of the looks I did but I still cringe. The lighting, the posing, the details. 

I got better. I swear.

Among all the blood and gore, the last look is by far my favourite. My absolute pride and joy. Gross and gory, and simply perfect. I made it as an entry for Bonnie Corban's SFX contest. I made Top 5 and even better, she recreated the look as a Gory Reattached Face here

Though I am grateful for her recreation, I would be lying if I said I wasn't a little annoyed. Since she made the tutorial with a bigger platform and fan base, many consider her look to be original. They don't acknowledging me. Maybe that's just my ego but this application took hours for a beginner like me. Someone taking credit just saddens me.  

Bash Harry look

I N   O T H E R   N E W S . . .

I have finally incorporated advertisements in Hey Bash! 

It's been an idea in my mind for ages now. Advertisements are a fickle thing. Though I was offered a lot, I've declined a lot more. Hey Bash was never intended to have advertisements and sponsorship. That was over a year ago, and it has definitely changed since then. 

This is a beta test for now. I decided to focus on local bloggers and brands for this first month, as a test run to see how it will do. I'll probably post more detailed post about advertisements in the upcoming weeks. As of now, you can look through my Advertising page here which has more information and all you need. 

If you're interested then please e-mail me at bashharry@heybash.com!

An SFX heart made by Bash Harry

Hey Bash may have slightly darker content this month. It might not be suitable for easily queasy people. That said, it won't be all blood and gore. I can't bring myself to do that. I tried that last year and it failed spectacularly. Instead, makeup posts and tutorials are ready to go. They are just the same as every other post, just a little more horror-ble

Someone better high five me for that pun.

So watch out for some horror-themed posts for October.  You can do that by following Hey Bash on bloglovin or my instagram

So are you excited for October? What do you think of Fright Night?

80 comments

  1. THESE. LOOK. AMAZING. I'm so proud of how far you've come with your sfx; it truly is incredible!

    willowtea.blogspot.co.uk <3

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  2. wow this is incredible amazing for halloween costumes! it looks so realistic you are soooo talented! :) x x

    millieerosee.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow there are some really great creations here, good work! I've been interested in makeup for years but I've also been interested in SFX makeup for just as long, I think it's really interesting and so many SFX artists are so damn talented.

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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  4. This is SO GOOD. Love the clown (which are pure evil to me, I am so scared of them irl). So in love with that last look! Yours is a lot better than hers, it sucks that she kinda took recognition and got the attention for what you did. Yours looks a lot more realistic - hers is way too bloody I think.

    I'm kinda mehhh about October. Excited to see what posts you do! But I've always felt just...meh about Halloween (people will probably start throwing old, cold pumpkin spice lattes my way now in digust) but it's never grabbed me!!

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

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  5. Wow you are so talented! The photos are amazing!

    Lauren | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

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  6. I love the look of the ripped heart. I almost did something similar this year.
    Also you should call that girl out for taking your look. I would.

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  7. Girrl these are incredible- the sewn on face one is totally skin-crawling! It sucks that the bigger blogger copied your work, but you are super talented at this and karma will get her :P

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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  8. *drum beats + cymbals* High five for the pun! Can't wait to do something for Halloween with my blood colour lipstain!!!
    -Hari

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  9. Jesus that look is so scary and it looks so real!
    www.lemontierres.com

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  10. So talented and great for Halloween! Well done!

    Ana
    http://anarazon.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Oh my God! You are one talented lady! How I wish I have your talent too. xx
    ~Jaimie | MERMAID IN STILETTOS
    Follow me on MY INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT too! ☺

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  12. that last looks is absolutely incredible, you are so skilled! i'd b pissed about not receiving acknowledgement in that youtube video too, your skill 100% needs to be showcased xoxo

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  13. Those makeup looks amazing, you are really talented.

    Zeynab x
    The Beauty Load

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  14. Wow, scary and amazing! Great job, Bash!!
    Keep up the great work and here's the high five for a pun ;)
    xox Nadia
    http://mielandmint.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. The last one is my fave, but they're all done very well! Will you be doing a zombie look any time soon? Zombies rock :-)
    XO,
    Izzy
    http://www.nearnoise.com

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  16. These are so cool! I wish I had you around to do some scary makeup for fun! I can’t wait to see you link this post up over at the style & beauty link up! The Style Files Link-Up

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  17. Omg you are literally amazing! I love love love stuff like that! x

    ratherstrangeblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. OMG such amazing looks...can't believe you did that...it looks so real and great for Halloween!
    And I agree you should have been acknowledged on the video. :S
    <3
    Shreya
    Bric-A-Brac.A fashion and lifestyle blog.

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  19. WOW! This is incredible amazing. I am impressed of how talented you are, Bash. It's stunning, truly stunning. Happy weekend, honey.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  20. So freakin' fantastic, Bash! Great job! My fave is your scarry clown interpretation. Love your sewn up lips since I've had a matching art work. Maybe I should try this on me this Halloween? Haha!
    Happy Sunday, Bash!

    xoxo Ira
    JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

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  21. Wow, the looks you've created are amazing! I always wonder how artists do the SFX makeup. You're a great talent (and it sucks someone else didn't credit you). x

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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  22. Wow that looks really scary, great work dear.

    Love, Jennifer
    www.jenniferbachdim.com

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  23. You scary bitch! These are fantastic!! Loving following the freaky photos on instagram!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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  24. The last look - you just nailed it! I'm sorry someone has to recreate that without acknowledging you, but I hope people will recognize this incredible talent of yours! Wow, girl. Every photo here just looks realistic! I can't wait to see more of these this month! Woohoo!

    Mimi | Chasing Bleu

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  25. You are seriously on incredible and talented woman Bash! <3 You should be extremely proud of your work, we all start somewhere and well it looks amazing!

    http://rainbow-roseblossom.blogspot.co.nz/

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  26. Wow you are so talented! Love these looks. I love spooky looks but I don't celebrate Halloween either. If I did try, I'd end up looking like a very harmless ghost. :P

    -http://wildfirecharm.blogspot.com

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  27. Wow!!!! That is seriously amazing!!!!! I'm so excited for Halloween <3

    http://www.kyroandstyle.com

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  28. You do it great babe.
    I have tried it myself and failed a lot of times.
    I love all the SFX :)

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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  29. This is incredible and I 100% why you're a bit annoyed, definitely understand it and I'm sorry, just try to feel as flattered as possible. I'm trying to watch the videos now, I hope she at least gave you a little shout-out

    N- Naomi in Wonderland

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  30. BRING ON THE BLOOD AND GUTS! I love this month due to all the Halloween festivities and scary movies (my friends think I'm weird because I don't like rom-coms..) Your SFX make-up looks SO good!!

    Pop over to my blog!

    Sarah
    https://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com

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  31. These are amazing! I love Gory Reattached Face! Sucks you didn't get credit!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  32. Scary :D
    You did a great make up!

    The Cutielicious
    http://www.thecutielicious.com
    Federica

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  33. Oeh. I am very excited about this! I hate fright nights haha, but I loved this make-up! I already look forward to your upcoming posts!
    WritingMonique

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  34. I'm reading this in the middle of the night and now I feel scared! Hahaha. But you totally got the talent! And you're pretty even though you looked dead in these photos! Hahaha

    x, Kat of Nested Thoughts

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  35. holy crap, this is amazing! totally scare me off though. super talented! <3
    www.rebelrebel.co x

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  36. Wow, these are insane pictures. I can't imagine how amazing it must look in person. You are so talented, this blows my mind!

    http://www.theaisleofstyle.com/

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  37. That heart looks so real - whoa! The reattached face look is SO GOOD but seriously I would have sent that girl a strongly worded email. What the hell?

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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  38. Awesome SFX! I used to work in theatre as a costumer, so I recall many incidents with stage blood experimentation. I also interviewed Hair and Make-up Stylists and Artists about their experience in a blog post. Feel free to check it out: http://passportcouture.com/beyond-beauty-make-up

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  39. Oh my gosh, those looks are absolutely amazing! I am just amazed at how talented you are!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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  40. Excited to see what looks you come up with! As someone who has 0 talent in makeup, it's so interesting and fun to ooh and ahh at what makeup artist are creating.

    It sucks that Bonnie Corban got a lot more credit for your look, I can totally see how frustrating that is. Being credited for my work and ideas has always been a huge thing for me, and it bothers me to no end when things like that happen. At least she did link to your blog (although it was the older link).

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

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  41. These makeup looks are amazing - love what you've done with the special effects, they're stunning :)
    Feel free to check out our latest post x
    LOOK LOVE WEAR

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  42. I feel you, Bash! I'm as excited as you are for this month! And I'd love to see "a darker side" of your posts during October ;) That makeup left me speechless. It's PER-FECT. I can't believe how talented you are! Can't wait to see the upcoming posts!!!
    xx

    http://www.stylebydeb.com

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  43. Wow you are super talented! The face with all the stitches is insane. Great job!! I would love for someone to create this look for me one year for halloween. I still can't decide what I want to go as. My boyfriend and I were looking up different costumes last night. I think it's so cool that you're super passionate about all of this:-). Great blog!

    www.wunderbliss.blogspot.ca

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  44. AHH! This is SO cool!

    www.moorehisstyle.com

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  45. Shit LOL I'm suuuuper queasy when it comes to gore hahaha. I used to be able to watch gory things without a problem (in fact I used to watch it while I was eating) but I can't seem to handle it anymore. Take it as a compliment though, it's real enough to fool me! You do a great job, I especially like the stitched lips :)

    I noticed Bonnie mentioned you in the comments - but it would have been a lot better imo to mention it in the video as well to make it clear ;(

    becky ♡ star violet

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  46. Oh my gosh! Those makeup looks are crazy good! I can't wait for Halloween this year.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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  47. Very scary! You've done great!
    xoxo Lynda
    http://fashion-petite.com/

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  48. Great job! I love October and horror movies and I really wish Halloween would be a big deal in my country but it's not.

    http://sarawritesadiary.blogspot.si/

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  49. Incredible looks!
    These SFX are flawless, you are such a talented artist

    Cannot wait to see what else you do for Halloween

    http://whatrajwants.blogspot.co.uk

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  50. I can't wait for your october content x

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  51. That stitched on face looks disgusting... I love it! You're giving me so much fancy dress inspiration right now! Yay to more gore! =D

    Samio
    www.samio.co.uk

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  52. Oh my god! I love horror films and watch so many - but that hand with the heart made me scroll so hard! -shudders-

    In other news though - how fantastic are you?? I'd love you on hand to do both my make up and any fancy dress make up! You are so talented!

    Musings & More

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  53. I like your blog.
    Would you like to follow each other?
    Follow me first and let me know in the comments, and I will follow you back with pleasure.
    xoxo

    http://bekleveer.blogspot.com/

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  54. Wow my friend! You are the definition of impressive. I had no idea you were so involved in the make-up world in this way (I am embarrassed!) I find your work here to be absolutely incredible/breath taking. Clearly you are only getting better, chopping down a few hours to now 45 minutes. I wish you lived near me for Halloween I would definitely use your service ;) Kisses from NYC!

    XOXO
    http://www.kellmenow.com/blog/
    https://www.facebook.com/kellmenow?fref=ts
    https://instagram.com/kell_menow/

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  55. Bash you are so talented lovely, these looks are so incredible!

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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  56. I'm so excited for Fright night posts! All of these looks are so cool- scary, but cool.

    nolongergrey.com

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  57. Great cant wait for it! Hope you have a lovely day.

    ** I'm inviting you to join Love, Beauty Bloggers on facebook. A place for beauty and fashion bloggers from all over the world to promote their latest posts!

    xoxo;
    BEAUTYEDITER.COM

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  58. these look so real! Sad that she passed your idea as her own, that is a tad low!

    And congrats on the new feature of the blog! :D

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  59. Wow, Bash, you're so talented, dear, these make-up are impressive, dear!

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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  60. You are sooo sooo talented Bash! How amazing is your makeup! I am both scared and excited! I really want to create some Halloween makeup looks :D

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  61. You are sooo sooo talented Bash! How amazing is your makeup! I am both scared and excited! I really want to create some Halloween makeup looks :D

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  62. What a talent Bash!.. I'm still at awe on how real they look! Good job dear! Good job!
    www.styledbymilly.com

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  63. What a talent Bash!.. I'm still at awe on how real they look! Good job dear! Good job!
    www.styledbymilly.com

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  64. oh my.. these photos got me in the halloween mood already LOL. did you do these by yourself?? so good!

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  65. WOW! Bash, you totally hit it on point! The make-up is amazing, you are really talented and yes - the theme is scary! Well done!
    Much love,
    Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.net

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  66. This looks amazing! I also love doing sfx makeup although I don't know a lot about it! Will be looking forward to more looks from you :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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  67. WOW! :-O ♥

    Have a HAPPY Tuesday! xo
    Love, Suzy ( ˘ ³˘)♥

    THE KAWAII PLANET

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  68. wow thats so cool! I wish you could do my makeup for halloween
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  69. wooooaaah these photos are creepy! But gosh the make up and prosthetics are amazing!

    - Joyce | http://www.bitsofjoyce.com/

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  70. OMG...so many creepy makeup looks....

    www.crazyaboutcolors.com

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  71. Gosh these are amazing!! You look so stunning in them too, so in tune with the season and could definitely pass as Frankenstein's bride! So creative, loving your blog! :D xx

    elizabeth | ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | bloglovin follow for follow

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  72. I'd not be very happy if someone else got credit for my work either. You should have said something perhaps? I get queasy at the sight of blood, fake or real. What great talent you've got.
    http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

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  73. I'd not be very happy if someone else got credit for my work either. You should have said something perhaps? I get queasy at the sight of blood, fake or real. What great talent you've got.
    http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

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  74. Oh my, the reattatched face is super scary but so well done. Great Halloween inspiration.

    http://antimuse-fashionriot.blogspot.de/

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  75. You are amazing! we love you
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