SFX | Visceral Carnage

Tuesday, 20 October 2015


A symbiotic parasite. 

Victims succumb. Latching on to flesh, crimson channels creeping upon your skin. Bacteria controlling you. Absorbing you. Devouring you. Patient and quiet as the disease then the visceral silences. What terror it brings. The infection runs rampant from its corpse. 

It leaves Visceral Carnage in its wake. 




Just a warning. I use my hands a lot in these photos. It felt like it needed hand gestures.

Unlike my last look, Trypophobia, I did not have any guide to follow through. I had a concept in mind but a Pinterest search resulted in nothing. Just Powdah FX's tutorial on creating veins with wool. I used his technique to create a disgusting dimensional vein-esque parasite thing.

I don't know how else to describe it. My friend said it looked like Carnage. I like to pretend it was an infection, that would eventually take over the brain. Like a zombie parasite, in need of another body. I wanted it to look as if it was growing and eating me alive. How cool is that?


This took me a whole five hours.

I took care of the eyes and brows first.  I just used Urban Decay Naked Basics and Maybelline Gel Liner to create a quick eye look. With Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in Chocolate for my brows, I was done. It's unimportant how you do your eye makeup. To make it look more disturbing, emphasize the dark circles and add blue tones. This would make it the look more undead.

I covered my lips by applying a thin gelatine mould with liquid latex. In hindsight, masking tape would have been a better choice. Applying the lightest foundation I had Revlon ColorStay in 150 In The Buff all over, then contoured with NYX HD Blush in Taupe.

Then the real fun starts.

The veins were made using Red Yarn and Liquid Latex. I pulled the synthetic strings apart until they were miniscule fibers. I used tweezers to lay the yarn on my face, then applied liquid latex over with a disposable paint brush. This was a long process, taking individual strands and covering the lower half of my face and most of my neck.

Once happy with how it looked, I applied a final thin layer of latex over the prosthetic. I painted over it with reds, browns and black to make it look dirty then applied blood. Because if you know me, nothing is ever complete without blood.


Though there are some things I would fix, I'm proud of this look. The more I stare, the more pride I gain. I might be cocky when I say this but I think it's creative and creepy. I followed my own idea and followed through with the concept. It's original.

Okay, someone slap me back down to earth.

A part of me wishes I filmed my process but that would embarrass me. So I hope this photoset and information was worth it. Peeling off the prosthetic was not. Hurts like witch with a capital 'B'. 

So what do you think? Do you like this look?



65 comments

  1. definitely the most realistic you have come up with (and scariest! hahaa can halloween be over soon :p)

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  2. This is absolutely amazing. It looks so real!

    Lauren x | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

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  3. This is pretty awesome! I didn't think it was yarn at all! haha

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  4. I love it! Real blood? That's creepy.

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  5. Very very creative Bash!
    Wishing you a wonderful week!
    www.styledbymilly.com

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  6. Very very creative Bash!
    Wishing you a wonderful week!
    www.styledbymilly.com

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  7. You're a make up genius & a very good poet. What a power combination! Love this!

    <3 Alex // www.lexidoodledoo.com

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  8. Wow, Bash, I have no doubts why you're pround of this makeup, it's impressive, dear, you're so talented!

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  9. Love it!!!
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  10. This is disgusting and great and I never stop being amazed in your makeup skill.

    nolongergrey.com

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  11. Awesome look! I also really love your eye make up! It's so spot on! :)

    x Val from Valerie Randomness

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  12. Just too awesome. I can't get over how real these looks turn out and how good you are. I love your liner, great wing, :)).
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  13. This is so damn good, I love it I love it I looooooove it. And girl, you SHOULD be proud of it, it's looking freakin' fantastic.

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

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  14. Wow another great look for halloween! Good job! You're so pretty. :)



     Miriam ♥ A whole lot of serendipity

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  15. Oh wow! That really scared me at first, but I like it! Your looks are always so creative! :) <3

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. Wow, what a unique look! Great idea :)

    Pop over to my blog!

    Sarah
    https://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com

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  17. omg this is so cool but so different! this is exactly what id go for, a sleek flick of eyeliner with gruesome special fx! x

    illustratedwardrobe.com

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  18. woooh! awesome skills you've got there Bash!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  19. woooh! awesome skills you've got there Bash!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  20. Amazing skills!

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  21. Wow, this looks super intense and really cool. I can't imagine peeling it off. I didn't realize that it would hurt! But the effect definitely looked like it was worth it!

    Sartorial Diner

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  22. I love your dedication, creativity and talent, it clearly shows and so does your uniqueness. This look is crazy in beyond a good way and unlike anything I've seen before! Nice one Bash!

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  23. Wow I am blown away by this Halloween makeup. I can't believe how real it looks, you are very talented.

    Dominique
    Only The Brave Blog
    www.onlythebraveblog.com

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  24. This is amazing! You're so talented i could never do this half as good as you have!

    Rebecca xo
    http://rxbxcca.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. Wowwww totally right to be proud of this dear, this looks simply amazing! Creepy indeed, but in an impressive way!
    XO IMKE | Pastellics

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  26. That's so creepy. I LOVE it! What a great job!
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  27. OMG this is incredible. You did such an amazing job.
    BEAUTETUDE

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  28. This is so creepy and well done, amazing work ! You are right to be proud of it =)

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion blog

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  29. This looks so cool! I am loving your Halloween looks at the moment :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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  30. Wow incredible makeup, you look fantastic!! So so spooky! <3

    I have a new post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:


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    x

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  31. OMG, freaking amazing, Bash! You should go to Hollywood instead to Paris, babe! ;D

    xoxo Ira
    JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

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  32. WOW. This is soo cool! Not gonna lie, I freaked out a little bit when I scrolled down to see the picture! It looks so realistic, and obviously super perfect for Halloween. If you had made a video, I would definitely watch it. Creative look! :) xx

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  33. Have a great evening, Bash! ;) What about your comment, you're right, I should to show my sweater, but on the other hand, there was too cold to take my coat off outside.

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  34. Wow did you really do this, it is amazing great job Bash.

    I have relaunched my blog check it out tell me what you think thank you.
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  35. Wow!!! You nailed it! What a great make-up <333

    Have a nice day!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  36. This is eerie but really stunning at the same time x

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  37. This is so creepy, and so realistic! Amazingly well done!
    WritingMonique

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  38. Omg this looks so scary! You've done a great job lady!

    Sarah x
    www.palmtreesandheels.com

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  39. amazing
    wanna learn it
    Lovely post & blog. Love to see you on my blog
    Keep in touch
    My blog new post is up

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  40. I am more than I little freaked out right now. This look is amazing though - I don't know how you do it!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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  41. Eeeek, okay, yes, it DOES look like an infection that’s eating you alive, and it IS very creative and creepy, especially teamed with you pretty face! It’s one of those things where I am horrified and mesmerised at the same time, I can’t look away. Jeez, I can’t believe it took five hours, but it was certainly worth it. Brilliant look, Bash, I love these posts, they’re so wicked!

    ♥.•*¨ Amanda Says ¨*•.♥

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  42. This is amazing work, you have every right to be proud!
    I'm too scared to look in too much detail, but you have such incredible talent

    What Raj Wants

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  43. Incredible look once again - always so impressed with your skills, lady!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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  44. you did an amazing job! were you able to open your mouth at all with it on? lol

    xx Sera | STARDUSTBOHEMIAN.COM

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  45. Hello Bash,

    wow, this is amazing and so scary! And your eye liner is definitely on point :)

    Cannot wait to read more from you!

    Have a nice day,
    Zuzana

    http://allquietonthedreamerfront.blogspot.com

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  46. This look is so AMAZING Bash!!! I can't believe you spent 5 hours creating the look~ #dedication
    btw. eyeliner on fleek! ^^
    xx Charmaine

    charrmyn || My Last Day Of High School

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  47. You are so beautiful Bash! These looks always look stunning on you, I love how much detail you put in, even though it takes five hours to complete! You should work on a film set *and* be the actress! :D xx

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

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  48. Five hours? You have good patience haha! It looks so great though. Your eye make up is amazing too! x http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

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  49. This is so cool babe.
    You did it for 5 hours.
    Ohhhmmyy that's a lot but it is worth it

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  50. So cool!
    xx Elisa
    www.francinesplacediy.blogspot.com
    ------- DIY & LIFESTYLE BOG -------

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  51. This is amazing Bash! xx
    alicelouisealk.com

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  52. This look is awesome! It is absolutely creative!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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  53. 5 hours??!! You have such amazing and amazing skills! This looks very eerie and yet is still hauntingly beautiful.

    Wildflower

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  54. I love the post! Have a nice day:)

    irenethayer.com

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  55. Okay so is it weird that with all this badass special-effects makeup you did, the first thing I noticed were you dope, perfectly-filled, brows? I was like, "Damn, that arch though..." haha.

    But seriously, this makeup is so bomb. I've always admired this kind of makeup skills, it's artistry & talent and just cool. Bravo, girl. You killed it.

    Z · HELLOZAUNI.COM

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