26 Jul '12, 6pm

I love the special effects makeup from this film: <3 soooo cool!

I love the special effects makeup from this film: <3 soooo cool!

Special effects makeup can transform actors and actresses into unrecognizable yet extremely believable characters in film. It’s amazing what a little paint and precision can do on the big screen, and since I love both movies and makeup, I thought I’d highlight one of my favorite looks that use special effects for today’s blog. In the opening sequence of The Mummy , Patricia Velasquez plays the Pharaoh’s mistress, Anck Su Namun. Her character is painted gold from head to toe with intricate black markings all over her body that give the effect of a scaly, chain-like costume. Very Egyptian! The effect of having her entire body shimmer on the camera is really cool, but incorporating her character's makeup into the story’s conflict makes it even better! As the story goes, the Pharaoh is the only person allowed to touch Anck Su Namun, so when he discovers her smeared black marki...

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