Horrifying Halloween Makeup: DIY Scarred Face with Flayed Human Skin Mask
As if skinning a human wasn't sick enough on its own, there's people out there that take it a step further by wearing it. The most notable example would be Ed Gein, the inspiration for such horrific characters as Leatherface, Buffalo Bill, and Bloody Face, but the practice has been around for some time, and not necessarily paraphiliac in nature.
For example, priests of Mesoamerican god Xipe Totec wore the skins of sacrificed human victims for weeks during the "Flaying of Men" festival, which symbolized the new "skin" (i.e vegetation) that covered the Earth during springtime.
But that isn't quite as scary as someone who cuts people's skin off and wears it for pleasure, like many evildoers in Hollywood horror movies, and the womanizing narcissist Pavi Largo in Repo! The Genetic Opera, a horribly disfigured man who wears the faces of beautiful dead women.
Whether you're a guy or gal, this costume, which depicts the flayed human skin of a lady's beautiful face atop a deeply scarred mug, is sure to make people's skin crawl on Halloween.
For as scary as this looks, it doesn't seem quite as scary a task when it comes to the makeup, which includes liquid latex, scar wax, spirit gum, fake blood, creme and powder eyeshadow, foundation, concealer, and... staples.
Watch her full video tutorial above for details.