1 In one scene of my Halloween special, professional makeup artist, Kristofer Buckle, demonstrates his tricks of the trade to achieve some ghastly Halloween looks.
2 On Voodoo Woman, Kristin St. Clair, Kristofer applied varying shades of brown and black eyeshadow and an eyeliner pencil. She also wore special contact lenses and feathery eyelashes.
3 Using special tooth makeup found at party supply stores, Kristofer stained and blackened out Kristen's teeth. Photo Credit: David M. Russell
4 Kristofer also blacked out some of Figgy's teeth and used the same black and brown eyeshadow to create an 'experiment gone wrong' look.
5 Kristofer applied a layer of latex on expert haunt and design consultant Leonard Pickel's face, creating wrinkles, open wounds, and blood stains.
6 I was having a very good time with all of this!
7 Aaron worked on some finishing details and spattered the plastic sheeted walls of the Hallway of Horrors with fake blood.
8 He used a staple gun to secure crinkled black paper for our cave.
9 Really fun glow-in-the dark paint is part of the Martha Stewart Crafts line at Michael's.
10 That glow-in-the-dark paint was sprayed on the black paper walls and illuminated with a black light—instant cave!
11 My hair stylist, Anthony Sorensen, brought Chuck, his adorable Boston terrier.
12 Costume designer, Tilly Grimes, created Kristin's Voodoo Woman's horrifying costume.
13 Quiet on the set!
14 Anthony adjusts the Voodoo Woman's wig.
15 My wardrobe stylist - Jackie Noble, with Kristofer and Anthony
16 One of Leonard Pickel's scenes required a truckload of compost.
17 Leonard, the haunt expert, got busy and created a cemetery plot for himself.
18 Anduin installed the headstone.
19 And now to bury Leonard!
20 A piece of burlap was draped over Leonard's head before he was covered over, keeping the compost out of his eyes and mouth, and protecting his zombie makeup.
21 While he was buried, Leonard breathed through a hidden length of rubber hose.
22 And action!
23 The zombie emerging from the grave
25 TV chef, Sarah Mastracco, demoed food and beverage.
26 Blood Red Tomato Soup - roasted tomato soup with sour cream spirals
27 Mummy Fingers - minny hot dogs wrapped in dough 'bandages' served with mustard
28 Dinosaur Skin - crispy baked kale
29 Slugs With Maggots - shrimp in a black bean sauce, dyed with squid ink and topped with sesame seed.
30 Blood Orange Cocktail - made with blood orange juice and blood orange liqueur
31 Some of my special guests
32 The first few brave souls entering the Hallway of Horrors...
33 They seem to have survived!
34 My property director, Mike Fiore and his children
35 More brave the Hallway of Horrors.
36 The right accessories can transform a boy into a cowboy!
37 This owl costume was made with overlapping pieces of felt.
38 Anna Muslimova is a body and face paint artist with a background in fine art.
39 Her paints
40 She transformed this girl into a fantastical cat in mere minutes!
41 The kids had no problem amusing themselves before the party!
42 It was finally time for me to get into costume.
43 My moth wing eyelashes are made from downloaded clip art and pheasant feathers glued to false eyelashes.
44 Kristofer also transformed actor, Justin Long into a teen werewolf.
45 Don't we look great?
46 The party begins.
47 The lit tiki torches on the walkway add such ambiance!
48 We filmed Justin emerging from the woods as a werewolf.
49 He really got into character!
50 Justin hid behind a sign to scare the children.
51 The kids were all eager to visit my Haunted House.
52 But first, Leonard shocked them by popping out of his grave!
53 Justin and I had such fun with the kids.
54 Anna painted more faces. Aren't the colors wonderful? Photo: David M. Russell
55 The children played games. Photo: David M. Russell
56 Tim Murton's Twilight Zoo looked amazing lit up at dusk.
57 Mr. Skeleton
58 The evil witch
59 This giant skull looked especially ghastly!
60 The 'feather' detailing really stood out illuminated.
61 One of Michael Natiello's scarecrows.
62 And another
63 All thirteen looked amazing.
64 A glowing jack-o-lantern
66 And another
67 There were even Halloween silhouettes on the windows!