“Winter is typically the off-season for makeup and special effects artist Ruby Ann Muro. Then she came across a 100 Days of Makeup project that a former student had created for her Instagram account. Intrigued, Muro decided to create her own 100 Days way as a challenge herself and showcase her work.” C. Mautner — Pennlive.com
Excerpt: “…Watch as local artist undergoes spectacular transformations. By Chris Mautner, Pennlive.com
“So for the past few months, every day, Muro has been posting a new identity of sorts on her Instagram and Flickr accounts. Some days she’s a gruesome tooth fairy or voodoo doll. She’s also been Wonder Woman, Freddie Krueger and a Party Leopard.
These elaborate transformations are second nature for Muro, who has served as a makeup consultant, costumer and even monster maker for various Halloween-themed attractions, including Field of Screams. and the annual Terror Behind the Walls attraction at the Eastern State Penitentiary.
I remember when I was around Day 30 I was like, ‘This is impossible. What did I get myself into?’ she said. Now that she’s past the halfway point, however, the project doesn’t seem that insurmountable.
How long a particular image takes Muro to complete depends. ‘I’ve had some looks that can take 30 minutes and some that took 10 hours from concept, research to completion,’ she said.
In addition to designing and applying the makeup, Muro also does all the hairstyling, wig work, costuming and prop making for the photos. Her fiance, PennLive photographer Sean Simmers, shoots the final result.”
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