Heath Ledger’s performance as Joker in The Dark Knight is legendary. Thanks to deepfake technology, we can now see what his performance might have looked like had Heath not been wearing any makeup. GdaTyler VFX put together this video which used an AI trained on the actor’s uncovered face. It’s far from perfect, but it’s still fascinating to watch.
It’s common knowledge that Vecna is the Big Bad on Stranger Things 4. But if you haven’t watched it yet, don’t click play, or you’ll spoil an important plot point. But if you already know who Vecna is, watch and enjoy this actor’s transformation from human into beast, with occasional phone calls and sips of Starbucks along the way.
Esther Aular aka NEKI is an incredibly talented makeup artist, specializing in optical illusions. She creates her alter-egos with a mix of face paint and prosthetics. See if you can guess where her real eyes are hiding on each of the faces in this compilation video, and check out more of her surreal creations on TikTok.
Professional makeup artist Nura Adraos has filled her TikTok channel with amazing recreations of characters using her own face as her canvas. One of the most impressive shows up in this clip, in which she turns herself into Yoda. It’s awesome, but we’re not sure we’ll ever get used to Yoda’s Spanish dubbed voice.
Among performance artist Darrell Thorne’s bag of tricks is an illusion where he makes each half of his face with a different persona and uses a mirror to reflect the other half. His lip-synced performance of Billie Eilish’s track Therefore I Am features a split-personality where one half is a devil and the other is a bit more angelic.
In the words of Hannibal Chew in Blade Runner “I just do eyes.” As creator of visual effect contact lenses for movies and TV, that’s exactly what Eyeworks for Film does too. Insider shows us how they handmake these wild prosthetic lenses to help actors dramatically transform their look.
Between the white walkers, wights, and stone men of Old Valyria, Game of Thrones is filled with creepy creatures. In this great behind the scenes clip from HBO, meet the makeup and prosthetics artists who bring these characters to life, and add battle scars to others.
While the holidays usually conjure images of Santa and reindeer, makeup artist Mykie aka Glam & Gore has her sights set on something a little more disturbing. In this tutorial, she show us how to turn yourself into a demonic snow creature way creepier than any old Wampa.
Looking for the best Halloween costume this year? Look no further than Ellimacs SFX’s brilliantly creepy version of the super nasty creature from Stranger Things. If you’ve got the time and ambition, follow along with the video, and get to cutting out those hundreds of teeth.
Makeup artist Kandee Johnson shows off a look in which she transforms herself into a comic book character that’s half man and half woman. The freaky contact lenses help finish the look, but it’s Kandee’s talent that brings it all together. If you don’t believe us, watch this.