Two creative worlds collided at the Halloween Hair Show showcase hosted by the Cosmetology Club on Oct. 29.
With the energetic acting of models, fantasy and horror characters created by the cosmetology club came to life at the campus center.
The showcase featured three categories, fantasy, horror and fantasy/horror hair and make up, all created by Citrus College cosmetology students.
Although some models out-acted others, the creatures and characters produced were extremely detailed and intricate.
Some of the highlights of the fantasy category included a trio that called themselves “Star Wars,” made up of Kristen Clausen as Luke Skywalker, Shella Walker as Princess Lea as a prisoner and Rachael Near as Queen Amidala of Naboo. Clausen, Walker and Near were all the hair and makeup stylists for each other.
The three were detailed cosplays of the actual Star Wars characters down to a Yoda backpack, a plastic glowing light saber, prisoner outfit and queen headdress.
A clever but subtle costume duo took the stage as “Jokerz Grinn” and “Gnarly Quinn” modeled by Grant McComb and AJ Meredith. Tiahna Baird, designed both characters’ hair and make up.
Their makeup featured gore and torn skin around the mouth and eyes, made effective with a white suit, and a baseball bat and pig tails as detail and props.
One of the most ‘horrific’ costumes displayed was a Silent Hill Nurse, complete with syringe, bloody outfit and menacing limp.
A somber ‘Circus Freak’ modeled by Veronica Perez took the stage in simple attire but with a piercing white-eyed stare.
Make up for ‘Circus Freak’ was created by Stephanie Stewart with hair styled by Luz Ramirez.
Perez’s blank eyes and slow march left a lasting creepy tingle as she left the runway.
The most detailed costume and character of the night was the dead “Maria Antoinette,” from the Fantasy/Horror category created by Natalia Pryannik and modeled by Dana Francescon.
With gore and wounds surrounding her eyes and a masquerade mask to hide it, she carried a bust of her own head in a birdcage down the runway.
With a beautiful gown reflective of the time period and messy piled hairstyle laced with beads she was one the most creative characters of the night.