Dick Smith’s Do-It-Yourself Monster Makeup

Dick Smith’s Do-It-Yourself Monster Makeup

I’ve been looking for some really good books and resources for DIY Halloween monster makeup and all the signs seem to be pointing towards Dick Smith’s Do-It-Yourself Monster Make-Up Handbook“Originally printed in 1965 and offered through Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine, The Dick Smith Do-It-Yourself Monster Make-Up Handbook remains one of the best resources for beginning make-up artists. Using easy-to-find materials and less complicated techniques, Smith gives step-by-step instructions on how to create 14 unique and popular monsters. The Fifth Printing offers an introduction by Rick Baker and updated techniques.”Aboyd has it for $13.20 & Google search.


  • Makeup monster made using this book – Link.
  • The Dick Smith type of film – Link.


  • MAKE Halloween projects – Link.
  • MAKE Halloween archives – Link.

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