We have a confession to make: Those deadly White Walkers from “Game of Thrones” are really starting to grow on us. We know, we know, George R.R. Martin surely wouldn’t approve of our newfound fascination of what is surely meant to be the most reviled character on the show, but it’s hard NOT to love them—they just look so dang cool!
Because we are pretty certain that our White Walker phase won’t end anytime soon, we’ve come up with the brilliant idea of being our very favorite one for Halloween, the absolute scariest of them all—drumroll, please—the Night King!
Ok, we may not have the cutest outfit at the party, but it WILL be the most talked about…
So, instead of buying a bald cap, slathering on some cheap makeup, and hoping for the best, we have decided to get the real scoop from someone who knows something about special effects makeup.
We searched far and wide for the perfect tutorial until we eventually landed on one from a lesser-known social media rising star by the name of Sarah Lamarlene. This French beauty has quite a few impressive cosplay displays under her belt, but the one that has gotten her the most attention is actually her most recent—her spot-on depiction of the Night King.
Although her video only clocks in at a little over 2 minutes, the entire process took her about 6 hours in the makeup chair to complete, not including the clay molding that she had to prepare for the character’s horns several days prior to shooting the video.
We’ve gotta say that the finished product is absolutely breathtaking, but we think we like watching the transformation process even more. It’s absolutely hypnotic!
The hopes and dreams of this budding makeup artist
You wouldn’t believe it, but Lamarlene is actually not a professional makeup artist and, according to her, she has received absolutely zero formal training. But, despite her lack of education, the artistic gal says that her interest in the field has pushed her to explore the discipline more deeply.
“I love the transformation process, it just fascinates me,” Lamarlene explains. “I am amazed at how colors, lights and shadows can turn someone, anyone, into a totally different person.”
This self-taught talent has just started making YouTube videos regularly in the past year, and believe it or not, has very little presence online at the moment, though we are sure that is sure to change.
We think it’s clear as day that this talented amateur makeup artist will go on to achieve her dreams. You go, girl!
Now that you know a bit about the woman behind this mind-boggling cosplay, it’s time for you to watch the step-by-step process in her video below. Does anyone have 6 hours to spare?!
We’d love to hear your thoughts on Lamarlene’s flawless Night King tribute. Have you ever attempted a similar makeup job before? If so, how did you go about it? Who are you going to be for Halloween this year?