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How a Special Effects Makeup Artist Makes a Living

How a Special Effects Makeup Artist Makes a Living

Mariko Lochridge — Odd Jobs

Photo by Mariko Lochridge

Photo by Mariko Lochridge

In our video series "Odd Jobs" we track down people following their passion and ask them what it's like to work in their industry, how they make a living, and advice they might have for getting into their field. 

Jose Davalos, aka Joo Skellington, is a self-taught special effects makeup artist, costume designer, and plastics sculptor from Mexico known for his breathtaking recreation of Disney characters. When he's not winning international makeup and costume competitions—he recently raked in three top awards at San Diego Comic-Con—Davalos teaches special effects makeup at a school in Mexico.  


"Odd Jobs" featuring Joo Skellington was filmed and edited by Mariko Lochridge with reporting provided by Anthony Mars.

Special thanks to : Frends BeautyCinema Makeup SchoolScare LA  

2017 San Diego Comic Con Masquerade footage provided by: http://youtube.com/yellowwproductions

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales footage provided by : Disney Pictures

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