Friday, January 21, 2011

Wicked Makeup

 Once upon a time little frog said "it ain't easy being green."  I suppose that is totally true.  If you've seen wicked, You'd sort of feel for the character Elphaba.  Recently I read a story from a High School guy that said it really was all the good witches fault.  He said, If you think about it, the person on the scene after the twister was the good witch.  Then she takes the wicked witch of the West rightful inheritance right of East's feet and puts them on Dorothy making her a target for the rest of the movie, taking the attention off of herself.  I never thought of it that way.  It certainly made me more sympathetic to West.  And of course angry and Glenda for how she treated Dorthy.  And in the end Glenda got it all.  Hmmmmm.

That isn't what I really want to talk about though People.  I want to talk about the power of makeup.  A makeup artist can take a normal looking person and put green stage grease makup from Mehron or Krylon, and poof you have a witch.  It's amazing.  The costumers come along and put some witchy wardrobe on, and the look is complete.  When you look in the mirror at your own face daily you just don't think there is anything you can do.  I encourage you to choose an actor, Johnny Depp is a good suggestion, and surf the web looking at photos of all the rolls he has been in and how many looks have been achieved on his face.  Then just find a normal paparazzi shot of him being himself.  Nothing extraordinary really.  Just another human like you.  Then open your mind and thing of all the things you can do on a more scaled down level to yourself.  I'm not suggesting you go out as a witch everyday.... not unless you want to. LOL

Below you will find a couple of amazing videos.  I hope that you enjoy them.

After Alexia Khadime left the roll of Elphaba in Wicked, Idina Menzel took the part.  The following video is of Idina singing Defying Gravity for the London Royal Variety Show Performance.

Have a Happy day,


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