Elias Root Beadle, a minister during the 1800s, wrote, "Half the work that is done in this world is to make things appear what they are not." For all we know, he could have been talking about the costume and makeup departments of any feature film, whose job it is to make things appear how the director wants them. If you enjoy this kind of playful subterfuge, the following books should give you a head start.
Buchman, Herman. Stage Makeup. New York: Watson-Guptil Publications.
Corson, Richard. Stage Makeup, 9th Edition. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Frank, Vivien, and Deborah Jaffe. Making Masks. Laguna Hills,
CA: Walter Foster Publications. James, Thurston. The Prop Builder's Maskmaking Handbook.
Cincinnati, OH: F&W Publications. La Motte, Richard. Costume Design 101. Studio City, CA: Michael
Wiese Productions. Place, Stan Campbell. The Art and Science of Professional Makeup. Clifton Park, NY: Milady Publishing.
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