The inaugural Haunted Screams Expo took place on Sept. 21-22, 2019 in Hampton, Virginia, featuring special guests including Tyler Mane, as well as Q&As, costume contests both days, and the makeup effects contest on Saturday, which saw area artists creating monstrous creatures live at the event.
The competing makeup effects artists had three hours to do their best work in front of a live audience at the horror convention. The artists were Jasmine Manley with model Hannah Boyce, Reghan Meadows with model Robyn Lemoine, Robert Kyle with model Kyle Johns, and Tammy Boyd, who applied her makeup skills on herself.
The 2019 first place winner is Jasmine Manley with her horrifying bloody nurse.
The judges of the makeup effects contest included Tyler Mane (Halloween 2007, Halloween II 2009, X-Men), Tom Proctor (Guardians of the Galaxy, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers), Jonathan Tiersten (Sleepaway Camp), Monique Dupree (House of Harcore), and cosplayer Fatima.
The Haunted Screams Expo is hosted by Laitram Tsol, an original horror character who moderates the events.
The 2nd Annual Haunted Screams Expo takes place on September 19-20, 2020 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia.
You can watch highlights from the 2019 makeup effects contest in the video below, and then scroll down to view our exclusive photo gallery.
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