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Where to find Halloween/FX Makeup

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I'm in the Zurich area and am trying to find special FX makeup for Halloween. Does anyone know where to find it? I'm looking for things like liquid latex, third degree silicone wax/scar wax, blood gel, fake blood and creme paints. I'd like to buy the more professional stuff if at all possible (Mehron, Aqua). I've looked on amazon.co.uk and found some things, but shipping is so expensive!

Thank you for any help
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Re: Where to find Halloween/FX Makeup

Halloween isn't a holiday here and not celebrated like it is in the US. You will find some stuff in local stores and you could try a hobby shop to see if they have any make-up special effects items, but don't expect a big selection.
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Re: Where to find Halloween/FX Makeup

There is a great costume shop that has all that kind of thing. I THINK it is Atop, it seem so be in the location I remember visiting.

http://www.atop.ch/
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Halloween isn't a holiday here and not celebrated like it is in the US. You will find some stuff in local stores and you could try a hobby shop to see if they have any make-up special effects items, but don't expect a big selection.
I would say it's catching up fast, though. The bigger Coops and Migros have got costumes, make up, masks and other accessories, along with lots of Halloween-themed foods for parties and/or trick or treating.

Franz Carl Weber is also a possibility for lots of Halloween stuff.

Having said that, I utterly hate it, but being a mum I have to endure the door to door sugar-fest of shenanigans every year.
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Re: Where to find Halloween/FX Makeup

Only because you refuse to stand up and say no. Not my cup of tea either, I hate that it's being imported into the UK and Switzerland. At least I don't have any kids and thankfully it hasn't caught on in my village yet.
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Only because you refuse to stand up and say no.
Nope, it's a measured choice-cum-compromise. I don't organise anything but will help with "grown up" stuff if absolutely necessary.
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Only because you refuse to stand up and say no. Not my cup of tea either, I hate that it's being imported into the UK and Switzerland. At least I don't have any kids and thankfully it hasn't caught on in my village yet.

As if the British never roamed the world bringing their own traditions in tow...
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Having said that, I utterly hate it, but being a mum I have to endure the door to door sugar-fest of shenanigans every year.
Some nondescript evening in Autumn 2009, as a beyond tired and half feverish Helm decides to retire to bed early, someone rings on the door.

I look in the spy hole. Someone wearing what seems like a black ski mask is on the door.

Red-alert mode sets in. I grab the phone. I wait.

A few seconds later, which felt like hours, I ask myself: "why would a robber ring on the door?"

Head throbbing with the raging headache I look again into the spy hole and see what seems to be a home-made ninja outfit going down the stairs.

When the following year the upstairs kids came treat or tricking and caught me unawares again, I made a real impression of hell witch, minus the cat. No child has come bothering ever since.



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