So the makeup shown below is what I have so far for Houdini. What do you guys think? I wanted to stay true to his original facial conturing, while adding that 'phantom' type look. Also, are there any suggestions you guys have for Houdini's costume? I was thinking a tux with tails, but I dunno....
I'd go a little bit lighter on the cheek bone/eye color. Thin the cheek bone out a bit as well to give the look of a thinner face, almost like he's dead and starting to thin out. For the eyes, I think the shape is good, just a lighter color maybe? Keep it lifelike. Looking really good so far, much better than anything I could ever do. For the costume. I like the idea of a tux with tails, but make sure it isn't a newer one. Maybe try some local thrift stores for an older one to use?
Houdini had a pretty full face (almost square in fact) so why contour?
I wouldn't go with a tux but more a period suit like in the pic above. You could go in a straight jacket or if you're daring you could go in chains & half naked like he used to do in some of his escape tricks.
RCIAG, the reason I contoured is because the version of Houdini I'm using is dead. He's a spirit and he's supposed to have thinned out and lost the fat in his face. The makeup tutorial I did (I'm uploading it to YouTube pretty soon) has changed the look drastically. If you'd like, I can send you the link to the tutorial.