Went down to London to visit the Delamar Academy Open House today. Kind of a long story but basically, I've always been kind of interested in the way they can make-up someone into aliens and monsters in shows. So a few weeks ago I was cruising around the net reading about the latex foam they use to do this and found this great site called Monster Makers. Essentially, it's a shop that will provide you with everything you need to do it yourself; the same stuff they use in Hollywood. But it seems trickier than reading a book and following instructions so I said to myself, "self, wouldn't it be cool to go on a monster making course". So I started looking and lo and behold, I found the Delamar Academy Make-up School. They have a week long workshop on how to make casualties (burns, cuts, stabs, bruises, etc). They will also have a two week workshop on prosthetics which teaches you how to use that foam latex. In fact, in one year you can get trained to be a professional make-up artist! Now there's an interesting alternative career! I think it would be a riot to do something like this just for fun and then dress the kids next Halloween! I very tempted by the casuality workshop. So I went to the open house to check it out and see the portfolio's of the students. Yep, looks fun.