Sweet Spooks: “Plagued Doctor” SFX Makeupย 

I have had the strangest bit of luck as of late. ๐Ÿ˜ณ 

First my knee gets smashed, and tonight I stepped outside for a few minutes only to have my foot stung by a very hateful bee! 

A bee! ๐Ÿ 

The only stinging creature I go out of my way to protect! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

It was my first bee sting! I’ve been stung by wasps but this was new. Suffice it to say, my left foot is swollen and my right knee is still healing. ๐Ÿ˜”

On the upside! I was able to do a new makeup inspired by the swollen little welt on top of my foot. โ˜บ๏ธ

I imagine being a plague Doctor has its disadvantages… ๐Ÿ’€

Catching the plague for one.โ˜บ๏ธ

This was a complete mess to put together and it really looked pretty gross by the end. I wish the wax had behaved better as I would have been able to paint the buboes a deeper black and feathered it out more. 

I used actual black slime for the drippy bits you see and for the black drippy bits on the mask. I made the mask myself with a blank plague Doctor mask from the craft store, some safety pins, and liquid latex as glue. โ˜บ๏ธ

End result was good, and had I used more wax to make more blisters, I’m sure this would have been ultra disgusting! โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’€

Overall, only an hour of work and super simple to throw together. โ˜บ๏ธ

So, what do you think? Gross? Effective? I do love your comments. ๐Ÿ’œ also, I’m currently trying to come up with new ideas for makeup. I’m all ears if you’d like to tell me about what spooks you… โ˜บ๏ธ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’œ





  1. Both gross and effective, I would say. If your knee swelled up badly, you need to have it checked by a doctor. If you are at risk of allergic reactions, this can be very serious.

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    • Thank you, John! โ˜บ๏ธ๐ŸŽƒ I’m glad you liked it!
      Well, my knee isn’t swollen, it’s just sore on the in step side where I messed it up two weeks ago and the knee cap hurts a little too. It’s much better! Just need that one side to hurry and heal!
      My foot was stung and I’m happy to report it’s much better today! Just a little puffy. โ˜บ๏ธ


  2. So. Cool. I’m…a little bit obsessed with plague doctors. And, weirdly, the paintings I do of them are some of my best sellers. LOVE your mask, it’s ultra creepy!

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    • Oh! I LOVE that, Emily! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ’œ Plague Doctors are such creepy historical figures. Those iconic masks are up there with how chilling medieval torture masks and devices are! Love it! โ˜บ๏ธ๐ŸŽƒ


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