Makeup FX Artist/Sculptor
|Bluesil™ products used in the pieces above:
V-1065, V-1068 and RTV-4410
Casey Wong is a native Californian. A self-taught artist who wanted to make monsters since the age of four years old, Casey has been a professional special makeup fx artist for over 10 years for film, television and theme parks. He wanted to become a makeup artist after seeing Universal Studios 1931 production of Frankenstein & Universal’s 1957 biopic production of “Man of a Thousand Faces”. Casey’s earliest inspirations were those involved in the art of makeup, utilized by Lon Chaney Sr., Jack Pierce, Dick Smith and Rick Baker… Monster Maker! As his aspirations in the field of makeup effects and the history of his beloved horror genre/ industry grew, Casey soon found mentors who urged and helped propel him to follow his dreams of becoming a monster maker.
These men, in the fields of film history, special makeup effects and mask making took the art of making monsters to a whole other level. They were Forrest J Ackerman (Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine), Verne Langdon (Co-owner of Don Post Studios) and the Godfather of modern makeup effects, Dick Smith (Godfather, Exorcist, Little Big Man).
Casey’s heart has always belonged to the past. It’s no wonder then that his personal work reflects that of the very same. When he is in between studio work, Casey creates high end tableaus of filmland’s most famous monsters. These life-size figures stand within the very set pieces they inhabited on film. His personal favorite display that he created being a tribute to his mentor Forry Ackerman, in which he garnered the very first “Beast-in-Show” award at Eliot Brodsky’s Monsterpalooza convention in 2010. Casey was also awarded the Henry Alverez Rondo award for Artistic Design in 2013 for his collective full size figure work, bettering the “monster-kid” community.
“To make really great art pieces, whether they be beautiful or grotesque, you need really great product. I have been a big fan of Bluestar Silicones, and their ever growing line of molding and casting materials, that enhance my artwork in the best way. I’m always eager to start a new project knowing that Elkem Silicones will have a hand in helping me create new and exciting art! Very appreciative to this company that has helped put my monsters on the map and make my dreams a reality.”
– Casey Wong
His credits include:
→ Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
→ 300 Rise of an Empire
→ The Lone Ranger
Work for Theme park enterprises:
→ Universal Studios,