I have dressed up in something different for 43 years, and this year I decided to do something out of the ordinary, at least for me. I wanted to have a witchy woman costume.

The way I created this effect was with hot water mixed in with unflavored jello. You can also add food coloring if you wish. You have to spread this stuff pretty quickly, because it dries pretty fast. If it does dry out, put it in the microwave for a few seconds to make it soft again.

To make it textured, you can use a stippling sponge right before it dries. I let it dry, then did the makeup, with Cinema Secrets green, grey, and white, with black shading around the nose, chin, and eyes.

To make the old lady wrinkle effect, I brushed some liquid latex where the “crows feet” around the eyes are, then stretched the skin back until the area was dry. It helps to have a blow dryer handy that has a low cool setting to dry the jello mix and the liquid latex after you get it on your face. I bought the creepy contacts, which I think, are a great addition.

Black out a couple of teeth, add a wig, hat dress and broom, and you are frightfully ready to go! Happy Halloween!