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Dick Smith’s Do-It-Yourself Monster Makeup

I’ve been looking for some really good books and resources for DIY Halloween monster makeup and all the signs seem to be pointing towards Dick Smith’s Do-It-Yourself Monster Make-Up Handbook – “Originally printed in 1965 and offered through Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine, The Dick Smith Do-It-Yourself Monster Make-Up Handbook remains one of the best resources for beginning make-up artists. Using easy-to-find materials and less complicated techniques, Smith gives step-by-step instructions on how to create 14 unique and popular monsters. The Fifth Printing offers an introduction by Rick Baker and updated techniques.”

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Artist bakes edible bread ‘body parts’

Ok, this one goes perfectly with all the weird Halloween cakes and edible scary stuff… Body parts made from bread – “Along with edible human heads crafted from dough, chocolate, raisins and cashews, Kittiwat makes human arms, feet, and chicken and pig parts. He uses anatomy books and his vivid memories of visiting a forensics museum to create the human parts. “When people see the bread, they don’t want to eat it. But when they taste it, it’s just normal bread,” he said. “The lesson is ‘don’t judge just by outer appearances.”

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Street-legal Red Victor One does 0 to 60 in one second

Sometimes we feel its not nearly often enough we get to write about “normal” gas-eating cars cars here on Engadget. It’s even more rare that we get to write about a car of this caliber. Meet the Red Victor One, the pride and joy of automatic transmission specialist and car buff Andy Frost. This 45-year-old Briton has spent what he estimates to be £100,000 ($187,000) souping up this 1971 Vauxhall Victor to include a 2200bhp 9.3 liter V8 engine. What does that mean? This street-legal (we repeat, street-legal) ride can go zero to 60mph in one second, or can travel 1/4 miles in 7.8 seconds. It even comes with a really sweet racecar-style interior and seatbelts. Our words really can’t do it justice, so just zoom on over to the YouTube vid already.

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