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SFX Battle Competition

Deadline: May 08, 2023 11:59 pm (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Date: May 26, 2023 6:00 pm - May 28, 2023 6:00 pm (EDT)

About the event

Raleigh's Horror Con - at the State Fairgrounds with celebrity guests, awesome shopping, and unique entertainment. Our fourth year celebrating all things horror! Friday May 26th 6-10pm (VIP and Weekend Passholders ONLY) Saturday May 27th 10am-6pm Sunday May 28th 11am-6pm
Carolina Fear Fest
Carolina Fear Fest
Carolina Fear Fest
Carolina Fear Fest

About the application

Prove you are the bloody best!  We'll be having two separate battles this year - SFX Battles will be judged by Emmy award winning SFX artists Starr and Dean Jones from The Original Hollywood Horror Show and Atlantic/Pacific Studios. Winner of each SFX Battle will receive prizes & swag, bragging rights, social shout outs on the official CFF channels, and more.


Application to be a contestant for the Carolina Fear Fest SFX Battle! Please see Terms and Conditions below for basic rules and scope of the contest.

Applications will be sent to our Jury to determine which applicants will go on to become our MUA Competitors!

Terms & Conditions

Rules and Scope of the Contest:


  • Battles on Saturday (Original Character) and Sunday (Grab Bag).  You can sign up for 1 or both of these contests.
  • MUAs and their models will need to be able to access the show floor on the day of their competition  Tickets to the convention are not included when approved to compete.
  • Contestants and their models should arrive 15 minutes prior to start for set up time and to check in. Each competition includes 45 minutes to complete your look.
  • MUAs need to provide their own model, makeup and supplies.  For the Grab Bag on Sunday, surprise materials will be provided that must be incorprated into the look.  MUAs should have varying supplies on hand for application of those surpise elements.
  • You may use costuming (not required as the focus is on the makeup) and it may be store bought.  Models can arrive already in costume to begin the competition.
  • Appliances (full or partial) are not required. If used, they should be made by the MUA, not purchased, and should not be pre-painted or applied in advance.
  • Wig and hair elements may be store bought, but not applied in advance. Judging will include looking at skill level in applying of any hair/fur elements.
  • Focus of the judges will be: Demonstrating technique and skill of applications, use of color and texture, and originality of design.
  • Prizes, certificates and/or awards will be announced at the event. Judging team includes NC -based, Emmy Award winning SFX Artists Starr and Dean Jones.

Questions on the application

User information

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email
  • Gender
  • Birthday
  • Address

Additional information

  • Upload reference photos of your work here.
  • Which contest would you like to compete in? (Please check all that apply)
SFX Battle Competition
SFX Battle Competition
Carolina Fear Fest - 2023
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