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Cut Above Student owns Halloween

Cut Above Student owns Halloween

Cut Above student Jayme Moses has organised a beauty pageant like no other. In conjunction with the Mayfair Café who run a horror maze on Halloween, this year will see the launch of the first Breathless but Beautiful Zombie Pageant held in New Plymouth.

“The zombie contestants will vie for the crown in three categories: Walker (Catwalk), Brain Eater (Interview), and Apocalypse (Talent). We will have three special guest judges scrutinise the zombies with the view to awarding a 1st, 2nd and 3rd placing. With the success of this event I am hoping to make it an annual event.”

Jayme has had an eye for alternative trends since she was a teenager. Originally from New Plymouth, Jayme moved up to Auckland with her daughter so that she could study fashion makeup. It was after completing a course at Samala Robinson Academy (SRA) that she realised where her true passion lay.

“I enjoy more of the creative side of makeup rather than the beauty. I like being able to see something progress and fully transform someone. Once leaving SRA I knew that I wanted to go further with special effects makeup (SFX) and since then have been looking forward to enrolling at Cut Above.”

Jayme has big plans for her career in SFX. In 2013, before enrolling at Cut Above, Jayme moved back to New Plymouth to freelance and build her portfolio in all areas of makeup. In a few years’ time she sees herself back in New Plymouth with her own workshop that allows for some of the bigger jobs. She would also like to be mobile with her work, both in New Zealand and overseas.

Jaymes_gory_work“The Cut Above SFX Diploma programme has been really good so far. I have learnt a fair bit up in the workshop and my class and tutors are awesome.”

With a successful freelancing operation under her belt (Lady Alyse Makeup Artistry) and qualifications to boot, Jayme is in the best position to offer advice to any potential students interested in entering the SFX industry.

“If you are really serious about a career in SFX then there is no better way to learn than from someone who has already gone through the struggles of being a special effects artist. They know what they are talking about!”

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