Rain Blanken


A freelance writer, makeup and costume designer, Rain creates costumes and make-up for special events and private commissions.

This site contains photos of recent work completed. Rain has been sewing, face painting and applying makeup for 10+ years. She has worked on everything from a pack of zombies covered in blood to wedding and bridesmaid dresses decked out in satin and organza.

She is currently the Guide to DIY Fashion at, instructing site visitors on clothing, costume and makeup effects.


  • Horror makeup
  • costume design and construction
  • face painting


  • Sewing various types of costume fabrics
  • fitting costumes
  • alterations. Liquid latex and water based makeup a