little monsters growing up...sniff sniff –
I can understand how rewarding that is, the beginning of this year we opened a completely new haunt and had fistfulls of newbies to train. I was so proud walking through at the end of the season and seeing how much they had dedicated themselves to their newfound passion. From beginning to think up and create their own costumes, to doing their own makeup each night, to rearranging scares for a better impact they all grew tremendously through out the season.
I remember thinking at the beginning of the season how much work i was going to be doing each night from running our costume room getting them in makeup and putting them in their places. By the end of the second weekend they were dabbeling in latex and skin tite and learning prosthetics and were no trouble at all once it came to getting in costume.
It was awesome to work in scenes with new actors every night and have them grill me over and over again on methods of scaring, how to pick targets and asking my opinion of their acting and how they can make it better. By the end of the season i would get to the haunt around 2 or three hours early to get in costume and work on makeup and there would already be scads of them there starting makeup and getting ready.
It was gratifying and made me really happy to be a haunter.
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