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The work of a makeup artist can involve something as simple as making a performer look their best before the camera to completely transforming their appearance through use of prosthetic attachments. The earliest examples of theatrical makeup date back to the Middle Ages when makeup effects were used to represent God, angels, and devils. Today makeup designs may include complicated animatronic wings, detailed rubber masks, and radio-controlled mechanical creatures. Effects may be created using rubber, plastic, fiberglass, latex paints, radio-control units from model airplanes, and steel cables.
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