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The on-screen monsters weren’t the only ones at Dead North this weekend.

Meaghan Richens/NNSL photo. Ashley Loomis’ face was painted by Heather Lapka.

Yellowknife-based makeup artist Veronica Speers, who recently worked on feature film Elijah and the Rock Creature, led a special effects workshop at Western Arctic Moving Pictures (WAMP) on Saturday.

Twenty people showed up to learn the good, the bad, and the ugly of special effects and many of them left with a new look.

Scroll through our photo gallery for a behind-the-scenes peek into the making of a monster.

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Meaghan Richens

Meaghan Richens is from Ottawa, Ont., and grew up in Perth. She moved to Yellowknife in May 2018 after completing her bachelor’s degree in journalism at Carleton University. She writes about politics,...

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