B&FC students get into the Halloween spirit

Published on 16/11/2016 by ahet

Students at Blackpool and The Fylde College have this week been coming up with some ghoulish Halloween-inspired designs across a range of curriculum areas.

Bakers, make-up artists and costumiers have been letting their imaginations run wild ahead of the annual celebrations on Monday 31 October.

Level 3 Professional Bakery students showed off their skills with the scalpel and palette knife by creating seasonal cakes, including a severed arm clutching a beating heart and a black gothic tower with sparkling skull topper.

Mary Graham, who designed the two-tier cake, said:  “As part of our course we have to learn certain skills and this week we have been using the techniques we have learnt to fit into the theme of Halloween.”

Meanwhile, Level 3 Media Make Up students created scary Halloween looks using latex, silicone, stage blood and advanced application techniques. They used accessories including false nails to represent teeth and cotton buds for exposed bones.

The fearsome looks were completed using blending techniques to make them look true to life – much to the consternation of staff and student colleagues around the College come lunchtime.

Level 3 Fashion students created a Halloween inspired ‘Morticia Addams’ dress from scratch using jersey fabric, a measuring tape, tailors chalk, scissors and a sewing machine.

They also made a fun spider headband by wrapping LED lights around a decorative spider attached to a plastic hairband.

Go to Facebook.com/blackpoolfyldecollege to see videos of students creating the looks.