About

From Baltimore Maryland, Cris Alex had always had a passion for the arts. Perhaps this love for the general arts coupled with her attention to detail and unlimited imagination explains how she is able to bend the rules of traditional applications of makeup artistry to create a style and look of her own.

Following her education in the field, Cris moved to Los Angeles in 2008 to pursue her career in special makeup effects. Here, working for numerous FX shops she has added such projects as: Tron: Legacy, Amazing Spiderman 2, X-Men Days of Future Past, Sleepy Hollow (the TV series) and Excision to her credits. In addition, Cris was assistant to Celebrity Makeup Artist Maxi on the Alicia Keys music video “Tears Always Win” and was awarded RAWartist 2012 national title for “Makeup Artist of the Year”.

As she continues to intrigue and captivate her fans with her unique style, the work of Cris Alex will go on to grace numerous productions, publications and websites.

High Definition Makeup

Airbrush

Beauty / Corrective

Waterproof

Avant-Garde

Fashion

Character

Casualty / Gore

Prosthetic

FX Fabrication / Lab Tech

Hair Styling

Bald Cap

FX Tattoo / Cover Up

Body Paint

Wedding

Old Age

Film / TV

All That We Destroy

Directed by Chelsea Stardust

For Hulu’s “Into the Dark” Series

Hair and Makeup Department Head (Uncredited)

Credited as Key Hair

2019  •  IMDb

 

Virus of the Dead

Segment: “Preparation Meets Opportunity”

Directed by Mark Alan Miller

FX Makeup

2018  • 

 

Tales of Horror

Directed by Peter Dukes

  • Pilot

FX Makeup

2015  • 

 

The Sound of Magic

Directed by Christopher Broe & Basil Mironer
Key Makeup

2014  • 

 

Geeks

Directed by Al White

  • Pilot

Key Makeup

2014

 

Reunion

Directed by Shawn Cho
Key Makeup and FX

2014  • 

 

Little Reaper

Directed by Peter Dukes

FX Makeup

2013  • 

 

Deadly Revisions

Directed by Gregory Blair
FX Makeup

🏆  Official Selection New York City Indie Film Festival 2014

🏆  Official Selection Twisted Tails Film Festival 2014

2013  • 

 

Broken Glass

Directed by Daniel Chavez

2013  • 

 

Excision

Directed by Richard Bates Jr.
Prosthetics, body painting and FX lab work

🏆  Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2012

🏆  Official Selection Fantasia International Film Festival 2012

2012  • 

 

Still Screaming: The Ultimate Scary Movie Retrospective

Directed by Ryan Turek
On set makeup and slit throat

2011  • 

 

Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2

Directed by Rob Hall
On set makeup

2011  • 

 

Unearthed: The Hellraiser Saga

Documentary directed by Ryan Turek
Prosthetic application and makeup for Clive Barker Cenobite design

2011

 

Feast III: The Happy Finish

(Re-shoots) FX makeup, tattoo application

2009  • 

SPFX Lab Tech Work

Alien: Covenant

Life casting

2017  • 

 

Teen Wolf

Bitemares Inc

  • Codominance (Ep. 5.13)
  • The Sword and the Spirit (Ep. 5.14)
  • Lie Ability (Ep. 5.16)

Sculptor

2015  • 

 

Captain America: Civil War

IronHead Studios

Lab Tech

2016  • 

 

Sleepy Hollow

Studio 7

  • Blood Moon (Ep. 1.2)
  • For the Triumph of Evil (Ep. 1.3)
  • John Doe (Ep. 1.5)
  • The Sin Eater (Ep. 1.6)
  • Necromancer (Ep. 1.8)
  • Sanctuary (Ep. 1.9)
  • The Vessel (Ep. 1.11)
  • The Indispensable Man (Ep. 1.12)
  • Bad Blood (Ep. 1.13)
  • The Kindred (Ep. 2.2)
  • And the Abyss Gazes Back (Ep. 2.6)
  • Heartless (Ep. 2.8)
  • Mama (Ep. 2.9)
  • Kali Yagu (Ep. 2.14)

Lab Tech

2013-2015  • 

 

Eden

Lab Tech

2014  • 

 

X-Men: Days of Future Past

IronHead Studios

Lab Tech

2014  • 

 

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

IronHead Studios

Lab Tech

2014  • 

 

Jupiter Ascending

IronHead Studios

Lab Tech

2014  • 

 

Man of Steel

Frontline Designs

Seaming

2013  • 

 

After Earth

IronHead Studios

Lab Tech

2013  • 

 

LazyTown

IronHead Studios

Lab Tech

2012  • 

 

The Last of Us Video Game Promo Bust

Vincent Van Dyke Effects

Seaming

2012  •   

 

The Five-Year Engagement

Lab Tech

2012  • 

 

Grey’s Anatomy

  • Free Falling (Ep. 8.1)

Silicone Patching

2011  • 

 

Grimm

Almost Human Inc

  • Bears Will Be Bears (Ep. 1.2)

Seaming & Hair

2011  • 

 

Priest

W.M. Creations

Mold Maker

2011  • 

 

Tron: Legacy

Quantum Creation FX

Mold Maker / Seamer

2010  • 

 

The Crazies

Almost Human Inc.

Lab Tech

2010  • 

 

Desperate Housewives

W.M. Creations

  • If… (Ep. 6.11)

Seaming

2010  • 

 

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

W.M. Creations

  • Bloodsport (Ep. 10.5)

Lab Tech

2009  • 

Commercials

Little Women LA: Season 2 Promo

Assistant Makeup

2014  • 

 

Handle It Infomercial

Hair and Makeup

2014  • 

 

Thomson Holidays Presents Simon the Ogre

Vincent Van Dyke Effects

Foam patching & Seaming

2014  • 

 

MTV Canada Holiday Break Promo

FX Makeup and Camera Ready Makeup for Male Actors

2012  • 

 

Chobani Champions

The Character Shop

On Set Makeup / Lab Tech

2012

 

Verizon 4G LTE Alligator

The Character Shop

Lab Tech

2012  • 

 

TDC ‘Denmark’

W.M. Creations

Seaming

2009

Music Videos

Bad Cop

“Wish You Well”

2014  • 

 

Old Spice Music Video

“My Robot and Me”

2014  • 

 

Henry Krinkle

“Stay”

2014  • 

 

Action Bronson

“Easy Rider”

2014  • 

 

Alicia Keys

“Tears Always Win”

Makeup Assistant for showgirls/extras

2013  • 

 

Michelle Glavan

“Ghost Rap”

2013  • 

 

Ladies of Rap

“Food Foxes”

2013  • 

 

DJ Rap

2013

 

Bestial Mouths

“White Eyes”

2012  • 

 

Imperative Reaction

“Surface”

2011  • 

 

Wallpaper feat. Too $hort

“butt2butt”

2011  • 

 

This Can’t End Well

“I’ll Let You Watch”

2011  • 

Exhibitions

RAWards

The Belasco Theater, Los Angeles, CA

🏆  NATIONAL WINNER: 2012 RAW Makeup Artist of the Year

Jan 13, 2013

 

RAWards: Los Angeles

Key Club, West Hollywood, CA
Semi-Finalist

🏆  REGIONAL WINNER: 2012 RAW Makeup Artist of the Year – Los Angeles

Nov 11, 2012  • 

 

RAW: Los Angeles presents ACTIVATE

El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Live prosthetic and beauty models

Feb 29, 2012  • 

 

Clive Barker’s Imagining Man

Bert Green Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Prosthetic application, beauty and body paint

Nov 11 – Dec 24, 2009

YouTube / Shorts

The Coming Dawn Ministry

Directed by Mark Alan Miller

FX Makeup

2018  •    

 

Benny Got Shot

Directed by Malcolm Washington

FX Makeup

2017  • 

 

Slay Per View

Directed by Chelsea Stardust

FX Makeup

2017  •    

 

Marco Polo

Directed by Chelsea Stardust

Crypt TV

FX Makeup

2016  •   

 

Project Hope

Directed by Chelsea Stardust

Crypt TV

FX Makeup

2015  •    

 

Under the Bed

Directed by Chelsea Stardust

Crypt TV

FX Makeup

2015  •    

 

Nic Cage Joins The Gang (Grand Theft Smosh)

FX Nic Cage Makeup

2015  • 

 

Clevver Style Guide: Macy’s Prom

Key Makeup

2015  • 

 

Drakken

Directed by M.F. Wilson

FX Makeup

2014  •    

 

The Screaming Room

Directed by Glen Golightly

FX Makeup

2014  • 

 

The Sims 4 in Real Life

The Warped Zone

Key Makeup

2014  • 

 

30 Second Zombie Movie

Directed by Jeff Kongs and Stephen Cross

30 Films

2012  •    

 

The Playful Coach

Directed by Lorne Raimi
Key Makeup and FX

2012  • 

 

Stitched

Comicon 2011 short directed by Garth Ennis
Casualty makeup, prop and gag fabrication

2011  •    

 

Clive Barker Presents: The Sickness

Directed by Mark Alan Miller
Prosthetics, gunshot and blood gags

🏆  Awarded “Best Trailer” Shockfest 2011

2011  • 

 

Seven Saturdays: Terrified of Breaking Down

Directed by Chad Michael Ward

Key Makeup

2010  •    

 

Transition

Jenny Caloca & Alexandra Gibson

Prosthetic and body paint

2010

 

Road Kill: A Day in the Life of Henry David Road

Directed by Robert Bella

Prosthetic and tattoo application, gag and prop dressing

🏆  Official Selection Palm Springs International ShortFest 2009

2009  • 

Promotions

Rebel in Paradise

Jewelry line shoot

2012

 

Mila Fargo

Clothing line shoot

2012

 

Reversal Movie Poster

FX Makeup for Natassia Malthe

2010

 

Imperative Reaction

Promo shots

Photographer Chad Michael Ward

2010

 

Antiseptic Fashion

Clothing line shoot by Chad Michael Ward and Mary Taylor

2010

 

Zero Boutique

Online Catalogue shoot
Beauty Makeup for Krystal Crossbones

2009

Public Events

Monsterpalooza 2017

Pinhead 30th Anniversary Makeup collaboration with Clive Barker

Makeup demo at Premiere Products Inc. Booth

Pasadena, CA

April 9, 2017

 

Son of Monsterpalooza 2015

Kruos: The Crystal Creature

Makeup demo at Premiere Products Inc. Booth

Burbank, CA

Sept. 19, 2015

 

VidCon 2015

Makeup artist at Universal Studios Jem and the Holograms booth

Anaheim, CA

July 23-25, 2015

 

The Makeup Show LA

Makeup demo at the Premiere Products Inc booth

Los Angeles, CA

March 2, 2013

 

London Dungeon

Vengeance, UK’s first 5D laser ride
Key and FX for 3D video clips

London, England

2011

 

Knott’s Scary Farm Haunt

Prosthetic application, beauty and 2D effects

Buena Park, CA

2010 – 2011

 

Dimmu Borgir

Body paint for stage performers

Anaheim, CA

April 16, 2008

Publications / Interviews

  • Freque Magazine Volume #2
  • Unfolded Magazine Issue #13
  • Indies in Motion–Internet Radio Featuring Independent Rising Stars Jan 2013
  • FAULT Magazine Online Blog Jan 2013
  • Bella Morte Magazine Latex Edition
  • Bella Morte Magazine Burlesque Edition
  • Hustler’s Taboo May/June 2011
  • Chad Michael Ward’s STORYTELLER: NUDE
  • Giuseppina Magazine Issue #5
  • Art Center College of Design DOT Magazine #18
  • Coilhouse Magazine Issue #5
  • FIERCE Magazine Oct 2010
  • Sexy Riot #19
  • Giuseppina Magazine Issue #2
  • Urban Moto Magazine Issue #62
  • Urban Moto Magazine Issue #60