Incredible Hester Shaw cosplay with full face make up and prosthetics

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Full scar effects Hester Shaw cosplay

Check out this amazing Hester Shaw cosplay from Mortal Engines

Using movie quality prosthetics, a truly horrific version of Hester has been created.

What imagination by the make up artist, Anna Langham.

One wonders if Christian Rivers is prepared to be as bold as this effort with his movie production. We suspect the on screen Hester's scarring will be toned down from this amazing look!

Here's the description of Hester's face from the book:

"A terrible 23 scar ran down her face from forehead to jaw, making it look like a portrait that had been furiously crossed out. Her mouth was wrenched sideways in a permanent sneer, her nose was a smashed stump and her single eye stared at him out of the wreckage, as grey and chill as a winter sea."

Not a bad effort re-creating that eh?

The make up designer Anna Langham who achieved this work wrote of her design on Instagram:

"This entire look was sculpted by myself and covers from forehead to chin eyebrows are pieces weaved and stuck with Snappy G glue. The scar runs from forehead to jaw and therefore the nose, left eye and mouth had to be recreated. I absolutely LOVED Prosthetics @bathacademyofmediamakeup and it is something I wish to continue working in for a very long time.

 I painted the piece using light washes of silicone paint and illustrator palettes and worked hard and created a realistic and natural skin texture and colour which would match Tegan's neck and normal skin tone. "

full face make up hester shaw cosplay

Anna also noted that:

"My full face Prosthetic modelled by the wonderful Tegan. I worked for 2.5 weeks on this piece. It is inspired by my favourite book character #hestershaw from #mortalengines. I have been dreaming to design and create a look for her ever since the age of 7 and this is my hand crafted Hester scar."

We suspect Anna has a fine career as a make up artist ahead of her!

Here's some more Hester Shaw costume pictures.


  1. This is really bloody good. Even worse than I imagined!

  2. No way they can do this in the movie!

  3. It fits the description in the book, but IMO the scar itself is unnecessarily gross. You could follow the text with a well healed silver or pink scar without the barf factor.

  4. There is NO WAY the injury she suffered would leave scar that severe... The scar seems like it's caused by flaming-chainsaw or something...


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