Passionate about prosthetics? Mad about media makeup? Curious about creatures?

This epic day of learning, shopping and networking is for you! Demos, talks and advice from top film industry professionals, beautiful body art, extraordinary exhibits and shopping with leading specialist retailers.


Get discounts for groups of 10+ students, teaching aids for follow-up work and entry to our new Tutors’ Forum. We’re family-friendly with free entry for under 12s.

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Past events have sold out so be sure to get your tickets early!

For The Prosthetics Event 2019, the venue will be changing to the award-winning Ricoh Arena in Coventry! With over 1.6 million visitors per year, we’re very excited to be joining them.

Whats on?

Back-to-back education sessions on the Main Stage and Education Stage, demos, retail stands, the Monster Mash Exhibition, Application Station, Body Art Zone, Prize Draw and Portfolio Surgery! Please follow the announcements on our Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with this years 5th anniversary event!!
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Inhabiting its own space within The Prosthetics Event beside Hall 3, The Monster Mash is a gathering place for fans and aficionados of monsters and makeup FX in films, television, concept design, mask making, collectables, fine art and much more!
It celebrates work from a diverse range of artists from award-winners to industry aspirers and everyone in between.
The Application Station Competition in Hall 3 showcases the work of 10 exciting up-and-coming artists who apply full-scale prosthetic makeups in their own dedicated area, and compete for Best Newcomer and Best Overall Makeup prizes.
Check back throughout the day to see their progress and ask them about their techniques and materials of choice.
The Education Stage in Hall 4 seats 150 people and is our platform for professional techniques, tricks and tips, and intimate, focussed discussions with industry artists. This stage gets very busy, so please arrive early to ensure you get a seat!
Sponsored by the University of Bolton SVFX
The stage in the 600-seater lecture theatre features a back-to-back education schedule of demos, discussions and seminars. This is where we make the Prize Draws and close the event with the Body Art Catwalk.
The demonstrations on this stage are very popular and seats are on a first-come-first-served basis, so please get there early for the talk you want to see!
The Body Art Zone in Hall 3 brings colour and a sense of carnival to the event, and this year it\'s competitive! The artists will paint all day and incorporate prosthetics into their work. Their incredible creations will be shown on the Main Stage in the Body Art Catwalk at around 4.45pm before the winner is announced.
Check back throughout the day to watch these large-scale, intricate works develop.
Applications open from October 1st - 31st, for a surgery to gain expert advice from a senior industry professional.
Are you a student or artist trying to break into the industry? If so, Portfolio Surgery is for you! Your chance to have a one-to-one chat with an experienced industry professional about portfolio presentation and job-seeking.

Monster Mash

Application Station

Education Stage

Main Stage

Body Art Zone

Portfolio Surgery

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These are just a few of the senior industry professionals who will be involved in demonstrations, seminars, discussions and one-to-one advice all day, please visit the Educators page for the full line-up!

Anthony Davies

Anthony is part of the Millennium FX team, working closely with Neill Gorton in Cornwall where he sculpts and moulds character prosthetics, and helps develop products for Neill’s Materials and MFX Warehouse. He shares his knowledge teaching bespoke Gorton Studio courses and writing tutorials for Prosthetics Magazine, as well as demoing at other events such as Monsterpalooza and IMATS. Just a few of Anthony’s film and TV credits include the upcoming ‘Devil’, ‘The Outpost’, ‘Boys from County Hell’, ‘Krypton’, ‘Peaky Blinders’, ‘Worzel Gummidge’, Johnny Depp starrer ‘Minamata’, ‘All is True’, ‘Victor Frankenstein’, ‘Red Dwarf’ XI and XII, ‘Urban Myths’ and ‘Doctor Who’. He will be demoing on the Gorton Studio stand and answering your technical questions as he works!

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Neill Gorton

Neill holds multiple awards and co-directs industry-leading company Millennium FX. His career started in 1987 on ‘Waxwork’, since which he’s worked constantly – 2019 film projects include ‘Minamata’ starring Johnny Depp and Bill Nighy and on TV, BBC1’s remake of Worzel Gummidge starring Mackenzie Crook. He continually adds to his hundreds of TV credits with shows such as ‘Peaky Blinders’ and ‘Doctor Who’ and publishes Prosthetics Magazine, which goes from strength to strength and maintains his ethos of promoting continual learning.

Photo by Leon Csernohlavek.

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Clinton Aiden Smith

Clinton is a trailblazer in developing prosthetics in his native South Africa, and globally in the field of hybrid practical/digital prosthetics. He started the first prosthetics studio in South Africa that employed crew full-time in 2008: Cosmesis Studio began servicing the local industry and has now done 365 projects internationally. Clinton has worked with artists and companies across the world, allowing him to be part of a bigger, global community. He also provides training and helps schools form curricula to serve our field in South Africa. He is now working to create a digital, cohesive workshop space where artists can collaborate on a different platform without the boundaries of travel. He is a SAFTA GOLD winner (South African award) and BAFTA nominee. Personally significant projects include ‘The Dark Tower’, ‘Mad Max :Fury Road’, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1’, ‘World War Z’, ‘Resident Evil: Final Chapter’, ‘Dredd’, ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’, ‘The Girl’, ‘The Last Face’ and ‘The Last House on the Left’.


Chloe Muton-Phillips

Chloe is an in-demand prosthetic makeup and hair specialist and spent the last four years as Rory McCann’s personal prosthetic makeup artist on ‘Game of Thrones’. She has worked in film and television for the past 11 years after graduating from London College of Fashion and began her career on ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ alongside Nick Dudman. Since then her credits include: ‘The Revenant’, ‘Dark Shadows’, ‘Thor’, ‘Warhorse’, ‘Star Wars’, ‘Rocketman’, ‘1917’ and ‘Game of Thrones’. Chloe will be a member of the ‘Glue like a Girl’ panel presented by PAM: look out for schedules near the event to find out where and when to see it!

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Don Lanning

Don Lanning is one of the industry’s best-known sculptors. His credits include the smash hit ‘Lost in Space’ remake, ‘Star Trek Beyond’, ‘Into the Woods’. ‘Batman vs. Superman’, ‘Oblivion’, ‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’, ‘The Avengers’, ‘Dark Shadows’, ‘Battleship’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides’, ‘Green Lantern’, ‘H2: Halloween 2’, ‘Quarantine’, ‘Star Trek’, ‘Superman Returns’, ‘Silent Hill’, ‘Fantastic Four’, ‘‘Blade 3’, ‘Alien vs. Predator’ and ‘Hellboy’. Check our stage schedules neat the event to find out where to see Don.


Kate Benton

Kate has been nominated for Emmy, BAFTA and RTS awards eight times and is known for working fast to produce major transformations. She switches easily between the pace of film (‘Hugo’, ‘Clash of the Titans’, ‘Love Actually’) and fast-change television comedy or period drama. Recently she was makeup designer on hit BBC/Netflix series ‘The Last Kingdom’. Kate will be heading up the ‘Glue Like a Girl’ panel, celebrating the wealth of talent among 13 of the industry’s prolific female artists; check our schedules near the event for time and location.


Event Reviews

Brilliant day out, learnt loads, ready for next year!
As a beginner I did not know what to expect but I found the day invaluable! I will certainly be there next year.
If you are interested in any special effects makeup or prosthetics then this is your Mecca. Lots of information and ways to make connections with those in the industry.
The best event ever. My favourite, it is worth to go for anyone that likes makeup and prosthetics!!! And so educational.
An amazing event, extremely well organised. Exploding with Creativity. Really friendly and welcoming staff. Highly recommended
A wide range of fantastic artists, very educational demonstrations/talks and overall just so inspiring. Can't wait for the next one
What is particularly good is the feeling of open sharing about knowledge that runs through the event, we ask so many question to the professionals...every time we get so much support and knowledge.
Such an amazing event! Loved every second of it and learnt so much!! Will come next year!! Thanks Neill Gorton and to your amazing team.
So much knowledge of the industry imparted with both wisdom and wit. A must-see for makeup/makeup FX artists serious about entering the industry - or those who simply enjoy the craft.
Best day of the year! So much learning and amazing people to talk to


Hall 3 is a haven for shopping, learning and networking with some amazing event deals to be snapped up! Featured are some of the leading suppliers of materials and products, prosthetics artists demonstrating their techniques, education providers and a whole host of enthusiasts to talk to! Please click the logo to find out more about our Exhibitors!

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