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Edmonton Oilers makeup artist reveals how team was transformed for Halloween party

WATCH ABOVE: The Edmonton Oilers had their annual Halloween party on Sunday night, and several players and their partners went all out with their costumes.

The Edmonton Oilers went trick-or-treating a little early at the hockey team’s annual Halloween party Sunday night.

Oilers Captain Connor McDavid followed up last year’s Donald Trump costume with another famous American dad: Homer Simpson.

Edmonon Oilers captain Connor McDavid’s girlfriend, Lauren Kyle, shared a photo of the couple as Marge and Homer Simpson on Instagram.
Edmonon Oilers captain Connor McDavid’s girlfriend, Lauren Kyle, shared a photo of the couple as Marge and Homer Simpson on Instagram. Lauren Kyle/Instagram

McDavid’s girlfriend, Lauren Kyle, shared a photo of the couple as Marge and Homer Simpson on Instagram.

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“Ahh, whatever, it’s just a light-hearted costume,” McDavid said. “[There’s] nothing more to it.”

McDavid had a similar response last year after he faced criticism for dressing up like the U.S.’ controversial commander-in-chief. 

READ MORE: Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid named NHL star of the week

Connor McDavid and girlfriend Lauren Kyle as Homer and Marge Simpson
Connor McDavid and girlfriend Lauren Kyle as Homer and Marge Simpson Karissa Makowecki

Edmonton makeup artist Karissa Makowecki was behind McDavid’s transformation.

“Connor was great to work with,” she said, “considering my first job on his character was making him bald.

“He has true hockey hair going on right now so that made it a little more fun trying to slick it back enough to make sure he looked truly bald,” Makowecki said. “His girlfriend Lauren was excited to see him without hair, I think.”

Oiler Connor McDavid ditches the flow for Halloween as Homer Simpson.
Oiler Connor McDavid ditches the flow for Halloween as Homer Simpson. COURTESY: Brittaney Maschmeyer/ B Maine videography
Edmonton makeup artist Karissa Makowecki helping Connor McDavid become Homer Simpson.
Edmonton makeup artist Karissa Makowecki helping Connor McDavid become Homer Simpson. COURTESY: Brittaney Maschmeyer/ B Maine videography
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Oilers defenceman Matt Benning also went as the beer-bellied cartoon character.

The annual Oilers Halloween party saw two Homer Simpsons in attendance: Connor McDavid and Matt Benning.
The annual Oilers Halloween party saw two Homer Simpsons in attendance: Connor McDavid and Matt Benning. @laurenkyle1

The Oilers will be on the road on Oct. 31, so an early party was slipped into the schedule.

Oilers forward Milan Lucic said he was impressed with the team’s Halloween performance.

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“To be honest, in my 12 years [in the NHL] and 12 Halloween parties that I have been a part of, it was by far the best — overall from all 22 guys that were there — costume efforts that I have ever seen,” he said. “It just shows that the guys are excited to be around each other, the guys are looking forward to having an opportunity to do something like that.

“I am glad everyone stepped up their game and came up with a great costume.”

Lucic went as the Night King from the TV series Game of Thrones. His wife Brittany went as his queen.

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“Mine was actually a glued-on mask piece — it wasn’t a full mask,” Lucic said. “It was a proper movie quality thing that I had one. It turned out real well.”

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Makowecki also worked on the Lucics. She called the couple “Halloween troopers.”

“Milan’s makeup was made up of a foam latex prosthetic,” she said. “I had pre-painted the piece prior to the application so it would be significantly less of a sitting time for him.

“The entire process, including painting, took about three to four hours,” Makowecki added. “The prosthetics aren’t the most comfortable thing in the world to wear, so any less time he had to have it on was a bonus!

“Britt’s face was molded out of latex and Kleenex, believe it or not.”

Makowecki’s final clients for the day were Oilers goalie Cam Talbot and his wife Kelly. The couple was torn between going as skeletons or Beetlejuice, so they combined the two ideas.

View photos of the Edmonton Oilers’ 2018 Halloween party below:

Milan Lucic is the night King from Game of Thrones.
Milan Lucic is the night King from Game of Thrones. CREDIT: Twitter/@27MilanLucic
Darnell Nurse as Michael Jackson.
Darnell Nurse as Michael Jackson. CREDIT: Instagram/@drtwofive
Oilers goalie Cam Talbot as Beetlejuice for the team's 2018 Halloween party.
Oilers goalie Cam Talbot as Beetlejuice for the team's 2018 Halloween party. CREDIT: Instagram/@keltalbot33
The Edmonton Oilers sporting less copper and blue and more makeup for Halloween.
The Edmonton Oilers sporting less copper and blue and more makeup for Halloween. CREDIT: Facebook/Edmonton Oilers
The Oilers' Zack Kassian traded the ice for the ring as a boxer.
The Oilers' Zack Kassian traded the ice for the ring as a boxer. CREDIT: Instagram/@cassandrakassian

“It’s awesome for the fans to be able to see this side of the guys,” Makowecki  said. “Edmonton has a very large fan base so it’s really amazing that the boys are willing to go the extra mile on their days off.”

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If you are feeling inspired to go as Homer Simpson this Halloween, Makowecki says you need one thing.

“Just run over to Michael’s (craft store) and purchase the Snazaroo paint,” she said. “All you have to do is add some water and you’re ready to paint!”

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Makowecki will soon be sharing videos of the entire Oilers roster’s Halloween transformation.

You can follow her on Instagram.

Watch below: Some videos from Global News’ recent coverage of the Edmonton Oilers.

 

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