STRANGER THINGS Makeup Designer Barrie Gower Gives VANITY FAIR A Detailed Process Of Bringing Vecna To Life

From K-Y Jelly to finger extensions, Gower talks us through creating an iconic new villain.

By Angel Melanson · @HorrorGirlProbs · June 27, 2022, 2:26 PM EDT
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KY Jelly and a lubed-up, slimy Vecna. Check out this cool Vanity Fair interview with Stranger Things makeup designer and visual effects artist Barrie Gower as he gives a detailed breakdown of bringing Vecna to life for Season 4. No particular reason other than we just think Barrie is awesome and the process of creating an iconic villain is fascinating. No other reason at all.

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The Fango team is a huge fan of Barrie! The Vanity Fair interview includes behind-the-scenes photos and videos, along with footage of Jamie Campbell Bower testing out appliances and those iconic Vecna finger extensions. Watching Bower transform fully from Jamie to Vecna while casually sitting in the makeup chair, (including that gravelly Vecna voice that will be haunting our nightmares for all eternity) is a spectacle to behold as Barrie builds the monster before our very eyes. Check out the full interview below, and if you missed it, go read our two-part interview with Barrie right here.