Prosthetic Character Designer

Makeup Department Head

Doug Morrow

Serving the movie industry since 1991, I'm  involved with almost every aspect of creative makeup. From beauty and character to puppets and prosthetics.

I credit my mentors for fueling this great passion and for teaching me the most important thing about movie makeup; learn to not only be a great character/prosthetic artist but to be a great beauty/straight makeup artist as well.

Character Illusions Inc. is a full-service makeup studio providing prosthetic character makeup creations, special makeup effects including blood effects, dummy heads and bodies.


Fangoria Chainsaw Awards - Best Make-up nomination CHANNEL ZERO CANDLE COVE

Canadian Screen Awards - Best Achievement in Make-Up nomination for feature film HYENA ROAD 

Canadian Screen Awards - Best Achievement in Make-Up nomination CBC JACK


President of IATSE Local 856 (2006 - 2018)

Two-Three Year Terms as Member At Large

Instructor University of Winnipeg Advanced Prosthetic Makeup Course (5 years)

Canadian-Screen Awards Nomination

Industry Training & Professional Development

1989 - Dick Smith Advanced Professional Makeup Course

1987 - Blanche Macdonald Institute - Makeup Level 1

Continual professional development in the latest prosthetics and makeup techniques.

Stan Winston School of Character Arts

What People Are Saying

super talented ...

"All of the makeup effects for the film "The Curse of Chucky" were handled by the super talented Doug Morrow of Winnipeg, Canada, seen here. In addition to the bleeding ax hits, knives to eyes, and the entire show (beauty makeup, corrective makeup, blood, sweat, and tears... literally). The guy does it all, and really really well."

Alterian Inc.

... genius

"There's a makeup artist in Winnipeg named Doug Morrow, and he's a genius. In a way, it was a matter of living up to his work. And it was strange, because I spent 16 hours a day, for a month, with someone else's face on. It's sort of a weird place to be, when you forget about it and then you look in the mirror and you have this other person looking back at you."

Rick Roberts

Bob Odenkirk Doug Morrow Tweet
Join Doug Morrow Newsletter

Doug Morrow has been in the movie industry for over 30 years!
(IMDB profile started in 1992)

For real-life tips and strategies, on how you can boost your career in movie makeup sign up here.

You'll get special prosthetic how-to tipsmakeup application tipsmovie news and more!