We're big fans of Sandra Holmbom's work. The Swedish makeup artist can do blood and gore with the best of them, but it's her uncanny turns of visual trickery that really set her apart. And when the two combine? Well, that's when you get masterpieces like this. (Fair warning: this is some pretty graphic costume gore.)

Holmbom's gruesomely literal take on the masquerade-ball face mask is disgusting, and it is fantastic:

Remember: When attending a masquerade ball, the most intriguing face you can wear is your own.

See more of Holmbom's incredible work on her website.

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