Guy uses mind-melting makeup skills to transform into ‘Game of Thrones’ characters

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We have nothing but admiration for fandom makeup artists. The cartoon-style Silver Surfer guy has to be seen to be believed, and someone even brought the Simpsons characters to life. But alongside cartoons and fantasy cosplay, there’s something eerily impressive about transforming yourself into another human being.

Filipino actor and makeup aficionado Paolo Ballesteros does just that. He’s able to disguise himself as the main characters from Game of Thrones, painting his face to resemble characters like Margaery Tyrell and Cersei Lannister.

Ballesteros is a master of makeup techniques, known for creating pitch-perfect impersonations of celebrities. Last year, he actually attended Tokyo Film Festival in disguise as Angelina Jolie.

This settles it: contouring makeup is basically magic.

H/T to Elle

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor