By Stacey Leasca
October 19, 2019
Courtesy of Airbnb

If you’re the type of person who likes to go all out with your costume for Halloween every year, and deeply enjoy scaring the neighborhood children with your look, then this Airbnb Experience is for you.

Visitors to Amsterdam can spend a day alongside Louke, the creative mastermind behind the effects class now offered via Airbnb Experience, to learn how they too can look ridiculously scary.

As for the host’s personal love of special effects, Louke wrote in her bio, “It was nurtured by my parents and grandparents.” She added, “I love series and films that have special effects in them, like Hocus Pocus but also Harry Potter or Santa Clarita Diet. I love not only the blood and gore but also the scales and horns in fantasy stories. I have studied how these effects are made and have mastered the techniques. I love to share my skills with people and show them how they too can quickly create the most amazing effects and wow their friends and family.”

To kick off the creative class, Louke invites guests to join her for a drink in her workshop. There, she’ll offer a small talk about special effects, and look into the possibilities for each student during the class.

Next, she’ll go over the materials as well as the desired finished effect including a wound, wart, or scar.

“I’ll show and tell, and then coach you through making them from scratch,” she wrote. “You can take your creation home, of course. My goal is to share my TV and movie effects passion with you and give you tips and tricks on how to create a stunning special effect.”

Taking one look at the guest reviews and their photos it’s no surprise this workshop is an Airbnb Experience favorite.

“Amazing experience for all fans of gore/horror/medical interests,” one guest wrote. “I highly recommend Louke’s intimate 1:1 workshop if you wanna try something out of the ordinary with your kids. She was so kind and informative and generous and my son had a very memorable experience here.”

“It was an extremely fun experience with Louke. She is a very friendly and talented lady with great stories to listen to,” another guest added. “Not only is she talented in her artwork but also teaching the art of prosthetic. We took pictures with her special wig and piggy noses. Just remembering it makes me want to laugh. I strongly recommend her workshop for everyone.”

So, go ahead, head to the Netherlands, get prepared, and become the scariest house on the block this Halloween and every Halloween after.

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