This week’s New Celebrity is unlike any other influencer we have had in the past. Her talent, skills, and heart for horror have skyrocketed @AgnisGore’s Instagram and TikTok following. Since she started on May 29, 2020, Angie Good has built a community of 245.9K followers and continues to grow! The Special FX makeup artist started her journey when her video lip-syncing “Maniac” by Conan Gray amassed over 9.3 Million views. Since then, @AngisGore has created many looks that have garnered tons of attention. Unfortunately, TikTok seems to have an issue with the gorey content and has banned the SFX artist 3 times without reason. Keep reading to find out more about Angie, how she creates her ghastly looks for social media, and what is next for @AgnisGore!
After taking a look at her Instagram, it’s pretty hard to believe that Angie Good is a completely self-taught SFX makeup artist. At first glance, one can only assume that she has worked on the best horror sets in Hollywood, but to all’s dismay, Angie is an embalmer by day. She has been able to transfer a few skills she has learned from her time in mortuary school, like working with wax (one of the main components of all her gorey looks), to SFX makeup. Angie revealed to New Celebrity that she still references Youtube for instruction and technique. When she wants to learn something new, Youtube is the best place to turn. She is currently using the video platform to practice working with prosthetics. Angie makes a lot of her own masks and teeth, using a combination of latex, wax, gelatin, and blood. A few of her most recognizable looks were made using products we all have at home! @AgnisGore warns beginner-SFX artists to always be careful while using their store-bought products. Always read the label and follow the instructions. “Just because it looks cool, you have to be safe”, recalling a few stained shirts and tummy-aches. Angie is a creative at heart and gets inspiration from looks she sees online, she loves to take ideas and apply them to her own work. @AgnisGore even turns to art to see how she could add a three-dimensional element and apply it to her face. When she is not getting inspired by her Explore page, creepy characters on TV, or her mutual followers, she is coming up with her looks from the creativity in her mind!
Angie has made it a goal to create 2-3 looks per week. By posting consistently, she has seen a steady spike in her followers. She noticed that when she participated in the 31 Days of Halloween, recreating 31 looks brought her a majority of the audience she has now. However, it was no easy task. A look can take up to 2 hours to create, but up to 4 hours to film transitions, videos, and take pictures for social media. This can become tiring and exhausting for content creators. The way Angie avoids this is by taking breaks, she understands that it is important to always post, so on days that she doesn’t have a new look, she reposts an older look. “I don’t ever want to create anything out of guilt of not posting because I don’t think it would turn out as good.” Along with reposting an older look, she will try to keep her engagement up by posting stories her followers can interact with. She plays around with the poll and slide bar features offered on Instagram as a fun way to keep her fans engaged. Angie avoids setting herself up on a schedule and only creates when she is excited to do it. “I want to create what I feel inspired to make”. It can become extremely frustrating when @AgnisGore spends hours creating a look and TikTok flags the content.
On three separate occasions, TikTok has decided to restrict @AgnisGore’s ability to post due to “violating Community Guidelines”. Although she sets up “Fake Blood/Scary Makeup” warnings in her captions, the platform continues to place its own Sensitive Content Warnings (blurring the creator’s content) or bans the creator for days at a time. Angie admits that the first time she was banned, she took it pretty rough. She began to feel as though her content wasn’t good enough, so she tried to appease TikTok. Even when she tried making “TikTok appropriate” content, she was still banned. She realized that no matter what she did, she would still receive a Sensitive Content Warning, so the best thing to do was to create content that made her happy. The major problem with Sensitive Content Warnings is that they do not show who the creator is or the type of content the person will see. This can become an issue, but Angie has not seen a declination in views due to the warning. She figures that when people are presented with warnings not to watch her video, most will say “I’m going to watch it, you’re not going to scare me.”
As she continues to build her brand on TikTok, she also has plans to start her Youtube channel. Angie understands how valuable a learning tool Youtube can be. However, there are not many SFX horror and gore tutorials out there. Many tutorials can become difficult and expensive, so she would like to create easy-to-follow looks for aspiring SFX makeup artists. She’d like to use this to showcase more of her personality and harvest the connection she has with her audience. @AgnisGore will only continue to grow as Angie participates in contests like BlumHouse productions, and collaborations with amazing artists. @AgnisGore has been working with many talented artists on series like the Disney Princesses, the Easter Bunny, and so many more. Don’t forget to check out @AgnisGore on TikTok and Instagram to see the nightmare-inducing looks to come.
In less than a year, Angie Good has built a community of 245.9K followers on TikTok and 10.3K on Instagram. Her creepy looks have amassed over 2.5M likes. This only came from hard work, dedication, and tons of wax! The SFX makeup artist is here to let her followers know that not everyone is going to like you, and that’s okay. “Be you, be unique, don’t care what other people say or think about you.” Even if TikTok bans you three times without a good reason, keep putting out the content you enjoy! New Celebrity is excited to see what is next for @AgnisGore as she continues to grow her platform.