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Time to face your nightmares.
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Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
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  • Deviant for 13 years
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My Bio
Welcome to Placebo FX Makeup - Horror, gore, and character special effects cinema makeup work, with an underpinning dedication to service.


Placebo FX Makeup is run by and consists solely of myself, Steph Koza.
I've been in the field for nearly six years now, and continue to love every minute of it.
With a specialty in horror and gore, I have done work in everything from aliens to fairies.
I've enjoyed doing custom makeup work for movies ranging from indie to full budget, and ranging from basic wounds to full non-human characters.
I also have a passion for scaring people half to death. As a result, I've been working in haunted houses as an actress since I was about quite young and have more recently been doing makeup for one of the top haunted houses in the state.

Now, I hope you enjoy taking a look through the various pieces of my work that are available in the photo galleries above. This is my passion, and I enjoy allowing people to take a walk through my, admittedly somewhat strange, mind.



I currently reside in a suburb of Los Angeles, CA, and actively commute to sites all over the LA basin and beyond.

Favourite Visual Artist
Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger, Jordu Schell
Favourite Movies
Sweeney Todd, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Dead Man's Bones, Rammstein, Aesthetic Perfection
Favourite Writers
Tosca Lee
Favourite Games
Bioshock 1 & 2 & Infinite, TF2, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Penumbra
Tools of the Trade
da makeups
First time on in ages. Whoa. dA really went down the toilet huh? What is this crap?
Apparently I've been on deviantART for 12 years, and I genuinely didn't believe that at first, and now I'm just sitting here having an existential crisis lol

Hopefully a final solution for my illness

Hopefully a final solution for my illness

So a little bit has happened since my last update, not too terribly much though. The medication I had been on helped a little bit. It gave me more good days than I would normally have, but the days in between still sucked. So when I ran out of samples, my doctor at the time decided to just try a different med, since it's nearly impossible to get insurance to cover the other stuff anyway, and he wasn't willing to fight it. Second medication, a standard beta blocker, made me feel like crap. I gained weight rapidly (about 5 pounds in 3 weeks), was bloated, significantly more fatigued, and my eyes always hurt. So I weaned off of that as soon as

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I check into your account every now and then. I hope you're doing well and enjoy creative processes!

I have an idea  for you to make. The new Pennywise. What would a bite wound  looked like if he bit or took a chuck out?
Your makeup has left me absolutely speechless, it truly does look real!!!
I'm really touched by the intelligence that lives inside your head! You are amazing! Keep it up!
Thumbs Up!
Awesome amazing work!
You have amazing artistic talent... Very impressive.... keep it up..
have you walked out in public wearing this stuff ? may get a laugh on youtube.