RJ Haddy, RadFX
Meet RJ Haddy, at Chicago Frights 2015. RJ will be available for autographs and photos with fans, but will also be teaching classes:
Quick & Easy Airbrush for Terror
3 Part Mask Making Workshop
RJ Haddy attended Capital High School in Charleston, WV, a Performance Art Magnet school. After graduating, RJ attended the Joe Blasco Makeup Artist Training Center in Hollywood, and immediately began working for Alterian Studios Inc. under effects artist Tony Gardner, where he worked on big budget box office movies Batman and Robin, There’s Something About Mary, and Contact. A brief stint at ADI during the filming of Bedazzled and 6th Day allowed him to return home to teach. For the last eight years, RJ has been teaching at Capital High School in the Department of Film, Television, and Multimedia Arts and Sciences, for which RJ created the curriculum.
When Face Off Season 1 premiered, RJ was living a content life as a teacher, but yearned to get back into the professional circuit. He used the reality TV show as a teaching tool in the classroom, and when the season ended he was pressured by his students to compete on the show. He submitted an audition packet, and to his surprise was called to LA for an audition/competition at the San Diego Comic Con 2011 Face Off Challenge to win the final spot on the show. RJ remained a top contender through Face Off Season 2 , and became one of the three Season 2 finalists. RJ didn’t win the competition, but he did win the hearts of the audience, and was invited to return to FaceOff in Season 5, pitted against new contestants. In a very controversial decision, RJ was the 6th artist to be eliminated.
RJ currently teaches and takes on occasional special effect projects for film or haunted attractions, but his favorite pastime is meeting with fans at horror and haunt conventions around the country. RJ will be signing autographs and posing with Chicago Frights attendees, as well as teaching classes at the conference.