Nicole Chilelli (Winner)
Expertise: Creatures, Sculpting, Design
Occupation: Special Effects Artist /Makeup Artist at (Mac) Cosmetics
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Residence: Sacramento, CA
Inspired by her mother's love and support, Nicole has always been an artist. Having loved Halloween since she was a small child, she decided to take a course in effects makeup and was hooked. Nicole is fascinated by nature and finds inspiration in its smallest details like the spines on the back of a leaf or similar aspects that people may take for granted. This is seen through an aesthetic that is uniquely her own. More than anything she enjoys creating new engaging creatures and making her artistic vision come to life.
You can follow Nicole on Twitter. @nicole_chilelli