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‘Archive 81’ Makeup Artist Etzel Ecleston Talks How She Nailed That ’90s Style [Exclusive]

‘Archive 81’ Makeup Artist Etzel Ecleston Talks How She Nailed That ’90s Style [Exclusive]

Netflix’s spooky series Archive 81 is the perfect mix of cosmic horror, terrifying cults, and demonic gods. The series stars Mamoudou Athie as archivist Dan Turner and Dina Shahibi as Melody Pendras, the missing woman at the center of a mysterious fire at a New York City apartment complex, The Visser. 

The show’s makeup and costume design are subtle enough not to bombard audiences with stereotypical looks from the ’90s. Instead, it allows viewers to slowly realize that the story doesn’t occur today. Etzel Ecleston and Marianne Skiba are the masters behind the makeup looks behind Archive 81. Ecleston sat down with Showbiz Cheat Sheet to give more insight into how she came up with the makeup looks for the characters.