“Game of Thrones” is still months away but one guy is still riding the show’s popularity. Filipino celebrity Paolo Ballesteros has gotten quite the attention after transforming into many of the show’s popular characters.
So move over Arya Stark, there’s a new Faceless Man in town and he can swap faces better than Jaqen H’ghar. So who is this man of many faces? Let’s find out.
According to TIME, Paolo Ballesteros is a Filipino make-up artist and actor and a host of a local noontime variety show. He made a name for himself internationally with the make-up transformations he shares with his 1.7 million followers on Instagram.
Her transformation of Westerosi characters has garnered widespread attention, including from the actors who play them. His transformations from a clean cut man to Arya Stark, Cersei Lannister, and even the Mother of Dragons are incredible, to say the least.
And the best part? he accomplished these transformations with nothing but good old fashion make-up and wigs. His abilities have even given him the opportunity to showcase his work with his character on the noontime show Eat Bulaga!
Ballesteros revealed his transformation process to Mashable. According to him, it all starts with Googling pictures of the characters with different lighting and angles.
This allows him to study their facial structures and contours. He then scans his big pile of wigs and if he doesn’t have the same color, he orders one from Amazon.
After cutting the wigs to the desired style, he then sketches his face with an eyebrow pencil. Next, he moves to copying the other facial features of the characters such as the eyes, cheeks, and nose.
According to Ballesteros, the lips are the easiest part of the process as most of them have similar lips. He then finishes the transformation with highlights and contours and you almost can’t tell the difference.
See his more of his amazing transformations below.
A photo posted by Paolo Ballesteros (@pochoy_29) on May 22, 2016 at 10:22am PDT