MAKEUP & EFFECTS LABORATORIES, INC. began in a small 1,000 foot and modestly equipped warehouse with only a handful of clients. Opening for business to little fanfare in 1978.

Over the ensuing years MEL has evolved into one of Hollywood's premiere makeup and effects laboratories. The enterprise growing into a busy 18,000 square foot facility equipped with machine shop, wood shop, vacu-forming machinery, spray booth, costuming shop, latex and urethane rooms, and an outdoor fiberglassing shed with the creative ability to handle even the most imaginative of visions including makeup effects, animatronics, props, costumes, special effects and more.



Hollywood's Longest Running Special Effects Makeup Studio

MEL takes pride in working with some of the finest craftspersons in the entertainment industry, and in having provided special effects elements to countless notable Film, Television, Commercial, Video, Theatrical, Theme Park, Museum, Live Entertainment and Special Event projects since its humble beginnings.



Makeup & Effects Laboratory is the perfect facility for any project large or small. Shop rental space starts at $400.00 per week. For a complete listing of rental rates, and all that is included, please download our Rental Rate Sheet.

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