Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween Costume I: Pinup Skeleton

I titled this Halloween costume number 1 because this is my favorite holiday and I cannot do just one costume.  I'm actually doing three different costumes this year. This one I did last Friday for a Halloween art show.  I call it Pinup Skeleton.

Step 1: Pin curl hair in standing pin curls rolled down.
Step 2: Use awesome new (old) hair dryer to set curls for about 20 min.

The makeup I used for this look includes, white Ben Nye foundation mixed with Makeup Forever
HD foundation. Sephora primer, Makeup Forever black eyeliner, black grease paint,
black eyeshadow, and to set it, Makeup Forever HD powder.

I started by using the primer to smooth out the skin and then I mixed the white foundation with
my everyday foundation. I wanted it to be light, not white.  I then used the white foundation
to highlight all of the areas the stick out, i.e. cheekbones, forehead, chin, bones on chest.

I then penciled in using the eyeliner pencil the areas that would be painted black and sketched
out the mouth.  I did one side of the face at a time.

After highlighting and sketching, I filled in the solid black areas, eyes, nose, jaw, under jaw, and
temples.  I used a skeleton image for reference and also my natural contours to help guide
where the shapes should go.  I then used a brush to blend areas like the temples.

Finally, I used a liquid eyeliner pencil to tighten up the teeth and used the same makeup, but
less heavy to create the chest area.  I set the white areas with the translucent powder and the black
areas with black eyeshadow.  I let down my curls.

This is the final product.  I used my hair rat to create the bumper bangs and added a fascinator
I bought in New Orleans as a hair accessory.

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