Well, a client of Symone from Pole Paradise Studios was hiring her for a performance at the ‘2 and a bit’ Birthday Party for HK’s Beijing Club. He saw the peacock feather glitter I did on her and liked it so much I was hired to create her costume. We went for purple again as its Symone’s fave colour. It looks green here as the cosmetic adhesive dries clear (ie invisible – difficult to see what I had done last time) so I added some body paint to tint it this time.
This has the advantage of making removing the glue easier too, later on! Again we used cosmetically-glued-on prosthetic breast covers from Yolanda (met her in NZ & at the Shangai BodypainF festival) at http://www.bodyfx.co.nz . I love them – the ladies say they are comfy; they cover well, won’t fall off and the range of designs add to any artwork – plus they are easy to paint over and far less naff than those plaster-nipple-cover things. We went for roses this time.
I did shades-of-purple swirls and then fine holographic gold roses twining around them.
Symone has a lot of real tattoos so on her back I tried to incorporate them into the design – the round yellow globe and purple squiggle (repeated on her arm by me) is actually the club name & logo on chinese. I did that as I KNOW from experience promoters will always ruin any bodypaint, in China/ HK, by slapping big logo-stickers on your model!
I painted Symone in the afternoon; she taught classes all evening and went on to perform and the glitter tattoo, of course, was still perfect. Eugene Lau took these great shots of her performing through the night: