Oh I LOVE getting to do the more imaginative stuff, especially to go with people’s outfits so the whole costume is completed! Tis the busiest season of my year – Bewilderwood and kids events/ parties most days, and clubs/ private party bookings in the evenings!
First up we have Di of Frozen Photography who wanted a scary dead doll. When asked if cute scary or really scary she chose the latter… and on seeing herself in the mirror decided she would get changed at her mates so as not to freak out her boys at home!
Then a truly gruesome flayed werewolf for lovely Joe the wood worker/ tree person from Bewilderwood.
A nightclub booking gave me a randomn array from cowboys to ghouls – and a tiny tiny spider…
Then I did a lovely bunch at a party I do regularly – zombies mainly. This year the hostess went for an evil meduse look, with glitter tattoo scale effects and face by me and freaky contact lenses.
Host Josh had asked for some elaborate prosthetics and a bald cap which I ordered from Ebay, and glued on with cosmetic adhesive. Then we painted him… he decided not to use the slip-on black prosthetic forked tongue!
This was an idea that started after I developed my ‘Pretty Horrible’ slashed butterfly/ heart faces last Hallowe’en.
Elizabethwas going to be a beat-up stitched together zombie doll, a bit like the Corpse Bride. The dead doll look is really popular at Halloween, it must be a Manga or Horror Film thing or something as there are loads of costumes of it.
The gorgeous Di Smith of Frozen Photography again came round to take the photos, as we wanted to use them for a Valentine’s promo, and bought big bags of fake flowers as props.
I’d got flesh-time pants and the big bra inserts I like that almost matched Liz’s skin, so we put them on first.
I ‘bruised’ up Liz with an assortment of Grimas burgundyand Paradise lime green etc, before painting on the ‘joints’ and ‘joins’. I then added freehand glitter tattoo glue lines using the kit which I sell, to hold red and dark glitters.
I just got the photos from this so am adding it a little late!
Victoria Lesley the amazing photographer I have worked with several times wanted to be a model for a change (she does work as one sometimes). So, Di Smith offered to take the shots and we met at my father-in-laws to try out the new glue application bottles I had sourced.
I used to use empty bling bottle etc but they tended to suddenly ‘pop’ and coat the model in their entire contents, so I had been looking doe something like I saw nurses using when I was in hospital.
This is what I came up with – squeezable oval bottles with tips that lock on and twist off! I sell them in my shop.
Anyway as it was just before Halloween we went for a spooky feel.
I added tiny dots in a webby pattern, then used silver Mehron or powder to highlight some when it was dry. A dark mix of cosmetic glitters fromFacade for the rest of the webs and brush it off.
Another layer of glue for spiders etc, glitter and voila.
A waterproof, smudgeproof sparkling necklace that would last an evening of dancing perfectly.