I love Halloween. It is in only another 57 sleeps away!! The last few years I have “worked”… or been away in the U.K. over the date. This year I will be home AND it falls on Saturday!
I am taking appointments all day to do make-up/face painting for people and already have had five people book their spots before the end of August.
I really enjoy matching costumes and coming up with neat stuff on the spot. It is a lot different than painting out on a regular face painting job – more time, costumes to match up, lots more adults. Some people want more than just a face painting so I get to have some fun with gore or special effects or tying in body painting to a costume.
I have trunks in the basement full of costumes and props. It is so much fun to create new characters or even complete new creatures out of all the things I saved “just in case.”
I’ve got masses of Star Trek props and costumes, various monster costumes, clowns, cowboys/girls, bikers, faeries, various animal bits, a decapitated head (of Dracula I made as a prop for the play,) severed limbs, spiders, bats, fish, seaweed, ivy, period costumes… and I’ve forgotten a lot too! I probably can make something to fit any period of history and any genre out of my store of stuff!
My Space, The Final Frontier costume won me first prize at a local event in 2004… I used UV and glow-in-the-dark fabric paint and tons of glitter paint and I was quite striking in the dark! Took a lot of time to do and a LOT of fabric paint! I’ve got the moon on my back and Jupiter on my a**!!!
I’ve no plans for myself this year but am looking forward to helping my clients do their best to win some contests!!
I am planning to make a few posts leading up to Halloween on painting monsters and matching costumes, and maybe some easy special effects stuff. Things that the average person can do without spending a ton of money on specialty items. I’m open to suggestions and requests – if I can do it with what I have available.