Step right up, step right up: For the creepy carneys have arrived!
This year I decided to bring to life a sideshow/circus themed collection of Halloween Costume and makeup ideas. This makeup series was inspired by the upcoming season of the FX hit show, American Horror Story. I teamed up with a wonderful creative group, which included the Latham Circus, Theatrics Lake Worth and Kari from Topanga Marie Photography.
And now with out further ado, I present…
Dressing up with your bestie for Halloween is so much fun. Mario and Luigi, Batman and Robin, sure they are great ideas, but why not kick your look up a notch with a more creative concept—traded faces.
The idea is simple, pick two characters and trade the faces, so it looks like you stole the other ones face. How’s that for a sick and gory twist to your traditional BFF attire?
We had the perfect costumes on hand from Theatrics Lake Worth to create The Queen of Hearts and Harley Quinn. Instead of doing the makeup to correspond with each costume, I decided to make the characters trade faces.
The added special fx makeup in this look are very easy to create and require minimum makeup skills? Can we say perfect last minute costume idea?
Traded Faces Makeup Tutorial
1. Using Mehron’s 3D Fx gel in flesh tone, create an unperfected outline of where the traded face will go. Allow the product to dry before moving to the next step.
2. Apply the color of the traded face. For the characters I created, the Queen of Hearts stole Harley Quinn’s face, I’m using clown White by Mehron to white out her face.
3. Create the face of your traded character (use picture of the character as a reference guide). I started by drawing out the Chelsea smile with red grease paint, then I went black with a little bit of black to add depth the look.
4. Where you created the outline of the face with the 3D fx gel, go back over it with red fx gel to give it a bloody ripped appearance. You can add a little black to certain parts to add definition. You can also use black string to look like stitches and place them on the fx gel while it’s wet.
5. Don’t forget to dirty up your teeth with tooth wax or tooth paint for a more dramatic final look.
Credits: A special thank you to Laura (Harley Quinn face) and Jamie (Queen of Hearts Face) for modeling these looks and of course to Kari from Topanga Marie Photos for the awesome pics!
What characters would you and your best friend dress up as for a traded faces look?