Kryolan Body Paint: Swatches for orcs, goblins, and more!

Today Mario and I took a nice trip down to San Francisco to swatch a whole lot of colors for some friends. We had some greens, some blues, some purples and grays… and the people at Kryolan were very nice and didn’t even make faces at us taking forever and taking pictures and not even buying anything. (Not that we didn’t want to buy anything; there wasn’t anything that we actually needed at the time, and honestly we’re budgeting for a costume and a wedding here, so as much as I wanted to spend every dollar I had on all the gorgeous colors of lipstick and body paint, it wasn’t happening.)

We’ll start with the greens. We swatched all the greens they had on display to sample, and they were even awesome enough to bring out a tray of more green aquacolors for us to take a look at. As always, you can click on the photos to make them larger. All of these paints are in the Kryolan aquacolor line.

Without flash: 534, GR42 (available in both a cream that you can pump out, or a cake that’s water activated), 095, GR21, 512 Continue reading

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Male and Female Witch Doctor body paint (also, a guide on body painting!)

This is my last post on my series of how I made the female Witch Doctor Costume, and Mario is working on writing up his posts now so you should see them soon.

To find the perfect shades for our body paint, we went to San Francisco (which is just over an hour away) and, of course with our trusty iPhones out with the pictures loaded up, compared swatch after swatch of paint to what was in the picture. Mario’s turned out to be a mix of two grays: 501 and FF7. Mine was a red/brown called 046. It was easier to order these by calling Kryolan, because I couldn’t find one of the shades anywhere online. If you don’t have a store around you that allows you to swatch the colors for your body paint, then make sure to look online for pictures and videos of swatches that others have done, to see how the shade looks on different skin types, and how it photographs.  Continue reading

Happy Halloween, Darlings!

That’s right, this year- I am dressing as Princess Poppycock. It’s largely due to the fact that I don’t feel like rushing to make a costume for two days after I get back from Blizzcon, and also because I didn’t feel like recycling a costume.

It looks like Mario will either be wearing his Captain America costume, or no costume at all. I guess it depends on what time the kiddos start showing up!

I hope everyone is having a great Halloween! Even if you aren’t going out (we certainly aren’t) you can still dress up and take lots of pictures!

Lady Link (Legend of Zelda) Makeup Tutorial!

Hello! So last year, I made my Halloween costume- female Link! Since I haven’t done many costume tutorials yet, I figured I’d throw this one up really quickly. So first, what I looked like last year:

I didn’t draw the Navi as large this time, and can’t seem to find my hat anywhere, so I’m just wearing the wig. Start with a clean, moisturized face! Continue reading