Our Halloween outfits

Hi ladies,

Forgot the clock goes back today and I woke up way too early.

Anyway, as you know yesterday most people had Halloween parties although Halloween is actually today. I'm not opening the door to any treat or trickers...I did it for about 4 years and it's enough.

My original idea
I was going to do the skull look on my hubby and I wanted to experiment with some special effects stuff so I thought I would go as a witch with fake nose and chin (prosthetics).

So, on Friday I made my way to ScreenFace to get some things.
This was my shopping list:
-Liquid latex. I wanted to experiment with this for ages!
-Sprit Gum. To glue my prosthetics.
-Dental paint. I also wanted to experiment with this for a long time.
-Moulding wax. You can do really cool things with it.
-Black face paint. I already have white.

Unfortunately, at ScreenFace they were having some sort of Halloween event and there was a lot of people in the store so the door was closed. So, I ventured some streets away to Charles Fox instead.
Again, it was packed but as I do during Christmas sales I kind of get into this mental bubble and I just do my own thing even thought it's crazy around me. It takes a lot of will power and mental control..I tell you.

Did it work?
On Saturday I set up everything on my dressing table and I was ready to turn into a horrible old witch. I piled on the years by tapping loads of liquid latex in layers all over my skin and letting it dry and then powdering it so that it wont stick together. Then I added the prosthetics gluing them with the spirit gum. All good so far. But it was when I had to disguise the joints that it all started to go wrong. I used the moulding wax and some latex for the texture...some make up for shading and so on...but it didn't look good!
I only had 30 minutes to go before the taxi arrived!
In total panic...I peeled the whole thing off my face! It looked like in the films when they change faces. I had to remove the spirit gum with some special liquid and it took ages and my skin was getting irritated.

So, what did I do in the end?
I was lucky that the rest of our friends we were sharing the taxi with were a bit late as well...so, half an hour was added to the time I had to repair my costume disaster.

I remembered what old and wise people say, go with what you know in these cases!
So the Skull look it was.

I added a fascinator I had from Accesorize to give it a more interesting twist.
My clothes: all in black as the main focus was the face.

This is the result:

Me and my other half.
I only had 15 minutes to do his face so I did what I could.
He has combination to oily skin and even thought I set both out faces in his case the cream make up was creasing much faster than mine.
He was also touching his face constantly during the party as he felt itchy with make up.
 I kept on telling him off as he was ruining my work!

I love this photo!
I was on my best tiptoes as he's considerably taller than me.

I got so many compliments for my make up...it was very reassuring and I felt so happy and proud.

I will however keep on practising with latex and prosthetics until I master the art of complete transformation.
I'll let you know how it goes.

XXX

Mercedes

Did you like our Skull look?



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  1. JillieCat

    JillieCat on 10/31/2010 7:33 p.m. #

    That is awesome!!!! love it!

  2. Vivianna

    Vivianna on 11/01/2010 9:58 a.m. #

    Amazing! The photo of you and your man looks so cute :D xx

  3. Tali

    Tali on 11/02/2010 9:51 p.m. #

    Aww so cute (in a very bizarre skull way ;) and i think you did an amazing job for only 15 min!!

  4. Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up

    Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up on 11/03/2010 10:35 a.m. #

    @All: Thank you girls!!! I was so happy with the result. Didn&#39;t want to take it off!!<br />This bonfire weekend I&#39;m doing the same make-up on 2 of my little nephews. They loved it too much and they begged me to do it on them. XXX

  5. Twisted the Clown

    Twisted the Clown on 07/24/2011 9:30 p.m. #

    Absolutely stunning work! You look skelly beautiful.

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