body paint

woman in moth

We loved the woman body painted and posed to look like a parrot and now we have another awesome optical illusion with this body paint by artist Paul Roustan. There’s a woman painted and hidden within this illustration he also did of a Pandora Sphinx moth.

I could say something here about transformations and the intent behind the art, but I’ll let you make your own conclusions when you hit the jump and see how cool this is.

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This nightmare inducing image is the work of Alexander Khokhlov who has turned a regular human into a freaky real version of Marge Simpson. There’s no Photoshop trickery here. He’s used only makeup and accessories to create Marge’s face and her iconic mountain of blue hair.

See the full image and the making-of video after the break…

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Characters in Adult Swim’s The Venture Bros. have striking costumes, and Dr. Mrs. The Monarch’s outfit may be the most eye-catching. It doesn’t leave much to the imagination and is ideal for body paint since there isn’t a lot of costume to paint!

Model Smurfasur SG wears the art well and sitting for the painting process is probably easier than trying to say “Dr. Mrs. The Monarch” ten times fast.

Body paint by Allyson Averell, photos by Joey D.

More of the series after the break.

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I’m not the biggest Transformers fan, but I have to say that I”m pretty impressed with Rosie Mae’s cosplay. Body painter Allyson Averell really did a terrific job too.

Photographs by Joey D.

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I know Tony Stark’s Iron Man armor keeps him safe, but it sure does look uncomfortable. What if he could get it painted on? The process would be slightly longer and it wouldn’t protect him from super villains, but it would be more lightweight.

Okay, maybe the trade-off isn’t ideal for Tony Stark, but it’s fine for a cosplayer! Talented makeup artist Allyson Averell managed to paint the armor on along with accessories like glowing arc reactors and hand repulsors. It might not be suited for fighting, but it’s perfect for striking photos.

Photos by Joey D, modelled by Mariah the Model.

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Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas has a distinctive look that’s hard to copy. I always admire people who can get her stitches and blue skin just right, but makeup artist Allyson Averell blows that away. She painted Sally’s entire outfit onto a model, and the result is jaw-droppingly good. She nailed all the patterns on the ragdoll-like dress, and I don’t even want to think about how long this took to apply. Both the artist and model have patience I can’t even imagine.

Photos by Joey D.

More from the series after the break.

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This Tron: Legacy body paint cosplay is the product of a talented trio.

The body paint was done by Allyson Averell and is cosplayed by Farrah DeFulio. The photography is by Joey D.

Take a few and check out the rest of the shoot after the break.

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cortana body paint

I have to figure that, when you’re cosplaying a hologram, you have to give some consideration to the idea that you’re cosplaying an image rather than a physical being. Which is why I think the Cortana body paint cosplay works. It captures the idea of an image brought to life.

Check out more pictures after the break and see if you agree.

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spider woman cosplay

It’s kind of amazing what some body paint, a little imagination, and some serious curves can create — as evidenced by this Spider-Woman bodypaint cosplay.

Cosplayed by Sonia. Photography by Jose Manchado.

It’s an eye-popping photo shoot. Check out more images after the break.

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mystique cosplay

Mystique has always been one of my favorite Marvel characters. Not just because of her sleek beauty, but because I think she has an incredible ability and uses it brilliantly.

But I’d have to imagine she can be tough to cosplay unless you have a lot of time, make up and confidence.

Which is why I love this body painted Mystique cosplay so much.

Check out the full body shot after the break.

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