body paint

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This body paint is so good that it takes your brain a few seconds to grasp what it’s actually seeing. Believe it or not, this is a contortionist that’s bent over backward and painted to look like a tarantula. She also did a sea horse and giraffe design but the spider is by far the creepiest of the lot.

See the video after the break.

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It takes a lifetime of training to become a true sword-wielding warrior, but it only takes roughly three hours of body paint work to sort of look like one. Case in point: Mr. Nagata from the Japanese comedy site Omocoro enlisted the aid of artist Hikaru Cho to paint him a sculpted, King Leonidas-style ripped chest. After several hours, quite a bit of body paint (and a haircut?) and the addition of some last minute props, Nagata was magically transformed into a hardened Spartan warrior.

Check out some pics of the process after the break…

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corpse bride

This Corpse Bride cosplayed by Louise Briggs and photographed by Beki Doig really is stunning. Louise made the costume and did the body paint. Beki added a little retouching to recreate the look of the last scene of the film.

Loiuse doesn’t currently have a cosplay page, but if she keeps making cosplays like this, I hope she will soon.

You can see more of this lovely cosplay after the break.

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This very sexy Lady Deadpool body paint cosplay features Shelle-chi as photographed by ArtistiCurves. She’s a big Deadpool fan and was excited about the challenge of trying to get an accurate bodysuit with body paint, and the end result is stunning.

See more pictures after the break.

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This is an amazing mashup of My Little Pony and Transformers in some very sexy body paint. It’s the work of RoustanBodypaint who made the shoes by using hot glue to attach pieces of foam core that were then sculpted into the right shape with a knife. It took about 10 hours to make the costume and then 2.5 hours more hours to apply the body paint for the stunning finished product.

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Members of the Lantern Corps represent several colors of the emotional spectrum, and a new project shows them all off with artfully applied body paint. Photographer Wilfred Miranda and makeup artist Krystal Umi have been working on the project for a few months now, and it’s easy to see why it took time. Between makeup sessions, scheduling shoots with the models, and editing the photos to add some flair, this is quite the impressive undertaking.

Photos by W. Miranda Photography, makeup by Krysal Umi.
Models: Loki / Laya Eht Rellik Queen / Krystal Umi / Pam Kat / Lunnaris / Annette / Nikki Red / Alice Pandora / Midnight Blossom

See the rest of the spectrum after the break (mildly NSFW).

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There’s applying makeup to add some color and to cover up pimples, and then there’s applying makeup to transform yourself into someone or something else. Elsa Rhae took stage makeup as an elective and has been playing around with application for less than a year. In that time she’s taken face painting to a whole new level. She’s made herself look like a White Walker, Master Chief, and the Joker among others. She’s got some serious talent.

See more images and watch a video transformation after the break.

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This mesmerizing stop-motion video features Elvis Schmoulianoff being turned into a human canvas by being gradually painted into a picture, one detail a time.

Painted is an experiment in stop motion face & body painting that plays with the idea of giving paint it’s own life and personality on a living canvas. The whole project was initially inspired by MUTO – the incredible stop motion graffiti video by BLU.

Although the video is just over four minutes long, it took ten days to complete the project. She did everything herself from filming to painting to editing with the finished product containing 1064 individual images.

See the video after the break…

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If you’re a fan of Alice in Wonderland, and especially of the game Alice: Madness Returns, then these looks inspired by the game are going to blow your mind. They’re all done by Madeyewlook who is a self-taught makeup artist and body painter. She’s done everything from Rayman to Rob Zombie to Ursula, but these Alice looks are just incredible. She’s not only come up with these designs, but she’s got video tutorials so you can see how she did it and try to replicate the looks on your own.

See all the videos after the break…

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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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