Tag Archive | DIY

Halloween Cosplay Tips from a Face Painter

1) Find inspiration in your closet Special occasion clothes can be the perfect starting point for a costumed character. The flower girl dress from a wedding makes a fantastic start for a fairy princess. Tuxedos for vampires, graduation grown (belted, with a shredded hemline) for witches. Worn clothing can find new life, eh, undead life, as a […]

Flat Stanley visits Auntie Stacey in Sebastopol

My friend Dylan sent Flat Stanley to me in Sebastopol, California for a visit as part of his second grade literacy and community building project. I couldn’t talk Flat Stanley into getting his face painted, so he watched while my husband and I did some fused glass art.  We use special glass that comes flat […]

How to paint a zombie face by Auntie Stacey

Here’s a classic design for Halloween, to turn a perfectly adorable kid into a creepy zombie skull ghoul undead thing. 1) I began with an all over dusting of Starblend white powder. The powder covers quickly and is easier to get even than face paint. You can use any light powder or foundation, or sponge on white […]

How to make a prosthetic nose using a life cast and cold foam

Continuing the advanced makeup class at Santa Rosa Jr. College, I used the life cast I made of the beautiful and patient Grace Kent to make a prosthetic nose out of cold foam for this (admittedly odd) mermaid makeup. Here are the steps for making the nose (or other appliance) of your dreams. Sculpt: Place the facecast on a […]

How to Make a Life Face Mask – step by step

This is what I learned in my theater arts make up class as per instructor Maryanne Scozzari. We’ll use these life castings to design and create prosthetic noses for character make-ups, just like they do on Sci-Fi’s Face Off reality TV show, well, almost. Please follow all safety guidelines! Steps to creating a life mask 1) Prepare the […]

How to paint a leopard face

For this make up I used gold, white and black Wolfe brand face paint and gold cosmetic glitter. Don’t use craft supplies. Only use products made for use on the skin. My lovely friend Willa is my model. Note: Click here for an updated version of this tutorial Start by applying white around the eyes […]

Why not paint the kids yourself?

It’s not rocket science, you can do it.  You’ll need some supplies, some practice and someone else to greet guests, serve food, and supervise the kiddies. First, please, please, please use only FDA approved, cosmetic grade FACE paints.  Snazaroo, Kryolan and Wolfe are good brands.  Craft paints may be non-toxic but they are not made […]