Monday, October 18, 2010

day of the dead.

For once in my life I knew what I wanted to be for Halloween this year earlier than 1 week prior to all the festivities. My friend, Brian, showed me an illustration magazine when I came across Sylvia Ji and her Day of the Dead paintings. They're gorgeous and creepy at the same time. If you know me... you know that I love to take on crazy tedious craft projects. So naturally as soon as I laid eyes on the intricate face painting I was determined to dress up as a Day of the Dead girl for Halloween!
Eric and I had a Halloween party to go to this past Saturday and I was really excited to try it out. It took a long time to do (like 2.5/3 hours), but it was a ton of fun. Probably one of my favorite costumes ever!
My Inspiration:
- face paint (for white & green)
- acrylic paint for detials
- green shimmer
- black clip in hair piece
- black hair spray
- white hair spray
- funky feathery eyelashes
- silk flower

a little early, but


  1. Wow, you did such a phenomenal job! I'm jealous of your artistic talents!

  2. this seriously turned out soooooooooo good niki, you should enter it in a contest! i wish i could dress up with you <3

  3. I love, love, love day of the dead! The women look stunning but creepy! I think you did a fabulous job!

  4. incredible look!
    please tell me what hair sprays did you use for this?