A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can get cheap (and legal! Wink) advertising by donating a challenge prize! Go here for more info.
Total Members: 300,898
Currently Running With Scissors:
524 Guests and 15 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Edward Gorey Halloween Costume (question and soon to be progress pics)  (Read 4717 times)
Tags for this thread: edward_gorey  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
fromsophia
« on: September 27, 2008 08:50:00 PM »

So for halloween I am going to be an Edward Gorey Drawing from The Curious Sofa
First thing first this story is rather messed up and is not kid friendly I just love the illustrations.

http://www.geoffklock.com/images/pornoSofa_3.jpg

The girl on the left is going to be what I am baseing my costume off of. I am going to make my dress wareble so I can use it post halloween and I am going to make the train detachable. Now I am in chicago so I am thinking about making the train into a capelet to keep me warm and ware opera gloves (leather if I can find them). Now here is my question I think I want to paint myself white so I can do the whole I am a drawing thing and then do my make up in black and white lipstick included. Where can I get white body paint that wont smudge, should I get latex body paint? also any feed back on the idea would be great. I already have a black bob so that goes with the theme.
« Last Edit: October 02, 2008 10:50:58 AM by jungrrl - Reason: Please do not hotlink images - thanks! » THIS ROCKS   Logged

missriss
Offline Offline

Posts: 710
Joined: 13-Jan-2007

it smells like crafts in here...


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2008 09:08:31 PM »

i don't know about body paint, but since i'm in chicago too i'd recomend finding some white leggings/pants and a tight fitting long sleeved shirt to wear under it.   you won't have to worry about anything smudging and you'll be slightly warmer..
 Undecided
i love the idea of the costume!  can't wait to see pics
THIS ROCKS   Logged

thisbirdsabsurd
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2914
Joined: 16-Sep-2008

Be Happy!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2008 10:25:53 PM »

Oh - I love Gorey - the alphabet is too funny!  (Sick and twisted here.)  Anyway - no help on the body paint either - just know you have to be careful with that kind of stuff.  I remember years ago a friend went as a comic strip character and somehow managed to "outline" herself with black tape and makeup - all along the sides of her body - nose, mouth and eyes too.  I'm sure its probably tricky to get it just right - but thought I'd mention it.  Great idea by the way!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Etsy shop is here!  www.thisbirdsabsurd.etsy.com
fromsophia
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2008 10:37:47 PM »

I love the tape idea.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

smudgycat
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2008 11:41:30 AM »

Most body paint will smudge, someplace.  Wolfe paint is pretty good, but if you sweat, it'll rub and smear.  Please don't use latex or acrylic craft paints.  You could get an allergic reaction, which would really really suck.  Plus, it might not wash off easily.  Also, to cover your whole body smoothly in body paint, expect to spend at least 2hrs on it, with someone helping you.

Can you find a long sleeve leotard/unitard to wear?  Maybe a dance supply store has something?  Tissue paper weight long sleeved tshirts could also work.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I've got a handful of vintage patterns up for trade/swap (1950s/60s): Monograms, embellished bags, men's robe, lace work, spats/bags, bell bottom, mod dress.  PM if interested.
fannydimples
Offline Offline

Posts: 72
Joined: 31-Mar-2008

we are but mortals


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2008 11:54:12 AM »

hmmm... how about white pantie hose? Sounds kind of funky but cut the crotch out  so it can go over your head and cut the feet off . if you are to wear opera gloves it will cover your hands and you wouldn't be able to see the cut part. It's thin enough that it would fit comfortably under your dress ad you should be able to cut the low enough you could hid the "neck hole" part under the collar of you dress. Then all you would have to worry about is painting your neck and face. Hope that helps. As far as face paint I have heard that there is a wax product you can use on your skin before applying the make up that will make it evenly white instead of splotchy, then set it with baby powder.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
fromsophia
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2008 08:35:31 PM »

^ That is a brilliant idea I am going to a halloween supply store this weekend and I am going to check there for a body suit but 2 pairs of panty hose could work. ya I am just going paint my face I might actually get some of the chrome cake from M.A.C. for the face paint it is really high quality. Thanks everyone for the ideas. I cant wait to start.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Kimieye
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2008 05:55:22 PM »

don't do latex craft paint but latex body paint can be found. You find it at sex shoppes (here in Boston, not sure about Chicago) or online (mind the spam). i is intended for kinky sex and cirqe de Solie typ stuff. You paint it on and then once it dries some kinds will peel off and are able to be sewn into a skin tight garment.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

thepaintinglibra
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2008 03:13:48 PM »

The body paint just sounds so messy to me, it might smear and kill the look - I would go with what fannydimples said about using tights and a body suit with a turtle neck and long sleeves (use gloves to cover the skin).

Here is one on danskin.com that is a body suit and a crop top style.

http://www.danskin.com/womens-newteamessentials-turtleneckleotard-2908.html

With a wig and face make up, you will have the look you want.

I think a detachable train would work great, you can always use it as a wrap if you get really cold.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Make a Craft Bendy Rainbow Picture
How to Make a Craft Bottle Cap Buddy Magnet
How to Make a Craft Hot Air Balloon
How to Make Scented Play Dough
How to Make Bubble Art
Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Gift Ideas: Wooden Chain
Handmade Gift Ideas: Upcycled Car Trash Bag
Tute Tuesday: Honkin' Big Beach Ball Snowman

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.