Putting on a costume can help you embrace a whole character. Usually, this practice is associated with Halloween or acting in plays; but for Toko Ueda, costuming is much more than that. The Japanese engineer spent 2 million yen—about US$16,000—on a custom canine costume based on a rough collie, produced by the company Zeppet. When he steps into this hyperrealistic suit, it's easy to mistake the large fluffy creature for a real dog.
Costumes allow us to shed who we are and transform into someone or something else—if only for a little while.
It is estimated that vitiligo—a disorder that causes loss of color in skin—affects between 0.
For kids, birthday parties and special events become much more exciting when arts and crafts are involved. And one of the best and most photogenic among them is face painting. With just a couple of colors and a brush, you can decorate a child's forehead and cheeks with imaginative designs like butterflies, flowers, and animals. If you want to give this project a shot, but don't know where to start, then rest easy.
Halloween is just around the corner and, for many, that means it’s time to get creative.
Many talented artists gravitate towards makeup for its power to temporarily transform the body into incredible illusions.
Like many artists, Dain Yoon enjoys working with paint. But it’s not a canvas that she puts pigment to—it's her own body. Using an extensive palette of paints and brushes, she applies the pigment to her skin and transforms herself into amazing optical illusions. Her creations go beyond fooling the eye, and they're convincing enough to make you believe that she is now what she has painted.
Just because you can’t see it, does that mean it isn’t there?
Many of us have scribbled a note or two on our hand when there’s no paper in reach.
The Daegu International Bodypainting Festival is an annual celebration of body art. Talented artists from around the world gather in South Korea and let their imaginations run wild as they demonstrate the artistry of body painting. Competing in different categories, artists combine makeup and costume for incredible results that make the contest one of the most photo-worthy events you'll see all year.
As contemporary artists push themselves to explore deeper levels of creativity, it’s not unusual to find interesting art mediums beyond...
21-year-old face painter and aspiring body artist Lisha Simpson uses her skin as a mutable canvas to make her fairytale-like tableaux.