Costumes allow us to shed who we are and transform into someone or something else—if only for a little while. Even though it’s temporary, the feeling of freedom is worth it. Just ask Toru Ueda, an engineer in Tokyo. He spent $23,000 on an incredibly realistic custom wolf suit that covers him from head to toe.
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.
Halloween is just around the corner and, for many, that means it’s time to get creative. If you haven’t already planned your costume, chances are you’re going to need to work some last-minute magic if you want to amaze and terrify fellow guests at the next spook-tastic party. Thankfully, Halloween makeup is the perfect way to show off your creativity, but still allows you to save time and money.
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.
Just because you can’t see it, does that mean it isn’t there? That is a question easily invoked by photographs from UNICEF China’s 2008 campaign to raise awareness about the “invisibility of poverty” affecting children in China. In a series of poignant photographs, homeless children in Beijing were painted identical to their surroundings so that they were almost indiscernible from the cityscape around them.
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.
As contemporary artists push themselves to explore deeper levels of creativity, it’s not unusual to find interesting art mediums beyond the standard canvas. Since the 1960s, artists have increasingly explored the use of the human body as a vehicle for expression. And while body art is often thought of as a type of performance art, using the body for creative purposes occurs well before Marina Abramovic or Dennis Oppenheim carried out their performances.
21-year-old face painter and aspiring body artist Lisha Simpson uses her skin as a mutable canvas to make her fairytale-like tableaux.
Artist Yusk Imai has a long-held fascination with human anatomy, and he displays this reverence for the body in an...