My 2017 Halloween Look
This year, I decided to create an original "image" of a well-know "character” from Japan, "geisha".
Essential in the makeup of a classic geisha are the following elements: almost white skin (not clown white that's why I said "almost" white); small, rounded and red lips; accentuated eyes with an "easy" eyeliner.
That was also my base from which I started, so I kept these elements but I reinterpreted everything in my own style and I added my own originality.
Until the final makeup I will tell you the stages I've been through:
1. Establish the theme;
2. Making an image of assembly;
3. Find clothing and hairstyle to complete the look;
4. Starting with the prosthetics mask;
5. Completing the prosthetics project;
6. Putting all the elements together and finishing the look.
About my outfit I’ve been helped by my friend, Laura Caraman, who is a kimono designer. She also helped me with the hairstyling, but about dressing the kimono and making hair I will talk more in the next article.
(with Laura Caraman)
For prosthetics, I didn’t want the mask to fully cover my face and I decided to make it from two different parts. Also, besides all the steps I have gone through until I reached the latex side and finished it, I decided that these two masks would be as metallic as possible. So I wanted my look to lead to a more or less "robotic" or "metallized" geisha as I said.
The elements that gave it life from my point of view are: the gold and silver screws, the plastic pieces that I bought from the screw shelf, but honestly I do not know what their name is, golden glitter, golden and white balls, letters A, H, Q, M that I spread on the mask and I also wrote AHQM with them on one of the masks’ parts. Of course, I coloured the mask before coming with the silicone gun to stick my applications.
The rest depended on my makeup. For this I started with:
1. Making the white skin;
2. Shaping the eyebrow that’s uncovered;
3. Making the eyeliner;
4. Applying mascara;
5. Finishing my lips. (I've left them at the end and I didn't get to take any photos while getting them done)
Of course I wasn’t paying attention and I got my hair white too, so I came over with some blue eyeshadow.
After the makeup I came with the prosthetics masks followed by clothing and hairstyling.
And that's how I've put together every element and the final picture was exactly what I imagined and wanted.
I hope you liked it too, I was very excited of how everything turned out to be in the end.