Halloween Cosplay Tips from a Face Painter

1) Find inspiration in your closet Special occasion clothes can be the perfect starting point for a costumed character. The flower girl dress from a wedding makes a fantastic start for a fairy princess. Tuxedos for vampires, graduation grown (belted, with a shredded hemline) for witches. Worn clothing can find new life, eh, undead life, as aContinue reading “Halloween Cosplay Tips from a Face Painter”

Flat Stanley visits Auntie Stacey in Sebastopol

My friend Dylan sent Flat Stanley to me in Sebastopol, California for a visit as part of his second grade literacy and community building project. I couldn’t talk Flat Stanley into getting his face painted, so he watched while my husband and I did some fused glass art.  We use special glass that comes flatContinue reading “Flat Stanley visits Auntie Stacey in Sebastopol”

Auntie Stacey Wins at Copperfield’s Zombie Walk

You heard it hear first, Auntie Stacey Dennick won First Place in the adult category of the Zombie Moaning contest at Copperfield’s Books in downtown Sebastopol. Every year Copperfield’s sponsors a Zombie Walk at several locations. Auntie Stacey was on hand today, Oct. 27th, for free zombiefication of anyone who wanted face painting.  After receivingContinue reading “Auntie Stacey Wins at Copperfield’s Zombie Walk”

Tracy Hill’s Fabulous Animal Show

As a face painter, I see a lot of children’s entertainers, but East Bay-based Tracy Hill’s show was fur and scales above the rest.  He does a hilarious animal show with so many different critters including a hairless mouse, a scorpion, a rabbit, two chicks, a goose, a turtle, a tortoise, a tarantula, a hermitContinue reading “Tracy Hill’s Fabulous Animal Show”

How to paint a zombie face by Auntie Stacey

Here’s a classic design for Halloween, to turn a perfectly adorable kid into a creepy zombie skull ghoul undead thing. 1) I began with an all over dusting of Starblend white powder. The powder covers quickly and is easier to get even than face paint. You can use any light powder or foundation, or sponge on whiteContinue reading “How to paint a zombie face by Auntie Stacey”