The tiger makeup is one of the sexiest and provocative facial designs for carnival. They’re sleek, fierce and sassy, but more than anything, the tiger makeup is exotic and fun. You can just imagine painting your face in orange and black and going down the street parade, it’s like you’re transforming yourself for the brutal attraction of the jungle.
Animal costumes are without question an evergreen at any carnival party. Often people wear costumes which are classics, such as big cat, gorilla, bee or cow. But with these animal costumes it is very likely that you won’t stand out from the crowd. Why not try something new? How about dressing up as a chimpanzee? If you want a fancy dress that is off the hook, you should try a chimp mask made of latex, a really fancy accessory for your chimpanzee costume. Masks made of foam latex are comfortable to wear because the material is soft and lightweight. It also allows you to pull faces with the mask on. In addition, the mask can be put on quickly and, unlike latex applications, is reusable. Of course you also need to paint your face. If you choose to wear an animal mask, this will save you alot of time. There are many ways to combine a chimpanzee costume, once you have bought the mask.
Like every year, there were many outstanding cosplay costumes to be seen during the Hinode Cosplay Festival 2012. Given that, it seems obvious that this opportunity was used to nominate the russian participants for the upcoming World Cosplay Summit 2012 in Nagoya. A selection of costumes can be seen on the Blog of Ottenki Serogo, who took quite a lot pictures of this event:
A very creative and unusual costume that doesn’t fail to impress has been presented by Dan Rosenfeld in his blog Gururamen. The costume was prepared for this years halloween and features a wearer whose head is enclosed in a large box that uses LCD screens, cameras and microphones to allow interaction between wearer and the crowd outside. Take a look at the costume in action:
The Carnival of Venice is considered as the most popular tourist attraction in Venice, Italy. The festival showcases distinguished expressions of local folks and visitors wearing beautiful venetian carnival masks, exquisite hats and traditional costumes. The celebration in the carnival of Venice is often referred as every photographer’s paradise, with classical and modern Venetian carnival masks parade around the city. It is celebrated a couple of weeks before Ash Wednesday, though traditionally the masquerade masks are officially allowed to wear in the day of the feast of Saint Stephens on December 26. Still, most people in Venice can still spend significant time wearing venetian carnival masks on the day of Ascension and from the fifth of October until Christmas.
If you’ve been to the alpine regions of Europe, you may have heard about the folklore of the mythical creatures called Krampus. The Krampus masks and costumes draw inspiration from a mythical creature, which are bringing screams and nightmares in street parades in early December each year. According to the story, Krampus goes along with Saint Nicholas during Christmas season – but instead of giving gifts, it deals with naughty children where he put them in his sack to be carried away for his Christmas meal. Krampus originated from German and Austrian legends, where it appears as a demon-like creature.
Well, here is another homemade costume idea: This time it’s a hunchback costume made by a guy named Samuel and showing real skill. The main component of the hunchback costume is the oversized articulated face made of foam rubber covered with mask latex to provide the impression of real skin. Take a look at the video below to get a better impression.