Be a cat, a panda, a monkey, a bunny rabbit, a puppy dog or a butterfly. With a little face paint and imagination, your child’s animal transformation can be quick and easy.
Professional clown and face painter Sharon Neilson demonstrates just how easy it is. In this instructional DVD, she shows how to paint eight different full-face designs: Cat, Dog (2 variations), Panda, Monkey, Butterfly, Rabbit, and Tiger.
She also discusses supplies and cleaning. For professionals working fairs and birthday parties, Sharon also provides tips on working with children and marketing.
Finally it’s October again, as we all know Halloween is in a few weeks. These few weeks before Halloween will be spent creating costumes and decorations, and preparing for trick-or-treat. Halloween is fun and used to bring the whole family together.
However, celebrating a safe Halloween is an important part of the celebration. This means spending some time planning and thinking about where you will be going . A special attention should be paid to making Halloween costumes. You want to ensure that the costumes are bright and reflective so that drivers can easily spot children. Another important aspect is the makeup. Most children want to use masks, but it is much safer to use non-toxic face paint. Masks can hinder vision or cause breathing problems. Make sure all costumes that come with wigs that they are fire resistant.
All costumes need accessories. Make sure they are soft and pliable. This care should be especially taken for accessories like swords, knives, guns and sticks. It would put an end to a wonderful evening if your child were to injure them self’s on their accessories.
Who doesn’t like eerie monsters and goblins? Althought make sure that your yard is well lit it would put an end to a good evening if one of them were to slip, trip, or fall and have to run them to the hospital. This care should be taken also with flower pots, garden hoses and jutting tree roots.
Any Halloween celebration is incomplete with trick-or-treat. Chart out a route for the children to take and make sure an adult accompanies them. Carry a flashlight so that you are prepared in case one of the children wonders off into a dark alley. If the children are not accompanied by an adult, make sure they have their own flashlights and educate them not to enter into people’s homes and vehicles. But as far as possible do not send the children out on their own.
Follow all these simple and easy tips this Halloween to have a safe and laughter-filled night.
One of the best aspects of Halloween masks is that they disguise who you are quite thoroughly. Whether you choose a Halloween mask that covers your entire face and head, or just a portion, the final effect of either is that it alters the shape of you face. This can make it even more difficult to recognize you than it would be with merely face paint.
Halloween masks are very easy to use. You don’t have to worry about time and the “how to’s”, all you need to do is easily slip it on and you’re on the go to that big event!
Masks can also be an inexpensive costume idea. By wearing a solid colored outfit and slipping on a mask, you can instantly become the character that the mask represents – other accessories are optional. You can even combine Halloween masks with your everyday clothing to become a zombie doctor, a cat who is a chef, or other unique idea.
Halloween masks can be dangerous if they are worn improperly. Special care should be taken to make sure that the mask does not block your vision or your breathing. This is particularly true with children’s costumes, since an improperly fitting mask could cause them to injure themselves while out trick or treating. You will want to try the mask on to make sure that it fits properly before wearing it on Halloween night. Remove masks when driving to ensure that you are able to see properly.
Halloween masks can also be hot, so if your Halloween evening will be spent in a warmer climate or a crowded party room you may become uncomfortable rather quickly. If you feel that you are overheating, remove your mask. Also make sure that you drink plenty of water during your Halloween celebrations.
While Halloween masks can be an inexpensive alternative to a full costume, they can also become quite pricey. The more detailed a mask is, the higher the price tag will often be. So if you are on a budget, you may have to settle for a less detailed Halloween mask, or an alternative like face painting, (to achieve a similar effect.)
With Aesthetic VideoSource’s new “Create Faces™” DVD series, professional face painter and clown, Sharon Neilson, shows you how to paint a variety of creative looks, whether you are dressing up for Halloween, a masquerade, or another special occasion, or just looking to expand your repertoire as a professional face painter working fairs and birthday parties.
In each video – Animal Faces, Halloween Classics, Halloween Horror, Masquerade, and Holidays & Seasons – Sharon demonstrates how to paint eight different full-face designs that are quick and easy. Using water-based face paints, Sharon shows how to use sponges and brushes to apply the base, accent colors, and details. She demonstrates how to control the brush to achieve different brush strokes and how to embellish the looks with fluorescent powders, sparkles, and gems. Sharon also discusses supplies, sanitation, and clean-up. If you’re interested in professional face painting, you’ll appreciate her tips on working with children and marketing.
In Animal Faces (1 Hr. 25 Mins.), Neilson provides full-face designs for popular requests: a cat, butterfly, monkey, panda, rabbit, tiger, and two dog/puppy variations.
In Halloween Classics (1 Hr. 45 Mins.), she demonstrates how to paint classical Halloween looks, including a clown, pirate, princess, witch, devil, scarecrow, alien monster, and superhero.
In Halloween Horror (1 Hr. 52 Mins.), the spooky is amped up for more Halloween favorites: Frankenstein, living dead (2 variations), mummy, skull, half-skull, werewolf, and vampire. Neilson also shows how to create wounds and bruises with face paint.
In Masquerade (1 Hr. 32 Mins.), get ready to masquerade as a butterfly, fairy, or harlequin with eight different full-face designs and gem and feathers…à la Mardi Gras style.
And, for year-round celebrations, Neilson provides looks for different holidays and seasons, including Valentines, St. Patrick’s, Easter, July 4th, Summer, Autumn, Christmas, and Winter, in the Holidays & Seasons DVD (1 Hr. 42 Mins.).
Sharon Neilson has been a professional face painter, clown, and balloon sculptor for over 20 years. She owns Changing Faces, an entertainment/party service company with multiple award-winning artists, serving the northern Utah area. She has competed in various competitions, winning first places for her innovative face painting designs and for master balloon artistry.
“I love face painting because I love working with kids,” says Neilson. “Just seeing their responses – their laughs and their smiles – makes it all worth while.”
“What Sharon does is amazing. Her finished designs look beautiful and complex, but they are really simple to create, even for someone who doesn’t consider themselves artistic,” says Shirley Erickson Gorospe, president of Aesthetic VideoSource. “Sharon creates full-face art. You can tell that face painting is her passion.”
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Child Clown Costumes for Girls – Child Halloween Costumes – This Dotted Clown Costume includes a clown costume hat & clown costume jumpsuit with clown neck ruffle. The clown nose, face paint and gloves are sold separately.
Scary Halloween Costumes – This Dracula Costume includes a Dracula costume cape with stand-up collar, shirt, vest, medallion and Dracula costume pants. This Dracula Costume is available in size Adult STD. The Dracula teeth and face paint are sold separately. This Dracula Costume is an officially licensed Universal Studios Monsters Costume. 100% polyester. Gentle care. Line dry. Do not bleach.–excluding removable parts.
Overhead latex clown mask with chalky white face paint and creepily cracked skin, chipped teeth, beard, and bald head topped off by a tiny pointed hat with multi-colored pom.
Adopt one of our little devils today. Zombabies will make any home feel like hell on earth. Dropped off at the Village of Despair Orphanage in Transylvania, their biological parents just couldn’t take the heat. Of course they all have their problems, but we’re sure it’s nothing years of psychotherapy and an exorcism couldn’t handle. Ouchy is the creepy clowning prankster of the family, with flaming red hair, vicious face paint, and a knife. Made of foam filled latex. 20 inches tall.