Sunday, October 17, 2010

Putting on The Victorian Lady Raven (AKA: Old Crow!)

Posting the steps I took to turn myself into an Old Crow.

I'm adding some really Huge eyelashes here. They almost look like wings. Maggie had to help me put them on because they were so big I couldn't see anything until they were positioned correctly. I added some wispy lashes to the bottom lids too.

Loads of blue and purple and white and silver shadows. Paid attention to the highlighting and shadowy spots.

Here I am applying the lower beak with spirit gum. Always test this stuff on your skin before you wear it for a whole night....... even if you've worn it every Halloween for the last twenty years! I got a rash this year from it on the bridge of my nose.

Putting on the top beak. I applied the spirit gum to the inside of the prosthetic beak and repeatedly put the beak on and pulled it off until it stuck. You can tap the prosthetic gently with a fingertip over where it needs to stick also.

Mom said I needed to define the beak more with makeup. so I added some silver and black shadow to the edges of the beak where they meet my cheeks and chin.

Here I'm just trying to make everything even. Harder than you'd expect!

I thought I'de throw in a side view shot even though it's kind of blurry. Profile looks different than face on.

Here is a shot of Mr. Jimmy and I outside. We were loosing daylight and I rushed out for pictures before I got my beak shaded. But you can see the bustle and the corset doing their trick here. I also have black wings on that I purchased but didn't wear to the Fabulous Birthoween Bash! They were too big and I didn't want to be pushing folks around with them.

I'll post more pictures of the finished costumes as they become available.

*Edited to add incoming photos*

Thanks to a good friend with a good camera, we have a couple more clear pics of the finished Old Crow get up.

Here I am three quarters of the way through the evening. I was enjoying a tall cool glass of squid ink provided by Mr. Jimmy the Octopus.

A SUPER HUGE thanks to the guys for throwing such a fun packed evening. We're already planning for next year!