ByKristin Lai, writer at Creators.co
MP Staff Writer, cinephile and resident Slytherclaw // UCLA Alumna // Follow me on Twitter: kristin_lai
Kristin Lai

With Halloween only a few days away, most people are either just now starting to decide what to be or, on the other end of the spectrum of preparedness, putting the finishing touches on their costume plans (I'm in the former). Either way, we could all probably use some more inspiration! Nikki Shelley is a mom of 3 by day, but by night she miraculously transforms into The Painting Lady. A makeup artist with the power to turn faces into any character she can dream up!

By the way, the title of this post is completely devoid of hyperbole! Nikki recently won first place for the Illusion Scary Halloween face painting competition with this Hollywood-worthy look:

Nikki Shelley/Facebook
Nikki Shelley/Facebook

The judges said:

Truly terrifying, a fantastic display of controlled technique. We think this is a worthy design for a film character. Excellent work.

Excellent work, indeed! I would most definitely watch a movie about this monster. Feast your eyes and be astounded by her amazing creations.

Nikki Shelley/Facebook
Nikki Shelley/Facebook

Think of how quickly you could eat a hamburger with a mouth that size! Or, ya'know, someone's organs.

Nikki Shelley/Facebook
Nikki Shelley/Facebook

"Are you my Mummy?"

Nikki Shelley/Facebook
Nikki Shelley/Facebook

Is this what everyone looks like under their skin? Or is it just the super cool people...

Nikki Shelley/Facebook
Nikki Shelley/Facebook

Her dental bill is probably insane.

Nikki Shelley/Facebook
Nikki Shelley/Facebook

Everyone does the cracked doll! But what about the hollow doll?

Nikki Shelley/Facebook
Nikki Shelley/Facebook

Um...you should probably get that checked out by a licensed physician.

Nikki Shelley/Facebook
Nikki Shelley/Facebook

"Take me to your leader."

Nikki Shelley/Facebook
Nikki Shelley/Facebook

You've got something in your eye. Actually, never mind. You're good. *runs away screaming*

Nikki Shelley/Facebook
Nikki Shelley/Facebook

This is probably how she gets her kids to wear bike helmets and stuff. Smart move, mom. Smart move.

Nikki Shelley/Facebook
Nikki Shelley/Facebook

"And that's why you always leave a note."

Nikki Shelley/Facebook
Nikki Shelley/Facebook

"I vant to suck your blood, but please do my makeup first."

Nikki Shelley/Facebook
Nikki Shelley/Facebook

Reptile face ftw!

Nikki Shelley/Facebook
Nikki Shelley/Facebook

Maybe a little moisturizer would help?

Nikki Shelley/Facebook
Nikki Shelley/Facebook

"Hasta la vista, baby."

Nikki Shelley/Facebook
Nikki Shelley/Facebook

A humanoid that I'd kinda be down to hang out with.

Nikki Shelley/Facebook
Nikki Shelley/Facebook

Is anyone else having extreme difficulty trying to find her actual mouth in these pictures?

Nikki Shelley/Facebook
Nikki Shelley/Facebook

Would you like a bandaid for that? Maybe some gauze? Or just a ski mask lined with Neosporin?

Nikki Shelley/Facebook
Nikki Shelley/Facebook

This clown might even freak Twisty out a bit.

Nikki Shelley/Facebook
Nikki Shelley/Facebook

Picture this: You can only see your mom's back as she leaves the room. It was too dark to see her face as she tucked you in. As she steps toward the light of the hallway she says, "Goodnight kids! Sleep tight. Don't let the bedbugs bi-RAWR!" Nightmares forever.

Congrats to Nikki for her accomplishment and to her children for having a mom this incredible! I'm sorry, children in their classes, but this family undoubtably owns Halloween.

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