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:
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.
Think of how quickly you could eat a hamburger with a mouth that size! Or, ya'know, someone's organs.
"Are you my Mummy?"
Is this what everyone looks like under their skin? Or is it just the super cool people...
Her dental bill is probably insane.
Everyone does the cracked doll! But what about the hollow doll?
Um...you should probably get that checked out by a licensed physician.
"Take me to your leader."
You've got something in your eye. Actually, never mind. You're good. *runs away screaming*
This is probably how she gets her kids to wear bike helmets and stuff. Smart move, mom. Smart move.
"And that's why you always leave a note."
"I vant to suck your blood, but please do my makeup first."
Reptile face ftw!
Maybe a little moisturizer would help?
"Hasta la vista, baby."
A humanoid that I'd kinda be down to hang out with.
Is anyone else having extreme difficulty trying to find her actual mouth in these pictures?
Would you like a bandaid for that? Maybe some gauze? Or just a ski mask lined with Neosporin?
This clown might even freak Twisty out a bit.
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.