Spooky Ghouls at Cobweb Club “Undead” Jan 25, 2013

A few posts ago I mentioned the upcoming Cobweb Club with the theme “Undead”. Well – I went…and so did a spooktacular bunch of other assorted monsters, demons and ghouls. Wanna see some fab pics? Read on…

For my inspiration, I went no further than the fabulous “Hush” episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer – and those creepy silent hovering men, the Gentlemen. Anyone who has ever seen this episode remembers them – usually with a shudder!  I wasn’t going to slavishly copy them; I still wanted to go as a female, and keep my hair, but be Gentleman-inspired. (See my Gothic Pinterest board for my inspirations).

While I didn’t have time to make a custom prosthesis to cover my brows and make my face more skull-like, I did manage to customise a mask I had, and with the help of special effects make-up, transform myself.

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Deathrock Leopard look

When I was in Leipzig at WGT, I couldn’t help but notice the number fo fab looking deathrockers around. My favourite hairstyles on them were brightly coloured death hawks, with leopard print tattoos on the side of their heads that showed through the shaved sides. I myself am not brave enough for that hairstyle, but I did a faux-death-hawk….and added leopard print make-up instead!

First up, my day/early evening deathrock look, minus the leopard. I had black make-up around the eye itself, with  a veil of purple eyeshadow underneath the eye, below the highlighter on the browbone, and  underneath the cheekbone. My hair was loosely teased, and with a straightening iron I got my fringe into a quiff.  I didn’t wear false eyelashes or dark lippy.

 

For night-time clubbing I redid the black and purple shadow, threw on big false eyelashes with bobble ends top and bottom, and added some leopard spots. I drew c’s in black eyeliner, making sure to keep them at different angles and in different sizes. I filled the c’s in with silver highlighter pen, and drew little dots in between in black, as well as some other dots at the outer brow area, just for fun.

I then did my lips in standard old-school black (with a topcoat to seal the lippy), and pushed the teased hair back into more of a point behind my head, with slides at the side to keep it flat.

This side view shows the leopard and hairdo better, and at right is the full outfit.

 

I did the leopard spots several times while I was away, and it does get quicker as you gain confidence. Give it a try – it’s a cool look!