Halloween...the most magical time of the year. According to me. This is the time of transforming people into characters and allowing them to be someone other than themselves is so much fun.
Costumes can be expensive but with some face painting, clothes from your closet and/or hiring a professional face painter you can be in costume in no time.
I have been face painting for 17 yrs now and honestly I've seen loads of stuff when it comes to this industry. We are full of some very creative people. Lots of us are ladies and the handful of men in this industry rock out some crazy designs. They sure can hold their own in this woman dominated industry.
Most of my clients come to my location mainly because I get so busy that traveling door to door has been a little hectic for me. So clients call and I book them out mostly in half hour increments. Time depends on if I am doing prosthetics and special fx applications. In the picture shown, the Jester had a prosthetic chin and nose & contacts. The application, make-up and contacts took about 45 min to complete. He turned out fantastic. He was very pleased, which makes me happy.
There are all types of events in which I do this time of year. There are school functions that have up to 200 people per night and there are corporate functions that are only 12 clients at a time. All of which have their own set of ups and downs..Mainly with 200+ kids you are limited on designs. When you are at a function where you have less clients and a bit more time you can be as creative as you like.
Nest time your in need of a costume don't put aside face painting. It can be more effective with just that than paying tons for a costume. We face painters get booked up so fast our heads spin at times. We try to fit everyone in and we have a list of other painters in our area to cover a gig if we need to...and that is if the other painters are available. So call and book us early in the year because waiting till the last minute may cost you more in the long run.
Have a Happy and Safe Halloween,