A simple headband and a couple of wristbands and you’re good to go as Wonder Woman.

Wonder Woman finally gave little girls their own superhero. Wonder Woman’s Super Powers included: super strength, lasso of truth, unbreakable silver bracelets, razor sharp golden tiara, invisible vehicles made at will.

Deano the Clown

Deano the Clown by B.K. Dewey

The new playground at the Ravenna Eckstein community center opened a couple of weeks ago, and Seattle Parks and Recreation threw a party last night to celebrate. It was a blast for the kids — music, hot dogs, face painting, jump ropes, and — yes — clowns. Deano here was a hit with the little ones.

The most prevalent character clown in the American circus is the hobo, tramp or bum clown. Usually not a happy clown but….

The character clown adopts an eccentric character of some type, but very often that of a hobo. Although perhaps unknown to our younger audience, prime examples of this type of clown are Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Red Skelton, who would all fit the definition of a character clown.

The Clown

The Clown by Doug Hay

During summer festivities entertainment is popular. Walking down the street, this clown happens to be a great form of entertainment.

Although clowns usually entertain, some people develop an unusual fear of clowns. Such a condition has been termed coulrophobia, which means a fear of clowns.

Face painting can extend beyond just the face – arms, neck, shoulders, back – they can all work in tandem and be part of the same theme.

This image shows how some simple face paint can accessorize the shirt being worn.

Simply drawn butterfly face paint with …is that matching lipstick?

The life cycle of the butterfly consists of four parts: egg, larva, pupa and adult. Butterflies quite often have large, brightly colored wings and a conspicuous, fluttering flight.


clowns by glenn~

Found this great looking face at the parade today

A happy-looking clown spotted at a parade. Notice the red bulb nose and the other accoutrements added to enhance the clown face paint. Just simple ideas that work.

Colorful Occupier

Colorful Occupier by DJHEAVYD

Painted face Occupy Wall St.

Here’s a face painting from the current Occupy Wall Street movement. Pretty much anything goes in this type of environment.

Spider-Man is a fictional superhero created by writers/artists Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Spider-Man first appeared in the comic, Amazing Fantasy # 15 in August of 1962. He is one of the most popular and commercially successful superheroes and is Marvel Comic’s flagship character and company mascot. Spider-Man is very popular with kids.

Lack of colors shouldn’t keep you from “doing your face.” Sometimes just black and white is enough as these skull face paintings show.

A pumpkin face painting can be a relatively easy project and effective in keeping with the Halloween theme.

Bullet holes and other “injuries” can be applied effectively to the face with just a couple of colors. Such injuries are popular during Halloween.

Dark colors around the eyes for that “Night of the Dead” look, is popular during Halloween.

Halloween face paintings do not have to be elaborate to be effective. As this pretty young lady demonstrates, simple, clean lines are sometimes all that are needed.

“Stitches” and scars around and about the mouth and face are a popular and easy Halloween face painting addition.

Having your face painted in the colors of your favorite sports team is one way to show solidarity for your team. In the picture above, wearing a team jersey completes the look.

Face Painting Pirate

Twin Pirates – twice as much fun!

Famous pirates from the golden age of piracy include Blackbeard (Edward Teach), William ‘Captain’ Kidd, Bartholomew Roberts, Henry Morgan, and ‘Calico’ Jack Rackham.

Picture of a pirate face painting with a real (not painted) eye patch. Using real items like an eye patch, hats, temporary tattoos, etc., can really speed up the art of face painting.

The years between 1650 – 1720 were very active years for pirates. So much so, in fact, that those years are sometimes referred to as the “Golden Age” of piracy.

Face Painting Pirate

Some beard stubble, a simple mustache, an eye patch, and a bandanna is all it takes to paint an effective pirate face. A scar or two on the cheek can also be used for extra effect.

September 19th (every year) is International Talk Like A Pirate Day.

Scary Pirate

This more elaborate face painting of a pirate is accessorized with pirate head wear and jacket.

Pirate Slang – All Hands Hoay! – “All Hands on Deck!”, everyone on the ship called to the deck, usually for action.

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