Welcome to our brand new Scary Halloween Face Painting Competition! - COMPETITION CLOSED
The halloween season is approaching fast and for our new competition we want to see your Scary Halloween designs, we are looking for monsters, zombies, ghouls, witches, skulls and more! Make your designs as scary as possible! You can use prosthetics, fake blood, lashes, stencils, glitter and gems.
Please DON'T send us anything pretty, no butterflies, flowers, princesses, this competition is for proper old school frightening halloween faces. Please also don't send in any sugar skulls either as we have just run a competition especially for these.
This competition has been sponsored by Charles H Fox and Kryolan. The judges will be two amazing make-up artists from Charles Fox, Paul Merchant and Gemma Horner. Paul is head of the Fox Pro make up team and is make-up supervisor for the tv show X Factor. Gemma travels extensively for Kryolan and has worked on Canada's Next Top Model and Miss Universe in the Bahamas. She regularly creates new trend looks for Kryolan. These wonderful judges will be looking for something really special, go all out to impress them!
“Well firstly WOW! The level of work in this competition blew us away. So much so that it was almost impossible to choose. In the end Gemma and I whittled it down to 9 favorites, then we had the whole Fox team select their top 3, it was so close but here are our winners.
"We would like to just congratulate everyone who entered on such a high standard of artistry, it was an honour to be part of this competition and a privileged to be able to see all the incredible designs. Happy Halloween to you all! " – Paul Merchant, guest judge.
FIRST PLACE - Nikki Shelley
"Truly terrifying, a fantastic display of controlled technique. We think this is a worthy design for a film character. Excellent work."
SECOND PLACE - Anna Czajak
"Anyone who has read Stephen King’s IT will always be scared of clowns! A great designs and very well executed. The muscle detail is superb."
THIRD PLACE - Lindsey Belger
"Haunting and surreal, this paint is exceptional. It left us with shivers GREAT, GREAT work!"
Special mentions go to the following artists:
Jessi Perez Lorraine Horswell Artsie Fartsie
Thank you to Charles H Fox and Kryolan for sponsoring these fantastic prizes and being our fabulous judges
The three winners will also receive a copy of Illusion magazine issue 27
* Terms & conditions *
· Face painting designs only, must be painted on a real person
· Open to painters from all around the world
· Gems, stencils, lashes and glitter, prosthetics and fake blood can be used
· One design per artist, send only one single image. Compilation images will not be accepted. Images with watermarks will not be added to the competition
· Judges decision is final. Competition closes on 22nd October at midnight Uk time
· Images sent to us may be used in future Illusion promotions or website.
Our face painting competitions are just for fun, to come together and share our amazing art form with each other.