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    Default Scary Doll Costume

    This year I am going to dress as a porcelain doll. I found the perfect dress at the Good Will. It is ivory colored with a lace collar and puffy sleeves. It looks just like a dress on one of my mom's dolls. I'm going to put a maroon velvet sash around the waist, get a black wig with lots of curls and put a bow in it and have black mary jane shoes, tights and white gloves.

    Now this is my problem, I'm not the master of make up and some of you guys do the most awesome make up jobs. I want my face to look like an old porcelain doll with cracked paint. (You know when it looks like crackle paint?) I figured I would put on fake eyelashes and make my lips red and pink cheeks. I just need advice on how to get that crackle paint look and some suggestions on what kind of make up to use.

    Any advice would be great! Thanks
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    There was a porcelain doll mask at TransWorld's Haunt Show a couple of weeks ago that was incredible! It was actually quite freaky! A girl was modeling it one of the days. It was a full-head mask WITHOUT a back slit! It was at Composite Effects (http://www.compositeeffects.com).

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    OK, that is frickin creepy! I can't afford a $500.00 mask, but it gives me a good pic to look at for make up ideas. I'm scared of dolls, that is why I want to be for Halloween. That thing would give me nightmares if it was in my house!

    Thanks for the link.
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    Oh. My main halloween costume is a doll. The character's name is Riggity Mortis and yeah, he's a forsaken porcelain doll.

    Some tips on makeup:
    •PALE SKIN! Do white, it'll make the details stand out more.
    •Draw on your eyebrows. Cover your real ones up with makeup and draw new ones on with very high archs.
    •Do very vibrant eye shadow. Blues work nicely. Have fun and blend them with darker colors.
    •Always use blush. I actually use pink grease makeup for mine, it always adds to the creepiness of the innocence.
    •Do very detailed lips, usually over exaggerating the curves on the tops of them. I do my lips black, but red works more efficently for emphasizing the female face.
    •Thick eyelashes. I draw mine on, giving a much more fake look and I'm a man...so I dont normally use fake eyelashes. But really big, gaudy ones would look PERFECT as well.
    •I usually do different cracked designs. You dont have too, But since I'm forsaken...it only makes sense. I usually draw them on, but I'm going to start experimenting with morticians wax and spirit gum to add more of a realistic looking break in the face. Since when a doll's face breaks, porcelain usually shatters in larger pieces- not in many like glass. So it's usually better to have large breaks going across the face. But a good thing to do for little cracks, like in the paint, seems to be eyeliner. Make sure the tip is always sharpened and thin. But that works for me.

    here are some pics of my makeup:




    Hope that helped! Happy Dollings! Hee hee
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    Maybe the Living Dead Dolls can inspire you, here some pictures I've found:




    I suggest you take a white plastic mask (such as a venetian style), and cut it out of pieces in a "broken glass patern".





    Then fix up these pieces on your face (perhaps you can try spirit gum?) and accentuate the contrast by make up your skin in black between the cracks.

    Hope this will help you a bit...

    Good Luck, and post pictures of you as soon you've done it!
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    Funny thing. I actually collect Living Dead dolls. I have over 90 of them. Hahaha.

    I liked the idea with the Mask. Cutting it into pieces and using spirit gum as an appliance to the face. I like, I like. That can definatly work. I was using one before hand, because I thought it looked more expressionless like a doll would, but it was always too small for my face. But if I cut it into sections, i can leave gaps to make it fit my face more and the gaps can form cracks.

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    Anthony, I try to collect' em too ! But here in France the Living Dead Dolls are really hard to find, and If you want a specific one it's almost impossible to have! Moreover it's very expensive... (40 to 60 for a doll )
    "In just seven days I can make you a man!"

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    Thank you guys for the great ideas! Anthony, great pics, you look really good! Do you use a specific brand of make up? The problem I have is getting the white to go on my face and look even. I usually get so frustrated that I take it off, put on regular ivory and use white powder over the top. I would like a whiter look. Dr. Z love the ideas with mask. This is giving me some great inspiration. I'm going to scare the hell out of everyone!!

    Thanks!!
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    Try not to Smear it on, dab it on. Just do multiple layers, and it'll smooth itself out over the entire area. it takes more time, but it's much more promising results. :] I use an airbrush sometimes, when I have a compressor present. But I usually use any storebrand grease based makeup. Dont buy the tubes. The tubes suck. Buy the pad/compact style makeup. it works SO much better.

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    Anthony,
    Thank you for the info!
    An' the Gobble-uns'll gits ya ef you don't watch out! Little Orphant Annie-James Whitcomb Riley

 

 
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