Ace of cards Halloween 2014

This costume could be used for a gambler or like,  I did,  for an Alice in Wonderland theme.   I was the Queen of hearts and this makeup is for my ace of cards,  the leader of my card army.

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This makeup is a simple liquid latex application that I will walk you through.
You will need;
Primer
Liquid latex
1 ply toilet paper – shredded
Black eyeliner
Brown eyeliner
Red face paint
Brown face paint
Black face paint
Red liquid blood
Paintbrushes
Sponges
Skin color liquid or cream Foundation
Cards
Scissors or butter knife
Hairspray

1) start with a clean face and add primer all over
2) decide on location of scars.  In this version,  we wanted a scar diamond and a few cards sticking out.
3)  tear three cards in half and then split the bottom quarter down the middle to allow for a flap for the card to attach to. 4) start by applying liquid latex (with a paint brush)  to the areas in a few layers of just latex.
5) then apply straps of toilet paper in clumps or as a strip by placing the paper on the scar and wetting with liquid latex until it blends in with scar.
You should be about here:

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6) add card to scar by adding liquid latex to the cards flaps and holding it in place for a few minutes. (wait until it’s completely dry much later on to bend cards off skin)

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7) continue to add layers on top of the card until it is rather thick.    You do this because you will be cutting into it to make scars. But,  be sure to keep edges thinner so they can blend in better with the skin.
8) decide where you want each if your scars and repeat until you get about here.

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9) once done layering,  take your Scissors or butter knife and gently tear holes into the latex.  You want it to be a pretty straight line so it’s like a gash from where the card is stuck in.

These pictures are a little blurry, sorry, but the point is to see the holes in the latex.  You can even start showing pulling some skin flaps down.    Now is a good time to fold the cards up and away from the skin to make them appear as if they are standing out.

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10) Then take your black eye pencil and fill in the gashes a little and sharpen any outlines where you are having gashes or cuts.

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11) then blend it in with for dating,  using a sponge.  Blend the edges and cover up the yellow latex as much as possible.
12) then use the brown eyeliner to add debt to edges and scars.  Do this by highlighting the edges around the black sections.
13) add red,  brown,  and black paint.  Start with red all over,  mix in a nice bit of brown to dull it,  and then darken the black holes again.    Use sponges or a brush.    This is a messy process so be sure to cover up clothes.
14) while paint dries,  add some brown and black smudges around the eyes with  the eyeliner pencil.
15) then let the blood drip.  Add it with the paint brush and keep other covered.  Let it fall as it may for a natural look.    Be sure to fill in the deep gashes for the best effect.
16) lastly,  add some color around the eyes to make sure you do to have random white spots and make sure everything is blended pretty well and that you don’t see the latex.

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17) And spritz with hairspray for the finished product.

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