Hey True Believers!
This past weekend I attended the Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball that’s held here in LA yearly. I usually go as some sort of fae every year, and this year I chose to go as an Aos Sí! (I love Irish/Gaelic mythology!). I was heavily influenced to do this because of my love of Laurell K. Hamilton’s Merry Gentry series. This was my last year as going as something princessy/foofy/princess foo foo (LOL) and next year I’ll begin to do darker costumes which is more my thing anyway. I have no idea why I went pretty princess for so long. I guess part of me just needed to get it out of my system!
I wanted to go a little otherworldly with my makeup, and the contacts I feel really pulled it all together. (If you’re wondering, the reason why they don’t sit centered on my eye is because I have astigmatism which means my cornea is curved and so I usually have to special order contacts. BUT if they are circle lenses that have large pupil holes, I can get away with them and still be able to see even though they don’t sit centered.) I wanted my skin to be gold and shimmery and glowy as well. I wanted to do something that looked like I lived in the forest. I also wanted to use a lot of the new makeup I picked up at IMATS LA (post coming soon!) and also use my Fyrinnae eyeshadows since they have the coolest, fantasy based names and are super sparkly and magical themselves! (will review them much much later). The headdress was created by my friend and awesomely supreme costume designer JoEllen Elam aka Lillyxandra. The wig is one piece and was purchased on Ebay. (It’s cool huh?!).
Anyway, I apologize for not being in costume in these pics, but I wanted to get photos while the makeup was fresh! I’m also wearing a black tank top in case you were wondering why I it looks like I’m in my bra lol. I HAD CLOTHES ON I PROMISE! lol…I hope you like!
(This will be a little pic heavy! )
Well here is the make up I did for the ball for my Queen Titania costume. I didn’t have my blue wig and costume on yet, but I wanted to get a picture before my face started melting! lol (It was pretty hot this weekend)
Anyway, I hope you all enjoy! You can learn more about who Queen Titania is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titania