In honor of Halloween (which was yesterday, but why let the festivities stop?!), I thought I would show a series of paintings I made of people in costume. I love costumes, and pretending to be someone/thing else for a little while... it must be my inner theater geek coming out!
These acrylic portraits are part of a series depicting real people who like to dress up as a hobby, and not just for Halloween. Though in many cases it can be very theatrical, it is not necessarily for plays, either. It was a lot of fun working with the models, who were so generous and patient! Though I haven't worked on this project since the initial few weeks that I made for a class, I would love to continue it sometime!
In their own words: