May 21

Girl Creates Freakishly Realistic Mermaid Scales With Makeup…

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just because she was bored. :)

Makeup artist Channing Carlisle proved she was more than up to the challenge of literally turning herself into a mermaid with the help of special effects products and some makeup brands you likely have in your own arsenal right now. She explained that she was inspired by fellow makeup artist Arianna Blean, who had posted a video where she painted fish scales onto a client’s leg. (What’s a leg except for a skin-covered fish tail that’s been split in two, right?)

But Channing didn’t stop at painting scales onto her leg, as she used SFX techniques to make it seem like her skin was being ripped open to reveal a glistening tail. To achieve the look, she used Inglot Cosmetics, Mehron Makeup, and Anastasia Beverly Hills products, among other brands. The result was a look so realistic, it went viral on Twitter and left some commenters confused as to what, exactly, happened to her leg.

But if you think this is Channing’s “grossest” work, you’d be far from correct. She pointed out that last October, she’d created a “maggot-infested wound” on her own hand. Yep, definitely the grossest. Mermaids have nothing on maggots.

April 25

“Ahsoka Quinn” as a Star Wars/Batman Cosplay Mashup

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Knightsgarrison recently posted her Ahsoka Tano/Harley Quinn mashup on Imgur, because a friend (pictured above) wanted to cosplay as Ahsoka at Star Wars Celebration, but knowing that Ahsoka is to Star Wars as Harley Quinn is to literally every other con in the world, we figured…they’d just do both. It was her first time building something so involved and she learned (and screwed up) a lot along the way. She’s pretty proud of the results.

The seams drove her crazy. Luckily, it’s canon that Ahsoka sometimes wears head/lekku jewelry, so she bought some studded ribbon and glued it on. It doesn’t hide everything, but it helps a lot.

Total build time was 24 hours, spread it out over a month, and the total cost was about $100.

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And as a total score, Knightsgarrison’s friend got a picture with the voice of Ahsoka herself: Ashley liked it so much she asked her assistant to take a picture with her own phone.

April 17

Beauty and the Beast Cabinet

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Three3oh just posted this handmade cabinet over on Imgur, made for his niece, because of her favorite movie, Beauty And The Beast. Unfortunately, there’s only a series of pictures, as he was building the cabinet.

However, if you’re looking for some fun and funky furniture, inspired by Disney movies, check out Raxfox on Deviant Art. Raxfox Design is from Leipzig, Germany, a professionel design studio who specializes in twisted wood stuff. Their major products are the dancing cabinets called “Tanzschrank” (in German), but they also make other average and small pieces, like birdhouses, mailboxes, chests, and lanterns.

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April 9

It’s a Disco Inferno!

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Thelongshanks posted this helmet redo on Imgur: Thelongshanks combined two disco balls with a motorcycle helmet. I don’t know what was used to attach the mirror pieces to the helmet, but I agreed with the commenter that said this is going to cause an accident on a sunny day! :) I wouldn’t want to be behind that helmet on a sunny day.

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April 2

Logan For Your Halloween Haunt

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Jim Jokisch had a project that became an Imgur sensation pretty much immediately: a Wolverine Adamantium skeleton prop replica.

I think this is fantastic! And I would imagine this would be fairly easy to replicate: start with a quality skeleton, prime and paint it with some good metallic paint, add a dogtag and figure out some blades. The priming and painting would take the longest. I’m not sure how I would do the blades. Maybe six matching knife blade with the handles removed, but that would make them dangerous. Maybe find someone who can cut some metal.

Either way, this is an awesome decoration!