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Tiger Face Paint

So for those of you who don’t know I used to be a clown. Well, actually I hardley ever dressed as a clown (steven kings ‘it’ has a lot to answer for) but I would dress as a fairy, cinderella or dorothy from the wizard of oz, it was a dream job! It was my first job out of university and was the best paid job i’ve had since!

Part of learning to be a children’s entertainer is face painting so I thought id share with you an easy tiger face as I recently found my old face paints in my mums attic. Unfortunaltely there were no kids around so I had to do this on myself which is actually a bit harder that I thought but it gives you an idea.

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Peacock Outfit

Here’s what I ended up looking like for a animal themed costume party. I came as a peacock.

Peacock dress up

I managed to find 40 peacock feathers for sale on eBay for less than $9 postage included – bargain!

I made the tulle tutu by sewing about 5 layers to a big piece of elastic than attached feathers on felt with my trusty glue gun.

I bought some shoulder pads and added more feathers and a sprinkle of beads and glitter which I just pinned on to a shrug.

The back tail was made by attaching feathers to a piece of stiffened material and pinned on.

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