Kay Pike is a Superhero fan we wish we got to know sooner! she is doing some pretty amazing ‘Cosplay’ work which makes her a welcome addition to GeekShizzle’s archives. We’re not evenn sure if calling her art ‘cosplay’ as it is so much more. We once again learn that fandom knows no end when it comes to people like Kay Pike.
She’s and cosplay model, entertainer, and entrepreneur. A self-described “real life nice person & oddball,” Kay has been dedicated to superheroes, comics, and cosplay for years. So what sets her apart from the world’s other dedicated cosplayers? Kay uses only body paint to bring her characters to life.
‘Learning how to draw and paint has been a lifelong practice for me. I was a fine art painter long before a cospainter so I know the breaks. I’ve slowly been learning how to paint myself by trial and error. It’s a really difficult medium, the body paints don’t behave at all the same way as canvas paints do.I use water-based face paint specific makeup. Body paint is a special breed of tricky. Every brand I have tried has good colours and bad colours. It takes a lot of paint to do one character, and I only do quarter-coverage paints, just the front upper body. It runs $80-150 (£55- £103) per character to do one of these. A lot depends on if I need a wig or bald cap or prosthetic props I have to make.’
Kay says that figuring out what character to transform herself into next and planning her method is one of her favourite parts of the process.
Body Paint Cosplayer Kay Pike’s Amazing Superhero Art:
Poison Ivy I painted on http://www.twitch.tv/kaypikefashion last time, and I am painting Again Tomorrow! I really like Pamela IRL. Ivy fights for the world itself, she is like Captain Planet… but a bit of a sociopath. :D Poison Ivy=planeteer haha. I actually really prefer the New 52 Origin to the old one, its a little more twisted and human and convoluted. Shows she is indeed a neutral character, and ironically very human. You’ll find the animation appropriate as it refers to her M.O. *blows you a kiss* and personally my M.O., long time lurkers know what I am talking about :D This is the exact same wig I used for Starfire too~ a matilda in pumpkin from @ardawigs #poisonivy #bodypaint @ithurman @neilhimself @jimleeart @clarefoley123 @claregrant @milano_alyssa @tarastrong514 @jimmypalmiotti #redhair #yyc #calgary #bodyart @twitch @kryolanofficial @mehronmakeup @mehroncanada @sephora @bennyemakeup #mehronmakeup #kryolanofficial #mehron @wolfefaceartfx @ardacanada #makeupartistsworldwide #makeup #mua #makeupartist #comic #comicbooks #cosplay #cospaint #twitchcreative #twitch #dc #fanart @amazingmakeupart #beauty @comicbookresources @geekfantasymagazine @comicsandcoffee @comicbookresources @geekculture @badasscosplay @epiccomicpics #wig @suicidesquadmovie #suicidesquad #ArkhamKnight #GothamCitySirens #dccomics #batman #PamelaIsley #green