Thursday, March 6, 2008

Cats Makeup Instructions - The Perfect Costume for Parties and Halloween

You don’t have to be a true cat lover, or better yet, you don’t have to be a cat lover at all, in order to admit that cats are beautiful, graceful creatures. But if you are then a costumed party or a Halloween party is exactly the occasion to pay homage to their mysterious beauty. And it's always been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Therefore, why not put on cat make up and a cat costume for your next costume party? Should be fun I think. You can find a lot of cat make up kits on the market.

Some emphasize the sexuality of a hot blooded female cat, others focus more on the goofiness of the kitten, still others are slightly forbidding, reminding us that the cat is only partially domesticated whatever we may think. But most of the kits out there will turn you in a cat that looks like an extra from the production “Cats”. Cat costumes are also readily available both online and in costume stores. Again, you'll have a wide selection to choose from–everything from the comic-looking Cat in the Hat to outfits so skimpy a Las Vegas cocktail waitress would be shy about wearing them. You can’t go wrong with buying these kits, as they come with instructions and all, but you might end up feeling silly going to that party and end up looking like everyone else, since shopping on line or otherwise is no big secret anymore.

If you want to be truly unique, do your own make up. You'll need grease paint (color according to your preference), a white highlighter, eyeliner, mascara or false eyelashes, and lipstick and lip liner. If you're really into creating the perfect costume, consider purchasing a latex nose, some spirit gum, and a bristly black paint brush to provide whiskers. There are several online sites that can coach you on the basics of applying cat make up. Study them to get ideas. Then, on a piece of drawing paper, make a rough sketch of your ideal cat face. Think about the image you want to project. Is your inner cat warm and cuddly, or aloof and mysterious? Are you a kitten or a crone? When you're ready to start applying your cat make up, do so carefully. If you make a mistake with grease paint, it's hard to wash off. You might want to enlist a friend to help you get your make up just right. When you're finally finished, it's off to the party. Just remember to conduct yourself with the appropriate amount of feline pride. After all, just a few thousand years ago, your ancestors were worshipped as gods (ok, well, we all remember the middle ages, black cats, burned witches and all, but still, even then, cats had their pride). So, go on and get yourself a cat make up and costume for your next costume party and show the feral feline in you.

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