Halloween villains…there were so many things that I could have done today, and I almost resorted to stamping just to get something on my nails. Even though I hate stamping. It took a while, but I finally made the decision to stray to Halloween movie villains instead of the traditional witches, ghouls, vampires, etcetera. That of course means I turned toward The Nightmare Before Christmas.
So! I made an attempt at the one and only Oogie Boogie! I already had ALIQUID Day Shall Come Again on my nails, so I just used that as my background color. The main color for his head is Flower Go With the Flow-er, and details were done with Kleancolor Black and No7 Beanie.
I was pretty pleased with how he turned out, so I thought maybe it couldn’t hurt to add Lock, Shock, and Barrel too, since I definitely consider them villains in this movie too.
There were a bit more polishes used on these three nails. For all face details on the masks I used Kleancolor Concrete Gray, FingerPaints Paper Mache, and Zoya Carey. For Lock’s mask I used Essie In Stitches (lightened with Paper Mache) and Kleancolor Dark Red for his hair and shirt. Shock’s mask was made with Sinful Colors Pistache (again lightened with Paper Mache), her hat with Kleancolor Love Affair, and her hair with Concrete Gray. And last (but not least?) is Barrel. His mask was a mix of Carey and Model’s Own Blueberry Muffin, with Go With the Flow-er for his teeth. His hair was a mix of Carey and Poppy Polish Olive You, and I used Love Affair for his shirt.
And so here they are:
They were a bit more difficult since, ya know, they aren’t a burlap sack, but I think they at least look recognizable. If a little bit creepier than they looked in the movie (which is really saying something, especially where Barrel is concerned). I actually do like how they turned out, even if they are kind of ugly characters. I guess this mani is more cool than cute, and I am definitely okay with that.
And just for the heck of it, I added a matte coat. My opinion on this probably isn’t much of a surprise, but I thought the matte coat did pull things together well. Seriously though, when do I ever not prefer matte to shiny?
And that’s that. Three days down and only one to go!