Oct 30, 2012

Cubist Paper Bag Costume


A Halloween book that included faces on paper bags inspired my “Cubism” costume. 
I used a regular brown grocery bag, and started by drawing the split face on one side with a black pastel. For more specifics on how to draw the two-sided face, check out my post here. After the features were drawn in black, I colored white pastel to fill in the background and cover over any logo art. (My Portfolio® brand pastels are pretty opaque.) I continued drawing the hair around the sides, top and back of the bag, always coloring very heavily. I poked two eye holes near the bottom of my nose. I won’t be running any races with this on, but I do think I can make it around the playground once or twice for our school parade. Hope this helps others that need a last-minute costume!

5 comments:

Elizabeth - Dream Painters said...

Love it :) You could have the kids all do one as a self portrait, then try to guess who is who! :)

Prairie Mother said...

What an awesome idea!

Prerana Kulkarni said...

This is an awesome idea! i feel like trying it out for my own costume!

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Julia Mark said...

Really great, and I think I may try it with my after school class.

Thanks!