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Daringly Unique Halloween Costumes Ideas

32 Body Paintovations

— October 13, 2008 — Art & Design
If you’re stuck on thinking of unique Halloween costume ideas, what about ditching the outfit altogether and donning body paint instead? (Provided you don’t live somewhere cold.)

Some people might consider body paint a bit naughty, but it’s not necessarily always so. Think of major sports fans who dress up in painted on jerseys.. it might look a bit stupid (especially if it rains en route to the game), but it’s not offensive. And it would get major props for being a unique Halloween costume idea.

Body paint is attention grabbing and can be irresistible to the eye, making it an opportune way to make a statement, whether for branding purposes or activism. We’ve seen several ad agencies capitalize on the popularity of body paint, and we’ve seen others use body paint for daring awareness campaigns.

The viral nature of wearing nothing but color has made bodypainting one of the hottest ad mediums of 2008.

Earlier this year we featured a cluster of 15 body paint innovations, but we have been introduced to so many more tremendous examples, we felt it was time for an update. Not only that but top Trend Hunter Alex Covert pointed out bodypaint could make for some very interesting Halloween costume ideas.
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Hands as a Canvas 3
Hands as a Canvas 3
Funny Fingers
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30
Cultural Handvertising
Cultural Handvertising
AT&T Campaign
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29
Manimali Watchvertizing
Manimali Watchvertizing
Guido Daniele's Painted Hand Watch Ads (UPDATE)
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28
Body Paint for the Rainforest
Body Paint for the Rainforest
Joaquin Phoenix on 4REAL
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27
McDonald's Painted Handvertising
McDonald's Painted Handvertising
Rock 'n' Fries
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26
Advertising in Scale
Advertising in Scale
Hot Wheels Mini Models
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25
Time Lapse Body Painting
Time Lapse Body Painting
Artist Paints Himself In Protest Against Diesel
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24
Camouflage Canvases
Camouflage Canvases
Painting Models Invisible
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23
Urban Body Graffiti
Urban Body Graffiti
Walee's Graphic Designed Skin
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22
Yummy Tattoos
Yummy Tattoos
Body Talk Marks Your Flesh with Chocolate
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21
Extreme Face Painting
Extreme Face Painting
Leaving no Patch Unpainted
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20
Painted Skin Shoes
Painted Skin Shoes
Temptu Paints
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19
X-Ray Body Paint
X-Ray Body Paint
Art To Promote Healthy Eating
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18
Competitive People Painting
Competitive People Painting
World Bodypainting Asian Awards
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17
Gisele's Racy Ads
Gisele's Racy Ads
First Ipanema Commercials
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16
Animal Hand Paintings
Animal Hand Paintings
Hanimals
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15
Body Paint Ads
Body Paint Ads
Bit Copa Beer
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14
Graffitied Girls
Graffitied Girls
Body Paint Meets Street Style
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13
Horror Cosmetics
Horror Cosmetics
Extreme Facial Bodypainting
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12
Evil Celebrity Clowns
Evil Celebrity Clowns
Famous Faces Digitally Repainted at Worth1000
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11
Painting Your Pets
Painting Your Pets
Living Colorful Cats
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10
Painted Nudevertising
Painted Nudevertising
Wearing Nothing But Ultra Thin Panty Liners
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9
Body Painting Evolved
Body Painting Evolved
Emma Hack, The Ultimate Body Artist
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8
Body Paint Illusions
Body Paint Illusions
Emma-Jane Cammack Camouflage Art
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7
Camouflage Body Painting
Camouflage Body Painting
Body Art as a Disguise
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6
Body Paint Sportswear
Body Paint Sportswear
Emma-Jane Cammack's Art of Sport
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5
Commercial Body Painting
Commercial Body Painting
John Vargas' Work
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4
Horror Body Painting
Horror Body Painting
Beautiful Bodied Zombies
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3
Painted on Costumes
Painted on Costumes
Body Paint for Halloween
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2
Wearing Nothing
Wearing Nothing
Sports Illustrated 2008 Body Paint Shoot
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1
Wearing Nothing (II)
Wearing Nothing (II)
Heidi Klum Body Paint Shoot by Rankin
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