'Game of Thrones' White Walker
Face paint isn't just for carnivals anymore — it's an art form in its own right.
Elsa Pageler proves this with her amazing ability to use face paint and makeup to make herself look like absolutely anything — from your favorite video game character to a creature from your Halloween nightmares. Her facial creations will leave you unsure what if you're looking at a human or a creature from myth.
Pageler was not always a face paint genius. In fact, she's only been face painting for about a year. She decided to take up the hobby after not learning much from a theater makeup class she took in college. Determined, she took the makeup kit from the class and did what any good driven person does — she learned from the Internet. After being referred to a local face painting company, she acquired the proper supplies, which Paeger told Mashable took her face painting to "a whole new level."
IMAGE: ELSA PAGELER
Pageler never practices her faces, which take anywhere from 30 minutes to three hours. Some of the more complicated paint jobs require multiple, many-hour-long attempts to get right. The White Walker painting took especially long, as it required her to paint her eyelids, an obvious complication.
"There's a big mental game being played while I do these faces," Pageler says. "The key to it is taking my time and thinking positive thoughts about the look through the entire process."
You can also see Paegler on YouTube, where she posts stop-motion videos of her paint and makeup transformations. She said she started the channel mostly to prove to skeptical viewers the authenticity of her work.
Paegler says she paints because "it's fun and people seem to really dig it." Who wouldn't dig it?
Captain PlanetIMAGE: ELSA PAGELER
HalloweenIMAGE: ELSA PAGELER
Halo's Master ChiefIMAGE: ELSA PAGELER
Mortal KombatIMAGE: ELSA PAGELER
The GrinchIMAGE: ELSA PAGELER