Cosplay We Love: Stunning Silver Surfer body paint

Believe it or not, this is a photo of an actual person beneath layers of bright body paint, creating an uncanny illusion of the Silver Surfer rendered in 2D.   Photographer and makeup effects artist Cris Alex used PPI Skin Illustrator to design the makeup, then applied it to the model and photographed him in strong light to give the Sky-Rider of the Spaceways a cool vintage feel.  

The Silent Sentinel's regal pose was inspired by Ron Lim's artwork for Silver Surfer Volume 3 #20 from February of 1989, and we think the striking result is pretty impressive.  Have a look ...

(Via Geek Tyrant)

To shatter the illusion, check out these behind-the-scenes images from Alex's studio ...

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