Line up for Halloween paint job and fun
Mary Ann Changg will transform ordinary souls into monsters, cats, butterflies and rock stars through face-painting sessions tomorrow through Tuesday, by appointment only at Changg's University Avenue studio.
Images most in demand are butterflies for little girls and tigers for boys, as well as "beautiful nothings" comprising random swirls and squiggles.
The bald head is a great canvas for me," said Changg. "I paint lots of dragons on bald heads. ... They like eyes in the back of their head."
Light prosthetics add realism to Changg's mummies, witches, zombies and devils, complete with horns. An array of false eyelashes and wigs will also be available.
Changg worked as a hairstylist for the television series "Lost" for the first two seasons. She also won first place at the Clowns of America face-painting competition in New Orleans for her creation of a "kabuki liger," a colorful combination of a lion and tiger. "We had five minutes to do a face," she said.
Changg also placed fourth in the "cheek art" competition, for a flower design. "The flower looks so much better over the eye," she said. "If they had allowed me to place it over the eye, I would have placed a lot higher."
Changg will begin offering services at 5:30 a.m. so people can visit before heading to the office to surprise their co-workers. Prices start at $25 for children, $35 for adults. Call 955-2188 for reservations.