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Sports Facepainting 101

The coolest fans at the Super Bowl are definitely the ones who have dressed up with their face painted. But that can also backfire! If you don’t know how to do a good facepainting job, people might look at you like an ordinary clown. Here’s some advice to make sure you get the respect every hard core football fan deserves.

Sponge and Spread

First of all, to spread out a nice base layer to get rid of all your skin tone, use a sponge and spray it with some water before you load it up with paint. Now you can completely cover your face (and body if you dare), quickly and evenly. Use dark paint if you want to look scary and lighter paint to keep things light.

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Eyes and eyebrows are key to a successful paint job. To get into those tight corners in between your eyes and your nose, you have to squeeze the sponge to make it smaller. Now look up when you are ready to do your bottom eyelid and close your eyes when you paint your top eyelids. To make sure the eyebrows don’t make your paintjob look amateur, press down harder to get through the hair.

Now you’re ready for your details. When you’re finished your base layer of paint, let it dry.  Be patient! The last thing you want to do is let your colors mix. Once it’s dry, you can paint on the lines, letters, team logo, numbers of the details of what you want to paint.

Impressive Ideas

Don’t have any ideas for something to paint? Is the team logo too hard to paint? Don’t worry… usually if a team has three colors, and if you paint those three colors in any way across your face with sharp edges and a strong base coat, you’re gonna look cool. Here are some great facepainting jobs:

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Have Your Say!

Are you gonna paint your face for the Super Bowl? Let us know what you’re gonna do in the comments below.

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Best Thing About Being a Sports Fan?

  • Cheering for your team.
  • Booing and taunting the other team.
  • Waving those foam fingers.
  • Painting your face.

Sports In The Forums

LUCYQWERTY123
well in my opinion i think its a sport cause its more of gymnastic and gymnastics is a sport so yeah :D :punk :nerd :nerd :nerd :punk :punk :punk
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1PhanTrash
It's definitely an American thing - here in Australia we have like no Cheerleaders or Cheerleading groups. I think it's a sport but I'm not really into it. I think any girls or boys can do it. :3
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1PhanTrash
"Dubadins" wrote: I have never been a cheerleader but I think it is a sport because it is very active and a lot of difficult looking moves. I agree
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Wolf74
Wolf74 posted in Dance:
use to like ballet and now gymnastics cause ballet does't suit me
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Enki
Enki posted in Xtreme Sports:
Sure, many girls can fight, in fact some can fight really well, however it is a fact that women are generally physically weaker than men, which means that if a healthy male and a healthy female were to fight then the outcome wouldn't be 50/50 but rather 25/75 if even that much, this assumes that both the male and female have the same experience, training and of course both are healthy. This doesn't mean that women are inferior to men, but I am just pointing out facts, the notion that men and women are exactly the same and should be carrying out the same tasks is ridiculous.
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