From Art To Aliens – Spectacular Characters Of The 2017 World Bodypainting Festival

Models endured waits of up to six hours in their quest to become elaborate human canvases in an Austrian town this weekend, as the 2017 World Bodypainting Festival and world championships got under way.

The event sees participants decorated not just in paint, but in elaborate latex makeup, creating appearances that would not be out of place in a science fiction film.

Check out the incredible looks below!


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