Body & Face Art

This year, we’ve added a new element to Castlefest: the Body & Face Art Gathering

In the fantasy scene both professional acts and visitors are more and more into body- and face art, prothetics, grime and special effects. Do you love this as well? Come check out our awesome Body & Face Art activities at Castlefest.

Participate in interesting workshops, paintjam sessions, demo’s, experiments or battles. Be amazed by the work of several world famous paint & special effect artists.
Want to participate in the contests or do you want to be a model on one or more occasions? Sign up via one of the registration forms on this page. 

Keep an eye on this page for more information on all the activities.

Important information & forms

FAQ Body & Face Art Gathering
Programma Body & Face Art Gathering
Reglement Battles Body & Face Art Gathering

Application form Activities
Application form Battles
Application form Models

Body- and Face Art Gathering Castlefest 2018

Step inside a different world and discover countless possibilities. For years Castlefest has been a place for those who want to escape from the real world for a bit and this year we will welcome the body- and facepainters to join us. The unique ambiance of this festival is a must vistis experience!

The Body- and Face Art Gathering is a platform for every artist to express his or her creativity and for every visitor to see en enjoy every flavour this art brings.

The program will be further supplemented. Registration for artists and models is necessary at all times. Acceptation of artists and model is in order of registration.

Every artist is responsible for bringing his/her own model and products. Pre-registered models and artists for the battles and other activities will receive an e-ticket shortly before the event starts. After reporting at the information desk with this ticket and a valid ID, it will give him/her access to the festival grounds. There are no extra costs for participating in the battles. Artists and/or models are responsible for their own food and drinks. The festival has a large variation of caterers around the festival grounds.

Every festival day has its own Theme of the Day. There are painters who like the excitement of a competition and painters who happily stay away from the stress of a competition, but would like to have the professional opinion and feedback of a judge and there are painters who just want to paint and show their beautiful art. We would like to give every type of painter a chance to participate to the program, with or without competitive element. Everyone is free to work alongside the program, however, we ask every participant to respect the theme of the day. 

Battle with yourself to create your best paint and get feedback, battle with others and go to the judges for points and placement or just paint your heart out.

There will be a special “Best of Castlefest” award to a person who is active on all four days and will be noticed not only by the jugde but also with by the public. It is not necessary to join the battles for this.

Being a new part of Castlefest 2018, we are very happy to see what happens in this first edition of the Body- and Face Art Gathering.
There lots of possibilities to be creative in various ways: join the battles, the groupspaint, jam along and try something new in the experimental tent or participate in the carrousselpaint (join forces with other artists and create a theme image on various models in a certain time frame; every artist gets his or her own model with a specific theme within a certain time frame). The Notepad tent will give visitors the opportunity, with help from experienced models, to explore the bodypaint art on a leg or arm. There will also be workshops. Workshops will be provided by Richard Nijboer on Thursday afternoon, Monique Lily on Friday, Madelyn Greco on Saturday and Lawrence Kelatow on Sunday. Fees for participating in these workshops will be announced later.

Register for the workshops will be possible via this form.

If you have any other nice ideas for demo’s, experiments or group paints, please let us know at bodyandfacepaint@castlefest.com

Register for one of the activities HERE.

Day Themes

Thursday LARP Opening hours Castlefest 10.00 – 24.00 Body- & Face Art Gathering starts at 12.00 and closes at 21.00
       
Friday Fantasy Opening hours Castlefest 11.00 – 24.00 Body- & Face Art Gathering closes at 21.00
       
Saturday Cosplay Opening hours Castlefest 10.00 – 24.00 Body- & Face Art Gathering closes at 21.00
       
Sunday Steampunk Opening hours Castlefest 10.00 – 21.00 Body- & Face Art Gathering closes at 21.00

Workshops

Thursday

Thursday afternoon Richard Nijboer will give a workshop. Drops, lines, positioning of your design, colours, how does it work? Richard, known to many, is a familiar face in the Body & Face Art world and he knows like no other how to perfect your design.

Participation in this workshop costs: €40,-

Friday

Learn to bodypaint in the unique style of Monique Lily. She will teach you her style during this workshop on Friday.

Participation in this workshop costs: €80,-

Saturday

On Saturday the colourful artist Madelyn Greco (fivefold world champion) will take you into her world of bodypaint and performance. Bringing along your own design is possible!

Participation in this workshop costs: €80,-

Sunday

Lawrence Kelatow shows participants on Sunday how to apply prosthetics on the body and teaches you how to include this in your design in such a manner that it looks like a natural part of the body.

Lawrence is specialised in doing make-up for TV, Film and Theatre. He cooperated in ZwartboekKapitein Rob, De TV Kantine en Nick vs. Simon.

Participation in this workshop costs: €80,-

Please note: all workshops require you to bring your own model. You will receive an extra e-ticket when ordering your workshop ticket.

Registering for one or more of these workshops is possible via the workshop order page.

Battles

For those who are interested, battles can be closed by a visits of a judge. The day theme should be clearly visible from the paint. Winners will be announced the same evening. All battle participants need to be present at the information desk on the gathering area at the registration time. A tent will be assigned to you at that moment. 

You will have 30 minutes before every battle to prepare.

Specific battle rules will be indicated per day. Check out the plenary rules here.

Thursday theme: LARP

More information on the various activities will be provided soon. Do you want to register as a model for one or several activities or are you planning to join a battle, click here.

If you have any other nice ideas for demo’s, experiments or group paints, please let us know at bodyandfacepaint@castlefest.com

Register for one of the activities HERE.

Thursday Battle: LARP

Facepaint, max 20 participants

Be present at: 16.00h
Start time: 17.00h
Duration: 3 hours

Parts of the body that will be painted: face, neck and shoulders.

Allowed:
Headgear, accessories, costume
Bodypaint and make-up materials, cosmetic loose glitter, eyelashes en contacts.
Airbrush

Not allowed:
Everything that is attached with glue, except for lashes
Assistent

Click here to sign up!

Friday theme: Fantasy

More information on the various activities and how to participate will be provided soon. Do you want to register as a model for one or several activities or are you planning to join a battle, click here.

If you have any other nice ideas for demo’s, experiments or group paints, please let us know at bodyandfacepaint@castlefest.com

Register for one of the activities HERE.

Friday Battle: Fantasy

Bodypaint Brush and Sponge, max 18 participants

Be present at: 10.00h
Start time: 11.00h
Duration: 6 hours

Allowed:
Headgear or wigs (not lower than shoulders), fake nails and eyelashes
Bodypaint and make-up materials, cosmetic loose glitter, contacts.
Ankle high shoes (no boots), hairpieces

Not allowed:
Everything that is attached with glue, except for eyelashes.
Plaque glitters and glitter gel
Masks
Airbrush
Everything that it attached to the body using rope, adhesive tape, elastics, etc.

Click here to sign up!

Facepaint, max 20 particpants

Be present at: 16.00h
Start time: 17.00h
Duration: 3 hours

Parts of the body that will be painted: face, neck and shoulders.

Allowed:
Headgear, accessories, costume
Bodypaint and make-up materials, cosmetic loose glitter, eye lashes, contacts en glitterstones
Papercut outs, evafoam, small sfx

Not allowed:
Airbrush
Assistent

Click here to sign up!

Saturday theme: Cosplay

More information on the various activities and how to participate will be provided soon. Do you want to register as a model for one or several activities or are you planning to join a battle, click here.

If you have any other nice ideas for demo’s, experiments or group paints, please let us know at bodyandfacepaint@castlefest.com

Register for one of the activities HERE.

Saturday Battle: Cosplay

Glitter, max 12 participants

Be present at: 15.00h
Start time: 16.00h
Duration: 4 hours

Allowed:
Headgear, accessories, costume
Eyelashes and contacts
Alle cosmetic glitter/strass and related glue/gels.
Bodypaint and make-up 20% (Glitterbattle!)

Not allowed:
More than 20% bodypaint and make-up.
Airbrush
Assistent

Click here to sign up!

Facepaint Special Effects, max 20 participants

Be present at: 16.00h
Start time: 17.00h
Duration: 3 hours

Parts of the body that will be painted: face, neck and shoulders.

Allowed:
Headgear, accessories, costume
Bodypaint and make-up materials, cosmetic glitter, eyelashes en contacts.
SFX make-up, foam latex, silicone, sculptgel etc.
Airbrush

Not allowed:
Assistent

We expect to see the most beautiful creatures!

Click here to sign up!

Sunday theme: Steampunk

More information on the various activities and how to participate will be provided soon. Do you want to register as a model for one or several activities or are you planning to join a battle, click here.

If you have any other nice ideas for demo’s, experiments or group paints, please let us know at bodyandfacepaint@castlefest.com

Register for one of the activities HERE.

Sunday Battle: Steampunk

Bodypaint Special effects, max 12 participants

Be present at: 10.00h
Start time: 11.00h
Duration: 6 hours

Allowed:
Headgear, accessories, costume
Bodypaint and make-up materials, cosmetic glitter, eyelashes en contacts.
SFX make-up, foam latex, silicone, sculptgel etc.
Airbrush
Assistent

Click here to sign up!

THE FACEPAINT BATTLE, max 20 participants

Be present at: 16.00h
Start time: 17.00h
Duration: 3 hours

Parts of the body that will be painted: face, neck and shoulders.

Use your  “bad” hand and create something in the theme of the day. Your “good” hand will be loosely fastened on your back. 

Everything is allowed.

Click here to sign up!

Rules Body- & Face Art Gathering

– Although the festival is for all ages, we would like to see the bodypaint models 18 years or older

– Only skin friendly materials are allowed

– Instructions from the organisation must be followed  at all times

– Be friendly for all visitors, all Body- & Face Art attendees are promoting our field: bodypaint.  

Click here for our complete Battle regulations. 

-Have FUN!