By Bianca London for MailOnline. At first glance you might be forgiven for thinking this image shows an arachnophobe's worst nightmare - a super-sized tarantula. But look closer and you'll see it is simply a woman covered with elaborate body art. A contortionist has been transformed into a tarantula by body painter Emma Fay, who used water-based paints to turn the ultra-flexible model into the giant arachnid.
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Cosplay, the art of creating a costume, dressing up and acting as a character, has quickly become a favorite pass time for many. Expressing their love of a character as well as being creative brings a large amount of joy and pride for those that cosplay. Taking this a step in another direction, some cosplayers employ body paint to bring their chosen character to life. A bit more difficult, completely awe-inspiring and often needing an expert to apply the paint, these creations are amazing. Take a look at the following eight cosplays done primarily with body paint.
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Snow spider is a self applied makeup using gelatin cheek prosthetics that I sculpted, as well as a bald cap application and wool dreadlocks. Painted with alchohol and water based body paint. Photography by Barry Thompson. This salty guy was created as a demo for the Seattle Tattoo Expo.
Roughly 70 percent live in the extreme south of Venezuela, about 1, kilometres from Caracas, and the rest in northern Brazil. Up to half a century ago, they were virtually isolated from the outside world. For centuries, the Yanomami have lived in the Amazon forest, hunting and gathering and sowing a few vegetables.