This crying girl face painted based on Roy Lictenstein’s lithograph was a last-minute costume that required very little effort. I wanted something quick but high-impact. I used tempera and acrylic paint I had around the house (not usually recommended but worked fine for me), and followed the painting as best as I could. I am an artists, so if you are entirely unexperienced, perhaps consult someone you trust.

The white comic book dots were the most time-consuming (10-15 minutes) and the rest was just fun to experiment with. For a great effect, be sure to contour the jaw and ears! Mistakes can be fixed with the wipe of a damp washcloth but do expect your face to feel a bit frozen if you are using tempera paints like I did.

Got a good deal of stares and compliments. Most people just stole glances at me, trying to figure out what I was. Overall, this costume was pretty quick and simple! It took about 20 minutes and was super fun! You could go all out with the outfit and all, but I just put on something nondescript. Have fun!