Putting the STEAM in steampunk – Earlier this month, several Orlando steampunk enthusiasts traded gears for grease paints during a special event at the Majestic Event Center. BASE brought the beautiful barely bare bodies to be transformed into walking works of art for the night. Models were paired with make-up artists for a night of eye candy, vendors and a performance by Kaddy Laq of Corsets and Cuties.
Artists for the evening’s event:
Mandi Ilene Schiff Batman, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn
Kahlil Huggi Caesar and Constance Felton Demon
Della Morte and Sierra Missed Depths Below
Brenda Grant Parish
Michele Ann Lacy
Jessica Peterson Pirate
Leanne Balk Wignall Steampunk Ballet
Irma Cardona and Angie Martin
Lily Torres Joker
Julz Elise Schober
Christine D Bryant C3po
About BASE Orlando (from their Facebook page):
Painting for over a decade, BASE brings together the talents of renowned Face and Body Painter Mandi Ilene and Photographer Robert Johnston. From humble beginnings of face painting at princess parties, Mandi was inspired to see the entire body as a canvas and potential work of art. Since then, she has won multiple face and body painting awards, painted across the state, on cruise ships and in the Bahamas and currently does face painting in Orlando. Mandi and her dynamic team now bring their work together at BASE Orlando for an imaginative experience unlike anything else.
After her community of body painters spent years gathering in bars or homes to practice and exhibit their art, Mandi founded BASE in an effort to reach out to a wider audience and produce a complete art show. After many wildly successful events, Mandi and her team continue to offer visitors a remarkable experience through their one-of-a-kind collection of local artists and performers.
Their next event will be a Pop Art Body Paint show on March 3rd at the same venue.