Fan Art Fridays: Red Queen from ‘Alice in Wonderland’

alice in wonderland queen of hearts

Halloweekend is here! In honor of the festivities this weekend I’ve made this week’s Fan Art Fridays Halloween themed.

In Hollywood, I’d assume that makeup artists get paid a lot of money to transform actors playing characters like Johnny Depp’s Benjamin Barker/Sweeney Todd and Effie from The Hunger Games. Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland (2010) is no exception.

We all know that Tim Burton’s movies are just a parade of heavily costumed characters, some more than others. His visions are like a circus-like dream that comes to life in his films, Helena Bonham Carter transforming into an evil Red Queen.

I just love the detail in her costume, which is well depicted in this oil painting. The lips are perfectly plump and heart shaped, the red hair rolled to a tee, and her eye makeup blue as the people she upset during her reign as Red Queen.

The cat is also really cute as it pokes out from behind her.

I have no idea who painted this piece of fan art. There’s no attribution on Fanpop and I can’t see a signature on the painting either!

Anyway, if you’re trying to achieve this look for Halloween, here’s a makeup tutorial:

Enjoy your Halloweekend!

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Happy 51st Birthday, Johnny Depp!

Jhonny Depp et Marion Cotillard pour l'avant première de Public Enemies

I cannot believe that Johnny Depp is 51 today!

The actor has accomplished so much thus far, including getting his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and winning a Golden Globe for his performance in Sweeny Rodd.

Whenever I think of Johnny Depp, I remember the all of the crazy character transformations he’s gone through over the years. With each new film, I wonder how he made it out of the dressing room without having a heart attack after seeing himself in the mirror!

Thankfully, my all-time favorite film of his is Rum Diary, in which he appears as his normal self.

However, in honor of his birthday today, how about we take a trip down memory lane and marvel over the amazing masterpieces the makeup artists have created out of Johnny Depp?

1. Edward Scissorhands, 1990

Edward Scissorhands

In this Tim Burton film, Johnny Depp plays a man with scissors for hands. He becomes the town hairdresser. It makes no sense to me how he could have such unruly hair with that profession.

2. Pirates of the Caribbean Series, 2003, 2006, 2007,  & 2011


Johnny Depp plays Captian Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, one of his most famous roles. I think he was born to be a pirate.

3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 2005

Willy Wonka
I honestly wouldn’t have known that Willy Wonka was played by Johnny Depp in this film if he wasn’t credited as a lead actor. They cover every trace of Native American on this man’s face with white powder. And what is up with this haircut?!

4. Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, 2007

Tim Burton must have really wanted Johnny Depp to be a hairdresser in another life. Here he plays an evil barber whose real name is Benjamin Barker. Definitely loving the white streak.

5. Alice in Wonderland, 2010

Mad Hatter

How much money do you have to pay a man to let you do this to his face? They went all out for Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter lookgreen eyes and all.

I can’t wait to see what the makeup artists have in store for Mr. Depp next.

Happy 51st birthday, Johnny!