Leo is one of those symbols where you can’t really do anything else (hair wise) other than big blond golden hair. I did briefly consider a red wig but it just didn’t work with the feel of Leo. Other than a peacock I always thought lions were quite showy animals, and I wanted to keep that “look at me I’m fabulous” feel in the look.
The look for me had to be a mixture of showgirls meets masquerade
The first thing I thought of when planning the look for Leo was a masquerade and lots of gold. Leo’s are described as confident, ambitious, loyal and encouraging but also pretentious, domineering and vain. I wanted to have the masquerade mask partly drawn onto the skin and party coming from it with the Leo symbol cut into the patterns.
If you want to replicate this look I’ve made it easy, the template for the cut outs are linked bellow. You can just print them out, trace them, cut them out and then paint them gold to match the ones I wore. If you’re not sure how to make a transfer then I have a tutorial for that here which should make it easy.
You can download the face patterns here
If you download the pattern you’ll notice there is another one at the bottom, well, you’ll want to keep that (or start cutting them out) because those are the patterns I’ll be using for Gemini.