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post #1 of 7 Old 09-24-2011, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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Temporary color for Halloween

I know some of you must have put temporary color on your horses for a costume before, so thought I'd get your opinion on the best way to put the black racoon mask face on my weanling colt Eli. He is a 7-month old buckskin weanling so I think he would make a really cute racoon for our Halloween party. I have looked in the Halloween makeup in the drugstore and found spray but that would scare the bejeebers out of him, and it lasts for 6-8 weeks. Bought a black lipstick and may go with that since I can easily rub it on him. Any other ideas? Other than the face, I am just going to make a black striped tail wrap. This pic is from 2 months ago. Thanks...
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post #2 of 7 Old 09-24-2011, 01:33 PM
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I buy baskets full of the hair dye stuff around halloween. Makes for fun playtime stuff when the kids are bored. I also use it for fun shows.

For black I have heard of shoe polish....there is also dye that you mix in a bowl and brush it on, that may be an option for you. But I would do more research on that before putting it on your weanlings face. Though I also would use caution around the eyes. Any of that stuff is still chemicals and can cause trouble.
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post #3 of 7 Old 09-24-2011, 05:21 PM
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They have horse color enhancer spray (maybe not the best around the eyes), The tack stores around me have horse body paint, but I have also heard of people using non-toxic Tempura or Crayols paints.
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post #4 of 7 Old 09-29-2011, 01:37 AM
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Go to your local art store and pick up some natural wood charcoal (or just burn some yourself). Its the oldest trick in the book for black marks. It does smudge easily but it also comes off very easly and is all natural. You could probanly figure a way to make a paintlike paste if you gring it with water which might give it more enduance. Best of luck.
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post #5 of 7 Old 09-29-2011, 01:49 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for your ideas! I really like the nontoxic options such as Tempura and natural wood charcoal! Will experiment with it this weekend.
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post #6 of 7 Old 09-29-2011, 09:36 AM
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dollar store has cream holloween make up kits
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post #7 of 7 Old 09-29-2011, 12:34 PM
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I used those Halloween makeup crayons last year to make my horse into a My Little Pony

Small Makeup Crayons in Costumes Shop by Theme Clown

Here's how she turned out using these (she was Applejack)!

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