Modern derby seems to have developed an underground feel, and with it- unique and creative personalities. Maybe it is because the skaters are funding a lot of the sport themselves that much of derby has a do-it-yourself feel, but I like to believe it’s more than that. I like to believe roller derby attracts creative people.
One way skaters differentiate themselves is make up. Here’s some photos to give you ideas, and I found some neat tutorials to get you started:
This is me- I wish I had better photos of my makeup from that night!
Someone I knew who did scary make up made me up for our championship game. (Shout out VooDoo Dolls: Undefeated!)
Woah. Kiss meets trailer park meets roller derby.
FYI- I prefer to watch these videos on MUTE. These girls are good at make up, but annoying as hell.
Good luck executing these super tricky ones. I myself have trouble applying mascara, so usually I just draw an inverted cross on my forehead and growl at other skaters and that tends to be pretty scary. Of course, one of the best moves I ever saw, was another teammate pulling her own fake eye lash off and tossing it in the direction of an opponent. Classy!