A Body Painted (and Glowing!) Cortana

Body Painted CortanaDoug Appel is a gamer who is particularly passionate about Halo, and his girlfriend is a model who enjoys moonlighting at a haunted house. When they heard about Ohio’s Midwest Haunters Convention and its annual Body Art Fashion Show, only one thing came to both of their minds: Cortana. Grateful for the opportunity to bring everybody’s favorite holographic construct to life, they first had to decide which adaptation of the AI they wanted to recreate in this rather unconventional art form. Opting to go with the purple Halo: CE and 2 version, they grabbed talented artists Jackie Steinert and Jason McCollum and immediately went to work.

Because the contest had a black light theme, they started by covering the model with a base coat of UV reactive paint. Once that layer had been airbrushed on her, they carefully sketched out the detailed parts of the data with a non-UV violet (which gave a brilliant and intense contrast effect under the electromagnetic radiation-emitting lights). Seven hours and several tired limbs later, their body painted Cortana was finally complete. Full nude paintings were not allowed due to the rules, but ultimately the entire four-person team was pleased with the results they achieved, especially considering the suboptimal presence of both pasties and a thong.

There are a plethora of pictures, including some of the painting process, awaiting your presence after the jump, but be warned they contain an almost nude model wearing little beyond liquid color. That’s a bad thing if you’re at work, but it’s a good thing for the rest of us. Quit your job, close your door, or put a protective barrier around your monitor, then get to checking out the beautiful, purple Cortana. She’s worth more than a few minutes of your time. Trust me on that.

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*Images posted with permission
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25 Responses to A Body Painted (and Glowing!) Cortana

  1. Rippolighter159 says:

    wow, now if only I could get my girlfriend to do that….

    • XMixMasterX says:

      I would paint her… pretend to mess up and paint her again.

      She’s yummy.

      • ElItearbiter says:

        Wait whose girlfriend, his or yours?

  2. We have a body art fashion show in Ohio?


    • bs angel says:

      I’ll expect a full report from you next year!

      • Lol. You can count on it =P

      • Somebody says:

        And pictures

  3. DeliciousCube says:

    Call me a perv but.. cameltoe..

    • pittofdoom says:

      If you weren’t a perv, you wouldn’t belong on this site.

      I hate to say that, but it’s true.

    • rhubarb says:

      You’re only a perv if your looking at a camel when you say it.

  4. Schoony says:

    Eeek, The first picture you see before the jump…She kinda looks like Marilyn Manson

  5. StuntDouble2483 says:

    Lucky bastard.

  6. PikminGod says:

    background bewbs!!

  7. xXSushiSanXx says:

    lol, top right pic my eyes started to drift toward the background and i noticed the other chick, god i love my short attention span xP

  8. Mizzy says:

    Ow, those poor taped nipples ;_;

  9. Doug says:

    I’m Glad you guys like it. It was a lot of work and there are a ton of other pictures. MLG Columbus was happening the same time as our convention. Needless to say, there were some very happy gamers who got to pose with her. Thanks for the comments!

  10. Poe says:

    Very well done. Congrats on the project

  11. 0101 says:

    At firts i tought it would be something about tron, but then i read the title and it was cortana

  12. very good paint job. i wish i could have seen her in person… alone… >.>

    oh and…

    HawtyMcboggy: Where bonerific is standard.

  13. Thors toe says:

    That is awesome!
    Now if you’ll excuse me for a few minutes….

    **cough** Where was I ?? :-)

  14. Thank you for the lovely compliments! Looks like we’ll be doing it again this fall when Halo Reach hits in September at the Easton Gamestop in Columbus Ohio. For updates and more body painting pics check out my facebook!

    • Sharkuel says:

      Let me just say that you are one of the finest cortanas i have seen =) keep up the good work =D KUDOS

  15. L337MA573R says:

    My eyes couldn’t help but drift during the second picture.

    And I’d say she looks lovely at first, but once the black light goes on, the effects of the light on her (obviously) unpainted teeth and eyes make here look kinda creepy.

    Still, pretty damn awesome.

  16. ShadowCat says:

    thats really awesome. If only i was a chick *sigh*

    btw bewbs and camel toe ftw!

  17. She’s a very trusting girl! Don’t lose her! Oh, and nice job! :)

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