Face painting was not Carvelli’s, a Canadian who lives presently in Chicago, original passion. It was Cosplay, performance art with costumes from comics. anime and fantasy play. Carvelli made the logical move to make up art because so many of the costumes required make up. She has been face painting for about 10 years, primarily on adults who attend Comic Con, Halloween events, haunted houses and Renaissance fairs.
Favorites include super heroes, candy skulls, comic book characters and other participants in Cosplay. Some of her characters required bruises and scarring and Carvelli taught herself to recreate those features with face paint.