Body Paint sirens Geek fantasy magazine 2015 On the notorious island of Jamaica. a contest was held to rival all others, a contest that would challenge over thirty bikini models to dig deep into their geek bag-of-tricks and pull out a superhero or villain costume to wow the Geek Fantasy judges. We’re going to let that sentence process for a bit and let you come to the inevitable conclusion that yes. you indeed missed an epic moment in history where stunning women actually made a passionate effort to dress up as incredible heroes or the worst of villains in order to impress geeks. “Only in Jamaica.” you may think to yourself. We may just agree.
This historical occasion was hosted by The Paradise Challenge event, a weeklong all-inclusive photo shoot that provides photographers and models the chance to shoot in International lo-cations. Geek Fantasy collaborated with The Paradise Challenge to provide three ladies a chance to compete for a very exclusive body paint experience, an experience that would produce a magazine cover for our December / January 2015 Issue. The three ladies would be hand body painted by skilled artist John Neyrot as DC Comic’s Gotham Sirens based on the drawings of famed comic artist Artgerm. Stanley Lau. But first… the contest…
Over thirty ladies stood just off stage at the Jamaican resort Negril one incredibly warm Caribbean evening. The emcee announced the “Geek Fantasy Superhero / Villain Costume Contest” was about to begin. As expected, the crowd welcomed the occasion with celebratory applause. Both Geek Fantasy and Paradise Challenge staff awaited in the front row, poised to glad-ly judge the ladies, some of whom had flown half way across the world to participate in this first annual challenge. One after an-other. villain followed by superhero, the ladies walked the stage in their costumes, showing off their looks with unquestionable geek pride. As they made their way across, the rulings were strict but never cruel, as the judges took notes on detail, execution and overall presentation. After the final heel left the stage. the group came out for a final viewing as votes were quickly tallied.
From Robin Hood. and Vampirella to Captain America, and Princess Leah. the costumes ranged from lingerie sexy to surprisingly accurate. The vote came down to five finalists: Storm. Buzz Lightyear, Poison Ivy. Lara Croft and Wonder Woman. From these five finalists, three were chosen. Buzz Lightyear. by Marissa Everhart, impressed the judges with her not-so-typical costume choice and her inflatable wings. Very cool. Wonder Woman. by Kern Keller. was a classic costume with gold gauntlets. tiara and yes. even the boots. Finally Lara Croft, by Tatiania Eriksen. was pretty much on point to the video game. She even smuggled fake guns into the country for the costume contest. How she got those past security is still up for debate, but we had to give her the credit and the win!
The three ladies were announced as the winners and soon after were smuggled into a private room where Neyrot was waiting. brush in hand. One girl after the other removed their costumes to stand in their birthday suits to be hand-painted as a Siren. Each girl had the opportunity to look at the artist drawings and learn details about their characters beyond the surface of the common stereotypes. Harley Quinn. Poison Ivy and Catwoman came to life with brush strokes across their bodies and a new understanding of a few of DC Comics’ villains.