If you’re having trouble picking your costume this year, why not ditch it altogether and try body painting instead. If you haven’t noticed, it’s fast becoming one of the coolest trends of the season. This is not the kind of stuff you find at carnivals either, with so many daring examples, we keep finding ourselves doing double takes. These optically alluding works of art are meticulously crafted and take hours to complete. They are certainly worth a second glance.