Halloween video: Rugby mum transforms into creepy characters using amazing face painting skills

A talented mum-of-three has been transforming herself into a whole host of ghoulish characters.

Nikki Shelley, a care worker from Rugby, taught herself to face paint and tries out a range of designs on her face and body.

Nikki Shelley paints her face and body to create the impressive pieces

Nikki Shelley paints her face and body to create the impressive pieces

Since posting her incredible work online, Nikki featured in Neill Gorton’s prosthetics magazine - the special effects make-up pro from Doctor Who - and this year’s Ripleys Believe it or Not book.

Nikki was recently invited to take part in an American television show but had to decline the offer.

“It was fantastic to be featured in the books and magazines,” Nikki said.

“The TV show in America wasn’t really something I could do - three kids and a day job means there isn’t much I can do!”

After being spotted online for her colourful creations, Neill Gorton invited Nikki to take part in his prosthetics show at the NEC in Birmingham.

Nikki said: “The prosthetics event was fantastic. There were so many talented people there from all areas of special effects, from sculpting and body painting to prosthetic application. It really was a fantastic day.”