Bright blue with huge elf-like ears, knobbly protruding horns and a snouty nose this woman is transformed into an otherworldly creature.
The avatar-inspired artist is surrounded by hundreds of people whose bodies have been turned into canvases of kaleidoscopic colours.
The incredible sights are all part of the Body Painting World Festival where hundreds of enthusiasts from across the world converge for their annual jamboree.
Otherworldly: One artist seemed to take inspiration from Avatar while other struck her most ethereal pose for the 15th Body Painting World Championship
Freaky: These body-painting enthusiasts dabbled with more sinister looks for the three-day event, which is being held in Austria
Approximately 30,000 visitors are flooding into the Austrian town of Poertschach for a chance to see the amazing human works of art this weekend.
With a few contestants sporting devilish looks, others futuristic and some psychedelic the competition is as fierce as ever.
Mesmerising: This woman pulled out all the stops, including wearing bizarre contact lenses, to try and win the world’s largest body painting festival
Carnivalesque: One woman transformed her body into a tribal work of art while another contestant topped her creation off with a huge bejewelled headdress
Head-turning: Impressive headpieces were favourite accessories in the bid to have the most striking look
Vast feather headdresses, golden Egyptian-style headpieces, prosthetic make-up, gems and jewels add finishing touches.
The 200 artists who hail from 44 countries are all vying to be crowned winner tomorrow and take home the prestigious World Award.
Austria’s stunning mountains and lakes provide the backdrop as the artists proudly strike a pose.
Clever clogs: This woman was plastered in chemical equations; one man appeared to be making a global warming point with a melting ice-cap painted on his forehead
Striking a pose: 200 contestants from 44 countries are taking part in the three-day festival
What a view: Stunning Austrian lakes and mountains provided the backdrop for this year’s championships