The International Body Painting Festival was held earlier this month in Daegu, South Korea. Artists used models as their canvas and covered them head to toe in paint, feathers and other shiny things to create one-of-a-kind works of art that will have you staring for more than one reason.

Hundreds of artists from all around the world compete in three categories: most photogenic model, best body-paint and best fantasy makeup. Not only do festival goers get to enjoy their jaw-dropping efforts, but they can take part by getting their faces painted, trying some outlandish nail art, or buying some paint to try at home. There are also fireworks and musical performances to cap off the night.

You’ll have to wait until next year to take part yourself, but until then, tide yourself over with these amazing pics.

Via Rastaneko