Breanna Cooke is a Dallas-based graphic designer known for her award-winning body paint and costume creations. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Breanna has been creating all her life and earned a B.A. in Studio Art. Breanna’s experiences in body painting began in 2007 when she started incorporating body paint into her extravagant Halloween costumes. Her signature style blurs the lines between what is skin and what is costume or paint. Since 2015, that body paint style has merged with her graphic design work to produce colorful digital art for printed apparel.

As a body painter, Breanna’s work has taken her to the Texas Bodypaint Competition in San Antonio, TX where she placed 1st in 2018 and Living Art America’s North American Bodypainting Championships where she placed 3rd in 2017. She has been a regular body painter at the annual DIFFA Dallas Gala and Fashion Show and she was a body painter for the Horror Nights makeup team at Europa Park in Germany in 2015. Along with painting performers for special events, Breanna provides body painting for music videos, television, Halloween, and maternity photoshoots.

Breanna’s art and apparel collections regularly feature her passion for the environment and climate advocacy. It has led to her collection of climate “artivism” pieces over the years, which range from body painting works, prints, stickers, and activewear. She blends her crisp and clean graphic design sensibilities with vibrant colors to create memorable works of art with a message.

Along with creating her own art collections, Breanna does freelance graphic design work, custom airbrushing and painting projects, and body painting for events and private photoshoots.


Anja Yamaji modeling coral reef body paint and apparel on rocky beach in Maui.

Prior to living in Dallas, Breanna spent the first part of her art career in St. Louis as a full-time graphic designer for book publishing and corporate marketing for a cyber security firm. While living in St. Louis, Breanna also worked with theatre and voice classes at the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) to design costumes and prop pieces for performances. She also led the costumes and props department for summer children’s musicals, Annie and Once On This Island. While in Dallas, Breanna has taught at the Dallas Theater Center Summerstage theater camps teaching costume and prop workshops. As a former competitive Latin ballroom dancer and Scottish Highland dancer, Breanna brings her experience with movement and functionality to her costume work and apparel designs.

Breanna Cooke body painting 2021


  • 2013 – 1st – Dragon costume – Stan Winston School of Character Arts Halloween Costume Contest
  • 2013 – 2nd – Dragon costume – Instructables.com Halloween Costume Contest
  • 2013 – 1st – Dragon costume – Dragon’s Halloween Ball costume contest – Dallas
  • 2013 – 2nd SciFi/Fantasy Category – Flying Monkey (with Wicked Witch of the West) – Dallas ComicCon Fan Days costume contest
  • 2013 – 1st SciFi category – Dr. Grace Augustine as Na’vi – Dallas SciFi Expo costume contest
  • 2013 – guest blog writer for the Dallas Museum of Art’s Uncrated blog
  • 2012 – 1st  – Phoenix costume – Dragon’s Halloween Ball costume contest – Dallas
  • 2012 – 1st – Phoenix costume – McFadden’s Halloween Party costume contest – Dallas
  • 2012 – Semi-finalist – Instructables.com Halloween costume contest
  • 2011 – 1st – Harpy costume – Creative Arts Center Halloween Art Ball costume contest – Dallas
  • 2011 – 1st – Harpy costume – Gloria’s Halloween costume contest – Dallas
  • 2010 – 1st – Neytiri costume – ProAm Jam West Coast Swing Competition costume content – Dallas


  • Sculpting for Flat Moulds workshop with Stuart Bray
  • Gore FX workshop with Stuart Bray
  • Flat Moulds Workshop with Stuart Bray
  • Sculpting for Prosthetics workshop with Stuart Bray
  • Horror Face Painting workshop with Nick Wolfe of Evil Twin FX
  • Essentials of Lifecasting workshop with Mitch Rogers at BITY Mold Supply, Dallas
  • Mold Making workshop with Mitch Rogers at BITY Mold Supply, Dallas
  • Advanced Special FX Techniques with ZombieSkin with Joe Glenn, creator of ZombieSkin

Latest Blog Posts

How to Choose Body Paint and Makeup for DIY Halloween Costumes

September 24, 2022

Halloween is the perfect time to try out body painting and character makeup. Whether you’re buying makeup online, going to a store, or using what you already have, below are some product ideas and answers to the common questions I get asked. This post is intended for beginners and people… Read more

Closeup photo of shipping envelopes from EcoEnclose with logo stamped on.

Eco-Friendly Shipping and Packaging Supplies for Small Business

July 21, 2022

Sustainable shipping and packaging options are getting easier find and I’m here to share what I use! There’s no denying that eco-friendly supplies cost a little bit more. But for me, the extra cost is worth it in order to minimize the environmental impact of my art. Read on for… Read more

Celebrate World Reef Day with Coral Reef Apparel and Reef-Friendly Sunscreen

June 1, 2022

This post contains affiliate links. June 1st is World Reef Awareness Day! Coral reefs are a priceless ecosystem that support a quarter of all ocean life and protect our coastlines. Join me in inspiring climate action with my coral reef collection for the Glowing Gone campaign by The Ocean Agency.… Read more