On Friday, while scouring Youtube for the latest and greatest in Canuck-related videos (a successful hunt — I found this parrot), I came across a handful of videos on Canuck-themed makeup and nails. Like this one:
Considering the creativity and effort that can go into this practice, it instantly occurred to me that this was a completely ignored facet of Canuck fan art.
When it comes to postseason fan support, the playoff beard get most of the attention, mainly because the conversation is driven by men and, with a few notable exceptions, men are typically the ones growing out their facial hair. But turning into a mountain man is far from the only way to decorate oneself in support for the home team. Some wear colours. Some do facepaint. Some dye hair. Some re-paint and wear badass Boba Fett helmets. And a lot of women (and some men) meticulously Canuckify their nails.
Frankly, it seems downright lazy to ignore this pocket of fan support, especially considering how popular it is. Sure, this blog is run by men, but just because we don’t do something doesn’t mean we can’t feature it. I can’t draw to save my life; we feature drawings all the time. (Plus we love women. Heck, we prefer them to men.)
With that in mind, we solicited pictures of Canuck-themed nails and got some pretty cool submissions:
My favourite nails are the ones from @lonelyroars with the blue, green, and white triangles. Those are awesome. I’m also partial to the flying skate-era nails with the orange and yellow stripes. I bet even some adventurous goth dudes could get away with those.
But, since I know absolutely nothing about nail art, I don’t feel particularly qualified to weigh in on the rest of them. Please feel free to take the debate to the comments.
That said, I do have to ask: what’s the sense in wearing a Sami Salo nail? It’s pretty much guaranteed to break, no?Tags: Amazing fan art, canuck nails, Fan Art