Throwback – Minnesota Vikings

Team Colors

Note: Names not official

The Bears are not the only northern based NFL team known for defense.  Just look across the Great Lakes and there are the Minnesota Vikings.   Their defensive name, the Purple People Eaters, is a reference to the  Sheb Wooley pop song.  It also describes the defense accurately while keeping with the viking theme.  Ravage the offensive line, ‘meet at the quarterback’ and basically bull rush anything in the way.

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Colors Used
Note: Names not official
Purple – Combination.  Lighter purple is Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Omen.  Dark purple is Inglot Cosmetics Freedom System Eye Shadow in 617.
Yellow – Base layer is Nyx Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk.  Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow in Banana Split
White – Base layer is Nyx Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk.  Top layer is The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude Palette in Matt Malloy.

Vikings purple is a distinctive blue based purple, which could almost appear indigo for some.  The weird thing is the colors of current Nike uniforms match the uniforms of yore.  It’s a combination of things that make the colors appear different.  This includes:  Modern fabric brings out vivid colors, high definition cameras capture color more accurately, and TV/film projection transmitting the color just a little differently on each screen or monitor.

Of course, I could not forget the best uniform element ever so I made ‘dem horns as well.    There isn’t the undulation in the horn like on modern helmets.  The horns simply point upwards at a slight angle.  This was surprisingly easy.  I just applied my Nyx Eye Pencil in Milk as if I were just putting on a normal eyeliner.  The only difficult party of this play was keeping the white still white while working on the purple that surrounds the horns.


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