Halloween Makeup and Cosmetic FAQ!

anestheticx:

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Enjoy my “Pan” inspired SFX Makeup? Planning on creating an amazing cosmetic look yourself for this Halloween season? When it comes to special effects cosmetics and body painting not all makeup is created equal, and sometimes the cosmetic products available can be downright…

anzujaamu:

A makeup tutorial for one of my usual looks, enjoy~!You can find the link for the lenses in my review post, here.
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anzujaamu:

A makeup tutorial for one of my usual looks, enjoy~!
You can find the link for the lenses in my review post, here.

(Source: anzujaamu)

amenokitarou:

Today I take a break from crafting and take look at another part of Cosplay: posing.I’ll start with my favorite pose…It’s known as the “3-point landing” in animation… but in my eyes it is “The Unnecessary Cool Landing” pose, aka Black Widow’s Leg Splay… An Excuse for Fanservice …EtcHere are the 5 pointers:(1). Shift body weight to one side and bend the knee. Open the knee to the side to widen the pose. Now splay your other leg to the side. Straighten this leg.(1*) Depending on the flavour of your character, you might want to bend your second leg also. If you do, place your second knee on the floor, and also open it to the side, so the pose doesn’t become narrow.(2) Lift chest to straight upper back for a strong looking pose. This will also help you left your chin and eyes without having to roll your eyes uncomfortably.(3) The landing arm. Generally looks good when the opposite arm is in front. (Eg. The side with the knee up is the front side, so the side with the straight leg/knee down gets the landing arm in front).(3*) The floor hand. Depending on the flavour of your character, you could generally touch the floor, press your palm down, or even close your fist and knuckle down on the floor.(4) Always do something with your other arm. An extension backwards generally looks dynamic).(5) Now if you want to add a little motion, you could lift one of your heels off the floor. Just one. Back or front, decide on the direction you want to be moving. (Lifting both usually ends up retarded… At least for me D:)Happy shooting!
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amenokitarou:

Today I take a break from crafting and take look at another part of Cosplay: posing.
I’ll start with my favorite pose…It’s known as the “3-point landing” in animation… but in my eyes it is “The Unnecessary Cool Landing” pose, aka Black Widow’s Leg Splay… An Excuse for Fanservice …Etc

Here are the 5 pointers:
(1). Shift body weight to one side and bend the knee. Open the knee to the side to widen the pose. 
Now splay your other leg to the side. Straighten this leg.
(1*) Depending on the flavour of your character, you might want to bend your second leg also. If you do, place your second knee on the floor, and also open it to the side, so the pose doesn’t become narrow.

(2) Lift chest to straight upper back for a strong looking pose. This will also help you left your chin and eyes without having to roll your eyes uncomfortably.

(3) The landing arm. Generally looks good when the opposite arm is in front. (Eg. The side with the knee up is the front side, so the side with the straight leg/knee down gets the landing arm in front).
(3*) The floor hand. Depending on the flavour of your character, you could generally touch the floor, press your palm down, or even close your fist and knuckle down on the floor.

(4) Always do something with your other arm. An extension backwards generally looks dynamic).

(5) Now if you want to add a little motion, you could lift one of your heels off the floor. Just one. Back or front, decide on the direction you want to be moving. (Lifting both usually ends up retarded… At least for me D:)

Happy shooting!

HOW I DYED MY PEARL WIG (w/ pics!)

cautiousamber:

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(this is my very first cosplay tutorial, so sorry if it’s a bit shaky!)

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Anonymous sent: Hi, I want to cosplay soon but I don't know what to do about wigs, like how would I know to find one that is good and will actually be able to be styled into the characters hairstyle, and also how would I cut it? And what would I do to make it look like real hair? I have no idea what I should do basically. I'm also really terrible at eyeliner so do you have any tips on how to do casual eyeliner that will make my eyes look like a characters? Thanks for the help! And sorry if this is difficult

Well it’s really hard to tell you exactly what wig just in general. Ebay has a lot of taobao resellers, and taobao has a lot of custom character wigs that should be pretty good quality for cheap.

Arda Wigs is a really good place for wigs that have really good fibers and can be styled in many ways. But it isn’t what I’d recommend for a beginner. 

Also it can be hard to make a wig look like your real hair. Sometimes people will just know, but that’s fine.

I’d start off with recommending that you watch youtube hair cutting/styling tutorials (though bear in mind that some wigs cannot handle heat well) and pick up a wig that you think would possibly fit the character with plenty of time in case you need to buy another one. Just get familiar with the fiber of the wig and how to wear it. Your first wig doesn’t have to be perfect either. :)

With eyeliner though: I recommend practice. Find an eyeliner that is gel and make nice, clean lines (test it on your wrist) and practice making lines on your wrist, back of your hand, and especially on your eyes. I don’t know if you’d need a special eyeliner, because I really don’t know what character you’re going after. You can try out different methods though, and different styles until you find one you like!

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courtoonxiii:

SUPER QUICK:  Basic Cosplay Makeup for Beginner Cosplayers

I get this question a lot— So this is just a quick introduction to what I do for Cosplay Makeup!

(Source: ohyeahcourtoon)

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courtoonxiii:

SUPER QUICK:  Basic Cosplay Makeup for Beginner Cosplayers

I get this question a lot— So this is just a quick introduction to what I do for Cosplay Makeup!

(Source: ohyeahcourtoon)

Anonymous sent: Hello! I want to do a cosplay of the Other Mother from Coraline. I've got large buttons that cover my eyes, the only problem is that I have no Idea how to keep them on my face. What could I use?

I’d recommend eyelash glue since they are going near your eyes! remember to bring some eyelash glue with you, and buy extra. You will probably need to reapply glue every so often. I don’t really recommend anything else stronger around your eyes.

Anonymous sent: i'm not sure how to word this correctly, but how did you get the ragyo dress to stay in place without a nip slip? it looks like it'd be possible to fall down, but maybe it is tight enough to stay in place and i am wrong. thank yo!

cowbuttcrunchies:

The top part of the dress is tailored to fit very snug - if it was just two strips of fabric I’d probably have a more difficult time with taping it down and puckering, but it already stays in place pretty well.  However when walking around there is definitely the possibility of it accidentally moving, so to prevent that I used two kinds of tape:

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First was Topstick toupee tape from Sally’s Beauty.  This is cool stuff that can double as fashion tape.  I’ve used fashion tape as well in the past and found that this was a little easier to use because it’s wider and comes in convenient strips instead of a roll.  It works well for spots that are not prone to movement, so I used this for both sides of the straps, near the top and bottom.  However it does not stick for long on complex curves or high-stress areas, so for the middle (and most important) portion of the top I used:

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Robert’s double sided carpet tape from Home Depot.  This stuff is mega-sticky and has a slight film to it.  You will absolutely ruin a pair of scissors cutting it, so make sure you are working with a junky pair.  I would not recommend this if you have sensitive skin or are adhering to a delicate fabric because of the potential residue, but I had absolutely no problems taking it off of either my skin or clothes.  I was in Ragyo for a good six hours, and while some of the topstick was losing its stick by then, nearly all of the carpet tape was exactly where I’d stuck it.

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oh-my-sweet-faery:

I made a wig styling tutorial as requested, here u go