queergear:

the-grand-fangirl:

cosplaytipsandtricks:

homestuckresources:

kcaacbay:

How to cover up tattoos!
use a red lipstick covering the outlines
pat on a light concealer, using a setting powder
pat on your skin tone concealer, and clean up any mistakes using baby wipes to remove excess concealer
use a fluffy brush and smooth it out with foundation powder.
VIDEO TUTORIAL:
http://youtu.be/-pYuvb3Iv4E

we don’t usually reblog/post cosplay stuff, but a friend pointed it out to me and i haven’t seen it elsewhere SO maybe it can help someone!

Useful for cosplay AND if you’re applying for a job that views tattoos as ‘unprofessional’. 

Also good for hickeys

This just seems useful for any purpose so here you go
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queergear:

the-grand-fangirl:

cosplaytipsandtricks:

homestuckresources:

kcaacbay:

How to cover up tattoos!

  • use a red lipstick covering the outlines
  • pat on a light concealer, using a setting powder
  • pat on your skin tone concealer, and clean up any mistakes using baby wipes to remove excess concealer
  • use a fluffy brush and smooth it out with foundation powder.
VIDEO TUTORIAL:

we don’t usually reblog/post cosplay stuff, but a friend pointed it out to me and i haven’t seen it elsewhere SO maybe it can help someone!

Useful for cosplay AND if you’re applying for a job that views tattoos as ‘unprofessional’. 

Also good for hickeys

This just seems useful for any purpose so here you go

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sherlocked-in-xerxes sent: Hey~ I'm going to cosplay Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist, I'm a girl, but whatever. But I wanted to know, what type of makeup can I use to make myself look better, but without making a make character seem feminine? (That might not make sense at all sorry)

Mainly, use contouring! But the main mistake many people make is using contouring that is designed for women, not men. 

Here is a comparison with the same face, different contouring: 

Male contouring highlights ABOVE the brow and on the tops of the cheeks, and does have some more contouring to make the face seem more defined and not as ‘elegant’ It also feature more contouring thank with women. 

We also have quite a few tutorials in our Makeup tag I believe. Plenty of them are for making yourself more masculine.

You can also use a little bit of eyeliner to make the eyes more defined, but stick with a pencil eyeliner that will be more subtle. You can also use mascara, but don’t get one that makes your lashes too prominent (no super lengthening or anything), and use a brown or simple black one. Mascara though, should be avoided if you feel it makes you look too feminine. 

I hope you enjoy your time!

illbeherebesideyou sent: Hello!Im planning to cosplay as Davesprte from homestuck as genderbend but with white skin. I hearf snazaroo is a recommended brand. (Is it) and I will be in that cosplay for a few hours for an event so how do I apply the concealer and body paint on?

Snazaroo is more for children’s face painting, it is cheaper with less pigments, but good because for simple designs that don’t need to last. It could work, and it would be especially good for someone with sensitive skin and it is water based.

If you are looking for a cheaper alternative, or just something to star out with, it should work fine. Better than standard halloween paint, but not quite theatrical level. It’s a nice in between and it seems to have a lot of good reviews. 

If you would like something closer to what experts use, Ben Nye is a popular name, and Mehron has a ton of products and colors specifically for face and body painting that are high quality.

For painting, use a skin primer on your face, because any kind of heavy makeup can cause problems with your skin, and it will help it set well and last longer. After you apply it thinly, wait for it to dry and paint more thin coats until it is a nice even color and wait for it to dry more. Once dry, powder it (you can even use white powder to make it stand out more). Use a setting spray before the powder if you wish. 

And if you keep the powder on you, as well are some paint to touch up, you should be fine. Try to keep clothes from rubbing, wiping your face too much and don’t be afraid to go touch up paint if you feel it is wearing off with the same method you used to apply it. 

I hope it goes well! :)

Anonymous sent: Hello, I know this may sound like a completely weird question, but, is their a way to cosplay while upside down? Like doing a hand stand, or a way or something that makes it look like your upside down? Thanks, hope this isn't to weird to answer :/

Uhm I am not quite sure, I don’t think i’ve ever thought of that before!

You could try an design a costume where the bottom part goes over your feet and you make a make head and try to hide your head

Or if you have long enough hair and clothes that make fall if you were upside-down, figure out a way to get them to stick like that as though gravity is pulling that way

Anonymous sent: Hello! I have been searching for the perfect makeup for cosplay and I'm not sure which to buy. The thing is, is that I have light brown skin and the character I want to cosplay (loki) has very light skin tone. I also have have dark spots.

It’s alright if you have a darker skin tone! To even out dark spots, I would just use concealer and an over all foundation with powder. If you are doing are more power hungry Loki, and want to look a bit paler so you look creepy, or sickly, you can use a foundation a shade or two lighter than your skin tone.

For types of foundation, it really depends on your skin type, and it’s actually pretty important to test it out. I would go to a makeup store, or the makeup department of a large department store, and ask if you could have some help on which foundation to use. Sometimes it can also be hard to find the right shade, so you can mix two shades together if you need. 

I hope you have a lot of fun anon! I always see a bunch of great Loki cosplayers, and I bet you’ll be wonderful. 

Anonymous sent: Hello! So I am wanting to Cosplay Annie from attack on titian. It's my first time really cosplaying so I was wondering if you could tell me what I need for the makeup(: thank you for your time and helping me!

It should be pretty easy in terms of makeup! It all depends on how much makeup you have worn before I suppose. After some simple foundation and concealer, I would go with a simple eyeliner close to your eyelashes, mascara (both in black), and some lip gloss in a light pink shade! If you do your brows, a lighter brow pencil would work well. 

If you’ve never worn eyeliner before, I would recommend A smooth pencil eyeliner, or a gel eyeliner, because they are easier to handle and more forgiving with mistakes. Practice as well, until you feel comfortable with it!

I hope you have a lot of fun cosplaying!

jasmarie1900 sent: Hello, I'm thinking of crossplaying as Eggs from The Boxtrolls, do you have any makeup suggestions or do you know if anyone has made a makeup tutorial for this yet? I want to crossplay him in his Boxtroll form or formal form if you can help? Thanks

Unfortunately, I have not seen The Boxtrolls yet. If he has a different skin tone than a regular human, you could use the method of homestuck cosplays: Prime the skin on the face, paint with a good quality, theatrical or specialized body paint (go in layers if it isn’t the right color straight away, don’t put a lot of paint on or else it will crack), set with powder, and set with spray. 

You can also use a darker eye shadow or powder to add contouring and such, if necessary. 

Anonymous sent: So since it's just my neck and face that I'm doing, the hairspray and setting powder should be alright?-Mehron Anon who will be wearing a dress shirt hence questions in advance.

Hairspray on the face may be very uncomfortable, and should not be used around your eyes! Spraying your neck should be fine, just make sure it’s a light coat.

Prime your face, apply the paint, and then set it with powder. Bring extra paint to touch up if you think it will be a long or hot day!

Anonymous sent: Hi, I'm going to be working with body paint for the first time, and I'm not sure what to use to set it or if it even needs to be set? I'm planning to use Mehron Metallic Gold paint, and I just want to know if I need anything else so it doesnt get all over my costume. Thanks!

translucent setting powder for theatrical uses is a good solution, but it may dull down the metallic finish. It depends though, how much will be painted. If it’s a simple design, a light dusting of setting powder should do the trick, and if it is loosing shine, Mehron also has metallic powders too I believe! It will definitely be harder to apply though.

If it is a larger design, or one that is near the material of the costume, I have heard of people applying light hairspray, letting it dry, and then applying finishing powder. Unless you scrub it off, it shouldn’t transfer.

Full body painting though, hairspray would be very uncomfortable. Just stick with using a skin primer and setting powder, and try to avoid sweating too much. The paint should stick well, and if properly set, shouldn’t rub off too much.

Just remember to remove your makeup well when you’re finished, as always! I hope that your costume goes great. 

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