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Post By Caddyl. 14/02/11, 02:52 pm

Hey guys!

I'm cosplaying a troll from the webcomic Homestuck, and they kind of look like this:

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their skin is completely GREY :'C

i was wondering if anybody had any suggestions as to how i might achieve this? i found a really good tutorial, but it was written by an american and only lists american products, which is kind of unhelpful ;;

if anybody knows what kind of products i should get, that would be really, really appreciated. i'm a bit of a newb when it comes to applying makeup you see, haha! i'm pretty sure that i'm looking for theatrical make-up here, in a cream or cake style...

also, FINAL SEAL -- where the heck d'ya get that stuff?
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Post By Victorian Couture. 14/02/11, 03:33 pm

Minifies is the BEST place i have found for theatrical make-up
they are based in chch but also have an online store,
they are REALLY nice and VERY VERY helpfull plus they happen to be pretty cheap compared to most places i've looked at nodnod
http://www.minifies.co.nz/
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Post By firecat70. 14/02/11, 03:48 pm

Tutorial! http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?29866-Homestuck-Related-Cosplay&p=4167924&viewfull=1#post4167924

It's about 1/4 of the way down the page by a user called Hanyaan

Here is a video by the same user: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN8GECxQzBw



Agreed than Minifies is the way to go for makeup. They used to have testers of Ben Nye makeup which last for ages but the one I go to in Chch doesn't sell them anymore (unless you buy a bulk set). Make sure to buy a makeup sealant so it doesn't smudge - if you can't find one hairspray works ok... but feels kinda gross.
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Post By Caddyl. 14/02/11, 10:14 pm

ffff thank you so much, this site looks really, really excellent.

@firecat: yeah, that's the tutorial that i found, actually! looks really excellent haha, just got to find some of dose products c':

EDIT

so this is final seal http://minifies.co.nz/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.pbv.v2.tpl&product_id=180341&category_id=3684&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=19 ?

and i'm gonna want something like http://minifies.co.nz/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.pbv.v2.tpl&product_id=178212&category_id=3689&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=19 this for my face and arms?

sorry to be a dolt, i just want to do this correctly =u= ;;
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Post By Xenotimestwo. 15/02/11, 11:14 am

The people here who have already commented already took the words right out of my mouth. I wish you luck with it and can't wait to see photos.

But I'd just like to say:
You are my hero for cosplaying Terezi Pyrope. Thank you. Thank you very much.
chuu~!
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Post By Caddyl. 15/02/11, 01:28 pm

adfjhgjkldfhg y-you're cosplaying spades slick??? *A* !!

the same to you omg. a million respects.
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Post By Xenotimestwo. 15/02/11, 01:30 pm

THAT I AM. chuu~!
Augh another Homestuck fan, this pleases me so.

Hnnnggghhh even moar thanks. :'D
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Post By Caddyl. 15/02/11, 01:35 pm

omg i thought they didn't exist in NZ yet or something nobody seems to know what homestuck is ;~;

where are you cosplaying him?? and where are you up to in the comic?
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Post By Xenotimestwo. 15/02/11, 01:39 pm

Neither. This is a good day. ;w;

Probably Doujin Overload and Armageddon.
I'm pretty sure no-one will know who I am but I'll still be happy.
I need to check where I'm up to, I saved it a while back and forgot about it until recently.
4chan reminded me. DB
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Post By Caddyl. 15/02/11, 01:46 pm

omg ;u; you must give me your msn or something so we can talk and be cool homestuck buds --

or actually, do you have pesterchum? o:

oooh. i want to go to doujin overload one year... maybe i'll cosplay up there as well. i have this strange urge to cosplay gamzee ahahaha.
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Post By Xenotimestwo. 15/02/11, 02:00 pm

:'D!
I have an MSN.

I don't have a Pesterchum but brb, getting one. chuu~!

Fffuuuu, not coming to DO this year, I take it?
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Post By Pyro. 15/02/11, 02:01 pm

For the base colour, I highly recommend Kryolan Aquacolour, which you can buy on the Minifies website. You use a sponge or brush to apply it (sponges are best, they leave little to no streak marks), and apply a tiny bit of water to it, then scrape it through the make-up and put on your skin. All you need to get it off is soap and water and a bit of scrubbing, too, so it's not going to be stuck on you FOREVAR.

It's what I used for my {...} cosplay, as well as Beelzemon a couple of years back (but we pretend that outfit never happened), and you can see a pic of how it turns out here --> http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2653269/

I've used blue, green, turquoise and violet versions of it for various things over the past couple of years, and it's my favourite skin colour-changing thing, so yeah. =D! The only issue is that you'll need to touch it up every few hours, since it comes off in areas where you sweat a lot (forehead etc), but other than that it's cool. =D

idk how you'd do any extra stuff you want to do on top (shading, highlights, etc) but that's a start, right?
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Post By Caddyl. 15/02/11, 02:09 pm

@xeno; eeee pm it to me prz~? :3c

and get pesterchum dood!!
it's actually really fun. i love the noises it makes haha.

but yeah naw, i dunno. depends on what time it is, and if i have money, and if i can ditch uni for a couple of days or sommat...

@pyro; omg that stuff looks pro. i'll add it to my List of Stuff Neutral i think i might buy a little bit of everything then try it all out before hand y'know~?
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Post By Xenotimestwo. 15/02/11, 02:17 pm

@Caddyl: Loading up Pesterchum now. :3
It takes it's time connecting...

And oh true. Timing might clash with Uni classes, etc. Ffffffuuuuuu-
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Post By Le_Saboteur. 16/02/11, 11:13 am

One problem with Aquacolour is that if you sweat or get caught in the rain, there's a pretty large chance of it rubbing off.

If you can afford it, the Ben Nye airbrush make up is THE BEST I have ever used (and I've used a lot of this stuff professionally). It lasted for so long and was resistant to cracking.

Make sure to load up on moisturiser a few days before hand- twice or thrice a day, everywhere you plan to paint! And lots of water! :>

Also, you can use hairspray as a sealant.
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Post By Caddyl. 17/02/11, 04:37 am

oh if i'm going to be at armageddon, i am going to sweat |D;;; it's also so hot at those cons sob

okay i'll check out ben nye too! thank you!
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Post By jpwise. 17/02/11, 05:38 am

Also seconding the sealing/watch out for it rubbing off aspect. Last thing you want is to hug someone and have half your paint come off, plus leave big marks all over 'their' cloths/costume aswell.
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Post By Caddyl. 28/02/11, 04:22 pm

yeah i think i might just stay away from hugging while cosplaying haha~!
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Post By Xenotimestwo. 01/03/11, 01:58 pm

Stay away from me then. 8|
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Post By Caddyl. 01/03/11, 02:05 pm

o-okay :c
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Post By Xenotimestwo. 01/03/11, 02:07 pm

ALL OF MY LOVE, I'd hug you to death. 8C
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Post By Mischa. 08/03/11, 07:58 am

Kryolan Aquacolour is pretty stable - it only rubbed off on the edges of clothing I wore for two days. - Def get a friend to help you apply!
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