Making Realistic Scars

Thursday, 14 July 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

This post is for anyone who wishes to cosplay one of those “tough” or “dangerous” characters – who make it a habit to pick a fight and leave with battle scars. Realistic-looking scars can authenticate any cosplay. Granted, they do not draw the crowds as much as someone plastered in fake blood; these scars are […]

Getting Started: Cosmetic Makeup

Thursday, 14 April 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

As you are packing up your bags and planning your upcoming cosplay appearance, you should take a moment to make sure you’re bringing the right makeup supplies – many of which fall into the category of cosmetic makeup.  Although you will probably bring your favorite name brand foundation and powder and perhaps whatever eyeliner you […]

Getting Started: Theatrical Makeup

Thursday, 20 January 2011, 15:51 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

One thing you have to remember is that theatrical makeup was designed to be seen from a distance and under bright lights. As such, these products tend to be much thicker and brighter than cosmetic makeup and will require different techniques for applying.  Should you have the opportunity to attend a Theatrical Makeup class at […]

Feminine Makeup for Crossplayers

Thursday, 19 August 2010, 8:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

To achieve the rounded facial structure of female characters, we would like to emphasize the use of light foundation to create highlights–along with some other tips and tricks. We have shaded the above image to demonstrate where highlights are applied. *  *  *  *  * The following steps will guide you through the process of […]

Masculine Makeup for Crossplayers

Thursday, 12 August 2010, 8:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

For masculine makeup, we want to emphasize the use of dark foundation to create shadows. We have shaded the above image to demonstrate where shadows are applied. By darkening areas of their face, women can create sharp angles and mimic the elongated facial structure of male characters.

Crossplay and Other Physical Modifications

Tuesday, 1 June 2010, 8:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Click here to download the presentation Due to the high demand of this panel, we have decided to post the power point slides to our website.  Please do not reproduce or redistribute this panel without our consent.

Imitating Anime Eyes

Thursday, 21 January 2010, 15:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

In an effort expand my knowledge of makeup, I have been reading How to Cosplay: Transformation and Special Effects Makeup.  Although this book has beautiful pictures, I hesitate to recommend it simply because it was written for Japanese audiences and tends to only address Asian physical characteristics.  Yet there is one technique, in particular, that is relevant […]

Welcome to a New You

Monday, 18 January 2010, 15:19 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

The new year offers us a time of change and I have decided that this year I want to become an alien. In light of the new Avatar movie, I would like to declare this the Year of the Blue Alien. Just consider the cosplay possibilities: Shiva (Final Fantasy), Zelgadis (Slayers), Gunther (KKM), Mystique (X-Men), Captain Planet (Captain Planet). I’m already planning my own blue alien cosplay for this year’s Fanime (the specifics of which I will wait to reveal) even though I’m having trouble assembling a willing cosplay group, which saddens me.