Cosplay is a huge, creative hobby, and cosplay make-up is something I’m really passionate about. With more of my recent costumes I’ve had to dabble with some more interesting make-up and figuring out how to do make-up for different characters is easily one of my favourite parts of putting a costume together.
So I figured I’d do a few little write-ups about make-up with tips and such, not only to fill this blog a bit and out of boredom, but also because it is something I care about a lot and really encourage within the cosplay community. This post is just a short introduction about cosplay make-up and why it’s important to use it, which will hopefully prove useful to some of you out there!
I am also by no means a guru or expert. But I am an enthusiast and everything I know is self-taught – so if I can do it, you can too!
Wow so it’s been a while ey? I’d say life has been busy but it really hasn’t, I’ve just been a bit preoccupied with some ongoing bits and bobs, I just don’t always have time for blogging sadly!
Anyway! Recently I attempted a makeup test for Utena Tenjou of Revolutionary Girl Utena – I’ve been working on her Rose Bride dress for the AyaCon Cosplay Ball which is coming up, and figured I’d get some practice in. This was my before/after:
I always try and do my makeup for characters quite naturally, because more often than not they’re not wearing makeup (or at least nothing obvious), so I always try and reflect that. But there’s nothing wrong with glamming it up either, and it makes the whole process a bit more fun. More than anything I like to see what works on my face and what suits the character at the same time.
So while brainstorming what to use, I figured I’d try and record myself. I’ve attempted this before but I’ve always scrapped it before the internet ever got a chance to see it, but this time I asked if anyone would be interested and surprisingly people responded and thought it’d be useful. Please keep in mind that I’m not a pro, and everything I know from makeup has came across a space of about 6 years of trial and error.. but without further ado, here it is:
The video runs through the products I used, and they are also listed in the video description! Hopefully I’m not too hard to understand and it’s not too cringey, either.. it’s really hard finding the courage to talk to an invisible audience!
I absolutely love talking about makeup too, so if you want any advice or even just to chat feel free to contact me! As always, feel free to ask here, on my Facebook page, or on Twitter!