picturesofsam

8

So I get a lot of asks and stuff about makeup and tutorials and shit, so I finally took a bunch of pictures and whipped one up at work because I was bored! So I present to you:

TEN EASY STEPS THAT DONT REQUIRE LIQUID LINER CAUSE THATS A WHOLE OTHER BAG OF CATS.

Things not mentioned in the above photos: lotion your face before step 1 for supple skin. Use primer on your eyebrows if you aren’t disciplined in the art of not touching your face at all else that shit rubs off. Do your hair AFTER makeup so it doesn’t get all up in your biz (at least that’s the way I like to do it)

I’m still a basic bitch when it comes right down to it but this is what I use, especially when I need to get ready fast. It seems like a lot but with practice you can bust it out in under 10 minutes! Hope this helps~ (Also excuse all spelling mistakes I’m awful and lazy)

2

Alright Alright srs post now. I'ma tell you all a story about myself and this costume.

BEWARE THIS GOT LONGER THAN I ANTICIPATED

HI HEY HELLO THERE! My name is Sam, I’m 21 years old and 99% of my cosplays over the years are all BULLSHIT. I’m the type of cosplayer where, ‘Hey! That looks p good in a photo!’ but up close and in person you can see every corner I cut and easy road I take.

I’m okay with this.

I like to not fret so much over the accuracy or the completion of my costumes because I’d rather have fun in them then stress over them! So when Wreck it Ralph first came out and I had a moment where I dropped into fantasy land where I actually made this stupid fucking costume and got to run around and basically act like an asshole and feel really proud of it. 

So I bought the wig.

And when I put it on I was overwhelmed with the feeling of 'jesus christ I actually want this now.’ I really wanted to make the costume. I don’t think I’ve ever felt that way about cosplay, and even so I hadnt felt it in a very very VERY long time. So of course when Sakuracon was rolling around the corner about 3 months out I finally decided to set it in stone. 

Now I’m just gonna say this up front. I have never made armor before. Even just the concept still blows my fucking mind. So when I finally took the plunge and committed I already felt like I was diving head first into the deep end without my water wingies, 

Then I found THIS tutorial for the Fem!Shepard armor from Mass Effect and suddenly everything seemed obtainable.

Of course this was all theory in my head when I was mapping this shit out at work so when I finally hunkered down and started working on the initial blue prints I was jerked back to reality that PROP MAKING AND CRAFTS ARE FUCKING  HARD. So 724823984239 kudos to all you cray prop and armor makers out there this shit is cray.

FAST FORWARD A MONTH AND A HALF. 

I have most of the blueprints all laid out and good to go, so I go out and start buying some of the materials I’ll need to start making it. One and a half days into starting I get hit with this overwhelming sense of 'what the fuckgujeos did I sign up for.’ and I start stressing like its nobodys friggen business. 

And as if an angel sent on high by God his goddamn self, Shelley, my darling my sweety my perfect honey bun, is hangin with me and says 'Oh hay my dad has a dremel tool and a heat gun you can use!’

SRSLY A GODSEND. That cut the work in half and gave me results that were actually looking up and the stress started bleeding away like a pressure wound that finally got an air hole. 

So I start really gettin to work on this shit. My rule for those couple of months before the con was that I had to finish at least ONE thing every night. Sometimes I didn’t sleep because I’d get really into it (I’m an amateur this shit is hard so sue me). 

A couple of days before the con I have multiple hot glue burns, paint literally coated on my hands in the LAYERS (I still have some on my nails now and its been like a month jesus) and I am literally flipping my shit because none of its attatched and that was one of the more daunting aspects I was supposed to tackle. 

Then Shelley Amanda and Kelsey came over and literally tossed my ass into the body suit and stayed up till 3 in the fucking morning the night before the con sticking strips of industrial velcro on and around my body. Shelley even took time out over Day 0  at the con to attach last minute pieces for me. I srsly dont know where I’d be without my darling angels jesusussss

So the day I’m supposed to wear it roles around and I get all strapped up and I’m feelin fly as fuq, and then I realized that I am a big fat baby and the entire costume put together hurts like a motherfucker. So I cant keep it on for very long.

BUT LONG STORY SHORT (TOLATE) when I was in the costume running around and making faces and generally having a good time even though my feet felt like there were going to fall off

Every single compliment, every single photo someone asked for, every glance or smile or anything made me want to cry with joy.

Now I’m not claiming this is the greatest armor every made or anything but it is by far the biggest project I’ve ever completed and I worked so goddamn hard on it. Even now, just seeing people reblogging and leaving such nice comments makes me all woobly because getting recognition for something you’ve put so much time and effort into is literally one of the greatest feelings ever.

So thankyou THANK YOU THANK YOU  to everyones compliments and everything and heireslghnlwsg EMOTIONS.

a super UBER shout out to Shelley for keeping me sane through the entire creation process because I would have crashed and burned multiple times if it hadn’t been for her and all of her help and being my own personal body guard at the con and generally being the greatest friend in exsistance <3

Also to my wrecking crew Lucas Jenna Max and Ryan for putting up with my whiny cry babying and generally being the greatest group in exsistance (srsly ilu guys so much it was WORTH THE PAIN)

And of course Alex for taking all the pictures and being so patient with us when we were dragging ass before the shoot and hgvelsGrgroj <3

OKAY OKAY THE END

HAPPILY EVER AFTER AND ALL

5

NOW WITH MORE SHITTY DUCK FACES. Start this at step 6 of the last tutorial I made so ur face is already primed and shit.

“But Sam!? How can I make them even without selling my soul?!?!”

Practice. A shit ton of it. Like literally just play around with makeup until you find something ya like! If it doesn’t turn out the way you want then wipe it off and start fresh~ BE STRONG, U CAN DO IT!!

2

Recently I’ve gotten a lot of asks about how I keep my hair so healthy for the amount of times I dye it

The answer is I dont

The top is when I blow dry and flat iron it right out of the shower and tame it with product
The bottom is when I run out of time before work and let it air dry and that’s it

The price of colorful hair is having to wake up at least 2 hours before doing anything for it to look nice sobs

I didn’t get many pictures as Erwin, but I got a shit ton of funny stories tho.

For example, while I was wearing this someone walked up to me and said “You smell.”

Instead of being put off I simply responded “Like what?”

“Alchohol”

Then I pulled out the flask in my back pocket and took another swig of the whiskey I had been sippin on all day.

Party Legion till I die motherfuckers.