I was feeling nostalgic about my old Dipp cosplay after talking with someone about personal lighting techniques, so I thought I’d show it off on tumblr. The head lit up in a twinkly fashion, but it wasn’t as conspicuous by daylight.
So here she is! Knives set up a mini-photoshoot with me in the outside scenery. He is my absolute favorite photographer–there is not one photo in the set that I don’t like! I think my only regret is that I don’t have any photos of me standing, but ::shrug:: what can you do?
I meant very much to debut this cosplay on Friday, but since I didn’t make it to RamenCon that day I had to settle for Sunday. I’m very happy to report that Starless was recognized twice (my running expectation is 0-1 for a con this size), and I only tripped over my skirt once! My cute little shoulder buddy received many nose boops, and I got a lot of compliments on the tree staff.
Ahahaha… another Cho cosplay! (technically my third!) This is the outfit she wears in Chapter 3! I fully intend to take photos in somebody’s tree in the near future… when it is warmer.
SUPER proud of how this turned out–I finished it so cleanly that I really had to examine it to tell the inside from the outside!
And the hat? The hat is PRO, man–it even has a lining. I think it’s the first hat I’ve made that I thought about getting a box for. I finally ended up putting a string on it to keep it from falling off my head.
I still feel terribly naked sometimes in this cosplay, mostly around old people, I think moreso because all my limbs are covered! I have on a pair of undies beneath the swimsuit bottom, and was constantly worried about them being visible… ::ponders the psychology of my own partial nudity::
I think I traumatized an AME church convention-gathering-thing with my fantastic butt though. They happened to be sharing the hotel plaza with the convention, and one of their events happened to let out just as I was walking to the on-grounds Starbucks. I have to say they looked pretty thunderstruck, and there was at least one “Oh Lord Jesus…”.
I felt SO guilty laughing.
Ah, well–they’ll be fine…
Cho and Kagerou belong to Luka (vastderp here on tumblr), whom I still want to design my clothes!
I had the damnedest time getting a cell phone pic that was not COMPLETE FUCKXNG GARBAGE (Chris had the good camera in Masquerade and I was derp-faced most of the night for whatever reason) but this one shows most of the suit, the damage, and the goggles.
omf jesse this scarf is toties perf
I lvoe it so much
(although I probs could live in it because it is WAYYy soft and comfy and just the right length)
you kick all the ass at knotting
*fuck it the yarncraft
thanks forevers ilu
Back from SoyCon! It was fun as usual nerding it up in the park with my friends. So many cute cosplays! There was this REALLY good Ed (Ed, Edd, and Eddy) who just charmed my very socks off because he was so perfectly in-character–he has the voice down and everything. What a cutie! That is my favorite thing you can do as a cosplayer. Knives took all the pictures, so I’ll either reblog it from someone else or get some of his shots later.
My Zazie cosplay came out really well this time–I think this time turned out even better than the first time I wore it! I was also a lot more comfortable because I opted to not wear the loafers (I subbed them with brown ballet flats that were WAY more pleasant to walk in). I even felt confident enough to enter the cosplay competitions, and won a prize (Best Overall for Saturday in the Field Cosplay Contest)!
I’ll be there tomorrow too. Hopefully the weather will be good tomorrow as it was today. It’s a lot of fun being a Rainyday at the park!
I know I have paint on my face, and I’m pretty sure I have it in at least one ear. I’m only maybe 25% done…
…and I’ve been either laying tape, mixing paint, and painting all day. 14 hours. ::flops over::
Galley’s blood color was difficult to mix–it’s an interesting shade of yellow-green, but my printer won’t agree with either computer screen! One ref image came out kind of olive-brown and the other one came out somewhere in the vicinity of lime. I just gave up and just mixed my own shade of Gemini goldblood. Thanks to the black background and the lighting in my apartment this time of night/morning, it looks super-bright. It’ll look less so if I decide to dirty it up some–still debating whether I want to be dirty and beat-up or clean and beat-up.
This is a close-up of the pattern-mapping I did a while back ago–I can’t draw people correctly so I just googled a person wearing a black zentai, chose a shot with the right pose, and drew all over the printout. (Note to self: In the future–if I ever have to do this again, that is–I must remember to turn my SafeSearch back on when searching for zentai reference pics. There is a lot of NOPE under that keyword.)
I kind of had to wing the part from the crotch on down because there aren’t any drawings detailing the lower part of the suit the same way. I started on the left side first and just kind of fudged it based on the patterns in the torso, then I changed up and decided to repeat the patterning on the sleeves for the other leg. Now I’m kind of torn whether I should do both legs like the sleeves or go with the way it is on paper… ?
For the back I…honestly forgot about that part until I started painting (eheheheh PTL). I mean, I obviously have to either reverse the pattern or make something up again. I keep bouncing back and forth about it. Fortunately I gave myself lots of time to work it out.
It’s looking so damn pretty right now! I’m probably gonna cry when it comes time to shred this thing. I definitely have to get photos in it during the short time it’s in pristine condition.
I was idly looking through my Facebook tags and I noticed that someone happened to catch me at the only Promstuck meet I ever made it to. This was in 2012–I forgot to get any pics of myself and I really kind of stayed off to myself except maybe talking to two people most of the evening (because I felt SUPER OLD). I was probably talking to one of them in that pic (we were sitting on the floor for the welcome bit, so this pic was probably taken from in front of the stage area).
But anyhow, have a pic of me in Promstuck Sollux! (lower right, since I’m obviously not the subject of this photo) I felt dapper as hell in that getup - I even made a vest chain with silver bee buttons.
I'm sorry if you get this a lot. But what makeup do you use for your Sollux cosplay? If its Ben Nye, how do you even keep it on? I tried putting it on, even with the final seal and it always comes off, leaving a mess everywhere!
(I don’t get it a lot—or at least not on tumblr—so I’ll gladly tell you!)
I do use Ben Nye! I can’t use water-based makeups (not even with a fixative) because I sweat a TON, so it has been the only one to work for me without making my face itch.
First I wash my face really well with an exfoliating scrub to get rid of most of the oil, and then I moisturize with oil-free product and let it dry.
After that, I apply the makeup with a foam makeup wedge. I put it on pretty thickly, starting from my nose area and moving outward, making sure none of my natural skin color shows through. I don’t do my eyelids or underneath my eyes until I’m nearly done, because it’ll only crease and I’ll have to reapply. Before I do my eyes, I step away from the mirror and do something else for five minutes and come back and touch up any thin-color areas I didn’t notice on the first go. You can use the creme makeup to contour during this step as well.
Next step is to powder, starting with the eyes. I use Ben Nye Neutral Set with a terry powder puff. I’ve heard you can use baby powder or other setting powder, but the Neutral Set works for me. The key to this is using a LOT of it. Creme makeup absorbs a surprising amount of powder. I pretty much just dump out about a tablespoon full of it at a time, pat the puff into the powder, and pat the powder on while gently pressing it into the makeup (Kind of difficult to explain that—you don’t want press hard enough to rub the makeup off, but you do want to kind of grind the powder into it. It takes a while to get the motion down, but when you do it becomes second nature).
I powder my face in sections—eyes first, then my forehead, then my nose and cheeks, my mouth and chin, then my ears, and then I touch up my neck and powder that last. I usually go through at least two tablespoons by the time I’m done, and I apply enough that I actually see the whiteness of the powder build up on my face. At that point, I take a really soft powder brush (my kitty paw brush) and dust off the excess.
The way I test that I’ve powdered enough is to wash and dry my hands and pat my nose a few times. If no color comes off, then I’m done!
I actually play up my contour at this point with powder products. Use really soft brushes and you won’t damage the creme or setting powder.
Only then do I apply the Final Seal. And that pansy “spray a mist into the air and walk into it, letting it gently rain down on your face”?
Close your eyes (raise your eyebrows and roll your eyeballs upward so you won’t squint) and mist your entire face. Some of my friends use hairspray to good effect if you want to try that. Let it dry before you touch it.
There—all done~! (Or at least you’re ready to put on the finishing touches, like eyeliner, mascara, and blush…)
Hi! :33 I'm curious, what did you use for your teeth in your Kanaya cosplay? And I have to say you were an awesome cosplayer at Ramencon!
::blushes:: Thank You. I Am Very Happy My Costume Turned Out So Well.
Your timing is perfect! You know all those pop-up Halloween stores that are appearing everywhere? I buy the individual fangs kit from there! Like these guys:
My favorite shop is Spirit Halloween because I prefer the Scarecrow brand. No matter which shop you choose, make sure to go online and print any coupons you can get and knock a couple bucks off the cost, because they’re about $20 for a set!
Instead of using the molding kit that comes with the fangs, I put my fangs in with these:
They last all day (6+ hours), and I can still drink cold beverages with them in (although I use a straw). Also, it’s not as gross-tasting as the gooey kind, and it’s easier to carry a few extra strips than a tube.
I hope this helps you out; let me know if you have any more questions!
More photos from SoyCon 5, taken by Scott Waldron @ Photography Banzai! It’s just a toss-together (the wings are purchased, and they match the outfit although they’re not quite accurate), but I’m so glad to have finally gotten some tree shots with Cho…
Yay for derpy “I'ma punch you!” shots!
I should work on being ferocious… As it stands, I look slightly confused. I apparently have no control over my face XD
Cho belongs to Luka (our beloved vastderp, author of the Kagerou webcomic), whom I would love to design all of my clothes.