Thursday, October 6, 2011

Skin prosthetics: Ears and Scars

Yesterday I went out and bought a pair of fake "vampire ears", as they're so not properly called, for... whatever cosplay that I'll get to do, which demands these sorts of prosthetics

I've always hated the look of these, when you bought them, never do they look even slightly realistic.
So had to do a very not so exciting make-up job, on both ears. Starting out with covering with my everyday concealer, since... well I'm not yellow, as some of you might have noticed, and then added shadows with different brown eyeshadow and edges with some black.
Still not completely satisfied with the out-come, but I'm in no dire need to use them.

Today I picked up my Mehron Rigid Collodion, a scarring fluid, at the post office
I've been sooo very excited to get this and try it out, and I must say, I'm VERY satisfied with this product.
You can buy a brush, yourself, if you want to do finer lines, but the brush that comes with works fine for me. (It's the same as a nail polish brush)

This is the result of apx. three appliances, to get a deeper effect of the scar, the fluid dries very quickly, so it doesn't take forever to apply several layers.
The only downside to it, that if it's in a spot where your skin moves a lot, it will start to come off around the edges, but that's pretty obvious.
To remove the dried up "scar", you really just "rip" it off, apply lukewarm water if you're a whiny little fairy like myself.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

SDotP: Customizing a wig and torso armor

Thursday the wigs finally arrived, and of course.. the wig-craze that I am, I had to start styling it up as fast as possible.

The blue wig I had gotten, is long by itself, but not long enough to have the ponytail that Kaito has as the demon, alas; sewing on extensions.
The wig itself is heat resistant, and the extensions I got wasn't, so I was very lucky that the color matched up as well as it did. I got myself five single-strands of clip-on extensions, removed the clip and have sown them on were I thought would look the best in layering.
Since I'll removed them again at some point, I used black thread, so it'd be easier to spot.

The wig, inside out on a Styrofoam head, so it's easier to work with.

Today, I helped my lovely cosplay partner, with her torso armor.
Since she wanted something body tight, that would fit properly, we had to make it directly on her body, and so we wrapped her like a turkey (her words), and got cooking /see what I did there? 8D
We only added one layer of paper-maché, since it'll also be covered with chicken wire, and other very fun stuff, so it'll be sturdy for the stage.

As I've already said on this dA Journal, I've started scripting a few CMV's, and right now I'm working on a major one, with Ao No Exorcist, I've written down a few scenes that'd I'd like to use, but that it thus far, needs more time.

Frickin' artistic picture, because you're not allowed to know what'll happen 8D