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Re: No.6 cosplay
« Reply #30 on: June 29, 2015, 12:40:45 pm »
I just look intimidating at first. I've scared my manager at my old job just by looking over at him. Since then, I've had to wonder how many other people I've scared before who didn't tell me... (I just have to face the facts that my bitchy resting face and scary piercing eyes are only good for cosplaying big ol' tsunderes.)

Also, as Vox has so eloquently written, Nezumi's pants are a visual representation of his emotions. The more you know.
http://weiselzelle.tumblr.com/post/96566190089/an-analysis-of-nezumis-pants-and-their-relation

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« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2015, 09:43:40 am »
OH MY GOD. Vox's analysis is gold. I have never laughed harder in my life XD Can I reblog this??

... and I know next to nothing about cosplay. but I'd say you've got a good start so far, Kai. :3

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Re: No.6 cosplay
« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2015, 11:17:26 am »
That analysis is nice indeed. XD

And thanks.

Though for staying on topic... My thinking slowly goes towards cosplaying Nezumi first. (Karan may be a nice second one?)
Do you have any tips for the make-up? Would you/Did you do anything specific to bring out his character?
The way I see it so far there should be enough accent on the eyes, but how do I make that so it won't look horribly female?

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« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2015, 01:41:58 pm »
(Yes @Meopat, you can totally reblog that :D)

For makeup... I'm still trying to master mine. It depends on what I'm planning on doing in cosplay (so con makeup gets a little heavier eye makeup and just for personal photos gets less). Definitely waterlining makes a huge difference! That really brings out the eyes without making it look girly or heavy. Filling in my eyebrows also helps bring the focus to the top half of my face. Also this is just something I have to do because I have a rounder face, but it might work for you as well, but I contour my nose so it looks thinner and sharper so it's more to Nezumi's image. Also a "smaller" appearing nose makes the eyes more of a focus.

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« Reply #34 on: July 01, 2015, 02:27:55 pm »
The make-up is always the hardest part for me... I barely use any, so I have no idea. I'm too pale for most make-up brands anyways, basically... the last time I found make-up that actually did match my skintone was during vacation in London. And if you are that pale just a little make up can make you look like you've tried paining on a clown face. That discourages you from trying when you're a teenager... For cosplay I'm now just trying whatever and tutorials on the web and... kinda... look what I end up like.

Would it be too bold to attach a picture and ask for tips on my face? (I wouldn't consider my face very round and from the right angles I tell myself I can pull of a guy not that bad - except for my lips I haven't managed to make them look thinner so far... slapping on concealer does not work that well.)

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« Reply #35 on: July 01, 2015, 02:51:39 pm »
You can certainly post a picture! I'm not a makeup pro as I only use it for cosplay, but I'll do what I can to help! (Also I feel you on the skin thing, I have to buy all the lightest colored products and blend really well.)

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« Reply #36 on: July 01, 2015, 03:18:06 pm »
Alright, have my probably most female looking picture I ever managed, but it's the only one where my hair's out of my face.
And one with my current hairstyle, because I'll try using my real hair for the cosplay. (Don't even ask... I can't pose for my life that's the next problem... if I'm told to do something with my hands... why not lean on them, because that makes total sense when I have a book in my fingers...)

I feel like a huge nerd for that second picture. Really... but I'll trust you not to laugh.

(I am too old for this... *drops face into hands*)

Bad light is my friend, I am sorry for that.

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« Reply #37 on: July 01, 2015, 03:40:12 pm »
Hm, I'd say even though you already have a thin nose, contouring the sides a little will help it show up that way head on (though that could just be the lighting). Definitely fill in your eyebrows with a darker color so they show up behind your bangs (I personally use an eyeliner pencil for mine, but I like having really bold eyebrows for cosplays). Use eyeliner for your waterline (the top lid and the outer half of the bottom lid) and another thin line on your top eyelid with the end extending out a bit to make your eyes stand out without making them super big looking. There are also lots of youtube videos on using contouring/highlighting to bring out your features, but that's all up to you!

Oh yeah, if you do use eyeliner on your waterline, make sure to buy a kind that says it's good for the waterline, otherwise it'll run and you'll look quite scary! (I've done that and scared MYSELF!) Also as for contouring, you can get some bronzer that's just a little bit darker than your skin tone. I usually go two shades darker than the lightest color for mine, so maybe you'll only need it to be one shade darker.

And all of this is just advice, you can pick and choose what you want to do! Experiment and have fun with it! And if anyone else has advice, please feel free to add in. I am certainly not the queen of makeup here.

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Re: No.6 cosplay
« Reply #38 on: July 01, 2015, 04:17:31 pm »
The contouring I've already been working on and trying. (Since I plan to cosplay guys.) But I never dared to go too strong on the eyebrows (only gently making them a little thicker), my mother thought it be nice to have someone do it professionally for a picture when I was 16... I never wanted to look like that ever again... I looked like a clown, my eyebrows especially. Though I will try (as Nezumi does not have very thick brows, so maybe it doesn't look that weird if I darken them more) and I'll definitely try extending the line with the eyeliner. Try around there.

And thanks for the tips. It already helps a lot to know where to try around. ^^

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« Reply #39 on: July 01, 2015, 04:33:09 pm »
You're welcome! That was pretty fun to do, actually! I've had roommates want to cosplay and so I make their cosplays and then they refuse to even try makeup... I mean, cosplay is just for fun, but... LET ME DO EVERYONE'S MAKEUP!! (I'm fine, I'm fine, I'm just... passionate.)

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« Reply #40 on: December 29, 2015, 11:17:31 am »
I've been trying some of the tips, though it's still a bit of a lucky shot more often than not to get the eyeliner to not look funky.

But here are some of the results. I don't mind more tips or ideas!

The first one I was rather proud of, though I didn't intend to do the make up for Nezumi, but it would fit more for him then the character I had aimed at. I'm wearing a pair of blue contact lenses for that. (If you can even tell, I have a tendency to try things out later at night and then only have the option of bad lighting.)

The second one is a bit more subtle and actually something I am comfortable wearing going out on the street on an everyday basis, but I think that's where I'll be aiming towards for a Nezumi cosplay, subtle but enhancing. No lenses or anything, I still need a pair of grey lenses. I haven't yet seen a pair where I though 'THAT' is what I want.

I still absolutely can't do any 'wings'/extending the line of the upper part out. That always ends up horrible. Make up is no easy art.

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« Reply #41 on: December 29, 2015, 04:17:08 pm »
Omg wow! Those both look so intense like Nezumi's eyes! And I totally feel the "late at night cosplay test" issue, I usually do that too. I'd totally direct you to some contacts for Nezumi, but I have yet to see any that look perfect for him. Anyway, looks awesome!

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« Reply #42 on: December 29, 2015, 10:51:38 pm »
ooh the way you did the eyeliner looks really nice and intense. your eyes are so pretty, they definitely have a "nezumi" look to them with how thinly shaped they are

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« Reply #43 on: January 31, 2016, 05:11:06 pm »
... now I removed my last post instead of editing it. Way to go with not reading what the warning says.

But the last one wasn't anything proper anyways. I did comment on how after the visit to the hairdresser my hair was partially too short for a pony tail. But it's long enough again! And I'm pretty happy with it no need to cosplay book version Nezumi anymore.

There was also a thank you for the compliments!

Still haven't got any proper contacts, the one's I'm wearing here are way too blue, but I wanted to see how something really light would look so I put them in. What I'm really more happy with now is the hair, a little bit of a trim for the bangs maybe, but that's almost more of a tiny detail left. (I do want the deep black, not the anime-version colour, it's just personal taste.)
I think I might try taking a picture with the leather jacket and scarf as substitute for the cape next time (I don't have the jacket with me right now or I would have experimented with that now...) for now it's an old way too big T-shirt that made me take the liberty of lounging around. Maybe I should have picked up a book while I was at it.

But now I can actually call this a prototype for the cosplay to come.

I'm excited.

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« Reply #44 on: January 31, 2016, 06:06:33 pm »
Omg very nice!!! Your hair looks super cool, much better than I could ever make my ponytail look. And I do think those contacts work well personally. They look natural enough and they don't scream "BLUE!"