|So I was clearing out some old clothes, and I found the 'I Wuv Hugs' T-Shirt that I bought at LFCC last year. I realised that I have pretty much everything for this outfit, and the proverbial lightbulb sprung to life!|
I have the undershirt, and a grey checked overshirt. I don't, however, own any blue jeans, so I shall be wearing denim shorts instead (with cowboy boots). I figured if Dean did find himself in the body of a girl for a day, that's how he would dress XD. I love Dean, so capturing the essence of the character, even in a closet cosplay like this, would be awesome.
This will likely be a breakfast cosplay, because I have enough to put together a regular femme Dean (Deanna!), which I will do Thursday evening since it is just casual. I have bracelets similar to his, and I am hoping to get my hands on an amulet. I will also print off his tattoo since I have leftover transfer paper from Maria, and I'm going to bloody it up a bit - dirt, cuts, probably a bandage round my hand since the brothers are always cutting their hands for whatever reason.
I am also watching a brown faux leather jacket on eBay, which I am hoping stays low because it would be a nice touch, but I can't afford much right now!
Dean Winchester is the eldest son of John Winchester and Mary Winchester (née Campbell). When his father goes missing, Dean seeks out his younger brother Sam and together they begin a cross-country road trip to find their father and slay the creature that killed their mother when they were children.
Dean is far more dedicated to the hunting life than his brother, at least initially. Sam is the only thing he truly cares about, and he will do anything and give everything to protect him.
His life is wrought with tragedy - everything and everyone he has ever loved, he has lost at one point or another - and as such he has the mindset of a true hunter...one who expects to die on the job or to rot away in isolation. He does not believe in happy endings, not for people like him, and despite luck that seems to keep him alive through overwhelming odds, it is likely that he will never get one. Despite this, he is a lover of practical jokes, which often see Sam as the victim, and has a strong set of morals, albeit the tendency to see things in black and white.
Wound Test 2 (Posted 26th July 2012)
I tried it on the cheek rather than the forehead...and it looks a bit better I think! Positioning it correctly on the forehead is difficult, and the wound would more likely be circular - straight cuts are a lot easier and quicker to do. And this way, there is less blood so it will hopefully not get on everything!
I am finding it a lot easier to use the wax by 'melting' it slightly with a lighter before scraping it out of the tin, and then applying it with a flat instrument (I am using a metal ruler, but it is probably easier to use a spatula!) and smoothing it down with that as you apply, and then blending the edges into your skin with your fingers. The wax that I am using is already skin coloured, and blends even with my pale skin. Applying powder before the bruising effects makes things easier too - I am just using regular translucent matte powder (Rimmel, so you don't need anything special!). I applied a layer of powder on top of the colouring to tone it down too (skin coloured eye shadow dusted lightly will probably work better, but the powder was closer to hand).
I am not wearing foundation in the pic - the edges should blend a little better when I am.
Wound test (Posted 26th July 2012)
Preliminary test using scar wax and stage blood.
I was deciding between using liquid latex and scar wax to make a head wound, but ended up getting scar wax because it was cheaper (and I found some that had stage blood with it!). I have also never used scar wax before, so it's something new! I am just waiting on some blood gel arriving, as it is thicker and doesn't dry and flake like stage blood.
The only issue with the wax is that the blood only sticks in the pit of the wax...it just rolls off my skin where the wax has been. I am hoping that the gel is a little better, but I am also contemplating buying some blood paste for inside the wound and for areas that have come into contact with the wax.