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27 Jul 2013 - 10:00105318
I need help with make up, and clothing color. (I know I posted not too long ago, but I need lots of help.)
So I decided for my first cosplay that I'll be doing Ash J. Williams of the Evil Dead series. I'm trying to start working on it a year before the Con that I'm planning to wear it to even begins. All the props and clothes I think I can handle, but I need some advice for the make up and clothes color.

My first question goes for blood, dirt, mud, and cuts on the face and body. Here's what I'm going for. As far as the face, I'm having trouble finding good shots of his full body with the scars and all but meh. https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/1349692041/ash.JPG and..that's about it for that.

Second question, blood and dirt/mud stuff on my shirt. For this I'm going for something like this dapper gentlemen. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8207/8153241306_c77fbd3cc1_z.jpgalso use that link for the shirt and pants that I'm looking for. 

Also, for this character I need my hair to look wet all day like I've been sweating a lot (which I'll probably do anyway) or I'm soaked in blood. I don't think you'll be needing a link for that one. But here's what I need to live up to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vmq_PkV5OQ

That should be it. If I were to ask anything else then I guess I need help figuring out how to tear a shirt and have it look like I didn't do it with a pair of scissors.



Last edited by CaptainHeroWolf (27 Jul 2013 - 10:02)
27 Jul 2013 - 10:02105319
I cant figure out what's wrong with my links....halp


27 Jul 2013 - 13:45105325
I'm not too great at makeup (although your local fancydress store may stock stage makeup and be happy to show you a few things to do with it)

But for deconstructing clothing sandpaper works quite well for a worn effect, as can dragging the tip of an unpicker along fabric for more of a scratched look.
Colours can be done with watered down acrylic paints and water colour paints. Greens and browns for a mouldy, muddy tinge. Dark brown/red/mahogany colour for dried blood. Any fresh blood you want on it do with makeup on the day to make the fabric stick to skin and glisten in the right sort of way. Dried blood isn't bright red after all ;P

As for wanting a sweaty hair, why not try wet look hair gel? You can retouch it through the day by either reapplying a little bit of gel or just re-wetting it with water


27 Jul 2013 - 13:57105326
I have to echo the watered down acrylics and watercolours for painting dried blood and grunge onto fabric and skin.
I used it for my Silent Hill nurse cosplays:

http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/costume/view/8768

http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/costume/view/22340

It works surprisingly well and is easy to wash off your skin.

You could also use stuff like tea and chalk perhaps, on the fabric.

As for ripping fabric to make it look natural. A serrated bread knife, or a serrated, preferably not super sharp knife in general. Literally SAW the fabric.

You could also slightly burn the edges of the rips to get a more worn out been wearing it for months effect, with a lighter. Though be careful with that, obviously.

For the hair, there's loads of hair styling products for the wet look, just go to a local supermarket or pharmacy or anywhere that would sell hair products and either ask a teller or look for something that says "wet look" on it.


27 Jul 2013 - 14:09105327
Ohh

forgot: As for the what's wrong with your links. I think it's because you're on your mobile. I'm not 100% sure but I don't think copy pasting url's in works the same way it does on a mobile.

Otherwise, if you can see the post options when you make a post, there's a button. Looks like a globe with a chain on it. That's the insert hyperlink button. Click that, paste your link in, then it'll ask what you want it to be called, just paste your link in again and it'll hyperlink the whole test of the link.

If you can't see them on mobile, then you can't use it.

You might be able to put the HTML tags in yourself, though I'm not sure if that would work either.


28 Jul 2013 - 09:35105357
Quote animeaddict:
I'm not too great at makeup (although your local fancydress store may stock stage makeup and be happy to show you a few things to do with it)

But for deconstructing clothing sandpaper works quite well for a worn effect, as can dragging the tip of an unpicker along fabric for more of a scratched look.
Colours can be done with watered down acrylic paints and water colour paints. Greens and browns for a mouldy, muddy tinge. Dark brown/red/mahogany colour for dried blood. Any fresh blood you want on it do with makeup on the day to make the fabric stick to skin and glisten in the right sort of way. Dried blood isn't bright red after all ;P

As for wanting a sweaty hair, why not try wet look hair gel? You can retouch it through the day by either reapplying a little bit of gel or just re-wetting it with water

Pssssh! I totally understand all of that and stuff >.>. Thanks you! I have a year to get this down so I should be fine, worst case scenario I don't figure it out and I have to end up using my own blood...and even worse...my own dirt.


28 Jul 2013 - 09:38105358
Quote Lulu Rose:
I have to echo the watered down acrylics and watercolours for painting dried blood and grunge onto fabric and skin.
I used it for my Silent Hill nurse cosplays:

http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/costume/view/8768

http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/costume/view/22340

It works surprisingly well and is easy to wash off your skin.

You could also use stuff like tea and chalk perhaps, on the fabric.

As for ripping fabric to make it look natural. A serrated bread knife, or a serrated, preferably not super sharp knife in general. Literally SAW the fabric.

You could also slightly burn the edges of the rips to get a more worn out been wearing it for months effect, with a lighter. Though be careful with that, obviously.

For the hair, there's loads of hair styling products for the wet look, just go to a local supermarket or pharmacy or anywhere that would sell hair products and either ask a teller or look for something that says "wet look" on it.

Ya know...it's stuff like this that makes being a guy kind of a little bit difficult. I don't understand all your make up lingo and new fangled words like, "fabric" and "paint" but I should get this down, I have a year after all. Thank you and after the advice the two of you have given me I don't think the URL stuff will be necessary to fix but that'll definitely come in handy! Thanks again!


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