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28 May 2009 - 00:0215046
Facepaint help and advice needed~!
Hello everyone!

I've come to you to ask for any expertise on... Facepaints!

I need to achieve this look for my next cosplay:




I can sew, but makeup, especially the kind I'll need for this, is something I know nothing about!

So, what can I put on my face that won't crack/cake/run and will look nicely opaque and white? xD It must exist!
Also, do I need to wear foundation underneath, use some kind of sealer, blablablaa... I have no clue what I need!

I can figure out how to do the colour, it's just getting the base white that bugs me >.<

Any advice will be met with warm gratitude!


28 May 2009 - 00:1515047
Snazaroo White! In fact, Snazaroo for it all! Then if you're worried about contact, hairspray all over your face (close your eyes and mouth LOL) It seals it in!


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28 May 2009 - 00:3815048
FIRST! Scrub face! Get all that flaky skin away! Then MOISTURISE! I used lovely Babyoil for my face. 8D

THIRD! Apply white snazaroo paint in streaks at first! Wait to dry and then dab on a second layer!

Opitional - after streaking and dabbing with a damp sponge, apply white face powder!

FIFTH! Apply red and Black parts with a brush where needed!

SIXTH! Hairspray the hell out of your face!

And ya done. 8D


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28 May 2009 - 00:4515049
pax paint is another option, but you'll still need a "safe" paint (snazaroo) for around your eyes. (you really do not want pax near your eyes! haha)

you'll need supersolv remover to remove the pax, but i can guarantee, you won't find a better facepaint since once it's dry, it won't rub off, wash off with water/sweat, etc. as an example, i showed a friend how effective it was by painting dr. stein-like stitches on the underside of my arm, and they were still there after 3 days and 4 showers!

it's a bit expensive, but that's to be expected since it's what the movie industry uses for makeup in movies like hellboy.


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28 May 2009 - 01:1615050
I've never used white before, but I've used various shades of Kryolan Aquacolor in cosplay (most notably on Luke's medicine seller costume) and always had good results with that too. You can buy it from Charles Fox in Covent Garden.


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28 May 2009 - 17:3715065
Ooh thank you so much for the advice guys!
I've heard of Snazaroo and Kryolan, and also the shop Sillabub mentionned so I'll check it out
Xaerael, if this stuff didn't come off your arm does it mean I'd have a white face for 3 days? ;D

I'm also not too keen on spraying my face with hairspray... But what must be done to save money will be done! 8D


28 May 2009 - 17:4915067
Quote Pem:
Ooh thank you so much for the advice guys!
I've heard of Snazaroo and Kryolan, and also the shop Sillabub mentionned so I'll check it out
Xaerael, if this stuff didn't come off your arm does it mean I'd have a white face for 3 days? ;D

I'm also not too keen on spraying my face with hairspray... But what must be done to save money will be done! 8D


It sounds harsh but if you hold your breath and close your eyes you'll be fine!


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29 May 2009 - 03:2315093
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Xaerael, if this stuff didn't come off your arm does it mean I'd have a white face for 3 days? ;D


nah, you use a removal fluid to take it off. pax is basicly acrylic paint mixed with a surgical adhesive called pros aide. i trial ran it at expo for bits on props, and it worked beautifully. (see my witch king sword, and briareos's gun)

it will gradually wash off by itself, but it will take a good while ;p the lines i did on my arm took some... "persuasion" without the removal fluid. with it, however, it should come clean off.


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29 May 2009 - 11:1815102
Quote sjbonnar:
Snazaroo White! In fact, Snazaroo for it all! Then if you're worried about contact, hairspray all over your face (close your eyes and mouth LOL) It seals it in!


I second this!!! my joker makeup and alot of other friends makeup is Snazaroo its the non proffessional standard in my book

And yeah the hairspray thing is a great idea if your having it for a long day or just someone who worries ^.^


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29 May 2009 - 11:5815110
And it means if you sweat a lot you should be fine, but you can still wash it off ok in a shower ^_^


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29 May 2009 - 12:4215118
The Ben Nye clown white I used for my Midna didn't budge all day once I put it on, powdered and sealed it. Plus it feels light on the skin, comes off easy with some make up wipes later on as well.

If you want help with the make up it looks very similar to my Midna make up from may expo, I can certainly post you a tutorial.


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