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13 Mar 2012 - 22:4880713
Dark Eyebrows, Light-Haired Cosplay
I've encountered this problem before, but it's only recently occurred to me to do something about it.

I've got dark eyebrows as I have dark hair naturally, they're also rather thick. I'm doing a cosplay at Kita which will require blonde hair. Having done a blonde character before with my eyebrows left alone, it just doesn't look right and I don't want to count on having a fringe long enough to cover them.

any suggestions would be great but I really dont want to go down the shaving off route or anything which will leave my eyebrows permanently blonde seeing as I'm dark in day to day life. I'd like to explore all options as it's probably not an uncommon thing to encounter in cosplay.

13 Mar 2012 - 23:2480714
Hey fellow dark eyebrower!

Here's a method I've not yet used but have heard it works;

First, paint your brows with PVA glue, following the hair follicles

Then, once dry, paint over with desired shade of acrylic.

It may take several coats (of glue AND paint) but that's essentially what I was told to do. Most of my costumes require wigs with long fringes so I've not used it yet.

Note; PVA merely puts a coat so you can paint onto something. Both wash off with water.

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13 Mar 2012 - 23:2980715
Ah sweet, I wondered if this would work and look realistic for blonde looking eyebrows. I've only ever tried it on Richard to give him turquoise eyebrows. It does work great though. I'll probably give that a go and mix up a bottle of the right colour before the con though so I don't have to stress out about getting the right shade on the day!

Thank you so much!

13 Mar 2012 - 23:5980718
Hello A good tattoo cover up works well too, I dont have dark eyebrows but used it on someone to hide eyebrows compleatly so Im sure you could then draw on new ones ^_^

17 Mar 2012 - 16:4180975
I'm naturally a gingery blonde but my eyebrows are darker than my hair! I found a good way of lightening them for lighter haired cosplays is this:

Get an unused/spare mascara brush. Dip it into your concealer - brush over eyebrows. :'D Usually takes two to three coats but it works. :3 Obviously, it won't make your eyebrows blonde... just lighter. My friend suggested that you can get spray on hair colour... just spray it onto a flat surface, dip the mascara brush in, and brush lightly onto eyebrows, over the concealer? Just make sure it's a wash-out product! s:

17 Mar 2012 - 21:3080985
That sounds fantastic! I'll definitely give that a go. Thank you for sharing!

17 Mar 2012 - 22:3280991
I have the same issue with my eyebrows. They're completely black.

I coat them in a few layers of facepaint, using a fine paintbrush. Follow the hairs and it works a treat.

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