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03 Mar 2013 - 14:5097981
Make-up Help?
Hey everyone,

I'm cosplaying Allen from D.Gray-Man and Shion from No. 6 at this year's Birmingham expo and I was wondering if anyone has any tips for the scars they both have.

I'm thinking either lip-liner or face paint for Allen and either blusher, eyeshadow, eye-cream... stuff or face paint for Shion.
Any ideas?

Also, does anyone know how to keep make-up on for a long period of time? I casual-cosplayed Allen ages ago and the scar (just drawn on with lip-liner) faded really quickly.

Here are some pictures of the characters, if you'd like to see what the scars look like:



Thanks for looking! <3

03 Mar 2013 - 14:5497982
Face paint works well i use it for my kai hiwatari cosplay. It can smudge if you rub your face though. My friend who also did alen used Acrylic paint on her face. It works well for this situation really but it can flake off depending on your paints ^^ I hear hairspray is good for keeping make up up so it might work for this too!

03 Mar 2013 - 14:5697983
Face paint and eye liners are both ok. Just make sure they are oil based

After drawing it, spray hair gel on it.

03 Mar 2013 - 15:1997985
Thank you!
I'll try it with the make-up I have and then use the hair spray trick to see if it works
I'll do a test or something when I get the wig
If that doesn't work, I'll go and buy some face paints~

04 Mar 2013 - 09:0598056
I have heard that hairspray is good for having makeup last longer (like mentioned above)

Another option that will definatly be longer last is trying tattoo paper:


Though I know tattoo paper has a tendency to wrinkle. I didn't have any problems when I used it but then I wasn't using it on my face :S

04 Mar 2013 - 10:0298059
I was going to suggest tattoo paper too, I used it for the oroboros on my lust cosplay and it was really effective. It does wrinkle a little though, which might be an issue on your face, since you'll be moving a lot.

You can buy fixing sprays for make-up. These are pricier than the cheaper alternative that is hairspray but supposedly less bad for your skin. I've done a facial scar before with the outline drawn out in lip liner and filled in with grease based face paint and it seemed to last a whole evening.

03 Jul 2014 - 21:30114464
Hello if I was in your place I would go with some face paint in this case, because it works well and you will really have no problems dealing with it. I had some past situations that resemble yours and using face paint helped me a lot .

Last edited by AdolfoMagana (03 Jul 2014 - 21:31)
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