Scar - Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood




The vast majority of this cosplay is actually make-up and applied effects. Neatly broken down into;

White Jacket
Trousers with Stripe
stone/off-white vest

Facial "Scar"
White hairspray
Tattoo (see below)

The thing that really makes this stick is that Scar is a tanned character, a foreigner. Luckily I have the right skin tone, which makes this fit.

The tattoo is by far the most time consuming thing here, other than the training regime I did to make myself physically more intimidating and filled out. The way I did the tattoo is by printing out the design on sticky back paper, cutting it into a stencil and then sticking it to my arm and filling it in with permanent marker (I do not recommend using permanent markers as you'll feel hungover afterwards, even if it did look like an actual tattoo. Use a good waterbased bodypaint)

The design of the tattoo itself is NOT the transmutation circles that you might find on image searches, its like the ouroboros snakes in a figure 8 shape. I had to get it directly from the manga and piece it together.

The forearm part didn't turn out as well as I had hoped so I used the ripped sleeve to cover my forearm.

All photos are courtesy of Jo (NekoFlameAlchemist) or Jade L (JDWasabi), who were both very kind and I wouldn't have pulled it off so well without them.

Jo's cosplay photography and much more of me can be seen at her dA;



TallulahXx posted on 10 November, 2010 - 20:22
lush love how you did the patern (^_^)

j_mercuryuk posted on 11 November, 2010 - 19:03
Nice scar (greta to see him being done). I love the symbols on the arm, nicely done (and I can see scar as a stout man) :D

mandi-taichou posted on 12 November, 2010 - 22:26
wow....that scar looks incredibly epic!

J-Po posted on 3 December, 2010 - 20:37
this is so ace face :D :D

Newdles posted on 23 May, 2011 - 20:31
The tattoo rocks! :-)

Augmented Queen posted on 10 August, 2012 - 09:35
QuQ YESPLZ. You should bring this out some time~ Like, soon? :3

KC-HOME posted on 15 November, 2012 - 21:07
this is awesomeness !!! this ROCKSSS !!!!!!!!