Usopp
One Piece

Cosplayer: HystericalDame

Variant: Thriller Bark

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set


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Anonymous - 19th August 2009
The more I think about it the more envious I become, I soo want to cosplay him.

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Anonymous - 31st August 2010
One year later.... and i am XD

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Anonymous - 9th September 2010
can't wait to see you usopp. I'll be at expo in october. Will be doing mafia Zoro on sunday. :)

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Berserk667 - 10th November 2010
nicely done :p

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Ranma1-2 - 10th November 2010
Great prosthetic and makeup skillz. ^_^

What is your cheap method for the nose??

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Solaria - 10th November 2010
You made an amazing Usopp 8D
LOL everyday? The poor guy so the nose is face DUNDUNDUN~

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HystericalDame - 10th November 2010
Ranma1-2 - The cheap method was just to pretty much use a concealor stick in the manner of a child with a crayon xD I didn't have liquid latex, or any of the right special effects makeup to use to actually blend the skin tone into my face, the only thing I had was the PAX paint I mixed from Prosaide and acrylic paint. So I painted that all over the nose and partly onto my skin, and then pretty much had to colour myself a new skin tone using concealer. It was fun taking it off and literally just lifting this big layer of fake skin colour off my face!

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Ranma1-2 - 10th November 2010
I see, so how would you use the liquid latex and colour your face next time?

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HystericalDame - 10th November 2010
Well, I originally found an online tutorial on colouring and applying prosthetics that I kind of... took some advice and inspiration from, but in general put to one side as every page required buying some obscure kind of product or makeup that after a quick price check showed to be pretty expensive for a poor student xD I ordered the Prosaide adhesive from Tab (who I knew vaguely from cosplayisland), who gave me some great tips for applying prosthetics, and after Expo I contacted him again to ask if he had any advice on what kind of products to use to improve the way it looked. He then linked me to the same tutorial I found initially xD

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-paint-foam-latex-appliances/ this is the tutorial in question. Really the only main issue I have with it is that my nose is just latex as opposed to foam latex, so this tutorial doesn't provide any information on blending the edges of the prosthetic into the skin that are relavent to me. However Tab recommended liquid latex for the job, which I've luckily seen around for quite cheap, so I'll have to experiment with combining that and the colouring techniques in the tutorial.

TL;DR I'M MAKING IT UP AS I GO ALONG 8D

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Ranma1-2 - 10th November 2010
Thanks. I'm inquisitive because it's something I also want to master. ^_^

Liquid latex, the stuff which looks like sour cream and smells of amonia, phe-uww! I'm guessing Tab meant to paint that over the prosthetics base to try and smooth the transition between prosthetic and face.
Since both are latex, if you wear your nose and then paint liquid latex on to the edges around the base you could feather the edges out to very thin skin, out onto your cheeks. In theory the latex should dry and then peel off your cheeks like a very thin skin, but it should remain permenantly fused onto the latex prosthetic. The only thing is that extra latex skin will be fragile depending how many layers you used to make it, so it might be liable to tear if it is like Gossamer-thin. I know this theatrical glue is really strong - (left a mark on my forehead when I pulled Darth Maul horns off!) - So I think you may need to compromise between latex skin thin-ness and strength... I guess there is nothing stopping you incorporating a thin mesh as a base for the thin latex skin part (fine thin mesh like lace front wigs have at the hairline). That would defo add strength to the latex skin and prosthetic bond.
Experimenting with new things - oh the fun! ^_^