Ulquiorra Schiffer
Bleach

Cosplayer: Cosplex

Variant: Arrancar

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

17th September 2008: Emo Boys Makeup! Emo boys makeup is quite epic, as in it takes ages to put on, with practive this will hopefully get quicker!

Since I'm planning on doing a few white faced characters (and that I really really wanted it) I decided to invest in a set of Kabuki/geisha makeup.

To get the even white painted look you require 3 layers of three different products >_<. First you use kabuki abura, which is a really lovely waxy slimy stuff which you put on as a base. I guess it help the white to stick and prevent you from sweating and rubbing it off.
Next is the Oshori, which you dilute with water to make a paste and literally paint it on! I used a sponge to even it out and remove excess water. Then left it to dry
To finish a layer of white powder!

I experimented with lots of different eyeliner brush combinations. I found that liquid eyeliner with a really thin brush worked well for me. I also tried gel, gel/liquid and pencil with larger brushes and angled brushes.

This stuff is quite hard to get off.. It takes some impressive makeup remover then some baby oil and then a shower the next morning.... But atleast it shouldn't come off on my costume too much!

15th September 2008: Emo Boys Helmet So, First thing's first Ulquiorra is difficult to pronounce and Spell, so from now on he shall be referred to as EMO BOY.

After picking this costume I immediatly became stuck on what to make this bloody helmet out of. Armed with a set of reference pictures I was shown to the best modelling shop in London! (THANKS PHIL AND ANNETTE)

I picked up a hollow polystyrene sphere (comes in two halfs) Roughly the size of my head, a sheet of thermal shaping foam and a 1kg bag of "Air dough"

The polystyrene halfs where sliced up, heat warped and hotglued together to get the basic shape. I then used a craft foam to carve the details. The Horn was made from craft foam and is supported with plastic boning, which is glued into the base. The "fan" at the bottom was constructed out of the thermal foam and isalso supported by plastic boning. The raised details where added with strips of the thermal and craft foam. This gave a very solid base to cover.

The whole structure was then covered in the dough. "air dough" is a Air drying clay. It has the consistancy of squishy blue tack and works well in this example because I had a really solid structure to push and mould the dough against. It was softened and shaped using water and the whole thing was covered in four sittings.

I am a going to coat it in a couple of layers of PVA glue and then give it a coat of paint.

Oh and work out how to attach it to my head! Answers on a post card please!


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White Leviathan - 5th September 2008
Think we're going to have fun doing these, can't wait to see Darrin get all excited!

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Anonymous - 5th September 2008
Woohoo! Lex being the EMO BOY!!!! XD

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nanahara - 7th September 2008
helmet is looking awsome

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JakeX - 15th September 2008
ohhhh Now this looks like its going to turn out goooooooood :D
Keep up the good workz :D

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Sands - 15th September 2008
yea booyyyyyy, helmet looks aces!

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ryaoki - 15th September 2008
wow lex thats looking great, what cley did you use and how does it harden(if it does)

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Sephirayne - 16th September 2008
Woot! Looling epic. Love the helmet and make-up test. Emo boy is going to rock.

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Odd-One-Out - 6th October 2008
Blinknig amazing if I do say so!

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ryaoki - 18th October 2008
wow lex its lookin so perfect and neat haha as usuallll, this looks great, cant wait to see it ^^

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KamikazePenguin - 18th October 2008
Wow!!
Looks great so far. (:
Did you make the sword?
It looks so real! ^_^

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MangaChild - 18th October 2008
OMG this is looking too good!!!

You mentioned you wanted to do this cos last October and its looking fantastic

Im glad you went ahead and did this XD

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Uni - 19th October 2008
Preddie sword is preddie! :3

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Odd-One-Out - 29th October 2008
Made the sword yourself?

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PepperCos - 4th November 2008
omg!
i remember you!
you were awesome
^_^

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Ilpala - 18th November 2008
Lex, you made such a creepy Ulquiorra!!
Good stuff.

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JakeX - 20th November 2008
How did i not see this at expo!!!!!!!!
So nicely done! Compared to others ive seen im very convinced :D
Spesh since you went to the trouble of white hands and everything

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Anonymous - 10th January 2009
AMaZiNg!JusT pLaiN AmaZinG!

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Solaria - 4th February 2009
Uwows! I really recognised you! *3* Cause you looked so real and amazing x3

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Adamoluna - 24th March 2009
best ulquiorra ever, no questions asked.

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Zaiburst - 30th May 2009
you were one on my highlights from october's expo 08, and I had a photo with you too. It's amazing that you're the same person who was Jesse this time around. Chameleon :D The detail you put into your costumes is great.