View Full Version : What should I use for makeup/paint on my body if I'm doing Shiva (FF8)?

04-11-2004, 12:22 PM
I'm not doing a body suit Thats out of the question but I don't know what to do to make my skin blue. Any ideas?

04-11-2004, 01:03 PM
Katie Bair did a WONDERFUL Shiva from FFX. I recommend checking out her site, since she goes into great depth on her costume.


04-11-2004, 01:23 PM
I wonder if she should have tried blue fabric dye (the Rite dye) to dye the stocking, if that would have been better....

04-11-2004, 04:27 PM
This stuff is probably some of the best makeup out there: http://www.reelcreations.com/

Its a little more pricey than most make-up, but it does hold alot better. I reccomend actually giving them a call and letting them know what you want to do.

04-11-2004, 11:03 PM
try also checking the threads about "non-smudging makeup"

http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=31280 and Mystique from X-men.

all related ideas ;)

04-12-2004, 02:56 PM
REEL is going to do the trick I think when the time comes I'll buy the stuff but for now I'll concentrate on the liquid latex for the dark blue areas of Shiva and when Otakon is about a month away like the middle of June or something. Yay Thankyou guys this was alot of help!

04-13-2004, 12:38 AM
I don't see why a bodysuit is out of the question. There's nothing wrong with a little modesty.

You can consider investing in an airbrush makeup kit, which would help for many future costumes, but that will be pricey. Especially to get a compressor. However, that will help you get a nice, even, and quick coat. And it will help get some nice gradients going for the shading details.

I still say there's nothing wrong with a bodysuit, though. Easier to reuse, as well.

04-13-2004, 12:56 PM
I've worn full-body makeup a number of times and let me tell you...a bodysuit is a good thing. Not for modesty, as I have none (ROFL) but for prep time. Applying full-body makeup so it looks good takes a LONG time. If you airbrush a bodysuit so it looks like your skin (shadows, highlights etc.) then you can just throw it on and paint your face...maybe 30 min. versus 3+ hours for full-body.