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EllieSama
07-26-2004, 08:30 AM
I'm cosplaying as Jo (Bakuretsu Tenshi) for Otakon. She has a design on her left arm and back, but she also wears a long scarf and a big jacket. I won't be wearing the jacket the whole time, but when I do I know it'll smear the design... and if the jacket doesn't, the scarf will. Does anyone know of any non-smear body paint or anything I can do to make it not rub off on my costume?

~Ellie

archangeli
07-26-2004, 10:19 AM
Mehron's or Ben Nye's makeup sealer.

Check out the "costume info" of KaraokeKate's Shiva costume for more info.

I've used it before also - and it's fantastic!!

Elemental
07-26-2004, 10:20 AM
Ben Nye paint pots with their liquid seal (used mostly for sparkles but works wonders for pigments) is retty smear resistent, though I know someone mentioned a brand to me that was even better.
If you have a theatrical store nearby, you might want to check to see what they have in stock. Just avoid greasepaint.

Graceria
07-26-2004, 01:00 PM
I'm cosplaying as Jo (Bakuretsu Tenshi) for Otakon. She has a design on her left arm and back, but she also wears a long scarf and a big jacket. I won't be wearing the jacket the whole time, but when I do I know it'll smear the design... and if the jacket doesn't, the scarf will. Does anyone know of any non-smear body paint or anything I can do to make it not rub off on my costume?

~Ellie

I would suggest liquid latex. That's the best thing I've found. I use it to make my scar for my Kenshin costume and, if you do it right, it lasts ALL DAY and looks VERY REAL! It dries glossy, so I would suggest a light powder make-up over it to dull it if that's what you prefer. Also, the powder stops it from sticking to itself, which can be a problem if you're doing full body coverage. You can see the scar pretty good in this pic. (http://www.otakupics.com/ota03-DCP02827.jpg) You can go to Graftobian's website (http://www.graftobian.com/) to find the best quality stuff. They have massive amounts of make-up and it's all professional stuff. They have it in a wide range of colors, but you can also get the white and use a latex-based paint to make it any color you need. You might even be able to find something you like better than liquid latex there. Hope this helps.

Graceria

LLC
07-27-2004, 04:08 PM
Temptu. It is what was used in the X-men movies for Nightcrawler and Mystique.