View Full Version : Crossplaying makeup for Zhou Yu?

12-25-2009, 11:29 PM
So, Anime Boston is quite a bit away from now, but I, being my paranoid, antsy self, had to start working immediately on costume and makeup techniques for Zhou Yu from Dynasty Warriors 5, who I intend on crossplaying. The trouble is- with very large, caucasion eyes, and high eyebrows, I'm just wondering if there are any specific ways to better imitate his face by way of makeup. I've tried a couple of techniques, but I'm curious to see what advice other people can give.

Zhou Yu's face, for reference.

12-26-2009, 04:05 AM
My friend successfully crossplayed Zhou Yu with just a bit of eyeliner (link (http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1604755/))... the DW characters don't look Asian anyway, so I wouldn't worry about trying to hide your Caucasian features.

However, I've seen Japanese DW cosplayers do some things that you could try. Blacken and straighten your eyebrows with heavy eyeliner, and then take some brown eyeshadow all the way up to your eyebrows (this makes them look lower) - from the edges of your eye to the edges of your eyebrows in a completely straight line.

It looks very intense on the right person! (Looks terrible on me, 'cause I have really heavy-set eyes, but it might work on you? :))

Good luck!