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Eaeiswen
07-29-2010, 11:53 AM
This coming fall I plan on cosplaying Lady Sylvanas from World of Warcraft,but there is a couple things that throw me off for this.

She has depending on reference pictures,dark-light grayish skin,and my question(s) is what would be best for the overall body paint?

Here are some links to what she looks like:
Artwork version
http://iusbvision.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/sylvanas-windrunner.jpg
In-game version
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3071/2946585116_252e68e4fa.jpg

I read some of the stickys here,and the only problem I'm confronted with is that I do have some oily skin on my face and do plan to use some sort of make up to make my skin appear more white in the photos,and advice what I can use?

I do wear foundations and that does work for a couple hours till my nose and forehead get all shiny :( then I either wash my face or take these facial tissues and dap them in the areas to remove the oils.

~Eaeis :3

Ayabi
08-03-2010, 05:45 AM
You want something that is a very muted, pale blue or green. The best I've found in Kryolan is a light gray-blue color: G83 (http://www.cosplaysupplies.com/store.php?p=KR1102&s=IQ9R). Keep in mind that your own skintone may influence how the color appears on your own skin. You can always buy smaller cakes of colors to mix in and create the perfect tone for your skin. If you have a Kryolan store in your area, you will be able to test the colors on-site. If not, then you can try smaller cakes to check the color before committing to a large size.

To help with oil, use alcohol on cotton balls to clear the oil from the surface of your skin and create a clear foundation for your body paint. Apply the paint with a sponge or brush and allow it to dry. Mist a light application of fixier spray all over the body paint. Some websites suggest misting fixier spray into the paint before applying it to help keep it in place longer, and others suggest ONLY using fixier spray (I have not personally tried the "only fixier" route). Additionally, you can use any sort of translucent finishing powder over the body paint and fixier spray to help control oil. Whatever you do, make sure you take a flash photo of your body paint to make sure the powder won't reflect light if you do use it.