View Full Version : not face paint but stickers?

06-06-2004, 08:38 PM
ive seen some other cosplayers have sticker like stuff on their face instead of using face paint...face paint sucks because once you start sweating it will smudge..and it rubs off and stuff..so what is another option and what are these "sticker" like things, and where can i get them...
i dont mean painting your whole face, just only like designs or something


06-06-2004, 09:06 PM
Most likely they're temp tattoos.

06-06-2004, 10:06 PM
You can make a "sticker" out of just about anything as long as you can get spirit gum (or there are even stronger skin adhesives out there, I've heard) to take to it (and not soak through the material, whatever it is). The main problem would be where you're putting it on your face, because as your face flexes as you talk or eat, the design will need to flex with the skin or it'll just come off. If you're not putting the designs on a highly-mobile part of your face, though, they should stay just fine...

06-08-2004, 12:30 AM
is that the only option? and can you make your own temp tattoos?

06-08-2004, 12:41 AM
Yes, you can actually print tattoos from your computer, just need to get a special kind of ink, and a special kind of paper, which I'm sure if you asked at any computer hardware store, they'd be able to direct to a place that sell the stuff you need. I think I'm going to use a temp tattoo for my Zell costume.

One things for sure though, you can make your own custom temp. tattoos.

06-11-2004, 11:43 PM
do you know about how much they cost for the ink and paper? and how long they last?

06-12-2004, 08:31 AM
My suggestion are one of two things. Larpax paint (you can find info on it at www.lyonshel.com ) or eyeshadow. Now...the Larpax is SOO very durable as long as you remember to apply clear make-up powder when you put the paint on. I wore it ALL saturday in that bulky Kimahri costume...and it didn't peel, crack, or rub off. Sweatproof too

Now, for people who want to find something great and easy to find...eyeshadow. I play a Drow at the Texas Rennaissance festival. Now...THAT isn't as durable as Larpax, but it is easy to tend, and easier to wash off. I've survived day long stints of hard work in a weapon shop and runs through the Rain. With Barrierspray...it's VERY durable.