Close-up - Naruto - Orochimaru
A close-up shot I took of myself on the third day of AX 2006 (thanks to the LED panel on my new digicam that flips backwards). I wanted to get a good shot of my makeup, since I was all proud of the fact that I finally got the hang of doing it entirely by myself without needing any help. And I did it 3 times too! (...It just takes about 2-3 hours to do.)

Eyeliner is a rat bastard. I don't know how girls put up with it.

Anyway, I do admit to some very slight/minor Photoshop touch-up here. Because the weather in Anaheim was so incredibly hot/humid/miserable, my lips kept drying out regardless of how much lip balm I used, which caused the makeup there to thin out FAR more easily/quickly than it normally does. When I took this photo there was a tad bit too much pink leaking through for my taste, so I used a blend layer to wash my lips out a little. (The difference really isn't all that major though.)

Comments: 17

zecarnevilcat posted on 02-26-2007 at 07:26 AM:

Marry me!! XD

Ralin posted on 02-08-2007 at 07:36 PM:

very impressive! What a wonderful job! If I would have seen you at a con I would think you were the real deal. O.O

NobutanoChuNyu posted on 09-11-2006 at 09:08 PM:

Still the best and prettiest Orochimaru-samaaa.

kuchikikun posted on 08-29-2006 at 02:43 PM:

oooh, very nice! The make-up is great!

takanori posted on 07-20-2006 at 11:31 PM:

You're an incredibly very handsome snake in white.
*touches hair*

evilbishounen posted on 07-19-2006 at 04:10 AM:

Tranquility6487: Thank you! And you actually read my mind, since the end of AX I've been thinking about trying white lipstick the next time I cosplay the character. (I mean, there's all those commercials on TV about lipstick that "keeps lips moist and healthy" and stuff, and I think it's meant to not come off...) Anyway, I know it DOES exist since I've seen it on goths, ravers, and ganguro, I just have to make sure it's not shiny/glittery/glow-in-the-dark.

Tranquility6487 posted on 07-19-2006 at 03:54 AM:

Cool are my favorite Orochimaru I feel your pain about the makeup, whenever I cosplay as him, my face likes to melt off in the Florida heat. Maybe white lipstick would work better for lips? If there is such a thing. ::shrugs::

Captain Gundam posted on 07-19-2006 at 01:41 AM:

Whoa nicely done there bishounen. 2 to 3 hours for the makeup? Then I must give you credit for the time and effort you place into your character.
This snapshot of you reminds me of the one that was taken at ALA.

crimsonjoker posted on 07-18-2006 at 10:40 PM:

fantastic job on the makeup, i can never make myself that white ;__;

Dark_Wings posted on 07-18-2006 at 09:57 PM:

EB is my hero!

Isis Ishtar posted on 07-18-2006 at 09:45 PM:

I totally saw pics of you somewhere and kind of make a horribly sexy Oro :3 The makeup is WONDERFUL <3 Will you be wearing the costume to any other cons this year?

projectanime posted on 07-18-2006 at 05:48 PM:

Oh rawr. Bishounen indeed. Mm. ;D

neoangelwink posted on 07-18-2006 at 05:44 PM:

wow that cool ^_^ awsome

evilbishounen posted on 07-18-2006 at 05:36 PM:

Thanks everyone!

Anele: Yesss..... SOUND NINJAS.

Anele posted on 07-18-2006 at 05:36 PM:

Awesome as always! We shall wreak havoc as Sound Ninjas soon enough!

Kaoru27Umi posted on 07-18-2006 at 05:34 PM:

the makeup is awesome! ^_^

Glay posted on 07-18-2006 at 05:32 PM:

All the time was worth it, the make up looks perfect!

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Evil Bishounen

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Costume Orochimaru, variant 2
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Character Orochimaru
Series Naruto
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Upload Date 07-18-2006

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