Ever since I had a guy at a scifi con with a really expensive high-end hi-def camera take photos of me that showed EVERY SINGLE PORE on my craggy face, I have worn makeup with every costume no matter what. Even for the rough, rugged, manly men. It's mostly just foundation with a little contouring, and a little eyeliner/mascara to make my blond eyelashes and eyebrows pop, but with cameras these days? You pretty much have to.
Founder and President, Madison Area Costuming Society, a chapter of the International Costumer's Guild
Strange Land Costuming - www.strangelandcostumes.com