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Unread 01-24-2013, 04:35 PM   #1
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Red face Castiel (Supernatural)

Hello guys! c:

I recently finished my Castiel Cosplay (here's the costume) and would like some critique on it.
I already have a few things that I want to make better because they aren't good in my opinion. That would be the beard, I wanna have it looking more like actual stubbles. And then I need to hide the sleeves of the shirt better. These are my biggest critique points...
So what do you guys think? Is this okay or does it suck? Any opinion would be really appreciated~!
(for more photos just go to the costume itself c: )



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Unread 01-26-2013, 03:26 PM   #2
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I haven't seen the series but I googled up some pictures. Your outfit looks great. In all the pictures I found his hair seems kinda messier than you have yours. =T
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Unread 01-26-2013, 10:32 PM   #3
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I love the photos you have of this.
Like you said I think the only thing that really needs work is the face.
Try filling in your eyebrows a bit just to give more of a masculine look. Not too much though or it'll look funny.

What are you using right now to do your stubble?
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Unread 01-27-2013, 07:07 PM   #4
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I haven't seen the series but I googled up some pictures. Your outfit looks great. In all the pictures I found his hair seems kinda messier than you have yours. =T
That's what I thought, too. Guess I'll style the wig again to make it messier. But then again his hair changes from messy to straight and back to messy all the time during the seasons. It's hard to settle for something xD
But thank you! C:


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I love the photos you have of this.
Like you said I think the only thing that really needs work is the face.
Try filling in your eyebrows a bit just to give more of a masculine look. Not too much though or it'll look funny.

What are you using right now to do your stubble?
I wasn't so sure about the eyesbrows because in the series Misha has kinda small eyebrows so I didn't want to risk to do 'too much' if I filled them. But I'll give it a try next time!
And - as stupid as it sounds - I used coal for the beard. I already got me aqua makeup and tried to give it a more 'stubble-ish' look with that. It works way better than with the coal.
Anyway, thank you very much! <3
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Unread 01-27-2013, 09:12 PM   #5
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Yeah he does doesn't he..I never noticed.
After looking at some pictures if you don't like how the filled in brows look it shouldn't be too much of a problem without.

I'm still working on perfecting stubble myself, but when I put it on I use a stipple sponge that I bought at a local costume store so it doesn't go on so heavy and gives more of a stubble effect.
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Unread 01-28-2013, 02:54 PM   #6
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Yeah he does doesn't he..I never noticed.
After looking at some pictures if you don't like how the filled in brows look it shouldn't be too much of a problem without.

I'm still working on perfecting stubble myself, but when I put it on I use a stipple sponge that I bought at a local costume store so it doesn't go on so heavy and gives more of a stubble effect.
I also thought that he would have quite full brows but then I looked it up and yeah, I was surprised xD

I have one myself, looks exactly like this.
Does yours look the same or do you use a different one? o-o
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Unread 02-02-2013, 09:24 PM   #7
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Nope, mine looks exactly the same.
Is that what you used to do your makeup here?

I've been using a little container of black halloween costume makeup to do stubble?
I don't know if that's the best way, but it seems to get into on enough so that it doesn't look too thick and dark.
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Unread 02-06-2013, 12:54 AM   #8
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I've heard coffee grounds and vaseline work well as stubble, but I've never done it myself.

Is your tie on backwards on purpose?
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Unread 02-16-2013, 01:01 PM   #9
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Looks really good so far, although the stubble seems a bit dark and much. Perhaps apply it lighter next time?
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Unread 02-16-2013, 06:37 PM   #10
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I've heard coffee grounds and vaseline work well as stubble, but I've never done it myself.

Is your tie on backwards on purpose?
I never looked so closely at his tie, but they did do it on purpose. Picture of the character: http://www.supernaturalwiki.com/imag...Castiel620.jpg

On another note, I also feel the same for the make-up. It is a bit dark, but that happens to me too when I experiment with my cross-plays. My advice is to practice it a lot, and try perfecting a way to do it lighter. There's also using videos of people applying the make-up on You-tube to use as reference.
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Why don't you try using a wet stippling brush in some black or brown eye shadow?
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Unread 02-16-2013, 06:48 PM   #12
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There's also some advice in photo section that says you should really fill in your eyebrows, even if you think you don't need to, because they will appear even lighter in photographs.
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Unread 03-01-2013, 09:52 PM   #13
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Best stubble method I've found is to cut lots of short (around 1/8 inch or shorter) bits of hair or wig fibre and spirit gum them on. It takes a bit of practice, and that much area will take some time to apply, but it looks real enough that no one remarked on it when I went bowling as modern!Kili.

Using a stipple sponge is easier and faster and not as itchy, but it doesn't look as good.
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