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Unread 11-16-2013, 06:11 PM   #1
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Him redo.

So I made my younger friend a Blossom costume (have yet to get photos) and because of this I decided to redo my old Him cosplay.

I changed up a few things, and I think it's veeerrrryyy close to perfect.

* New Shirt
* Actual high heel, thigh high boots
* New Belt (Sadly can't be seen very well)
* Better placement of tulle (I think the neck one is a little too much however.
* Goatee stuck on with Spirit Gum
* Widows peak added


I would still like to fix it up a little more before I could claim I am 100% happy with it.

PROBLEMS--
* Shirt too small and not dark red enough
* Tulle too big on neck
* Blush marks not very visible
* No eyelashes
* Did not die my hair this time
* Belt should have been higher up
* Claws broke (Sweat can do that!)
* I'm not supposed to wear contacts.... stigmatism in right eye :/

But here's the photo, tell me what you guys think!


2012: old photo: http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3404234/

2013: new photo: http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3450962/


I apologize for the makeup slippage, as Australia in November is HOT and me and my friends had to walk from the train station to the convention... soo yeah.

Just wondering everyone's thoughts here. I want this to be PERFECT, as I'm planning a short film based around the PowerPuff girls.
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Unread 11-16-2013, 09:25 PM   #2
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I realize you're not wearing eyelashes, but with that said I think you should also invest in makeup, other than the red that's already on your face. I love the costume, but your face looks washed out. Try some eyeliner, eyeshadow and contouring and I bet it would make all the difference.
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Unread 11-17-2013, 09:19 PM   #3
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If you're wanting PERFECT, here is my two cents.

I agree, the poof is too much. Maybe regather it to be a lot smaller, and to look more rounded like so. Also Him's is pink, not white.

What makeup brand do you use? It's a little too orange. Also if you don't use Ben Nye's final seal, I suggest it as it's designed to keep makeup from sweating off. Some eye makeup and fake eyelashes will definitely help. Also maybe a bit more contouring on the face, as well as maybe a more sinister expression when taking pictures.

Other than that, the shirt doesn't look very well fitted, and Him's doesn't have buttons. Your tights also don't match your face and arm makeup.

But those shoes are awesome, and you're off to a good start.
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Unread 11-18-2013, 01:33 AM   #4
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Thank you both for the support and criticism!

I'll note all these down, and start fixing things bit by bit.
The make up is Snazaroo body paint. Usually I have no problems with it, but that was an extra hot day. I should have allowed for that.

I'm sad about the tulle, as it was supposed to be pink, but it appears white in photos.

Sigh.
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Thank you both for the support and criticism!

I'll note all these down, and start fixing things bit by bit.
The make up is Snazaroo body paint. Usually I have no problems with it, but that was an extra hot day. I should have allowed for that.
No problem. :3 I use Snazaroo for my Homestuck trolls, and since it's water based it will come off if it even gets a little wet. It's really annoying. :/ I've heard good things about Ben Nye's creme colors. I'm gonna' try it since it's creme and with the final seal, it's supposed to be waterproof, so that might help if you sweat it off a lot?
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I generally use ben nye grease paint for mine. You can take the cakes and mix them up into a paste. Goes on opaque - just pat it with powder and you'll only need to worry about blotting, occasionally, when you start to get shiny.
You can cry, sweat, and stand out in the rain and your paint won't come off. Just don't rub your face against anyone and make sure you powder it.
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