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Unread 02-25-2017, 12:44 AM   #61
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I've been wanting to cosplay as Opal (and have been working on the costume) since 2013. Although I'm pretty busy this year, and may not be able to do such an ambitious project.
I was wondering what SU character I could do this year as back up, and it could be useful to have the second opinion of other SU fans!
most of my cosplays are based off my natural features, but I don't quite resemble any of the SU cast that strongly. Any suggestions? I was considering a cosplay of a cracked Lapis, but I'm not very good at body paint...
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Unread 03-06-2017, 12:44 PM   #62
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I've been wanting to cosplay as Opal (and have been working on the costume) since 2013. Although I'm pretty busy this year, and may not be able to do such an ambitious project.
I was wondering what SU character I could do this year as back up, and it could be useful to have the second opinion of other SU fans!
most of my cosplays are based off my natural features, but I don't quite resemble any of the SU cast that strongly. Any suggestions? I was considering a cosplay of a cracked Lapis, but I'm not very good at body paint...
The good thing about SU cosplay is you don't really have to be great at body paint to do it. Now that it's been around for a few years there's plenty of tutorials for making arm socks, or even wearing fully body suits to cover most of yourself in an easy paint-free way, where you'd only have to paint your face and maybe a bit of your chest. You can also feel free to do characters without body paint at all, or if you're not comfortable with that you can design humanized versions of them that wouldn't need paint. So I wouldn't let the thought of body paint scare you off!
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Unread 03-14-2017, 12:53 PM   #63
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If anyone is cosplaying steven universe characters and looking for the perfect shade of body paint to match your cosplay- check this out

I love FAB water based paint because it goes on smooth and easy, comfortable on the skin, and lasts all day. Use it with final seal and a kabuki brush to get the perfect even coverage- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p98_WrOkUdc
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Unread 04-02-2017, 05:24 AM   #64
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The good thing about SU cosplay is you don't really have to be great at body paint to do it. Now that it's been around for a few years there's plenty of tutorials for making arm socks, or even wearing fully body suits to cover most of yourself in an easy paint-free way, where you'd only have to paint your face and maybe a bit of your chest. You can also feel free to do characters without body paint at all, or if you're not comfortable with that you can design humanized versions of them that wouldn't need paint. So I wouldn't let the thought of body paint scare you off!
Thanks for the advice! Although Opal's costume might be a good opportunity to learn how to do body paint properly. I've been practicing the facial makeup, but it would be difficult to match the multilayered tones I wanted to achieve on my entire body (or at least on my neck, back, arms, and calves.
I was even thinking about making stilts that kind of extend from my knees (with fake calves over my real calves), as I'm not quite a "giant woman" myself (I'm 5'6), but I wasn't sure about how safe or structurally sound they would be. And I have pretty big feet to hide in the stilts (ladies size 10). Anyone out there who knows how to make slim, leg-like stilts?
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