Originally Posted by Scunosi
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?