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Unread 07-10-2014, 10:50 AM   #1
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Full Body Paint Question?

I'm planning to go to Chicago Comic Con and dress up as Silver Surfer. Basically planning to cover myself in metallic silver body paint. Was wondering a good metallic body paint and how much paint would I need to cover my body. I'm 5'9 almost 5'10 and my weight will be 178 lbs for Comic Con. I'm also going dress up as Rorona Zoro and Gentle Man Jango Fett
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Unread 07-10-2014, 12:42 PM   #2
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http://www.mehron.com/Paradise_Makeu...onal_p/800.htm The brilliant silver one. I haven't used this color myself, but I've seen people who have and it looks awesome. I also use the gray of this type of paint and it stays on really well. ^-^

The container is kinda small but it goes a long way. But just in case, I would get two containers.
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Don't forget the setting spray.
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Unread 07-10-2014, 03:16 PM   #4
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Awesome thanks for the advice. I will definitely buy two bottles. I looked online at and that container seem quite small lol
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Unread 07-11-2014, 04:43 PM   #5
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I know the Ben Nye body paint containers are quite small but according to a lot of Homestuck cosplayers I know, you should still have plenty left over if applied correctly.
Hopefully that'll be enough.
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I've seen people do gloves from tights that do a pretty good job of changing your skin color without actually applying paint. (About 3/4s of the way down the page)

This method probably won't work for your arms, but it might be a good option to save some paint on your legs if you wore them like regular tights and cut toes!
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I've seen people do gloves from tights that do a pretty good job of changing your skin color without actually applying paint. (About 3/4s of the way down the page)

This method probably won't work for your arms, but it might be a good option to save some paint on your legs if you wore them like regular tights and cut toes!
It could work for arms. OP, look up "Armsock tutorial" on google.
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It could work for arms. OP, look up "Armsock tutorial" on google.
Oh, it definitely could, but that would depend on if the OP wore a shirt or not. Cutting a head hole or just chopping off the legs of the tights would leave a visible end to the covering, which ruins the illusion of looking completely silver without odd ridges/gaps/etc.

Reason I thought it would work for the lower half is because the tights could be worn normally, and the waistband hidden by whatever covering is used for the lower torso.
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]who is making your surfboard? I work for a 3d printing company and I was just coming on here to see if I can get free quotes for people. 3d printing isn't any fun if you can't do anything creative!
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