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Unread 08-25-2007, 10:44 PM   #1
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Death Note - L ( Yeah, there's hundreds... )

Yup.
I'm cosplaying as L from Death Note.
And I know that there are like....a million L cosplayers already, BUT THIS ISN'T FOR A CON.

Actually, me and a buddy of mine want to cosplay L just for the hell of it. XD
For the purpose of confusing people at school the day of Halloween...
For making people at the mall give us weird looks, yes?
That's why we're doing it.

Now, an L cosplay is SUPER EASY.
Big long sleeved white shirt, blue jeans...
That's pretty much it.

But I still have a few questions.

I need to find a good wig.
L's hairstyle can probably be achieved with a wig with a few layers in it, right?
Use gel spray to hold the hair in place....flip strands here and there...It shouldn't be too hard to style it.
But I just need to find a good wig.
Now, I can't cut hair or anything like that...So I'd like to find a nice black wig that has a good style and everything.
Can anyone show me a place that sells good wigs?
Or a place that sells a type of wig that I'm looking for? :[
Or, just give me any tips in finding a wig! :'D
I've heard that human hair wigs are easier to style than synthetic wigs..
But then I've heard that they fade......
I've also heard that synthetic wigs hold their style better...
But I've seen a lot of REALLY BAD LOOKING synthetic wigs...
So can anyone point me in a good direction? :/
Help me out here? I've never bought a wig. XD
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I found this, but like I said. I KNOW NOTHING. About wigs. ;3
Please to be helping me? :'D

My second question...
Me and my buddy are both cosplaying L for the hell of it.
Yes. TWO L's. TWICE THE AWESOMNESS, AMIRITE?
Anyways. Even though we're both gonna be L, I thought it'd be cute to chain us together like Light and L... XD
Can anyone show me a place that sells cuffs like that?
They're probably quite easy to find, but I'm too lazy to look.
So any help there? XD

My next quesiton is....about L and the issue of shoes.
I'm all for wearing ratty tennis shoes like L does....
But I'd much rather go barefoot.
That's a problem. There is NO WAY I'm walking around completely barefoot.
I don't mind the fact that people would give me looks..
But it's....the ground is DIRTY.
And I might step on something and hurt myself... XD
So I was wondering, is there anyway to fix this?
I was thinking...
I'm a dancer, and we have to wear these things on the bottom of our feet to protect them, and they help us slide around a bit, yes?
Well, they're pretty much invisible. They go on the bottom of our feet, and connect to our toes (and I've seen some that wrap around your feet like a bandage ) but I've never seen one for the entire foot.
I was thinking I could do something like that?
I was even contemplating on getting the sole of a shoe / a gel sole pad, and bandaging it to my foot, then using make up or something to cover it up a little (like...I forget what it is, but don't some girls who do crosplaying do cosplays where they wear open jackets that reveal bare chests and stuff? I think they use some kind of paint or something to make it look like the color of their skintone? I'd liek to try and use that...).
Do you guys think that'd work? >>
Or do you have any better ideas? :3

And my last and final question.
Makeup. It's not a big deal really, but we'd like to make ourselves look like L as much as possible.
Light foundation, to give us a pale look...
Eyeliner on our lower lids to make it look like we're sleep deprived. XD
But is there anything else we really need to do?
I know L has some PRETTY FREAKIN' HUGE EYES.
And I already have those (seriously, my aunt called me E.T. when I was first born....photo to prove it? BIG EYES, AND MORE BIG EYES).
But the other girl who's cosplaying as L with me doesn't have big eyes. Is there any way to make her eyes look bigger and rounder?
I mean, I know you can't make her eyes appear to be HUGE, but I bet there's a way to make her eyes look a little bigger, right? XD
Also.....is there anything we'd really need to do to make us look...more...L-like?
Like, put on makeup to give the effect that we have a slightly different facial shape?
Or should we just go the way we are ( or do I need to show pictures of ourselves to give you an idea on your answer? XD ).

Anyways.
This post is a lot freakin' longer than I originally intended... XD
Thank you in advance to those who help? :3
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Unread 08-26-2007, 08:43 PM   #2
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for the first question, you can get an L wig on ebay pretty cheap (http://search.ebay.com/L-Death-Note-...Q_trksidZm37QQ
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and for the last, L has no eyebrows. if you can find a good way to do this without shaving them please inform me of it. good luck ^^
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Unread 08-27-2007, 08:40 PM   #3
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Aye, I was going to buy one of those wigs. XD
The wig seems pretty good, and I won't have to cut it any way t oget it in the right style, it seems. :B
Thank you. ^^

And covering your eyebrows is fairly simple. XD
There are a few techniques...
You can use some sort of putty to smooth over your eyebrows in the shape you need, then cover it with foundation to match your skintone. :3
Also, I've seen people use glue / burt's bees lip balm to put over their eyebrows. Then they cover that with liquid latex, and let it dry, then finish it up with foundation.
If you go to the makeup help forum, you'll find topics about eyebrows EVERYWHERE. XD
I'm sure you'l find a technique that works for you. :3
And thank you for informing me about L's eyebrows being.....nonexistant.........
I OVERLOOKED THAT. o-o

I also overlooked his eyes.
I'm thinking, since L's eyes are....solid black...
I might put contacts in.
But I don't want to put solid black contacts in, or else I'll look like an alien. XD
I might use light gray contacts instead...
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Unread 08-27-2007, 09:02 PM   #4
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KaGhIkX, L does have eyebrows.
Go look at chapter 11.
They're right there.

Also, for quick proof: http://www.mangarun.com/death_note/d...DN-ch11-02.png


Eyebrows.
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Unread 08-30-2007, 06:45 PM   #5
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So, does anyone else who's ever cosplayed as L have any important tips, or do I know everything I pretty much need to know? XD
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Unread 08-30-2007, 06:59 PM   #6
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No, actually, L sometimes has eyebrows, sometime he doesn't.

In the first appearance of L, he has eyebrows. And as the manga goes on, his eyebrows literally disappear. Most people, most accurate people, do L without eyebrows.

You can look through your manga, he has no eyebrows. Sometimes he does though. But either way, give him eyebrows or not.
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Unread 08-30-2007, 07:01 PM   #7
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I think it's be best to go without eyebrows, really...
Since my eyebrows are blah. D:
As long as I do a god job at making it seem like my eyebrows aren't there....I should be fine. :'D
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Unread 09-01-2007, 05:50 PM   #8
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Yeah I noticed in the anime/manga his eyebrows come and go
I didn't really think about it (for cosplay) till you mentioned it.

I'm also working on the barefoot thing, and was thinking of doing something similar, after talking to my mum who used to be a dancer XD
And I've been looking up black contacts... I was hoping they would also make big eyes =P

As for the cuffs, the chain is rather long, so I dunno about buying them already like that from somewhere... you might just have to buy some and ask someone to extend the chain?
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Unread 09-01-2007, 07:56 PM   #9
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Heres the wig I'm going to buy for cosplaying L:: *click*

The picture shows blond, but you can get it in black. Its already pre-styled and everything ^^
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Unread 09-02-2007, 10:10 PM   #10
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the only advice I have is regarding the handcuffs. I would buy a pair of regular hand cuffs then go to a hardware store and buy whatever length/thickness of chain you want. Then I'd have someone reassemble the handcuffs with the new chain.
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Unread 09-02-2007, 10:34 PM   #11
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lawl. x3;
my aunt also called me an E.T when I was first born...
= =;
but you know,
my eyes have shrunk over the years, XD
heh. I'm not good at giving advice, but...good luck! :3
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Unread 09-03-2007, 02:53 PM   #12
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And I've been looking up black contacts... I was hoping they would also make big eyes =P
Blah.
I need to find good perscription contacts. XD
I don't want my eyes to be solid black, though.
Since my eyes are really huge, solid black contacts give me alien-like eyes. XD
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Unread 09-04-2007, 01:05 AM   #13
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well his hair is eay to so unless your hair isn't thatlong
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Unread 09-04-2007, 07:18 PM   #14
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Well, my hair is rather long, and I'm not allowed to dye it black.
Temporary colors are also horrible on me. XD
So I just decided to buy the wig I linked to in the first post. :3
It looks like it's pretty well made.
I just hope it's as good as it looks in real life. XD
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Unread 09-05-2007, 10:04 PM   #15
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just an input, i know i'm kinda late

if you buy ballet slippers, the peach ones, they will look like your real feet from far away and they're comfortable. you could always just wear slippers and take them off for pictures
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