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Unread 07-11-2011, 12:15 PM   #76
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Thank so much girl. This has just made my convention 10x easier *big hugs*
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Unread 07-11-2011, 12:41 PM   #77
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Do you think this would work great as a powder to set it?

http://www.fxwarehouse.info/mm5/merc...tegory_Code=BN
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Unread 08-25-2011, 01:44 AM   #78
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Thumbs up Great Cosplay!

Your Shiva cosplay is awesome! And thanks so the review of PAX makeup! I've been researching for a while myself, trying to find a latex, or full body makeup that didn't dry shiny.

Quick question: what did you use for the blue pigment? would any pigment powder do? This year I'm going to NYComicon as an Indigo Tribe (Lantern) member, and the main character is a purple-ish blue (indigo) color, so i'm sure i'd have to mix a couple pigments together to get the exact shade..

Again, awesome costume!
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Unread 08-25-2011, 08:48 AM   #79
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Thanks! I just used blue acrylic paint (Liquitex brand) and powdered with blue mica powder from Coastal Scents. You can definitely mix shades of acrylic together to get the right shade. I do that all the time now. Just be sure to mix first, then add the Pros-Aide
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Unread 08-25-2011, 11:02 AM   #80
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Does this peel at all? I was talking about PAX on my FaceBook, and one girl told me not to use it because it peels. I told her I didn't see anything about that here, so I thought I'd ask.
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Unread 08-25-2011, 01:51 PM   #81
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PAX can technically peel if you put on too thick of a coat and then spend like an hour rubbing that part of your body against something constantly and with great friction.....and I don't want to know if anyone plans to do that in costume XDDDD It's actually how it is removed - by dabbing cotton ball in removal solution and rubbing the remover onto the PAX so it will loosen and peel off. But I have never had it randomly start to peel off if I was not specifically trying to peel it off (and then it takes quite a bit of effort to peel it off). As long as you powder adequately, the PAX should last all day.
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Unread 08-25-2011, 01:53 PM   #82
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@Jodi Lane - the translucent powder should work fine for setting!
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Unread 08-25-2011, 02:00 PM   #83
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PAX can technically peel if you put on too thick of a coat and then spend like an hour rubbing that part of your body against something constantly and with great friction.....and I don't want to know if anyone plans to do that in costume XDDDD It's actually how it is removed - by dabbing cotton ball in removal solution and rubbing the remover onto the PAX so it will loosen and peel off. But I have never had it randomly start to peel off if I was not specifically trying to peel it off (and then it takes quite a bit of effort to peel it off). As long as you powder adequately, the PAX should last all day.
XD Yeah. Well, I dunno. This girl was pretty adamant that "Pax sucks" so idek. I still plan on using it, as my current makeup for this character is... not too good (I keep rubbing off on people oh god)
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Unread 08-25-2011, 02:46 PM   #84
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I'm with cachalot on this. Properly made PAX doesn't peel. I suspect that the girl in question either made it wrong, bought it premade from someone who made it wrong, or put down a layer of PAM cooking spray before applying it. The only makeup with a stronger holding power than PAX is Alcohol Activated makeup, and that's expensive and you get less of a choice of colors.
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Unread 08-25-2011, 07:02 PM   #85
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I'm with cachalot on this. Properly made PAX doesn't peel. I suspect that the girl in question either made it wrong, bought it premade from someone who made it wrong, or put down a layer of PAM cooking spray before applying it. The only makeup with a stronger holding power than PAX is Alcohol Activated makeup, and that's expensive and you get less of a choice of colors.
Alright, thanks ^^ I guess I'll be extra careful when making it.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 01:26 PM   #86
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Okay, let me see if I understand...
I buy 4oz of this, and then go to the Dollar Store/Michaels and pick up any old kind of Acrylic paint? Americana, Craftmart, etc?

Then, I take a bit of PA, mix my paint into it, and go-at -er? Seems pretty simple, if so!
When mixing the PA with your acrylic, does it dilute or lighten the paint any? How long does it take for a coat to dry with and without a hair dryer?

A cosplayer I really like uses it a lot, but she didn't go in depth with it, so I'm just.. making sure I understand, hehe!

I used Ben-Nye, and another girl used straight up Acrylic. While it didn't smear on anything, there were little flakes of gray paint on EVERYTHING. I smeared a little, because I guess I suck at powerdering, but she was just a mess. All the paint cracked and looked itchy and icky. I don't know why she'd do such a thing!
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Unread 10-24-2011, 01:33 PM   #87
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Well, the commonly recommended paint to use is the Liquitex acrylic. I usually use the Liquitex BASIC, since it's cheap and easy to find. For the most part, other artist acrylic paints should work, but some are of higher quality that others. Quantifying that quality is a bit hard.

The mixture does lighten the color, but not much. It looks a bit milky when mixed, but that goes away as it dries.

Drying time varies dependent on too many factors to really express. Just make some and practice with it. You should get used to it pretty quickly.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 01:36 PM   #88
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Alright, great
I'll look around for some Liquitex, then, if it's the most recommended
This is making me all excited!
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Unread 11-06-2011, 12:46 PM   #89
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Okay, so PAX doesn't rub off while touching, but what about on clothes? I have a dress that i need white skin for, but i'm worried that the edges that touch the PAX will get ruined. Does it stain clothes?
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Unread 11-06-2011, 01:22 PM   #90
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Once it has dried (and powered) it will not stain, it'll act just like dried latex paint, coming off in flakes. While wet, it'll tend to stain pretty permanently. You want to either apply the makeup while wearing painting clothes (stuff that you won't mind getting stained), or after your costume with a good smock (like the kind when you get a haircut) clipped carefully in place.
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