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Unread 11-07-2011, 08:39 PM   #91
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Have any of you had any experience with the premixed PAX? I need it in a red and found a site selling it- http://www.fxwarehouse.info/mm5/merc...ory_Co de=PAX

I just wasn't sure if there was a different between the two of not.
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Unread 11-15-2011, 11:35 AM   #92
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I've never used premixed PAX, so I can't really say. I think it would be more cost-effective to go with just a bottle of Pros-Aide and then mix your own color, however.
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Unread 11-15-2011, 01:03 PM   #93
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I've never used premixed PAX, so I can't really say. I think it would be more cost-effective to go with just a bottle of Pros-Aide and then mix your own color, however.
Thanks for getting back to me-- I have one other question. I went to my local craft store to look at paints I could use for this. One of the ladies working there kept pointing out that most red paints are dangerous and shouldn't be used on the skin. I've seen plenty of other people mix their Pros-Aide with red paint. So, is this really an issue?

EDIT: And I don't plan on using PAX on my face. Not sure if that makes a difference.

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Unread 11-16-2011, 09:35 AM   #94
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She may have been talking about reds such as Cadmium red, which traditionally have contained toxic pigments. To my knowledge, acrylic paints these days use synthetic pigments in place of the cadmium, which makes it non toxic (at least when not used regularly for PAX...I wouldn't recommend wearing PAX every day!)

Verdatum might have more information as he is much more knowledgeable in this area than I am. He may not see this thread so feel free to PM him. ^_^
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Unread 01-02-2012, 09:18 PM   #95
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I'm hoping someone will see this...do any of y'all have a picture of how much the PAX wrinkles around the face? I want to use this for an upcoming cosplay but I need facial expressions in pictures and all of the ones on this thread have pretty blank expressions.
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Unread 01-02-2012, 10:03 PM   #96
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PAX will accentuate wrinkles by a tiny amount, but really not enough that it should turn you off of it. You just need to apply it with a brush in very thin coats. Most of the time, if applied correctly, the increased wrinkling would only be noticeable in high-res facial close-ups. And even then, pro photographers these days would just Photoshop them out lickety-split.
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Unread 01-03-2012, 10:46 AM   #97
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Would it be best if I want close ups to just use Kryolan on the face and neck and then PAX for the rest of the body? I have a shirt with a collar so the two make ups won't be touching. I saw someone doing a costume on DA that used the two (though they did Ben Nye, not Kryolan).
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Unread 01-03-2012, 10:59 AM   #98
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Personally, I wouldn't bother, since color-matching can be such a pain. If really concerned about this sort of thing, just use Skin Illustrator alcohol-activated makeup for the whole body. It's pricey, but can't be beat.
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Unread 01-03-2012, 04:13 PM   #99
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I second Verdatum - one of my friends did a full body paint for NYCC and tried to use Kryolan for her face and PAX for her body. The colors ended up being so off that she used PAX on her face instead. Color matching is very hard. What the paint looks like in the bottle/in the palette and on your body are so different sometimes.
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Unread 01-09-2012, 01:32 AM   #100
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If you are going to be spending three days in a row in gray body-paint, would it be possible to just sleep in it and do touch ups in the morning?
(Sorry I know that sounds gross, but I'm poor and lazy)
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Unread 01-11-2012, 09:15 PM   #101
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If you are going to be spending three days in a row in gray body-paint, would it be possible to just sleep in it and do touch ups in the morning?
(Sorry I know that sounds gross, but I'm poor and lazy)
Earlier in the forums the guy who does the Avatar costumes says he does. I'm planning on doing this (but I only have to paint one arm and half of a leg plus other bits and pieces)
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Unread 01-12-2012, 11:22 AM   #102
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If you're going to sleep in the paint, put an old sheet on your bed and sleep on that just in case I've never done this before but I think it would be fine; just premix a lot of paint so that you'll have enough if you need to touch up large spots.
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Unread 01-25-2012, 12:57 PM   #103
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Okay, thank you so much!
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Unread 01-25-2012, 10:45 PM   #104
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So I need to order my pros-aide and IM soon, and I was wondering if y'all had any idea how much would be a good amount. I need to cover approximately 1/3 of my body, so allowing for a few coats, lets say one full body coat. I believe I saw earlier in this thread that 16 oz was good for a few coats so should 8 oz pros-aide, 8 oz paint, and 8 oz IM be enough? Or is that too much/too little? For the powder though I am completely lost. I take it you need a lot for it, but the brand I'm looking at has a largest size of 8 oz. Then two powder brushes, one for paint, one for powder? Will that be enough? (I said 8 oz way too much in this post xD )
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Unread 01-26-2012, 03:20 PM   #105
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8 oz is plenty for just 1/3 of your body. I'd start with mixing 4 oz PA and 4 oz paint and then if you need more, mix from there. But I think 4 oz of each should be plenty. You don't actually need that much powder. I used faaar less than 8 oz for a full body painting. I also supplemented mine by mixing it with baby powder (though if you want to do that, get a darker color powder and mix it with baby powder. As baby powder is white, the powder mixture will turn lighter)
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