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Unread 11-05-2014, 08:02 AM   #1
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Face Paint Under a Natural Beard

I'm trying to narrow down what my next cosplay will be, but at the top of the list right now is Gannondorf. There's a lot to it, but a potential issue could be getting the look of green skin with an orange beard. I have a natural beard and I'm sure I could find a dye or other product to match thar bright shade of orange. As I started going through the steps in my head I wondered how I would get a green skin tone under that orange beard. The beard isn't too long or thick, so it would seem that my real skin tone would show on the cheeks if I can't find a way to get it underneath and then still dye the beard orange. I've searched a bunch of places online and found plenty of advice for painting over a beard, but nothing for getting under it. If it turns out not to be possible, then at least I can cross off Gannondorf without spending hours on that armor design.
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Unread 11-05-2014, 09:07 PM   #2
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I think you should be able to work in the face paint under your beard first, rubbing to get it under the beard. I think you should be able to then wipe off the excess that gets on the hair and dye the beard. If your beard is thick enough, you can just do the above for the parts closer to the edges and let your beard cover the skin where it's thickest. Hopefully that helps or at least gives you some ideas. Yay for Zelda cosplays!

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Unread 11-10-2014, 10:20 AM   #3
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Honestly use a hair paint on your beard that way you can also stiple the colour onto your skin as well in the beards.

I would paint you heard first then take a small brush to the edges with the green.

If your hair is the right length you can also pre style then paint your hair as well.

With the hair paint I recomend styleing the hair first with a hair glue because the produt dries stiff (got2b Glued spiking Glue).

This product you can also mix in a small amount of the paint first to tint it as well before. Set the product dry with a hairdryer to speed up the process then paint.

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