I'm cosplaying a gijinka of Zekrom for Otakuthon this year and was wondering whether anyone could give me some advice on quite a few things (whew, this is gonna be a bit long):
-I'll be wearing a black braided wig, and would like to add a bright blue tip to the braid somehow. Would it be good to paint on the wig directly using acrylic model paint, or would it be better to use a plastic cone as a hair ornament, shown here
and painted blue (actually the tail of a Zekrom model kit)? If so, what would be the best way to attach it to the wig?
-Going to use makeup for a bunch of black stripes on the face (like here
), as well as some red around the eyes (can't use contacts, and since Zekrom has white irises it might end up looking like him anyway). Would it be better to use facepaint or conventional cosmetic/theatrical makeup?
-Thought it might be cool to have "ear-wings" (like here
) and I could easily use the wings from the same Zekrom kit (shown here
), but would it be better to use a hairband or to glue onto the wig directly, and how should the wings be modified?
-Last but not least, what would be the best easy way to make sturdy full-sized Zekrom wings and a harness?