I confess, I am shocked to see so many people who insist make-up needs to be worn with a cosplay. Admittedly I never used to do it, I hate the stuff. However, since 3 of my most recent cosplays have called for it and I've had a chance to see the difference between make-up vs. no make-up in my photos I'm starting to agree. I think even though I find make-up to be a bit of a hassle, it will be a rare occasion to find me with out it in a cosplay again.
"It's amazing what a performer will do when the camera is rolling... it's probably a psychiatric illness!"