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Unread 10-12-2013, 11:37 PM   #1
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Body Paint for Hot Weather?

So, I am going to be cosplaying as Lulu from League of Legends (reference photo below) in a few months (I say a few but its more like 9 months :P). For this cosplay I will be painting my head and neck area and my hands purple.

Problem is, I don't know what paint would be the best for this. Which is where my question comes in, what is the best body paint to use in very very hot weather? (like 100 degrees Fahrenheit). Preferably, one that is gentle on acne prone skin as well.

Also what is a good sealant for the body paint too?

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Unread 10-21-2013, 01:48 PM   #2
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My recommendation is an alcohol based body paint-- anything else will sweat or smudge.

I have eczema-prone skin and wore Temptu Dura Pro for two days without a breakout. However, do your research and test on your own skin before each application to ensure you won't have a bad reaction.

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Unread 10-21-2013, 07:00 PM   #3
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I recommend using an alcohol-activated paint too; water and sweat will NOT take it off (it's applied by mixing with rubbing alcohol and taken off the same way). It's especially good for your hands, since paint will rub off so fast there.

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Unread 10-22-2013, 10:37 AM   #4
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Have you consider buying gloves for the hands?

I find that any paint you use for the bust down stays in place but the hands and body is what wears off.

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