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Unread 06-29-2004, 02:04 PM   #1
Returning to the past
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Unhappy How do you make yourself look like a guy?

I'm used to making myself look like a girl, but I'm not so sure how to make myself look like a guy... Could anyone help me with this problem? It's really frustrating since I'm going to be crossplaying as a guy...
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Unread 06-29-2004, 02:47 PM   #2
Loves guyliner. Too much.
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Let's see...I have a lot of experience in that....

One of the things I do is put foundation stick on my lips (Which makes sense because my lips are naturally rosy!) and blend it in. Of course, as you can see here, I had added red lip gloss to the bottom lip because I'm supposed to be a Vampyr. And another thing is darkening my eyebrows a bit.
Example-(Sorry it's sideways...)
Guyliner is my weakness...

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Too much, but I've had to put it on hold due to reasons beyond my control. However, I'm attempting to recreate Leezar's wardrobe from "Your Highness" down, four to go.

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Unread 06-29-2004, 04:26 PM   #3
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Facial make-up is covered in there
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Unread 06-30-2004, 05:19 PM   #4
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To some extent, looking like a guy requires masculine looking features, but great things can be done with makeup. In his book Making Faces, Kevyn Aucoin explains drag for girls, so you might want to give that a look before you get started; the transformation he does on Gwyneth Palthrow, by the way, is amazing.

Men naturally have harder cheek bones and jaws than women, so pick up some bronzing powder in a color that tones with your skin and use a fluffy brush to define under your cheeks and jaw. Prep the skin by brushing a little loose or pressed powder before you begin. Skip the blush and lipstick; instead just rub a bit of lip balm on your lips. Keep any other cosmetics minimal, unless your character requires that you wear a certain color eyeshadow or dark eyeliner (all too common in anime and manga).

Lastly, dunno if you're willing to go this far for cosplay, but if you tend to tweeze your eye brows or bleach/wax any facial hair, let the hair grow in. Fuzzy brows and faces are, after all, manly characteristics.
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