Maybe She's Born with It? No, I'm pretty sure it's Makeup
Get your makeup kit ready because I'm taking a quick look back at makeup in the cosplay world.
More blogs in the 10 year Cosplay Retrospective Series:
Week 1 -Wigs | Week 2 - Make-up | Week 3 - Armour | Week 4 - Cosplay Closet Purge | Week 5 -Planning | Week 6 - Inventory | Week 7 - Controlling Cosplay Costs |
For many cosplayers makeup was an afterthought unless you were painting yourself another colour. Maybe you would put on some concealer and a little mascara. That was good enough to get you through a regular day so that’s good enough for cosplay, right? Or you were cosplaying as a guy so why would you need makeup?
The use of makeup and honing of the skill is different for each person. So I’ll talk mostly about my personal experience from here. Although I do not have crazy makeup transformations for cosplay, here are the changes I’ve made over the years.
THEN: Little to no make-up on the face
NOW: Full makeup – primer, concealer, foundation, powder, contouring, blush, eyeshadow, eyeliner, and setting powder.
THEN: No coloured contacts
NOW: Yes to coloured contacts – Although I haven’t been able to wear any recently, but that’s what Photoshop is for!
Makeup is one of those skills I would like to level-up especially when it comes to crossplays. I’ve just been loving all the details in female costumes recently and I haven’t been hooked by any male costumes yet.
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