Mar 24, 2013

How To Secure Your Wig On Your Head

That moment when you're photo ready and you thought that everything is okay....
and then when you saw the photo, horror crawled all over your body because your hairline or rather your real hair is showing.

Oh yes, that's one of the effects of carelessness or rather lack of awareness of putting on wigs especially the heavy ones  >.....<
I too am guilty of it >...<

The causes of this dreadful thing are the clip-ons and very long wigs.

Also, I didn't bother coloring my eyebrows and putting on the proper amount of make-up back then :v
I regret it. Orz

You may not totally avoid this because it also depends on the fitting of your wig(The one with the lace and hook).
There are instances where the wig's fitting is too small for your head. If all else fails, you might want to change the wig brand you're using.


Since I don't have time to make my own tutorial, I decided look for tutorials that I will find interesting~

This tutorial is by Yu Hibari 

Source of tutorial is found here
You can click on the link above for better viewing or click on the photo below for a larger picture~

That's allHope I helped~

Mar 21, 2013

Coloring Your Eyebrows With Eyeshadow

There are many techniques, methods, and variations on coloring your eyebrow like the watercolor method.
Though, this one is the easiest for me xD
Some people use glue instead of concealer, but I haven't tried that yet.

To tell you the truth, I haven't done this during on a con but I did it once in a photoshoot, but I never got the pictures. Orz


To start off, you'll only be needing 2 things:

  • Concealer
  • eyeshadow

Le moi with untouched eyebrows~

Apply concealer to your eyebrows~
Make sure only a little or no hair at all is visible. That means you have to apply a heavy amount of concealer.

After being satisfied, you'll now notice that my eyebrow is not all that visible compared to the untouched one.
You may now apply the eyeshadow~
Begin by tracing the edges of your eyebrow.
It also depends on you if you want to have heavy application or only little. Either way it can easily come off.
I'm pretty sure I don't have to be detailed on that part.

After applying the eyeshadow, remove the excess by using tissue or make-up remover.
You can also just apply concealer over it and smudge it if you're a bit lazy.

Now compare my eyebrow with the method and w/o~

That's all~Hope I helped xD

Mar 18, 2013

Basic Crossplay Make-up For Girls

Ohai female reader~

So you want to know how to do the basics of crossplay make-up? Well, this is how I do it. xD

You guys might wonder why we need to do those steps. I'll enumerate it for you~
It's because guys have:
  • darker skin tone
  • longer/prominent nose
  • Their face is more of a "V" shape
  • Generally, their eyebrows is more thicker and "arched"
  • They have prominent jaw

Though, there are instances where they have different eye shape, brow shape, and whatnot from most of the guys.

Hair styling is also important but I won't discuss it anymore xD

This are the basic things you need:
  • Nude Lipstick/Concealer (or a combination of both)
  • Liquid Eyeliner
  • Eyeliner pencil(not shown here)
  • Contour palette(highlight and shadow)
  • Bronzer/eyeshadow that can be used for contouring

Le face with no contouring or whatsoever. I only applied the basics of make-up like concealer, foundation and moisturizer.

You'll be needing this also for making your eyebrows look thick. Try to choose brown tones instead of black because if you use the latter, it would look unnatural. I'm really sorry because I don't have any photos on applying this. Orz 

I recommend you do the eyes first because if you screw up with applying the eyeliner, you have to wash it and do it again. The part with the brown tint inside is where you apply brown eyeshadow/bronzer. The line around your eyes is where you apply the liquid eyeliner.  Cosplayers do different styles so you may not totally follow this part of the tutorial.  After this you can now apply the eyeliner pencil on your eyebrows.

So after you apply those 3, you may now do the nose~

Note the difference between my picture on the top

The next step is applying shadow and highlights in your nose~
Apply shadow/bronzer.
You might want to spread it in the side of your nose for a "gradient" effect so it would not look too harsh but keep the "heavier" tone inside the encircled area. You'll also need to apply highlights in the middle of the nose.

I made the contour harsh in purpose so you would be able to see it. 

For the last two parts, you will need to apply bronzer inside the marked area~
Make sure you also apply the "gradient" affect on your jaw and neck so that it would not look too harsh.

You might also want to make this part to be really slanted if you like~
and you may now apply the nude lipstick/concealer on your lips.
IMO using concealer makes your lips too pale so I also use nude lipstick to lighten in up a bit.
It looks like I also failed to take pics on that part. Orz

I hope you get the main idea in this tutorial on how to do the basic make-up for crossplaying guys~
I also hope that I didn't fail you guys.  =))

That's all~
Hope I helped :3

Mar 14, 2013

Jill Valentine Cosplay

Jill Valentine is actually my very first cosplay from a game~

I bought this costume from Sheila Navarro~ xD

Jill is one of my favorite RE characters along side with Rebecca Chambers, Spectre and Leon =))
At first, I had some difficulties in cosplaying her because of the sudden change of genre and all.

When I first cosplayed her, I had problems regarding my facial expressions and poses since I have no knowledge on how to handle a gun and whatnot.

After that experience, I began researching on the things that I need to know like the stance, aiming of the gun, safety and precautions, and the handling/storage of the gun.

So far, she's one of the most challenging characters that I cosplayed because of the limitation on poses. Orz

Here are some photos of my Jill cosplay~ 

I'll be also making her rocket launcher in Marvel vs. Capcom :v
I'll post it here as soon as I'm determined enough to finish it xD
By the way...
I also cosplayed Spectre.
You can view it here.