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Cosplay Makeup Tutorial Part I

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Published: September 29, 2010
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Please bare with me, this is the first time making a tutorial like this. Takes a lot longer than I thought ORZ.

I hope it's useful! Any questions/concerns, please leave me a comment!

Part I is just an intro with a list of materials you'll need.

Part II: Part III: Part IV: Part V:
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SanguinariusCosplayHobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm using the makeup kits from… this might be useful, looks like they have some stuff i couldnt find in other store. Wish i could make a badass makeup :D 
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marikamiraStudent General Artist
I'm going to learn with my friend how to do Cosplay makeup, and we're going shopping for supplies tmr! Thanks so much for the tutorial, it's the most helpful one I found!
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nice tutorials! the help a lot!!
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SupehstarHobbyist General Artist
Your tutorials are great!! :DD
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apiecalypseHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for this set of tutorials! I've only just begun making costumes for conventions, and while I know a little about makeup basics, show makeup is beyond me. This is amazingly helpful!
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JynxeeHobbyist General Artist
I absolutely enjoyed this. It really gave me some insight as to how to fix some things and I'm looking forward to using these tips for my first convention cosplay. :)
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ILoveHetaliaAndBandsHobbyist Writer
you are a life saver Love 
AnimeKatGirl's avatar
What brushes do you like best?
or would you recomend?
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Sombraluz-ImagesProfessional General Artist
Thanks! This will be really helpful at my next con this July! :D
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Hello! Awesome tutorials for people (like me) who need help! Thank you a lot for your time and work! <3<3 The materials help is gonna be very appreciated too! So sharing this! <3
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This is an awesome list! I am so glad I found this! Now to go through what I have and flesh it out!
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moonbaby17Student Digital Artist
You forgot to mention whether your skin is prone to breakouts quicker than most. I have sensitive skin so unfortunately I can't use St. Ives's Apricot Scrub, but Clean & Clear's Oil-Free Daily Pore Cleanser works wonders! ♥
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PrincessxMandyHobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW. I just looked through your whole tutorial and it was so helpful!

I went to AX this year and I was so jealous of some of the girls who had flawless faces/make-up with their cosplay. Fortunately, I have plenty of time to practice and get over my fear of eyelash glue for next year, hahaha.
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ninjaneko93Student Artisan Crafter
where did you purchase your brushes and which ones do we specifically need for this tutorial?
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muztco63Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gonna be so helpful ^w^ thank you so much for sharing those tips with us!
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lyristaHobbyist General Artist
This is an awesome cosplay makeup tutorial! I'll totally be referring to this all the time next time I'm cosplaying!
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WaywardLycanStudent Traditional Artist
i love you for making this .o.
been playing on my mind for some time how to do make up for cosplays, it's really not the same as normal make up~
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TheStrayLigerStudent Digital Artist
Woohoo this is gonna come in handy :)! Thanks a lot, this really is useful :heart:! Ugly people like meh needs all the help they can get from makeup XD
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JHO14Student General Artist
oh wow, this is awesome!
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THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! =3=!!!!!!
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TalfrynHobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tutorial! I'm finally going to venture a complete make up transformation using these tips. As far as highlighting powder goes, though is this a special kind of powder or will any powder that is brighter than the foundation able to work? @_@
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the-sushi-monsterProfessional Artist
You're very welcome! It depends what you are going for - if you want a really shimmery effect you can use a specific shimmer highlighting powder, or jsut for more basic using foundation/eyeshadow/powder at least 2 shades lighter than your skin will work too!
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TalfrynHobbyist General Artist
Ah awesome! I appreciate your insight and tips. Make-up is so versatile that it's really confusing to start out. @_@
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