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Cosplay Makeup Tutorial Part I by the-sushi-monster Cosplay Makeup Tutorial Part I by the-sushi-monster
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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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SanguinariusCosplay Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist 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 
marikamira Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Student 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!
CosplayOtakuGirl Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
nice tutorials! the help a lot!!
Supehstar Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your tutorials are great!! :DD
apiecalypse Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist 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!
Jynxee Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist 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. :)
ILoveHetaliaAndBands Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
you are a life saver Love 
AnimeKatGirl Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
What brushes do you like best?
or would you recomend?
Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! This will be really helpful at my next con this July! :D
Kirtash80 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
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
Litle-Noa Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
maybop Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
This is an awesome list! I am so glad I found this! Now to go through what I have and flesh it out!
LilMissPeppy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student 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! ♥
PrincessxMandy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist 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.
ninjaneko93 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
where did you purchase your brushes and which ones do we specifically need for this tutorial?
muztco63 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gonna be so helpful ^w^ thank you so much for sharing those tips with us!
lyrista Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an awesome cosplay makeup tutorial! I'll totally be referring to this all the time next time I'm cosplaying!
WaywardLycan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student 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~
TheStrayLiger Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student 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
JHO14 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student General Artist
oh wow, this is awesome!
soujiro7keita Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! =3=!!!!!!
Talfryn Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist 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? @_@
the-sushi-monster Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional 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!
Talfryn Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah awesome! I appreciate your insight and tips. Make-up is so versatile that it's really confusing to start out. @_@
Free-Smiles Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
I'll try to do this for Ichiban if I can get my hands on the right things!
konekonekonaito Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a huge help! Thanks so much!
frighteningdeceit Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
i had to wash my face the instant you posted the first photo of makeup necessities.. XD
frighteningdeceit Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Oh and i'm also diggin' the makeup recommendations! gotta check those out!
JackzRagdoll13 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Student General Artist
I will be using this for my next con (Otakon 2011), thanks! :)
Beealmighty Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
You are so cool! Thank you for this detailed information. It'll help my cosplay sooo, sooo much!
Yukiria Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great tutorial, it's really helpful! :)
princekyo4ever Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Great tutorial ^^ thanks for making it
Desaturateful Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student Artist
You did a really great tutorial :icondesireyouplz:
ringochan95 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Student General Artist
I just read all five of your tutorials, and they are incredibly helpful (even if I am Caucasian)! (: I hope that I'll be able to use these tips as soon as I can actually afford the materials I need to cosplay. xD
xHolyNunx Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Student General Artist
very cute very creative :heart:
shootbird Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
thanks always wanted to know what makeup was used~ :)
nagaoshinaoru Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O so many!
kiisaCHU Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
You're amazing. I'm going to start cosplaying this year, but the only issue is I never wear make up. It doesn't stick to my face for some odd reason and my eyes start to get really watery if I use eyeliner. :<

Now I know what to buy >o<

Going to suck it up this year though!
Marie-Ange-the-Celt Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really complete ! I don't have half of these because in everyday life I don't think I need that much things (I never wear foundation :XD:) so it is a good overview and checklist.

I am pretty anxious about toxicity and polluting products, have you tried any ecological make-up or make-up in this line of thought, and what do you think of them for cosplay ?

Also, I usually use Body Shop, Inglot... they also have now foundation at Lush. What do you think of them ?
TheWinterEffect Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Nice Tutorial. C:
What pallet is that in the photo?
TheIchigoCat Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Thank you so much ~Nya!!:heart:
I always have a hard time with make up, so this really helped me!! :D
Ilseaiko-chan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
had a question.
i dont cosplay girls.
but this time i will give it a go.
i dont wear fake lashes??
and don't want to.
any tips?? to look i dont know girlly?
the-sushi-monster Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional Artist
Wear lots of mascara then!
firefox2007 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have a list of the kind of brushes you use?? That would be super helpful just like this tutorial! ^-^
the-sushi-monster Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional Artist
I don't, since they are all various brands, sorry!

Sonia Kashuk makes really awesome brushes for Target, though!
firefox2007 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!! I will have to look at Target! :iconiloveyouplz:
missdoomsday Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
what kind of palette is that?
the-sushi-monster Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional Artist
The eyeshadow palatte? I actually got it at ross lmao but you can go to coastal and get the same thing for a cheap price.
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