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20 September 2003 @ 12:39 am
Ok, Time to think about Ushi, maybe?  
I'm not sure I know what costume I want to do next. I don't know how many I will make in the future, but I do have a few that are swimming around in the back of my head somewhere.

1) I REALLY want to do my Le Ciel Yu~ki. Not this one, hahahah
But this one...I think I could do justice to the costume I've been having difficulty finding reference pictures on the internet, but I do have a few photos in magazines lying around the house, and I have the PV, so I think I can guestimate most of the costume and be pretty accurate with it. (Reference photos included here in LJ for those of you who are clueless... ) Anyway.....I mean... Malice Mizer costumes are way overdone, but I've always wanted to do this specific Yu~ki costume. I liked my Mana one... and I still can't beleive I did a Mana costume... and it turned out well, too! I'm going to go out on a limb here, but I think that with my jaw line, I could probably pull off looking a little bit like him, too. Again.. as with all J-costumes.. the makeup is going to be the toughest part of all.
I'm thinking about doing that one for A-kon next year. I think it will be moderately expensive.. and as it's somthing I've always wanted to do.. it will probably count as my "big" costume.. since I will not be competing in it. We already have somthing planned for THAT anyway.... heh

2) I am going to, sometime in the future, make a Rosalyn costume from Okage. This is going to hopefully be part of a group with celine Since I'd thought about doing a Beatrix costume (Final Fantasy 9) and Rosalyn is so similar...
Well, Final Fantasy is way overdone, and I love Okage, so I'll go with the Okage one.
(I was tempted to do a princess marlene costume, too, since she looks like a red mana XD

3) Mint from Threads of Fate
Ok... This costume just occurred to me today, but it looks like it's highly likely.
With this one, Millenia, and Lily from Suikoden III, I may be leaving my red phase and going into a purple-and-orange phase XD
I played threads of fate a while back. I didn't finish.. we didn't own the game. It wasn't one of square's greatest RPGs, but it was fun and amusing. Mint is a great character. She's a stuck up princess who was kicked out of her kingdom for being snobby. Instead of learning a lesson from this, she starts on a journey to find this ULTIMATE ARTIFACT *sparklesparklesparkle* and get revenge on her sister, who is now in line for the throne. She's just the kind of really funny character who you know is eventually going to turn around and become a decent person in the end.
Or maybe not. I don't know. I haven't conquered it yet. I need to restart it.
The reason I started thinking about it was because someone sold back their copy at our store the other day.. and it was a REALLY good looking copy, and we were only selling is for 15 bucks, so I bought it. Now, looking at her outfit again.. it's pretty simple-looking, but it's actually really complicated. I think it could be a lot of fun. I will be taking what I learned from looking at the wig I commissioned from Katie and making Mint's wig myself. It will probably take one medium/long wig, and two small ones... or a bunch of extentions, if I can color match everything. It's not really orange, and it's not really pink or red. It's supposed to be a kind of coral color, so I think it could be a challenge. I think the outfit will be pretty challenging, too, because of the really weird cut of the hem of the over-garment.. and there is going to be liberal use of black bias tape. In the end, though, I think I can make it look really sharp, and really cute.

4) Somthing from Disgaea. I think I want to do Flonne(Girl in the white dress, blonde hair, huge bloomers)... but if I decide against that, I will probably be doing a female archer-class character... they look very EGL
Hard to find references for you guys, sorry :P

Ugh. All that link making has worn me out. I still don't know which costumes I should pick.
Current Mood: boredbored
CEO, Air Perv: Yatta~!!zoi_no_miko on September 20th, 2003 02:23 am (UTC)
Juaagga?? Make-up is the easiest part! Though perhaps I just say that because I found good schtuff and have much pratice, plus it is inexpensive, which = easy in my books. *lol* ^_^
HIDE your facekyonomiko on September 20th, 2003 11:15 am (UTC)
noooo.. You are a makeup expert.. lol
I am not.
My fav. J-rock makeup tools are Ben Nye's white cake makeup, and my bottle of black liquid eyeliner. That takes care of the basics...
And Ringo really helped me a LOT on my Mana makeup.
On Yu~ki.. since I will more than likely be doing it all myself, I am very worried :X I mean.. what if I mess up... and then I have to start over and re-do the whiteface??? aaah!
Plus, I need to figure out how to get that smoky effect around the eyes. I have black eyeshadow, but it doesn't work quite right. Ringo used a blending tool to smudge a stick of eyebrow pencil, and that worked ok, but our smudger wasn't quite good enough? It was tough. Then.. I need to try and find a shade of yellow like that and figure out how to make it vibrant! :D
Feel free to share tips, though, they'll definitely help!
CEO, Air Pervzoi_no_miko on September 20th, 2003 12:07 pm (UTC)
Re: eep!
The Ben Nye white cake... the cream, not the water-base, is what I use, set with lots of the SuperWhite powder. And good liquid eyeliner, definately key.
Quite honestly? For the yellow I'd get one of the Ben Nye crayons. Hatter has a big fat black one that's super soft that she uses for smudgy zombie make-up, it's really nice, they come in lots of colours. If I found it hard to blend the yellow, I'd put it on solid and then brush more white powder at the edges to blend... (does that make sense?)
I wish I could bottle up my little costume supply shop and send it to people, they're so good there for explaining about all the different products and such.
Are you using a sponge or a brush for your white eyeshadow? Brushes I find work best. But if your cake make-up is still sticky, it'll give you problems no matter what you use, you have to make sure you've used enough white powder to set it. ^_^

Also, at Otakon the Awa imparted her great wisdom to me abou eyelashes - Spirit Gum works MUCH better than eyelash glue. ^_^
HIDE your facekyonomiko on September 20th, 2003 05:25 pm (UTC)
Re: eep!
I use the water-based cake, and I use a damp sponge to apply it. I don't have any of the Ben Nye setting powders, etc, for the cake, so I bought some white eyeshadow locally, and I use that.
When I put it on, and put on eyeshadow, I use a big wide poofy brush.. Dunno what it's called.. it's what they use for rouge usually. I should probably get a smaller one, because this one is big enough to fill in an entire eye socket XD
My favorite eyeliner is Max Factor's liquid black.. I've never been dissappointed in it. It doesn't ever flake on me, and it smudges a little bit if you want it to. Otherwise, unless you're really vigerously rubbing your eyes, it stays put.
I've never personally had any problems with eyelashes not sticking. The eyelash glue usually works fine, but when I put too much on, it gets a little messy. I love spirit gum, though. I used it to attach my little red Machi jewel for my machi costume, and I also used it to stick my big silver eyepeice to my face for my Dominique costume.
I have a few makeup sponges.. that are pretty solid, and used for blending. They're disposable, so they're cool, but I don't quite have the hang of them. I guess I will just have to experiment.
Thanks for suggesting the Ben Nye crayon! Now, I will have an excuse to order a bunch of stuff again. I really need to get a few more things (Love Ben Nye) for future costumes.
If you could, though.. tell me why you prefer the cream makeup to the cake. I'm interested in knowing. If I have to order the crayon off the internet anyway (CAn't get that sort of thing in town. The big year-around costume shop closed a few years ago.. and all that's left are the seasonal halloween ones. Those only carry the cheapie clown makeup) I will probably order some of the Ben Nye white setting powder, and the setting spray they put out. I will probably also get some lavendar for my Nehelenia costume... but if you prefer the cream to the cake, I might pick some of that up, too. Just let me know exactly what to look for XD
Oh.. and what sizes of brushes do you think I should have? I'm not really a makeup person, and it's a wonder I can do regular makeup for my other costumes!
CEO, Air Pervzoi_no_miko on September 20th, 2003 06:42 pm (UTC)
Re: eep!
I find the cream goes on more evenly and heavier than water-based stuff I've used... I generally stay away from the waterbased because I find it harder to get it even. ^_^;

The cream I have was only, like $5 Canadian, if I remember correctly. Cheap, in any case. The top of the container says "Ben Nye Clown White", lists ingrediants, net weight 65oz/18gm. It's in a little flip-top container as opposed to the screw-off lids that Ben Nye usually comes in.
I've bought a Geisha-coloured cream in the screw off, more expensive ones before and found it about the same, but a bit less stick than my clown white... I'm assuming they sell the same kind in white.
The powder is Ben Nye 'Super White' face powder, it was $7.50 Canadian. ^_^

I use an empty compact with sponge/puff for the white powder, since it's loose, easy to shake on, and I find it's easier to pat it on than brush it on, and cleaner. *lol*
For eyeshadow, I have a small brush about the size of my pinkie, and a very thin one that I use for lipliner sometimes.
(I've also found that lining your lips with liquid liner after you've put on black lipstick helps keep it from smudging.) ^_^
HIDE your facekyonomiko on September 20th, 2003 09:36 pm (UTC)
Re: eep!
I have some small disposable lip-gloss brushes I bought when I bought the sponges.
I actually don't use black lipstick at all.. lol
I use a black eyeliner pencil instead. You don't get the gloss with that, but after you put it on, you can always put somthing on top of that to give you some shine.
Hey.. I've got an idea... >:D
If I sent you some money.. say 25-30USD, (more if you need it for shipping, etc) do you think I could coerce you into fixing up a makeup care package for me? creme, powder, bruses, crayons, the works... Since you know exactly what I'd need, it seems like a good idea.. lol
Since I am not doing Yu~ki for months, there's plenty of time.. but if it's a pain in the butt, that's cool. Just a passing idea
CEO, Air Pervzoi_no_miko on September 21st, 2003 06:07 am (UTC)
Re: eep!
Oh, I'd be happy to! ^_^ It looks like I'm going to be downtown a lot this week, I'll swing by the shop and price the crayons for ya. ^_^
HIDE your facekyonomiko on September 20th, 2003 11:54 am (UTC)
I sent.. and forgot to add this:
I think that makeup makes or breaks a J-rock costume. I really do. If you have a fantastic costume, and then do nothing for makeup, it's really sad.... because the face is part of the costume, and if you neglect your makeup, it makes the costume look unfinished. That's one of the reasons your moi dix mois mana was so wonderful. You had and excellent costume, and great makeup, too. Of course, I've bene envious of your mana makeup techniques for a long time :P But anyway, yeah. I know how important makeup is.. so even if my costume is great, I'm going to be incredibly worried/nervois about getting the makeup right, or it will make everything look like crapola
CEO, Air Pervzoi_no_miko on September 20th, 2003 12:09 pm (UTC)
Re: oops
*smooches* Thank-you, darling! ^_^ You know I am of the same opinion. And I'm sure you'll do fine, just do a dry-run ahead of time. ^_^

At Ota... it was so hard not to start preaching make-up techniques. I finally broke down and told this one male Shroi Mana - I'm sure you've seen pictures of him, fairly decent costume if wrong material, anyhow - what I used, and he was amazed. ^_^;
Celineceline on September 20th, 2003 09:27 am (UTC)
Heh heh, at one point, I wanted to do Mint too... I love the fact that she fights with those giant hula-hoop-looking rings. And she's super cute and on a quest to take over the world. That just makes her super nifty. Threads of Fate is such a ridiculously hard game, though. It frustrates me because it is so cute and happy that it should be easy, and then it's just not.

With as much of Disgaea as I've seen, the only design I like is Etna. Sure, there are lots of pretty cute characters, but none of them are that interesting to me... perhaps I just need to play more.

You already know my opinion about you doing Beatrix/Rosalind... :P
HIDE your facekyonomiko on September 20th, 2003 11:50 am (UTC)
yeah, I agree!
Mint is cute and evil XD
I really need to finish that game.... but I remember that I got to this part where I was in front of these ruins, and it was just me (Mint) trying to fight these huge gargoyle stone bird things? And it was really frustrating >..< I don't remember where I am in my game.. so even if I could find my save file, I'd probably just start over again anyway. I got to see Rue a few times, but I wasn't sure if I was ever going to get to control him b/c it seemed like I was playing a long time, and Mint just wanted to kick the crap out of him.
I really do think I am leaning towards a Mint costume... It's similart to Millenia in quite a few ways, but it covers a lot more skin, and is very forgiving for the figure. I see quite a few things already that I can do with different textured fabrics to make it interesting, so I haven't really decided on it yet, and I'm already getting excited about the idea of the costume. I doubt anyone would recognize me, lol, but it looks like a really comfortable and fun costume. I think one of my biggest challenges will be having to decide what the heck to do with her boots. Do I try to make them that inhumanly big? XD I know it can be done, because MAko and Ringo have done those Di Gi Charat boots, and I was there to watch them make them (for the most part) so I know how it's done. I just gotta figure out if I should make them that huge or not.
delryium on September 20th, 2003 10:41 am (UTC)
just a headsup....we may be changing up the jrock cosplay event....

cobweb wants to do something along the lines of mini moni battle....

but then, if you're judging for me, you can't compete. :P damnit! then I can't judge cause I want to compete!!! :O

I need to nudge tim to get the rules straight and announce it, but I think we're going to be doing other than straight cosplay. AND we are going to do the fashion show on Saturday night, though I think it will include all realms of japanese fashion obviously and not be just EGL/EGA.