2014/10/29

Halloween make-up tutorial ~ (Requested post)

So here it is!


Do you remember this make-up? As I have said, this look has been done only with 'ordinary' make-up products and now I'm going to show how simply its done!

 If you want to make more realistic look, just use latex or some products made just for this kind of make-ups. This is only kind of 'how you can make more 3D - look with make-up while being too lazy to go buy some latex' -thing.

But yeah, I made couple of masses begin with.

First mass (A) includes make-up foundation (1) and pressed powder crushed into different sized pieces (4). There needs to be a lot of pressed powder to make some texture into mass which you can see while mixing it up.

Second mass (B) is made of red lipstick (2), a little bit of foundation (1), different shades of red eye shadows and a tiny touch of black eyeshadow (3). As you can see, I made couple of masses from those ingredients but with different proportions. (just to make different shades you know)

And then I started to make the mouth!
1. I put a thick layer of reddish mass into wanted place and shape. (And tapped it thicker some spots to make it more rough) 

2. Next I put mass A even a thicker layer around the red shape. This mass also needs to be 'tapped into place' so it'll stay thick and the texture shows up. 

3. Then I faded out the mass A to match it more with my own skin. When making this part, it might take many times to add more and more of both of masses to keep the spots looking thick enough. 

Eye part is made of only mass A, tapping it all around my eye. If you are going to use contacts, put them on before doing the eye because it can be impossible after. 


4. Eye shadows! Here's an amazing example how I used the colors haha. I used red, purple, violet, and orange eye shadows. (Maybe a little bit of black can be added too) Eye part has red base and mouth part is kind of "framed" with purple shades. I just tapped colors all over my eye, but I see mouth's coloring more important. Violet/purple/whatevs is the darkest color and that's why its being first eye shadow to add. (of course there is red mass on the base and u don't have to cover it, just shade it a little differently) Next one to add is red and on the top orange 'cause it's the lightest and brightest of this colors. This order will support the illusion of even more 3D-appearance in make-up.

5. AAAAND IT'S DONE.

I had kind of hurry writing this so I'm sorry if my English is more bad than usual or something - hope you understand even a little! 


2014/10/25

Halloween make-ups pt.2 (Fantasy themed)

Hello again! It's time for part 2 of Halloween make-ups (Or fantasy make-ups). Last post was more about the "scary" or more like Halloween themed looks, but this time I'll show you some fantasy make-ups I've done and  some make-ups that have been done to me this year. 

1. Mermaid
Left make-up is done by my bestfriend Saimi. We practiced fantasy make-ups at school and this is the work she did to me! One on the right is look which I did myself on home in the summer. I'm kinda sad about the quality of the photos ;-;

2. Arctic elf/magician 
 This one is also done by me, this time to my dear friend Saimi.  I did this fantasy make-up and hair at school and yeah, I don't really know what the look exactly is called 'cause I just improvised the whole thing. But it reminds me of some kind of elves and magicians of  the arctic woods or something!


3. 'Animals' 
From left to right the first one starring is Saimi again with fox-inspired make-up by me. First two make-ups are also done at school where we were supposed to do some animal themed face paintings. Next to the fox is me with some deer look made by Saimi. Last one is one look I did at home inspired by Sphinx. It was believed that Sphinx had woman's head but lion's body - therefore I just should have made regular make-up but I wanted to make something cat-styled but still looking like a human at the same time too! (Haha dunno do I look human-like at all in that make-up but the make-up still isn't full cat-style either!)

That was it this time, there is one week until Halloween and I'm so excited! I'm hosting some Halloween parties with my friends next weekend and we are doing some pair-costume(s) with my bestfriend and its going to be so cool! Just hope that we can get some decent photos of the looks though...  


2014/10/20

Halloween make-ups pt.1 !


Halloween is coming yay! I'm that kind of person who feels Halloween in everywhere at whole October, so I've started trying many Halloween inspired make-ups lately. (If you have followed me on instagram you may have been already seen that!) I'm going to do at least 2 posts about this topic and here is the first one right now. Today I'll show you some photos of these more ''bloody'' or ''spooky'' -themed make-ups I've done. All photos are taken by phone so I'm sorry for the bad quality.

 This one I made yesterday when I wanted to try same kind of technique I used a year ago to do some 'dry blood' -texture. I figured out how to make texture like that without any latex or fake blood etc and using only regular make-ups I had then. So all the pulp I used for this style was made of powder, foundation, eye shadows and lipstick haha. And yeah here you see also how obsessed I'm with asymmetric looks because every make-up is like that ehhhh....

 This one I did couple of days ago, when we were thinking about our up-coming Halloween costumes with my best friend Saimi. We did almost the same make-up as each other but just mirrored. This make-up was inspired by the cutiest blogger Anzujaamu! 

So the story behind this one is that my friend Linnea (in the photo) came to my place to have a coffee with me and suddenly asked me to do some Halloween -make-up for her. She asks me kinda often to do her make-up if there is enough time, but this time I had a chance to do something different - which was the Halloween-themed make-up! I had no idea what kind of look I would do and just started to do something. And this is how it came out!  Eyelashes aren't in a best position imo, but there are 3 pcs of them in the other eye so.. Unfortunately I don't have any good pic from the other side.

And last collage is about my last year's make-ups! There was more of them but it seems that I've lost the pics. Make-up on the right isn't even finished in pic but it was once again the only photo I had of it... How can I lost all my photos and stuff so easily?


Next time there will be something little bit different make-ups, but related to this costume-party-thing like Halloween!

2014/10/12

Anuhart scale sword pt.1


Here's the first part of Anuhart scale sword WIP -posts! (I talked about this sword last time in here) Making this thing is full of work and oh god my brains must be tired of all thinking.. But now on  I thought it'd be easier to tell about my project by step by step:


1. First I made a drawing of sword in right ratio. I also measured lengths between multiple details of it.

2. ..And after that I drew another pic of sword's outlines on a light table. (First drawing is going to help me more later but second one is important only in making the base of this weapon)

3. I measured more simple lengths of second drawing and started to think about how big the sword is going to be. I calculated that someway the sword would be 130 cm long in real life (based on the photos from Aion database, even tho I made all my calculations in the conclusion of a man-character holding the sword in pics would be about 170-180 cm tall) But yeah I ended up in a smaller sword because I am only 164 cm tall, and 130 cm-long sword would be a pain in the ass in many situations, like transporting it, or its weight would be too much. Difference between my first calculation and my finished decision about sword's length is kinda big bc I'm making it 90 cm long now.(but irl its size is very good in my opinion)

4. Next I converted my drawing's proportions to 5 times larger and drew outlines on the cardboard.


5. Then the cutting!

6. I also cut smaller pieces of cardboard to support the sword and glued them on to the both sides of it.


7. Next I added PU foam onto both sides of cardboard. (Of course I waited the first side to dry first before I did the other side)

8. Next step is carving! I carved outlines of the sword by finding the cardboard under all the foam and shaped it a little. It looks kinda shitty before I carve it more but here's the point where I am now with this. I have a lot of work to do still huh!

And this crappy photos are just to make you figure out easier what size the sword is going to be. Pls love my home-look haha.

2014/10/05

Info edit and armor in progress

Hi everyone! Last time I talked about posting only in Finnish, but now the situation has changed. It seems that there are people who want to read my blog in English too so I thought that maybe I should write in English so everybody could understand. That means I'm not going to write in Finnish anymore tho 'cause I'm too lazy to write in two different languages haha. But yeah, if you didn't catch up with my last post - we had photoshoot of my Nasubi-cosplay and if you wanna see more pics about the shoot or maybe my other cosplays or photography you can check my new deviantART here! I'm going to post there many other things too later! 

Now after information let's talk about one of my costumes in progress. I gave some tiny sneak-a-peek a while ago but here's the full picture of what I'm working on: 


If you're familiar with online games you might have guessed that this armor is from AION online. (So I'm going to cosplay Elyos warrior with this corrupt judge's chain armor for level 38 or higher)

I have sewed most parts of the costume, there aren't many things to do with that anymore. But I have a lots and lots of details to add still!

Let's start with the armors I've been working on this weekend. There was little problems with whole armor's design because the newest Aion database doesn't have 3D viewer like the 2.7 version has. The problem with it was that 2.7 database had the older version of corrupt judge's armor, which is a bit different than the one I was going to make. I  had only casual front and back pics of the design as my clue. But many of the armor's parts didn't show up enough in them, so I used 3D-version of older armor to figure out how the parts would look like.

 Sorry that pics are kinda crappy haha. And all those parts look very shitty 'cause I haven't refined them completely yet. (Lower layer is made of EVA -foam and the top layer is made of craft foam)
I also started to make shoes 'cause I really liked to work with craft foam and I had decided to make shoe shanks of it. I cut the back-side of shoe shanks as you can see in the pic -they look bit weird tho 'cause I didn't shape them at all yet. You have no idea how much brain-work it took to draw out how all of those details would go in a one flat pattern and how it would work in reality! But yes, at last I figured out the pattern to cut from craft foam. (Only problems were that my craft foam sheets were too small so I had to make both shanks from 4 different parts...)

Even tho this is my first armor ever I'm still super-excited! AND MAKING THESE HAS BEEN SUPER FUN. I get more excited after every step I've done with this costume! And also I wait so much painting all the armor-parts! Btw do you have any recommendations about paints to use with this material? I'm going to go buy paints next week and I'm kinda lost with it 'cause I'm a dumbass who doesn't read any instructions ever...haha. Okay not funny at all I'm just an idiot. 

And the last thing this time is about the weapon I chose to do with this costume. I needed to figure out what kind of weapon could match with the armor and is possible to have in game too. I don't know how many of you have even played Aion but here is my route of choosing my weapon in nutshell: There is 4 different kinds of armors, I picked Chain-armor which is mostly used by Warriors. Warrior is one of 4 primary classes and every primary class has its own specialized classes. Warrior's specialized classes are Templar and Gladiator. Templar uses sword, mace or greatsword as its weapon and Gladiator often uses polearm. I decided to specialize into Templar which gives me more options in weapons. Then I watched many kinds of weapons fitting Templar but there was one sword that caught my eye at instant. I found many awesome weapons to make but when I had seen this I couldn't stop thinking about it. (Ok really, I seriously thought about this one like an hour figuring out how it could be done and that was when I was on a bed before I fall asleep)
So here it is:

AWESOME, ISN'T IT? This one is called Anuhart Scale Sword and its available from level 50 to higher so it is every way possible to have with this cosplay!
(And there's a pic of what I need a lot to make this one. I'm glad that I got three 600 ml bottles of PU Foam from sale just in time. Ofc all of the 3 bottles aren't only for this weapon even tho it's huge. I also have other weapons to do for another cosplays and we can talk about them later!)

Have you done any armors or weapons? Tell me I wanna see~ And happy October everyone! I already smell the Halloween ♥~