I got it off of wig-supplier.com - The styled and dyed it myself though ^___^
Please stay tuned for a lengthy post.
Most of you know me by the internet handle “Miss Sinister”. If you don’t know of me, here’s a summary:
- I heart makeup
- No cosplay is off limits.
I have cosplayed Vaas (Farcry), Motoko Kusanagi (Ghost in the Shell), Sagat (Street Fighter), Saeko Busujima (HoTD), and many more. Roughly half the cosplays I have done are male. I can’t help what characters I like, so if they’re male, they’re still going on my list of things to cosplay.
When I say male cosplays, I don’t always mean a rule 63 version. I actually fancy crossplays more. Not only is it more challenging to pull off, but typically more appealing to wear comfort-wise. Being intimidating and/or scary is incredibly fun for me which is why none of my rule 63 cosplays are simply “sexy”… they still need that edgy “I could still kill you” vibe.
It’s pretty difficult finding females that are head-strong, kick ass, could easily take on the men, all while NOT being overly-sexualized. This is why the male cosplays/rule 63’s appeal to me so much.
I feel the characters I hold dearest deserve the highest form of flattery - perfect imitation. This will help determine if a male cosplay is going to get genderbent, or crossplayed. The characters I treasure most (Dragunov, Pein, Kakuzu, and Orochimaru for example) will get the complete male transformation/ screen accurate look. Not to say any other character is “lesser”, but for characters like Sagat, with a completely bare chest, I can’t really do a crossplay due to needing to cover my upstairs lady bits.
Another tidbit about me is this : I adore makeup. It’s a gateway to becoming a completely different person. Changing the way you look on a whim is such an appealing idea to me (I should have been born Mystique).
I rarely wear a lot of makeup in public/to work, but when I get home and my creative juices are flowing (giggity), I can’t help but want to become Darth Maul (for example) and I’ll sit there in front of my mirror for 3 hours perfecting a cosplay look, just to wash it off after 10 minutes of making sure I got the perfect selfie to post on my facebook / Instagram / Deviantart / etc.
This is where the topic heats up:
I can’t stand it when people attempt to limit my creative ability. Any restriction on what I can and cannot do is an instant turn-off.
That also goes for contact lenses. “But you have such nice eyes, you shouldn’t wear contacts.” THIS ISN’T A BEAUTY PAGEANT. Wonder Woman’s eyes are an obvious blue. SO MINE WILL BE TOO. [[Eyes are a big deal for me. In most photos, they’re the focal point… so if they’re off, the cosplay also looks as such, IMO.]]
Recently, I posted a makeup test of a female engineer:
Now… during this makeup my eye started to water so badly that the makeup was smearing. I took a photo mid-way, and posted this to my fanpage. This is one of the comments (and my response) that I got:
*ultimate sigh* This is pretty self explanatory.
Yes, the lovely ladies I have the pleasure of calling my friends often cosplay as attractive characters. If they’re male characters, they will often times still find a way to make it attractive. Is that wrong?
That’s just how they have fun cosplaying. And that’s literally the idea behind any hobby: having fun. I understand those that go for the attractive cosplays. I have been down that road a few times before. In one circumstance I was in something that wasn’t even that revealing by today’s standards, and got physically harassed at a con. For someone to know what they’re potentially getting into, and still press on for the love of the character….That’s brave.
Now is this how I like to cosplay? Kind of depends on my mood. But by no means is it my focal point to be desirable in the eyes of the convention attendees or the folks on the internet. As stated earlier: If I’m going to be doing ANY character, there must still be that sense of, “she could still kick my ass”.
This is not a jab at “Sexy Cosplay”, this is just me saying how important my way of expressing myself is to me. And when I get comments like the one shown above over and over, I need me a good rant every now and then.
It just frustrates me that there are still people out there with the notion that all female (or male for that matter) cosplayers must be attracive in their eyes. But, with the internet pretty easily accessible, I realize this will never happen.
^ BUT I WILL STILL COSPLAY AS ONE.
IF I WANTED TO BE FILI FROM THE HOBBIT, YOU’RE GODDAMN RIGHT I WILL ROCK THE SHIT OUT OF THAT MAJESTIC FUCKING BEARD AND NO ONE/NO OPINION WILL STOP ME.
I had an idea for another make-up experiment and it kinda got out of hand and I landed up with this quirky, cute little dragon girl character. I don’t even …
Make-up, photos and editing by me.
Haunted. Inspired by an image of a South African cosplayer.
I’ve been wanting to do faun make-up for agges and I finally got motivated to do it today - I think I’ll do it again one day with horns and and ears and stuff … eeee fun
I couldn’t decide which set was better, my natural hair or with the wig - So I did both :3
Make-up, photos and editing by me
I have many sides to myself, there are 2 main ones though.
One side was made to frolic majestically like a unicorn amongst humans.
My other side looks like this
So tonight, a friend tagged me in this photo from Wondercon 2012:
(I’m the Martian Man-Eater. As an aside, someone referred to me as the Martian Man-Chaser. Excuse me, no. It is the men who chase ME, not vice-versa *snap*)
I (mistakenly) decided to read the…
Don’t mind me - just scrolling through some cos tests and editing them and procrastinating - I keep telling myself I can’t work on my cosplays because I don’t have ALL the materials.
I got my contact lenses from ISZO yesterday and finally got to trying them out today - Love them to bits! The purple ones are for my Cecil cosplay.
Will do actual cos test with them at a later stage