hayleyquinnx said: Hey guys! I have London MCM Expo on the 25th! I am going as The Cheshire Cat and I have a very elaborate Cats style outfit, lots of fur, lyrca and facepaint... Now the base coat is ben nye white, and the reason I chose this is because I was previously using water based Snazaroo, and that 1)takes ages to apply an even coat and 2)cracks within the hour anyway... on my skin at least! My problem is that cream based paint like Ben Nye comes off very easily... cont.
hayleyquinnx said: Continued... So I decided to buy Final Seal but it seems to make no difference, as it all rubs off anyway... So now i've bought Ben Nye Super White Powder to set it. What advice do you have to help set face paint, especially cream based like Ben Nye? I have Clown White Paint, Super White Powder and Final Seal! I will at one point have to apply Snazaroo water based over the top, but as it is only for small sections, cracking shouldn't happen/be a problem. Thanks!
Hi there! In my experience, Ben Nye seems to work best if the process goes 1.) creme foundation 2.) face powder 3.) final seal spray. Also, only make sure to put on what you need- too much will make it more wet, sticky, etc and make it harder for the powder and seal to set. The Snazaroo shouldn’t be a problem like you said, but remember, less is more! I wish you luck and if you need more advice don’t hesitate to ask! (:
Paul, Chris, our friend Jason and I have secured Monday tickets for PAX Prime! We are SO excited to go, but are having a little bit of a tough time deciding what to cosplay. We would like to start designing outfits and making props (if needed) so we need to decide fast ; 3 ; Do any of you have any suggestions for us for any video game related group cosplay?
We may also attend Kumoricon for a couple of days the same weekend! For sure it would be Paul, Lizzy, and I attending, but who knows who else will show up! Ideas for this con will also be thrown around here, so keep an eye out!
This is Patent Pending Cosplay’s first PAX Prime and Kumoricon so we are VERY excited to go! Are there any tips anyone has for us for these cons?
Hi everyone! Lizzy just reminded me, I had totally forgot that some nice people at American Robot asked us if we would dance for them at Sakura-Con and we totally did! You can find us as Alice and the card soldiers near the end of the video. I don’t know about you guys, but this made me really excited because WOW we’re in a video… on the internet! IN COSPLAY! (I’m a loser…) Anyways, enjoy!
In light of recent events, it seems that this cosplay group was in need of a revamp. Because of this, we decided to redo the blog and name of our group to one that we felt was a little better.
We liked “Patent Pending Cosplay” because these are our creations and we put a lot of work, creativity, (sweat), and love into all of our cosplays, just like an inventor would in patenting something that they had made.
(And yes, our new icon is a cat sewing!)
Thank you for all of your support, and we’ll see you all at PAX Prime! Of course, we will post our progress here throughout!