January 11, 2013

Sakabatou + Kenshin makeup test

Hello!

Today I got a sakabatou sword from one of my best friends. She had planned to use it for her own Kenshin cosplay originally but the sword is pretty... damaged, derp and I don't even... so she wants a new one and when I told her I will cosplay Kenshin this year and have everything else ready, except the sword, well, I got it. xD It doesn't have the same tsuba and stuff like Kenshin's sword but it is reverse bladed so it's okay. I've been trying to figure out if there is any way to fix the many errors it has but I'm drawing blanks. It seems to be constructed very weirdly (read: not like your usual katana) and it also seems there is no way of taking it apart to reassemble it and check where the faults are. *shrugs* Oh well, it looks decent half-way out of the sheath but if I draw it I will have to check so that it doesn't go major herpaderp.

le sword ~
Oh, and because I now have everything I need for Kenshin I decided to try on the wig for the first time and do some kind of very quick makeup test. Also did the scar but I didn't make it looks as deep as that scar test a few days ago; I didn't have patience enough to make it awesome just to take some test photos. I'll do the scar better for the con of course. This was also for experience and I must say it felt a little bit different having Rigid Collodion on your face compared to having it on your forearm. I was more aware of that it was there because I noticed that I couldn't smile too much and such or I'd risk screwing up my scar. Good to know before the con. Guess I'm gonna be a pretty serious Kenshin...

I'm not sure if I suit him though; it was hard to do happy/cute Kenshin-like expressions, I kept looking like I was about to kill someone maybe I should just settle for Hitokiri Battousai LOL and when I tried to look happy I looked way too derp. When I tried to look cool I ended up doing expressions Sanosuke would do rather than Kenshin, dafuq man. OTL

Oh well, here's my first try!  
I was lazy doing the base makeup... mostly just focused on eyeliner and the scar.





Eye close-up
Scar close-up
My wig doesn't have a thick ponytail currently. I think I might add some volume to it later; I don't really have time to do it right now (and I need to save money haha... ha...) so this cosplay will be upgraded sometime after its debut.

Also before I put the cosplay on I noticed I had nothing at hand that I could use to make my eyebrows orange. But then I remembered that back when I started cosplaying and did Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach, who also has orange hair in about the same shade, that I didn't color my eyebrows either, lol. Well, back then I didn't even know you could do that and it looked surprisingly okay. I'm not sure if I should still opt to color them though... any opinions?

Oh, and before I say goodbye for today I must share with you this..

... BONUS PHOTO!

KAORU-DONO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
That's all for today.
Stay tuned for a possible Kenshin preview photoshoot during the next few weekends!

14 comments:

  1. This looks great! I think your scar looks pretty realistic even if it's quickly done, and to me it's not really obvious that your eyebrows aren't orange. I don't think you need to color them ~
    (I wonder why you did that bonus pic face... XD)

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    1. Thank you for feedback! :D
      (that's a mystery for you.. xD)

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  2. ^o^ AJSD'KLJFDKLSJkl; Ahh, you make such a damn sexy Kenshin!! :D The scar is win. Hey since you are doing his Battousai outfit, serious Kenshin is serious! xD Your brows are perfect with the wig as is! And the sakabatou looks great as far as I can see~

    Dude, in the bonus pic your face is like "ORO??!!!" XD

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  3. Yepp that was a Ichigo waning XD But you look really good and for a try out it look really awesome.
    And i love all the pic they are fun and nice XD
    And the Katana seem like something I would like to try and fix XD So I hope you find a way to get it right. It is fun to take stuff apart really even if it is hard to do and put it back on right.

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    1. Thank you! :D

      Hopefully I can fix it.. if all else fails there's always super glue lol. XD

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    2. Yepp there is always Super glue XD

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  4. You make such a great Kenshin!! And and the scar looks good though it was done quickly ^^ That sakabatou looks pretty good :'3 Dat bonus pic... XDDD Jotenkin hajosin, pakko myöntää...
    asdfghjklöä~ Sitä odotellessa kun pääsen Kaoru-cossin kimppuun! >8D

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  5. Wow, looks great! Even though I'm not too familiar with the series or manga, but the makeup and the scar looks very well done. I think it looks fine without orange eyebrows too.
    Nyt harmittaa etten pääse näkemään sitä livenä. ;-;

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    1. Thank you!
      Mä muutin tosiaan cossisuunitelmia vähän eilen.. sama hahmo edelleen mutta eri "versio".. tai miten sen nyt sanois. ^^" Kyllä mä Kenshiniä cossaan Suomessa myös jossain vaiheessa by the way. :)

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    2. Jep, luin sen postauksen myös~ Ja hyvä, täytyypä sitten odotella Suomi-debutia. :D

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  6. Kenshin sopii siulle tosi hyvin ;D
    Rigid Collodion vaikuttaa hyvältä aineelta. Pitäis varmaan itsekin koettaa sitten kun teen Toshiielle arpia.

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    1. Kiitokset! :'D
      Suosittelen, se on tosi bueno!!

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