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Cosplay 101! Costume Dirt Is Like Regular Dirt, but Cleaner

By Janet Manley Oct 16, 2013

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Learn about how makeup works!

The panelists had a great story about someone who painted their entire body silver for a costume, but forgot to properly "seal" the makeup, and left a full-body print on someone's couch. Final Seal is particularly good if you have body makeup on. Air-brushing can be good, but is alcohol-based and will leave you smelling like a gas tank. On the other hand, cream makeup can smear and rub off easily. Learn the tricks of the trade.

"I'm wearing costume dirt," explained Indiana. I don't know the difference between that and running around outside, but it's clean!"

Tags: costumes, how to, fictional characters, cosplay, new york comic con

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Janet is the offspring of a mid-sized kangaroo and a stately gum tree. She grew up under a hole in the ozone layer, which probably means she can survive in outer space. She tweets @janetmanley

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