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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 Manley

Janet's desk was moved into the hall for the duration of coursework on Roman numerals in grade four, and she cannot tell one Rocky from another to this day. Her spirit animal is a wombat, and she has not written a novel. Dauntless, Gryffindor, Mockingjay. She tweets @janetmanley

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