Makeup for Canadian Cosplayers
For Canadians (or those Toronto if you want to physically go there yourself), Malabar’s contains Ben Nye products and being a theatre company they may contain other reliable brands for body paint and makeup.
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Bathrooms and Disposable Gloves
I come to tell you guys about Mehron Colour Creamlend Stick! http://www.mehron.com/HYPERFORMANCE_CreamBlend_p/400.htm
This stuff is a miracle. I learned about it from my friend (who uses white to cosplay Animaniacs). It comes in a tube and is REALLY easy to rub/blend in. All you literally need to do is rub a VERY small portion on the areas where you want to be grey and then just… rub/spread the makeup. It its very easy to use. It took me literally 30 seconds to cover my entire hand and less than 5 mins to cover my face, and it feels nive on your skin. And, when you wanna wash it off, theres next to no residue. Also, its SUPER cheap.
I got mine on ebay for 9 bucks, free shipping. The Light Grey is perfect and requires 0 mixing, however this makeup is VERY good for blending if you wanna blend in blush for your characters. Also, they WHITE is amazing. Unlike Ben Nye, which is slightly translucent and makes you look like a Cullen (which is great if you wanna do a vampire/zombie), the Mehron white is opaque and doesnt show your skin under, so its perfect for rainbow drinkers and gamzees (if you apply it with a makeup brush).
I only did a test run and plan to use this at fanime. Again: Cheap, SUPER fast to apply, and has the perfect colour.
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Model Magic for European Countries
Five Wits Wigs!
I haven’t personally bought from them myself, but I’ve heard very good things about The Five Wits Wigs! Looking at their selection, they seem to offer some great wigs. They are a bit more pricey than, say, ebay, but they’re based in the U.S. and that makes them all the more reliable. In particular, they have a pretty good wig for Roxy and detachable Meenah braids! Hope this helps!
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