Welcome to Wonderland, Alice! Care for some rum? Just kidding, you don't get any, you just get plain old tea!
More Depp humor for you.... xD
Of course the awesome took the photo and was the co-director of the photoshoot. I am the model in the Mad Hatter getup and I edited the picture. I also made the costume, but this is a picture contest, not an artisan crafts contest so thats no important
Alright, well I'll just give you the run down, in case anything might be of use.... sorry if I babel on too much..........
First of all stay away from that face paint stuff or grease paint... it looks really crappy, especially on camera. It has a tendency to look cakey and nasty. What I found very wonderful to use is a NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencil in the shade called "Milk". It has a creamy consistency and comes out very smooth. I suggest getting a couple of them because if you dress up like him more than once, it goes fast. (make sure you have a pencil sharpener than has a space for a large pencil). What you do is crayon it all over your face, and then blend it out with a foundation brush. You may have to go over it to get it super white and sharpen it a few times. Then set it with baby powder (put a bunch in your hands and pat it all over your face). You can use any brand of eyeshadow you want on the eyes, its really your preference. I suggest using something that will not crease, especially for the tops of the lids. I think the most important part for looking more depp-like is the cheekbones. If you notice he has high cheekbones and they are kind of hallowed out a little underneath. What you can do is get some purple eyeshadow, and mix it with some pink blush onto a big fluffy blush brush. Then suck in your cheeks (like a fish ) and follow the hallows of your cheeks (make sure to blend well) and this is on top of the white face If you are going to be the Mad Hatter more than once, I would invest in some good makeup brushes if you haven't already. There is a good and very inexpensive brand that I use called "Eco tools" I got all of them from drugstore.com. They have served my Mad Hatter makeup sessions well! I think you will pull it off really well. Doesn't matter if you're asian I think its all about the getting the character's persona down. I once saw a guy that looked a lot like Jack Sparrow, and had some very accurate items in his cosplay, but he sucked because he lacked the Jack Sparrow swagger, his attitude, and charisma in general. & because of that, he sucked. Sorry if this was super duper long... I talk a lot...
ok i screenshotted that and now i have it to look at I use the cream makeup but only as a base and then i use powder over it, on video camera it works well but i agree on camera it doesnt look so good I am thinking of getting an airbrush makeup applier, since i tend to do a lot of pale and makeup intensive characters (Hatter and Graverobber are next) I think it would be a good idea and a lot easier for the makeup jumbo eyeshadow is an interesting idea....id feel so weird putting it all over me lol maybe i will try that thanks for the tips
this is a really good cosplay! nicely done. and i love the fact that you took thrift store clothing and altered it to make it look accurate. that just helps with the cost of cosplay a whole lot ( xD i love thrift stores, you can get shirts for like $2 lol)
(sorry for late reply lol) Thanks! Thrift shopping is a lot of fun, especially when you find something uber cheap, like you said. & its also nice for those of us who are still major n00bs at sewing xD I can hand stitch a little... but making a garment... um.... not yet xD