After a Blight, battling the Archdemon and a decade of Grey Wardening, I thought that my Hero of Ferelden would probably have some interesting scars and some dramatic stories about where they came from.
It’s been a lot of years since I last did SFX stage make-up and back then, I would have spent hours painstakingly painting scars to make them look something vaguely like 3D. While trying to work out a way that I could make scars work without having to get up at the crack of dawn to paint them, I came across Mehron’s rigid collodion and it’s become my favourite tool in my make-up box!
This scar will, eventually, bisect Mahariel’s vallaslin and end at my hairline. I’m planning to make a start on vallaslin tests over the weekend (if I get time around finishing my first piece of scale maille!).
Another day, another make-up attempt! Today’s effort was a mix of cream-to-powder eyeshadow with some pale brown and white water-based facepaint I had on hand. It went on easily enough and dried quickly but the eyeshadow looked far more sparkly than it ever has when used as intended and, again, smudged without much effort.
I’ve been trying to find out if there are any stockists of decent theatre/SFX make-up in the local area, as I really begrudge spending a fortune on make-up over the internet, where I can’t really make out how the colours will look in person, but unless I can track down a shade I like in liquid or gel eyeliner with real staying power, I might not have much choice! I spent almost two hours looking at temporary tattoo pens, which would be great if I wanted quite a bright primary colour or black, but I really like the almost-translucent colour of my Lavellan’s vallaslin, so I’m determined to find something as close as I possibly can. At the moment, although I have a ticket for MCM Birmingham on November 22nd, I’m not sure whether I’m going to be approved for my carer’s pass, and I’m not convinced I’ll have any costume worth wearing by then anyway, so I probably won’t be cosplaying at any events until spring of 2016, which gives me a fair amount of time to figure something out.