Hello my lovely people! I super apologise for the absence lately, I’ve been way too busy with school work and… netflix… I’ve been procrastinating okay hush… Anyway! Today I finally completed my first costest of Todoroki!
The main reason it took so long was because I kept finding new things that I needed to get for it! I totally underestimated how much money I was going to spend… But it was totally worth it! It ended up so good, I was so pleased with myself! By far my best cosplay yet! And I haven’t even got the costume!
I ended up doing my costest with my good ol’ pal Max, as we’ve decided that the next con we’ll go to will be as Todoroki and Bakugou (in their UA uniforms ~ we may have bitten off more than we can chew with the Fantasy AU costumes…). The con will be the Doki Doki Festival in Manchester on the 11th of November, so if any of you are going, let me know! We’d love to meet some new people!
For now though, I’ll give you a little break down of my cosplay (with pictures!)
The scar was definitely the hardest piece for me to do, and I spent ages looking online for tutorials on how to make it look somewhat realistic. I ended up stumbling across a
tutorial on a Facebook page where a cosplayer explained how to get a textured scar (credit to YuYi on Facebook whose scar still looks one million times better than mine!). To do the scar I used liquid latex (which, by the way, absolutely stinks!) which I applied with a cheap makeup brush (Thanks poundland!), I then added pieces of ripped, one ply tissue over top of the latex to give it the texture as seen in the picture ———–> I then repeated this process (avoiding putting it too close to my eye) until I had a fair bit of it underneath and a bit above my eye. I then covered it in foundation along with the rest of my face (helps the eye shadow stick later), before applying red eye shadow (quite generously!). You can also add some details with darker coloured eye shadow or contour to make the scar look more 3D, although I found that I didn’t need to use too much. Also, one tip I would have liked to know before I started would be to apply the eyeliner and primer etc before starting with the liquid latex, as it made the skin around my eye (where the latex was applied) quite stiff which made it harder to apply eyeliner after!
I am so happy with how my scar turned out, honestly it was so much better than I expected ~ especially for my first attempt!
After finishing our makeup and styling and cutting our wigs, we were so pumped! Although not everything went 100% as planned, we were absolutely ecstatic about it all, and so so so excited for the con! We ended up going outside in our costumes and taking a bunch of photos, it was probably the most fun I’ve had in a long time! Who knew dressing up as your favourite characters could be so fun!
Below are some of the many fabulous photos we took…
For more images, go and check out my Instagram! ❤ You’ll also find Max tagged in most of my pictures!
Honestly, I absolutely love cosplaying, and I may not be the best, but it’s my passion! And I want to continue to get better! I would love it if you guys left me a little comment letting me know what you think of our cosplays! Every little like and comment means the world to me! (Also, if you have any words for Max – Bakugou – I’ll happily pass them along!)
Thank you all for reading! I hope you all enjoyed this post, even though it’s a little lengthy! Have a wonderful day! ❤