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"not everything has to be gay" wrong
okay but seriously
when i want a hug what i really want is a Ghibli hug.
because i mean-
in the WORld
Hey. I love your cosplay that you did for Nico! I'm actually going as Nico for Sakuracon, and I was maybe wondering if you could give some tips or stuff for being the Nico?
the clothes are all pretty self-explanatory and using/styling a nice wig is pretty common sense, so i’ll just say to definitely do your face up. contouring is helpful for a lot of costumes but it’s especially good for nico since he’s supposed to look so gaunt and most people just don’t actually look like that.
there are plenty of tutorials out there on contouring for cosplay, but this image is a pretty handy quick reference:
just adding some shadows where indicated helps a lot for getting your face to look more masculine or feminine. i just used a blush brush and some light olive-y brown eyeshadow to shade in the hollow of the cheeks, the temples, the sides of the nose and the eye sockets. i didn’t bother with the extra shading on the chin or forehead or under the nose there because nico’s still a kid and i didn’t want to make myself look like an adult man.
i also brushed on some darker brown along my jawbone and blended out down my neck to emphasize the jaw and help visually separate it from the neck, and some purple and black under the eyes to get the dark bags. also make sure to smear some foundation on your lips (or use a flesh-tone lipstick), as male lips have a lot less contrast and so making them look less rosy is an easy way to look more masculine.
oh and also FILL IN YOUR EYEBROWS. i just used a black eyeliner pencil. it makes it match the wig, and it helps get the masculine look because male eyebrows are generally thicker and darker (and lower and closer together, so try extending them in/down a little when filling them in).
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