10Kh post

July 7, 2010 at 8:59 am | Posted in Costumes | Leave a comment
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So I don’t have pictures for you today, sorry… but I do have some hours to log on my costume making 10kh.

I’ve been a bit lax, just playing around getting into costume, doing some makeups… oh wait! I do have some pictures for you! I can show you all the makeups I’ve done recently (while not so much for the costume making department, it is necessary to get the final look).


This is my roommate who one day decided she wanted a “Pink Kiss Star” painted on her. I thought it turned out rather nicely. It took me about 5 minutes to do. We also goofed around with costumes on Canada Day and I played around with makeup a few times:

The flash bled this one out so you can’t see all the details, but it’s based off of a cat, and I goofed around with it. This took me a good 45 minutes once all the layers (about 5) and details were put on.

And a couple more cats, can you tell I have a passion?? My makeup (top) took about.. 25 minutes, my roomie’s makeup took about 35-40.

Then on Saturday I continued working on a cape that was commissioned of me (the Dark Elf Assassin), and I worked about 45 minutes on that. I’ll get some pictures this week when the boys come to try things on. I also worked about half an hour on the Jiraiya jacket, it’s almost at the point of being wearable, then I have to hem the sleeves to the proper lenth and attach the neckline.

So I’m now getting some work done on these costumes, and I’ve had my list shortened, I don’t have to make Batman any more, and there’s a good chance I won’t need to make Poison Ivy, so I’m down to 5 costumes by August 27th and I may just be able to make it if I keep focused!


Some practice

June 14, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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I have something to show you… no, not wedding pictures, I’m sorry.

It’s pretty cool though. About a month ago, my co-worker (the one who’s blog I pimped) told me that she had a  “Black and White Backgammon Night” that she was going to and she wanted to take it to the next level. She requested that I bring in some makeup to put on her to give her a black and white face to go along with the black and white outfit she was going to wear.

I hadn’t done makeup on my face (stage makeup that is) in a VERY long time, much less on someone else’s face, so I was a little nervous, but decided to just go with it. This wasn’t a very involved makeup, but it was a test to see if I still had the steady hand and all that I used to.

On top of doing costumes throughout my 10,000 hours project, I’ll probably be doing some practice with different makeups. I want to branch out beyond Cats makeup and do something different and fun. Maybe some Cirque du Soleil… some Avatar… who knows. We’ll see what inspires me.

But for now, the black and white:

A work in progress, my co-worker wanted an action shot

Halfway done.

The Masterpiece!

Of course looking at the pictures I see lots of places that I’d like to fix, but this was done in 5 minutes at the end of the day at work. I rode on the bus with her to her home so that she didn’t feel embarrassed. I think it turned out ok considering I had no time to really prepare and think about what I was going to do. Next time though, I’ll try to get better coverage with the black.

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