I've seen this idea done in many different ways, and have to say, Lex of Madeyewlook (my favorite makeup/body paint artist on YouTube) does some great versions. This costume is great because it can be done in a minimal way, or you can add as much detail as you'd like to make it unique to you.
I also enjoy that this mainly focuses on the makeup, so you don't have to concern yourself too much with purchasing clothing you'll never wear again. You can easily pull something from your closet and feel content with your costume (or if you're like me and never content, you'll still find something a little over-the-top or "themed" to wear), or get a thrifted item if you don't want to draw/paint shadows on your own clothes (not gonna lie, I forgot to add shadows to my shirt during this shoot - I can't be perfect all the time!).
As most of you may have noticed, I enjoy the small details, so with this look, I even added highlights to my nails to pull the entire thing together. I used a paint brush instead of tape, so it didn't turn out as evenly as the image I got the idea from, but that's Pinterest for you, creating lofty, unachievable expectations on a daily basis.
While doing this makeup, I learned that trying to use white eyeshadow as a bright highlighter doesn't always work so well, especially when the other colors are all blending together with it. My suggestion is to find either an eyeliner pencil, or face paint to really make sure your highlights pop like they should against the dark outlines you create.
I'm also not a fan of the red or white dot look that some people add to their "comic makeup", so I just went with the simple line structure (which was not so simple when I was trying to draw a straight line on my crooked nose...). The great part about this look is that you can make it unique to you and add whatever elements you enjoy from your favorite comic style, whether its thin or thick lines, dots or a solid base, or even going sans-color!
I've loved watching cartoons and drooling over artwork in comics and manga since I was a child, so it was a lot of fun to become even more animated then I usually am (can I get a "ba-dum-chhhh!").
Personally, I love the art style of Yoshitaka Amano, especially his Vampire Hunter D images.
Speaking of Vampire Hunter D...I also really enjoyed the work done by the animation director of Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, Yutaka Minowa, who based his work of of Amano's.
What's your favorite cartoon/comic/manga/anime style?