I’ve seen this idea done in many ways. However, Lex of Madeyewlook on YouTube does a great version. This costume is fun because it can be very simple, 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.
As most of you may have noticed, I enjoy the small details. With this look, I 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 not a fan of the red/white dot look for most “comic makeup”, so I went with simple line structure. Looking back, it was not so simple when trying to draw a straight line on my crooked nose. The best part about this look is that you can add whatever elements you enjoy from your favorite comic style. Whether it’s thin or thick lines, dots or a solid base, or even going sans-color, there are so many options!
I’ve loved watching cartoons and drooling over artwork in comics and manga since I was a child. It was fun to become even more animated than I usually am (can I get a “ba-dum-chhhh!”).