Two of my cosplays involve tattoos. One has a smaller tattoo on the wrist, so I just drew it and had it printed as a temporary tattoo. Saves a lot of time and there's no way to fuck it up, but the stuff the company uses for their tattoos does get kinda gross after a couple days from dirt and dust sticking to it, so unless I cover the tat when I'm done cosplaying, its too gross to wear multiple days in a row.
The other one has a large lower abdomen tattoo, and going the custom tat route would be too expensive so I made a stencil out of thin, flexible cardboard, taped the edges with masking tape for stability, and use body paint or Sharpie to apply it.
>>8808822 Seconding eyeliner, I didn't want to get any temp tattoo papers so I just made a stencil and drew it on with some cheap waterproof stuff I had laying around. Worked like a charm, it didn't budge or crack the entire day and I had to really scrub to get it off.
I made tattoos from print-your-own-temporary-tattoo paper for my Emmeryn cosplay and it worked like a charm. What I learned was the key to getting it to look good is to apply it in pieces. Translucent setting powder on top of temporary tattoos is wholly ineffective if you don't use 5+ layers of it, so to get rid of as much sheen as possible, cut out the pattern and apply it as accurate as possible instead or applying like a whole sheet. That way all the bits that don't have color don't leave a cover over your skin. If the sheen on the colored parts is still too strong for your liking, some hairsprays set matte or just use the translucent powder method. Everyone knows its fake anyway.
>>8808822 >scrubbed his arm that night and I had to redraw it again the next day
Not everyone is OCD like I am about showering every day, but even still basically being forced to keep that on into the next day is just so gross and unclean. Make-up blocks pores and that's how you get zits and shit. With so many different options of characters to do even on a budget, there's really no need to do the same outfit the whole weekend.
I cosplayed Meliodas a couple years ago and used jagua ink for his dragon tattoo. It worked really well and looked just like a tattoo and kept its quality for about a week. Unfortunately the color selection seems to be limited to black and... maybe blue? I'm not sure.
...Looking at the tattoo now, I guess it's supposed to be reddish? There weren't any color refs of it at the time... Whoops, guess I'll have to try the tattoo paper if I wear him again.
I'm gonna cosplay Chloe from Life is Strange and I've been thinking about buying some printable paper, divide the template in two pieces and then put it together on my arm. Since this paper is extremely expensive I don't think is a good idea. Any of you had a similiar problem?
>>8810223 Diff anon, do you have a pic that shows the texture better? I've done print-at-home temp tats before for fun, but the water slide paper included with the kits is really shiny unless you spray and powder it.
Do stickeryou's tats show creases or look "thick" on the skin?
>>8810457 I cut off a corner and applied it just now to show the texture. It is a bit shiny, but from a distance its hardly noticeable unless its on a fully bent joint like the third pic. It does kind of have a wrinkled appearance though because it gets in the little cracks on the skin.
I used Silhouette Temporary Tattoo Paper in the past and while it was really nerve wracking to put them together, the results were good. The tattoos were shiny but if you powdered them it wasn't too bad. Also they were unreally durable. I soaked my arm in water to remove one and still had to tear it off like a bandage. They wrinkled like a motherfucker if you applied them at a joint though.
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