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Painted Lady Cosplay SDCC by Ethereal-Glutton Painted Lady Cosplay SDCC by Ethereal-Glutton
I wore this to San Diego Comic Con 2008. I was not one of the great cosplayers originally asked to join the cosplay contest, but Bryan spotted my costume (kinda hard not to...I was all white ^_^) and asked me to come up.

Again, I was just happy to be up there with all the excited fans. Thanks Mike and Bryan! :hug:
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G1r4ffe-L0ver Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I was gonna go Bellatrix this Halloween but this might've made me change my mind... and yes, I do plan that far ahead.
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drag0nr1der Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
I'm planning to be the Painted Lady for halloween. Any tips? :)
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Ethereal-Glutton Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
sorry for the late reply :(

did you still dress at her for halloween?

if no, next time tips: use only the very best theater make up you can get a hold of. practice patting and buffing the white makeup instead of slathering it on...
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fallenlover72 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
this is amazing!! i was thinking about doing Katara's version of the Painted Lady for a convention in a couple weeks, but i dont know. how hard was this to make/put together?
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Ethereal-Glutton Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
hi! thank you!

the make up was VERY hard to apply. i did 4 test runs before i wore this cosplay for sdcc. i did not paint the shoulder stripes all the way around to keep them from smudging on the back.

the gown is in three parts. there is an under layer that i did not make. it is a white shirred bridesmaid sheath dress i had from a wedding i consulted. the top layer is a very simple gown pattern with an elastic around the shoulders and bust to keep it from falling down. To expose the dress underneath, I purposely shirred the fabric shorter on the top gown. I could not find a cream fabric for the top gown, so I had to hand dye the material a few times to get an antique ivory color.

the accessory on the front is a piece of a nylon sash that i also dyed and attached later. The shell is paper mache molded and painted and attached with a badge backing.

the hat was the biggest labor. i made so many hats! i wanted a light but huge hat like the spirit's, but instead ended up finding the largest coolie i could find and spray painting it white. also, the veil is indeed a veil that i bunched and sewed to a headband like a bridal veil. the hat lays on top of the veil to hide the headband :)

there is a pic of me putting on the white makeup in following set

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fallenlover72 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Oh wow, thank you! This will definitely help me make my own. All of your hard work definitely looks like it paid off. I can't wait to see what my work will come out to be, but I know it won't be as good as yours, haha. This really is an amazing piece of work. :D
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Ethereal-Glutton Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
happy cosplaying!!!
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ChristinaCrino Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Wow, this doesn't even look like a cosplay! It's amazing!! What kind of paint did you use (if you don't mind me asking [and if you can still remember])?
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Ethereal-Glutton Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
i used theater paint by nye and i set it will a sealant spray and powder... i was glomped so much later, it did not last :)
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EbonyHeart719 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
great job!
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destiny321 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Student General Artist
wow! i LOVE the Painted Lady! Great job on your costume!
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Ethereal-Glutton Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
thanks so much! :blowkiss:
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destiny321 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Student General Artist
your welcome
+ i love your hello kitty avatar :)
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mmk1778 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
I just love you painted lady cosplay!!! was it difficult? Im beginning one of my own
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CelsiusSnowe Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Did you hand make this yourself?
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Dying-Roses Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Your cosplay is so pretty :3 Did you make the dress or did you get a base and alter it?
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Jonias Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
Quite pretty. It reminds mne of something from "House of Flying Daggers"
Thank you, Painted Lady! 8D
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serene-soul Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
great cosplay! :D
it must have been hard with all that paint/make-up though :P
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Sancriti Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
you gave justice to the character. wow.:3
i always wanted to cosplay the painted lady but i'm very unsure...becuase of all the paint.:3
very very good job
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DanaisH Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome cosplay and you're really beautiful.
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Engelen Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Student Filmographer
WELL I THINK YOU LOOK AMAZING!!!!!!
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Doozigitis Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
:heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:

ACK I love it. I'm so happy to see kickass minor characters get noticed. :D
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nycken Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
Like as Ghost! Cool!
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TimKai Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
GahDAMN!

Awesome stuff, EG. Your cosplays are always top notch, and you look great here!
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Ethereal-Glutton Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
Thanks! I am not sure what to cosplay for Anime Central now...gotta do something new...hmmmmm :)
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XSeiMoneReDX Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
you were such a beautiful Painted Lady, I saw you at the panel, but didn't get a chance to talk to you, because it was so crowded, But atleast I got to talk to you at the gathering, and I had no idea you were her lol, man am I a Dunce. lol
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Kimba616 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
I wish I would have found time to ask you how you did the make up! It looked so awesome and even! Your cosplay was really amazing. :D
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Ethereal-Glutton Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
It wasn't at first. I do NOT do well in heat..probably why I live in Chicago :P I had to use a skin prep to help with sweat :( Then I used Ben Nye white face mixed with Geisha (makeup color) I applied it all with these great round sponges. I dabbed and blended until it covered all my exposed skin. Then I set the paint with a translucent powder. After waiting for a bit, I took a make up pencil and lightly drew guide lines for the red paint. The red paint was called "Fresh Blood". The original red color was too primary, and did not have enough brown tones. So "fresh blood' was my first choice. After I had the guidelines, I took a round tipped make up brush and filled in the lines.

I ditched two stripes on my neck so that it didn't get all over my halter, and I decided not to make the stripes go all the way around my neck, or over my shoulder. Too much fabric and hair laid against those areas, so it would have smudged. Also, I skipped the moon on the forehead. My wig kept dropping loose hairs onto it, and my hat would sometimes move. I decided it was a detail that would have to go.

By the end of the night Kimba...my make up was a mess. It really looked it's best at around 3pm when it all had set. :) I watched videos of Kabuki actors preparing their white faces over and over to see how they blended their make-up. It really helped to see where they chose to put the paint first, and how to feather it out and blend in.

Sorry for the long reply...but thank you for the compliment. Your Suki was pretty SWEET!
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Kimba616 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
It's not issue. xD I'm thinking about doing a Suki cosplay as a Kyoshi warrior, so the longer the explanation, the better! lol Would you happen to have links to the videos of those Kabuki actors? ^^;
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Ethereal-Glutton Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
Okie. This one is Maiko face painting, but it really shows you how beautifully you can blend. Mind you...this young woman seems to be very experienced.
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Kimba616 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
Oooh, thanks! :D I'll have to keep that bookmarked for future reference! 8D
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Ethereal-Glutton Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
Oh I think so...lemme dig :D
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Konishi Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
Your makeup and costume look amazing! *_* I wish I could've seen this in person.
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SushiNRice Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Student
Oh, wow!
You did an amazing job with the make-up. :clap:
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Anshinritsumai Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Awesome costume =D

Too bad I couldn't get a pic of you in it during / after the panel :(
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sockaichan Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
This costume very great! :D The make up came out perfect! ^^
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zeldalilly Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
this picture is great!!
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Michael-Chang Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Awesome Cosplay. I'm sure it was even better in person. Unfortunately I couldn't make the panel that night due to other obligations. Who won the contest? Lots of great cosplayers at the con this year. Ozai, tea house Zuko and a kick ass Toph and Iroh come to mind.
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Ethereal-Glutton Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
The Chibi version of Appa won the contest, but there were so many great costumes, it must have been so hard to pick.
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Stinker16 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
Your cosplays never fail to amaze me :D
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jncomplete Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
The whole thing was just so beautiful..
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Ethereal-Glutton Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
Thank you sweetie! Not a awesome as your chibi Appa. :cuddle:
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Karalora Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's gorgeous! I wish I could have been there to see it in person! You definitely need to bring it the next time you're in town; we'll take you to Balboa Park and take your picture against a backdrop of live bamboo.
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Ethereal-Glutton Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
That would be something! I want to cosplay her one more time. It would be nice to do it in Balboa Park.
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Karalora Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, you know that means you actually have to come for a visit.
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Ethereal-Glutton Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
Awww, you mean you were not gonna pack up the park, and come here to visit me? Bummer! :P I want to go to LA again...soon. I have a friend who is moving out there (losing another one to LA..sigh) I will need to bother him out there once he is settled :)
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Karalora Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, keep us posted.
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RoMaHazz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
Prettier than the real thing! :D
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Ethereal-Glutton Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
Awww shucks
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RoMaHazz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
:glomp:
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