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Makeup Test: Zuko. by cupcake-rufflebutt Makeup Test: Zuko. by cupcake-rufflebutt
For a change, I thought I'd upload a few in-progress or test shots of various costumes that, for one reason or another, have never been finished. The story behind Zuko is simple: I love playing around with cosmetics, and I can never resist characters that have ridiculous makeup designs. When I fell head over heels for Avatar a year or two ago, I should have known I'd one day end up with a yucky burn across my left eye. XD So this was mostly an incident of, "Hey, I've never played with liquid latex before and this hot man needs some love so let me put crap all over my face, throw on my Gaara wig, and dig out my Urahara jammies!" I don't really know if I ever intend to cosplay Zuko, but do stay tuned for a string of Suki costumes from yours truly. I need to cosplay her before the movie makes her uncosplayable. [It's easy to imitate a 2D character. Very difficult to replicate the body structure of a stringbean actress. ^__^;]

Please no critiques/criticism. I'd like to keep this gallery happy! <3
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ShibaAyame Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
For not having used latex before, it turned out great. :D What you can do for burn scars, though, is put the latex on kinda-scrunched-up toilet paper, let it dry, and use it as a prosthetic. It looks wierd at first, but it gives the texture without layers upon layers. There's also nose and scar wax. /fellowmakeupnerd

Also, you don't have to worry about Suki in the movie, she's not even in the first one. I wore her laundry day outfit from a deleted scene in episode 4 to see it last night, I was so disappointed. D:
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CloudZlight Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
I agree, playing around with cosmetics is so fun! lol I think you did a really good job!
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :3
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Icy-Flame Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009   Digital Artist
Amazing work on the burn makeup, I'm loving the flaky texture. From the thumbnail it reminded me of gara at first because of the eye liners, but then I read it's a gaara wig :D so it all makes sense that it would remind me of gaara haha. Zuko is an awesome character, I think it would look more like him without the eye liner/eye makeup though ^__^
Great work! :+fav:
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Zuko has very defined eyes, hence the eyeliner.
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LadyoftheAir Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
sweeeet, as always. i looove avatar, and this makes me vereh happeh.
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm glad! Thanks for your comment. <3
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GenisisValkyrie Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
very cool makeup work looks like a natural burn awesome and zuko's awesomw 2 great choice :XD:
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahah, thank you. <3
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anewzero Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, suddenly my comment on your Amano Aerith costume seems petty. Do people just not read the Artist's Comments, before they post their own comments?

Granted I know nothing about this character (a raptor disguised as a human, huh?) but I thought that the "burn" make-up was very well done. I also liked the disappearance of the eyebrow in the "burn" area.

To those who thought the "burn" area should have been redder: How about, instead of critiquing cupcake's work, you go out and make your own costume, just the way you think it should look? Oh, what's that? That takes too much work? It's just easier to nitpick other peoples' hard work? Yeah, that's what I thought.

Back to you, cupcake: Great endeavor, outstanding work, fabulous detail! Screw the lazy critics! Keep up what you do so well!
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOL, I think you mistook me and Miles' bantering about raptors. We were just being silly. ^__^; Zuko is definitely not a raptor!

Thanks for the comment, as always! [And for sticking up for me! XD]
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anewzero Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, i have already received a reply from Miles. i did not know that it was playful banter. i felt the need to stick up for you because i know how you dont like criticism and i thought it was unwarranted critique...
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, I definitely appreciate it! I feel luck to have found a friend in you. ^__^
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anewzero Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you, tess. feels good to hear/read that. :)
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CaptainMiles Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Haha. Inside jokes do come off as a bit weird sometimes. I can assure you that my comments were in jest, as I was sitting right next to her when I made them. >_>;
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anewzero Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, as long as tess is not offended. sorry if i came across as too harsh, but i get defensive for my friends, especially tess as she shares my dislike of unwarranted critique. she even goes so far as to spell out that she does not want it.
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CaptainMiles Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
She's my girlfriend, bro. I'm sure if she got offended, she'd let me know. XD
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anewzero Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
again, that is information i was not in possession of.
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CaptainMiles Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
This sucks. Hard. You claim to have done all of this research and hard work but not once did you ever factor in that Zuko is actually a velociraptor in disguise. In this pitiful excuse for a make-up job, the essence of raptor is completely missing. You should have started from the ground up and made yourself into a raptor, THEN done the Zuko makeup. Maybe then people wouldn't be so skeptical about your choice in shades of red.
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I specifically requested no criticism, you little toot. Also, I thought I should let you know that I enrolled in raptor night school. I've been taking hormones and by the end of the year I'll be ready to change my name to Laurengelo Raptorbutt. I hope you can accept me as I am and not judge me for the precision strength and speed I have acquired. Even velociraptors have feelings, Miles. GOSH.
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CaptainMiles Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
Clever girl.
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creativeCrater Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
I agree that you should make parts of the burn darker... otherwise TOTAL AWESOME-SAUCE!
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks, but I didn't request any criticism. The bright sunlight drowned out a lot of the redness and I was purposely attempting a more natural burn scar [as opposed to OMGREDREDRED]. Thanks for the comment, though!
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creativeCrater Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
Oh, i didn't mean it as criticism, I'm sorry! Just an observation. However, I think you did a FABULOUS job. I wish I was that talented with makeup, but as it is, I can hardly put on eyeliner... haha!
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, eyeliner does take some practice. Now it's one of my favourite things to play around with. XD
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creativeCrater Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
I know! I've seen so many variations just with eyeliner! I just got liquid eyeliner and am looking forward to the chance to practice some more... ^^ I love how you manipulate makeup though. Very cool.
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CelesChere18 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
I like it but, shouldn't the left side be more redder?
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I didn't request any criticism. This was an experiment, and I enjoyed the processes involved. I was going for a more natural-looking burn scar [rather than OMGREDREDRED] and I didn't extend the scar over to my ear because I didn't want to risk ruining my Gaara wig. Thanks for the comment, though.
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CelesChere18 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
Sorry about the question. But you're welcome
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No, it's okay. Sorry if I came off a little harsh. I just really prefer for criticism and suggestions to be left to private communication. ^__^
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Iynai Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Professional Filmographer
It feels like it needs a little bit more below the eye but other than that it looks good with your eyebrowless face. 8d
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks, but I really wasn't looking for criticism. I did it for fun, and enjoyed being creative. ^__^
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Iynai Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I know, but I just had to. .o.;;; I couldn't help it!
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Rukia-TheSoulReaper Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
looks awesome! Very Zukoy XD
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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kakashi-no-ai Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that looks great! you even made sure to conceal your eyebrow :D
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahah, yes, his are very awkward. ^__^; Thanks for the comment!
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