|full photo sequence based on Naruto Shippuuden 6th ED, Broken Youth: behindinfinity.deviantart.com/…|
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Wig and eyebrows
My base wig already had a nice mix of blond fibers, so the extra stuff I had to sew in were just some short dark brown wefts to create the illusion of Tidus’ characteristic dark roots. I shaded my eyebrows into a shape that’s similar to his, then topped it off with light brown brow gel to make my eyebrow hairs stand out better in pictures, as well as provide a little highlight to give them more dimension and unify the colour with the wig.
For the rest of the makeup, I looked at this render ointer: i0.wp.com/nerdswole.com/wp-con… a lot for reference. I basically looked at the shadows and highlights on Tidus’ face and did my best to recreate them on my own face. I put on some bronzer to warm up my complexion and a highlight powder to make it look like I’ve been spending a lot of time in the sun, like Tidus.
Something I always noticed about looking at the previously mentioned reference image was that Tidus’ lips looked kinda dry and patchy, hahah. I thought it must also have something to do with being out and exposed to the elements? It seemed like a characteristic trait, so I decided to copy that as well by using some concealer and matte lip colour.
Another thing I distinctly remembered about Tidus in the game cinematics was that he had these light-colored eyebags(?) ointer: www.finalfantasy.net/wp-conten… so I tried to recreate that by running a highlight pen under my eyes and adding some shading to emphasise the natural folds I have under there.
Although Tidus' eyes are a more subdued blue in some cinematics, I chose stark blue contact lenses based on his brighter eyes in one of my favorite shots of him ointer: pixelattack.net/wp/wp-content/…
Cosplaying game characters like this feels really refreshing because there’s so much tone and detail I can work with, as opposed to when I’m trying to emulate the look of anime characters. I find it a lot of fun and I look forward to doing more Final Fantasy cosplay!
I got this as a question on my Tumblr, and I felt I could share my thoughts here as well because it seems it's something a lot of people can relate to. I hope this comes to helpful to any of you guys reading.
I’m certain there are people who dislike me. Some I come to know through whisperings because I have eyes everyyyyywheeeeere.
However, I don’t feel the need to acknowledge them or do anything about it unless they are causing any real harm, especially to people I care about.
There is a popular quote that I like referencing for this topic, which gets the message across in a charming way:
“You can be a juicy, ripe peach and there’s still going to be someone who doesn’t like peaches, so you can either submit to someone’s criticism of you, or you can get on with the business of being your own amazing self who attracts other like-minded people that appreciate you.” — Dita Von Teese
I used to be affected if I found out someone didn’t like me, but I’ve come to learn that people can have very irrational reasons for hating someone.
Sometimes it is simply because your personalities and tastes are not compatible. And that’s fine and normal.
Other times, they can take a part of you and twist it and build up their own negative perception and convince themselves that they are right to hate you. But it doesn’t mean that what they think about you is true. Their image of you that they force upon themselves could be due to their own insecurities.
Although I sometimes say this jokingly, I find that in certain cases it’s not just simply “Haters gonna hate.” I also dislike it when people jump to the conclusion, “They just hate you because they’re jealous.” While it can be true at times, it’s not the ultimate answer. Let’s be real here. It is not surprising for people to feel a sense of dislike towards someone who is truly being a terrible human being. Did you do something that merits you being considered a terrible human being? If the answer is no, then good.
Here’s what you can do: If someone openly throws some harsh words at you, take a deep breath and try to objectively consider what they have to say. Maybe you can ask yourself things like: