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Free! by behindinfinity Free! by behindinfinity
Haruka Nanase, Makoto Tachibana, Nagisa Hazuki, Rei Ryugazaki and Rin Matsuoka all by me ^^;
Group cosplay, forever alone style! :laughing:

I put this together to serve as the header for my basic cosplay eye makeup and characterization guide:
How I cosplayed the cast of Free! sort-of-tutorialGroup cosplay, forever alone style! Yeah, that's all me.
In this post, I'll get into how I did each one!
Intro, and some bad old pictures
For those of you who have the patience to read for some extra info!
When I started cosplaying, I didn't think makeup was such a major part of it. I was so hesitant to even put eyeliner because I'd think, "This character is a guy, I shouldn't look like I'm wearing makeup!" And I guess I was silly enough to think I looked enough like the characters I chose without doing anything to my face? :lol:
I can't find more pictures of my really old cosplays (which is just as well, hahah) from the time I didn't want to use makeup apart from these:
I cosplayed as Haku from Naruto. I don't remember wearing any makeup for this. It doesn't show too well on these pictures but I saw some others where the natural redness of my lips made it look like I was wearing lipstick even if I wasn't. I felt it made me look more feminine than I should. Haku is still a guy after al


I've been doing these trial cosplays to prepare for putting together a new panel presentation on cosplay makeup and characterization that I'll be doing overseas. I figured that showing myself as different characters from a single series would be an amusing way to illustrate how angles, expressions and makeup can help one person look different as they depict different characters. Here's what I've done for the anime, Free!

I'm going to re-shoot to get better quality photos for my more detailed tutorial on my panel but I hope the guide helps! :)

This was really fun to do, and I plan on trying it with other anime series as well! Comment if there's a series you'd like to suggest! :D


Other places you can find me!
:facebook: Facebook :pointr: facebook.com/Jin.behindinfinity (I updated here regularly!)
:twitter: Tweet me! :pointr: twitter.com/skybluedays
:bulletblue: Art blog! :pointr: jinjoson.com
:bulletblue: Tumblr :pointr: behindinfinity.tumblr.com/
:bulletblue: Instagram: @jinjoson

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xXCaLcUlAtEdRiSkXx Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
where did you get your nagisa wig? great cosplays btw!!
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littlebearfayee Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The Kuroshitsuji cast! All these are great, I was expecting links to different peoples DA's. Fantastic job! ^_^
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TheKoyn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty accurate
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jennifluff Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
I like how you did Haru
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RetartedForever Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best Free! cosplay I've ever seen
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cosfans003 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Wow, the cosplays are really amazing^^
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SayoriTategami Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Wow, the cosplays are really amazing^^ how did you done it to look like them? I'm looking forward to see other Coplays ;)
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enwael Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pretty awesome. You're right, different angle shots really do help boost the characters. I didn't notice you were all of em until I read the description lol!

I think you've got their expressions just about right too. Haru with his 'give me water' look, Makoto with his forever-suffering-omgHarupls smile, that underlying thug-life look on that shota-face Nagisa, Rei's srsbiznes expression, and Rin's deviously amused smirk.

Great job! :3 And best of luck for your presentation!
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JaneMB Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
:D I love all of these cosplays! If I had to pick a favorite out of these five then it would be Rin, you did a beautiful job~!
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sherlymate Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
I am seriously in love with this/these cosplay(s) :P They are quite awesome, and I also didn't know it was all you until you said so. The way each character is posed and smiling/not-smiling is so well-planned. It looks exactly like they would, were they actually human instead of fictional characters :/
Great job!
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