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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

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voodooflav Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AmazingStarstruck / Starry Eyed  and the Rin onela in love la in love 
Moonhuntress112 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Great cosplay!Clap 
Neccaro Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
loving these free! cosplays omfg you are perfect
Wolfcho Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Very good.
xXCaLcUlAtEdRiSkXx Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
where did you get your nagisa wig? great cosplays btw!!
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! ^_^
TheKoyn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty accurate
jennifluff Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
I like how you did Haru
RetartedForever Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best Free! cosplay I've ever seen
cosfans003 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Wow, the cosplays are really amazing^^
SayoriTategami Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, the cosplays are really amazing^^ how did you done it to look like them? I'm looking forward to see other Coplays ;)
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!
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~!
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!
deidasaso Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
super awesome Q///Q
Group-Photos Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I haven't seen any of Free, and I don't know the characters, but I gotta say this is awesome.  I didn't even recognize that they were all you until I read the description, and you did a great job of looking like a completely different person in each photo.
SatsukiLevin Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
... dude srsly this is perfect. you nailed Rin.
cddmanful Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's impressive!  I might have thought there were 5 different people up there, had you not said....I especially like your Nagisa and your Rin...
nay-only Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student Interface Designer
*0* you rocks!
name2954 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Awesome! It's so beautiful and cute!! XD
thecym Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is awesome, didnt know it was all the same person at 1st :P
Their expressions are great, but if you don't mind, I have 1 suggestion, Rei's expression could be alittle stronger haha (less softer)
MisGoody2Shoes Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
This is so beautiful :33
bluelulu Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
so many faces, so many personalities and you are still so handsome : P
Tomokonne Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
A perfect Nagisa! 
lily2588 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
:squee: wow wow!!
MikiyoOo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like Haru best <333
Karisean Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Correction, I mean Rin's teeth! Always mix up those two's names..
Karisean Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
I love how subtly sharp Rei's teeth look. A very realistic twist on his sharky teeth. :D
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   General Artist
Ahaha, thanks! I didn't do anything in particular though, those are my natural teeth! I'm thankful; I don't think I'd like them to be pointy all the way around like Rin's :XD:
Karisean Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Right after posting my comment I went to your main page and saw you mentioning there how they were your real teeth, haha. Talk about cool! It must be badass knowing people keep thinking they're not real because they look so awesome. XD
flakes-sama Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha, i needed a little bit of time to recognize you in all of this pics XD <3 awesome!
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   General Artist
I'm glad! That's what I was hoping for! I wanted to try putting a little effort into looking more than just the same face wearing different costumes ^^;
flakes-sama Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah! This is one of the most difficult parts in representing the costume! Make-up can make so many awesome effects!! You really made a great job here! *_*
Singer-Of-Light Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome!
superkim111 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
UzumakiRamen-chan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I didn't realize this was you until the last second holy!!! Awesome!!
KagomeKisaragi7 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to marry you.
fannileesarkozi Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist
OMG!!! Rin and Nagisa is the best for you!! AHW *q* nice work!
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   General Artist
Thank you! I find it a little funny that a lot of people seem to be saying that since Rin and Nagisa are so different! :lol:
MapleKitty34 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Me: *Clicks on something and notices this for the one second it's up* WHOAWHOAWHOAWAIT--*Goes back*

Sister: What?

Me: .... //ExcessiveFangirling//

Sister: .... *Backs away slowly*

behindinfinity Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   General Artist
Ahahaha! Congrats on your learner's permit? :XD:
MapleKitty34 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Actually I didn't get one I'm to young to drive TuT
TheEbilBunni Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
You make a good looking Rin and Haru
PHD-Dinagoesrawr Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student General Artist
he looks so fine ..that he blows my mind :iconsuggestivejohnplz:
AmiMeito-chan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
those shark teeth xDDDD
TreasuredNostalgia Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
This anime is my new obsession. I love it but preferably I like you as Rin and Rei. Keep it up ;D
Alexzombieslayer Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
darktsukikat Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
yes! its amazing!
i agree rin is the best!
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