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Topic: Blonde Hair Dark Skin [Calling color experts!]
Posted By: Midna
Subject: Blonde Hair Dark Skin [Calling color experts!]
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 1:59am
Heyo ladies~ Okay, so I'm not dying my hair blonde or anything but I'd like to know what are more favorable shades in your opinion for dark skin? I am making a cosplay and I will be cosplaying a blonde-haired blue-eyed character- Sergeant Calhoun from the film Wreck-It Ralph.



I'm making her armor and catsuit and everything, and I will even be lighting up the costume with electroluminescent strips. Quite the project, but it's going quite well. But now I'm down to basics of her look and need to find a cosplay wig that is blonde but will still compliment my color.

I am dark skinned with a red undertone. Tongue I do want blondes, not browns. What kind of blonde is good for a red undertone? I have seen black cosplayers pull off blonde wigs and despite the contrast, the blonde actually looked nice with the cosplay!

Like for example:


(She is cosplaying Alois Trancy from Kuroshitsuji/Black Butler)



Replies:
Posted By: f8dagrate
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 2:03am


Posted By: Gkisses
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 2:03am
Is that you in ur avi or is this for someone else....Im experiencing a disconnect...Unless u got one of them cameras with the Redbone/LS flash

but umm  i like honey blondes and browns depends on the skintone and that persons personality to be honest because i also love white hair on dark skin.





Posted By: f8dagrate
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 2:04am
http://www.cheapwigsbuy.com/images/57/EBCPQAMDGZ.jpg


Posted By: f8dagrate
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 2:07am


Posted By: jimmy_rustle
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 2:09am
Post a picture in normal lighting. 

It might work for shock value or as an attention grabber but it'll make you less attractive.

A man's opinion


Posted By: f8dagrate
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 2:11am


Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 2:11am
Originally posted by Gkisses Gkisses wrote:

Is that you in ur avi or is this for someone else....Im experiencing a disconnect...Unless u got one of them cameras with the Redbone/LS flash

but umm  i like honey blondes and browns depends on the skintone and that persons personality to be honest because i also love white hair on dark skin.





That's me. LOL Don't let the iphone camera in indoor lighting be an indicator of someone's skintone. Dead Sometimes that thing will turn you lightskinned and yellowboned.


Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 2:11am
Originally posted by jimmy_rustle jimmy_rustle wrote:

Post a picture in normal lighting. 

It might work for shock value or as an attention grabber but it'll make you less attractive.

A man's opinion


Ohhhhhh that changes everything.


Posted By: Lady ICE
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 2:12am
i cant help but i cant wait to see the costume!Thumbs Up

i wanna do some cosplay....Cry



Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 2:12am
I kinda like this color tbh.Embarrassed





Posted By: Gkisses
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 2:12am
I always think of her when I think of ds and really blonde/platinum/white hair



Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 2:12am
Originally posted by f8dagrate f8dagrate wrote:



Hm! This is nice! Very platinum, but her tone seems a bit more medium. I couldn't even rock that lipstick. LOL


Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 2:13am
Originally posted by f8dagrate f8dagrate wrote:




Hun, this is the color I'm gonna use for my Storm cosplay! Big smile


Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 2:15am
Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

I kinda like this color tbh.Embarrassed





It's good, right? Big smile I think it's a very flattering blonde on her! Usually when I think of flattering blondes on dark skin, I think of lighter browns. But this is blonde and yet it doesn't clash!

So far, her cosplay wigs have been my ideal in a blonde complimenting my color. LOL


Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 2:20am
Originally posted by Lady ICE Lady ICE wrote:

i cant help but i cant wait to see the costume!Thumbs Up

i wanna do some cosplay....Cry



Watch out for Anime Expo this year. You might see me! LOL

I'm making the armor out of EVA foam and neoprene rubber which can look AMAZING when done right. I'm a member of the RPF forum and those people are fucking innovative GODS when it comes to replica and costume making. I have learned so much from them.

This is how awesome they are:


Costumes of this quality are common at the RPF because of the wealth of knowledge. Clap That isn't metal, that's foam!


Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 2:20am
I wish I could help. I'm not good with colors lol All I can suggest is go to the hair store and try on blonde wigs then go from there.


I wanna cosplay...but the outfits can be expensive UGH! I wanna be Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop!


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 2:26am
I just like short platinum blondish hair against brown skin. I think it would work well for you.

Damn! That's a good costume. And it's foam?Clap

*Where's his face? His bottom half looks good lol*


Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 2:27am
Originally posted by BBpants BBpants wrote:

I wish I could help. I'm not good with colors lol All I can suggest is go to the hair store and try on blonde wigs then go from there.


I wanna cosplay...but the outfits can be expensive UGH! I wanna be Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop!


Oh yeah. LOL I've spent a considerable amount of money on just gaining the tools to complete this cosplay. But I suppose it can be considered an investment for future cosplays.

But cosplays can get expensive quickly depending on the quality and difficulty of the costume or if you're just not very resourceful. I find that spending little by little does ease up any pressure on the pockets though, so I'm not sweating~

Thankfully the materials I've needed have been cheap for the most part. Probably the most pricey thing I'm going to spend money on is the catsuit itself ($60) and this oil-based clay called monster clay ($35) I have just purchased to create molds to cast for the chest plate and calf armor.

Everything else is easy peasy~ Even the sound-reactive electroluminescent strips with an inverter included will just cost me $20!



Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 2:40am
I wish I had the strength to do all that! I'm so lazy! I don't want to make anything. I just want to buy it all and call it a day lol But that's why it's so expensive and sellers capitalize off of people like me LOL

Good luck with your outfit, Midna! You gotta post pics when you're done!


Posted By: Gkisses
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 2:56am
Originally posted by Midna Midna wrote:

Originally posted by Lady ICE Lady ICE wrote:

i cant help but i cant wait to see the costume!Thumbs Up

i wanna do some cosplay....Cry



Watch out for Anime Expo this year. You might see me! LOL

I'm making the armor out of EVA foam and neoprene rubber which can look AMAZING when done right. I'm a member of the RPF forum and those people are fucking innovative GODS when it comes to replica and costume making. I have learned so much from them.

This is how awesome they are:


Costumes of this quality are common at the RPF because of the wealth of knowledge. Clap That isn't metal, that's foam!



Is it wrong to find this sexy


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 3:06am
^No. No it is not.Stern Smile


Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 3:10am
So uh.....you gon post pitchas of the finished product, right? If not on BHM then on Tumblr, right? RIGHT?!?!?!?!?!!?Cry


Posted By: Lady ICE
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 3:11am
iron man lookin hot.
ugh.. why am i not making me something.

i must sign up to that forum and learn.



Posted By: SweetNovember*
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 3:34am
I wish I could make a Halloween costume. I know what I want but I'm no good at sewing. I may get a tailor to make it if the price isn't off the wall. I wanna be a lady cop.


Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 3:42am
Originally posted by **Sk!TtLeS B** **Sk!TtLeS B** wrote:

So uh.....you gon post pitchas of the finished product, right? If not on BHM then on Tumblr, right? RIGHT?!?!?!?!?!!?Cry


I'll do both. LOL No sense in me poofing either since it will be public domain. Tongue

I'm excited for this!


Posted By: KhadiNiaomi
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 11:01am
I highly doubt ur dark skin like NeNe leakes ur probably like Porsha, blonde shouldnt look bad as long as the hair isnt looking ragedy


Posted By: Carmensworld
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 11:09am
Originally posted by BBpants BBpants wrote:

I wish I could help. I'm not good with colors lol All I can suggest is go to the hair store and try on blonde wigs then go from there.


I wanna cosplay...but the outfits can be expensive UGH! I wanna be Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop!

yes!Cry...I was her on so many bored days with nothing but me and my mirror!


Posted By: rell85
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 7:10pm
honey blonde


Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 7:11pm
Originally posted by f8dagrate f8dagrate wrote:

http://www.cheapwigsbuy.com/images/57/EBCPQAMDGZ.jpg


you know damn well this is the hooker in front of 7-11 look.LOL


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 7:21pm
CryLOL


Posted By: nala52808
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 7:28pm
If I could go as any anime/video game/ cartoon character, it would definitely be Sephiroth from final fantasy, goku, or Heihachi from tekken


Posted By: chatnoir
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 7:42pm
Originally posted by f8dagrate f8dagrate wrote:


I was gonna say, but f8 beat me to it - go with a nice platinum blonde  Smile


Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 8:41pm
I'll post pictures of more foam armor.

I was also considering making parts of the armor out of thermoplastics so I'll post pictures of thermoplastic armor too.




Posted By: f8dagrate
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 8:43pm
Originally posted by ms_wonderland ms_wonderland wrote:

Originally posted by f8dagrate f8dagrate wrote:

http://www.cheapwigsbuy.com/images/57/EBCPQAMDGZ.jpg


you know damn well this is the hooker in front of 7-11 look.LOL


i'm mad that you was the only one that caught thisLOL


Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 8:46pm
Originally posted by Midna Midna wrote:

Originally posted by **Sk!TtLeS B** **Sk!TtLeS B** wrote:

So uh.....you gon post pitchas of the finished product, right? If not on BHM then on Tumblr, right? RIGHT?!?!?!?!?!!?Cry


I'll do both. LOL No sense in me poofing either since it will be public domain. Tongue

I'm excited for this!

*happy dance*Party


Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 8:47pm
Mass Effect. Very impressive!



Guns are also made of EVA foam




Holy crap, I think this girl might be doing the Nightingale armor from Skyrim!



Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 8:54pm
Iron Man is definitely the most overdone foam costume, no shade




http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6219/6282872618_919ffbc559.jpg

http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/1301/13311134764260615710840.jpg




Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 8:55pm
Somebody once made a Thor costume (though he never finished it and sold it) and it looked AMAZING

http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/_S0zGnNVtxk/0.jpg




Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 9:11pm
Those are soooooo cool!!!!!!

*fangirls all over the place*


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 9:26pm
Those pale Iron Man cosplay folk have nothing on Black Iron Man.Evil Smile


Posted By: modelbusiness82
Date Posted: May 09 2013 at 11:25pm
Originally posted by Midna Midna wrote:

Originally posted by jimmy_rustle jimmy_rustle wrote:

Post a picture in normal lighting. 

It might work for shock value or as an attention grabber but it'll make you less attractive.

A man's opinion


Ohhhhhh that changes everything.


IMO...you're cosplaying, so rules of matching a good blonde tone to your skintone are irrelevant. You're not rocking this look for real life everyday wear but to mimic a character. So, you should go with whatever matches the character


Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: May 10 2013 at 12:02am
Originally posted by modelbusiness82 modelbusiness82 wrote:

Originally posted by Midna Midna wrote:

Originally posted by jimmy_rustle jimmy_rustle wrote:

Post a picture in normal lighting. 

It might work for shock value or as an attention grabber but it'll make you less attractive.

A man's opinion


Ohhhhhh that changes everything.


IMO...you're cosplaying, so rules of matching a good blonde tone to your skintone are irrelevant. You're not rocking this look for real life everyday wear but to mimic a character. So, you should go with whatever matches the character

.........she was being sarcastic.
LOL


Posted By: Lady ICE
Date Posted: May 10 2013 at 12:07am
those costumes.. this thread... giving me life... giving me ideas... folks already think im a walkin anime...might as well make it reality..

and the kids too!

lol.



Posted By: modelbusiness82
Date Posted: May 10 2013 at 12:08am
Oh no I was just posting in general...I don't know why I quoted lol.


Posted By: *Belle*Femme*
Date Posted: May 10 2013 at 12:10am
im not a fan of blonde hair on blacks


Posted By: f8dagrate
Date Posted: May 10 2013 at 12:54am
Originally posted by *Belle*Femme* *Belle*Femme* wrote:

im not a fan of blonde hair on blacks


welp some times that is their natural hair color..


Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: May 10 2013 at 1:03am
Originally posted by Lady ICE Lady ICE wrote:

those costumes.. this thread... giving me life... giving me ideas... folks already think im a walkin anime...might as well make it reality..

and the kids too!

lol.


DO IT, CHUCKIE! DO IT!!!


Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: May 10 2013 at 1:03am
Originally posted by modelbusiness82 modelbusiness82 wrote:

Oh no I was just posting in general...I don't know why I quoted lol.

Oh, okayLOL


Posted By: Mixer
Date Posted: Jun 03 2013 at 1:57am
Originally posted by nala52808 nala52808 wrote:

If I could go as any anime/video game/ cartoon character, it would definitely be Sephiroth from final fantasy, goku, or Heihachi from tekken
That sounds silly.


Posted By: chinadoll77
Date Posted: Jun 03 2013 at 2:54am
Just grab some wigs and post them.We'll let you know which one looks the best..


Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: Jun 03 2013 at 4:22am
Thanks for this thread being bumped.

I've narrowed down some choices.
http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0121/6592/products/MagnumLong081-01_large.jpg?1503

I will definitely be getting this wig but not in this color. Although it's light, I'm not a fan of the actual color. I feel like it's.. a pale urine color.

But this blonde is called pale blonde and I think it is a much more flattering blonde. It looks more honey and warm which should be more complimentary to my tone.

Pale Blonde (115)


Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: Jun 03 2013 at 4:28am
Here is the blonde wig the girl in the OP is wearing (I'm a little too good at stalking and info recon, it's scaring me)

http://cyperous.com/wig/file/711-613_86(2).JPG

Ugh, perfect wig. I'm not getting this particular one though because this is from the company Cyperous. Their cosplay wigs are FANTASTIC quality, uber soft, and are very durable (except with heat) buuuuut they cost a pretty penny and frankly paying $80 (shipping included) sounds ridiculous.

Anyway, the cosplay itself is going well. Been slacking a little due to work, but I recently plastidipped (rubberized coating) the front armor and it looks badass.



What do you think, BHM?


Posted By: Printer_Ink
Date Posted: Jun 03 2013 at 4:44am
Originally posted by f8dagrate f8dagrate wrote:

Originally posted by *Belle*Femme* *Belle*Femme* wrote:

im not a fan of blonde hair on blacks


welp some times that is their natural hair color..
 
'welp' that's not the point. If your NATURAL haircolor is blonde - then it will look NORMAL on you.
 
But this thread is about the people that DYE their hair blonde. DUH!
 
I think its funny that people are so desperate to wear blonde hair .. that they overlook this OBVIOUS difference. LOL
 
As for the latest pics? One term ... it's the orange version of BOZO THE CLOWN.Confused
 
http://www.tvparty.com/lostny2bozo.html" rel="nofollow">


Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: Jun 03 2013 at 12:20pm
Originally posted by Printer_Ink Printer_Ink wrote:

Originally posted by f8dagrate f8dagrate wrote:

Originally posted by *Belle*Femme* *Belle*Femme* wrote:

im not a fan of blonde hair on blacks


welp some times that is their natural hair color..
 
'welp' that's not the point. If your NATURAL haircolor is blonde - then it will look NORMAL on you.
 
But this thread is about the people that DYE their hair blonde. DUH!
 
I think its funny that people are so desperate to wear blonde hair .. that they overlook this OBVIOUS difference. LOL
 
As for the latest pics? One term ... it's the orange version of BOZO THE CLOWN.Confused
 
http://www.tvparty.com/lostny2bozo.html" rel="nofollow">



This is not a thread about dying hair. You have vastly misinterpreted the point of this thread.


Posted By: modelbusiness82
Date Posted: Jun 03 2013 at 12:26pm
Printer this thread was about choosing a blonde wig for a cosplay event.

To fully understand the context, would mean understanding that cosplay is fantasy anyway. So the rules that would normally apply to everyday wear IRL do not ever in this life apply for a cosplay event where people are dressed up as their favorite anime characters.


Posted By: chinadoll77
Date Posted: Jun 03 2013 at 11:50pm
Love how the armor turned out.


Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: Jun 04 2013 at 2:30pm
Thank you, everyone!



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