Suicide Squad: Katana Body Paint and Background

Today I bring you a Katana body paint tutorial!

“But why not Harley Quinn”, you ask? Because I’ve done 4 of her all ready, but I do plan on doing tutorials for the rest of the squad between now and Halloween. It’s just gonna take a bit of planning, and some bald caps. So why Katana first? Because her backstory is pretty freaking cool, and I love learning about new characters that don’t get too much of the spotlight *cough* Guardians of the Galaxy *cough*. I’m also super proud of how the jacket came out. Last time I attempted a jacket in a tutorial it didn’t turn out too good… to me anyway. So before we get into this Katana body paint, here’s a little back story on her.

Katana Body PaintFrom House wife to Assassin

Nah, I’m totally just kidding… sorta… Katana has always had a proficiency for martial arts, and luckily for her, her parents were pretty supportive about it. But when she got older, Tatsu Yamashiro (Katana’s real name) caught the eye of two brothers and married Maseo. Takeo didn’t take it too well- joining the Yakuza (the Japanese equivalent of the Mob) and working his way through the ranks. While one brother was working on the dark side of the law, Tatsu and Maseo had twins. Told you I was only sort of kidding. So why is all of this important you ask? Setting up a scene my friend.

Fight for Your Right

While rising in the ranks, Takeo found a little hobby. He liked ancient weapons a little. So much so that he was presented a pair of matching swords, one of which was a little more mystical. Apparently some people just can’t take a hint because Takeo then took both swords to his brother’s house and challenged him to a duel for Tatsu. Maseo was distracted by the welfare of his kids because during the fight they started a fire. I’m sure you can figure out how that one ended. And because of dramatic timing, Tatsu came in just in time to see her husband die.

Remember how I said Tatsu was really good with martial arts? Well she got the upper hand and disarmed him. She was going to run in and save her children, but the mystical sword spoke in her husband’s voice and told her they couldn’t be saved. This sword would later become known as Soultaker.

katana body paint 1So what happened next?

Tatsu escaped and began training as a samurai. Once her training finished, she jet set to America to fight for justice. Katana (who took the name after the type of sword she uses) became part of the Outsiders where she met Batman. She was never officially a part of the Suicide Squad, only being convinced to help them at all in the first place because of a family member of Halo, after she was put in a coma protecting Katana.  It also didn’t help that when Katana refused until things became desperate because of gigi-ninjo (“A debt of Honor even onto death” Direct quote from Wikipedia), the family member was killed. What was so important? A large horde of weapons was on its way to the Yakuza… In the movie however, they say she was brought in to protect Rick Flag from the rest of the members… I wonder why…

So what do you guys think of Katana now that you know a little more of her back story? Check out this video for a Katana Body Paint cosplay!

 

 

Couple Tips:

1. Don’t do the sketch lines until after you put the base color down (Sounds like a no brainer, but I keep forgetting lol).

2. Always keep your inspiration pics close by.

3. Don’t forget to shade and highlight complimentary to each other. Basically if you’re going to highlight something, have a shadow close by to match.

 

katana body paint pictorialProducts Used:

Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation (6.0)
Wolfe Fx (001, 010, 030, 006 040, 050)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette (Warm Taupe)

Brushes Used:

Bellange Beautiful Blush and Bronzer
3/8 Angled Brush
1/2 Flat Shader Brush
Royal and Langnickel Foundation Brush

 

Check out this link for the official DC website

I got most of my info from this Wikipedia article 

And a little from this one

Katana Body Paint Inspirations

Inspiration for most of this one to be honest

One of the other images I took inspiration from

And another one because reasons 

Teen Titans: Blackfire Body Paint Tutorial

And here we are, back to the darkside, and suprisingly in the DC universe. Today I’m going to go over a Blackfire body paint tutorial, but in my usual style, I’m going to give you a little background for her because sharing is caring, and these characters tend to have very interesting pasts.

So what’s so special about her?blackfire body paint tutorial2

Blackfire is actually the older sister of the more popularly cosplayed, Starfire, and Wildfire. Although she is Starfire’s older sister, they could no be more completely opposite. They are sibling rivalry personified. Blackfire is also a pretty good villain personality wise. She’s vain, sarcastic (doesn’t necissarily make her evil because of that), she’s cunning, and she’ll do basically anything to destroy her sister.

How can I be so sure?

blackfire body paint tutorial1The first time she met Starfire, she gave her a centauri moon diamond, and made Starfire feel that the other Teen Titans didn’t want her around anymore… and Blackfire was flirting with Robin. What? They might be superheros but they’re also teenagers. Communication isn’t a big thing apparently. Of course that all changed when the Centauri Police showed up. Remember when I said she was a bad person? Yeah, I kind of ment it. She hated her sister so much that she framed her for theft. Even though Blackfire says she’s stronger than Starfire, she was defeated by her younger sister’s starbolt, and arrested by the Centauri Police before she could retaliate.

blackfire body paint tutorialThat’s it?

First of all, if you’re asking that, we need to have a talk. But that’s not all. Blackfire also went back to their home planet of Tamaran and made herself Empress after breaking out of prison. Apparently that was not enough, so she also arranged a marriage for Starfire to Glgrdsklechhh. This dude is no prince charming either. He was actually a really gross alien, both inside and out considering he was willing to forcefully marry a girl. Ironically enough, it doesn’t seem like Blackfire is into killing other superheros since she didn’t show up for the Brotherhood of Evil meeting. I guess everyone has to have some redeeming qualities.

So what do you think of Blackfire? Is she redeemable or is she a lost cause? Would you recreate this Blackfire Body Paint Tutorial? Let me know down in the comments!

Credits!

Want more info about Blackfire? Check out these pages!

Teen Titains Wiki

Wikipedia Blackfire

And of course the picture I used for this look was this one

Born to Die (Abscence Remix) for my intro.

Marvel: Captain America Body Paint Tutorial

He’s the first Avenger, and ironically not the first avenger that I body paint(Iron Man took that one), but I felt like it as time to finally do a Captain America body paint.

Captain america body paint InstagramWho is Captain America?

He’s actually a scrawny fine arts nerd… gotta start somewhere right? Well, living in the era of the Great Depression, he was appalled by what the Nazi’s were doing and decided to enlist. That didn’t turn out the way he thought it would. He actually tried a few times to get enlisted, but kept getting denied because he couldn’t pass the physical part.

Insert Mad scientist here!

A little Super Soldier Serum  (how do you like that alliteration ;)) later, and one massive growth spurt, and we bring you Captain America!! The movies actually stayed somewhat close to Captain America’s story, granted he and Bucky didn’t meet until after Steve was Captain America, and Bucky was Cap’s side kick. They also ignored a whole bunch of other characters like android Human Torch, Toro, and Namor. Before the Avengers there was the Invaders, but that’s a story for another day.

Brain Freeze

Bucky actually wasn’t kidnapped until after Captain America plummeted into the Atlantic. He was there helping Captain America defuse the bomb on the drone, but that didn’t exactly go to plan lol. Bucky got blown off, but survived, and because of the Super Soldier Serum, Cap lived, but was frozen. Win some, ya lose some I guess.

Captain America body paint Instagram 3What do I think?

Now that’s a little background on Captain America, but how do I feel about him? He’s never been my favorite super hero. Neither is Superman. My beef with them is that they’re shown in a light where they’re so perfect, they don’t have flaws, and if they do, it’s a minor thing. I like my super heroes to be a little flawed, to have struggles that have nothing to do with fighting an enemy. What can I say? I like the emo heroes lol. So why do a Captain America Body Paint then? Because I want to get all the Avengers, and even though he’s not my favorite, he does have a pretty cool story 😉

How do you feel about Captain America? Would you try out this Captain America Body paint? Who’s you favorite Hero?

Let me know in the comments below! And don’t forget to watch the video below!

 

 

Products Used:
Washable Glue Stick
Wolfe Fx (001, 010
Captain America body paint instagram 2FAB Makeup (Alice Blue, Bright Blue
Loreal True Match (w3
Too Faced Chocolate Bronzer (Medium/ Deep)
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (10)
Concrete Minerals Pro Matte Shadow (Confession)

Brushes Used:
Fine Detail Brush
Crown Brush Foundation Brush
BH Cosmetics Blush Brush
BH Cosmetics Eyeshadow Brush
BH Cosmetics Pop Art Foundation Brush
Sonia Keshuk Concealer Brush

 

 

Background on Captain America

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First Picture of Captain America

Second Picture of Captain America

Evil Queen Transformation Tutorial feat. BowsNnails

Disney Villains: Evil Queen Turned Evil Witch Face Paint

Hey guys! So Today I’m bringing you an The Evil Witch body paint based on my childhood fears…  Seriously, when I was five my sister loved this movie, and I hated it because of the Evil Queen… Still kinda do… Snow White was never my favorite princess anyway, so it wasn’t a huge loss, but when the Queen goes batty? Oh no. But like the title suggests, this was a collab between BowsNnails and I, so be sure to check out her video which I will have linked below!

Evil Queen Snow White instaSo why did I hate/fear her?

Because she was that kind of evil that you friends say you’re just being paranoid about. There is nothing good about someone who can easily manipulate someone like that, even if Snow White was pretty naive. The room was getting dark and the Evil Queen still got Snow White to eat the freaking apple! That and her whole mental breakdown when she was trying to crush the dwarves with that boulder… that may have also kept me up for a while. Good on you though Karma!

So in my quest to find some interesting facts about the Evil Queen to sprinkle in here…

I found this one on Buzzfeed that did in fact gross me out to no end.

Lucille La Verne, the voice of the Wicked Queen, was able to achieve the raspy Old Hag’s voice by removing her dentures.

I think I gagged a little hearing that… don’t judge. And apparently I’m not the only kid who had a problem with this movie

After the film’s run at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, many of the velvet seat upholstery had to be replaced. Young children were so frightened by the sequences in the movie that they wet their pants, and consequently the seats.

So what Evil Witches gave you nightmares as a kid? Does this movie still freak anyone out?

Let me know down below! Also don’t forget to watch the tutorial for her look, and BowsNnail’s video as well 😀

Evil Witch queen thingProducts Used:
Revlon ColorStay Foundation (Sand Beige)
Wolfe Fx (001, 030, 010)
FAB Makeup (Chocolate)
Mehron Aqua Coor (Amazon Green)
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (15)
Concrete Minerals Pro Matte Shadow Hi-Fi
Sleek Del Mar Palette (Grey)

Brushes Used:
BH Cosmetics Foundation Brush
BH Cosmetics Eyeshadow Brush
Wolfe Small Detail Brush
Mally Beauty Blending Brush

 

31 Days of Halloween: Catwoman Body Paint Tutorial (NoBlandMakeup)

Catwoman body paint instagramTime for some Catwoman Body Paint!

Holy crap am I behind with this months videos, but I’m stubborn, so lets see how many I can do before the end of the month… I may loose my mind if I haven’t already :D. Anyway, I decided to go with the old school Catwoman, mostly because everyone and their mother has done the Michelle Pheipher version, and I like to at least pretend that I’m
different (cue music). Seriously though, what happened with the cape? The last few renditions of Catwoman are capeless and it makes me sad. Get on it Hollywood! lol.

So in my typical fashion, here’s a little history on the cat burglar herself.

She actually first appeared in Batman #1… in 1940… talk about an OG lol. Selena Kyle, aka Catwoman, was an orphan in one of Gotham’s worst neighborhoods. Honestly that’s not really saying much, because Gotham seems to be either really nice or really crappy depending on which side of the street you’re on. Sorry, personal observation… That being said, she turned to crime to keep herself and her friends alive. This kitty is a good one to have as a friend. Eventually she turned to more Robin Hood mind set (Stealing from the rich and giving to the poor).

 

Catwoman is an interesting character though.

She’s not good (duh), but she’s not evil either (also duh… well sometimes). She basically sees it like this: just because it’s bad for someone else, doesn’t mean it’s wrong. Look at her outlook on helping her friends: if I steal from greedy people, and give it to people who have nothing, that greed was used for good. That’s why she can be Batman’s greatest ally… again, depends on the situation, but that doesn’t make it any less true. When they work together it’s because the greater good is at steak, but Catwoman is no sidekick.And you know, that whole extreme sexual tension thing probably doesn’t help the situation either ;).

So what are your favorite things about Catwoman? Do you think she is inherently good, or inherently evil?

Let me know down below! And don’t forget to watch my video on how to turn yourself into Catwoman using body paint!

Catwoman Body Paint Instagram 1Products Used:
Sillyfarm (Purple Rain, Grass Green
Wolfe Fx (010, 001
Crown Brush Color Corrector (orange)
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (Sand)
Brushes Used:
Princess Eyeshadow Brush
MadeYewLook Foundation Brush
BH Cosmetics Duo Fiber Brush
Crown Brush Angled Brush

 

Background Music

Picture of Catwoman

Purple Background

31 Days of Halloween: Spiderman- Silk Body Paint Tutorial

Looks like Spiderman has some competition 😉

Hey guys! So my consecutive 31 Days plan is in the toilet, but I did say I would do 31 videos this month so I’m going to try my hardest to do them starting with this Silk Body Paint Tutorial. What happened? I didn’t prerecord the right stuff, and I got sick. I’m actually still a little bit sick, but c’est la vie. I’m going to try to do two videos for the next few days to get caught up. We’ll see how well that works out, but I did promise 31 videos, so I’m going to try my hardest to get it done 😀

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So why, of all the characters from Spiderman, did I decide to do a Silk body paint?

Because I liked her costume… yes sometimes the answer is that simple lol. I did some research on her character and her story is pretty cool. Peter Parker wasn’t the only one bitten by a spider that fateful day! Cindy Moon was also bitten by a spider, but unlike Peter, she didn’t have such great control over her new powers… actually she sucked at it. Eventually, Ezekiel, a business man with animal based powers (This seems to be a theme doesn’t it?) took her to a special facility where she could train and learn to control her powers.

silk body paintSeems easy enough right? Wrong…

Apparently some dude named Morlun and his family are after spider-human mutants… That’s an oddly specific fetish if you ask me, but to each his own. Fast forward 13 years, after lots of training and finding out some crazy dude is after you, Spiderman comes on the scene. He find out about Cindy using the Watcher’s Eye (which to me sounds like some kind of peeping Tom device) and rushes to save her. Keep in mind that she’s been locked ina room for her safety for 7 years. She wasn’t too happy to see Spiderman. Well Spidey, the master of words he is, eventually calms her down by telling her that Morlun is dead. She’s super happy; which let’s be real, if you were locked in a room for 7 years, you’d be pretty happy too.

Silk Body PaintThis is where it gets a little sticky.

So she goes around the city in the usual I-just-got-set-free-because-my-crazy-would-be-murder-is-dead kind of way- after she makes her costume out of her webbing and tells Spiderman to call her Silk- and eventually asks how he died. Well, Spiderman kind of drops the ball with that one when he says that he’s killed Morlun twice… Dude doesn’t die. Needless to say this pisses off Cindy… alot. So back to violence! Except this time, both their libidos get involoved and they start making out… apparently trying to take someones mask off is a boner kill though.

On the bright side, Silk and Spidey get along now! Silk even helped Spiderman’s identity stay hidden when Black Cat decided she was going to unmask him on live television!

Well that was a little bit on Silk for you guys! Let me know what you think of her now that you know some of her backstory, down below!

 

I hope you like the Silk Body Paint video, and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel for updates on the next one!

 

 

silk1Products Used:
Washable Glue Stick
Loreal True Match (W3)
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (10)
Ben Bye Banana Powder
Sleek Storm Palette (Black)
Stila Stay All Day Eyeliner Pen (Intense Black)
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer (Medium/ Deep)
Wolfe Fx (030, 010, 060,
Concrete Minerals Pro Matte Shadows (Jet, Confession)

Brushes Used:
Vintage Cosmetics Company Foundation Brush
Rounded Makeup Sponge
Sonia Keshuk Blending Brush
BH Cosmetics Eyeshadow Brush
BH Cosmetics Blush Brush
Wolfe Fx Fine Detail Brush
BH Cosmetics Pop Art Foundation Brush

 

First Silk Picture

Second Silk Picture

Heroic Age” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

31 Days of Halloween: The Witcher- Ciri- Cosplay Tutorial

Hey guys! Day two of the madness is here, and I’m doing a cosplay of Ciri from the Witcher (yes I know you guys can read). Before the game came out, I sat there wondering if there was a bunch of chicks doing fem Geralt’s… Not my proudest moment. Turns out, I was just clueless about a freaking amazing character. Go figure! I really don’t want to spoil the game and her background (mostly because if I go digging I’m going to ruin the game for myself). Just know, that she’s a total badass and green doesn’t necissarily mean evil. Just saying :D. Sorry Maleficent… Anyway, I hope you guys like this video, and let me know what you think down below!

 

 

Ciri Cosplay Tutorial CloseupProducts Used:
Washable Glue Stick
Ben Nye Banana Powder
Crown Brush Corrector Wheel (Orange)
Maybelline True Match (10)
L’Oreal True Match (W3)
Sugar Cosmetics Sugar Fix Cream Concealer (Light)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz (Dark Brown)
Sugar Cosmetics Blush Bronzer Duo (Bronzer)
NYX Slim Lip Pencil (Sand Pink)
Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette (Love+)
Mehron Rigid Collodion
NYX Ipsy Eyeshadow Trio (Light Brown, Medium Brown, Black)
Wolfe Fx (001, 010)
Silly Farm Day Glow Rainbow Cake (Green)
FAB Makeup (Grass Green, Chocolate)
Mally Beauty Lip Laquer (Gerbera Daisy)
Concrete Minerals Pro Matte Shadows (Jet)

Ciri Cosplay Tutorial
Brushes Used:
Wayne Goss Foundation Brush
Sonia Keshuk Powder Brush
Real Techniques Buffing Brush
Bellange Studios Angled Brush
BH Cosmetics Angled Liner Brush
Coastal Scents Blending Brush
BH Cosmetics Classic Eyeshadow Brush
Princess Cosmetics Concealer Brush
MadeYewLook Foundation Brush
Face Cosmetics Blending Brush
Wolfe Fx Fine Detail Brush