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Cosplay Makeup Tip: My Harley Quinn Foundation!

Ever since I first debuted my Arkham City Harley in 2013 (or was it Arkham Asylum Harley in 2012?) I’ve gotten quite a few requests about which foundation I use for the costume! Usually when you see Harley costumes, you usually see stark white faces akin to her classic jester look. Those looks are usually achieved with a cream makeup of some kind or even clown makeup! I think this is perfect for her classic look!

However, the Harley costumes I have I felt needed a bit of a different look. In the game I noticed while her face was noticeably white, but I didn’t feel like it was cream makeup she would have used for these looks. Plus whenever I really take a look at her design in-game I tend to notice a little bit of her skin tone showing through the white which you can achieve with a face powder very easily.

Source: Batman Arkham City Wiki

Source: Batman Arkham City Wiki

Therefore, instead of using any cream makeup, I actually use Ben Nye’s Super White Professional Face Powder. I use this for a number of reasons with the first being that Ben Nye makeup is designed for the theatre stage. Think about it – when you’re on stage under a lot of lights (which means a lot of heat and sweating) and more often than not as a performer you’re on the stage for a couple of hours, you need a makeup that will last.

Photo: York in a Box. Harley costume: Maise Designs

Photo: York in a Box. Harley costume: Maise Designs

The other reason why I use the powder is because I have more control over how opaque I want the white powder to be on my skin. Most of the time, I put about 2-3 coats of the face powder so that my face is pretty white, but my skin tone still shows through a little bit as well! Right now I have the .9 ounce bottle and it has lasted quite a while. I found mine at a local costume shop, however you can find them in various sizes online on Amazon as well as here: Ben Nye Face Powder.

So there you go! That’s what I use for all of my Harley costumes.

Have more questions about what I use for my Harley makeup? Feel free to ask in the comments!

Photo by Tony Julius Photography. Batman cosplayer: San Tan Batman

Photo: Tony Julius Photography. Batman cosplayer: San Tan Batman. Harley costume: Maise Designs

Stay fabulous & geeky,


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Women vs Cosplay 2015 Calendar Giveaway!

Hi everyone!

Sorry for the long wait on this giveaway, but it’s finally up and running! 10 lucky folks will receive the 2015 Women vs Cosplay Gaming Calendar and a couple of those winners will be randomly picked to also receive a pack of the cosplay collector cards that were offered as a reward in the Kickstarter!

This giveaway will only be open for FIVE days, so enter quickly!! Each action also has a certain number of entries which will increase your chances of getting one. 🙂

Have fun! And since WordPress will not allow me to embed this, here’s a link to the giveaway. Thanks WordPress. 😐