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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,

Nichole

Header image by Grant Brummett <3

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Villains are taking over Gotham in Arkham Knight

{Crossposted to Geek News Network}


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WB Games and Rocksteady have released a brand new Batman Arkham Knight trailer and it’s full of villainy goodness. Arkham Knight, Poison Ivy, Riddler, Penguin, Harley Quinn, Two-Face, and Scarecrow are all teaming up against Batman to take Gotham from him once and for all. The trailer is action packed, ominous, and gives me goosebumps every time I watch it.

The final installment of the Batman Arkham games was originally supposed to come out in October 2014, however, it was delayed until June 2nd. After all these teasers, I can definitely say that the hype is real. I hope the wait is worth it, because I want this game in my PS4 right MEOW!

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First Ever Print Sale Going on NOW!

Five photos of limited edition prints available in store

All five Limited Edition Prints!

 

EHRMAHGERD PREEEEEEERRRRRNNNTTSSS!!1111!!111!1oneoneone

After many requests from all of you, I finally caved and brought you a great little selection of my three best costumes in the form of 11×17 prints! My store opened on May 8th, and the sale will be running until May 16th! Please note that all print orders are a preorder. Since this is my first time doing this, I wanted to try and keep it easy and be able to get everything done at once. This will not only help save on time, but also will be more cost effective for everyone. I will continue updating everyone who orders prints here and on my social media as I get everything together.

If you want to order, you have until the 16th! So get your booty on over to ittybittygeek.storenvy.com and check out some awesome posters!

So far I’ve gotten quite a few orders and I do want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart! I can assure you the money I make from these sales will help me tremendously. Not only will I be able to put a dent in my debts for college, but I will also be able to funnel extra funds right back into new costumes to share with you all! Costumes means more WIPs, means more blog posts. With summer upon me, I hope to be able to bring you a lot more new and fun stuff with my costuming hobby. Maybe soon I can even bring you more from my pudding’, Steven as well!

A few quick notes about the sale:

  • The limited edition prints are ONLY for this sale. If you want them, I recommend getting them now! Depending on popularity and demand, a few of them may come back for future sales. But for now, this is it for those LE prints!
  • Every print will come signed. However, if you want it personalized, let me know in the order notes!
  • Already ordered and forgot to say you wanted personalization? No problem! Email me at ittybittygeek@gmail.com with your first and last name and order# and I will make sure to put something on your order for you. I’ve already gotten one.
  • Fair warning, my doodles are awful. If you request a doodle, it might look like a toddler drew it. LOL. But I will try my best for you. <3
  • Keep an eye here and on my social media for updates once the sale is over!
  • Have more questions? You can also check out my FAQ Page.

Again, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for your continued support, wonderful comments, and silly pictures you all send me. I would not be here without you guys and I am eternally grateful for all the love you show me.

One more thing, please give a HUGE round of applause and thanks to my photographers and my seamstress for doing all this with me as well. Without Gabby, I would not have two (soon to be three!) absolutely amazing Harley Quinn costumes and without Adam Patrick Murray and York in a Box, I would not even have these GORGEOUS photos to turn into prints for all of you! They are amazing, incredibly talented people and they deserve all the love you can give. Feel free to check out their Facebook pages and/or websites here:

Stay tuned for more shenanigans!

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Prints Coming Soon!

As of April 26th, I hit 5,000 followers on Facebook. To me, that is absolutely insane and I am overwhelmed by the support all of my readers have brought me. I know I haven’t always been very active online for you guys in terms of blog posts. I’m also limited in my skills, funds, and time for new costumes. Yet, here you all are, still sticking with me, having conversations, supporting me, saying hi to me at conventions, and just flooding my social media pages with love. I feel so grateful for all of you here, and I feel it’s time to return the favor.

WITH COSPLAY PRINTS!

That’s right, ladies and gents. I’m putting on my big girl pants and diving into the world of selling pictures of my little ol’ self. I’m working on setting up my store this weekend in preparation for my first print sale EVER. Since this is the first time I’ve ever done anything like this, please bare with me! I’m also trying to make this as easy as possible for the both of us. So here’s how it’ll all go down for this first run:

1. I will open my store for 4 full days, from Thursday to Sunday. I’ll announce when I’ll be opening it at least a week beforehand to give you all a heads up. I’m hoping to have this first run within the next two weeks! There will be prints of Arkham City and Arkham Knight Harley as well as Slave Leia.

2. Once the sale is over, I’ll send my order off to my printer. That means that everything IS a pre-order! I don’t have print stock on hand. I also will have to get orders in for poster tubes and labels and whatnot. I will keep you all updated on orders via social media as much as possible.

3. Once everything is in, I will process orders as soon as I can. Since all prints will come signed, I expect to have a very cramped hand by the end of that day.

4. Emails will be sent once prints are shipped.

5. We can all rejoice because there are finally prints available from THE Itty Bitty Geek! Holy crap!

So that’s that. I’m hoping this will run smoothly and I will do my best to get orders processed as soon as humanly possible after each print run I do. This first run is kind of a test so we both know what to expect each time I do a sale.

Please note there WILL be limited edition prints that will only be available ONCE during the print sale. Once it’s over, it won’t be back. I’ll let you all know which ones are limited edition before the sale hits so you can decide whether or not you want to set some money aside for it.

Want a specific photo as a print? Feel free to request it and I’ll consider it for future print sales.

And again, thank you all SO much for your continued support. I’ll be bringing you more Harley costumes, blog posts, and other fun stuff as soon as I can. <3

Stay geeky.

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Find Us at WonderCon 2014!

Nichole/Itty Bitty Geek and Steven/CrouchCreative dressed as Arkham City Harley and New 52 Joker taking a picture with a small boy dressed as Joker

I love making kids smile, but sometimes they make me smile right back. This little guy was adorable!

In just a few days I get to escape my normal, boring schedule and immerse myself in a world full of cosplay, fandom, and all around geekery. I will be able to meet up with friends I’ve met at Comikaze as well as finally meet online friends in person and fangirl over each others’ costumes! But, most importantly, I get to be around my people. One of my favorite parts of roaming the convention floor is moments like this picture of Steven and I at Comikaze!

I know some of you amazing people would like to find Steven and I at WonderCon. We don’t have a booth, because we just simply do this as a hobby. However, we will be in a few places where you might be able to find us while in costume (or why you might not be finding us because we are resting/attending panels).

Friday:

  • Primarily roaming in Arkham City Harley. Steven will not be cosplaying.
  • 4pm – Gotham Sirens photoshoot.
  • 6pm – World Premiere: Son of Batman (because I can’t miss seeing this!)

Saturday:

  • Roaming in Arkham Knight Harley Quinn. Steven will be in New 52 Joker.
  • 1-2pm – Hanging around at Kotobukiya Booth
  • 2-3pm – DC Photoshoot
  • 3-4pm – Attending DC Comics: The New 52
  • 4-5pm – Batman 75th Anniversary

The only request we have is that if you find us at a panel, please wait to request a picture before or after the panel. We don’t want to be rude to others that are there to enjoy the panel and we don’t want to miss what’s going on either! Otherwise, don’t be afraid to say hi and ask for a picture. We don’t bite, much!

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Cosplay Inspiration Sunday: Jessica Nigri

I would like to try something new. I have recently come to realize that I do not share or post about other cosplays and cosplayers that inspire me or that I just absolutely fall in love with when I see their work. The cosplay community can be a highly supportive community despite some of the negative things that go on and I want to help support my fellow cosplayers no matter if they are a “newbie” cosplayer, or someone prominent in the community.

So from this day forward, I vow to try and share cosplays on my social media as well as here of various cosplayers that I have come across throughout the week that I love as well as share a cosplayer or two that inspire me with their work!

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Stan Lee’s Comikaze 2013: Wrap-up and Pictures!

Now that I’ve ventured into the world of Comikaze for the first time, came home, got back to reality, and suffered through my post-Con depression, it’s time to share my adventures and pictures!

And then start with the Con withdrawals until January.

This was my first year at Comikaze and I can tell you that it definite did not disappoint! I had an absolute blast, met a few awesome actors, got to be in a giant photoshoot, and I was able to bring out the Arkham City Harley Quinn again!

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October Loot Crate Unboxing … IN COSPLAY!

I’m finally doing another unboxing video, and this time I decided to have fun with it. I made the decision to join Loot Crate in October of 2012. Little did I know the epic loot, the amazing community, and the fun I would have with this subscription box! Even when I decided to move out on my own (and ultimately finding myself budgeting super hardcore), I still made sure I would be able to afford my Loot Crate. The whole thing is just too awesome.

So, since this is my “one year anniversary” crate, I decided to make an unboxing video in cosplay. Not just any cosplay either; I dolled myself up with a pound of make-up to become Harley Quinn. It was fun, and it allowed me to realize what I needed to replace make-up-wise before Comikaze next weekend. HA!

So enjoy the video below!

I do apologize for the lack of HD-quality or any possible audio issues. I had technical difficulties which I’ll have to fix for whatever video I make next.

Did you enjoy a cosplay unboxing video? Want to see me do it again? Let me know in the comments and maybe I’ll unbox future crates in costume.

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I’ll post more updates soon. Stick around! <3