Comic books are becoming ever more popular as people discover stories of heroes and villains with complex inner lives and emotions. The characters created in comic books have a deep and rich history, full of ispiration, heroism and flaws. As it’s popularity continues to grow, so too does a demand to recreate these characters in makeup for special occasions, as a hobby or as a profession. With comic book character makeup, you can bring your favourite characters to life in all their glory.
Comic Book Character Makeup
Comic book character makeup requires a great deal of precision and skill. Depending on the character you’ve chosen, there may be subtle costume details and makeup techniques to master. If you’re a beginner, start by looking for easy but effective tutorials online. Beyond tutorials, there is much preparation and practice needed such as deciding on your character, creating the costume, and perfecting the makeup.
Comic Character Pop Art Makeup
Pop Art makeup is a type of comic book character makeup inspired the classic era of comics, with the bright colours and eye-popping designs prominent in the 1960s. The composition and presentation of your makeup play a key role in authenticating the comic book character you are bringing to life. Relatable colours such as bold shades of red, yellow and green as well as classic comic book makeup shapes such as curved brow lines, eyeliner wings and thinly-lined lips, are all characteristic of Pop Art makeup.
Comic Character Makeup
A classic comic book character makeup look (as seen in the early artistic renditions of comic books) can be created easily if you – again – do your research. With comic book makeup, the character you choose will influence the look you’re going for. A makeup look inspired by Spiderman includes delicately-hinted web patterns whereas one inspired by Wonder Woman requires the signature golden headband and star motif.
Whatever comic book character you choose to bring to life, keep in mind that comic book makeup is a statement. Spend time getting your character’s look just right for the makeup to have the full impact you desire. Whether you’re planning to wear the makeup for themselves or to cosplay for your favourite Comic Con, the world of comic books is just the start.