To start off on this homemade Avatar adult costume idea you have to shave your body entirely. If you don’t the paint will flake off more easily and ruin your costume. I bought a small sports bra and white spandex shorts to wear for the night and painted over them. Then I used Ben Nye Aqua Color for the body paint. I of course airbrushed it on to give it a more realistic look and feel. I mixed the colors blue, cosmic blue, and white to get a color I was satisfied with to spray me with. I then was sprayed head to toe but not my face. After I was sprayed I used the color sapphire blue to free hand airbrush on the stripes on me.
After this was done I put in my yellow contacts which I ordered online. Then I had my face airbrushed blue. I then took the blue mixture and mixed it with more white and sprayed it on the highlights of my face (nose and upper cheek). I then took the blue and mixed it with a darker blue and sprayed it in the counters of my face (cheek bone, chin, and etc).
Then I free-handed the blue stripes on my face. I then took white and dotted it on my face. I then put on wispy eyelashes to finish the look. After all the paint has dried I sprayed my self with a finishing spray (I got it at ulta makeup store).
All the accessories I wore were handmade. To do this you need brown suede rope/string, feathers, and fabric. For the necklace I used a suede string and strung brown wooden beads on it. I then hot glued feathers in between. I used neutral colors with the red brown too. I also used the suede sting to make a choker, a bracelet, and an arm band. I strung the string with wooden beads as well.
For the loincloth I used a brown material and simply measured it around my waist and hung fabric from it. I made a beaded feather waist rope as well. I took a string and painted it blue. I let it dry and then strung beads (white and clear) from it. Then I hot glued feathers on the end. I then tied it around my waist. For the blue strappy thing I wore around my neck I took white fabric and cut it into a long circle shape. Then I hot-glued and sewed it shut. I then stuffed it with stuffing and painted it blue. I sponged on brown onto it and wrapped brown string around it.
For the tail I took white fabric and cut it long and wrapped it into a circular shape. Then I sewed it shut. I painted it blue and painted stripes on it too. I took an old jacket with fur and cut it and hot-glued it onto the end of the tail. I glued an end of velcro to the top of the tail and to the top of my shorts.
Finally, I braided all of my hair and strung beads on as well. For the ears I took foam paper and cut it into ear shapes and painted pink in the middle and black on the end. I stuck bobby-pins into it and stuck it in my hair.
This took a LONG time to do so make sure you start off airbrushing yourself at least 4-5 hours before the time you need to be done. Also make sure you have a good setting spray so the paint won’t flake off. And make all the accessories in advance so you have more time to airbrush yourself. Hope you like it!
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