IM GONNA TEACH YOU HOW TO DO FRECKLES FOR COSPLAY
I know it’s super easy to just take some like eyeshadow and put big dots on your face and if that’s your taste then hey go for it. I’m gonna show you how I make realistic looking freckles for any character that might need them.
And I’m gonna do it in a really shitty Mukuro closet cosplay.
So this first step is technically optional, but if you have a few extra dollars its totally worth it for any cosplay. I have a Ben Nye stage makeup kit and I just used my normal base. It will make your freckles stand out more later but it’s not crucial.
NEXT! YOU’RE GONNA NEED A STIPPLE SPONGE. “BUT LIZA WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT?”
And it’s absolutely magnificent. It’s made for doing stubble and black eyes (so if you need that then you defo need one of these) but I realized in my stage makeup class it’s perfect for doing freckles.
You can get them on Ebay for like $2 for a few of them. It’s probably good to have more than one because otherwise your colors get all blended together like what happened to me.
Next you’re gonna want to go google ‘freckles’ to see what actual freckles look like bc you don’t wanna just start putting shit on your face. This is super super simple and it’s just gonna make everything look better. I used this image
So you can see where they’re placed and stuff, use whatever picture you want it’s just good to have an actual face to be working from.
NOW YOU’RE GONNA DO THE THING. I only put makeup on the corner of my sponge because it’s easier for me to control that way and the freckles go exactly where you want. So you take your stipple sponge and you dab it on your darker makeup. I used a dark brown that came in my creme kit, and I recommend using a creme but I’m sure a dark eyeshadow would do fine too. Remember, different people have different colored freckles so make sure to do your research!
You’re gonna gently dab the sponge on your face, start light and you can build up.
This was one layer. You can see there’s some pink on my nose from the last time I did freckles for Meenah. Learn from me kiddies, use more than one sponge. So I wasn’t satisfied quite yet so I did another layer.
Here’s another example from a while ago.
AND THERE YA GO. Go forth and cosplay your cute freckled characters.