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Welcome to the Scar Show by Sarentegra Welcome to the Scar Show by Sarentegra
This took place at the Mini A-Kon III at the North Branch Library in Denton. I had just finished strutting the runway as Mukuro during the cosplay competition and was posing for the cameras in a way so that maybe my vest didn't look so horrendous (hahaha, riiiight).

I was asked to show off my scar, so my head's tilted back a bit more to display it's grotesque glory. Anddd my eyes are closed because that angle's creepy when they're open, yeah? xD At least, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

I apologize for the quality of the photos; I didn't take them. xD

It was fun, though! The award categories were very creative with no "best in show" title. I won "Best Use of Special Effects" instead of "Best Old-School Anime Cosplay", since that one went to ~WolfyMask for her Youko Kurama cosplay, so that's all right. xD

Edit: Oh yeah. That thing in my hand was my prize. xD It's the "novel" form of Dragon Ball for small children. >_>
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halfbreedfox Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember you from A-Kon 20. You are still the only Mukuro cosplayer I have ever met (and a kick-ass one, to boot). :heart:

Gosh, your make-up is AMAZING for her too!
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Sarentegra Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
(ignore late reply I am lame)

Thank you so much! I worked very hard on figuring out just the right way to do the scars. I actually kind of stumbled on it by accident after working with a Death Note cosplayer and explosion burns. Add a different color scheme and a little more decay and boom- acid burns it is!
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littleprincecurry Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Student General Artist
oh wow..this is some scar work :'o
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Sarentegra Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
:333 Thanks, lovely. I live for my special effects work. ^_^
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Hoshi-Mizuhana Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
You rule for cosplaying my favorite Yu Yu Hakusho girl so well. :'D
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Sarentegra Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
:DDD Thank you so much! She's my favourite, too (go figure)! :3
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Hoshi-Mizuhana Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
No problem! :3
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thedarkpriestess Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PERFECT cosplay *-*
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Sarentegra Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much! It warms my heart to hear good things, and Mukuro's old one too. <33
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andrivette Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those scars look amazing! I'm curious to know how you made them x3
This pic's my favorite <3
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Sarentegra Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Aww, thanks~ ^///^

The scars are actually very simple!
Materials:
Kleenex or toilet paper
Ben Nye Liquid Latex
An applicating brush you won't mind never using again (like a small paintbrush)
Brown make up or paint, in varying shades.

I just tore up bits of the Kleenex and rolled them into little worm-looking things. Then I painted a layer of Liquid Latex on my neck (since that's where the scars go), placed down a few of the "worms", and painted over them with another layer of Liquid Latex to seal them.

Repeat the step until you've covered all you would like to cover. You can make several layers or add different things in, but Mukuro's are very basic.

Let dry for a few minutes. ^_^

Once dry, go over the flesh-coloured gross-looking stuff with the brown or whatever-coloured make up or paint that you're using. I just use different shades of brown eye shadow and the brown part of the Ben Nye Starter Set I was given (it's labelled 'shadow' on the back) to add depth.

Cover all of the nude/white patches and voila! Acid scar ready to go!

Getting it off requires a lot of guts if you've got it on your neck. The skin is sensitive there and I always hate removing it, but I've found that warm water and rubbing alcohol does wonders. Don't get it in your hair or on clothes because, well, liquid latex is meant to bind to things and it won't come off without a fight. :3
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andrivette Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, awesome! Thanks a lot :D I'm actually doing a really ghetto cosplay of Mukuro for Character Day tomorrow at school |D but I hope to be doing a better one of her soon, when I actually get better materials and clothes to do so. I decided to cosplay her last minute, honestly xD But yeah, since I hope to cosplay her in the future I'm definitely saving this info! :D I'm a real newb to the cosplaying world, haha. :heart: Your cosplay of her is really amazing though. And dude, finding a pale green headband is NOT easy. I went with a green one from Claire's which is okay if it wasn't SO bright XD

Anyway, thanks again :3
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Sarentegra Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
As long as you've got the attitude down and, y'know, a real passion for the character, you'll be just fine. ^_^ Everyone has to start somewhere and, trust me, my first cosplay wasn't pretty and you're picking a rather rough one to start with, given the complexity of the cosplay itself.

Actually, I made the headdress completely by hand; the green is actually puce green courduroy and the pants were meant to be the same. Only, well...I can't sew a trouser for anything, so I doubled with my Toboe pantaloons.

Regardless, picking up an eighth of a yard of light green fabric at your local fabric store (I suggest JoAnn's since they're everywhere!), some velcro, and whatever else you need, is very simple and there wasn't much complex sewing involved (just hemming and attachment of the velcro and the beige pieces).

Best of luck with your Character Day adventure, and you're quite welcome!
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andrivette Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bahaha, thanks x3 Mukuro is such a fun character, I know it'll be fun to dress as her. I love all the slang she uses in the manga, she's like the most laid-back politician ever xD

Wow! Yeah, I don't even KNOW how to sew yet (but this summer I plan on learning |D) so I'm just kind of... throwing things together, lol.
And you cosplayed Toboe? O-O I MUST SEE THIS. Toboe is my favorite <3
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Sarentegra Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I read the manga agessss ago and so now I'm finally getting around to re-reading it. I keep wanting to skip ahead to the Mukuro chapters, but I know I should be a good little fan and read all the way through. -huff- Sometimes it's so difficult, though, to be patient. xD

Sewing's not too heard. I'm not a seamstress by any means- I prefer make-up, hair/wigs, and smaller props- but I figure if I can do it, then anyone can. xD

I have! He was my very first cosplay ever so he has such a special place in my heart. San Japan:3 this July will be the first convention I haven't cosplayed as him (aside from A-Kon 17 because I didn't know what cosplay was then).
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andrivette Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude, I KNOW xD I read a couple of those before I read anything else, lol! and now I'm in the first round of the dark tournament going "IT'S SUCH A LONG WAY TO GOOOOO~"

I definitely want to learn how to do it, and get good at it~ (main purpose being that I want to make plushies, which would be SO fun xD -- and of course clothes-making.) But I'll keep spamming the art world with YYH doodles in the meantime |D (and maybe one day fanfics... if I ever finish the one I'm working on, haha. I've been tempted to post it on here buuut... that seems like a scary prospect... I usually avoid fanfics because of the OOC-ness... but YYH makes me look at them, darn it lol. I guess I just hope mine is IC enough to satisfy the smarter YYH fans, and am scared to share it for that reason xD)

Aww! You look GREAT as him, I LOVE IT :D
I went to my first con as Kagome LOL. It feels so wrong going from that to Mukuro xD
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Sarentegra Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
The DT is sooooo long. xD I love it, of course, because of two teams in particular (hint: one has a wind demon and the other has a drunkard and a kid with some yo-yo). Oh, and maybe one other one (some guy with a lot of fan girls and a long name, and some other clown with narcissism).

I've made a total of one plushie in my life, and that was for Youji. xD It was before I really knew how to make patterns and so, like...I didn't give any room for seam allowance, so it was much thinner than I intended it to be. However, the bears still came out very demented-looking and quite appropriate for the Zero pair (Loveless).

Oh fanfiction~ Keeps me going when there's no more legit YYH stuff to be had, but I'm extremely picky. If yours is IC and you ever feel brave enough to share, I'd be happy to take a look.

Thank you~ :33 I've been trying to graduate from the "little boy" stuff (Toboe and Youji are both around 12-14 years old in appearance) and I'm trying to swing into normal cosplay (y'know, women and all that), but I'm not so sure it's going to stick. I just love my boys too much, as indicated when I did Remus. xD Couldn't stay away for too long.

Ahahaha! KAGOMEEEEEEEEEE! <--- Kouga. At least you're graduating and not going back to, ah, summer school, as it may be.
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psychoheidi Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so epic. You cosplay her with such attitude, and the outfit looks perfect. :D
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Sarentegra Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks so much~ I'm glad you like it. ^_^
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nekomukuro Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow amazing cosplay :love: It's really great how you did the scars >w<
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Sarentegra Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you~ <3 If you want to know how they're done, I just put up a mini tutorial in two comments above yours. ^_^
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nekomukuro Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh~ that's interesting :3
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