For this year’s Wave Gothic Festival, around 20’000 visitors from all around the world are expected to meet in the city of Leipzig. Please take a look at the picture to get a first impression about the latest and best outfits that were to be seen. The pictures were taken during an event called the ‘Victorian Picnic’.
It is fascinating to see anew each time the creativity of the ‘Wave Gothic Meeting’ participants in Leipzig, choosing stylish clothes and make-up. Especially at the so called ‘Victorian Picnic’, there were plenty of photo opportunities of people showing off their magnificent costumes like romantic gothic, baroque, rococo, steampunk and fantasy uniforms. In any case, there is plenty of inspiration if you need an idea on how to combine your own costume and make-up.
Without doubt Fantomas is one of the outstanding villains in film history. The famous bright green mask with a neutral facial expression is the special feature of this unscrupulous crook. It has been a long time since Fantomas was last seen in public. Recently he had a cameo appearance at the ‘LA BAULE 2012′ festival. His appearance could have been straight out of a film. Maybe some of you want to dress up like Fantomas too? Basically it is relatively easy to create a similar Fantomas costume. What kind of clothing to choose for the fantomas costume? We would recommend to wear a black turtleneck sweater, black suit and leather gloves. As seen in the video, the light-green Fantomas mask is the most important accessory of the disguise, which is already pretty close to the original. When wearing the costume, you should always make sure that the turtleneck is covering the neck of the mask well.
The tiger makeup is one of the sexiest and provocative facial designs for carnival. They’re sleek, fierce and sassy, but more than anything, the tiger makeup is exotic and fun. You can just imagine painting your face in orange and black and going down the street parade, it’s like you’re transforming yourself for the brutal attraction of the jungle.
Animal costumes are without question an evergreen at any carnival party. Often people wear costumes which are classics, such as big cat, gorilla, bee or cow. But with these animal costumes it is very likely that you won’t stand out from the crowd. Why not try something new? How about dressing up as a chimpanzee? If you want a fancy dress that is off the hook, you should try a chimp mask made of latex, a really fancy accessory for your chimpanzee costume. Masks made of foam latex are comfortable to wear because the material is soft and lightweight. It also allows you to pull faces with the mask on. In addition, the mask can be put on quickly and, unlike latex applications, is reusable. Of course you also need to paint your face. If you choose to wear an animal mask, this will save you alot of time. There are many ways to combine a chimpanzee costume, once you have bought the mask.
Like every year, there were many outstanding cosplay costumes to be seen during the Hinode Cosplay Festival 2012. Given that, it seems obvious that this opportunity was used to nominate the russian participants for the upcoming World Cosplay Summit 2012 in Nagoya. A selection of costumes can be seen on the Blog of Ottenki Serogo, who took quite a lot pictures of this event:
A very creative and unusual costume that doesn’t fail to impress has been presented by Dan Rosenfeld in his blog Gururamen. The costume was prepared for this years halloween and features a wearer whose head is enclosed in a large box that uses LCD screens, cameras and microphones to allow interaction between wearer and the crowd outside. Take a look at the costume in action: