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Discussion of cosplay usually concerns the creation of awesome costumes. But some people don’t need to use a single piece of fabric, fiberglass, Wonderflex or EVA foam to create a spectacular look. Such is the case with Alexys Fleming, aka MadeYewLook, a completely self-taught make-up artist who can completely transform herself into anyone or anything using make-up, thoughtful lighting and sometime contact lenses and the occasional homemade headpiece or hat. Each character is so well-realized that some of the photos require a good long stare in order to find Lex’s actual facial features. And some of them are truly terrifying.
MadeYewLook also posts excellent tutorials on both her Facebook page and her YouTube channel. Even if you don’t want to try your hand at personal transformation with makeup, be sure to visit both her Facebook and YouTube accounts simply to check out many more of her incredible cosplay creations.
This week’s challenge was to choose a fairy tale by the Grimm Brothers, and I had a few top picks but at the end of the day I couldn’t resist doing Little Red Cap. In the Grimm Brothers version of the story, the wolf is cut open to get Little Red Cap and her grandmother out, and heavy stones are put inside before he’s sewn back up. When he wakes up, he can’t move from the weight and dies.
I started by doing a few quick thumbnails on paper, then I scanned in the one I liked best and did the sketch digitally. I prefer to sketch digitally because I can flip, rotate, copy and paste at will— saves a lot of time! Then I printed the sketch out at full size (12”x22”) and lightboxed it on to watercolor paper. (At this point, I wasn’t entirely sure whether I was going to paint this or do colors digitally so I wanted to keep my options open.) Once I started rendering it out with graphite, I decided to proceed with colors digitally because I wanted to maintain a feeling of depth with lighting.