So, I was wondering if I should wear this costume for Halloween - I worked so hard on it, and am proud of how it turned out, but the make-up is time consuming to put on (and to remove even longer) - and I'm thinking that not so many people are going to recognize the character - who really knows what a drow elf is anyway, except SciFi/Fantasy readers?
Leia and the drow elf strike a pose
The gauntlets of death
Leia trying to subdue the evil elf using the force
The hooded drow (why is it when somebody is taking your picture they don't tell you your hood is all askew?)
I don't know who this guy is, but he's a demon, so I had to kill him. With a smile.
The green leather was so very much on sale at Tandy - gee, I wonder why? But it's perfect for a dark elf. I'm planning on adding a tooth necklace, maybe (a whole row of these greyish, long tooth-looking beads I found, like from the creature I took the hide from) - or would that be too much? I am going to add more dreads and braids to the wig, when I get time to make them, and maybe some spider beads - too much?.
The first time I wore this was a couple of weeks ago, and I used makeup that was soap based face paint (came highly recommended by the costume shop - Graftobian, with a fixative) - it was awful and wore off all over the place. This time I used black eyeshadow - takes a long time to get on, but took almost 6 hours before it showed signs of wear and sweat smearing (the picture with the demon is the last one before heading to the room - very sweaty and shiny at that point, and a little patchy, but not noticeable at a distance).
So - should I wear it? Or just save it for the SciFi/Fantasy conventions? Any tips? Comments/ Suggestions?