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  • maihien commented on maihien's instructable Making a Twi'lek Headwrap for Lekku8 weeks ago
    Making a Twi'lek Headwrap for Lekku

    Hi, in theory yes the headwrap could be hot glued but I don't recommend it. Like I've mentioned before, join the facebook groups "Twilek Society" and "Twileks around the world" to have questions unrelated to my tutorial answered.

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  • maihien commented on maihien's instructable ​Twi'lek Makeup Tutorial8 weeks ago
    ​Twi'lek Makeup Tutorial

    Hi, I don't recommend using water or oil based paint on your body. I only use it to contour and highlight small sections of my face. Everything else (most of my face, and everything from the neck down) is alcohol based body paint.About the Kryolan powder, I clarified Step #5 to better explain setting powder. I recommend joining two groups on Facebook, one called Twi'leks around the world (https://www.facebook.com/groups/TwileksAroundTheWo... and another called Twi'lek Society (https://www.facebook.com/pg/twileksociety/groups/)... You'll find a lot of helpful information between those two groups.

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  • maihien commented on maihien's instructable ​Twi'lek Makeup Tutorial2 months ago
    ​Twi'lek Makeup Tutorial

    thank you!

    Technically yes.*Before I started using Endura alcohol based makeup, I used Mehron Color Cups on my face and body. I set it with the same Kryolan powder, and made lightweight costumes that touched the "seams" (neckline, cuff of sleeves) as little as possible, to minimize rubbing on my skin (ex: chiffon and jersey fabrics). The paint doesn't crack since it's oil based (not water based), but certainly doesn't last as long as alcohol based paint. *After I switched to alcohol based paint but before I bought an airbrush, I used Endura thinned with 90%+ rubbing alcohol, applied with a foundation brush. It worked better than applying the Endura undiluted, but TBH, doesn't look as good as an airbrush application. It cracked by the end of the day, and felt uncomfortable on my skin, due...

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    Technically yes.*Before I started using Endura alcohol based makeup, I used Mehron Color Cups on my face and body. I set it with the same Kryolan powder, and made lightweight costumes that touched the "seams" (neckline, cuff of sleeves) as little as possible, to minimize rubbing on my skin (ex: chiffon and jersey fabrics). The paint doesn't crack since it's oil based (not water based), but certainly doesn't last as long as alcohol based paint. *After I switched to alcohol based paint but before I bought an airbrush, I used Endura thinned with 90%+ rubbing alcohol, applied with a foundation brush. It worked better than applying the Endura undiluted, but TBH, doesn't look as good as an airbrush application. It cracked by the end of the day, and felt uncomfortable on my skin, due to the thickness of the application method. Applying with an airbrush will give an even, super lightweight application that lasts multiple days (this allows me to twi'lek the entire weekend at a comic con on only 1 application, with super minimal touch ups).

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  • maihien commented on maihien's instructable Overlap Twi'lek Headwrap for Lekku3 months ago
    Overlap Twi'lek Headwrap for Lekku

    thank you! hand beading takes forever but the final look is wonderful!

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  • maihien commented on maihien's instructable Making a Twi'lek Headwrap for Lekku3 months ago
    Making a Twi'lek Headwrap for Lekku

    Hi there! No worry for the many questions, I'm happy to share what I know. My lekku are made by a professional lekku maker named Pam Simpson (based in California). She makes both latex and silicone lekku, and both male and female lekku. You can visit her shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/TwilekPam Every once in a while she has B-grade lekku that are imperfect but still wearable; she sells those at a discount, keep an eye out for those if you're looking for deals! If you're not already, join the facebook groups "Twilek Society" and "Twileks around the world". Both are great groups for tips, advice, and sharing twi'lek costuming!

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