If you’re skilled with applying any sort of special effects makeup, then replicating sweat or tears likely isn’t a problem for you. But for the rest of us who want to add some emotion or an air of exertion to our costumes, Assist Wig has an interesting new product. They’re selling Namida Gel. The substance is a thick hyaluronan-based gel that is supposed to stay in place for extended periods of time once you apply it. They report that it doesn’t harden either, so you can adjust your tears and/or sweat for photos throughout the day as needed. I know it seems like a silly accessory, but I sort of like that cosplay has become a big and popular enough hobby to support creations like this.
Plus, it’s useful. The perspiration effect can be used for characters like Katniss Everdeen or Lara Croft. And the tears? Someone could do a Dean Winchester costume from Supernatural and add a single man tear. How perfect would that be?
You can learn more about the product at Assist Wig.
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