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Mandalorian Armor => Equipment & Accessories => Makeup & Prosthetics => Topic started by: Kane Friax on Oct 19, 2012, 06:06 PM

Title: Kane the Nagai
Post by: Kane Friax on Oct 19, 2012, 06:06 PM
so i've decided that for my kit i'd like to have a Nagai as my base.

Nagai, or "knives", are a species from the firefist satilite galaxy who invaded the "skyriver" and caused some havoc ;)

like their nickname suggests, they love knives :laugh:

they were known to the galaxy before their invasion, but awareness of the near-humans was limited...

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Nagai (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Nagai)

for this i'll need black hair spray-on dye (short term stuffs :P) and white makeup... (AKA flour :laugh:)

what say ye?

-Kane
Title: Re: Kane the Nagai
Post by: Biohazard on Oct 19, 2012, 06:15 PM
Could work. I'd go with a wig though, as it would be hard to both paint your skin and then darken your hair. If you can get a wig, you can put your real hair into a tight fitting net, paint your face up, then place the wig on.
Title: Re: Kane the Nagai
Post by: Kane Friax on Oct 19, 2012, 06:20 PM
the fun part is: my hair looks exactly like the one on the picture :laugh: one shade darker hair and a little time in the basement and i'd pass for a nagai without makeup :-X

-Kane
Title: Re: Kane the Nagai
Post by: Cando Pax on Oct 19, 2012, 06:26 PM
Don't the nagai also have pointy ears? In my story about Cando his mando mentor is a Nagai, and I wrote him a lot like Leonard Nimoy, not spock...but Nimoy himself. It was a fun and interesting character :)
Title: Re: Kane the Nagai
Post by: Kane Friax on Oct 19, 2012, 06:32 PM
Don't the nagai also have pointy ears? In my story about Cando his mando mentor is a Nagai, and I wrote him a lot like Leonard Nimoy, not spock...but Nimoy himself. It was a fun and interesting character :)

Dang it! i forgot the whole "angular features" thing :( hopefully only the ears are notably angular, otherwise i'll need a fake nose :P

judging from the reference pics, the nose and chin aren't that angular so my natural face should pass muster.

looking at them again, i've gotta say... Cando you've ruined me. all i see is spock now :rolleyes:

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After the surrender, the Nagai were given Saijo to settle on. Only a few did so, joining the Alliance; the others (accompanied by the Mandalorians) went to liberate Nagi from the Tofs.

Nagai and mandos really do go hand in hand :P

-Kane
Title: Re: Kane the Nagai
Post by: Cando Pax on Oct 19, 2012, 06:41 PM
Nah, Vulcans don't dress nearly as cool as that. I love the Nagai. I just want you be prepared for those who don't know about the nagai, you will get a lot "Hey, look! A Vulcan Mandalorian!"

Some people just don't get it, but...if you dress like that, have hair like that, knives like that, nobody will make the connection :)
Title: Re: Kane the Nagai
Post by: Kane Friax on Oct 19, 2012, 07:00 PM
ya i'm prepared :D

-Kane
Title: Re: Kane the Nagai
Post by: BlitzKrieg242 on Oct 19, 2012, 07:41 PM
You might be better off with pancake makeup? I know it's greasier,  but flour? If you sweat at all it's gone...
Title: Re: Kane the Nagai
Post by: Kane Friax on Oct 19, 2012, 07:42 PM
lol i was kidding :laugh: i've got no clue what i'm using :-X

-Kane
Title: Re: Kane the Nagai
Post by: Khor Mariik on Oct 19, 2012, 08:33 PM
Try looking here.

http://www.clownantics.com/clown-makeup/ben-nye-makeup-71-1-c.html

I was just looking into and buying supplies for a drow cosplay and many in my group recommended the Ben Nye make up and the neutral setting powder to keep it from rubbing off. You'd be going opposite of what I'm doing with drow, but should work the same with appropriate colors.

Also, here's a link from the same group for ears:

http://www.aradanicostumes.com/elf_ears

Title: Re: Kane the Nagai
Post by: Kane Friax on Oct 19, 2012, 11:06 PM
been doing some research and i keep running into Arkanian Offshoot :-X. i was never really sure about nagai in the first place (though they were always my first choice).

maybe i should keep looking for other species before i decide :rolleyes: (there's something about putting on clown makeup that keeps me from really enjoying the idea of a nagai kit... well, that and 40 dollar ear addons :-X)

-Kane
Title: Re: Kane the Nagai
Post by: Than'del Coret on Oct 19, 2012, 11:14 PM
The ears shouldn't be that big a problem if you know where to look ;) depending on the size you want you can get em for around $12 or $15

http://www.aradanicostumes.com/elf_ears

Hope this helps
Title: Re: Kane the Nagai
Post by: Kane Friax on Oct 19, 2012, 11:34 PM
yup seen those :) my problem with most of those is the shape... i'm not zelda :laugh:

-Kane
Title: Re: Kane the Nagai
Post by: Than'del Coret on Oct 19, 2012, 11:39 PM
Ha fair enough
Title: Re: Kane the Nagai
Post by: Dral Buurenaar on Oct 21, 2012, 03:09 AM
yup seen those :) my problem with most of those is the shape... i'm not zelda :laugh:

-Kane

Look for ear tips instead of full ears then. They usually come in a variety of sizes and the smaller ones are pretty subtle.
Title: Re: Kane the Nagai
Post by: bioshutt on Oct 30, 2012, 11:55 PM
Also, for the makeup, you have to have something that will stay on even through a day of taking your helmet off and putting it back on.
For theatre Spirit gum usually works quite well
Title: Re: Kane the Nagai
Post by: Kane Friax on Oct 31, 2012, 06:33 AM
For theatre Spirit gum usually works quite well

gum to hold on the makeup? :rolleyes:

-Kane
Title: Re: Kane the Nagai
Post by: Adenn Kyram on Oct 31, 2012, 11:57 PM
spirit gum is a brand name ;)
Title: Re: Kane the Nagai
Post by: Dral Buurenaar on Nov 01, 2012, 01:55 AM
Spirit Gum is a tacky glue used to keep prosthetic latex pieces glued to the face or in this case ears.
Title: Re: Kane the Nagai
Post by: Kane Friax on Nov 01, 2012, 05:53 PM
oooohh! gotcha! :P

 ;D

-Kane
Title: Re: Kane the Nagai
Post by: K'urn on Nov 01, 2012, 07:40 PM
Spirit gun really doesn't hold well, especially in areas that sweat. You would be better off using pros-aide. I have even seen some larpers use super glue (not awfully convinced of the safety of this) but if you want the ears to stay on through numerous times of removing the helmet, it might be worth a test. I've heard of and seen people actually sleep with their ears on, and be fine the next day.
...and good God, stay away from grease make-up it will come off on EVERYTHING!! Instead use some Ben Nye Cake Make-up.
K-
P.S.- I'm actually a make-up artist by trade.  ;D