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How do I get rid of my eyebrows? (costume help?)

TrowizillaTrowizilla Registered User regular
edited October 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
Okay, so I've decided to go as Mr. Spock for Halloween, given that I actually have the haircut now and I'll probably get tired of it and let it grow out by next year. Most of the costume is easy-peasy: blue shirt, black pants, black boots, elf ears. My eyebrows, however, are obviously not pointy. I can draw on new pointy ones, but how do I hide my normal eyebrows for the costume? Shaving them off is not at all an option, and concealer would probably just look gross and chunky. My eyebrows, by the way, are very dark and not at all wispy, so I need some heavy-duty coverage.

Any ideas?

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  • DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2007
    Cut up a latex bald cap and glue it over your eyebrows with spirit gum, then use makeup to hide the edges.

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  • necroSYSnecroSYS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2007
    You could use liquid latex and blend the areas with makeup.

    But it'll be a bitch digging all the latex out of your eyebrows afterward.

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  • TrowizillaTrowizilla Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    How do I take spirit gum off? I don't want to remove big chunks of my eyebrows afterwards, especially since I'm looking for a job right now.

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  • DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2007
    Trowizilla wrote: »
    How do I take spirit gum off? I don't want to remove big chunks of my eyebrows afterwards, especially since I'm looking for a job right now.

    There is a solvent that gets rid of it. Paint it around your eyebrows, not on them.

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  • ValkyrieValkyrie Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Unless you have very thick, dark eyebrows naturally, you should be able to just draw on your Spock 'brows, leave your natural ones as-is, and your Spock ones will stand out as what to look at. Just give it a try and see how it looks without doing anything at all to your natural eyebrows.

    I did this when dressing as an elf for Halloween once (but I'm blond so my natural eyebrows aren't terribly dark)

    I think the simplest solution is the best one in this case. People will usually give you the benefit of the doubt for costumes anyway and look for the right set of 'brows.

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  • Not SarastroNot Sarastro __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2007
    I would just draw on / alter the eyebrows. It's a 100 times less trouble and expense than using latex, which isn't easy and liable to look shitty unless you are practiced at it. Also, instead of 'drawing on' the eyebrows with dark makeup, it is probably better to white out parts of your existing eyebrows with foundation that matches your skin colour, to create the eyebrow pattern you want. Then go over the remaining dark hair pattern with a darker colour to bring it out.
    Valkyrie wrote: »
    I think the simplest solution is the best one in this case. People will usually give you the benefit of the doubt for costumes anyway and look for the right set of 'brows.

    Troo.

    And you don't want to be the guy (girl?) who clearly tried way too hard.

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  • RookRook Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    You can tidy up your eyebrows a fair bit just by using tweezers and removing errant hairs. All you really need to do is give them some definition rather than a hairy mass.

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  • GafotoGafoto Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I would just draw on some additional eyebrow bits.

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Nose putty can be smoothed over the mask the eyebrow hair, you'll probably need to use a little oil or lotion to keep it from sticking to your fingers however.
    But yea, then you're going to need to cover this, and the rest of your face with a natural looking foundation for you.


    Find a theatre student to help you?

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  • TrowizillaTrowizilla Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Girl, yes, and although my eyebrows are neat and plucked and such, they're also coarse and dark black against very white skin (not quite ghoulishly white, but I'm pretty pale.) I tried just drawing on the extra eyebrows and it looks like I have forks on my face. The natural ones are just too dark.

    I'm thinking I could just white out the ends of the eyebrows where the arch flattens out on top and then draw the upward point? If I blend it with some greenish eyeshadow, it might work okay and not be too distracting.

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