Cosplay: Bohemian Ivysaur Cosplay Walkthrough (Convention and Halloween Costume Inspiration)

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Photo taken by Doug Pearson

It’s my favorite month of the year, OCTOBER! Three big things happen in October: New York Comic Con, my sister’s birthday, and HALLOWEEN (aka the best holiday ever). If you haven’t followed me for a while you will notice that I love to cosplay in addition to my regular fashion looks. I’ll try to post twice a week in October to give you both fashion ideas and costume ideas for the month, but don’t kill me if I can’t.

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(Photos are taken by Stephen Leung, MissionFortySix,  David “DTJAAAAM” Ngo and Doug Pearson,… please check each photographer out, book them, and buy prints from them!)

This cosplay was inspired by my favorite YouTuber & makeup artist Jordan Hanz.

To see how to do the headband and makeup check out her YouTube video embedded down below:

For the floral head piece I got all my items from Michaels and NOTE: CHECK ON THEIR WEBSITE FOR COUPONS. You can get up to 50% off coupons on a single item on their site and they have in-store sales ALL THE TIME. I absolutely LOVE Michaels and go only there for all my crafting needs.

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Photo Taken by MissionFortySix

Though I used similar products as Jordan Hanz, here is a list of products I used to recreate this look. Primer is extremely important for cosplay/costume makeup because if you’re at a convention or party for hours you want your makeup to stay on. I used the Benefit’s Porefessional Pore Minimizing Primer ($31), but another good one is the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer ($36).

I used the same face paint as Jordan, which is the Make Up For Ever Flash Color Stick in ‘Turquoise’ (They re-launched them as Color Sticks [$26] reworking the formula, but the downside is it has less product than the original). I applied it as I would foundation and blended it on my face using a combo of kabuki brushes and my Beauty Blender ($20). To highlight, I used the Ben Nye Clown White ($3.99).

Before continuing I bake under my eyes with the Ben Nye Translucent Face Powder ($11) since the makeup is thick and tends to crease (you can use your favorite setting powder).

Photo taken by Stephen Leung

For contouring I used ‘Gonzo’ & ‘Chaos’ from the Urban Decay Electric Palette ($62), unfortunately it is discontinued. You can use any darker electric blue/turquoise to contour, but if you happen to find this palette, GET IT! It’s my favorite for cosplay/costume makeup.

For my eyes I used the same ‘Gonzo’ & ‘Chaos’ from the Urban Decay Electric Palette ($62) in my crease. On my inner corner and brow bone I used the Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder in ‘White Turquoise’ ($25). I added a wing with the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in ‘Trooper’ ($20). On my water line I used the NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil in ‘Milk’ ($4.49). I topped off the look with falsies from Ardell ($3.49).

I drew on Ivysaur’s green spots using various green eye shadows. As for lipstick I wore the LaSplash Liquid Lipstick in ‘Phantom’ ($14). You can also use dark green lipstick or a dark blue lipstick.

I used Ben Nye Translucent Face Powder ($11) and then Ben Nye’s Final Seal to set my makeup. Final Seal is the overall BEST setting spray for theatre/cosplay/costume makeup. It’s a bit sticky like hair spray but it will keep your makeup put longer than regular setting sprays.

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Photo taken by Doug Pearson

Outfit:

The headpiece gave me Coachella vibes so decided to go with a bohemian theme for this cosplay. I chose a green romper, which I had already owned, from Urban Outfitters. Here’s one that looks similar from Asos ($60). If you already own green/earthy toned romper, dress, or outfit just use that. I think that’s the beauty and ease of this cosplay/costume – you can wear whatever you want to make it your own because most Pokemon don’t wear clothes.

For shoes I just paired it with comfortable brown sandals. Remember to try and wear comfortable shoes because whether you’re walking the convention floor or just going to a Halloween party you want to be comfy.

Down below for more photos of this cosplay! If you enjoyed this walkthrough please like and share this post.

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(Photos are taken by Stephen Leung, MissionFortySix,  David “DTJAAAAM” Ngo and Doug Pearson,… please check each photographer out, book them, and buy prints from them!)

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Photo taken by David “DTJAAAAM” Ngo
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