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Story of Putting on Kneesock and Limo Prank

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 2, 2011, 11:55 PM

I get a lot of questions on how waselreins and I did the body makeup for our demon sisters cosplays. So here I'll tell ya'll how we did it, in addition to the whole story about the limo entrance. With pictures!!

On Saturday morning, I woke up at 5 AM to get ready for Kneesock. The limo was going to pick us up at 12:45 PM and I had to help the others get ready so I woke up the earliest to do as much of myself as I could. After the necessary prepping (shower/wash face/brush teeth/moisturize) I put in my contacts and wig cap first.

I used Ben Nye MagiCake Aqua Paint in red for my face and ears. I was told afterwards it's pretty bad for your skin so next time I'm gunna use Kryolan or Mehron, but for Fanime Ben Nye worked perfectly fine for me. Here's a bit more info on it here:…

Instead of water to spray onto the red makeup I used LiquiSet and a foundation brush to apply it to my face. After I painted on a couple layers to make sure it was all even, I sprayed Final Seal over my face, ears and neck. This is to make sure it doesn't smudge during the day. More info/purchasing can be found here:…

After that was over and done with I applied the rest of my makeup. I made sure to use a dark brown bronzer to contour my face so that it wouldn't show up such a flat red in photos. I applied it under my cheekbones and outlined my nose. As for lips, I thought white would look way too weird so I chose to do white liner all over my lips with a pale pink gloss over it. So it turned out a more baby pink color instead of super white. I painted on my eyebrows with Makeup Forever creme makeup in white and my eyes were a mix of pencil and liquid eyeliner with blue eyeshadow over it.

By the time I finished my face makeup it was around 6:30 AM and both waselreins and evalime came by the room to also get ready. waselreins started doing her face makeup while I set up the bodypaint.

We used PAX paint to do our bodies! We purchased 4 oz of No Tack Pros Aide adhesive (Two 2 oz bottles) and in the end used about 3 oz between the both of us. I still have about half a bottle left. More info here:…

Rather than purchase a premixed colored one, we did custom coloring which is mixing equal parts (1:1 ratio) acrylic paint with the pros aide adhesive. I just bought the cheap non toxic kind you can find at Walmart for 97 cents a bottle.

I mixed it in a plastic cup and we used cheap flat foundation brushes to paint it onto our bodies. I say cheap because these brushes will be mostly ruined by the end of it unless you clean them right away. It also helps to have friends help you since it is a realllly long process. You can get cheap $1 foundation brushes here:…

Earthbounder eventually came over about an hour later and also helped with the body painting.

The process was very long! Basically what we did was paint a body part at a time until eventually the whole body was painted in one layer. After a section (say, an arm) we'd take a blowdryer to speed up on drying.

Once that area was dry, we'd set it with baby powder. Even though the bottle says no tack, it's still very tacky and you will stick to yourself if it's not properly powdered. Once it's powdered though, it's very smooth/velvety feeling. Any areas that were still a bit sticky we'd just add more powder to it.

Here is me with one layer on except for my hands lololol. Sexy right?

My roommates got a kick out of hearing the most random things coming out of the bathroom, such as "Will you blowdry my armpits??" and "Sorry you need to paint my butt."

In the end we did 2 coats of PAX paint over ourselves and it turned out very even. As a side note, I'd recommend shaving arms/legs for this because it will hurt when you scrub it off later if it sticks to any hair!!

After the painting fiasco I had help getting into my costume by Earthbounder in his Corset mouth stretcher trolololol.

The PAX paint, once fully dried and powder, will not rub off on anything. It is like a second skin and pretty much everything proof with the exception of vinyl. We noticed that in some parts it'd peel and stick to vinyl, but even washing my hands it didn't come off. I'd scare friends wearing white by rubbing up on them ahhaha. But not to worry cause there was no smudging or staining whatsoever!

After finishing for the demon sisters we all helped Earthbounder get ready in his Corset.

We used PAX paint on his hands and Ben Nye all over his face. Here you can see our beloved Corset getting a manicure by evalime.

At first we were doing really well on time but as it came closer to pick up time we kept realizing there were more and more details to do and by the last hour we were extremely pressed for time and rushing things. Ken-Eden came over at the very end and I had to quickly restyle his Handsome Brief wig.

We had barely made it on time!! In the end it took us 6 hours to get ready with a breakfast break included. For me, it was 7 hours since I woke up 1 hour earlier than everyone else lol. We now learned from this experience that next time we need to get more brushes and probably a couple other friends to help out so that it can drastically cut down on time.

If you want to skip the limo story and see the removal of paint section, just go ahead and scroll down to the bottom!

We headed over to the Fairmont at noon to get ready for limo pickup. Our friend Monica helped us by tying up Brief bondage style lol.

There's a pretty ridiculous story to the whole limo deal. Let's backtrack a few months. About 3 months ago, we were joking around on wanting to show up to Fanime in a limo in front of the protestors that are there every year just to interrupt their protest and to make an entrance.So why not make it a reality?!?!

Yes, every year at Fanime, there are Christian zealots that like to protest and tell us how we are all sinners just because we cosplay. It's realllllly ridiculous. It isn't Westboro Church but some other group.

The original plan was to show up in a limo and make a grand entrance blasting the Demon Sisters theme song and rolling out a 15 foot red carpet in front of the protesters while being greeted by our friends posing as paparazzi and fans.

A few days before the con I made a facebook event for it to gather friends so we could get a large crowd going. It was honestly my mistake to make it a public event at first because some friends invited others that turned out to be total party poopers and reported the event to Fanime Staff thinking we were going to harass the protesters, when in reality we are just making an entrance and taking photos/having fun. It just so happens that we are doing it at the same time as the protesters....

Anyways, we didn't think anything of it then and continued with the plan. The limo company originally gave us a 6 person limo but they had to do a time change so gave us a free upgrade to a 12 person stretch limo! It was so baller inside! We invited our friend Monica, photog buddy Bigwhitebazooka, and E-D-G, who was playing our bodyguard, to come along with us for the ride. Earthbounder was too tall in his Corset that the top of the wig got smooshed and split apart from the limo roof!!

A couple friends who were out in the crowd waiting for us gave me a call and told us that Fanime staff had set up a blockade so that no one could pull in to the front unloading area. They basically got a big truck and were pretending to unload stuff to both block out the protesters and to keep our limo from pulling in.

We got worried so we had the limo driver go there anyways and to try to pull in to drop us off. It was funny, he was super chill and cool about us weirdos haha!

When we got near the loading area, we got stopped and pulled to the side by a cop. He was asking the driver if there were girls in there, and we said, "And boys!" so the cop told the driver he needed to see our faces. He pulled around and looked in the door and gave us a look, and was just like, "Oh, it's YOU guys. We were warned about you."

Basically the staff reported us to the cops saying that we were trying to attempt a counter protest so therefore the cops were being dickwads to us.

In return we politely corrected the officer saying that we just wanted to get dropped off and to have nice photos taken. He told us that we could quickly get dropped off BUT no photos, no nothing, which was total B.S.

So we had a choice to make - get quickly dropped off or go somewhere else and do a shoot. In the end, we decided to loop around one more time and to get dropped off. We decided not to do the red carpet rollout in fear of getting into huge trouble (even though we weren't doing anything wtf) but instead we slowly got out with the music blasting. Unfortunately the crowd was louder than the music so it wasn't heard. It was short and not as planned but in the end still worked! We were sad that there weren't as many protestors yet either.

It was great seeing the crowd get really excited and bum rush to the front when we pulled up in the limo - it was also pretty awesome when we came out and everyone just really started cheering for us haha! We decided to stick around a bit and snap some photos.

After that we had the limo driver go over to the Marriott hotel entrance so we could do an actual shoot with the red carpet.

There's a couple videos of the entrance I already linked but here it is again:……

and the second run through in front of the Marriott without the crowd:…

Afterwards we did a couple shoots and basically ran around until about 4 pm before getting really tired and wanting to change out. Right before changing out we ran into Ackson who wanted to do a quick shoot since he wasn't able to shoot our limo entrance. We ran into Akusesu in her hot Robin on the way and nabbed her to join us in trolling around on camera. Here's a couple awesome videos from Ackson:


You'll want to purchase a big bottle of this special remover. You'll also need help to get it off. waselreins and I basically wore swimsuits and had to scrub each others backs to get it off haha!

Anyways, I sprayed the remover all over my body and let it soak up for about 5 minutes before jumping into a hot shower. You'll also want to scrub it off using these body exfoliating gloves:

I also hear that shaving gel/cream really helps to remove the paint, but so far I used regular body wash or shampoo and it works fine.

The paint did not stain our skin and peels off like glue. It's much easier to get off the thicker layers than the thinner ones.

So yeah. That was my Saturday of Fanime!!!! Thanks for reading this wall of text LOL

  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Big Bang - Stupid Liar
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MissJinxX Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I cosplayed as Scnaty this year and let me tell you. I should have NEVER put on my cosplay before the paint. I got the paint from iParty. The paint color was nice, the problem was that it faded to orange eventually >:\ Such a disappointment. Next year I will probably be Kneesocks...Or redo scanty until I get it right. I will go all out even with contact lenses. I WILL BE PREPARED :D I will get the paint from Liquid Nice advice though :) You guys pulled it off!
Yuzulina Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow, you are really amazing! And thank you very much for this advices of which colour/liquid you used. I and my friend are going to make Scanty and Kneesocks too, so thank you very much *^*
Chocorroles Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
I keep hearing that applying acrylic paint on your skin is really really bad, what can you say about that? I see you used acrylic paint.
the-sushi-monster Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional Artist
PAX paint is acrylic + pros aide and a lot of people use it. It is bad for your skin, but I think it's ok if you're only doing it once in a while (I have only ever done it twice, and it was like a year apart lol). Also, I did't put any on my face, only body. And made sure to use the ones that are non toxic!
Kuuriku-sky-shore Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
I'm stuck in a situation. You mention that the makeup sticks to vinyl which is the material of my cosplay. Do you suggest that I use a different fabric material, or is there a way to make the makeup not rub-off into the vinyl fabric?
hoverbike Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
So any chance that S&K cosplayers could stop cosplaying them in bondage suits and use their normal school uniforms?

They have to be equally hot at the very least, it seems a lot iconic to me (consider things such as figurines - [link]) and last, but not least - wouldn't it be a lot less demeaning for the girls to wear some clothes that do not look like they originate from some masochistic porn movie?

Not that i don't like it, this is very, very good cosplay - i am just confused as this makes no sense to me because ^
the-sushi-monster Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Artist
Well, cosplayers can cosplay whatever they want - if they like the other design then why not? Not everyone finds it demeaning. Also, you are commenting on an entry that is 2 years old. In my case specifically, we did the stripper bondage outfits because we had the intent of trolling the religious protesters that come to this con every year, and the series had just come out. In fact, most of the cosplays od S&K then were of the school uniform versions.
hoverbike Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Well... I just wanted to see you in that uniform. You look drop dead gorgeous.
I might not have been very good at getting that point across...
jjup Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
You guys look AMAZING!! And to the haters - SCREW YOU TOO!! LOL you have no idea how thankful I am you posted this, cause I want to cosplay as them and had no clue how to even start on the paint. I am more stupid than I am smart XD I really love your cosplay and was wondering how did you do your eyebrows and lips, what contacts you used, and did you use Ben Nye Fire Red or Bright Red? Sorry for the twenty questions!! And once again LOVE YOUR COSPLAY!!
jjup Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
my apologies I didn't realize I already commented.......stupid phone....SORRY!!
jjup Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
you guys did a WONDERFUL cosplay!! And to the party poopers-SCREW YOU TOO!!! lol you have no idea how much this is helping me with my Scanty and Kneesock cosplay! I was wondering which Ben Nye paint color did you use cause I found Fire Red and Bright Red, what did you use for your eyebrows and lips, and what contacts did you use? Sorry for the 20 questions, and once again you guys looked GREAT!!
Edlover333 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student
never ever delete this post of helpful information please :heart: I'd die
WickedQueenV Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm so glad I stumbled upon this~!
I'm actually going to attempt a Kneesocks-Stocking vers and I was so afraid that I would have to wear makeup that would smudge everything!
TheZe Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is awesome. And thank you so much for the links and info about body paint/PAX!
EchoedMemories Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Is it possible to buy the pros-aide at like walmart or something? On the site they only have 4 oz bottles and i do NOT need that much.
the-sushi-monster Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Artist
You can buy it at a scecialty costume shop or places that sell special fx makeup, but you wont find it at a regular store like walmart
EchoedMemories Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
alright thanks yo
Mi-yue Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
epic! Wish it had worked out as originally planned!!
Hallowrook Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
This is just so amazing. Sucks that some people are such party poopers and you didn't get to do the plan you originally wanted to counter-protest the protesters. Well done all of you!
SpiritFighter Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
This is the best review for PAX that I've seen thusfar! I've used it before for my Homestuck cosplay and it's great for quick and durable body paint.

However, I have a question! Did you have problems with it flaking off the palms of your hands? Mine would peel and fall off my palms, but no where else. If this didn't happen to you, what did you do on your palms to prevent it?

Thank you!!
lovelyanimeangel Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
omg! I totally admire you guys!! :) But the people who reported you guys to the Fanime staff are dickheads. excuse my language. It's not like you guys were gonna do anything Anyways, I really love your cosplay! Do you mind me asking how long it took for you to make your kneesocks cosplay? And like how you did the top with the crisscross parts?
NaruLuvzRamen Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
what a pity I can't see the pics orz D:
thx for the awesome post <3
BaNaRbRa Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Thanks for the info! But unfortunately your photos have seemed to have been rendered void at the moment.
amanati Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
actually this will be very helpful since me and my friend are doing Scanty and Kneesocks (dunno if if we will look as bad ass as you two but....mad respect to the both of you seriously!) I will have to shoot this to her asap....did I say how beautiful you two look seriously?!?!
stupah Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011

Seriously though, having them in the shots is hilarious. I wish I could have seen the limo in person at the con. ♥
Lycorisa Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You guys are so badass that the whole city is looking out for y'all! I loove the whole thing sushii! It's incrdible! <3 and Your cosplays looook terrific <3333
diamondcrevasse Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
Hallo!! I was wandering around the internet and saw EBK's photos of you and thought, "gosh, that body paint looks so good, it must be PAX!" and then I saw that Elemental had stated that it was. It looks fabulous!

How long did it take to get it off? I was Shiva at Otakon last year and it took 3 hours of scrubbing + shower to get it off. I didn't have enough/good remover though. I'll try the stuff you used this year. It might work better.

Great costumes again! :heart:
dasoro Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial! I'm planning on cosplaying Kneesocks with a friend who's doing Scanty, and your tutorial is going to be a big help!
I also enjoyed reading about the limo adventure. Truly epic!
claudiasutton Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional
Wow. Thank you so much for sharing this. I learned so much. :heart: And glad to hear that you had fun this year hun, it was too bad I missed all of this. It looked fun!
MidnightRage Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Ahaha! This is ingenious! I'm shocked that there are protestors in the photo with 'we love Jesus' signs and all the rest of it. That's so alien to me, not living in the US any more. ;3;
But kudos to you all for your dramatic entrance, as well as your awesome costumes!
the-sushi-monster Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional Artist
Yeah they come every year to Fanime to yell at cosplayers on how we'll go to hell and stuff. So dumb! But it's really only at that one con and no where else. And thank you!^^
Kalidra Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Thanks for describing the process! ^^
JMKPhotographyII Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
NOW if that's not awesome i really don't know what else is. You nailed the body paint and rocked the costume perfectly. :heart: keep it up.
MiniMiniYame Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
I actually saw you at the Marriot right after I got my staff peace-bonded. xD It looked really great! :'D
Must feel so proud of yourselves, huh? LOL.
Maravillante Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Damn girl, what an incredible story, I'm impressed with all the effort you put in this cosplay and this idea, is just fantastic. And you look beautiful in red
cafe-lalonde Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is one of the coolest homages to a series I've ever seen. You guys did an INCREDIBLE job. I so wish I could've been there to see this! <3
SozokuReed Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still cant believe you guys got treated like that since the protesters were able to do this like every year? They took a cool idea and ruined it =/ Oh well at least the intro itself was cool, and you got some sweet pictures at least =D
Violet-Gray Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
i'm not a fan of the series but such an awesome cosplay.
Great tips on body paint. Maybe you could copy that part in to a tutorial post ^^ .
Cvy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
stunning entrance, you are my hero !!
Yuuri-K Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
That's way too awesome Sushi! I lol'ed at how the staff thought you guys were some kind of threat XD You guys all look lovely~
DulcetFlan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Do you have a link for buying the special remover or did you just buy that somewhere else?
the-sushi-monster Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Professional Artist
I bought all my supplies in person at Cinema Secrets in Burbank, CA so you'll have to look online on where to purchase, sorry!
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so, so much for posting this guide! I'm going to be using PAX when I wear my Miss Martian cosplay to a con, and I was so overwhelmed trying to figure out how to go about doing it! But this answered all the questions I had, so thank you again! :tighthug:

Your group looks absolutely FABULOUS, by the way! I love that you guys actually went the extra mile and rented a limo, too!
catastrrophic Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
I am crying. That was brilliant.
animeluver504 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Hi! I was wondering how you kept your horn on your head XD
Oh! and thats for the detailed info on the paint and your makeup! ^-^
oOMewCookieOo Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gonna favourite this 'cause my friend and I wanna be Scanty and Kneesocks someday. ;w; You guys look amazing sjhfjsdhfjds!
Super-Saki Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
xD I lawl forever at the "Oh, it's YOU guys." part. You mean its the Demon Sisters and Corset? Yes, it is. :D lol I just finished the series the other day. You guys did an awesome job!
Woddee Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
THIS IS AWESOME SHITZ. :iconimhappylaplz:
sakuritachan92 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are awesomee :D
enkeli19 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish you could come to Anime Expo in Los Angeles
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