I’m planning on doing a Homestuck troll cosplay, but I don’t know what to do for the skin tone.
Are there any fellow cosplayers out there who have any advice?
There are two main types of paint that can be used on faces — creme based and water based. I’ve heard mixed things about alcohol based for faces, so I’d encourage you to do research on that.
Basically, you’ll want to choose a type of paint, and then choose a brand from there. Ben Nye is the most popular for creme paints, and Snazaroo is the most popular for water based, but I personally wouldn’t recommend Snaz. I use Kryolan Aquacolor myself, which is water activated, because it goes on nicely and does not require mixing. I know that other people have had luck with Mehron’s creme sticks, and with their water activated Paradise line, and that people have mixed water activated Wolfe paints.
Personally, I’ve used KAQ and a Ben Nye creme foundation. Between the two, I’d go with the KAQ, but that’s also my personal bias towards water activated. Choose whichever type is best for your needs, and choose a brand from there. If you need help researching into a brand, you can always shoot me a message, and I’ll try to help, even if I haven’t personally used the brand.
I hope that helps! Good luck on your troll paint adventures :]