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So I made a list of stuff you will want if you are cosplaying Gamzee.
Here are references!………
Crazy Gamzee references!…………

Hanyaan is the best at this. THE BEST. Watch and learn, then keep reading this list.……
- Gamzee has eyebrows. Use black eyeliner to pencil them in AFTER you finish powdering.

You can get much of this from Stage Makeup Online, which is here:
- Liner brush for lines. derp.…
- Blush brush; this is for the powder so you should get one with good puffitude.…
- Makeup sponges (single lot on this site gets you 8, that is plennnnty)…
- Powder puffs, get a cheap 3-pack or something. Toss them when they get dirty! And speaking of which...
- Ben Nye Neutral Set (translucent powder is key - no color!). USE A LOT OF THIS, and always keep your powder puff totally covered. This sets the color, prevents smudging, and (if you keep your powder puff covered) also does not lift color and put it elsewhere. Reapply every now and then.…
- Final Seal spray.. Use after powder. Reapply every now and then.…
- Ben Nye creme liners: gray x 1, white x 2, steel gray x 1. You may want an additional gray and a white. Those get mixed to make the base skin color.…
- Black eyeliner, for eyebrows and eyeballs.
- Black mascara, apply AFTER you powder.
- White eyeliner optional
- Tooth black-out or fake teeth optional; I use Mehron Tooth FX in Black. Do NOT eat this stuff. Clean it off your teeth before you get food! (toothbrush+paste works)
- Yellow or yellow-orange nail polish optional. This is canon.

- Shirt - Buy from What Pumpkin, or make your own with fabric paint and freezer paper/masking tape stencil. Get a comfortable size, and maybe an undershirt if you need to? I used Tulip Matte Soft fabric paint, in the color Grape, with a cheap brush. Feel free to mix in a dash of the black you may be using for the pants because it is a smidge lighter than the actual shirt design.……
- Pants - You'll want to make these. Here's how I did it:
Get some comfortable black pants, black matte fabric paint, midddle-gray fabric, and iron-on transfers. Cut out your circles (consistent size or variable - make it your own, but be sure you make them circular) and iron-on them to the pants, then fabric-paint the edges of the circles to prevent fraying. Check your references!…
- Shoes - I use purple Converse high-tops. If you want to be really accurate, paint the rubber parts of the shoe to a light gray.

- HORNS HORNS HORNS. I would recommend: Paperclay and paint with acrylics, attach to a headband with Tacky Glue, and finish with a clear matte spraypaint finish. Use a light sculpting material - they need to be light enough that they don't fall off. Model Magic is an unwise choice... There are many ways to do this; I did it by using paper mache around a foam core. Make sure you have a visual reference - I have seen some super dumpy-lookin' horns around, and they aren't that tough to get "almost right." I will not say mine are perfect 'cause they are not.
- Contact lenses if you wear glasses; scleral lenses or yellow contacts if you're dedicated. If you do use contacts, bring contact lens eyedrops and don't forget to use them.
- Wig - I use a New Look Punky in Dark Black (#1) which I styled a lot. I know jack shit about wigs, though, so I can't recommend alternatives. You will want a razor comb maybe? and definitely some hair spray.  And a tutorial on this stuff, because I dunno.…
- WIG CAP. They are cheap and essential; get a black one.

- Bicycle horns - Walmart carries these.…
- Juggling clubs - You can find cheap ones on eBay (I got the 3-pack of red/blue/yellow)
- Wicked elixir (FAYGOOOOO) Gamzee is seen with Redpop and Grape in his hive, but note that Faygo comes in all the colors of the rainbow! (HINT HEMOSPECTRUM HINT WINK NUDGE) Making a Faygo bar for your fellow cosplayers is a cheap and epic way to get some new friends! Bring cups. Lots of cups.
- Sopor slime pie - I have seen this made out of pudding + pie crust, with green food dye. Pretty delicious.

- Smear a bunch of facepaint on yourself. This is obvious. You might want to check a reference from the comic if you're concerned about accuracy.
- Ben Nye purple creme liner, apply with liner brush for his scratches…
- Terezi's glasses. You may want to search the current MSPA Cosplay thread for the best options.……
- Equius' shades. I have seen these made by lining the inside of sunglasses with thin "cracks" of White-Out, which looks quite good.
- Nepeta's hat. You can crochet this! (coming soon) or make it some other way, I dunno
- Warhammer of Zillyhoo, a bow and arrow, or anything else that might be in the Jokerkind specibus (which is anything), and SPEAKING OF WHICH
- Jokerkind strife specibus?

Being a dude, I have never had to do breast-binding. But if you ARE going to do this, do your research so that you can do it safely! I think the following includes some good information, but check your sources.…

Got questions? Did my dumb butt forget something? Leave a comment! I am "kind of helpful" sometimes.
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goddessofadventure Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Student General Artist
That title.
Deserves apple flavored faygo.
TheLittleGingerGirl Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this was really helpful.
eIectraumatic Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awww yyeeaaah Bo)
bekiscool12 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014   Digital Artist
i love the title 
LetricLight Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Amazing, this helps me so much! But one question, why should I not use model magic?
XxKuroXOkamixX Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
I know it's a late reply to your comment on this, but for Gamzee horns, if you notice, they're tall and using model magic would make the horns heavy and a bit difficult to keep on your head. And if they happened to fall they could break .-.
wallymyiguana Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013… i sewed the dots on my pants and i have to say, fabric looks better than paint or iron-on in this case. i used an old t-shirt in the color i wanted. (jacket cuz cold)
N-H-Art Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
looks amazing! btw how did you get your eyes like that? Did you use lenses?
wallymyiguana Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
no, actually i did that with photo editing. i used it to touch up a few spots where my gray was not so gray (my human was showing) and my eyes. everything else is natural 
Pain-is-me Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
: O)
Pain-is-me Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
SOBER Gamzee free icon  GaMzEe ApPrOvEd, MoThErFuCkEr! :O
It-Was-Her Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Could you link some Gamzee Contacts to me? I have a convention coming up in 2 weeks and I'm Contact Broke! D:
Audakita Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Thank you so much for this!
lunarguardiandemon Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Artist
I'm lunarguardiandemon and I approve of this tutorial!:icongamzeeapprovesplz:
kyoto-cat Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*Noise of happy contentment* I now have almost all of my cosplay. Thank you so much! :D
Stella-Akatsuki Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks im cosplayin today as humanstuck genderbent gamzee! wish me luck!!!!!
Magicalteatime Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student General Artist
This tutorial is amazing <3
Blaze44 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
Dude! This has helped me so much, you have know idea. Thanks! : o)
Steevmartuns Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
I used some cheap yellow nailpolish that I forgot the name of, because I was borrowing it. *adds to list*

Good advice on the shades, I am gonna try that method. thanks g doggggggggggg
tellG Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
This is super helpful and thorough, dawg.
I do have one question about what nail color you used, though. Just because dem little details.
Alsoalso if you don't mind me throwing in my two cents: it might also be worth it for anyone making Equius shades to try drawing the cracks with silver Sharpie (did the same trick with my iShades). That way if one doesn't like the way they turn out the first try (or has to use the glasses for something else later) they can be wiped clean with rubbing alcohol. I've never tried white-out so I don't know, that might work better but hooray for alternatives. C:
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