There’s no need to sweat, either, even as you sweat the details.
The whole idea of cosplay is to pull off a fun illusion. No one expects you to actually become an alien martial arts master, scholarly wizard amputee, or cat with its mind transferred into an android schoolgirl. You just have to look the part.
So while you might be putting a lot of effort into cosplay, there’s no need to put your actual blood, sweat, and tears into it. As a matter of fact, cosplay supply company Assist Wig has a new product that’ll take care of those last two for you.
As its name implies, Assist Wig primarily specializes in cosplay hairpieces, but the company’s catalogue now includes Namida Gel, with namida being the Japanese word for “tears.”
The gel is of thick enough consistency that you can make tears of any size or shape you want. At the same time, it won’t harden or dry out, meaning that you can make repeated fine adjustments after applying it.
Packaged in a 30-gram (1.1-ounce) tube, Namida Gel is hyaluronan-based and won’t leave a residue that would sully the outfit you spent countless hours sewing and assembling. It’s also gentle to the skin and won’t cause irritation, always something to be thankful for in products that’re going to be on your face for an extended period of time while the photographer snaps away.
Not only is Namida Gel perfect for cosplaying as characters dealing with a traumatic past or having a cathartic cry after losing a loved one to Anime Waif Disease Syndrome, it’s also a great choice for fans of the booming hot-athletic-guys-sweat-in-close proximity-to-one-another genre, since the gel is also effective for recreating perspiration.
Namida Gel can be ordered here directly from Assist Wig for 880 yen (US$8). Oh, and if you’re looking to complete the blood, sweat, and tears triumvirate, don’t forget to pick up a tube of their fake hemoglobin while you’re at it.
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