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Zuko Scar video tutorial by Kimba616 Zuko Scar video tutorial by Kimba616
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EDIT- New picture from Fanime before the masquerade! :] Edited my eyes because I had taken my contacts out due to discomfort. -_-''

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The first 5 minutes is basically prepping. Application starts at 5:00

I did Zuko's scar for part of my stage-makeup final last semester and have had a few people ask me how I did it, so here's my tutorial!

don't worry, i'm not saying anything crucial. i'm a girl. i just talk a lot.
get your latex!
this is the fun part! to speed the drying up, you can use a hair dryer.
latex smells bad, so close your eye so the fumes don't get to you.
get your tissue. take a single layer and tear irregular pieces from it, make sure there are no smooth/straight edges.
when the latex is still wet, crumple the tissue and press it into the latex. then put another layer of latex on to and repeat as many times as you need to.
be sure not to get the tissue too close to the sketched line. you'll need that space for blending.
if you plan on re-using the scar, be sure to put more layers of latex on your skin BEFORE you start putting the tissue on.
the thicker it is, the greater chance it will come off in one piece.
cover all the tissue with latex to be sure parts don't peel off when putting makeup on. don't forget the edges!
make sure it's completely dry before you start coloring.
start with the base color, of course.
add darker color closer to your eye.
apply lighter color on top of the ridges and darker color under them. this will make them stand out more.
use browns to blend the scar into your skintone.
not crucial, but use liquid eyeliner on top of your eyelid for a cat-eye look.
NOT SHOWN: use setting powder to prevent the makeup from smearing. i took this off five minutes later, so i didn't do it.
LASTLY: if you plan on reusing the scar, be SURE to powder BOTH sides once it's been removed. otherwise it will stick to itself and be no good.
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adaila Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist
This is by far the best realistic Zuko scar I've seen, and while still holding on to the original design! Fantastic! 
123thenerd123 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
I have a latex allergy is there an alternative?
purpleflowerz Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice Zuko costume but you scars on the wrong side ;D
Sneaky-Snake Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! So realistic yet so dynamic. WAY better than the stinkin' movie's scar, hahaha.

I'm designing a genderbent Zuko to wear for an upcoming con, so this tutorial totally saved my butt! :)
LordHalgor Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Great Tutorial!
ShaneTheBlack Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
what for colours do you have? Love 
TealXUltimate Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student General Artist

If only they used this in the movie. :D


Very, very awesome.

VirusDoctor Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
When applying the liquid latex, do you put something on your eye brows before covering it with liquid latex? A few years ago I applied the latex directly to the eye brows.. well they ripped off and never grew back so now I have retarded eye brows .. :(
Kimba616 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
I'm pretty sure I mentioned it in the video, but yes! You need some kind of lubricant or lotion that you need to completely coat your brows, side burn, or hairline with to prevent it from getting ripped off.
VirusDoctor Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Thank you! I must have missed it in the video.
Shadowmoon8 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Ha this scar is better than the one from the movie! It's really cool!
empressofmelnibone Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
That is the most "frightening" fake scar i've ever seen!!!! I've seen real burn scars before and that makes me shudder. Love the eyes.
asti-friend Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man that looks sooo much better than the "wound" of the movie "the last airbender"
You should have worked at the set, really
x--BloodyRose--x Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Just what I need now. XD
Thanks for giving those explenations,. :)
TheFrozenDeath Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Friggin' perfect. They should've hired YOU to do the movie makeup.
Brittjuhh Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
You're better than the film make-up. The film, The Last Airbender, sucked!
RachelJourneyT8 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
redroses4life Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
This one is so much better than the one in de movies, and they had stylists who went to school for it and shit for the movie.
MathiasKaizer Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Tutorial! Before i try it out, can you still move around your eyebrow and that half of your face? I tend to overuse my expressions and i dont want to crack it or break it somehow. ahah thanks
Kimba616 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Yes, latex is very flexible! The only thing I ever had issues with was sweat towards the end of the day.
MathiasKaizer Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great, thanks! Do you have any ideas to help out with the sweat that I could take in a bag to fix anything up? Incase anything goes terribly wrong and my scar drops off or something. Ahaha
Kimba616 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
I am a very sweaty person, it's kind of gross, but I've never had an issue of it fully falling off. It'll just start getting loose around the eyebrow and temple area. If anything, it helps get it off at the end of the day. LOL
MathiasKaizer Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahaha okay, thank you again c:
A-Nola Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
your scar was waaaaaaay better than movie one.
Deikus-is-hellbound Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I cant wait to try this out! Thanks so much!
AndarielleHime Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a very good job. I'm fascinated and the scar looks so real... :heart:
ixhaku Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
<333 using this for my zuko cosplay.
MuffinOfLife Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
is that your natural eye colour???
Charmmaker00 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
It's contacts
But in cases people can have that color.
savannagrey Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just watched the tutorial video, awesome! This looks really great and I can't offer anything besides praise, sorry! A stage makeup class sounds so interesting. Are you getting a theater degree?
Kimba616 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
I was just taking the class for fun, I can't really see myself in theater. xD
savannagrey Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds like a fun class! I could see myself doing that for fun!
LovelyLeoLady Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow someone should have given this tutorial to the makeup artists for The Last Airbender (worst movie ever).
Love this by the way. Amazing
randomgirl1298 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Someone needs to make a thumbs up feature on deviantart.
Baybayshushi Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for making a tutorial! This will be so helpful when I get a chance to cosplay Zuko :) And it gives me a better idea of how to do other kinds of scars.
Good work and thanks again! <3 It looks amazing.
Otori2-2 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I couldnt hear you on the video (my computer sucks and echoes every sound -.-) What color wheels did you use for this?
Kimba616 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
CK-4 Bruise & Abrasions, TK-1 Cream Kit fair light-medium. I pretty much only use the TK-1 wheel now.
yunasei Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! Very cool! ^^
NormanWong Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
someone call 911...she's hurt...oh it's just makeup.

checkers2 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Student General Artist
this is amazing!! thank you so much for making this tutorial :)
Ethereal-Glutton Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
freakin fantastic! i am blown away by this perfect scar. watching your skills grow over the years has been a joy! :)
Kimba616 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Thank you so much! : D Will you be attending SDCC again this year? If so, I hope we come across each other at some point!
Ethereal-Glutton Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
i will be there! there will be a fan gathering at 11am in the Santa Rosa room that will have two guests that some of us have never spoken to. we are also trying to get a cosplay meet up around 12:30, but some fans *MAY* need to get in line for another something special instead ;)
Kimba616 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Has the program schedule been posted yet, or do you know something that the rest of us don't? lol Either way I'm excited for this year! It'll be a bit complicated to take it on Amtrak with me, but I look forward to wearing my Zuko costume all over the place. lol
Ethereal-Glutton Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
the word on the street is there will be some really awesome Avatar Universe related happenings :) :wink: you are gonna blow people away with your zuko!!
Kimba616 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Ooooh I'm so excited to find out what it is. :D
UchihaSae Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Man! This is awesome! I wish I could do this for John. >< He's being Fire Lord Zuko this year.
Kimba616 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
It's really easy. :]
UchihaSae Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
I think I'll try it out during AX. Or, maybe you can help me when I'm preparing john!
Kimba616 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
I wouldn't mind! :] Just make sure he's not allergic to latex. lol
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