Recent happeningsHaha I really haven't kept up well with deviantART lately lol....Recent happenings2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I got super sick after Boston Comic Con and then it was a mad dash to finish costumes for Dragoncon... now I have a few days to recover before I head off to Germany for Connichi and to visit my parents.
Here are some things of note that you should check out:
If you have been watching Heroes of Cosplay, read this review about the series: Comics Alliance watched the show carefully and thoughtfully and care a lot about the Cosplay community. See what they had to say: http://comicsalliance.com/heroes-cosplay-syfy-review-commentary-video-criticism/
I wrote a general post about cosplay that will hopefully help some peeps who have been struggling with things:
I also made a funny video with my friend Jessica about cosplay:
A Modern Day Fairy GodmotherA Modern Day Fairy Godmother4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
the lilac wood by Lillyxandra
There’s a hint of fairy dust in the air at the Firefly Path workshop where JoEllen Elam (Lillyxandra) brings her fairytale costume creations to life.
Weaving her magic through every piece of the enchanting princess gowns and fantastical fairie wears she creates, JoEllen is here to show that Cinderella isn’t the only one with a fairy godmother. Armed with only a love for cosplaying, a passion for costuming and a can—do attitude, this self taught costume designer beg
More New Cosplays!:iconcherry-blossom-bliss: and I have been having a hard time picking out cosplays for Otakuthon. We've been throwing around ideas for a long time, but we have not been able to decide on any official plans as of yet, which is unusual for us. Our Anime North cosplays are picked out easily a year in advance.More New Cosplays!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But we have been having so many issues picking out cosplays for Otakuthon.
But we confirmed one cosplay tonight!
:iconcherry-blossom-bliss: is cosplaying as Serah Farron from FFXIII-2 for Anime North this year and would like to bring Serah to Otakuthon (especially with all the effort she is going to be putting into making the cosplay and the bow) so I have decided to cosplay as Noel Kreiss for Otakuthon.
We have decided that this shall be our Saturday cosplay.
I'm pretty excited about it. I've already ordered my wig and we are planning how we are going to make the sword. Found some great photos on DA of how others made theirs, so it's been a great help. Though we don't plan to touch
Devious Journal EntrySlow update is slow.Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
COSMANIA IS OVER! WHEEE~ I had too much fun at the event. Love the spirit they have for cosplay there and wishing that we will , one day, have a similar culture back here in Singapore. Q.Q Alright, so all the way from the beginning.
So, one fine day, :iconjesuke: hubby came and asked me if I would like to go to Philippines with her for a cosplay event, and it took me really long to decide whether to go because it would clash with school, but I went in the end (even though I had to miss class in the end too ). :iconviospace: and :iconbiomonkz: came with us on the trip too and made it REALLY crazy.
And as if the 4 of us ain't crazy enough, our hosts from Philippines, Zen, Jewel, Charmie and the whole gang of people, are such a crazy and hyper gang of people. *_______________* You can imagine the days literally filled with BL, laughter and sugar. Well, BL came from :iconviospace: but let's just leave it as it is.
We arrived on Friday night and waited for Reika an
I Do Take Commissions!!Hi everyone! I have been getting lots of PM's about whether I take commissions, well the truth is, I do!!I Do Take Commissions!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I can do most costume/prop/wig commissions you send to me! You can check out some of my work here (mainly personal stuff) or you can check out my fan-page on facebook: www.facebook.com/GNBCosplay
If you are interested, please send me an email with the following info:
Name of character & series
Pictures or links to photos of the character you want
Your Zip code (to calculate shipping)
Your estimated clothing size
The date you want to have the costume by
~If you don't have a date in mind, that's ok, most of my commissions take 2 months because of my busy schedule!!! So book early!
Any additional notes.
~For example: you want the fabric color to be light blue, not dark blue... etc...
Any other questions feel free to let me know!
BTW quotes are free! And in no way binding you to a contract or anything silly like that.
If you decide to move ahead with the commission I will need a deposi
OMG - WIP - LOOKhttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=440934016020367&l=e1324b24f2 I am like... so happy with this. OMG. Guys, please take a look at the WIP and tell me what you think! :iconblushingplz:OMG - WIP - LOOK2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've tried out a bunch of new things in PS that I cannot believe I've never known about until now. Seriously. Not to mention this is so friggin fun to work with. Watching other people paint really pays off. :iconamgplz:
Cosplay Tutorials CollectionCosplay tutorials are among the most fascinating I've found in DA, full of inspiration and secrets that make you want to try them, even if you've never cosplayed before. I took a good look around and tried to put together the best collection that I could, so please feel free to browse all of these and try them! Let these artist know how awesome and generous they are for their hard workCosplay Tutorials Collection2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This article was written for ArtHistoryProject, please don't forget to visit the project and also join the nail art contest we put together.
Knight of Time Cape: Tutorial by HABanime Ruffle Skirt Tutorial by eirenealetheia Sailor Fuku Cosplay Tutorial by SparklePipsi
Feathered Wings Tutorial by Kudrel-Cosplay Steampunk Goggles: A Tutorial by FenrisDesigns Fantasy Film Wing Tutorial by Flying-Fox Tutorial: Cosplay Jewel-Making by cafe-lalonde Foam Board Weapon Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay Vinyl and Craft Foam Armor Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay Link Cosplay hat tutorial by Eressea-sama Cid Highwind Spear Tutorial 1 by gerodere Craft foam tutorial by PxScosplay
Cosplay Friday: Legend of KorraCosplay Friday: Legend of Korra2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: You Gotta
Deal With It!
Fire Ferrets 3 Korra Mako and Bolin
The Legend Of Korra
Fans sadly bid adieu to the The Legend of Korra series as its run on Nickelodeon came to a close this past December. A sequel to the popular Avatar: The Last Airbender, the series takes place 70 years after Avatar and follows 17 year old Korra as she tries to master the last element needed to become a full Avatar.
Devious Journal Entry*FIRST FEATURE OF 2013*Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Visions to behold # 4
The artists featured here have been listed in no particular order
Love you all :iconflyingheartsplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :iconflyingheartsplz:
:iconNebelelfeNaemy: :iconJ-u-d-a-s: :iconchryssalis: :iconperoni68:Arachnophobia therapy by peroni68The Bride by peroni68 :iconSweediesArt:Silence by SweediesArtConnected by SweediesArtDangerous by SweediesArt :iconj3ff3rson::thumb324773021::thumb347852171::thumb340095644: :iconBiBiARTs:Touch Of Color by BiBiARTsWinter Queen by BiBiARTsLost In Thought by BiBiARTs :iconZak05::thumb347013397::thumb343940611::thumb345344728: :iconIdeasplayer:Choices by IdeasplayerSet the night on fire by IdeasplayerFrozen Beauty by Ideasplayer :iconPND21::thumb347422946::thumb314419093::thumb341000950: :iconVillenueve:Eternally Yours... by VillenueveLilith Rising... by VillenueveAs she slowly returns to life... by Villenueve :iconkleanthis:Apognosis by kleanthismeeting by kleanthismelody by kleanthis :iconhalcyonshores::thumb328077094::thum
Poster Sale and Anime Central next!Aaaah, things are mad dash crazy over here, I'm neglecting this journal!Poster Sale and Anime Central next!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have a Poster Sale happening right now until the end of the month! Just a couple of days left!
I'll be glad to sign any of these 11x17 inch posters and I ship worldwide! If you grab 4 posters, the 5th is free!
Store link: http://yayahan.bigcartel.com
I'll also be at Anime Central May 17th - 19th next! Come see me at booth 1018 - 1020 in the Exhibitor Hall, I'll be signing all weekend and cosplaying as well!
'Die Cis Scum', and my views on itSo, a while back, this one transgirl posted a pic of herself with Die Cis Scum tattooed on her arm. It was on either Tumblr or some fetish site-don't remember which. I know that the picture eventually got onto a fetish site, and was taken down as 'hate speech'-even though 660 people listed 'shemale' as a fetish and got absolutely no shit at all-but I don't think it was there first.'Die Cis Scum', and my views on it3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, around the same time, the same transgirl (well, I'm assuming transgirl...the pictures could've been of a rather masculine-faced and feminine-haired transguy, but I doubt it) wrote this article on Tranarchism: http://tranarchism.com/2011/11/21/guest-post-die-cis-scum/
(Note: it wasn't written by the transguy whose name it was published under.)
As usual whenever anything happens involving trans people, Tumblr went wild, whether supporting it or telling trans people to not do it because they didn't like it when people did it to them.
Here's my views on the whole thing.
I wholeheartedly, 100% support it
Devious Journal Entryso..um...yeah...Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
um... more coghhgfjgj........kay...had to pick up my jaw... as i said more cosplay. this time from
she doesnt post her cosplaying here but does on imgur....which was quite a challenge for interwebz dumb me to link XD
also you can find her gallery here
anyways... here is a crazy dedicated marion cosplay, both amazing from visual cues, to the attention to details of binding used in the comic....so yeah... i was floored....and of course beautiful framing, composition , and use of a camera..which i cant use to save my own life... i will be perfectly honest. nothing shows love fore the creation like a cosplay to me...it takes personal initiative, effort and courage...and i am very much grateful.
i'll have to figure out some sort of a gift for my fan community.. prolly s
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin
Do you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?
If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics.
This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.
For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format.
First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditi
I got tagged (agian)1. If you could have one person, any person, as your love, who would it be? Jonathan CraneI got tagged (agian)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
2. Who are your two favorite singers? Vic Mignogna and selena gomez
3. Do you like your drinks hot or cold? hot
4. What's the craziest thing you've ever said? holy shark farts
5. Who is your favorite hero? batman
6. What was the last costume you wore? slytherin hogwarts student
7.Who is your favorite villain? jeff the killer
8. Do you like metal or rock music more? metal
9. What is your favorite TV show? the devil may cry
10. Do you like fruity drinks or other flavors? peach tea!
I now tag :iconPainted--Jester: :iconPlaygirlDummie: :iconDanielGarzee: :iconNumarDarkWhisper:
Super-Bowl MadnessWell I just got home from the super bowl party at my church. I played volley ball in the gym, ate pizza, cookies, pigs in a blanket and drank pop. I all so got to see some of my old friends that I haven't seen since I left my old school. it was really fun but I started to fell sick during half time so I went home.Super-Bowl Madness2 years ago in Personal More Like This
HEY! tell me witch team you want to win in the comments below.
Mesti Datang! The HobbyCon 2013 Experience!Earlier this year, my friends and I were invited to be overseas guests for HobbyCon in Sabah, Malaysia.Mesti Datang! The HobbyCon 2013 Experience!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Time flew by very fast, and before we knew it...
Our first day was spent doing a lot of eating, thanks to our guide Alyssa I will justify it as us fueling up for an action-packed weekend! We tried nasi lemak for the first time (LOVED IT), had some shaved ice desserts after, then a big dinner of clay pot rice, stir-fry noodles with clams, really tasty chicken wings, etc. and THEN we still raided Pick N' Pay for our midnight snacks because we love convenience stores and we wanted to try things we don't have in Manila.
We planned our cosplays ahead with Team Kachang Puteh, the guests from Singapore. Our theme for the first day of HobbyCon was Shingeki no Kyojin!
:iconmerkymerx: Miguel - Eren Jaeger
:iconbehindinfinity: Jin - Mikasa Ackerman
:iconweakman: Dom - Jean Kirschtein
:iconkitska: Kitska - Levi
:icondorkodile: Tessie - Hanji Zo
Post HobbyCon 2012Just came back from Kota Kinabalu today. I was there over the weekend for HobbyCon, was invited there together with Kitska to help judge for their cosplay competitions. (So for those of you who were at EOY and L2P and wondering where I was, there you have your answer.)Post HobbyCon 20122 years ago in Personal More Like This
The event was rather small, compared to what we are used to over here in Singapore, but it was fun and passionate all the same. Julian and his team put in an impressive amount of effort to pull this event together year after year, and I really have to salute them for the work and dedication that they show. Granted, neither Kitska and I were proposed to this time, and nobody were sending us off at the airport with teary eyes (that's a story for another day), but the event was fun all the same, (Got flowers though, from a couple of guys, and little swoons and sighs from the girls. ^_^)
We were hoping for more entries for the competition though, but nevertheless, the standard was reasonably high. Kits and I did ha
Cosplay photo blog for ToyCon 2013!ToyCon 2013!Cosplay photo blog for ToyCon 2013!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So we went to Toycon last Saturday and as usual I... didn't really get to take pictures of toys and stuff. It was so crowded around the merchandise hall that I couldn't stop and take photos because people were constantly threading through and shoving. It was like a river of people with an actual current, hahah! Sometimes I'd find a friend to chat with but we'd eventually be pulled apart by the tide, it was kind of funny.
I wanted to wear something simple and comfortable so I posted on my Facebook that I would wear my old Ichigo cosplay in his Karakura High uniform. The Bleach manga is so crazy now that it just made me miss the days when Bleach was simple.
I think this is the last decent picture of myself that I have wearing this, and it was taken ages ago.
And here it is on me again, with a new wig, better contact lenses, better wig styling and cosplay makeup skills (somewhat), and Kon plush that was give
Custom Order Update + Review: A&R Cosplay LensCustom Orders OpenCustom Order Update + Review: A&R Cosplay Lens3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since there is a number of you that commented to say they liked the lenses but:
1. Need a higher prescription (-6.00 to -10.00)
2. Need lenses of mismatched prescriptions (ex. left eye -3.75 right eye -4.50)
3. Require prescriptions that are of +.25 steps. (ex. -1.25, -2.75 etc)
I thought I should let you know that you can now make custom orders for them over here http://www.aliceandrabbitshop.com/customorders.htm
There are new lens models up for order too! And as always, if you have any questions or inquiries, don't be afraid to write to my friends at Alice and Rabbit's Shop using their contact form http://www.aliceandrabbitshop.com/contactus.htm They're very nice and accommodating!
Non-graded Cosplay Lenses Available + Special Deal
My friends at Alice & Rabbit wanted to share the news that non-graded (as well as graded still)
BODY ARTWelcome to another installment of my weekly gallery features. This week we dive into Body Art. Before we continue, I must warn that some images may contain mild nudity (nipples at most). Also, please keep an open mind and remain respectful.BODY ART3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What is the History of Body Art?
:iconjzino: Long before recorded history, Man desired to express himself.The same pigments collected for cave painting would become the earliest body paints. Charcoal, Ochre, and Malachite were pulverized and kept in hollow seashells for the sake of art...
As we've learned in our previous articles, people view the definition of their art in different ways. Body Art varies slightly, but over all most of the definitions have been along similar lines. Here are some of my favorite responses:
How would you define Body Art?
:iconjzino: Body Art is uniquely human, it is the most primitive f
Celebrate deviantART's 12th Birthday!It's our 12th Birthday!Celebrate deviantART's 12th Birthday!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Posted August 7th, 2012 by $Ayame-Kenoshi
Today, August 7th, 2012, marks 12 years since deviantART's creation - aka, it's our 12th birthday! In the last 12 years, we, as a community, have grown by leaps and bounds, fostered creative thought and dialogue, and submitted a lot of artwork - over 220 million deviations. It's with great honor and pleasure that we invite you to party with us as we toast to another devious year of art!
Introducing the First Ever Creative Grants Recipients!
On May 1, 2012, deviantART introduced the Creative Grants program - a source of funding allowing artists to make creative dreams a reality. We're pleased to announce the first cycle of funding has ended, and from the over 500 applicat
Non-Toxic is Not MakeupThus begins a diatribe on safety and education in the world of makeup and special effects. Many products, including many non-toxic products, are not necessarily safe for use on the body. Many products that can be safely used on small areas of the body are not necessarily safe for full-body use. This article will begin and lead into a series designed to help inform and educate makeup artists, bodypainters, photographers, and models. The goal is to help artists make informed choices and avoid making unsafe assumptions in choosing what products are safe to apply to a models body!Non-Toxic is Not Makeup6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In an internet-educated, figure-it-out-for-yourself, whatever-goes world of contemporary makeup and special effects, it is easier than ever to find bad, misleading or downright dangerous information spewed out right alongside accurate, well-founded information. Internet is the operative word here, because an eager audience
The Peanuts RevolutionThe Peanuts Revolution5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Peanuts Revolution
Snoopy by fubango
Charles M. SCHULZ & Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown and Snoopy
Peanuts was the King of the Newspaper Comic Strips, its 17,879 4-panel strips running from 1950 until the death of the author/illustrator/creator Charles M. Schulz in 2000. Along the
Todays been crazyToday I was wierd and awsome! To start the day off my sister and I got in a fight. I felt like crap after that. After school I just sat in my room and knit. After a wile Zoe and I made up. Around 3:00 We went to the library and found tons of awsome anime & manga :iconsuperhappyplz:Todays been crazy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
At around 5:40 my mom left for work (She works the night shift). I finaly finished watching Elfen Lied! It had such a bitter sweet ending I almost cryed at the scene with Mariko and her father Mr Kurama. :iconsupersadplz:
Well I hope every one had a good day too!
Zoe- :iconbluerface: Sarah-:iconcheetahscar: