Team Kakashi invades Photoworld Asia 2008! + Art!Do you have a question for us?
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Added a new section of pictures from Photoworld Asia, taken by Kat moonlightflight! Hope our dorky antics cheer you up somehow! And I'm really sorry it's taking me so long to respond to comments and notes! Been unbelievably busy! I'll get to them soon!
Aaand I should be studying or sleeping right now but Miguel :iconmerkymerx: posted new artwork and I just HAD to feature it here. Flippin' amazing. I was floored.
Miguel, you're my best friend and all, but sometimes I just gotta hate you.
:iconnekozumi: Nekozumi does it again!
How will we ever thank you for the honor of having your adorable artwork dedicated to us???
Sorry I ke
WHAT TIME IS IT? AAAADVENTURE TIME COSPLAY ...TIMEAdventure Time cosplay at Fantasy Quest 2WHAT TIME IS IT? AAAADVENTURE TIME COSPLAY ...TIME2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A couple of weeks ago, we attended an event called Fantasy Quest 2. (The very first Fantasy Quest was when we cosplayed Harry Potter characters.)
It was a pretty special day for us because four years ago, we had our first shoot and bonding day with Ysabel SavingSunlight at the venue, Fernwood Gardens.
We've been really into Adventure Time, so many months ago we decided we'd do AT cosplay, and that Fantasy Quest would be a fun opportunity to do so. It feels weird how we had been looking forward to this event for ages, and now it's over!
some were taken by me and my friends using my camera
photographer friends on dA :iconjrjs: :iconz3llll: :iconnikocruz: :iconroxwindy:
others were from Facebook friends who tagged me
FANIME CON 2008 REPORT (Part 1)I don't even know how I'm going to write a decent introduction for this but let me say that OH MAN WE HAD SUCH A GREAT TIME AT FANIME I HOPE WE CAN GO BACK! And... I TOLD YOU I WAS SHORT! Also, this entry is going to be really loooooooong. And this is just the first installation!FANIME CON 2008 REPORT (Part 1)6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry I couldn't update sooner! I've been wanting to make this post since right after Fanime but after that I spent a couple of days catching up on sleep and going around San Francisco, then it was time to fly off to Maryland to visit my cousins who dragged me over to New York right after I got there. Now we're back in Maryland, and I can have my quiet time.
I was actually feeling kinda down right before we left. I'm just very sentimental when it comes to departures, I guess. Ever since vacation started, I spent a lot of time with my friends, and I couldn't help thinking about how much I'd miss them while I was on the other side of the world.
While waiting in the airport, I took pictures to kill
A Happy Holiday Journal EntryThank youA Happy Holiday Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm still a bit overwhelmed by the responses to my previous journal entry, but I will do my best to make proper replies to some of you soon. But to everyone Thank you all for constantly giving me reasons to be grateful.
I've got a bit of free time today before another Christmas party so I thought I'd post a holiday journal with miscellaneous moments from the past month or so. Thank you so much to Miss-It-Girl for extending my subscription so I can keep sharing these photos with you guys!
The holiday decor at home was a joy to look at and photograph.
I enjoyed the added details of these swirly twigs that make me think of Tim Burton landscapes.
After all these years, the sight of sparkling lights and shiny Christmas ornaments and even the smell of tinsel and synthetic trees gets me in the mood fo
Cosplay photo blog for ToyCon 2013!ToyCon 2013!Cosplay photo blog for ToyCon 2013!1 year 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
Reviving my journal with some photo posts!Boy, do I have a ton of events and shoots I have yet to write about! The past few months have been such a big (wonderful) whirlwind of stuff that I really haven't been able to just sit down and sort out my photos and thoughts the way I want to.Reviving my journal with some photo posts!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
That's why I've been severely lacking in updates over here, but my Facebook page, Tumblr and Twitter have been getting a fair bit of action. I feel like on those sites I can just thought vomit and blurt things out.
This page though has significant sentimental value to me because it was the starting point for so many things. I wouldn't even know where to begin. So it's rather special to me and I feel like I should put a little more thought into my posts here. I've kind of been overdoing it though! So now I'll share some of the posts I've been making on my other sites, to get my writing rhythm bac
SO MUCH BROMANCE, EVEN NARUTO CAN'T BELIEVE ITKonoha Gakuen PhotoshootSO MUCH BROMANCE, EVEN NARUTO CAN'T BELIEVE IT6 years ago in Personal More Like This
We loved both the Shippu! Konoha Gakuen Den omake episode and the Michi ending (which we hope to do a proper recreation of when more characters are ready) so we really looked forward to having a shoot based on them. After several days of rainy weather, the sun shone brightly for us that day. I think everyone had fun speculating coming up with situations for that alternate Naruto universe, as well as revisiting our own high school memories.
And a new ID!
You might see more from us when we're not quite so busy. Everyone's currently doing a lot in preparation for Lights Out Convention. If you're going, please drop by our table even just to say hi.
5th Lights Out: Five Years of Fantasy
September 6, 2008
Ikeda Hall/Balay Kalinaw (next to Ilang-Ilang Residence Hall),
University of the Philippines Diliman Campus, Quezon City
Festivities will start at 1:
Jin Attempts To Explain Cosplay Photography As requested by many of you, I've submitted this guide as a dA news article. Here is the link. I'm happy this proved to be useful for a lot of you guys! It's the least I can do to give a little something back for your appreciation of our work. Thank you!Jin Attempts To Explain Cosplay Photography6 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, let me warn you that by the end of this journal entry, you may find yourself sick of my face. (If you aren't already.) I'll be using mostly myself as an example for the things I'm going to discuss, because I'm the only person I can poke fun at without restrictions.
I get asked a lot of questions about these cosplay photos that most of you have come to know me for. Sometimes it's about the techniques we use, requests for tips and advice for other people who want to do something similar. Other times, the comments come from people who aren't familiar with cosplay, but are curious about it and are interested to know more. So I thought of making this li
Mulan & PotC Photoshoot + Clinique PaintingDisney Cosplay Shoot!Mulan & PotC Photoshoot + Clinique Painting2 years ago in Personal More Like This
These pictures were from June last year I'M SORRYYYYY
First time we wore our our Disney cosplays was for Toycon 2011:
The weekend after, a few of us got together to do a studio shoot because we were just excited, and I wanted to finally try out a pseudo movie poster photo treatment for cosplay photos. It was definitely a challenge. But it made me really happy to show my friends how the final images turned out.
Test shot on Miguel merkymerx before he wore his Jack wig
Erving taking a REFLECTION SELF-PORTRAIT FACEBOOK DISPLAY PIC stlye photo halfway through putting on his Shan Yu costume
This is what the setup was for merkymerx Miguel's Captain Jack portrait. I edited the rope in. He was actually holding this stick held up by Dom Weakman. I made sure his pose was right, and that all the details were arranged and lit up properly while Erving adjusted the light settings a
Two bags worth checking out! (and boys in skirts)Hello! In this entry, I'll be talking about a couple of bags that might interest you guys. One is a camera bag for you photography enthusiasts, and the other is a Japanese schoolbag-inspired backpack for charity.Two bags worth checking out! (and boys in skirts)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've got another long-overdue cosplay-related journal entry coming up in a bit!
dA PRO Camera Bag
This is a rather late review, but better late than never! This has been my camera bag for a while the dA PRO Camera Bag.
I find it just the right size to carry my essentials, without being too bulky. A lot of my camera-wielding friends with too-large backpacks have repeatedly expressed their envy. Those straps on the front are for carrying tripods. They're removable if you don't need them.
Rubber dA logo on the back.
And here's how it looks when opened. What I've got in there currently is my camera, extra lens, LED camera light panel, charger, USB cord, extra battery, extra memory ca
The Host Club is now open! (updated)Ouran High School Host ClubThe Host Club is now open! (updated)6 years ago in Personal More Like This
We recently had an Ouran High School Host Club photoshoot, organized by Cyfliq. It started out as a Honey-sempai & Mori pictorial for Ysabel Ken-chan-Byakushi and Kune kunebitt, and she invited the rest of us to come hang out during the shoot. We said we'd be glad to help out with taking pictures and anything else, and later figured that we could join in as characters as well. The rest of us didn't have a lot of time to prepare their uniforms so we just used casual clothes we already had. So yeah, sorry about the outfit and wig inconsistencies for now. This was just closet cosplay for a lot of us, haha.
That day was a lot of fun but we're also looking forward to the second Ouran shoot with a slightly different cast and proper costumes. Hopefully we get to do more than the usual school uniforms since the Host Club cosplays as well.
:iconouranhostplz: Aya as Tamaki Suou (no DA account)
Animated GIFs + video of our Ozine Fest adventuresVideo footage from last weekend's con, filmed by our very talented friend Resh Haydee / Reskiy! I usually share pictures, but I think his videos make you feel all the more like you were there.Animated GIFs + video of our Ozine Fest adventures2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Click here to watch on Vimeo)
To give you a little preview of just some of the things you'll see in the video:
1. I am unable to keep a serious face for too long
2. Melo BallistaShark shopping for furry ears
3. Batman taking pictures with the Batcam, and posing with pirates
5. Chinese Good Luck Cat pose
6. Nothing wrong with a little bromance cuddle
7. Ysabel SavingSunlight as Taiga in her angel costume, and Bok Somemaskedude as Ryuuji from Toradora
8. Too much adorables
1. Persona 4 teammates walking
2. Youthful Dinner!
3. A good bro helps a bro fix his hair
4. Kat moonlightflight being... Kat
5-6. Persona 4 tra
Ciel and Sebastian Photoshoot Outtakes!Finally! After several months of delay! Man, where has the time gone?Ciel and Sebastian Photoshoot Outtakes!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) Cosplay Photos
I've still got a few more to post! My friends and I found ourselves really busy in the past months, so I just barely managed to find time to pick this photo series up again. Oh man, it was so great just looking through the photos from that dhurtay again.
About the location
A lot of you have been asking about the location, and I apologize but the activity organizers and property owner have advised us not to disclose that information. I hope it suffices to say it is not really a place for simply doing photoshoots, and we were just very fortunate to be invited. The place is private property reserved for special occasions. On a normal basis, people cannot just walk in there or take pictures without an appoint
Bleach Casual Photoshoot & omake + THANKS! Last edit! Sorry I'm cramming everything into this one journal entry. Just wanted to keep everything about this shoot in a single post.Bleach Casual Photoshoot & omake + THANKS!7 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry about the nth edit. I fixed up a lot of the text. It seems my brain wasn't functioning as well as I thought when I first wrote this journal entry. (I'm not entirely sure it's performing very well right now also.) Added a few more omake pics - they just deserve to be shared. Oh, and check out our spanking new matching Bleach avatars! Hahaha! Such geeks are we.
Okay, first of all...
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Bleach Casual Photoshoot
Saturday was the BEST DAY EVER. Okay, well, every day with these guys are always BEST DAY EVERs.
For a late celebration of my birthday, my friends (known to some of you
BROMANCE, THE SEQUELLights Out Convention 2008BROMANCE, THE SEQUEL6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Last Saturday, I attended my first yaoi convention. It certainly was... interesting. Given the nature of the event, we dressed up accordingly by going as fanon yaoi pairs.
photo from Thea theadeleon
The obvious choice for me :iconbehindinfinity: and Miguel :iconmerkymerx: was NaruSasu/SasuNaru (whichever you prefer).
We've been abusing the Shippuuden costumes for a while now so we did the ronin versions from the Broken Youth ending.
photo from twilight-tigerwolf13
Yeah, the ending animation with the line, "Dakara... Please kiss me, please kiss me all night..." Err... Well, it WAS a yaoi con after all.
Let me just say that it was really breezy walking around in next to nothing but a robe. I actually should have left the top more open to show the bandages around the waist part as seen in the ending animation (linked above) but I should probably add clips and hooks on other parts of the
Fairy Tail & xxxHolic cosplay + HP tomfooleryDay 1 PostFairy Tail & xxxHolic cosplay + HP tomfoolery3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Read about Day 1 over here!
Toycon 2011 (Day 2)
June 19, 2011
Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall
Day 2 report! It started out at our friend's place like the day before. We helped each other dress and fix up.
Over here Miguel merkymerx, me and Myk had teamed up to fix Karl's hair for Phoenix Wright cosplay.
This is Melo BallistaShark as the Davey Jones to Miguel's Captain Jack.
He also answers to the name Corporate Cthulu.
IT WAS RAINING OUTSIDE AND THIS KITTEN WENT UP TO THE DOORWAY AND GAH JUST LOOK AT IT
WHAT IS THIS SORCERY, CAT
We couldn't bear to make it go out in the rain!
These are just two of the 120381029 photos we took of it. Gaaaah.
Another team-up to do Jayem's Fairy Tail emblem for his Gray Fullbuster cosplay.
It's lacking a little something, don't you think?
There we go. Lovely.
AAAAA DON'T KILL ME YOU GUYSSSS
Well. This is... interesting.
Sooomeone's [coughBallistaSharkcough] enjoying
Picture-heavy Toycon Day 1 Report! Disney cosplay!Toycon 2011 (Day 1)Picture-heavy Toycon Day 1 Report! Disney cosplay!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's my usual (ang getting increasingly late) report about the cons we attend!
We went as a Disney group last Toycon! And I just realized we don't have a decent complete group shot. That's okay I guess because it's definitely not the last time we'll be wearing the costumes, and we all had things we wanted to improve. We have a habit of doing that with new cosplays wear them to a con and observe pictures from it after to see what looked wrong or felt uncomfortable about the costumes or wigs or makeup. It's helpful! Some of our friends were also unable to join us for Toycon so we'll definitely be doing this again.
Most of the photos are from my camera but I borrowed some from friends and albums we were tagged in.
LET'S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS-
So we saw this store, and we needed to take a photo in front of it for obvious reasons So there's Dom :iconweakman: as Captain Li Shang, myself :iconbehindinfinity: as Ping, and Bok as Ling from
We present our first attempt at video!We're venturing (clumsily) into another medium! Video! Here it is!We present our first attempt at video!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Killjoys, Make Some Noise!
Click here to watch the video!
I know there's room for much improvement, but we're quite happy with it for our first piece of video work! I actually picked up After Effects for the first time just to be able to edit this video to fix the colors and add the text and lasers and stuff. It was fun!
Happy anniversary, Danger Days! On November 22, 2010 My Chemical Romance introduced the world of the fabulous killjoys. One year later, we're still here singing it to the world in our own way!
Some background info
For those of you who aren't familiar with this usage of the term killjoys it's based on the My Chemical Romance album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. A description that was given on
ToyCon 2009 Pictures! (UPDATE: And videos, too!)ToyCon 2009 ReportToyCon 2009 Pictures! (UPDATE: And videos, too!)5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Last Saturday was the first day of the Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2009. ToyCon was the first con we started going to regularly, so it's kind of been a tradition among us friends to attend.
Kat moonlightflight, China snowpeachdrop, Miguel merkymerx, Ysabel and I wore our Rurouni Kenshin costumes, and we were all very happy that JM angrylittleboy was able to come hang out with us. He's our favorite Saitou. Charmie yaoiangel14 showed her love for Macross in the new Sheryl Nome outfit she made. I think it's my favorite of all her work. Dom Weakman, Rayson sinag-araw and EJ Dinkyass were in crack cosplay again, as you will see better later on.
photo by Travis sirtravis
Rurouni Kenshin group! And friends!
Also uploaded by Travis here: http://sirtravis.deviantart.com/art/ToyCon-RK-Group-126484469
JM angrylittleboy as Saitou Hajime
Harry Potter cosplay tomfoolery at Fantasy QuestFantasy Quest 2011Harry Potter cosplay tomfoolery at Fantasy Quest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Many, many months ago last July (that's how late this entry is) a cosplay event was held in the most beautiful location that the local cosplay community has ever seen. Fernbrook Gardens the wedding & events destination which you might recognize from our Kuroshitsuji http://behindinfinity.deviantart.com/gallery/29228688 and Harry Potter cosplay photoshoots http://behindinfinity.deviantart.com/gallery/31767781
It was around that time that the world was getting ready for the final Harry Potter movie, so my friends and I decided that perhaps it was about time to push through with our plans to cosplay Harry Potter characters. Parts of Fernbrook Gardens also looked like Hogwarts so we figured it would be appropriate.
Photos are from my friends, some from albums I was tagged in on Facebook, and some from my own camera.
Here I am with most of my friends that I went to the event with, along with Arnel akagii2004 whom we met that day as he was
Bleach Omake II: Bleach On Ice + Fanime 2008Bleach Casual PhotoshootBleach Omake II: Bleach On Ice + Fanime 20087 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bleach artbook-inspired casual photoshoot. A tribute to Kubo Tite and his illustrations from the book All Colour But the Black. More info on this shoot here: http://behindinfinity.deviantart.com/journal/15261963/
Tuxedo Team thanks YOU!
Tuxedo Team Thanks You by behindinfinity
:iconbehindinfinity: myself as Kurosaki Ichigo
:iconsnowpeachdrop: China as Kuchiki Rukia
:iconmoonlightflight: Kat as Inoue Orihime
:iconmerkymerx: Miguel as Urahara Kisuke
awesome friends and photographers
:iconhuzafan: Erving Go
:iconlittlesailboat: Sandra Dans
:iconartus13: Nico Dans
Bleach Omake: Happy Birthday, Ichigo!
+ photoshoot outtakes and bankai no jutsu
It has come to my attention that I go to class with Ichimaru Gin.
The wig isn't perfectly c
FANIME CON 2008 REPORT (Part 2)FANIME CON 2008 REPORT (Part 1)FANIME CON 2008 REPORT (Part 2)6 years ago in Personal More Like This
The first half of my Fanime report is over HERE
The now complete Fanime Con 2008 album
Higher resolution versions of the photos in this entry and more!
I'm a bit overwhelmed by the number of comments on that last journal entry. And I don't have a lot of internet quiet time nowadays so I hope it's okay if I'm a little late in answering notes and comments! I'm sorry!
Fanime Day Three!
May 25, Sunday. I... overslept. So we missed the Naruto gathering, ARGH. And due to my not feeling well the night before, I had to whip out my travel sewing kit (Ishida Uryuu style!) to do the repairs on my jacket when I woke up, which made us even more late. I have to fix that thing when I have the time. I did such a crappy job, haha.
Miguel and I made it downstairs in time to catch the Shonen Jump gatherin
Tuxedo Team not cosplaying? BELIEVE IT!Last ConventionTuxedo Team not cosplaying? BELIEVE IT!6 years ago in Personal More Like This
UP AME 2008: AME 8th Avenue report with pictures and videos!
What comes before Part B? PARTAAAAAAY
It's kind of a tradition for us to follow a convention with a huge dinner afterparty, and AME was no exception. We were particularly happy because we managed to perform our first big group skit together. When we found out that we had actually won the group cosplay competition, we had an even better reason to have a Group 6 Naruto Shippuden Musical Rangers Bacon Party! Pictures are from Essa's and Gian's cameras!
Here we see mai waifu Kat moonlightflight making her delicious okonomiyaki. I am a useless husbando - all I can do is hold the bowl steady for her.
And even as we prepare food, we get photobombed by EJ Dinkyass, Dom Weakman and Miguel merkymerx.
Mai waifu so sexy.
Ozine Fest 2008 Pictures! + EPIC GIFT ARTDo you have a question for us?Ozine Fest 2008 Pictures! + EPIC GIFT ART6 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Tuxedo Team Ozine Fest 2008 Experience
Ozine has always been fun and memorable for us. I think part of it is because it's usually held at the end of the schoolyear, and it's a great reward after all that work.
This time we went as a Bleach group again. China snowpeachdrop was Rukia again, in her Shinigami clothes. Kat moonlightflight retained her role as Orihime, in her Hueco Mundo dress. Miguel merkymerx decided to be Grimmjow, and for the sake of relevance, I agreed to be Ulquiorra even though I wasn't entirely sure I'd be able to pull it
Before Cosplay Makeup: Basic Skincare!Before I write about cosplay makeup, I figured I should discuss some skincare basics. I feel it's important to know how to take care of your skin before you start putting gunk on it! This is really very basic so I think those of you with your own regimens already might be bored by it! But here it goes!Before Cosplay Makeup: Basic Skincare!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not an awesome guru wizard thing, but I'll just share some general concepts and products that work for me. It's different for everybody, but I hope this will be helpful! For your sreference, my skin type is combination: normal to dry with an oily nose. Hahah! Not my T-zone, just my nose!
Recently, my male friends had gotten very interested in makeup for cosplay and asked me for tips on how to go about it. (I think this was fueled by Kaname's visit to our country for Cosplay Mania '12, and they saw how beautiful he looks. ) I decided to ask them about their skincare regimen to figure out what products might work for their skin type.
When I asked what they wash their face w