We present our first attempt at video!We're venturing (clumsily) into another medium! Video! Here it is!
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
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
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 Photography7 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
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
Mulan & PotC Photoshoot + Clinique PaintingDisney Cosplay Shoot!Mulan & PotC Photoshoot + Clinique Painting3 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)3 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
Team Kakashi invades Photoworld Asia 2008! + Art!Do you have a question for us?Team Kakashi invades Photoworld Asia 2008! + Art!7 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before you ask, kindly check out our Frequently Asked Questions page! You might also want to check out my Cosplay Photography Guide.
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
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
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
9,000,000 milestone +I mean this with all my heartSeveral years worth of cheese9,000,000 milestone +I mean this with all my heart3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Somehow, this silly page has hit 9 million views!
Just to be absolutely clear, I do not think the views make me any better than anyone else. I mean, I'm sure some of those are from people who don't even like me. But I guess my point is that it's crazy to imagine that this page has been opened up that many times, and I can't help wondering where all these hits have come from. And I just feel so grateful that a select few people in those millions have come to be irreplaceable friends to me.
It's been a wild ride with all of you guys through all this time. To me this isn't just a page where I simply showcase my artwork or the cosplay photos my friends and I come up with. This site has opened up so many opportunities for me, and has introduced me to some of the most wonderful people I've met in my life.
It's been a journey, and my interactions with the people here have taught me more than I can express.
Apart from that, one thing I absolutely did not ex
Namikaze/Uzumaki Family Rehearsal PhotoshootPhotobook updates and other thingsNamikaze/Uzumaki Family Rehearsal Photoshoot6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please allow me to direct you to this journal entry for other long overdue updates.
Cosplay really does bring people together.
" Two weeks ago somewhere in Boston, a young lady was telling her mom how much she wanted to meet the Tux Team since they were spending a week or two in Manila visiting relatives. The mom replies, " There are about 80 million Filipinos, the chances of you meeting your cosplay idols are ZERO." The little miss figured her mom might be right but was still hopeful. As the days passed in Manila, the young lady didn't know that something wonderful was just around the corner... "
- a small excerpt from Essa's journal entry, which you may read here: http://cyfliq.deviantart.com/journal/19762188/
ostit: Essa's entry is now in my Journal Faves. With DA's new messa
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!10 months 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
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)
Devious Journal EntryHi. I'm uploading pictures/journals on to this site for the next couple of months for Yoru who's out of the country. Yoru unfortunately has no access to the internet where he's at so he's updating his journal entry to help answer a lot of questions. I'm sorry if I don't stick to his submitting schedule, but this site is really confusing.Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Hey! Sorry for the sudden disappearance on everyone, and I want to assure everyone that I'm fine and dandy, but yes- I won't be back online till at least mid-August. as to the reason of my disappearance, I don't want to get into details because it's rather embarrassing, but I am in no way in trouble or anything of the sort.
 I made enough artworks to help keep my schedule well past August, so no worries on that.
 You'll all be wondering who is submitting my comics while I'm gone, and to be honest,I don't think it's a big deal. If they don't reveal who they are to you, then I suppose it will remain a mystery.
 I was told that t
Why Can't Warner Bros Get Their Act Together?Over the weekend at SDCC, Warner Bros announced that the new Man of Steel sequel will also feature Batman. The team-up movie will be followed by a Flash movie and then a Justice League Avenger's style team-up movie. This has a lot of people scratching their heads and wondering what exactly is wrong with DC and Warner Bros respectively. Why Flash and not Wonder Woman? Why add Batman when reports have been told that Christian Bale doesn't want to return and we'll likely get a completely new Batman? Why do a team-up so soon after the first Man of Steel movie instead of fleshing out Superman's modernized world better?Why Can't Warner Bros Get Their Act Together?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Well... to put it bluntly I don't think Warner Bros really gives a shit about comic book themed movies and they're only going through these motions because they feel like they HAVE to rather than because they WANT to. Just take a look at their track record.
History of Bad Marketing
First off, Warner Bros has a problem of relying too heavily on the people th
Mermaids- the new wave in pop culture?This journal is being brought to you by :icondeviantartmermaids: Please fav it to help share the images and features.Mermaids- the new wave in pop culture?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mermaids- the New Wave In Pop Culture?
Over the past few years mermaids have been swimming there way into pop culture leaving their mark in the art world, the literature world, and the movie world. Women are taking up jobs educating and performing as mermaids while costume designers and cosplay artists are enjoying the challenge of creating realistic looking tails. This journal feature is going to share with you a little bit of the "mermaiding" world while drawing reference to the many ways in which mermaids are popping up on deviantART!
A shot from the First Mermaid Convention Aug 2011
A quick peek at fantasy author Carolyn Turgeon's Mermaid Blog shows you that the mermaid genre of pop culture is alive and well. From mermaid music videos such as
Cross-dress drawing Contest 700 pts and chibis!EXTENDED DATE FOR CONTEST- Reason why explained here:Cross-dress drawing Contest 700 pts and chibis!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Contest entries page~!
Additional info added here for convenience~!
Please, when you are finished with your entry/entries, let me know which category they fall under and provide a link to it/them here on this journal or note me. o u o I will make a separate journal entry with thumbs to your entries for all to see. In the end, Okita and I will choose the winners, but this new journal also works as a feature of some sorts for you all. = w =
This is also to remind you that there is only 20 days including today left in the contest~ I've seen many faves, but no entries. Thought I should make you all aware~! I will also send a link to everyone that faved the journal in case you don't watch me. o u ob
okita17 and psycho-neko-chan are holding a contest! What's the theme, you ask? Crossdressing!
In order to participate, please make a jou
Knowing He is Not Guilty...Knowing He is Not Guilty...1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
When I was in fifth grade,
a man followed my brother home.
I remember being on the computer
in the office right by the front door.
At first, it was a frantic knock.
My brother and his seventh grade friends
were quickly getting off their bikes,
my brother telling me to open the door.
I took my time getting up,
thinking they had forgotten their keys.
claiming to be neighborhood watch,
followed my brother and his friends home.
He saw them playing tag on their bicycles
on their own school campus,
yelled at them for trespassing,
threatening to call the cops,
and when no police arrived
he decided to take matters into his own hands.
He followed them home.
In his car.
He tailed them, but they saw him.
They tried to avoid him,
but when they got home
he pulled up and got out of his car
and ran up to our front door.
Our front door.
He came to our front door.
He followed them all the way home
and came up to our front door.
My brother was screa
Could be canon: Fic rec listJune 14th, 2011: Three more.Could be canon: Fic rec list3 years ago in Personal More Like This
= ACE ATTORNEY =
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4241478/1/Unacceptable_Changes Unacceptable Changes by Ricchan
Summary: Meeting again after seven years, Larry knew instantly that something was wrong with Phoenix's head. It felt as if he'd become an entirely different man. Nobody believed him, of course. They saw nothing wrong. But, for once, Larry was right.
= ALEX RIDER =
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5573111/1/Hiking_Vacation Hiking Vacation by Sakiku
Summary: Alex is conned into a hiking vacation in the Brecon Beacons National Park. And for once, the trouble that finds him has nothing whatsoever to do with his secret occupation as Super Spy – merely a horrendously bad streak of luck.
= ALICE IN WONDERLAND 2010 =
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5851233/1/Shades_of_Grey Shades of Grey by fyd818
How I cosplayed the cast of Free! sort-of-tutorialGroup cosplay, forever alone style! Yeah, that's all me.How I cosplayed the cast of Free! sort-of-tutorial1 year ago in Personal More Like This
In this post, I'll get into how I did each one!
Intro, and some bad old pictures
For those of you who have the patience to read for some extra info!
When I started cosplaying, I didn't think makeup was such a major part of it. I was so hesitant to even put eyeliner because I'd think, "This character is a guy, I shouldn't look like I'm wearing makeup!" And I guess I was silly enough to think I looked enough like the characters I chose without doing anything to my face?
I can't find more pictures of my really old cosplays (which is just as well, hahah) from the time I didn't want to use makeup apart from these:
I cosplayed as Haku from Naruto. I don't remember wearing any makeup for this. It doesn't show too well on these pictures but I saw some others where the natural redness of my lips made it look like I was wearing lipstick even if I wasn't. I felt it made me look more feminine than I should. Haku is still a guy after al
When escapists grow up: Casual VacancyTomorrow morning, I'm getting on a train that will take me through a tunnel from my home land back to my home in London, and even though I am a digital reading designer and could download the file right this instant, only once I get off the train in twelve hours, I'll buy a brand new JKR book at the WHSmith in King's Cross/St Pancras, and I'll walk past Platform 9 3/4 on my way to the tube and give it a wink, just because, and all the way down to south of the Thames, I will stroke the spine, and smell the pages, and scan the blurbs and look at the choice of typeface and I'll drop my suitcase at my flat in Brixton, where I now live twelve years after the first four Potter Books first planted the idea of London into my teenaged head and a drawing pencil into my hand and then head to my favourite coffee shop and read all day and probably a bit into the night until I've finished it and, chances are everything will be pretty damn fine in Dorkania.When escapists grow up: Casual Vacancy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And no, it won't be HP, and y
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
The Rurouni Kenshin Movie ExperienceSome months ago, a rumor surfaced that they would be showing the Rurouni Kenshin live action movie at our theaters here in the Philippines. After some weeks of torture, we were finally given an official confirmation and screening date! The day they started selling tickets online, I got a bunch for me and my friends, even though it was a couple of months too early, hahah!The Rurouni Kenshin Movie Experience2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nearing the screening date, I received a wonderful surprise from :iconup-ame: UP-AME.org.
They invited me to be a guest and cosplay competition judge for Swordplay, a Rurouni Kenshin fan event, and also to the special advanced screening days before the official screening date. I've often thought that if there is one cosplay I would like people to remember me by, it would be Kenshin. I was very honored and touched that they had thought of including me to a day celebrating a series that means so much to me, and a movie I had been looking forward to for ages.
My friends and I had decided s
Spooktacular"Boys and girls of every age, Wouldn't you like to see something strange?"Spooktacular1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It took me three days to make this journal i shit you not lol Haven't really tested it much cept on FF and Chrome so hopefully it won't blow up too much on Safari and IE et al. Although if you are using older versions of IE you are probably used to things blowing up on you and/or at work and are not meant to be surfing DA anyway
Hover your mouse over the guys at the bottom :iconfanggrinplz:
Ok honestly i literally only made this journal skin so i could try out that thing |D
So what's everyone up to for Halloween? I think we're just gonna have an MKR which should be pretty interesting. And i'm going to stuff my face with candy. I just watched Heston's Fantastical Foods and it was the sweet shop ep and i really have this urge to fly to Britain and throw myself at the man
Gargoyle Thrax, true story.So for my birthday my big sis :iconXenowriter: gave me the novelization of Osmosis Jones. I can tell it was written before the movie was finished cuz it uses all of the deleted scenes (which make it so much better btw, they should've kept a lot of it in), uses original dialogue and keeps out all of the obviously improvised stuff... etc.Gargoyle Thrax, true story.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, I just read up to the Uvula scene, when Thrax flies out of the mouth all "Enjoy the funeral, boys!" apparently he didn't originally fly with the use of his coat. The book describes, "Gruesome bat wings sprout from his shoulders. He spreads the dark wings wide." So. Yeah. This sexiness was actually cannon at one point.
I thought it was some awesome trivia XD
EDIT: Guys, it was a gift, I have no idea where she got it. This movie is 11 years old... Google or ebay "Osmosis Jones Movie Novelization", I don't know what else to tell you lmao