Site Update: Thumbs, dA Muro, Sta.shIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes that have been made, including new features and bug fixes. In the "Your Feedback" section, you'll find suggestions and known issues that were brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Thumbs, dA Muro, Sta.sh3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Comment Counts Under Thumbnail Images
Two weeks ago, we released comment counts under thumbnail images to Beta Testers. Today, the feature has been rolled out to everyone. We believe that this feature adds more context to the experience of viewing artwork on deviantART. You'll now find comment counts underneath the thumbnails of deviations -- they can be seen when browsing or searching art, and also display in your Message Center. We hope this feature will help bring to light the fact
Cosplayers, don't be afraid to take photos!Look at these comparison pictures: http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/s431/aaronoflanagan/lulz.jpgCosplayers, don't be afraid to take photos!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let us tell you our real names, it'll be much easier. The girl who cosplays Lelouch is Anna, the girl who cosplays Millenium Earl and Melisandre is Kate. Kate took the Lelouch photos of Anna and Anna made photos of Kate's cosplays below. No one of us is calling herself a photographer. We're just cosplayers who really love taking photos. We TOTALLY think that EVERY cosplayer can take some decent photos. You must not be a photographer for this task!
When we first started with cosplay (it was 2008), there was no photographer with a single-lens reflex camera around us. We knew a very few cosplayers and we only had a really small camera (everyone has this kind of a camera at home).
We've thought - hey, we're two people, let's just take photos of each other! We're not photographers, but we still want to try it out!
After some time both of us noticed that most of the cosplayer's photos are take
Närcon cosplays and I am stresseeeeedFor those of you waiting for us to upload some more from Uppcon I don't really know when there'll be more about our trip there and what we did, but I'm pretty sure Figgarow will write a journal entry with pictures and everything!Närcon cosplays and I am stresseeeeed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the meantime I thought I should upload a picture of the cosplays I'm doing for Närcon this year!
Okumura Rin - Ao no Exorcist
It's only for a short photoshoot since KoiCos is coming to Sweden for Närcon with MssMikan and they lost both their Rin and Shura so me and Figgarow said we'd take some pictures with them! I mean they're wonderful people and they're coming all the way from Spain!
Riku - Kingdom Hearts 3D
I can't believe we decided to do the DDD versions after all! I started mine like the minute I first saw the sketches for Riku when they were released since this is actually my
Report Cosplayer Expo in Budapest (Hungary)Hey everyone ^.^Report Cosplayer Expo in Budapest (Hungary)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
sry for being super late with my reports! There still will be a report about the convention in Finland as fast as possible. But first a report about my latest cosplay travel to Hungary !
I was very happy to be invited as guest for the convention "COSPLAYER EXPO" in Budapest.
There, we were judges for the cosplay competition (categories: craftmanship solo, craftsmanship group, performance, EuroCosplay). It took us nearly the complete day to judge. Sadly my panel about ECG and WCS had to be canceled, coz there was not enough time anymore after the cosplay competitions.
I took some photos during the contest while judging XD;...sadly there was not enough time for real shooting with the country's cospalyers. I still hope you enjoy the stage photos...
SEE THE ALBUM WITH ALL STAGE PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK -----> https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3715741333759.2146475.1282480334&type=3
some examples (bigger versions on facebook ;D)
Congratulations to all the winners
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
Narcon - over D:And I miss everyone like crazy.Narcon - over D:2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okaaaaaaaaay. I was just gonna upload my Uppcon journal entry and saw that my premium has expired.
Anyways, we just came home from Narcon and BOY was it awesome. ;3; Got to meet old friends and make new ones. <3
Although 707Hachiko couldn't join us because she was extremely sick ;3;
CONTEST JUDGING + WINNERSThank you so much for entering my Freak It Up Contest!!CONTEST JUDGING + WINNERS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Seeing these lovely freaks get so appreciated in so many different styles was truly amazing.
I can't even begin to thank you all enough for what you have done! Now let's start off with a review on each piece!
If you don't care about that, continue down to see the winners!
Comments are done by me StringsOnABunny, although SecretAttire also gave in her input and helped pick a winner!
Lilly managed to give a few comments before she had to go, so it's only fair to put down hers too. I'm sorry that she didn't get all the way through with the comments!
Sahara by SugarPillsAndPandas
Daniel: Super cute! Her eyes are nice and big, like they should be, and I love how you put her in the outfit that she
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
Con-Report: Akumakon Galway 2014 (Ireland) + pics!Hey my friends,Con-Report: Akumakon Galway 2014 (Ireland) + pics!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I was very happy to visit AKUMAKON in Galway (Ireland) in January. Together with Elffi I went to Ireland for my first time ^.^~
I brought two costumes to the con: ALTER SABER and FRANZISKA VON KARMA ....
Let's begin with Saturday !
Saturday was a really nice day. I wore my Franziska von Karma together with Elffi as Godot.
We had a little booth were we could sell our prints. We were really surprised how open and kind the Irish people were. We could find new friends very fast and had fun to talk with everybody at the booth for a long time .
SO FUCKING DONE (EXPLAINED)---Origional Message--SO FUCKING DONE (EXPLAINED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
WELP. Never been so done in my life before.
Probably just going to deactivate my accounts and quit life.
Never trust bitches, homg.
Don't bother commenting, I dont give a shit, I won't explain shit, fuck this shit.
I HOPE YOU TWO ARE HAPPY.
In order read the following SHORT journals
(1) Mine. (above)
(2) Tom's http://tomtomcaty.deviantart.com/journal/Im-Gonna-be-a-dad-362903207
(3) Lilly's http://secretattire.deviantart.com/art/So-long-362900306
Now check out this post. http://oi47.tinypic.com/5txvsi.jpg
And lastly, see this post; http://stringsonabunny.tumblr.com/post/46915491426/danny-are-you-okay-please-tell-me-what-you-did-on-da
You are welcome.
'RESONANCE' UTAPRI PHOTOBOOK ORDERS OPEN!'RESONANCE' UTA NO PRINCE-SAMA PHOTOBOOK ORDER IS NOW OPEN!'RESONANCE' UTAPRI PHOTOBOOK ORDERS OPEN!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We are pleased to announce that ordering for our NatsukixSyo UtaPri photobook 'Resonance' is now open!
The book is size B5 and has 40 colour pages. Cost is $15AUD.
How to order!
For those who will be at the SMASH convention in Sydney on July 14, you can pre-order your copy now to pay and pick up on the day!
Order form is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDNGOXRYclZrWENwSllyWmR6UjVZQkE6MQ
(When you order, please comment if someone else will be collecting the book for you, or if you wish to collect it in Brisbane instead.)
SEND IT TO ME!
For those of you who will not be at the convention, or are from outside Australia you may order your book to be posted to you!
Please send the book payment + relevant postage cost through PayPal to the address firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm not dead (yet)Hello guys! Long time no see right?I'm not dead (yet)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yeaaah, unfortunately it's still going to take some time before I get decent cosplay updates up on this site. DA needs more proper cosplaypictures rather than just WIP's, don't you think?
I am soon graduation from the school I have been going to the last year. We have our final fashionshow this saturday, so my cosplays have had to be on hold until I am done with my collection!
Other than that I am moving to Stockholm 1st of June together with Tamarui. We finally managed to get an apartment, so I'm super happy about that! Now I just need a job heh. But back to reality after the 4th of may, when our runwayshow is over!
I will however attend Närcon this summer, no doubt about that. I have great plans that I am veeeeery excited about so far! Don't think I've been as happy with something concerning cosplay as this in a while, so even though I have been bad with updating I haven't stopped cosplaying~
I will also cosplay a lot of girls in the future. I
I kind of feel sorry....Kind of. Not really though.I kind of feel sorry....2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
There was once a guy I used to shoot with. A guy who I once considered a "close friend" if you will (ya I was stupid) who after awhile became insanely jealous of my photography. It kind of makes me smile in a way when people say things like "you shoot the same location" or the "you digitally manip your images" (maybe if he actually understood how to use level and curves in Photoshop his images would wouldn't look washed out) or the invariable "you hardly get out of the car" (that last one REALLY has me in almost in tears!) Actually there was a time when I would shoot a great deal from the car, in some respects I still do because as any wildlife photographer will tell you, cars make for excellent blinds. I use something called a Puffin Pad which is sort of a beanbag alternative. I haven't shot with this guy for almost 2 years so he hasn't any idea. I had a run in with this guy
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
UpdateHello everyone,Update1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm sorry I haven't been very active on here, I was doing well for awhile and posting some art.. But school is getting harder now and finals are coming up and I swear I'm loosing my hair this term. School is driving me crazy, Legit bat shit crazy. But I'm loving it and I love that it's making me go crazy and loose my hair and have no time for anything. -Sighs- Gooooood times! The past month has been very eventful for me and Adam though, We went to all the pride events for a weekend and stayed out in Vacnouver with the fabulous Dani ( :iconstringsonabunny: ) and his lovely girlfriend Lilly ( :iconsecretattire: ) I got sunburnt to hell, but it's all good. Don't you know? I LOVE having big dark tanlines on my shoulders, back and chest. WOOP! :iconheaddeskplz: And then about a week or two after that it was the Vancouver 2013 Zombie walk, Which.. Due to rain warnings was lacking in comparison to previous years, But Adam and I still had a good time. And in othe
Tsukino-Con 2013 Report I meant to post this journal entry before I left for Russia, but didn't get the chance to unfortunately. But luckily, it was all typed up and waiting for me to post it when I came back, so here it is now! Once again, sorry to everyone about how slow I'll be with replying to messages over the next little while; jet-lag and illness makes it hard to get stuff done, but I'm doing my best. And now, the journal entry I wrote for you two and a half weeks ago:Tsukino-Con 2013 Report2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tsukino-Con pulled a fast one on us this year, as it does every year. We like to say that, while cons such as Cos & Effect are like "'kay guys, I'm coming, just to let you know, I'll be here shortly, ok I'm here", Tsukino-Con just knocks down the front door exclaiming "WHAT'S UP GUYS?" That being said, the lead-up to this year's Tsukino-Con was far more stressful than in past years. While I'm usually really excited during the week of the convention, this year I was seriously dreading the con's arrival. H
GALLIFREY WAS AMAZING~ I WON!So i'm so excited. I entered my Weeping Angel into the Masquerade and I won three awards and a full membership to costume con in Toronto next year AND a scholarship to the 3 day cosplay college!GALLIFREY WAS AMAZING~ I WON!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Best in show, best use of mask and moldmaking- Journeyman class and best characterization i think.
It was a great weekend, Mark Sheppard stopped to compliment my costume and shake my hand and i got to talk with a lot of the behind the scenes cast~
I hope to do the angel again at Wondercon so i hope to see you there. And if anybody is interested i will be selling the face piece, hair piece and dress for however many people want them. Its all foam and stuff. And you can thank my friend Jeff Barkley for super helping especially with all the sculpting and molding~
WE MUST JOIN TOGETHER AND CREATE THE GREATEST ANGEL ARMY EVER!!!! Then next year we take Gallifrey for our own!
Cant wait to post pics soon, love you all
This Month with Andy, August 2012This Month with Andy, August 20122 years ago in Personal More Like This
Keep Calm And Carry On 2014This year has been.. Interesting to say the least. Made some new friends, lost even more, my family and I moved to a new house in the summer.Keep Calm And Carry On 20141 year ago in Personal More Like This
I swear I've lost a lot of my hair from school, Speaking of which.. Today is the first day of my final term.
Just thinking about that makes me so excited my heart might burst out of my chest.. but also so nauseous that I might throw it up. I'm excited because this has been a very trying year and a half in school, I've been pushed past my limits a few times and beaten down, gotten up and been kicked back down. But the thought of being done is so exciting.. the part that worries me is after school.
What Am I Supposed To Do After College?
Do I start looking for work? Do.. I take a year off and travel?
Do I move out?
Should I look into taking more schooling?
And then there are all the what if's.. those make my head spin and my stomach fli
Win a 3 month premium membership! 02 CLOSEDYes I'm giving out another free 3 month premium membership to someoneWin a 3 month premium membership! 02 CLOSED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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1. Comment on this journal (you can comment anything you want) Only comment once or else you will be disqualified.
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I will be selecting one random deviant who has commented and faved this Journal to give them the membership. It doesn't matter if currently have a membership or not. I will announce the winner around the 26th January. Remember you have to be in it to win it.
Also if you have any spare points lying around feel free to donate them to my donation pool on my profile (if you want to that is) so I can help out more deviants like what I'm doing here
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On misunderstandings about cosplayThis is a topic I've been meaning to talk about for quite a while now. I finally got the motivation to when Sarah sorairo-days emailed me to share my thoughts on what cosplay means to me, and what I feel it really means to be a cosplayer despite all the misconceptions about the hobby. It's for this article on Random Nerds, in which Sarah shares her side of it as well.On misunderstandings about cosplay3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Over the years, I've witnessed how cosplayers are constantly looked down upon, which makes people apprehensive towards it. It's such a shame because it's a wonderful and rewarding hobby which brings people together. And in general, I am firmly against making anyone feel bad about doing something they want to do.
I am aware that the concept of cosplay might be too much for some individuals, but our intention definitely isn't to get all up in everyone's faces and say everyone should cosplay or whatever. We just want to promote a
Haters gonna hate! (Sakura) Must see!:iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz:Haters gonna hate! (Sakura) Must see!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Selling Arda Iron Wigs!So thus far I have two wigs I have done for the contest and are up for sale! I am in round 3 so there will be another in the future. I just have no room for these guys and no plans on wearing them again.Selling Arda Iron Wigs!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
SO Place your bids!
Phoenix Show Girl
Details: This wig was a candy striper "candy corn" with maroon wefts sewn into the bangs and top/middle sections. The feather are also made out of the maroon fibers! The wig is super curly and very bouncy. Perfect for an original costume.
Starting bid: $50
Princess Jellyfish Mermaid
Details: This wig was a lace front known as "the Dude" from Arda! It is in powder blue and there are tel wefts throughout the wig! The wig was dyed at the tips and create a gradient to purple. The "seaweed" is removable and there is a fiber optic light put into it that is easily turned on and off. The hairline is glued. Please note this wig is a slightly tighter fi
Circle lenses - basic guide video!Hiya! I recieved some requests lately, people have been curious about circle lenses! I made a quick little basic guide found here on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzB6LyEmUnU&feature=channel&list=ULCircle lenses - basic guide video!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I hope it's helpful ^-^
Now I have to make some lunch, I'm so hungry I might pass out ;3;