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.
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
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
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
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
WHAT TIME IS IT? AAAADVENTURE TIME COSPLAY ...TIMEAdventure Time cosplay at Fantasy Quest 2WHAT TIME IS IT? AAAADVENTURE TIME COSPLAY ...TIME1 year 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
A Happy Holiday Journal EntryThank youA Happy Holiday Journal Entry2 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
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!2 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
WHAT TIME IS IT? + Crystal Max Lens reviewIt's journal time! Today I've got some random spazzing and a lens review!WHAT TIME IS IT? + Crystal Max Lens review2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh man so I had just come home from an extremely enjoyable but very tiring day and I was just about ready to fall into bed when I spot a parcel waiting for me.
Gasp! ADVENTURE TIME merch from Hatah Hatah!! My friends and I were stopped in our tracks by their Finn hat at the con last weekend and we ended up kind of collectively staring at their booth and puking rainbows. We were all like MOTHER OF WANT WE MUST HAVE ALL THE THINGS
So after that I ordered the Finn pocket shirt and I got them today then I saw these hats and AAAAAAA brb wearing these everywhere
Adventure Time with Jin and Jake
(With the Glasses of Nerdicon)
Everything is SLAMACOW and comfortably squishy! If you like them, you can check out Hatah Hatah at their Facebook page
Crystal Max Lenses from Alice and Rabbit's Shop
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 Experience1 year 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
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)5 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
Naruto Artbook PhotoshootDo you have a question for us?Naruto Artbook Photoshoot6 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.
We had an artbook-themed Naruto photoshoot last Valentine's Day. I don't know if there was something in the air that we could blame for making it more like a SasuSaku shoot.
:iconbehindinfinity: :iconmerkymerx: :iconceruleanmorning:
:thumb77746344: :thumb77740943: :thumb77543616:
Photography Team of Awesome
:iconlittlesailboat: Sandra Dans
:icon13idiotbox: Tracy Mons
Team Kakashi invades Photoworld Asia 2008! + Art!Do you have a question for us?Team Kakashi invades Photoworld Asia 2008! + Art!6 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
Sasuke's Picture DiaryLeave comments to keep me company?Sasuke's Picture Diary8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I am about to spend the next 6 hours or so sewing and painting to finish up costumes and then packing for an adventure. I will soon after leave for the trip and it's going to take a while to get to where I'm going to it'd be great if you leave comments to keep me company on the way there! I'll be reading and replying as much as possible!
Team Sasuke at Ozine Fest Day 3
So here are pictures from our day out last Sunday! Some are from my phone, others are from Facebook friends (Thanks, Jannibee and Benelyn!) and people who have sent me snapshots over Twitter!
Let's start with a group shot! Our theme was Sasuke and his teachers (and his flirt of an alternate universe self from Road to Ninja)
12 year-old pre-Shippuden Sasuke — Jin :iconbehindinfinity:
older Swagsuke/Charasuke from the Road to Ninja movie — Miguel :iconmerkymerx:
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!2 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
Free! Iwatobi Swim Club cosplay shoot outtakes!When my friends and I first heard of "that swimming anime" called Free!, this is pretty much what we expected:Free! Iwatobi Swim Club cosplay shoot outtakes!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Not that there's anything wrong with that hahah, but all we were expecting was to be able to laugh at how exploitable and full of fanservice this show could be because swimming would require everyone to be half-naked. Although it started out that way, the more episodes we watched, the more we realized...
We were wrong. So wrong.
What we got was a heartwarming coming-of-age story with endearing characters and interesting dynamics. It spoke of friendship and learning your self-worth and figuring out what drives you forward.
I'd write more about how I feel about it but it would take up too much time and space over here, so here are a couple of posts that have already done the job well:
1. A detailed literary analysis and trope driven deconstruction of H
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
PLUG: Tuxedo Team Guide to Cosplay MakeupSome of you might remember that we were invited to do a cosplay panel for the Manila International Book Fair, as well as the Cosplay Mania convention last year. Kat ~moonlightflight, China !snowpeachdrop, El ~rosiael and I shared some insights about how we go about our cosplay preparations. I've already posted some of them, which you may see here:PLUG: Tuxedo Team Guide to Cosplay Makeup5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Cosplay Photography Guide
On Posing and Convention Etiquette
Wig Styling Tutorial
General Cosplay Courtesy
You may see these, and a few other things on my semi-new, sparkly
like Edward Cullenprofile page.
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-tutorial4 months 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
Plug: Contact Lens Promo + Donation ProjectsI've been lacking in online updates lately because I've been focusing on doing illustration and design work. Productivity is great, but sometimes I also crave for a bit of quiet time to write journal entries. At least this week I'll be starting on preparations for a new group cosplay with my friends for next month.Plug: Contact Lens Promo + Donation Projects2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Another thing my friends and I are doing is helping raise funds for the benefit of the impoverished community of Boni, Malabon. Here was my post about it on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Jin.behindinfinity/posts/201080013330502 Will elaborate on this in another journal post sometime this week!
Alice & Rabbit's Contact lens clearance sale
My friends at Alice and Rabbit's Shop for contact lenses are offering big discounts for some lens types which are almost sold out. I thought I'd share for the benefit of people who are shopping for lenses for their cosplays. You might find what you need at a good price.
Bleach Omake II: Bleach On Ice + Fanime 2008Bleach Casual PhotoshootBleach Omake II: Bleach On Ice + Fanime 20086 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
Cosplay photo blog for ToyCon 2013!ToyCon 2013!Cosplay photo blog for ToyCon 2013!6 months 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 Lens2 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)
Harry Potter wand tutorial + costume snapshotsHarry Potter wand progress/tutorialHarry Potter wand tutorial + costume snapshots2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not sure if this can really count as a tutorial because I feel I didn't take enough photos, but I thought I'd share how I made my wand for Harry Potter cosplay. It's made with things I had lying around at home. Miguel :iconmerkymerx: helped me out a lot with his suggestions!
I started with these A paintbrush, a hot glue/gluegun stick, some tape, a brown paper bag, and some foil. Paintbrushes are very good bases for wands because of the shape and material. This once I particularly fancied because of the beautiful color and finish of the handle.
The brush was too short by itself, so I had to extend the other end somehow. Feeling very silly, I stuck the hot glue stick into the head of the brush, right in the middle of the bristles, and taped it into place. Sadly I did not get a photo of how it looked then. I tore of a bit of the brown paper bag and wrapped it around the glue stick for added stability, and taped that into place as well. (Yo
Captain America: The First Avenger Project Part 1Hey guys! As what I've mentioned in my previous journal entry, I've changed my course and will be pursuing my dream to create props, prop replicas, and various costumes.Captain America: The First Avenger Project Part 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
The biggest project I'm currently working on would be creating a life size display of Captain America's suit as seen in the 2011 film. Trying to get as close as I can to screen accuracy for this one. No room for cutting corners.
I won't be cosplaying Cap though.
Photo is from the Profiles in History auction
I fell in love with the design the moment I laid my eyes on it. I've come to appreciate the Captain America TFA costume on a whole new different level now that I've studied it very meticulously. I adore military clothing and fashion and upon closer inspection, almost all of the parts of the costume are in fact genuine army articles cobbled together in a different way to form Cap's uniform! I learned so much in watching the featurette on Blu-Ray. Amazing and very thoughtful design!
First up, here are photos of my
Smash 2012 Sydney AftermathYoo sorry about the delayed journal entry, I was quite busy yesterday joining a contest, but here's what happened at Smash 2012 last Saturday. Smash is more Japanese where it less about superheroes but more about anime! Unfortunately I don't watch as much anime now days so most of the time I have no idea what everyone is dressed up as... And I didn't get to walk around and take photos either, mainly because its a one day event and therefore not a lot of time to rest. :iconnabari: and :iconhehalana: also helped out when they were free though so it wasn't too stressful. It was also funny when people came up to me and told me the password lol. People giving up their dignity for free prints made my day. :iconwatermelon-kaiye: came by and told me her love for sausages too. :iconlapin: also came by to say hi. Also big thanks to :iconnoisykid: who helped get lunch for me, before she disappeared... again. And got to be J-b0x's :iconJ-b0x: and Rikstal's :iconrikstal: next store neighbSmash 2012 Sydney Aftermath1 year ago in Personal More Like This