Vocaloid JBF Flower Wreath + Ciel lenses, etc.Jin's Flower Wreath Process
Sometime last May, Kat moonlightflight and I cosplayed our favorite Vocaloid song, "Just Be Friends".
Their outfits seem simple at a glance, but that actually makes things more complicated sometimes. Hahah. Despite Luka's dress looking like something you could probably find in a mall, Charmie yaoiangel14 made the dress from scratch exactly as it looked in the artwork, just for Kat moonlightflight. Kat and I also did our best with the part of their outfits that had the most amount of detail (which also happens to be our favorite parts) the flower wreaths.
I have some pictures of the progress of my wreath, so I thought I'd share them. This probably isn't the best method of going about this, but this is how I did mine and I found it pretty easy. (I wish I could have taken more photos or a video, but to be honest I wasn't quite sure I'd pull this off at first. Hahah!)
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-tutorial7 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
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!1 year 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
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!3 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
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 cosplay2 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
So You Wanna Make Some Merch...So You Wanna Make Some Merch...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So You Wanna Make Some Merch...
A brief overview about the different printing and merchandise options I've come across.
An original article by kabocha
If you've ever been to a convention...
I'm sure you've noticed the artists and exhibitors there, with all their neat items and various things for sale... And perhaps, after a while, you decide that you, too, want to join in the fray.
Well, as I've recently learned, preparing for the Artist Alley can be a frazzling experience. There are so many questions, such as:
What kind of artwork should I do?
What kind of merchandise sells well?
How am I going to display my stuff?
Where am I going to get this all done...?!
Well, to be honest, I can't really answer the first three for you. It's a bit tricky. Some of it has to do with your placement in the alley,
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
CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT!Alrighty, members! Here's the contest details!CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Take your FAVOURITE character(s) from Kuro I and/or II and place them in place of your favourite characters from another Anime/show.
That's right. It's a show swap!
It can be ANY SHOW. Western cartoons, Animes, reality shows, old, new, ANYTHING! :]
Only rule? HAVE FUN AND BE CREATIVE. :iconciel-laplz:
ALSO: There is NO ENTRY LIMIT. You can submit as much as you want.
**IT CAN BE ANY MEDIA OF ART. COSPLAY, WRITING, DRAWING, ANYTHING!**
Me and a few friends will do the judging.
The judging will be based on:
-Neatness (how much work was put into your submission)
Otherwise, have fun.
-400 points dontated by :icontheoriginalfangirl:
-Drawing by :icondragonina:
-Water Colour Drawing by :iconrobinsfantasy:
-Drawing by :iconflawlessnobody:
-Free-hand sketch by :iconkiari-diamond:
-Realistic headshot/full body chibi by :iconlexyranger:
-Drawing by :iconnarutoa
HOLIDAY CONTEST!!  - Update 11/13/12EDIT 11/13: Sorry for editing this entry twice today guys! It's just that a few fellow dreamers brought up good questions so I'd like to address them below! There are two edits in bold "edit 1" and "edit 2". These are the added notes for this contest.HOLIDAY CONTEST!!  - Update 11/13/121 year ago in Personal More Like This
Feel free to let us know if you have any more questions!
Hi fellow Dreamers!
I hope you are all doing amazingingly!! The year is winding down to a close soon and I'd like to introduce you guys to Little-Dreamer's FIRST CONTEST!!! There will be an assortment of prizes for first, second, and third place winners! If this sounds like something you'd want to participate in, then read on! =]
- In order to participate, you must be a member of :#little-dreamers:
- The piece must be a miniature
- All work must be new (made after 11/5/12)
- You may submit up to TWO pieces
- Must submit to the "2012 Holiday Contest" folder
- The piece you submit must be your own work
Personal thoughts I want to share.Portfolio Golden Nights Pixiv Twitter TumblrPersonal thoughts I want to share.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Doujinshi Store Commission FAQ
On 10th September, my mom was diagnosed with lung cancer and metastasis on other organs. She left us
KnB Event + New Capsule Toys + Upcoming Drama CDsHi everybody! I’m Hei-Chan、 your new contributor in this group.KnB Event + New Capsule Toys + Upcoming Drama CDs2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I just wanna say Thank you to all the awesome artists contributing their beautiful art all the time and all the KnB fans for making this fan club active and sharing the love for this anime!!
Today I’m featuring the Kuroko no Basuke event in Namja Town (theme park). It’s in Ikebukuro Area (Japan), at the Sunshine City (Mall). This event started last July 14th, and is only until September 2nd. So if you’re thinking of going to Japan anytime soon, this is an event that you shouldn’t miss!
EVENT’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.namja.jp/news/kurobas/
They’ll probably be adding more games and merchandise next month, but for now I’ll be sharing with you the things that I saw this time around.
One ticket costs 300 yen (around $4) for adults
This is the limited edition PASSPORT
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
KuroBasu cosplay portraits + shoot outtakes!Generation of Miracles casual outfit portraitsKuroBasu cosplay portraits + shoot outtakes!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
(Added on November 7)
Not everyone's Teiko uniforms are ready just yet, but we wanted to get a feel of things for the proper shoot so we did this for practice. It gave us a chance to try out our wigs and makeup and junk to see what we need to improve on for our actual cosplays.
The following portraits are the full-sized versions of what was squeezed into the above banner thing
:iconhana181: Aki as Tetsuya Kuroko
We're sorry Tetsu, you have no face in your portrait!
:iconcazzu-chan: Cassie as Ryota Kise
Bringin' out the kira-kira model-kun aura!
/slightly envious of such long limbs
:icondorkydea: Myk as Tsuntaro Tsunderima Shintaro Midorima
Today's lucky item is apparently a ninja's frog wallet
:icondancingontightrope: Aruki as Daiki Aomine
In the Zooooooone
Daigo Sen / Mark as Atsushi Murasnackibara Murasakibara
Win A Copy Of The Official Character Bible!!Hello fellow Kuroko no Basuke fans!Win A Copy Of The Official Character Bible!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I know you have stacks of other journals and messages so I'll keep this short.
WE'RE RUNNING AN ART CONTEST!
YOU CAN WIN A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL CHARACTERS BIBLE (can ship anywhere in the world straight from Japan!)
What's the characters bible book?
It's a delicious 250 page book full of illustrations / characters info/ profiles / interviews / rankings / etc etc. Yeah yeah I know you can probably find scanned pages of it online. But WHO in their right mind refuses a freebie which you can touch and feel with your own hands and not destroy your eye sight trying to read stuff in your computer for hours! And also, there's a pull out poster -drool- which you can worship and ogle at your own time. Up to you. ^_~ kufufu--! You know you want it!!
So here's what you have to do...
Draw a character/s of your choice from Kuroko no Basuke. He/ she has to be either doing something related to his "HOBBY" or "SPECIA
Character Book Contest: Small Update...Small update:Character Book Contest: Small Update...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:iconfireplz: Hyuuga CLUTCH TIME mode ON :iconfireplz:
IT'S CLUTCH TIME BABY! 3 days left until the deadline, get your butt off that bench! There are currently 37 entries so far! Are you ready!? Make sure you read the rules properly.
I'm not lenient enough to consider anymore entries after the deadline (there was even an extension):icondestroyplz:
Not only would it be unfair to the people who carefully did their best but also to the people who organized this event!
Specially with reasons like "Oh I didn't see blah blah blah." Make sure you note it to me properly!!! I took the time to type it down, so please take the time to read every single word and exclamation point, your highness! If you follow the rules, you shouldn't be worried about getting disqualified in the first place!
:iconpantingplz:Hyuuga mode OFF
HUFF-- PUFF-- HUFF-- PUFF-- sizzle....
:iconhei-chan::iconsaysplz: ahem.... anyway....
About the future Winners...
There is going to b
If someone has not received their commission by meヽ(･ε･)人(･ε･)ﾉ Hi!! ^-^! 彡☆If someone has not received their commission by me2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I hope you're enjoying these special days ❤❤❤
It's only a fast journal: Please, if I accepted a PERSONAL commission for you (comercial commissions are out of this) and you have not received it, write me a note because I could have lost it >_< Sorry for the troubles; I think I have not forgotten anything but I prefer to be sure//. I need to clean 2013 *laughs*
I hope all of you are ok~ Thanks for your support, I really appreciate it!
And happy new year~!❤ *lovely CHU* ( > ◡ < )~❤
( • ㉦ • )ゝ♥ Matta ne!!!
☆I don't speak english very well, but I will try my best! ( • ㉦ • )ゝ♥
♣"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated"♣
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
Artisan Crafts Feature #2I'm finally recovered from the craziness that was Artisan Crafts week! It was insane, but so awesome at the same time. In case anyone missed it the articles we published can be found here. Also don't forget that the "Try Something New Contest" is still going on until July 29th, contest information is available here. The contest invites you to pick up a new craft you've never tried before and so something with it, the prizes include premium accounts and pointsArtisan Crafts Feature #22 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If you have any Artisan Craft related news that you want me to advertise, contact me! I'll be happy to help you.
The Artisan Crafts Challenge for July is "Medieval", the prize is 2000 points! Learn more about it <
PE: Interview with Evelin-NovemberduskEvelin-Novemberdusk has an unique gift for food decoration. Her gallery is full of beautiful, inspirational and delicious works of art, everything she does has a very distinctive style that stands from the rest. She's also a very kind person and allowed us to interview her, she has a lot of wisdom and words of encouragement to share with aspiring artists. EnjoyPE: Interview with Evelin-Novemberdusk2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Thank you so much for doing this interview, could you tell us a bit about yourself?
To tell the truth, I always become a little confused when it comes to describing who I actually am (my personality). So, my name is Evelin, I study journalism at Moscow State University. Apart from my commitment to culinary, I have a real passion for foreign languages (I’m learning Japanese and Korean), martial arts and I pleasure in the company of different odd-birds. Can get along without sleep or food for a few days when finding
- Commission Open! -Update the new one here >> http://zefiar.deviantart.com/journal/Commission-Open-406929582- Commission Open! -2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Open! Digital Art Commission
I offer for 'digital art commissions in anime/manga style'. Please read all information following this document and real my work's policy.
Thanks a lot for all supports and please feel free to e-mail me [ ze_zephyr[at]hotmail.com ]
if you are interested in this or you've some question
E-mail is the best way to contact me ^^ if you want to get my reply quickly. Because I always check my e-mail on my phone all day. Also, you can send note to me as well. In this case, I check Note in DA every 2-3 days.
However, If you don't get reply mail from me within 24 hour, please send note to me on DA.
This is because your email probably goes to junk mail.
Craft a Moustache ContestWhat is Movember?Craft a Moustache Contest1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
During the month of November each year, Movember asks men across the world to grow a moustache (or Mo') with the aim of raising vital funds and awareness for men’s health issues. Mo Bros are helping to change the face of men’s health by effectively becoming walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by promoting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health. Together, we are truly changing the face of men’s health.
Source: Movember's Site
How to help
Raise awareness, share the news!Register on Movember.com and grow a mighty manly moustache on that beautiful face of yours, you can choose to join deviantART's US Team,
News about TRC doujin reprintsThank you all, who are interested in my TRC fanbook reprint, for filling out the polls. It certainly helped me to come to a decision:News about TRC doujin reprints8 months ago in Personal More Like This
"Lüléil" will be reprinted as a standalone book. Same edition as the first run, no changes.
The compilation book will contain all my other TRC stories ever published between 2008~2011 (about 150 pages), namely:
Christmas MemoriesFrailWinter Sun (from "Road to Nowhere" anthology)ForgottenEclipseCloverfield (from "Town of Wind" anthology)
"Eclipse" will be completely remastered for the b/w edition, since it was originaly printed in color. The below example shows what I mean - I will basically redraw the entire story in normal manga style (inked and toned).
And this time I'll choose a readable font size. xD;I also plan to add a brand new one-shot story to the compilation, about 10 pages. ^^
And of course, the compilation will have a brand new cover art.
I don't want to commit myself to any deadlines or book pric
I got a wake-up callTumblr http://asktheretardedstrawhats.tumblr.com/ | Gallery http://blueskiies.deviantart.com/gallery/ | Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/_BlueskiiesI got a wake-up call1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I just watched the video linked in Yuumei's journal, most of you probably saw it too, but if not, here http://yuumei.deviantart.com/journal/Respect-Yourself-351677123
A little over a year ago I drew some fanart for PewDiePie, which he found, and asked to use on his t-shirts.
I thought that considering he had not commissioned me and because it was fanart of him, I shouldn't ask him for money (which, as I've been yelled at thousands of times for by my family and friends, was a stupid thing to do). I didn't want to cause any hassle for him, to which my sister said "Well then, at least ask for a free t-shirt of your own! Don't BUY one of your own shirts!" which I thought was completely valid.
So I messaged him asking if I was able to have a free one since he wasn't paying me for these...to which I got no reply.
Now, I was 16 at that point,
[Robin Doujinshi] I am still...Lost in you[Two of illusts is on other side of the same book][Robin Doujinshi] I am still...Lost in you5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Price :: USD 17.99
[prices are final and already include shipping worldwide for 1 copy]
Summary :: Jason, the former Robin or the second Robin, got serious injured at his head. His memory ran back to the past where he was still Batman's partner.... Batman took Jason to his manor once again. The sceneries of those old days they built together... How does Tim, who is the third Robin or the present Robin, feel ? Will there be anything between those three change?
Preview ::Same story, same situation, carried through different aspects of characters
[ I am still ]'s preview :: PoV Jason Todd by
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Commission1. Price [in US Dollars]Commission3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Your original character >>>
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3 characters : $100 (in one pic / one bg)
4 characters : $120 (in one pic / one bg)
*** More than 4 characters, $25 will be charge for each character.
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2 characters : $100 (in one pic / one bg)
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*** More than 4 characters, $30 will be charge for each characte
CONTEST TIME!!!!F.A.Q.s: http://altearithe.deviantart.com/journal/Frequently-Asked-Questions-354882440CONTEST TIME!!!!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
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