Chinese Cosplay Magazine Cos Top New IssuesOk, its already passed more than 3 months after my last journal entry, so I want to post more news about cosplay magazine and YOUR photos :3Chinese Cosplay Magazine Cos Top New Issues2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am gladly represent Chinese cosplay magazine "COSTOP", its very well-known at Southern China, have a lot of awesome photos and usefull stuff, but, sorry, Chinese only You can buy it online from taobao store, well because magazine dont have any English translation we are not sure that foreign readers will be interested on only-Chinese texts TAT But maybe we will do something about it...
So, back to the deal. Magazine want to made spotlight for non Chinese cosplayers and publish photoshoots in each issue. If you have interest in publishing your photos in magazine, you can send me photos via e-mail email@example.com (please, write "Cos Top Magazine" as topic of your email).
Also looking through your awesome photos, we are happy to receive interview from cosplayers, crafters, photographers, everyone who have passion to cosplay, and can tell
Photography FeatureI had a lot of fun with the last photography feature I did and so decided to repeat itPhotography Feature1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Joy by jatsy Harley portrait by Herrderp95 Mare and Foal by VolpeArtica08 111113 by kristianna11 portrait III by pollina Autumn Portrait by Yami-Usagi Holly and Pete Portrait II by klansi
Wild horses by jolian Reptiles by LeanneMarie92
None of the images shown belong to me, they are the property of their respective owners.
MASTER LIST OF TAOBAO STORES *NEW FABRIC SECTION* UPDATE:I'm currently searching for more cosplay/lolita /wig stores, in the mean time, have some updated nail art and new fabric section! Also, would anyone be interested in BDJ stores? I have found a few links here and there.MASTER LIST OF TAOBAO STORES *NEW FABRIC SECTION*4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Feel free to share a link to this journal to anyone in need of Taobao stores!
This list is constantly being updated! Feel free to add your own finds
http://phoenixiaoio.taobao.com/ (Most Vocaloid wigs come in several shades, so you can pick your favourite)
http://shop57068175.taobao.com/ (Same as the ebay store, only cheaper)
http://shop33700042.taobao.com/ (quality looks stunning *A*)
http://07day.taobao.com/ (Wigs and accessories/rings/ties etc)
http://shop61465485.taobao.com/ and http://shop36569647.taobao.com/ (lots of generic wigs)
http://chenyecos.taobao.com/ (look nice enough, but other stores are nicer/cheaper)
http://abujiacos.taobao.com/ (worth a look for their non-wig stock!)
http://cckids.taobao.com/ (another eBay sto
Yandere!Len x Vocaloid!Reader Your Mine! 1Yandere!Len x Vocaloid!Reader Your Mine! 1Yandere!Len x Vocaloid!Reader Your Mine! 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
You walked to your best friend, Rin's house. Rin wanted you to come and spend the night, even though her brother was there to. He always acted weird towards you. 'Strange..' You thought, looking around. This wasn't the usual way you walked to Rin and Len's house. "Konichiwa, ____-chan~" A happy voice said. You turned around, and smiled. It was just Rin. "Hey Rin!" You said. "I wondered why it took you so long to get to our house, come i'll show you where it is again." Rin said, giggling. You walked towards her, and smiled again. You and Rin both walked to her house. Len, on the other hand, was in his room. He looked at all the photos of you. He stared at one of you in a (f/c) Swim suit. Your (s/l) hair flowing behind you, your (f/c) headset on your head. He smiled darkly, when he heard you and his sister walking towards the house. "I guess today is the day, ______..That you will be mine..." He laughed to himself insanely.
*~After you and
Cosplay: From Fandom to IdentityWatch depthRADIUSCosplay: From Fandom to Identity3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Cosplay: From Fandom To Indentity
Written By techgnotic
Goddess with Black Wing
Welcome to a whole new level.
Cosplay is taking over the world and our only surprise is what took it so long. There is so much to explore in this current Cosplay crusade. Let’s take a look beyond the headlines and thriving Con event circuit and get to the heart of what makes Cosplay so special to so many around the Earth Sphere. This is your chance to share with us the important elements, storylines, issues, and community members you would like to see highlighted.
To get this party started we’re running a series of profiles and tutorials t
Photography Troubleshooting: FiltersThis week we bring you another issue of Photography Troubleshooting to hopefully give you some tips and explanations behind how to make use of some photography accessories. If you have a question, query or any thoughts you wish to see discussed just drop us a comment or note!Photography Troubleshooting: Filters3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"The use of filters, how to pick them and examples of situations where they would be helpful...."
Hi moria330, filters are a good way of diversifying your photographic opportunities without spending a great deal of money (though, granted, many of the better quality filters can get to be relatively expensive).
In film photography, filters were used a lot more extensively then they are today thanks to the nature of the medium.
For example colour filters were used for white balance purposes on colour films that were balanced for different light types, so, you could shoot artificial light balanced film under daylight if you had a filter that corrected for it.
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Today I show you how to sew a wide braid. Most cosplayers have the problem that our character has a pattern, a braid or similar to his clothes that are simply not exist to buy.
With this little tutorial you have one of many ways to solve this problem completeley.
Today my costume is from Sakizou of the artbook "Romantic jewels - Gentleman"
Character: Prince Emerauld
Have a look what the bra
Harry Potter wand tutorial + costume snapshotsHarry Potter wand progress/tutorialHarry Potter wand tutorial + costume snapshots4 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
Happy Anniversary SupernovadobeHappy 5th wedding anniversary :iconsupernovadobe:!Happy Anniversary Supernovadobe2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You're the light of my life, my sun and star, the donut of my morning... well... you get the point.
It has been a very full five years of being married, complete with all the ups and downs of most couples, and I don't regret a moment I've spent with you. I still love you as madly as I did when I met you 6 years ago and I hope to love you just as madly for many more years to come.
I love you. I cherish you. I adore you.
Thank you for being with me. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for being my friend, my lover, my life fullfiller -the stars in my heaven.
Thank you for letting me be as cliche as I possibly can towards you lol.
I owe you the world but all I have right now is my love so please accept that with a little iou for the day I can buy a house with you and ride off into the sunset for our happily ever after.
Your ever adoring wife,
January 2012 Cosplay DD Round UpJanuary 2012 Cosplay DD Round Up3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
January Cosplay Daily Deviation Round Up
January 2012 Cosplay daily deviation features from the past month, in case you missed them, all in one condensed and costumed space.
Queen by bellatrixaidenMirka Fortuna . The Duchess II by LeonorGraciasZelda: Skyward Sword - Crimson Loftwing Cosplay by LilleahWestCloth Road_Team by tamarpgCode Geass: Metamorphosis by Green-MakakasWelcome into my garden... by Nocte-AngelusKaya-queen by Squalo-SuperbiaHeretic Battle of the immortals cosplay by yukigodblessMiku DWC: The Shame by KukiikunMoon Light by Rei-DollEntranced by Emma Frost by AnaAestheticMilka Fortuna - Trinity Blood by Pugoffka-samaRomeo x Juliet by LadyGiselleBasilisk by Kifirfamily portrait by Flame-RSacrier's Blood by WilkoakMegurine Luka - Vocaloid by kirawinterHush by Megami-ShiawaseBIOSHOCK: ADAM is near, Daddy by Benny-Leewhere should I start by hellsign
If you come across anything in the Cosplay gallery that you think is amazing, please feel free to drop me a note and suggest it. Suggesting is fun!
You can find my suggestion guidelines on my front page.
A list of all gallery moderators can be found
Doctor Who 50th Ann.There. MUCH better!Doctor Who 50th Ann.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ah Chris, why'd ya haff ta break m'heart so?
Original here: http://doctorwho.tumblr.com/post/64154037378/the-first-in-studio-image-of-matt-smith-david
Need your input for a Photoshop guide!Hey everyone! Just wanted to give you a heads up that I'm working on a super long, detailed guide to maximizing your workflow efficiency and file/layer management in Photoshop. There are also a lot of other assorted tips and tricks in there as well.Need your input for a Photoshop guide!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The reason I wanted to tell you is in case anyone had any other ideas that might be well suited for it, or if you had questions that might give me an idea of more things to include. Some of it will be obvious to some of you, but I've realized over time that things that I assume everyone knows end up being largely unknown by a lot of people.
Currently, here is a portion of what I have:
Lock Transparent Pixels
Alt Color Picking
Multiple Windows for Same Doc
Brush Resizing Shortcuts
Groups for Textures
COMMISSIONS ARE OPEN!*IF YOUR COMMISSION HAS A DEADLINE, PLEASE TELL ME!COMMISSIONS ARE OPEN!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I work better if you give me a deadline to meet;
even if you do not need one, simply tell me when you want the artwork by.
I do Birthday gifts for others,
any holiday related events and images for Websites and Commercial uses.
When the commission is finished can vary; due to personal circumstances.
YOUR COMMISSION CAN TAKE UP TO 4 MONTHS.
I will never go over this.
While I personally don't want to take that long to complete a commission,
it has happened in the past so please let me know the moment you become impatient
I will try my best to get the artwork finished to you ASAP.
*Please read the terms further down.*
FULLBODY CELL-SHADE: 60 GB
(Image Heavy) Morgiana's Bracelets TutorialI documented my work on Morgiana's household vessel. This is basically the same procedure i use for my projects involving craft foam. If anyone has any more questions about it, just PM me and i'll try to help out :3(Image Heavy) Morgiana's Bracelets Tutorial1 year ago in Personal More Like This
NOTE: I am a messy craftsman. i don't really use accurate measurements or anything, so i can't answer any questions concerning how long or how wide something should be lols.
I've seen tutorials online with exact measurements, but i didn't follow them because my wrists are actually really small compared to my size TT___TT
And so i took paper and fashioned it around my wrist, cutting away until i'm happy with how it goes around.
Morg's vessel is open so the paper does not go completely around my wrist.
Trace the paper on some craft foam and cut two pieces of it.
From art foam, cut thin strips for the edges of the bracelet, and the insignia as well. This type of foam are the ones that are really thin and are available in bookstor
HD BroNY Con 2012 Artist PanelPixelkitties, John Joseco, Egophiliac, and Garret GilchristHD BroNY Con 2012 Artist Panel3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Saw this on EqD. Feels weird when you look at yourself. I still had fun. Ahahahahaha..yeah... Loved Garret's intro.
Shindig video chat event with me!!!Super exciting news, everyone! I am holding an interactive 1-hour online chat on Monday November 19th, from 9pmEST - 10pmEST!Shindig video chat event with me!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
That means you guys can come hang out with me via webcam and talk cosplay, comics, anime, conventions and more! I'm using this awesome website called Shindig so all you have to do is RSVP in the link and come Monday the 19th JOIN the chat!
The best part? Send in your questions for me via firstname.lastname@example.org and Shindig will pick the most interesting ones for their streaming interview with me during the chat!
The 2nd best part? I will be in costume for the event! But you won't find out which costume until the 19th!
Please don't send questions via comments below, these WILL NOT COUNT! Only questions emailed to email@example.com will be chosen for the chat event!
Looking forward to hanging out with everyone!!
List of ALL Monster High DollsThis is a list of all monster high dolls that are out && that I know officially are coming out~List of ALL Monster High Dolls3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also I will put bullet points next to the name of the doll of what doll I have, need or need for custom~~
I try to keep this updated as much as possible, but it is kinda hard too. Here is a great visual MH doll list here, http://www.tattoomyheart.com/mhcheck/
It tends to have major updates here && there.
Overall if anyone needs info on the MH dolls, whether it be like when a doll will be released, is it an exclusive, etc. please do leave a comment or note me.
Also if you have any info on any new MH dolls, then please do inform me! I may or may not be aware of newer dolls, playsets, etc. coming out.
THEIR ARE SO MANY NEW DOLLS NOT YET ADDED TO THIS LIST. WHEN I FIND THE TIME I WILL PROPERLY UPDATE THIS.
= DON'T HAVE
(?) = Doll picture/info shown on official MH website or F
Changing the world through musicSomeone recently brought up an interesting point as they left a comment on one of my YouTube videos. They argued that my talent wasn't very rare, and that everything I've done has already sorta been done before--that I'm not really pushing any boundaries or doing anything new. Tone is often lost or misconstrued over the internet, but it seemed to me that the person leaving the comment was insinuating that I was somehow "less" of an artist, or not quite deserving of praise, simply because I wasn't pushing some sort of boundary with the music I made.Changing the world through music3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have a pretty thick skin, but I'll admit that negative comments bother me. They bother every artist. We do what we do to make others happy, and if we fail in that endeavor, it makes us feel bad. Any artist who denies that is either lying, or not in it for the right reasons (in my opinion). That being said, the guy's comment on my YouTube video... kinda bothered me.
The Contest Official Post ~CLOSED. NO EXCEPTIONS~This is the ~Official~ Journal Entry for my little design contest. In a nutshell you have 6 months from today (6-4-2014) to post the design/drawing of a non-fanart original character that you think deserves an added dimension. The third dimension.The Contest Official Post ~CLOSED. NO EXCEPTIONS~9 months ago in Personal More Like This
That means, you draw something and if I like it over all the other entries I'll sculpt it and ship it to you.
I am looking for strong design skills, excellent movement, expression, emotion, balance, color, and an overall sense of 'holy shit this thing needs to fucking exist'.
PPL, I've wanted to do this since forever, let's make something awesome! OoO
And also, guys... please be polite when you enter. I WILL block people that sass me - I'm giving away free stuff, I don't need lip to go along with it... *ragged sigh*
READ U PLZ, THE FINE PRINT
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
Before Cosplay Makeup: Basic Skincare!Before I write about cosplay makeup, I figured I should discuss some skincare basics. I feel it's important to know how to take care of your skin before you start putting gunk on it! This is really very basic so I think those of you with your own regimens already might be bored by it! But here it goes!Before Cosplay Makeup: Basic Skincare!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not an awesome guru wizard thing, but I'll just share some general concepts and products that work for me. It's different for everybody, but I hope this will be helpful! For your sreference, my skin type is combination: normal to dry with an oily nose. Hahah! Not my T-zone, just my nose!
Recently, my male friends had gotten very interested in makeup for cosplay and asked me for tips on how to go about it. (I think this was fueled by Kaname's visit to our country for Cosplay Mania '12, and they saw how beautiful he looks. ) I decided to ask them about their skincare regimen to figure out what products might work for their skin type.
When I asked what they wash their face w
Rapunzel's Wig FAQ and an InterviewHey everyone!Rapunzel's Wig FAQ and an Interview3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been a while since I last checked in. In fact, it's been so long that I just realised I never posted the cosplay interview I did here (and that was in January!). Japan Cinema invited me to chat to them for a while for their cosplay corner - if you're interested, you can read about it over here.
In other news, I have finally gotten around to doing a photoshoot for Rapunzel! Thank you so much to :iconstrawdoll: for being such an amazing photographer...you're so nice to me :'D And so, since I'm about to attack you all with photos, I figured it would be a great time to finally, finally post the FAQ I've been promising for her wig. Here we go!
RAPUNZEL'S WIG - THE FAQ
Oh my god, is that your real hair?
Er, no. Really, really no.
It must be really heavy then! How much does it weigh?
This is hands down the most comm
Trying to go ProfessionalWhat would it mean if I could actually take on YouTube as a profession?Trying to go Professional2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mainly it would result in 100% more videos for you guys, as well as being able to branch out and really dedicate time in production and editing.
This is something I've been talking about with Kelly for a while now, and I have recently (after some serious talk) gained my mothers support in the venture.
However, I can't do it for free. This is where you guys come in.
1) In the last few months of 2012, I plan to push for new designs in the Parlé store. So if you'd like to support us; then please buy a t-shirt or two when they are ready to go!
US STORE: http://parleproductionsusa.spreadshirt.com
UK STORE: http://parleproductions.spreadshirt.co.uk
2) Tell your friends about our shows, make your own videos talking about the shows. Do journals and tumblr blogs; anything to get the Parlé name out there and appealing to more people. The more people we get; the more likely this will happen.
3) Although we're not ke
Santa Sakky's Annual Plushie Giveaway! WINNERS!THE WINNER IS SafaiaSeidenkiSanta Sakky's Annual Plushie Giveaway! WINNERS!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The runner up winner is.... :iconAnimeRPGLover08: [:squee:]
YAY THANK YOU GUYS! I will be in touch with the winners soon to work out the details!! This was so much fun!! I hope to see you back here again next year! MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY WHATEVER, HAVE A GREAT NEW YEAR! [La la la la]
What was Sakky's Annual Free Plushie Giveaway!?
Starting last year I decided to have a giveaway during the holiday season where one person would win a custom plushie made by me. You see, I have a week off between Christmas and New Years and while I'm SURE I could find plenty to do on my own in that time, I figure it's ALWAYS exciting to win something and I really like making things for people. Not everyone can afford a custom plushie so this is a fun and free way for people to have a