FAQ: FFXIII-2 Starseeker weaponEdit: Many of you asked for a transformation vid. So, I made this video clip. Enjoy!FAQ: FFXIII-2 Starseeker weapon1 year ago in Personal More Like This
In my former journal I asked if you would like for me to explain how my Starseeker weapon was made. Since there were quite some people that would like me to do so, I decided to make this FAQ journal. So, I hope I'l answer some questions you might have about this curious weapon and I hope I can explain it well enough for you all to understand.
Note that I made the weapon a couple of months ago and I don't remember everything very clear of the making of it. But, I'll do my best.
So, first things first: The Starseeker
Serah's weapon is quite the interesting one. This because it's a transformable one just like her sister's, Lightning. Nonetheless, it's a transformable one from bow to blade, which original form is none other than the cute moogle companion, Mog.
Of course, Final Fantasy is all about 'Fantasy', so making an exact workin
Progress UP: Added Lightning to my list.... WHAT?After watching the trailer of Final Fantasy XIII-2 I fell in love with her outfit, and I wanted another challenge:3Progress UP: Added Lightning to my list.... WHAT?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I might start on it during the next months during college. Hopefully, I get it done by the summer and bring it to Otakon. In the future I'll remake some parts (now that finally there are better cgi pictures) and add on to this~
I was surprised with the amount of positive feedback for this costume, you're all so kind! The version 1&2 costume has a Daily Deviation here at DA, featured in PSM3 UK Playstation Magazine and Costume Showcased at Cosplay.com. I am really happy that my armor has been an inspiration to others, so I like to share my helpful tips! For more photos of my armor look at my galleries: http://yuurisan-c-chan.deviantart.com/gallery/25655093
Updated on September 18, 2012
Please read the journal before asking me questions, you may send me a note and I'll respond asap.
I believe being creative, having motivation, love fo
Helpful Tips on Serah's Default FFXIII-2 Outfit.V2Helpful Tips on Serah's Default FFXIII-2 Outfit.V22 years ago in Personal More Like This
Final Fantasy XIII-2 is finally out! So far I like it c: I got the Collector's Edition with Serah's Genji Bow and Summoner's Garb~
I had many of you asking when I was going to post on how I made my version 2 outfit and my version 2 bow-blade. I said soon, and so I'm writing during my free time I have between classes. If you have any specific questions you can comment here or send me a note. I don't bite! Some of you already know I'm really nice and helpful. If any of you like to follow my old version check this journal: http://yuuri-k-sama.deviantart.com/journal/Helpful-tips-on-Serah-s-FFXIII-2-outfit-215796493
If you use any of my ideas it would be nice if you credit me Also, to me this outfit is not perfect, but I feel like I have improved and I'm trying my hardest to get better (especially with make-up and posing). I learned to sew back when I was in high school by myself.
*At the moment, I take commissions for weapons and acce
Cosplay Tutorial: Molding and casting your piecesThis tutorial is based on how to use Smooth-on's Oomoo- and Smooth-cast series materials for cosplay purposes. There is little special too about using fiberglass instead of smooth-cast. Hope you enjoy!Cosplay Tutorial: Molding and casting your pieces9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Ok. Lets get started!
"I need five identically same looking parts like in that center of the picture for my cosplay but making them one by one would take LOTS of time. What to do?"
If you have the right materials then the answer is simple: "Make one sharp prototype of that piece then mold it and cast it."
Here are the materials you need:
- Modelling paste for making the prototype (or what ever material you like. It won't affect to the final product)
- Smooth-On's Oomoo 25 or 30 for making the mold (mold max 20-40 works too but it' need more skill to use. So i recommend Oomoo)
- Smooth-On's Smoothcast series for casting (i recommend smooth-cast 320 because it is easy to paint with spray paint)
(Smooth-On got lot of resellers in few countries. Here in Finland is Silcom.fi who sells their p
Helpful Tips on FF XIII-2 Serah's White Mage DLCHelpful Tips on FF XIII-2 Serah's White Mage DLC1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'll be giving out helpful tips and fabrics I used in this journal entry. Note, I made my own patterns. If you have any specific questions you can comment here or send me a note.
If you use any of my ideas it would be nice if you credit me
Journal entry on default outfit and bow-blade found here: http://yuuri-k.deviantart.com/journal/Helpful-Tips-on-Serah-s-Default-FFXIII-2-Outfit-V2-282570695
-updated Sept. 23, 2012-
I used Stretch Hemp Rayon 2 x 1 Rib Knit Natural fabric. It's very stretchy and has a snugly fit to the body, no zipper was used for this outfit. I lined the dress with the same rib knit fabric and I connected the hood to the dress. The hood is lined with Kona Cotton Peach fabric. The peach looking arrow detailing on the hood was ironed on with heat n' bond. I connected the peach bow on the middle of where the hood starts. Th
Tux Team Guide to Posing and Convention EtiquetteMan, I miss the feeling of being able to roll around in bed and sleep for as long as I want. Nowadays, my friends and I haven't been able to experience that even on weekends.Tux Team Guide to Posing and Convention Etiquette5 years ago in Personal More Like This
As of now, my brain is too fried to write up a proper journal entry about our volcano GARventure, and one of my usual event reports (as you can see on the right side of my journal) about Cosplay Mania, but I'd like to take this chance to share a part of our lecture of sorts at the Cosmania cosplay workshop last Sunday.
China !snowpeachdrop, Kat ~moonlightflight, El ~rosiael and I were invited to talk about general cosplay planning, like fabric selection, wig styling, cosplay makeup and photography. My friends might post the other parts, but for now here is our silly guide about posing for cosplay photos, and convention etiquette. The actual presentation was actually longer, and with lots more examples, but here is a condensed rundown of what we talked about, fo
Cosplay FAQCOSPLAY FAQ!Cosplay FAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Most of the time, I find FAQ to be a little bit pretentious, but I've finally decided to make one simply because, I get one of these questions at least once a week, and while I love giving you all the individual help that I can, those of you who have asked these questions and received answers know they tend to be suuuuper long winded (I have a hard time explaining any other way), and I just don't always have time to answer in as much detail as I like. So here I can make sure I give all the basic info I can think of, but you are more than welcome to note me or comment with any further questions!
First, this one is really more for my sake, but has been asked a few times: Can I make a replication of your (whatever character) cosplay?
Let me first say that I don't feel knowledge belongs to any one person. I am more than happy to explain in detail to you how I have done absolutely everything on any of my cosplays. From makeup to a
WIP vol.2 (Chest plate)Yo!WIP vol.2 (Chest plate)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I made a chest plate body and some shoes today.
Because this is going to be a quite long WIP, I'm only going to post chest plate WIP tonight.
Shoes are coming up tomorrow.
Oh lol, this chest plate almost drove me nuts.
First time making this kind of stuff.
And second time making a cosplay out of wonderflex!
Oh well, I bet you all gonna laugh.
But wanna know how I made it?
I taped myself with wonderflex, heated myself in front of a mirror with a hot air blower and ran in a bathtub full of cold water
I think it took me about 10 hours to cut, shape and paint it.
Here ya go, a bunch of WIP photos for everyone. I hope you can get some tips!
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me
Oh some lovely patterns are the first thing to do.
Warm it up and shape it a bit.
More shaping and taping.
Best weight in the world, a bottle of beer.
Oh trying out some ornaments and stuff. Also made some collar testing.
Lock system. A total of 8 locks in the chest plate armor
Vietnamese cosplayers that I loveToday is a nice day xD and starting tomorrow, I'm going to have 4 days vacation ^O^ so i'm in good mood now x">Vietnamese cosplayers that I love4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will tell you guys about some Vietnamese cosplayers that I love them so much :'3
First, some in my Voc team:
:iconryuuseiki: - She is a perfect Kaito, an amazing cosplayer xD We call her "Hến", hehe ="3 I think she is most awesome when she uses short wigs =]]]] and her best characters are cool guys =]]
:iconsinnershizuka: - A very cool Len Kagamine, and also very good at crafting paper stuff :'x and she is Voc team's symbol =]
:iconyukirin-shita: - In my opinion, she is one of the most awesome Gakupo cosplayers, and she is really good at making cosplay props x"3
:iconluuming: - She looks like a queen to me, I call her "bà lão" xD Her cosplays are beautiful and she is super cool at doing Photoshop ='>
:iconmeiji0805: - A very sweet girl xD She is very beautiful, looks like an angel to me :'3 Her Luka cosplay no one can match xD
And other cosplayers:
Oerba Yun Fang Progress!Hey, Tranquility here! I promised to post progress, so here it is. Sorry that it doesn't look like much yet, I still have a lot to do! Adding to this journal will help keep me motivated.Oerba Yun Fang Progress!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My fabric! It needs to be ironed, haha. The blue is silk dupioni that I was lucky to find pretty cheap and the white is a shinier poly shantung from JoAnns. I liked them because I wanted some texture. I got this fabric a long time ago, but I've been procrastinating on the sari because making the trim is kinda a pain. Must work!
Unfinished necklace and bangles, my completed armband, and the buckles for my belt and boot covers.
Sunday Special ;D WIG HEAD TUTORIAL!Yo!Sunday Special ;D WIG HEAD TUTORIAL!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay. It's Sunday. But I've promised to provide you with some new tutorial today also! *grin*
SO! HOW 'BOUT A WIG HEAD TUTORIAL ;D ESPECIALLY FOR YOU MY BIG HEADED FRIENDS!
Actually... I just hate all the wig heads for sale. My head size is 62cm. So you can believe how well those 55cm wig heads fit me.
I even have some problems with all the wigs! I always have to cut off all the adjustable size wraps! ;__; And even then they are too small for me!
Well, my solution for the problem is this!
With only 10 euros! Yeah, around 15 dollars you can make your OWN wig head.
Which is exactly the same shape as your own head.
So you can actually style your wig only with this! No need to put it on and cut trough a mirror anymore! ^^
We all have a different face. Eyes, nose, lips. They are all in different places!
That's why I really recommend to make your own wig head. To get the best results in wig styling!~
Here ya go!
First! You need a packet of straws, a packet of cling film and one who
A Word on WeatheringA lot of people have been asking me how I did the weathering on my armor. The weathering was done using the sponge/rag technique. First, I would take black acrylic and dab it with a sponge and rub it all over the armor,section by section, covering every square inch. Then, after letting it sit for a moment, I would rub it off with a rag. If I wanted to remove more, I would wet the rag. Then I would repeat the process with brown acrylic. Then, after all said and done, the streaks and edges were done with a silver leafing pen.A Word on Weathering9 months ago in Personal More Like This
A word on getting "that look". The point of weathering is that the armor does not look brand spanking new. You shouldn't weather your armor with a specific pattern in mind (unless you are airbrushing and are very skilled). The point of dirt and wear and tear is that it is supposed to be random, so don't fret if the weathering deviates from what you envisioned. But, you should take into account of things like gravity, where the bottom might be more dirtier than the t
Tutorial of Gundam CosplaySubject to change due to work in progress (WIP)Tutorial of Gundam Cosplay1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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Sword and dagger of Rai - Lamento TutorialSwiish!Sword and dagger of Rai - Lamento Tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tonight I'm going to continue my daily prop tutorials with some basic sword and dagger making.
What do we need:
-Cardboard (thick one, around 3mm-4mm)
-Black fake leather (half meter)
-Some paper balls which you get from a crafts store
-Normal paper glue and hot glue
-One wooden stick (1cmx1cmx1m)
-Dremel or similar machine
-Cotton wool fabric
-Citadel paints, black, golden and silver.
And a few hours of free time!
Our mission is to make these two props, a sword and a dagger!
(right on the photo) Google Lamento - Rai if you wanna know more about the original.
We will start with drawing the patterns on a paper or straight on the cardboard sheet:
Then we can continue with cutting 'em out:
Japan Expo 2012 COSPLAY VIDEO 1-XWe attended the Japan Expo con last weekend for the first time in our life, and we were able to meet Omaru (thanks to :iconshoko-cosplay:. btw, you MUST see her Hilde costume. It's so lovely). He was very kind to us and he recorded us in our Borderlands costumes *__* So check out this fantastic video full of great cosplayers... and us XD (We appear in 0:31)Japan Expo 2012 COSPLAY VIDEO 1-X1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Genuine all Steel Swordmaking of ZangetsuGenuine all Steel Swordmaking of Zangetsu4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Next Tomb Raider Game Announced!Hello Groupies! We are both very pleased and excited to let you know that the next Tomb Raider game (in sequel to the reboot) has been announced and is currently in development! With the success of the current game, the excitement for the sequel has only begun!Next Tomb Raider Game Announced!4 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"Hi - you may have read today that a next-generation sequel to Tomb Raider is in the works. We’re very excited to confirm that the team has started working on telling the next chapter in Lara’s tale. It’s still early days, so I’m afraid I can’t provide any further details for now save my assurance that we’re not resting on our laurels and acclaim from Tomb Raider’s recent successes, but working hard to raise the bar even higher and re-affirm the faith you’ve shown."
- Darrell Gallagher, Head of Product Development and Studios
The sequel was mentioned on a blog from Phil Rogers today. To read the complete blog, which has some great insight into Squa
Cosplay DIYI am happy to introduce you to "Cosplay DIY" range of products which will allow you to make your own cosplay jewelry. There's no more need to spend many hours on the internet searching for the right colour and size beads. You don't have to order hundreds of beads just to use only 2 of them for your project. You don't have to wait a month or more to have all your parts delivered. Now you can get everything ready for you in one simple Cosplay DIY pack. And what is more important you still get to make your cosplay piece yourself!Cosplay DIY8 months ago in Personal More Like This
At the moment there are two items avilable for you:
Lightning inspired pendant: https://www.etsy.com/listing/130196014/cosplay-diy-lightning-inspired-pendant?refr_shop
Aerith Dissidia DLC earrings: https://www.etsy.com/listing/130397976/cosplay-diy-aerith-dissidia-dlc-inspired?refr_shop
Please stay tuned for more Cosplay DIY ideas such as:
Bayonetta earrings (avilable end of may)
Yeul whole bead set
and many more in the future.
If you are interes
Cosplay Ireland PhotoshootI've been an observer today. Sad at the beginning with the fact that my new wig didn't arrive on time I quickly changed my mind and tried to turn this mishap into something good. I tried to learn as much as I could from... observing others in action.Cosplay Ireland Photoshoot1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. Switch off that teacher mode Ana!
So maybe I started off wery wrong trying to give some unnecesarry advices on posing and expressions. I quickly realised that I shouldn't have.
This is probably because I switched into that teacher mode working on a very special cosplay panel. I hope I didn't seem to be to bossy - I seriously didn't mean to scare anyone
I was worried I made a horrible mistake but felt a lot better when Stephen the phtograper used the same analogy and example I used at the beginning of the session to guide the very last cosplayer to that specific facial expression desired for the photo.
2. Don't mess with the banana chiquita!
Cosplay is about fun, and when you're out of ideas for posing and you did your job good it's t
Choice of Cosplay: Were you asking for it?Cross posted from my Multiply and Liveju blogs.Choice of Cosplay: Were you asking for it?5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Disclaimer: A lot of you know me in the cosplay community, and some of you might think that my words may represent the community or organization im involved in. These thoughts are my own based from my own observation. Blame anyone else and ill just laugh at your expense. Thanks.</i>
Bear with me for adding another thought regarding the cosplay scene, i cant help it if certain issues or stories end up quite thought provoking.
Stories of cosplayers being harassed by some spectators are the common buzz in the community recently, and it had me thinking, what provoked these people to commit such actions that are considered unappropriate by the cosplayers themselves?
There are already tips and suggestions focused towards the audience on how to treat cosplayers. Now in this blog, id like
Cirque des RevesHEEEY JOIN THIS SUPER AWESOME GROUP >vvCirque des Reves1 year ago in Personal More Like This
EEnE - Spookyville/ArisED - UpdateHi!EEnE - Spookyville/ArisED - Update1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm popping up to say that I'm not dead and I am working on the intro. Like I said, I'm keeping my promise.
Sorry for not checking in! X_X
Checking in again.
It's coming out great so far. I just have to make sure the program's not going to malfunction on me. X_X
Here is what I have done so far.
50 sec/1 min 55. --- Meaning that I have 42 seconds done!
Slight description. I have mentioned how Spookyville will be split. Well, it is split. On one side of the wall/pillar is the "back door," where, it looks like townies and does not prosper much. There are no windows facing that part. On the other side is the more prosperous side... which will be shown throughout the video.
I am so psyched about how it's turning out, it being my first all background-all-character thing. XD
DIGIMON DIGIMON DIGIMON DIGIMONARRRGH I AM IN SUCH A DIGIMON MOOD RIGHT NOWDIGIMON DIGIMON DIGIMON DIGIMON3 months ago in Personal More Like This
And I'm reminded of my own idea for a Digimon rp/story/something which I abandoned in 2008...
It was a very strange concept where in this world Digimon existed as an MMO/tamagotchi game. Y'know, like the original digimon pocket pets, or the Digimon World games! Except an updated fancy version with online multiplayer. Oh and also it was REAL!
The idea is that this is a parallel earth very similar to our own, where digimon are APPARANTLY nothing more than this popular net game. But nobody knows anything about who created it, and the AI is so good that people would swear that their Digimon was actually alive! Mostly it's only kids that have the innocence to believe this, and people pure of heart like that are sometimes chosen by the will of the game- sucked inside the digital world and recruited in the great war against the Defects.
Defect Digimon are glitches or the monsters amoung monsters. The equivelant of demons- not just digimon that l
TAGGED 'N BAGGEDCUTTLES YOU OWE ME BIG TIME. HUFFHUFFTAGGED 'N BAGGED6 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. You have to write 10 things about yourself.
2. You must respond to 10 assigned questions.
3. Copy pasta the rules in your journal too.
4. You have to tag 10 people by putting their Icons on the journal and
tell them you tagged them and send them the link to your journal.
10 things about myself
1. Sometimes, I sneak into the kitchen at night to try and eat as much food as possible before sunrise. My mother has been having this reoccurring nightmare where one day she'd wake up to an empty refrigerator.
I'm still trying every chance I get; and I always go for the cheese cake first. IT'S HER FAVORITE.
2. Whenever,and I mean WHENEVER I get ready to draw an image on the computer--I have this special pink (used to be black) bandanna I put on my head. I have never gone