FFXIII-2 Lightning ~*The Chest Armor*~On today's update of Lightning progress, I would like to share with you a couple of DO's and DON'TS for this armor.FFXIII-2 Lightning ~*The Chest Armor*~4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would also like to direct your attention to :iconyuurisan-c-chan: who has started writing her own helpful tutorial on Lightning's Valkyrie Armor. Her work is really stunning and I highly recommend the tips and tricks she provides.
And for those of you wanting to cosplay Serah from FFXIII-2, yuurisan's twin :iconYuuri-K-sama: has also written a great tutorial. CHECK THESE OUT. YOU WON'T REGRET IT.
Anyway, yesterday I began work on the front chest piece for Lightning, and let me just say, it was a bit of a learning experience. I knew what I was getting into but I didn't know how to go about some things a certain way. It's kind of that thing... "Hey, I think this will work great this way." But it really doesn't go exactly how you envisioned it. This is one of the ways:
As you can see in the image above, I assumed that wiring would be best to make the ribbed cu
Elf Christmas Wishlist 2015It's that time of year again, if you are interested in creating your own Elf Christmas list check out the :iconsaniika:'s projectElf Christmas Wishlist 20152 months ago in Personal More Like This
Make a post in your dA journal (please include this manual - I won’t grant any wishes, if I see no manual). The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
If you wish for real-life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.
Prop-building 101In the Fighting Dreamers Productions I am usually the guy who builds most of the props (though both twinfools and Yuna are getting better and better at it all the time, and Val and Mavi are fearsome prop builders on their own right).Prop-building 1018 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since I tend to focus on manly characters with huge weapons, I receive quite a bit of mail asking for instructions on how to make them. Rather than writing hundreds of individual emails I wanted to create a series of articles on the noble skill of Cosplay prop-making.
And what a better way to start it than go through the basics of making giant weapons! In this first installment I will talk about materials and tools I use to make my props.
DISCLAIMER: there are many, many great Cosplay prop-builders, and in no way do I think my methods are superior to theirs. This is for those people who want to learn the methods to my madness.
Below is the list of the materials I use most commonly to create my props. Note that this is not a comprehensive list by
Messenger bags giveawayThe giveaway is over, I'll start counting stars now, I'll announce the winners as soon as possible.Messenger bags giveaway2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello citizens of the internet I've been wanting to do something fun and give away things for a while, been thinking of ideas for way to make it more interesting XD this is what I came up with.
BlueRobotto's Messenger bags giveaway
You can get one of the messenger bags available in my Etsy shop! shipped to your house for free!!
These are the bags available at the moment:
Check out more pics in my Shop
What to do?
It's going to be a raffle, based on stars awarded
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I've become a big fan of appliqués in the past 5 years.
In this tutorial I want to show you what you can accomplish with this simple sewing technique.
Don't be surprised if I go through the steps quickly. In the lower tutorials everything has been described.
Basics / other tutorials can be found here:
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!3 years 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
Why Do I Ship Fang/Lightning?Zerrat asked this question over on the Fangrai February website (http://fangrai-february.tumblr.com):Why Do I Ship Fang/Lightning?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Basically, I want to read people waxing poetic about Fang/Lightning, so here is a meta question for you all to answer as you see fit. What made you ship Fang/Lightning, and what do you like best about this ship?"
This was my response:
I could, I suppose, provide a somewhat poetic answer, but I would much prefer to give a simpler one.
What drew me to shipping Fang/Lightning? The answer, I think, lies in the depth that these two characters have.
Lightning is like a marble statue left to face the tearing winds of chance and fate. She's been scarred - irrevocably so - by all that she has endured, but rather than making her ugly, her suffering has made her magnificent. The harshness she has, the strength, all of these things stem from her desperate need to protect her sister. Yet the very things that make her capable of protecting her sister are also the things that drive her sister away.
Genuine all Steel Swordmaking of ZangetsuGenuine all Steel Swordmaking of Zangetsu3 years ago in Personal More Like This
dAMeet - November 21!☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢dAMeet - November 21!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Čavas visiem! Izziņoju nākamo devmītu!
Pie Laimas pulksteņa
21. novembris, 14:00
"Folkklubs Ala" bijusī "Kabata" - Peldu iela 19, Rīga, Latvija
Parastā atrašanās vieta iekš "Folkklubs Ala"
Iesaku paķert līdzi skiču kladi un zīmuļus (tie, kas zīmē), laptopus, fotoaparātus utg...
un labu garstāvokli!
Lūdzu nerakstiet, lai rīkojam pasākumu ārpus Rīgas un ka Jūs nevienu nepazīstat, un nevēlaties nākt tikai tādēļ. Jo šādus pasākumus
Worbla's Finest Art Tutorial I◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ Naraku on Facebook ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊Worbla's Finest Art Tutorial I3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Hello and welcome to my second tutorial. I made this one especially for Thomas today.
Here are some pictures on "How to use Worbla's"
But first: What is Worbla's?
Worbla's Finest Art is a thermoplastic that's ultra cosplayer-friendly. It cuts easily with a knife or a pair of scissors.
Cosplay FAQCOSPLAY FAQ!Cosplay FAQ5 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
BestDA photos Collection #7BestDA photos Collection #72 years ago in Art Features More Like This
At the attick by tia0608
The Sea to Tir Na Nog by CookmePancakes
rambling by davespertine5854 by CookmePancakes
Sea level by dinabelenkoa kiss goodbye by emznocedoOne in a million by naked-in-the-rain
Memoria by RonnyEngelmannLast hope by Piscisvolantis
Lurker by annajordanart
I_..OO.._I by RonnyEngelmann
Waves II by Matthias-Hakerroots to grow wings to fly by Traumsturm
Let's talk about Lightning and other ff females.Been long since I've submitted a journal.Let's talk about Lightning and other ff females.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well I've been thinking if I should talk about this here but yeah, just wanna say my sadness on everything I've saw and read against my most favorite Female character Lightning. Well I'm aware that every FF character will always have haters or ones who will say anything against them just like us living human beings but it just saddens me because for everything that Lightning wears in LR there will always be a dirty comment about her and they're even from those I thought huge fan of Lightning. I mean Lightning is a character, we people are the ones[not to mention the SE staffs who are working for LR] who made those costumes for her. I know how you feel [disappointment]. But to talk anything like she's a whore, those f*ckin' tits and etc. I mean I'm a woman who also have those but to talk it off like that---I mean don't be pissed at Lightning
[and say anything like it's not her character; why does she wear those, well did she
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIIThe storm has come and Lightning is adaptable!Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Event is over. The images shown include that of a town, a bar, buildings, streets, customes, monsters, train, and much more. There's one special oil-painting revealed.
There was a trailer shown, but only to the attendees. More information will be leaked on that soon, though, so don't worry!
The third game is titled, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.
The world itself is new, in an area called Navus Partus in a city called Lexerion
Lightning is the sole character, so the entire game will revolve around her.
The world will end in 13 days until doomsday.
Lightning is stronger than human and more like a God. She'll be stronger than the previous two games.
This will be Lightning's final battle.
There will be plenty of customes customization which affects Lightning's status in battle.
Lightning can wield big words.
The gamplay is based on a real-time block system, designed to make battles much more active a
Horror Cosplay FeatureBlood Teller:::::: by WitchikoYuno Gasai:::::: by WitchikoHIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD. by CandustarkLiving Dead by KannonKosplayHead Above Water by donttouchmymilkCharles Lee Ray by PuppetsFallThe Nurse by UndercoverEnvyThe Night Shift by EnvisageU65,000 Hits by ThePrincessZelda:thumb375786614:GH: Sensing something amiss... by songster69Investigation by kennteeGhost Hunt: It's Work by ero-deGhost Hunt: Frame Up by ero-deHigurashi - Rika Furude - I by JessicaUshiromiyaSanHigurashi - Back to school by sasorinodannaunPAcon -Higurashi cosplay- by kotori-hatakeShion -2 by Ran-AkaharuMegumi Shimizu - Shiki by maki-chamaShiki - Seishin Muroi by kirawinterShiki: Megumi and Toshio by HanaeXMermaidsMegumi 2 by YuuGrayShiki 01 by herotenkaHorror Cosplay Feature3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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!5 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.
Spirited Away千と千尋の神隠しSpirited Away4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Chihiro/Sen by :iconH-i-t-o-m-i:
Haku by :iconstudiok2:
Photo by Skywalker
Thx Fairy for your helping
The whiteness of the clouds left behind by a plane
Draw a line across the blue sky
Always, no matter to where, always continuing
As if it knew tomorrow
In my chest I breathed in a shallow breath
I remember the breeze that blew on my hot cheek
The hands and feet which are bound before the future
Are freed by a quiet voice
So nostalgic that I want to scream out, is
One life, the midsummer light
At your shoulder, swaying, the sunbeams streaming through the leaves
The white ball at rest
The petals which have been scattered by the wind
The invisible river which carries both
Singing while flowing on
Secrets and lies and joy
Are the children of the gods who created this universe
The heart which is bound before the future
Someday, will remember its name
So loved that I want to scream out, is
One life, the place to r
Lightning Returns: FF XIII ContestLightning Returns: FF XIII Contest2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII allows players to customize its heroine, Lightning, in ways the series never has before. To celebrate, deviantART and Square Enix invite you to design your own customization of Lightning in the first ever contest of its kind! Su
Cosplay: From Fandom to IdentityWatch depthRADIUSCosplay: From Fandom to Identity4 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
dAWishingWell Festive Scavenger Hunt - ClosedThe Hunt is Closed! Result tonight.dAWishingWell Festive Scavenger Hunt - Closed1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
About the hunt
Winter found its way into the Well and 12 snowflakes are scattered around dAWishingWell, TheWishingWidget, WishReviewTeam and TheWellWriter. When you'll find a snowflake, you'll be given a small task and a clue to find the next snowflake. But, there's also some elusive bonus snowflakes you might find. No clues for those one: be attentive!
1. Read the rules!
2. Follow the rules!
3. If you have general questions about the hunt, please ask them here or in a note to the group.
4. If you have a question about a task or clue, please ask it in the sta.sh where the task/clue is or in a note to the group.
5. Don't leave a question or comment about the hunt anywhere else!
6. You can help someone by giving small hints, but don't give away the links to the snowflakes or where they are.
7. Do not give hints about the bonus snowflakes. Those are meant to
Buying Online - [Good and Ugly][PhotoBomber] - [Tumblr] - [You Tube] - [Twitter] - [Cosplay.com]Buying Online - [Good and Ugly]4 years ago in Personal More Like This
A warning to the people
One of the questions I get a lot are "who do you buy ____ from?"
I always assumed that all sites were pretty equal,
but I recently have been, and still am, dealing with a dispute form a contact website,
they have broken their our rules but still refusing to refund the purchase,
and because of the way they worded the product paypal is refusing to step up.
I'm pretty burned,
and I know others have been screwed over,
or have had major problems from dealing with people online.
As well as people who have had amazing experiences.
Here is my list,
A list of the Good and the one Ugly I have received.
For Contacts, Wigs, and other things I have bought onli
Site Update: Commissions, deviantART muro brushesIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Commissions, deviantART muro brushes3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Introducing Commissions on deviantART
We've launched our new Commissions widget to everyone, enabling artists to generate real earnings through custom creations. Artists can list their commission availability through the widget on their profile, clients can then request commissions from them, and once the artist accepts, they receive payment which then shows up as profit on their My Earnings page.
Onion Club PlzMSN Emoticon SectionsOnion Club Plz4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yoyo & Cici
Choice of Cosplay: Were you asking for it?Cross posted from my Multiply and Liveju blogs.Choice of Cosplay: Were you asking for it?7 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