September! Germany and Japan. And AWA!Posting this at 3am because I am jetlagged from Germany trip and not bothering to correct my sleep schedule. Afterall, I'm heading back out on Monday morning again, for a week in Japan.
Germany happened right on the tail of Dragoncon, I fly to Frankfurt then drove to Kassel to partake in Connichi, the largest anime convention in Germany. And it was an amazing event, filled with cosplayers from various European countries in gorgeous meticulously crafted costumes. For a craftsmanship lover such as myself, it was a breath of fresh air to be surrounded by all this wonderful handiwork. For the first time in a long time at a convention, I could wear a costume made by me (Granado Espada Wizard) and know that the people who saw it believed that I indeed made it myself.
In the US, I used to never be challenged on whether or not I made my own costumes, but in the last few years it seems like people only want to know where I bought them. Indeed, it is far too easy to have a full costume made for
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Apocalypse Princesses, In DepthReposting again, for those who didn't get the chance to see it.Apocalypse Princesses, In Depth3 months ago in Personal More Like This
There have been so many widespread visceral responses to "Apocalypse Princesses". I've heard gripes about me putting Mulan in the wrong attire, bitching about the corsets and feminine clothing, and even one rant about how it's not the Apocalypse if it doesn't look like a Mad Max movie.
I warned people they wouldn't like my take on the Disney princesses. Each and every one of those princesses in their respective movies were sexual. I don't care how you want to skew it. They dripped with sex. With their tight little outfits, and their pouty lips and their big doe eyes. They were all fantasies. (Yes even Mulan so you shut up too) Be it by the symbolism of their situations, or the actual physical attributes they were given, they were colorful representations of females in male dominated worlds.
I drew them still clad in the colorful symbolism they were created in. But I turned it on it's ear. Behind every one of them is eviden
Hi DAHi there folks!Hi DA6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry I've been MIA for so long... A Year and more!
I had another baby
We started a business
Lots of living life!
The baby's name is Josh. He was born in September. Brianna is now almost 3!
I can't believe how long it has been since I was on here last!
To all those who messaged me for commissions: I am sorry I did not reply! Life has been excessively hectic for the last year.
Big hugs and kisses to all my DA folks. I've missed you!
EDIT: Almost all cos for sale D:Okay so. I really need to sell stuff, because of tuition and of extra piano lessons. So PLEASE take a look. x_X It would be much appreciated...EDIT: Almost all cos for sale D:10 months ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: PRETTY MUCH ALL MY COS IS FOR SALE. I haven't put them up on this post yet, but if there's something in my gallery that you are interested in buying and I haven't sold yet (or didn't promise to keep), feel free to message me about it. I'm absolutely serious, since like I said, real life costs are adding up.
Prices negotiable WITHIN REASON. x_X
Cos not shown but for sale include...
Sebastian (Kuroshitsuji, overcoat) - $100
Rise (Persona 4, winter uniform) - $70
Shinkouhyou (Hoshin Engi) - $90
Ririchiyo (InuxBoku, uniform and blue dress) - $70
Lelouch (Code Geass, uniform) - $40
Labrador (07Ghost, robes, can be used for any bishop) - $120
Okita (Gintama, shinsengumi uniform can be used for any shinsengumi) - $70
Gakupo (Vocaloid, Venomania) - $100
Sheryl Nome (Macross Frontier, blue military uniform) - $100
FriendsFAKE FRIENDS: Never ask for food.Friends11 months ago in Personal More Like This
REAL FRIENDS: Are the reason you have no food.
FAKE FRIENDS: Bail you out of jail and tell you what you did was wrong.
REAL FRIENDS: Will sit next to you saying "Damn we really messed up but that sure was fun!"
FAKE FRIENDS: Never seen you cry.
REAL FRIENDS: Cry with you.
FAKE FRIENDS: Know a few things about you.
REAL FRIENDS: Can write a book about you, with direct quotes from you.
FAKE FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that is what the crowd is doing.
REAL FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds ass that left you.
FAKE FRIENDS: Will knock on your front door.
REAL FRIENDS: Walk right in and say "I'M HOME!"
FAKE FRIENDS: Are for awhile.
REAL FRIENDS: Are for life.
Selling.... *UPDATE*Putting some stuff up for sale...now that I have a premium and can put pics in my entries >>;;Selling.... *UPDATE*1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Need to clear some stuff, especially to pay for my summer programs...><
Prices are negotiable within reason...they do not include shipping, which is about $10 for costumes and $4 for wigs (in the US, ask about international!). I do combine shipping if you buy more than one item!
Cos fit sizes S-M, approx. 32-27-33 give or take a few inches, but ask for more detailed measurements if needed!
Price are in USD! I accept paypal~
If interested or for more info, comment or message me!
SYAORAN from TSUBASA CHRONICLE (Artwork ver)
More pics: http://worldcosplay.net/photo/123949/
Self made - hand-painted and lined. Very detailed and only worn twice over one weekend (for a shoot and an event)
Includes: kimono, belt, inner shirt, tassels
Asking for: $110
HEISUKE from HAKUOUKI (Western)
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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*~1 year 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