KuroBasu cosplay portraits + shoot outtakes!Generation of Miracles casual outfit portraits
(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
WHAT TIME IS IT? AAAADVENTURE TIME COSPLAY ...TIMEAdventure Time cosplay at Fantasy Quest 2WHAT TIME IS IT? AAAADVENTURE TIME COSPLAY ...TIME9 months 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
Sasuke's Picture DiaryLeave comments to keep me company?Sasuke's Picture Diary1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I am about to spend the next 6 hours or so sewing and painting to finish up costumes and then packing for an adventure. I will soon after leave for the trip and it's going to take a while to get to where I'm going to it'd be great if you leave comments to keep me company on the way there! I'll be reading and replying as much as possible!
Team Sasuke at Ozine Fest Day 3
So here are pictures from our day out last Sunday! Some are from my phone, others are from Facebook friends (Thanks, Jannibee and Benelyn!) and people who have sent me snapshots over Twitter!
Let's start with a group shot! Our theme was Sasuke and his teachers (and his flirt of an alternate universe self from Road to Ninja)
12 year-old pre-Shippuden Sasuke — Jin :iconbehindinfinity:
older Swagsuke/Charasuke from the Road to Ninja movie — Miguel :iconmerkymerx:
Revisiting Naruto cosplay + Road to Ninja Movie!So I've heard of this film for a long while, but never got to watch it for lack of a proper subbed copy/DVD release. (There was that Korean dubbed one that some people watched online, but Naruto has my favorite Japanese voice acting so I didn't want to watch it any other way!)Revisiting Naruto cosplay + Road to Ninja Movie!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Sometime last month, some happy news reached our shores — Road to Ninja would be showing at our local cinemas!! I know it's been a while since its first release but I'm glad I waited before resorting to well, less legal ways of watching it! Hahah! Here is a stupid rap I wrote and slapped on a manga panel:
Would Killer Bee be proud of me? HAHAH
I had the honor of being invited to the special advanced screening at Director's Club before it hit the cinemas! Major thanks to Ica and Movie Punch for having us over!
I dressed up as Minato (the Fourth Hokage) and Marien dressed up as
WHAT TIME IS IT? + Crystal Max Lens reviewIt's journal time! Today I've got some random spazzing and a lens review!WHAT TIME IS IT? + Crystal Max Lens review1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Oh man so I had just come home from an extremely enjoyable but very tiring day and I was just about ready to fall into bed when I spot a parcel waiting for me.
Gasp! ADVENTURE TIME merch from Hatah Hatah!! My friends and I were stopped in our tracks by their Finn hat at the con last weekend and we ended up kind of collectively staring at their booth and puking rainbows. We were all like MOTHER OF WANT WE MUST HAVE ALL THE THINGS
So after that I ordered the Finn pocket shirt and I got them today then I saw these hats and AAAAAAA brb wearing these everywhere
Adventure Time with Jin and Jake
(With the Glasses of Nerdicon)
Everything is SLAMACOW and comfortably squishy! If you like them, you can check out Hatah Hatah at their Facebook page
Crystal Max Lenses from Alice and Rabbit's Shop
Animated GIFs + video of our Ozine Fest adventuresVideo footage from last weekend's con, filmed by our very talented friend Resh Haydee / ~Reskiy! I usually share pictures, but I think his videos make you feel all the more like you were there.Animated GIFs + video of our Ozine Fest adventures1 year ago in Personal More Like This
(Click here to watch on Vimeo)
To give you a little preview of just some of the things you'll see in the video:
1. I am unable to keep a serious face for too long
2. Melo !BallistaShark shopping for furry ears
3. Batman taking pictures with the Batcam, and posing with pirates
5. Chinese Good Luck Cat pose
6. Nothing wrong with a little bromance cuddle
7. Ysabel ~SavingSunlight as Taiga in her angel costume, and Bok ~Somemaskedude as Ryuuji from Toradora
8. Too much adorables
1. Persona 4 teammates walking
2. Youthful Dinner!
3. A good bro helps a bro fix his hair
4. Kat ~moonlightflight being... Kat
5-6. Persona 4 tra
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 Experience6 months 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
A Happy Holiday Journal EntryThank youA Happy Holiday Journal Entry1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm still a bit overwhelmed by the responses to my previous journal entry, but I will do my best to make proper replies to some of you soon. But to everyone Thank you all for constantly giving me reasons to be grateful.
I've got a bit of free time today before another Christmas party so I thought I'd post a holiday journal with miscellaneous moments from the past month or so. Thank you so much to `Miss-It-Girl for extending my subscription so I can keep sharing these photos with you guys!
The holiday decor at home was a joy to look at and photograph.
I enjoyed the added details of these swirly twigs that make me think of Tim Burton landscapes.
After all these years, the sight of sparkling lights and shiny Christmas ornaments and even the smell of tinsel and synthetic trees gets me in the mood fo
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 cosplay1 year 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
Two bags worth checking out! (and boys in skirts)Hello! In this entry, I'll be talking about a couple of bags that might interest you guys. One is a camera bag for you photography enthusiasts, and the other is a Japanese schoolbag-inspired backpack for charity.Two bags worth checking out! (and boys in skirts)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've got another long-overdue cosplay-related journal entry coming up in a bit!
dA PRO Camera Bag
This is a rather late review, but better late than never! This has been my camera bag for a while the dA PRO Camera Bag.
I find it just the right size to carry my essentials, without being too bulky. A lot of my camera-wielding friends with too-large backpacks have repeatedly expressed their envy. Those straps on the front are for carrying tripods. They're removable if you don't need them.
Rubber dA logo on the back.
And here's how it looks when opened. What I've got in there currently is my camera, extra lens, LED camera light panel, charger, USB cord, extra battery, extra memory ca
Harry Potter cosplay tomfoolery at Fantasy QuestFantasy Quest 2011Harry Potter cosplay tomfoolery at Fantasy Quest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Many, many months ago last July (that's how late this entry is) a cosplay event was held in the most beautiful location that the local cosplay community has ever seen. Fernbrook Gardens the wedding & events destination which you might recognize from our Kuroshitsuji http://behindinfinity.deviantart.com/gallery/29228688 and Harry Potter cosplay photoshoots http://behindinfinity.deviantart.com/gallery/31767781
It was around that time that the world was getting ready for the final Harry Potter movie, so my friends and I decided that perhaps it was about time to push through with our plans to cosplay Harry Potter characters. Parts of Fernbrook Gardens also looked like Hogwarts so we figured it would be appropriate.
Photos are from my friends, some from albums I was tagged in on Facebook, and some from my own camera.
Here I am with most of my friends that I went to the event with, along with Arnel ~akagii2004 whom we met that day as he was
Vocaloid JBF Flower Wreath + Ciel lenses, etc.Jin's Flower Wreath ProcessVocaloid JBF Flower Wreath + Ciel lenses, etc.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
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!)
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!6 months 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
Broken Youth ED Cosplay Photo Sequence!NARUTO LIVE ACTION?!Broken Youth ED Cosplay Photo Sequence!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, our attempt at it anyway.
We loved the sixth Shippuuden ending animation, and this is what happened. These shots are better viewed in sequence so I decided to keep them all in this journal entry, as opposed to spamming you guys by submitting each shot individually into my gallery.
That certainly was a challenge. You might notice the use of the diffusion filter in some shots. I usually prefer photos crisp and clear, but we wanted to capture the feel of the video as much as we possibly could. I'll make a follow-up post or something with other shots from the shoot, as well as outtakes.
We know our take isn't perfect, but we did our best to work with what we had. We had to compromise some scenes. That stone relic is missing, but come on - it's not exactly easy to come by those things! Haha!
If you're not familiar with the Broken Youth ending, I suggest you check out this video because the following photo series might not make any sense ot
Mulan & PotC Photoshoot + Clinique PaintingDisney Cosplay Shoot!Mulan & PotC Photoshoot + Clinique Painting1 year ago in Personal More Like This
These pictures were from June last year I'M SORRYYYYY
First time we wore our our Disney cosplays was for Toycon 2011:
The weekend after, a few of us got together to do a studio shoot because we were just excited, and I wanted to finally try out a pseudo movie poster photo treatment for cosplay photos. It was definitely a challenge. But it made me really happy to show my friends how the final images turned out.
Test shot on Miguel ~merkymerx before he wore his Jack wig
Erving taking a REFLECTION SELF-PORTRAIT FACEBOOK DISPLAY PIC stlye photo halfway through putting on his Shan Yu costume
This is what the setup was for ~merkymerx Miguel's Captain Jack portrait. I edited the rope in. He was actually holding this stick held up by Dom ~Weakman. I made sure his pose was right, and that all the details were arranged and lit up properly while Erving adjusted the light settings a
Q + A (from my Tumblr and Facebook)Q: Kai-san what is your position on foreigners becoming mangaka, I'm just curious because there are people who think that manga is strictly a Japanese art. Thanks for your time. ^_^Q + A (from my Tumblr and Facebook)1 month ago in Gossip More Like This
A: It doesn't matter where someone is coming from, but quality and skill does matter.~
Q: Where do you buy most of you art supplies?
A: At Sekaido in Shinjuku.
Q: hey i was wondering.. what type of paper do you use for your watercolor illustrations? doesn't look like regular watercolor paper ;-; i'd really love to know
A: Uhm, I hope this doesn't dissappoint you but it -is- regular watercolor paper I am using..ww
Q: When you first started out as a professional artists, what was it like for you? And How did you bring notoriety to your wonderful art?
A: Hn, actually it was not so different from before. it was my dream to become professional, and I had no doubt to make it come true. So it was more like 'just starting' or something..
And to be honest, I am not really thinking about something like
FAQ *updated :DI updated the FAQ since there were many messages and questions incoming. Hope this is helpful!! :>FAQ *updated :D4 months ago in Personal More Like This
1) What tools do you use for drawing manga?
- Tools are overrated, practise is more important. I am using nib-pen and ink always.
2) May I paint from your pictures for practise?
- Yes, it's okay.
3) Do you take commissions/request/art-trades ?
4) Please look at my gallery and give me feedback!
- No, I don't have the time to check out random profiles. But I acknowledge the frequent writers. (Even if I can't reply usually, I am very happy to read something from you always.)
5) What media did you use?
- Most of my works are traditional (ink / watercolor / markers)
6) I am doing an university/school/etc. project and I would like to ask you some questions. Answer my interview.
-Unfortunately I don't have time to answer private interviews.
7) May I use your artwork or photo on my website/forum/whatever?
Costume Sale *updateD gray man. *SOLD*Costume Sale *update6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Character : Yuu Kanda(神田ユウ)
Full set not include wig
info : Size L
Full set (not include eye patch)
Character : Kagamine Len
Full set not include wig
info : Size XL
*not include wig
Character : Lelouch
Anime photo : http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8339/8223509732_d5008a05c9.jpg
Black&silver Coat Only
info : Size S-M
Uta.no☆prince-sama♪ Shining all star Ver. *SOLD*
Character : Ichinose Tokiya,Aijima Cecil,Hijirikawa Masato,Ittoki Otoya,Jinguji Ren,Kurusu Shou,Shinomiya Natsuki
Anime photo : http://www.flickr.com/photos/yg_f/8223783952/in/photostream/
info : Size M-L
Including: Coat+Tie+long Pants (Not include shirt inside)
Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji)
Photo big size : http://www.flickr.com/photos/yg_f/8224282374/in/set-72157632101701627
Sebastian cosplay gallery : http://yuegene.deviantart.com/gallery/33905453
Your Heart Burn Questions Answered!Here you go, from our local writer :iconShadow-Hoshi: herself!Your Heart Burn Questions Answered!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
ALRIGHT EVERYONE! It is answer time!
How did you come up with Scarlette?
Inspiration from Jersey Shore would be the best answer. Arielle dabbled in the show to have something to talk about with her catty co-workers. She wanted to design a character who had that mentality. No limits, just a dumb teenager who would just go home with any guy. And you need to have that mentality to be dumb enough to go home with sexy but totally dangerous guy like Thrax. But you have to put into account that she's the Mayor's daughter. Arielle is a fan of "princess" type characters. She was raised better than to act like a Jersey Shore kid... therefore Scarlette is a wannabe. To Scarlette's credit, she knows she makes a lot of stupid decisions. But she wants the excitement, and unfortunately like most teenagers, she deals with peer pressure. All she wants is to be "cool" and fit in with her germ friends, and bad