SAVING MONEY AS A COSPLAYER... IS IT POSSIBLE!?Every single cosplayer in the world has one painful problem that we can all relate to: we're always broke. Always.SAVING MONEY AS A COSPLAYER... IS IT POSSIBLE!?9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Fabric, thread, machines, paints, wood, tools, thermoplastics, LEDs, mould castings, brushes, dyes, wigs, make-up, contacts, boots, prosthetics, convention tickets, travel expenses, luggage, skin care, gym... the list goes on and on. Every single cent we earn, we constantly throw it all back into making our beloved costumes and feeling good for a few hours while stressing for months prior-hand. Non-cosplayers may not get it, but we do. For us, it's not a sacrifice. The chance to hone our creative spirit and create something from nothing is a rewarding life experience. Some think that the cost of an outfit is more valuable compared to medication and psychological sessions.
But like it not, we've all gotta come to a conclusion that the hobby must come to an end for us one day, and to have some money saved up for your next step in life is a greater advantage than having nothi
New Cosplay and AMVsIt's been a while, but I've been updating my youtube with lots of cosplay vids and anime music videos! Check them out here:New Cosplay and AMVs10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Title: Zelgadis x Amelia (A Slayers AU)
Series: The Slayers, NEXT, TRY, Revolution, Evolution-R & Premium
Song: Hurts - Wonderful Life (Freemasons Remix)
Title: Germany x Italy (Sospeso)
Series: Axis Powers Hetalia
Song: Il Nucleo - Sospeso
Title: Tribute to Goku x ChiChi
Series: Dragon Ball, DragonBall Z, DragonBall GT
Song: Paula Cole - I Don't Wanna Wait
Title: COSPLAY - Goku versus Gohan
Series: DragonBall Z
sadlyHello, dear!sadly1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now I have a difficult time in my life because of depression, which recently washed over me. But there is good news. End of my cosplay-work activities postponed for a time.
I hope soon everything will be fine and I can please you with new photos and artami!
FACE OF KOREWACOSPLAY CONTESTHello fancy cosplayers and photographers!FACE OF KOREWACOSPLAY CONTEST1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Be our profile pic, featured cosplayer/photographer and a complete VIP for 6 months starting on January! Send your pic to firstname.lastname@example.org with the topic "KWC FACE CONTEST". (photographers: it must be a pic of yourself)
1-One pic per contestant.
2-The pic MUST have high resolution.
3-No convention pics unless it has good quality and focus on the cosplayer contesting.
4-Only one person on the pic.
After sending it to our e-mail we will choose the best ones and post them on facebook for the second part of the contest in which your friends and other people will help you out by liking and sharing your picture!
We will judge the public's reaction to it (the comments), the amount of shares and likes and, of course, the most important part, the picture itself.
Don't miss this opportunity!
Comment here if you have any questions. Send us the pic right now if y
COSPLAY MAKEUP TUTORIAL!Hi guys!! Thank you as always to all watchers and everyone who faves and comments - I'm so sorry I don't have much time these days to reply to everything, but I definitely do read and appreciate them all!COSPLAY MAKEUP TUTORIAL!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've been asked so many times I've lost count to put together a makeup tutorial on how I do my cos makeup - and I finally did it!
I hope this is a little helpful, although some disclaimers - I have Caucasian features, so my makeup will be very different to someone with a different face shape. I use a lot of eyemakeup, much more than a lot of people, just because I do lol. My eyes a pretty big naturally, so I line them right up the edge, as opposed to widening the eye by drawing further out. A few things like that to bear in mind ^_^ That said, hope you enjoy! *chu*
Any questions please feel free to ask!
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
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Based on 2 tutorials, I have given you a view about Worbla's Finest Art.
Today I want to bring you his little brother closer:
Worbla's DECO Art
For all american friends: it is similar to Friendly Plastic. Nevertheless I want to show you the handling of this material closer.
The Worbla materials work similar. A second tutorial on Worbla's Deco Art will come soon, too.
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Last year I visited a craft fair and discovered in the paper decoration / paper crafting a super great new material.
Maybe some of you know it.
But here in german Cosplay scene, and perhaps also for many other countries it's really a novelty.
It can be used for paper decoration, for gemstones, paint and much more.
In this tutorial I made a kind of decoration for costumes versions/ setting f
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How difficult it always is, to get stones for a costume in the right color, size and shape.
That's why I uploaded this tutorial today: How to make gems.
How to work step by step:
What materials do you need:
- resin and hardener
- tinting paint
- cups and spoons/ chopsticks to stir
- maybe a scale
- silicone mold for/ of stones (I bought it on etsy)
- aluminium foil
RoF Feature: Amongst the Elves and FaeRoF Feature: Amongst the Elves and Fae4 days ago in Art Features More Like This
Amongst the Elves and Fae
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
Hunting partyby KJKallio
small shamanby aneteya
Magical Forest Elfby asuka111
Elf childby sakimichan
How I cosplayed the cast of Free! sort-of-tutorialGroup cosplay, forever alone style! Yeah, that's all me.How I cosplayed the cast of Free! sort-of-tutorial4 months ago in Personal More Like This
In this post, I'll get into how I did each one!
Intro, and some bad old pictures
For those of you who have the patience to read for some extra info!
When I started cosplaying, I didn't think makeup was such a major part of it. I was so hesitant to even put eyeliner because I'd think, "This character is a guy, I shouldn't look like I'm wearing makeup!" And I guess I was silly enough to think I looked enough like the characters I chose without doing anything to my face?
I can't find more pictures of my really old cosplays (which is just as well, hahah) from the time I didn't want to use makeup apart from these:
I cosplayed as Haku from Naruto. I don't remember wearing any makeup for this. It doesn't show too well on these pictures but I saw some others where the natural redness of my lips made it look like I was wearing lipstick even if I wasn't. I felt it made me look more feminine than I should. Haku is still a guy after al
Best deviations of the week 23Best deviations of the weekBest deviations of the week 236 months ago in Personal More Like This
Longkui - Reminescence by ~EiloriaWe Will Punish You by ~Come-On-CosplayQueen of Hearts - I by *hexlordCome here, Little Lamb by ~AnimaidensGOSICK by ~EvangelineMakikiyamIt Will Shine Someday - Magic Knight Rayearth by ~kerubearSometimes you want to be alone by ~MonicaWosShut up and eat a pineapple! by ~WackelPBrotherhood by *cloethIs that all? by *PaXingCaiRirichiyo Shirakiin by *ikabiiThe Witch of Elrit by ~anthenii-sanLove Is A Battlefield by *SoloGraysonTouhouvania -Patchouli Knowledge by *CalssaraHikaru Shidou by ~kurorochanHeisuke Todo. by *tanomelkorPaula by ~kisara-nyanArthur Kirkland I by ~lilistprinceAn illusion - Mukuro Rokudo TYL by *NarcissPuppetHakuouki Hekketsuroku by ~HaraNatsumiVampire-Knight by ~PriSuicunArthur Kirkland II by ~lilistprinceCelestia 1 - My Little Pony by *DugFinnGasai Yuno || Mirai Nikki by ~HAPPYHAHARWBY: A Thorny Rose by ~Adellexe:thumb376291288:Gundam ZAFT Meister by *palecardinalWork Your Magic by ~MeiHidokoVirus kneel by ~Sinitar-des
Wanna see your cosplay in our group icon? :3Hello there!Wanna see your cosplay in our group icon? :36 months ago in Personal More Like This
Everything is doing fine here, how about you guys?
So...a few months passed since we last changed our group icon, what about doing it again?
Would you like to see one of your cosplay photos in our gif?
Okay then, comment here and link us your best photo (HQ only)!
This is not a contest, there wont' be a poll, so the staff decides everything! lol
Only 4/5 photos will be choosen, so...good luck! ;3
with love, the staff :iconGloomyElls:
May is gone and June is coming! *...HI EVERYONE!...*May is gone and June is coming!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
How are you, guys? I've decided to dedicate the skin's journal to "Batman" because the 21st of may my Scarecrow Cosplay received a DD! *--*
Here you are the thumb -->
I am also so happy because I've passed the 100 DDs suggested!
Anyway, This was a very busy month for me, because on June I'll have some university exams to take…! For this reason I took a little break from
cosplay, but I'm going to wear a new costume very soon!
Now, let's begin with the month freaturing! :
Best deviations of the week 14Best deviations of the weekBest deviations of the week 148 months ago in Personal More Like This
Rukia cosplay by ~itachicosplayRWBY: A Rosy Dream by ~AdellexeTrinity Blood - Balcony by ~Faeryx13Cat's food - Miku - VOCALOID by =ShirokiiFFX: The Summoner by =JoviClaireKuroro - Kurapika by ~PriSuicunGoku ssj2...the power of Kamehameha! by ~AlexcloudsquallLightning Returns: Crimson Blitz by =JoviClaireVampire Knight : Yuki Kuran by *Misaki-SaiBIOSHOCK: Welcome to Rapture by *Benny-LeeNoir: Last thing you'll ever see by *ocwajbaumJudal: Fallen Magi by *chibinis-chanCode Geass Gaiden: Akito the Exiled by ~Green-MakakasYue-cosplay-clamp2 by ~PriSuicunMarquise de Pompadour by ~clodia-romeroMana Ouma - Bakemono by *sophie-artLonely Island by ~Aster-Hime
WIP and other stuffActually I don't like writing journals because I always don't know what i should write but anyway...WIP and other stuff1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Right now I'm making my Saber Lily costume for Lucca Comics here in Italy. It's my first armour so I'm a bit worried of the result. :S
Hope it won't be too bad *_*
And if you want,take a look at the gallery of my friend :iconitachicosplay: She's a great cosplayer and has awesome stuff on her DA page
Cosplay: From Fandom to IdentityThe recent explosion of Cosplay across the world has elevated “dress-up” far more into actual role-playing, with the fans not just trying to look like their favorite characters but actually “becoming” the characters for extended periods of time.Cosplay: From Fandom to Identity2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Goddess with Black Wing by ~lady-narven
From Fandom To Identity
Wed Feb 08, 2011, 11:00 PM
The recent explosion of Cosplay across the world has elevated
hey hey:Dwatsup?~hey hey:D1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Finally I made the Cosplay of Edward Elric from FMA!!
I'm really proud of myself for the result and the hours invested!! (Yes, seven hours to embroider on coat it is not fun)T___T
But apart from that it was fun to prepare this Cosplay.
my next cosplay is Menma from anohana
after that i probaly take little break from cosplay cause i am going to start High school next week;-;"(I DONT WANTTTT)
and...thats it im going to music class and im so happyX3
im think about opening facebook for my cosplays but im not sure;-;"
about my poems-
im work about it I have so much poems but i need time to choose which i want to publish....so just wait for it
sorry about my English and yea...hope u understand
thx for the comments favs and pms!!!
byebye have a nice day
Cold, Jack Frost, goodreadsn accountHey there, guys! Hope you had a brilliant start this year! Unfortunately i'm super ill at the moment, got myself a very nasty cold and well, i didn't do much besides sleeping the last days, so i didn't do something on New Year's Eve either. I have to do so much for university and so less time and i just can't afford being ill at the moment and i still want to do my Jack Frost shooting with my staff! My girlfriend made me one for christmas *_* I just can't wait to do the shoot, hopefully my cold won't last so much longer. Expect a new Jack Frost shooting in the next two weeks!Cold, Jack Frost, goodreadsn account1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Another thing is: I made a goodreads account! Atm i'm still updating, but i love to add some of you. maybe some like to read as much as I do? XD
-> http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/15981827-rhimineecat here's the link, feel free to add me as a friend, i'd love to know what you are reading ^__~
Has anyone seen the Doctor Who christmas special? I think it was gorgeous! I guess it is my most favorite christm
2013!OMG phantom of the opera skin#$@#<3<32013!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First of all I want to congratulate you for a happy good year!~
Thanks for the lovely comments and fav
and thank to my watchers and friends!<3<3
I had an amazing year!~
I improved a lot In cosplaying~!and I hope I will more next year!
so.....happy new year!
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(I'm sorry about the spelling mistakes)
Otaku House Finallist+New Cosplay Video!!Otaku House Finallist+New Cosplay Video!!2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys!! how are you?
Im taking part in the finallist of otaku house!!
I would like it if you vote to me!
its so excitin and awesome!!!
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and for the another news!!me and my bff ~KimuXGemini made a new video of "Blame it on the cosplay!"
you can watch it here:
so thank you guys and have a super awesome day!!
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Final Fantasy X-2 Photoshoot Pt.1Final Fantasy X-2 PhotoshootFinal Fantasy X-2 Photoshoot Pt.11 year ago in Personal More Like This
Final Fantasy X-2's story follows the character Yuna from as she seeks to resolve political conflicts in the fictional world of Spira before it leads to war.
My model Catherine flew into town for a visit and wanted to have a shoot. She hadn't done much modelling work in the past, but was always keen to listen to my ideas and contribute her own. The location was in a studio with wonderful vintage furniture, hard wooden floors, brick walls with decor scattered around the scene.
The weather that day was perfect, and while my primary lightsource was natural, I used a reflector to gain that secondary lightsource. It was also the first time I had used my flashgun, but may have to use it more sparingly next time. Being in a photostudio, I had a playground of lights and softboxes to play with, but didn't get around to it.
My intention in post-production involved recreating a quieter ambience with subdued, desaturated colors that we
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In the last tutorial I showed you how to work with Worbla's Finest Art and Worbla's Deco Art.
And it goes even further with Worbla.
Today I want to tell you the theme "coloring".
Worbla can be simple paint, varnish or spray. But what only few people know, you can even color Worbla's Deco Art.
So let's go:
What do you need:
- Worbla's Deco Art
- all other basic materials you needed, see
Sucker Punch Behind The ScenesSucker Punch Behind The Scenes1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Although I would love it if you watched the video, it shows no where near as much work as was put into this shoot. Some of this is embarrassing but I love reading about people's mistakes and how they overcame them. So here are mine.
I bought the costume last November, thinking I would be able to shoot the next week, edit easy peasy and be done in a month. Right.
I booked the first model several times over the course of 3 months but she flaked every time. I'm actually quite happy, as Laura turned out to be PERFECT, easy going, and an overall better model. Laura was kind enough to shoot with me twice, as I was hesitant about the poses I picked out. We kept some, threw out others and added new ones for the second time around.
For the WWI shot, I first tried to make the Notre Dame ruins by hand or find realistic models used for game tables. Turns out no one buys them anymore and thus I had no luck finding one. I att