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!?2 years 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
COSPLAY =/= CONSENT, HOWEVER.....I think all cosplayers have been brought to the attention of the latest fad sweeping every convention, forum, blog, vlog, and practically everywhere else... the whole "cosplay =/= consent" thing.COSPLAY =/= CONSENT, HOWEVER.....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Do I support this ideal? Absolutely. Everyone who knows me knows I do, considering I own a pair of boobs and all that comes with being a woman.
However, this trend had caught the attention of feminazi's [feminist nazi's, aka. flailing vaginas] who are taking matters far and beyond and making rules of their own, even attacking individuals who say they've gone too far. Now this, I don't stand for.
But here's what I stand for...
I'm a cosplayer. I choose to cosplay.
I choose which cosplays I'd like to make.
Nobody forced it onto me. It's my decision.
My decision to cosplay a certain character inevitably affects how people look at me, whether they adore my character, barely look at me, or stare at all my flesh.
As said above, I chose to wear that costume. My choice.
Everyone is equal at convention
The Stock Market - No. 1The Stock Market - No. 12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 1|
The inspirational magic of one image awakening the creative muse of hundreds of artists.
This issue's stock image
1967 - I.
BRINGING IT TO LIFE by Xaomi
FRUITS OF OUR LABOR by CharleneApril
ON MY MIND by Sangelus
Ten Tips for Nature PhotographersThis article came about after a deviant specifically requested that we write ten clear, simple tips for Photographing Nature. Troubleshooting articles and information can be very useful, but sometimes breaking it down into manageable memorable chunks is so much easier. So without further ado please enjoy our Ten Tips for Nature Photographers!Ten Tips for Nature Photographers2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1) Get into your environment
Yes, it's rhubarb. To be a true photographer, you must be at one with rhubarb.
When we talk about photographing Nature, we don't necessarily mean wide expansive rolling landscapes. Whilst they contain any number of elements that are nature focused and made up from natural resources - Nature Photography is about getting into your environment and getting up close and personal with these elements. So think of it like you are Photographing the components that make up that beautiful lan
Celebrating Diversity #45With St. Valentine's Day behind us, let's take a look at some marvelous artwork that isn't all about love.Celebrating Diversity #451 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Blue Calm by almostacrayon The Flower by ArthurBlue
The Feeling of Blue by Questavia
Heart of the River - Leather Great Blue Heron Mask by windfalcon water ink by dreamsCrEaToR The Blue Mermaid by Nabilum
Feeds, Tags, Today, Navigation, CollectionsFeeds, Tags, Today, Navigation, Collections4 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Starting today, we’re testing a series of new features on the site. These features are currently available to many of our Beta Testers, as well as small handful of the general deviantART audience. #deviantartupdate
When art news happens around the world, deviant artists are among the first to respond in the most evocative ways possible. We're proud to unveil the Today page — the new human and dynamically powered newspaper for the community that reflects the stories inside of deviantART as they pertain to art, fandom, pop culture, and world culture.
Designed to showcase a variety of content — including editorial pieces, Journals, contests, and even deviants new to the site, the Today page will reflect the undercurrent of what's happening now — both online and off.
The Today page will improve the accessibility of various areas on deviant
Colors ContestCOLORS CONTEST RESULTSColors Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Update: The Colors Contest Results are Finally In!!!
OK, yes, it has been quite awhile since this contest ended. There have complications outside the current DLD administration's control which lead to some of the delay - the rest of the time: procrastination. In any case, better late than never, right?
Anyway, here are the winners:
The color of betrayal by jamberry-song
Barracuda by Sigma-Echo-Seven
The Muse - contest #10This contest has ended. The winners annoucement can be found here.The Muse - contest #101 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hard-working or lazy, reliable or capricious?
A new contest for the new year: have you ever thought of portraying your creative vein as an actual being? Would it be a handsome woman or a hard to tame bird? Or a sloth (I hope a lively one, at least)? Does it walk around with you or stays and waits in some certain places? Or catches up with you all of a sudden no matter the location?
The task is to describe or depict that part of your mind responsible for all the brilliant ideas standing behind your creations. Or would it be a self-portrait of some kind?
the 7th of March 2014the 9th of March, 3:00 pm GMT
Limit of submissions: one piece per member.
The entry must be prepared for the contest precisely.
You must be a member to participate.
Zombie Apocalypse Soundtrack Meme-Put your Zune or media player on shuffleZombie Apocalypse Soundtrack Meme2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Song #1 is the overall theme for the apocalypse
Get Up, Get Out! by Godsmack
Song #2 is what plays when you kill your first zombie
Ten Speed (Of God's Blood and Burial) by Coheed and Cambria
Song #3 plays when getting chased by a horde
Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythms of the War Drums by A Perfect Circle
Song #4 plays when you have to kill your loved one
Jump [Explicit] by Rihanna
Song #5 plays when you find a group of survivors
[Untitled Hidden Track] by 30 Seconds to Mars
Song #6 plays when you meet a new love interest
Supernatural Creature MemeSUPERNATURAL CREATURE MEMESupernatural Creature Meme1 year ago in Personal More Like This
S T O L E N F R O M
[x] You're an outcast
[ ] You feel as if you're not truly alive
[x] You'll moan when hurt rather than scream and cry
[x] You tend to zone out
[ ] You don't feel very smart
[x] You like worms
[x] You like taking things slowly
[ ] You like odd foods
[ ] You prefer to suffer in silence
[x] You don't get much sleep
[ ] You have a bad temper
[ ] You're incredibly physically strong and fast
[x] You love the moon
[x] You're very loyal
[x] If you love someone, you'll do whatever you possibly can to protect them
[x] You would go on a devastated rampage should your lover be harmed in anyway
[x] You like dogs
[ ] You're fairly sturdy in stature
[x] You're either a good leader or a solitary person
[ ] You have a hard time controlling yourself half the time
[ ] You're invisible
[ ] You have an oddly eerie presence
[x] You can send chills down a pe
Win my next stock pack! [Winner Announcement]Win my next stock pack! [Winner Announcement]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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Louis's VA and I had a violent falling out ...JUST KIDDING!!Louis's VA and I had a violent falling out ...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
He's here with me, visiting Singapore. See you in a few weeks.
(BTW this whole prank was Brendan's idea. You can direct all the hatey to him.)
Why is this a DD?For a looong, long time these kind of comments used to bother me. Comments like "I don't get why this is a DD", "This shouldn't be a DD" or "I've seen far better works that deserve to be DDs more than this", etc. They always made me want to strangle the person saying it.Why is this a DD?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
However my appreciation for these kind of comments has changed over the years and I've grown to even kinda like them I almost see them as compliments in disguise now. You see...
As we all know, what is art is different for everyone and as human beings, we're bound to disagree constantly about what we consider art. And that's ok. The same art is not for everyone. Some might appreciate certain pieces while others will hate them and others simply won't understand them. And that's ok. I see them as a reminder that we are different and we all see things differently.
I also believe art should cause a reaction on the viewer, be positive or negative, otherwise is something boring that is just there. So if a piece of art
Life Update - HAT News, etc.Hullo my fellow Deviants,Life Update - HAT News, etc.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's about that time for a new journal entry, as a lot has happened since last I was seen lurking about this site. I have new Honour Amongst Thieves Questions and Answers podcasts, Amnesia videos, and photos, as well as news on my current job(s), and the results of :iconredeaddie:'s fantastic Louis cosplay. So how about I just start from the beginning?
Brendan Julian was over in Singapore for three weeks towards the end of my summer break, which was responsible for most of my absence. For those who don't yet know, he is the voice for Louis Despatis in my (as of yet) unfinished animation. Much fun was had. As well as dragging him all over the island and introducing him to all manner of wild and weird Asian cuisine, we also spent a lot of time at Universal Studios, Singapore, with my LASALLE besties for Livia's birthday. Brendan got to hug Reese's Pieces
ZE INTERN HAS GATHERED AN ARMY OF TWO!ZE BARD NOW JOINS ZE INTERN IN TAKING OVER ZE DEVIANTARTS.ZE INTERN HAS GATHERED AN ARMY OF TWO!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
REJOICE IN OUR SPLENDOROUS FACES!
ZEE INTERN AND ZEE BARD:
:ICONALEXIUSS: IS BUILDING ICE SCULPTURES IN PIZZA HUT
FRAMING ZEE CAPTEIN
- ZE INTERN (ZeIntern)
(P.S. JOIN ZE CAPTEIN'S ARMY BY BASKING IN THE DELICIOUSNESS THAT IS THE OFFICAL RA TUMBLAH: http://PROPERTYOFCAPTAIN.TUMBLR.COM/
30th day of spinning around the sun!IT IS HERE.30th day of spinning around the sun!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
THANK YOU FOR YOUR AWESOME B-DAY WISHES, EVERYONE!
IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEND ME A GIFT, ROM.AC FANART OR DA MURO SKETCHES ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AND WILL BE FEATURED IN THIS JOURNAL IN 48 HOURS, WHEN I RETURN FROM MAH URBEX ADVENTURES!
FEATURES SO FAR:
(from Allyssa N)
My Favorite ThingsRaindrops on roses and whiskers on kittensMy Favorite Things1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things!
Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
The Greatest Doorbell Ever by immamailbox
SHnitzel by cappion
I'm alive! Kind of! A little bit!YOOOOOOOOO so it has been a long ass time since i'e uploaded anything.I'm alive! Kind of! A little bit!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The two biggest reasons being, I'm in a bit of an art slump (everthing I draw is trash) and the other being that I'm working alot. But my hours should go down because christmas is over. So hopefully more drawing will occur....and hopefully they will be good drawings. Also my computer is being super lame and we got a new printer/scanner i dont know how to work it as well....that was a third excuse. I lied. There are three weenie excuses I have for not uploading more.
So ANYWAY i thought i'd throw in some of my instagram shots of sketches and shitty doodles. If you aren't following me there, you totally should, because even though you have to put up with my constant selfies and pictures of my cat, I do post more art stuff up there because its so quick. username is conniedyer1
A recent redraw i did of my winx next gen character Ella
Lots of fashion sketches
Hidden in the forest - contest #7This contest has ended. The winners announement can be found here.Hidden in the forest - contest #72 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
When a tree falls deep in a forest, does it make any sound?
Aokigahara, Mirkwood, the Forbidden Forest, forests North of the Wall... they all contain mysteries that you'd really not like to uncover by yourself. Tell us a story - what have you found in your imagination? A labyrinth, witch's hut on hen's pud, a pond inhabitated by kelpie, a troll, or something much more terrifying and sinister?
You know what your task is. Please remember that this is GrimGloomTale, and not ThrowAnyPileOfTreesIn.
If you feel like doing a research on any of the places mentioned above, please note that Aokigahara forest is a real one and photos found can be really not safe for work.
We've got a special folder for the entries. It can be accessed here. If your submission gets accepted, I will edit
2D movies NO DEAD!!Hi guys!! How are you?? I'm geat since I knew this new this morning and I wanted to share it with you all♥2D movies NO DEAD!!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I know much of my followers are Disney fans, so this will make you happy too I hope!
A bunch of Disney 2D artists gathered and are creating a Steampunk themed 2D movie!!! How awesome is that???
And the best part??? you get to be part of it donating to the project, and not only you get the satisfaction of helping this awesome artists but they actually reward you with amazing features!!
I leave you the link with the whole info below!! please check it out!! I can't wait to see this finished!!
AND COMMISSIONS ARE STILL OPEN!!
Little thing called TalentLittle thing called TalentLittle thing called Talent1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
"My name is Marc, my emotional life is sensitive and my purse is empty, but they say I have talent."
In general, talent means the skill that someone has quite naturally to do something that is hard, a high degree of ability that a person was born with. It's hard to argue that some people indeed have more of an inherited talent for arts than others. They are able to get to a certain level rather quickly and get a lot of praise along the way. However, relying on talent will only last for so long, there's a point to be reached when nothing but hard work gets you through.
"Talent is so loaded a word, so full to the brim with meanings, that an artist might be wise
Cats! Cats! Cats! 05Cats! Cats! Cats! 057 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Growin' up... by NB-PhotoArt Gina in trance by pagan-live-style
The Art of Bird Watching by Scooby777 Getting Better With Age by TeaPhotography What is this??? by LuizaLazar
I WISH YOU ALL AT DA LOVE AND JOY by Tigles1Artistry Cathug 5 by Minipia For Poupine by Tigles1Artistry
kutten 2 by mizho
2+1 by Jasmina-S
WomenJust <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?featurelayer_embeddedWomen2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Adventure Begins - contest #11This contest has ended. The winners announcement can be found here.The Adventure Begins - contest #1110 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Pack your socks and Narnia maps, and don't forget about the handkerchief!
After listening to your comments, I decided to postpone my prepared theme and go along EccentricTeatime's idea, which was earlier widely endorsed by other GrimGloomTalers.
It's not about the adventure itself - it's about how it begins. A carefully planned journey with a backpack full of anything you could possibly need (and plenty of things you'd not need anyway)? Or did you just get into a crazy run with an armed tanuki escaping from a horde of legged fish? Or perhaps you're still sitting on the stairs before the porch and gather strength, as it is traditionally done in my region?
Your task is to depict or describe the beginning, whether it's the first step over the threshold or packing up the clothes, or planning everything over the map - or perhaps all at onc