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Silver Age BatgirlFinally finished! I'm so happy! <3Silver Age Batgirl2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Galadriel (LOTR / Mirror dress)
My classic Batgirl suit and my Mera suit are finished so far. (except for a few little changes on Mera's sleeves). Don't worry, the yellow pouch will be exchanged with a red one (The yellow one is for my black suit). I just wanted to see how it looks complete. For Batgirl the only thing I have to do now is the cape. I am really looking forward to wear the whole costume!
I also finished Dove's base suit. I'll work on the accessoires in the following days and hope to finish it quickly. <3 I love Babs, Dawn and Mera sooooo much! I'm so inspired and motivated at the moment. Great start into 2013!
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Image in cosplayHey everyone~Image in cosplay2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How ya'll been? So recently as you know I've been on a bit of a health kick. Yeah... I slightly broke it (for a month omg) XD But what has my health kick got to do with the topic of this journal? WELL! I was thinking about it today and I've seen so many comments on cosplayer's photos over the years that make me quite upset to see. There are comments like "you're fat", "you're boobs are too small" or "you're ugly". Or even the opposite of "you're too thin", "you're boobs are too big and saggy" or "your face doesn't suit this character". So as you can tell it'll be rather ranty so if you don't wanna read that's ok XD
When I first started cosplaying I got this a couple of times and yes, it hurts. It upsets me to see that people go out of their way to make someone feel bad for all the hard work they've put into a costume. So what image does everyone expect to see when cosplayers' cosplay? They expect them to look exactly like this character they're cosplaying, right? Well
= Different expressions PLZ:iconanime-cartoon-plzs:= Different expressions PLZ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We're over 80,000!?!? Aki Con and UpdatesI had noticed that our subscriber count on the FDP Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/user/fightingdreamerspro?feature=guide) account was getting close to hitting 80,000 last week but I figured that we had until after N2U before that happened. Yesterday I logged into the FDP Youtube account and realized (after a while because I'm always the last horse to cross the finish line XD) that we had hit 80,000!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!! According to a 2005 census the city of Yalta has a population of 79, 982... THEREFORE, if we were ever challenged to a square dance by the city of Yalta WE COULD PAIR UP SORTA EVENLY 8DWe're over 80,000!?!? Aki Con and Updates2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But seriously... I love you guys. You've given us so much support whether it's through comments, drawings/gifts, notes, favourites/likes/retweets/reblogs, coming up to us to say hello at cons and even going out of your way to ask your local cons to invite us as guests... if I think about it for too long it blows my mind. It's incredible to me that there are people out there who like
Icon Plz ListBueno, e decidido crear iconos plz, por que hay muy pocos para las expresiones masculinas >;c! espero que les sirvan tambien ;u;!! (seguire subiendo mas)Icon Plz List1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ao no Exorcist:
Darker than Black:
Buying Online - [Good & Ugly][PhotoBomber] - [Tumblr] - [You Tube] - [Twitter] - [Cosplay.com]Buying Online - [Good & Ugly]3 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
5 Unanswered QuestionsA few times a week I'll get questions in the form of “notes” on dA, emails, and private messages on Twitter, but I'm sorry to say that I don't normally find the time to answer them. But I've saved the most interesting ones in hopes I'd answer them during a slow work day. That day is today.5 Unanswered Questions3 months ago in Personal More Like This
(Most of these questions are paraphrased, or a mix of two different questions.)
1. You charge way too much for commissions (between $1000-$3000 for 11x17). How do you justify that?
I agree it's a lot of money. When I first started pricing commissions so high, it was for 2 reasons: I only had time for a handful a year, and having a commission list stressed me out. I priced them high so less people would ask. Commissions are nice, but I see it as a short term money game, whereas working on creator-owned properties is more lucrative over time when you think about prints, t shirts, licensing, etc.
The work I put into a 1k commission is the same I'd put into a Batman cover. And I sell B
Banzai Con 2013Sakura Con is over and now it is time for Banzai Con!Banzai Con 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
I leave with twinfools on Wednesday for Larvik, Norway where we will reunite with the long last FDPer Valdrein XD
Super stoked to be returning to Banzai Con as everyone was so wonderful last year! And it will be awesome for everyone to meet Valdrein since she is so wonderful
Since we are Guests, we will be running some panels:
7:00pm/19:00 Search for the Next Avenger! (This is sort of a "game show" panel and volunteers will be needed)
10:00am Crossplay Panel
1:00pm/13:00 Fighting Dreamers Pro Q&A (Prepare some questions for us! Doesn't have to be cosplay related, either! We will also be showing our new CMV here)
12:00pm Wig Panel
Cosplay Line-up is as follows:
Lady Loki- Marvel comics
Amaimon- Blue Exorcist
Can't wait to see everyone again/meet new people this time!
MASTER LIST OF TAOBAO STORES *NEW FABRIC SECTION* UPDATE:I'm currently searching for more cosplay/lolita /wig stores, in the mean time, have some updated nail art and new fabric section! Also, would anyone be interested in BDJ stores? I have found a few links here and there.MASTER LIST OF TAOBAO STORES *NEW FABRIC SECTION*4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Feel free to share a link to this journal to anyone in need of Taobao stores!
This list is constantly being updated! Feel free to add your own finds
http://phoenixiaoio.taobao.com/ (Most Vocaloid wigs come in several shades, so you can pick your favourite)
http://shop57068175.taobao.com/ (Same as the ebay store, only cheaper)
http://shop33700042.taobao.com/ (quality looks stunning *A*)
http://07day.taobao.com/ (Wigs and accessories/rings/ties etc)
http://shop61465485.taobao.com/ and http://shop36569647.taobao.com/ (lots of generic wigs)
http://chenyecos.taobao.com/ (look nice enough, but other stores are nicer/cheaper)
http://abujiacos.taobao.com/ (worth a look for their non-wig stock!)
http://cckids.taobao.com/ (another eBay sto
2012- A Year in ReviewJanuary2012- A Year in Review2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The beginning of the year was pretty good. My birthday party was pretty relaxed-- just a short dinner with good friends at one of our favourite restaurants.
My first cosplay of the year was:
Katniss Everdeen from the book trilogy-- The Hunger Games
Hunger Games played a big part in my cosplay life for the first half of the year and I was hoping to be able to end the year with another Katniss costume, but I ran out of time to make it. I was going to do her interview dress as it was described in the book since I was really disappointed with a lot of the costume designs from the movie
I also did the Reaping Dress for Katniss in January.
February was pretty laid back as well. I continued with the Katniss costumes-- doing the Chariot outfit (from the book)
an updated Arena (book) cosplay to Tsukino Con. twinfools and I were only at Tsukino Con for a day. It's actually a really e
NEW VIDEO!Hey everyone!NEW VIDEO!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm sorry for being so in-active for the past couple of months but my life has been changing so dramatically! I've got a new job and a new outlook on life!
I'm very excited to post this new video that myself and :iconArdella: made!
It's a very simple and fun video that helps people (mainly dudes) to know how to be around cosplay ladies at cons!
I really hope that this gets shared around because it's designed to be helpful! So go have a look and get sharing! <3
Big Big News!!After all these years, I'm finally drawing a comic. Wait, you thought you knew that right? I'm not talking about the crows.Big Big News!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm doing all the illustration for Zenescope's Unleashed #0 out in april! pencils and colors
written by :iconPatrickShand:
been waiting awhile to announce it, I'll post some as soon as I can!
Its been a long time coming i suppose, just never had an interest in drawing pages before.
Welcome 2013!~~~~~~~~First entry for 2013~~~~~~~Welcome 2013!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would do a year review but it's quite late already and we are too lazy XD
INSTEAD HERE'S SOME OF OUR 2012 IN GIFS~~~
Most pics are from :iconireners: and my phone xD
I want to thank all our lovely fellow cosers and photographers for the great times and shoots last year much gratitude and love for you all >3
MIRAGE NOIR GAME DOWNLOAD IS HEREASDFG!@$h%rhTHVCZNVHMIRAGE NOIR GAME DOWNLOAD IS HERE1 year ago in Personal More Like This
GO DOWNLOAD HERE OR I'LL BITE YOU
IconsIcons used for RPing in chats I'll make post more and add 'em to this journal (Use the thumbnail numbers to use them) There's more but you have to look in my galleryIcons1 year ago in Personal More Like This
AvoidKiss by QuietWinds Azumanga-Chiyo-chan-crying by QuietWinds Clannad-Carrying by QuietWindsBRS-Walk away by QuietWindsBlazing by QuietWinds
Daydreaming and thrown out by QuietWindsBlood Gush by QuietWindsHead tilt by QuietWindsSurprised blush by QuietWindsCar Punch by QuietWindsOoh what's that? by QuietWindsChi angry stance by QuietWindsChitanda-Happy Smile by QuietWindsChitanda-Stare by QuietWindsAnnoyed Blush by QuietWindsCrying girl by QuietWindsCute blink by QuietWindsDemon eyes by QuietWinds
Kim Jong-il is Kim Jong-deadHere are some of the things that The Supreme Leader, the Dear Leader, the General, Lodestar of the 21st Century and Eternal President, Kim Jong-il has been (no joke) credited with:Kim Jong-il is Kim Jong-dead3 years ago in Personal More Like This
* Even before his birth, the future leader of North Korea was triggering miracles. Official biographers say his birth in a cabin on the slopes of Baekdu Mountain in February 1942 was foretold by a swallow and heralded by a double rainbow. When he was born, a new star appeared in the night sky.
* The first time he picked up a golf club, in 1994, Kim reportedly shot a 38-under par round on North Korea's only golf course, including 11 holes-in-one. He then decided to retire from the sport for ever.
* Kim has the ability to alter the weather simply through the power of thought.
* The fledgling leader was a genius as an infant, with official North Korean biographies stating that he had learned to walk at just 3 weeks and was talking at 8 weeks.
* As a junior high school pupil in Pyongyang, he corrected and chasti
Hard times, and how to survive themMy wife said to me "you've got to be kinder about England when you're around the kids. They loved Derby!"Hard times, and how to survive them9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I had no idea I was being so bitter - but when I thought about it I had to concede the point. And that made me start wondering why - Why did I feel so angry about the UK? What was my problem?
But here's the thing - Some 14 years ago I couldn't get any work. We had just had baby no.2, and I had done a run on 'Spawn: the Dark Ages', and had been suddenly replaced, along with the rest of the team on the book, because McFarlane wanted 'a change of direction'. And then there was literally no work. I went to NY to see DC and Marvel, but they had nothing. I pitched company after company, to no avail. I tried to get on illustration agency books, but was refused by all of them. I tried children's book publishers, Core Design, and other computer game companies. Nobody wanted me. Even Frank Frazetta criticized my art in his book 'Icon' - just to add insult to injury!
We ended up having to sel
5 Career Killers“Whatever happened to that guy? The guy that drew that thing?5 Career Killers2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Comic careers are like any other career in entertainment: if you don't stay relevant and adapt to a trend, you'll eventually peak and then bottom out. But there are more things that can help end a career. Here's a list of 5 that I've been thinking about lately.
1. SOCIAL MEDIA TAKE-DOWN
The creator does something that somehow goes viral, turning his (or her) readers against him. Bad behavior at a convention, sexual harassment online, or a semi-racist Tweet made worse by bumbling attempts to correct it. Or maybe the creator gets blamed for something innocent: innocent comments taken out of context, or involvement in a controversial project that he had no say over. Whatever the case, “social media take-downs” can harm careers, leaving a permanent black mark on your career.
I imagine this one is the most common: no matter how hard you work—and no matter how much a
Australia! Gold Coast Film Festival/Supanova ExpoAUSTRALIA! We have an announcement! Nova and I have been invited to attend the 2013 Gold Coast Film Festival and we will be at Supernova Expo and Supernova Dreamworld After Dark! All this will be happening April 18th-21st, 2013!Australia! Gold Coast Film Festival/Supanova Expo2 years ago in Personal More Like This
WE WOULD LOVE TO MEET WITH OUR AUSTRALIAN PEEPS! I can't wait to meet you all!
Thursday 18 April: On the red carpet of the opening night of the Gold Coast Film Festival. Nova and I will be there in cosplay to represent "My Other Me: A Film About Cosplayers"!
Friday 19 April: Nova and I will be giving a seminar about cosplaying at 4pm: http://www.gcfilmfestival.com/page/62/GCFF_Free_Seminars
& at the premiere of "My Other Me: A Film About Cosplayers where I will be giving an intro to the film: http://www.gcfilmfestival.com/page/89/My_Other_Me%3A_A_Film_About_Cosplayers
Saturday 20 April: We will be at the Gold Coast Film Festival booth at the Supanova Expo (http://www.supanova.com.au) & will perform 2 skit performances at the Supanova
Titties? DENIED!I honestly can't remember the first pair of boobs I ever saw. They were probably in an Arnie film, or some other 80s action flick, as every such movie back then had at least one moment when a random, busty extra got them out for a second or two (track down the one from Commando. It's f**king hilarious).Titties? DENIED!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First porn mag was one I found by accident.
First soft-core flick was stumbled upon by channel surfing late at night when no one else was around.
You really had to work for your porn in the days before the internet, so it's no surprise that people of 2013 get a little twitchy when the government announce plans to restrict access to it.
I agree that kids shouldn't see certain content, but I disagree that them doing so causes the "corruption/corrosion" some folk claim. That stems from kids not being told about what they're seeing, and has less to do with the media they're exposed to and more to do with sh*t parenting.
You don't want your kid se
Faux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda Art2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
animal farm propaganda
In Progressive America...
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Hard Light Effect (Video Journal)This is the first live tutorial I recorded so I had no idea what I will end up with. Basically I wanted to show how to get a high contrast hard light effect in Photoshop, almost HDR looking. I wanted to keep things realistic so I used the contrast masking technique to keep the original shadows of the model. This tutorial can be followed in Adobe Elements as well.Hard Light Effect (Video Journal)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Model stock image by Marcus Ranum: http://mjranum-stock.deviantart.com/
Background image by Julia Starr: http://night-fate-stock.deviantart.com/
Sky stock image by Pelleron Stock: http://pelleron-stock.deviantart.com/
For the exact links to the stock images go here: http://www.psdbox.com/tutorials/hard-light-effect-in-photoshop/