Marceline the Vampire Queen FAQSince I get asked the same questions about this costume a lot, I figured I'd write up an FAQ for interested parties:Marceline the Vampire Queen FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Q: Where did you get your wig?
A: My Finn made it for me. It was made out of two long wigs-- one 48 inch, one 60 inch. They were purchased on Ebay. I don't know the seller, sorry!
Q: How did you do the makeup?
A: It is Ben Nye Character Series cream makeup in Ghoul Grey (CB-8). It was applied using latex makeup sponges and sealed with Ben Nye Neutral Set Colorless Powder and hairspray. I do not recommend using hairspray unless you have someone helping you apply the makeup.
You can buy it here: http://www.frendsbeautysupplyonline.com/bennyecharacterbasecb-8ghoulgrey.aspx for only $3.40!
Q: How much makeup did you use?
A: Evicted! : Medium Coverage (face, neck, chest, shoulders, arms, hands)
Henchmen: Medium Coverage (face, neck, chest, shoulders, arms, hands)
It Came From the Nightosphere**: Minimum Coverage (face, neck, hands)
Heat Signature: Medium
MARAUDERS T-SHIRT CONTEST1) I adore the Ravenclaw threesome of Kingsley, Gilderoy and Xeno.MARAUDERS T-SHIRT CONTEST3 years ago in Personal More Like This
2) I also happen to love the BROMANCE between Gilderoy and Lucius.
3) But who could forget the four awesome coresome Marauders of James, Peter, Remus and Sirius.
Here is my contest for you.
Draw a digital design for any one of these and you will win fab prizes.
What are the prizes?
There will be three winners. One for each category. Each winner will not only get their drawings put on Parle t-shirts. They will get a free t-shirt with their design, an official Marauders house tie of their choice and a picture signed by every member of the Marauders cast.
How do I enter this fantastic contest?
Email me the pictures at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject 'Marauder T-Shirt Contest.'
When does it close?
The contest will end on the 31st of October. You have until Halloween!
I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST OF LUCK AND LOOK FOWARD TO WHAT YOU COME UP WITH!
FINAL NOTE: ART THIEVES WILL BE NAMED AND SHAMED. SERIOUSLY.
New Years + 1000 Watchers!As I contemplated writing a journal to welcome the New Year, I was surprised to learn that I've just hit 1,000 watchers, an incredible benchmark and one I never thought I'd hit. I thank everyone who has supported not only my art, but my projects over the years. It's people like you that keep me coming back to this community. Thank you!New Years + 1000 Watchers!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Daily Deviation Suggestions
The Deluge by AileenLuibFrosty Glare. by sekhmet-neseret
Cold Worlds II by ChrisK-photo
Vocaloid JBF Flower Wreath + Ciel lenses, etc.Jin's Flower Wreath ProcessVocaloid JBF Flower Wreath + Ciel lenses, etc.3 years 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!)
Blame it on the Cosplay 217 cosplays. 11 hours of filming. 15GB of footage. 14 hours of editing. One mental cosplayer! Enjoy.Blame it on the Cosplay 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
DeviantArt Road Trip: DubaiDeviantArt Road Trip: Dubai3 days ago in Art Features More Like This
DeviantArt Road Trip: Dubai
U T O P I A
An uber modern city that grew from a tiny Arab fishing and pearl-trading village to become one of the world’s leading commercial and residential destinations.
The emirate of Dubai has the largest population in the United Arab Emirates — there are seven emirates in total. The largest emirate is Abu Dhabi, the capital. It is also famous for its many man made islands, one even reclaimed from the sea to look like a map of the globe.
Like most of the largest cities a
Cosplay Friday: The Justice LeagueCosplay Friday: The Justice League2 days ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: The Original Superhero Team
The next couple of years promises to be full of comic book superheroes no matter where your allegiance falls in the DC/Marvel divide.
Following in The Avengers’ big screen footsteps, the Justice League of America (JLA) is finally getting its own live-action movie, even though the Justice League came along way before The Avengers were even born. A quick stroll down comic book lane reveals how the JLA got
KuroBasu cosplay portraits + shoot outtakes!Generation of Miracles casual outfit portraitsKuroBasu cosplay portraits + shoot outtakes!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(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
Avatar Nations Cosplay PinaforesMwahahahaaa! I finally got around to designing all of my Avatar Nations designs. I was holding off on Fire and Air XD Finally kicked myself in the behind and came up with a design I was happy with.Avatar Nations Cosplay Pinafores1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Anywho, I decided to base my designs more off of the nations' clothing rather than actual characters. I figured they're way more versatile. Plus, Fire Nation clothing is definitely my favorite despite me not really liking any Fire Nation characters XD This way I don't have to "be" anyone and can still be Fire Nation.
I just put in an order for vinyl and some of the fabrics I'm running low on, so it's probably gonna be a couple weeks until I can get any prototypes together (and probably add some extra time to that for deviantart since I update Facebook usually a week before DA with new designs). But if you want to pre-order any for Christmas and whatnot, feel free to request a commission since it might be a bit before I get prototypes completed.
Four Years AgoFour years ago, something happened that completely changed the course of my life in a very real, very noticeable way.Four Years Ago3 years ago in Personal More Like This
On the 19th of January 2008, I hadn't really intended to do anything to make my life change so drastically. There was no plan, no preconception, nothing. Things just happened the way they happened, and I wouldn't change it for the world.
On the night of the 19th of January 2008, tealpirate and I started going out.
From that day on, my life was changed. I'd gone from a previously unhappy relationship to one I now was full of hope, excitement and expectation. My previous relationship had me feeling worn out, disillusioned and unhappy by three years or so into the relationship, yet with Jenn, I'm four years in, and still as crazily in love as the day I met her.
So, here's to you, Jenn, and the four fabulous years of life you have already gifted me with. I hope to continue them for as long as I live, and can only hope to bring you the same measure of happiness that you
Cosplay Friday: Legend of KorraCosplay Friday: Legend of Korra1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: You Gotta
Deal With It!
Fire Ferrets 3 Korra Mako and Bolin
The Legend Of Korra
Fans sadly bid adieu to the The Legend of Korra series as its run on Nickelodeon came to a close this past December. A sequel to the popular Avatar: The Last Airbender, the series takes place 70 years after Avatar and follows 17 year old Korra as she tries to master the last element needed to become a full Avatar.
Sasuke's Picture DiaryLeave comments to keep me company?Sasuke's Picture Diary2 years 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:
NursePS How and WhyEVEN BIGGER UPDATE: Sorry for the non replies my darlings, DA wasn't letting me update anything. The website has moved to another host and resumed business. I will tend to the details and update the who to contact as soon as I can!!!NursePS How and Why9 months ago in Personal More Like This
BIGGER UPDATE: The website has been taken DOWN. Thanks to all the DMCA's we filed together as a community the webhost was able to legally drop their customer. The domain no longer connects and your work is no longer stolen by them.
Note #1: I appreciate all the thanks, you're all welcome to be my friends and chat with me, I adore you all! Note #2: I'll be making a proper tutorial for how to file these notices to any website that's stealing your work in the future so stay tuned!
UPDATE: The host is shutting down the website in less than 16 hours!
Sorry for the lack of updates. For like a month there I couldn't get my journal to update and finally after several random tests one day after another it looks like I'm good to go
Release date announced for The Search - Part 1Via online, we learn the official release date for "The Search - Part 1", and that is March 20, 2013.Release date announced for The Search - Part 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
The news comes from crunchyroll, and along with the release date we've also gotten a short summary:
"For years, fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra have burned with one question -- what happened to Fire Lord Zuko's mother? Finding a clue at last, Zuko enlists the aid of Team Avatar -- and the most unlikely ally of all -- to help uncover the biggest secret of his life."
So there you have it, folks. In just about five months, we'll start to see the story of what happened to Zuko's mom! No pre-order info yet, but we'll let you know as soon as it becomes available.
Stupid Maple SyrupI was quite happy being asleep. But no, some blood Canadian thought it would be best to phone me. Not to mention phone me while impersonating me. twinfools is mental, I would like it to be known.Stupid Maple Syrup3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And what's worse? There's three of them in total, not just one, zooming down the road towards the house right now.
I told Kelly to take them back to the airport and leave them where she found them. She wouldn't listen to me.
Plug: Contact Lens Promo + Donation ProjectsI've been lacking in online updates lately because I've been focusing on doing illustration and design work. Productivity is great, but sometimes I also crave for a bit of quiet time to write journal entries. At least this week I'll be starting on preparations for a new group cosplay with my friends for next month.Plug: Contact Lens Promo + Donation Projects3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Another thing my friends and I are doing is helping raise funds for the benefit of the impoverished community of Boni, Malabon. Here was my post about it on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Jin.behindinfinity/posts/201080013330502 Will elaborate on this in another journal post sometime this week!
Alice & Rabbit's Contact lens clearance sale
My friends at Alice and Rabbit's Shop for contact lenses are offering big discounts for some lens types which are almost sold out. I thought I'd share for the benefit of people who are shopping for lenses for their cosplays. You might find what you need at a good price.
Happy Birthday, Ziggy Stardust!Happy Birthday, Ziggy Stardust!3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Happy Birthday, Ziggy Stardust!
Ant-Man by uncannyknack
David Bowie is 68
Anything is possible.”
David Bowie was the living embodiment of this prevailing ‘60’s mantra. Never had such a waiflike cultural figure of a rebel so discombobulated and terrified the established social order. In a time of gender role experimentation and redefinition, he was the oddly attractive symbol of the
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-tutorial2 years 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
ANBIME ST LOUIS!This weekend was Shutocon and next weekend is ANIME ST. LOUIS!ANBIME ST LOUIS!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm SUPER Excited to be going as one of the guests for this convention!
I'll be hosting a few panels and will be serving as the MC for the Masqerade! I"M SUPER NERVOUS BUT EXCITED!!! EEP!
IF YOU GUYS ARE GOING COME PLAY WITH ME PLEASE ! I'm new to the area, and I'm bringing :iconCatalystSirene: with me! These are the panels I'm hosting, and if you are going to ASTL, PLEASE
Networking For Costumers: 8 PM in the Marquette Room
This panel is all about setting up all those social media sites for costumers- and learning the ins and outs of trying to meet friends in the community!
The Essentials of a Costume: 1 PM in LaSalle Room
This panel is the one I'm really looking forward too. If you aren't the greatest sewer I would really recommend you come to this panel! It's all about simplifying costumes and trying to figure out the easiest way to make your costume come to life. We will be talking a lot ab
Commission InfoNow that I have a steady flow of orders coming in I decided to make a commission info Journal for anyone interested in commissioning me for plushies.Commission Info3 years ago in Personal More Like This
pokemon, digimons, anime/game/comic/cartoon fanart, original characters
***Note about original characters: I will not make an OC that doesn't belong to the commissioner unless the owner of the OC sends me a note giving their consent.***
I respectfully reserve the right to refuse commissions.
-Payment can be completed via paypal
-To be waitlisted $20 deposit is required
-When making payments put in the description what the commission is.
-The commissioner may pay full price at time of order or pay in installments.
-Full payment is require before plush is shipped.
-If you must cancel your commission, know that the deposit is non-refundable once the plush production is started.
COMMISSION SLOT INFO
best places to message me either on my etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/MidnightCosplay, facebook http://www.face
King of the Nerds guest judging!I guess I should drop a line on DA as well...King of the Nerds guest judging!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tomorrow night is the King of the Nerds episode where I'm guest starring! Thursday, Jan. 24, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), on TBS!
Here's the episode synopsis! Make sure you guys tune in!
"Imaginary Realms" – Team Blue and Team Orange face off in a fantasy cosplay Nerd War challenge, hero-vs.-villain style. The losing team must send two of their own to the Nerd-Off, from which one will never return. As the competition heats up, an unusual roll of the dice determines who will stay and who will go. Hosted by Curtis Armstrong and Robert Carradine.
Guest Judges: Adam Busch, Yaya Han and George Takei.
Cosplay Friday: AvengersCosplay Friday: Avengers2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Friday: Avengers Assemble!
by emmagucci, AnyaPanda, dextructive, Letaur, RisingParadise, captainjaze
First introduced by Marvel in 1963, The Avengers was Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s superheroic response to the success of DC Comics’ Justice League of America.
In the original comic the founders of the superhero team were Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Ant–Man, and The Wasp who came together to defeat the evil god Loki. The 2012 live–action Avengers movie loosely based on Marvel
Role Models: Then and NowRole Models: Then and Now3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Role Models: Then and Now
Albert Einstein by SoulOfDavid
There was a time when childhood heroes were real life human beings people dreamed of emulating when they “grew up.” There were sports heroes, famous astronauts, war heroes, political figures, the leaders of social and humanitarian causes, etc..
Then came “Star Trek” which is thought to be a prime mover behind student inte
AnimeNEXT ReviewSo this is the whole con!AnimeNEXT Review2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So on Friday I was the Hipster!Nightwing to :icon inquiringcharlie: 's Hipster Robin and :iconlightningmomo:'s Hipster Stephanie Brown. The other members of FRP weren't hipsters
We did a photo shoot and just chilled mostly but most importantly met up with our fan club Ashelee and Autum! Who were both adorable!!
It rained a lot so we left early to try and avoid the tropical storm (which did not work) and all around just sat inside.
Saturday was the best by far! I was Robin from Young Justice and actually made it though the whole day in that cosplay which is miraculous because it is a jump suit of leather!!!!!
The day started out with lots of pictures and all aroun trolling until we went to do a FRP photoshoot.
I was started to get obscenely hot because it was around 1 and the sun was shinning right on to my black cape, so I unsipped my shirt and took off the cape. All of a sudden I hear :icon0o-tui-and-la-o0: say, "A wild Bane has appeared!