In California!Hey Guys! I couple things...In California!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I changed from CourtoonXIII to Courtoon...
It's a change I've wanted to make for awhile. And just decided to take the dive! I wish I could do it on all of my social media... but alas.
NEXT: IN CALIFORNIA
And started my new job at Nickelodeon!
I'm just an intern, but I'm loving it so far, I'm really glad I get to be there and meet all the great people who work there!!!
Thanks for the support! i'll post new photos soon
Smoothing, Sanding, & Buffing Polymer ClaySmoothing, Sanding, and Buffing polymer clay is definately something that you don't hear a lot about in the younger polymer clay community, but it certainly does make your pieces look a lot better in the long run. If you smooth, sand, and buff your clay AND add a layer of varnish - watch out, your pieces will look as bright, beautiful and glossy as a piece of delicious candy.Smoothing, Sanding, & Buffing Polymer Clay5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Have you ever noticed that translucent clay really isn't THAT translucent? Well, if you smooth, sand, and buff it - you'll be seeing differently! It really DOES get see-through!
Give these tips a try, and although I can't guarantee that you will get it right the first time, practice makes perfect, and sometimes new techniques take a little getting used to before you find a way that works the best for you.
Smoothing your clay is what you do to your clay before you bake it. Running your fingers along the surface and smoothing out bumps and impurities can work wonders on a piece and give it a ve
New Years and Selling!!Happy New Years!! A few days late, I always write my resolutions for myself on dA, so here they are!New Years and Selling!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
3,500 Watchers [10,874 Achieved]
150,000 Page Views [363,496 Achieved]
Actually start my webcomic [I've started drawing it... but it's not yet posted anywhere, not achieved]
2,000 Subscribers on Youtube [4,770 achieved]
Finish the "Hello Sweetie EP" [Achieved, but the Project has ended]
Get an internship [Technically achieved]
Go up two leagues in SCII [HAHAHAHA, Nope. Went down a league]
NEW 2013 Resolutions
600,000 Page Views
Start and continue my webcomic through the year
10,000 Subscribers on Youtube
Get an internship
Get accepted and do the Disney College Program
Stress less, and have more fun
Travel more, go to more cons!
Have Sempai notice me
Also: I'm selling my Korra costume to make room for future costumes to come! This isn't the end, just the beginning for bigger and better things!! Bidding starts at 99 cents, so you can catch it at a de
To the West Coast!I'm sorry for the lack of updates from me! My life has been pretty crazy lately luckily with all (hopefully) good news! I've announced it a few places but next week I'll be moving out to California! Who knows how long I'll be out there, but hopefully for the next many years! I know a few of you know that I got a job out there, but I don't want to say anything about it until it officially goes through!To the West Coast!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
But because of that my con schedule con a bit rearranged! I will no longer be attended Colossalcon, which bums me out since it's one of my favorite cons, but I will be attending Anime Expo and hopefully San Diego Comic Con! (And if there is any other good west coast cons, you should let me know!)
I'm really excited for warm winters, as a northern midwest girl... I'm a bit tired of the cold. Hopefully I can make some new friends out there!!
I also want to do a shout out for my friend who makes awesome jewelry! I already own a piece of hers, but I might
ASSEMBLE!If you watch Some Assembly Required (our Avengers show) then I need your help.ASSEMBLE!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm after your favourite moments/scenes/lines from the show. If you'd like to make a comment below - then you will be helping us out in our battle for the greater good!
Aka, it's a little secret project I'm working on.
In other news, I'm now off in the weekdays and will be working hard on new videos for you guys to enjoy! 8D
Thank you for the birthday wishes!I woke up one morning and then decided to check my DA. I was pleasantly surprised to see that my inbox was full of warm birthday wishes! There were so many of them, but I did read all of them. It would take forever to reply to all of them so that's what I'm doing here:Thank you for the birthday wishes!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you all for the lovely birthday wishes!
2013 Cosplay Plans!Cosplay Plans of 2013!2013 Cosplay Plans!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I will be updating this periodically as I make more progress.
Here's a picture
Debuted: Anime Expo 2013
(No decent pictures yet. D: )
Debuted: Anime Expo 2013
Here's a picture
Debuted: Anime Expo 2013
Touya/Hilbert (Pokemon Black and White)
(No decent pictures yet. D: )
Debuted: Phoenix Comicon 2013
Link, Skyloft (Legend of Zelda:
Debuted: Taiyou Con 2013
I still have yet to finish the Goddess Sword, but at least he's wear
Saboten 2013!It's pretty much around the corner! Ahhhh pre-con jitters. 8D;;Saboten 2013!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, here's my lineup!
Saturday I'm going to be Oz Vessalius as he appears in Pandora Hearts: Retrace 49!
I will be SuperWeaselPrincess's manservant.
Sunday I will be joining the rest of Banzai! Pro's Madoka Magica group as Homura! We will be entering the masquerade! Homu Homu!
Monday I will be Shinji Ikari with ValdaValsha as my Kaworu-kun! (Just fyi, these cosplays are a total joke to us and we mainly just act like total derps in these. It's awesome.)
And here is a list of panels that we're hosting!
Forming and Keeping Cosplay Groups: 12:00-1:00 PM in Solana G
Building Your Cosplay Self-Esteem: 6:00-7:00 PM in Solana G
Bishounen/Bishoujo Cosplay Makeup: 3:00-4:00PM in Cira A
Anime Expo 2013 Lineup!We're pretty much ready. @__@ Well, with the costume part that is. I still need to pack. D:Anime Expo 2013 Lineup!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
But here's my lineup! Sorry, they're all WIP pictures...I don't really have any pictures of them from photoshoots (mainly because they're all fairly new costumes.)
Day 0: Joke cosplay with ValdaValsha
I won't reveal it until that day of AX. Not even Cheshire nor SWP know what it is!
This is the only hint you're getting.
(If you can figure it out from that--ssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh)
Also, this may appear on another day in addition to one of the other costumes if we don't get much time to cosplay it.
Day 1: Touya/Hilbert
Day 2: Koakuma
Day 3: Homura Akemi (the secret cosplay with the rest of Banzai!)
(Note: This w
Honestly.. (Hetalians- Please read!!)You're chatting with a random stranger. Say hello!Honestly.. (Hetalians- Please read!!)11 months ago in Personal More Like This
You and the stranger both like hetalia.
Stranger: I'm italy
Stranger: you can be germany
You: Lol, it doesn't work that way.
Stranger: WHY NOT!??! >
You: Because, I can't role play as Germany.
Stranger: It's okay...you can be anyone you want
You: Please, be nicer, respective, and not so demanding..
Stranger: i mean i don't care don't get so worked up about it....
You: You don't get it do you? How long have you been in this fandom?
Stranger: O_O......What is your problem..?well bye I don't want to spend my time talking to an idiot
Your conversational partner has disconnected.
This seriously just happened.. You see, i'm trying to save this fandom and all I get is hate! I'm so sick of it, seriously! I'm tired of these rude Hetalians who think they can do whatever they want and it won't reflect everyone's opinion on our fandom as a whole! I mean, I'm not trying to sound rude, but this person just set me off! I'm really pissed off! Knowin
Cosplay Rules The EarthWe need your coolest COSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHY for display as part of the deviantART Benefit ART Show at the San Diego Comic-Con!Cosplay Rules The Earth2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Proceeds go to the Shriner Burn Hospital, which routinely invites cosplayers to join in their fundraising events and encourages cosplayers to interact with the hospital’s young burn victims as part of their therapy.
We want to include you in this worthy & fun cause!
All entries must be submitted by June 18th
All entries will need clearance from the photographer and the cosplayer as well as file sizes large enough to produce fine art quality prints.
Don't worry, we will contact you for these after making selections.
You can submit to the "cosplay" folder in the Comic-Con group
Gear up, wig out, have your weapons riot checked and let'
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 Info2 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
Cosblog and MORE!Pax East!Cosblog and MORE!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We attended PAX East 2013 last weekend! We debuted our newest costumes from Dishonored, and had an all around blast.
You can read all about our experience on our new Cosblog!
Which is the next news! We have added a Cosblog to our Website! It will be our new place for posting about convention experiences, tutorials, and W.I.P!
That way we aren't cluttering our Tumblr, Facebook, or here at our DA.
Our prints are still on sale! But get them now, because we will be closing our Print shop on April 15th!! due to us being apart.
Also, if you aren't following us on Tumblr you should be! We'll be doing a giveaway of some prints, some Dishonored Bone Charms, and more swag soon!
ANBIME ST LOUIS!This weekend was Shutocon and next weekend is ANIME ST. LOUIS!ANBIME ST LOUIS!1 year 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
Young Justice Returns January 5!Get ready YJ Fans, because on January 5, DC Nation returns to Cartoon Network, with Before the Dawn!Young Justice Returns January 5!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hopefully now the show doesn't get any other hiatuses for a while!
Also, if anyone's interested in voting for Young Justice in TV.com's Best of 2012 under the Animated Series category, do so right here http://www.tv.com/features/best-of-2012/votes/poll/SpecialFeatures:list:best-animated-series/ !
But anyway, who's excited for YJ coming back?
Zelda Movie 'Sizzle' TrailerHey Guys! Long time no update. I've got some news to share for those of you who don't follow me or The Zelda Project on Facebook! We're going to be launching a Kickstarter campaign soon for our live action battle sequence! We've shot some amazing footage!! Our core team is extremely strong and talented and we're looking to expand! That being said, we are looking for some seasoned and enthusiastic VFX artists to lend a hand in helping us complete post production for our Kickstarter "sizzle" trailer and meet anyone interested in working on our project once we're funded.Zelda Movie 'Sizzle' Trailer10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and one of our producers, or VFX supervisor will contact you back!
The Zelda Project
June Update: Sale + Upcoming ConsHi everyone! May is drawing to a close (how is time flying so fast?!), but fortunately there's still plenty of summer left! Here's just a quick update on what's going on with me right now, and what I have planned for next month!June Update: Sale + Upcoming Cons9 months ago in Personal More Like This
❀ THE NAME GAME ❀
You may have noticed that I changed my username, both here and on several other sites! I spent six years going by "CatalystSirene", but as time has gone on, I've found it to be a very difficult name to work with, as the first part can be tricky to spell and pronounce for a lot of people. My YouTube name has always been "MangoSirene", and since it isn't possible to change YouTube names, I figured I'd make the switch to "Mango" everywhere else!
Hooray for consistency! (Consistency makes me so happy. You guys don't even know how happy I am that everything matches now. /relieved sigh)
❀ SUMMER SALE ❀
If you missed my poll about it, no worries! There are still two days left of my summer cospla
WHAT TIME IS IT? AAAADVENTURE TIME COSPLAY ...TIMEAdventure Time cosplay at Fantasy Quest 2WHAT TIME IS IT? AAAADVENTURE TIME COSPLAY ...TIME2 years 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
Tutorial Request!!!!Hey my dear watchers!!!!Tutorial Request!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First i have to say: THAAAANK YOUUUUUUU!!! For your big support!!!!
I never tought that my Eyeart could have so many congestion!!! Thats incredable... and this is what a artistheart beats faster... (hope you understand my broken english ^^)
Okay... so the reason why im writing this Jornal, i have a Question... or a request...
Tell me all youre Eye-art suggestions, you would looove to see... I will pic up 7-10 and start a poll... out of the winning Make-up (or eyeart suggestion) i will do a tutorial for you!!!
Sooo tell me alll your ideas... im very interested in it... and i rejoice to do it soon!!!!
Lets have fun ^^
ALL Members, (READ. THIS. NOW.) I have told you once,i have told you twice,but again,refused. . . .?!ALL Members, (READ. THIS. NOW.)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's very heart breaking how people are leaving this group cause they cant submit their art? I have told you that the group is on hold and will be opened back until a week or so, Think about us mods for a second(And other patient members!)!,jeez!,We have to get ready for school, We want to submit art too! We want to join too! it seems i have to write out it ALL again so people can get this noted out.
The group will be held down for a couple of weeks or so while us mods are organizing the folders and setting this place up for you guys to get comfortable and slam your beautifully - drawn masterpeices into this group's devation folders! (Join requests are on hold,art is on hold!)
If you refuse to read,we refuse to answer.
please think about us too,it's only 22 mods fixing 6,223 + watchers mistakes!
I promise to open it again once everyone is calm and h
Pesterchum download?!i was goofing off and was trying to look for pesterchum downloads, but when i typed it into google.....boy was i surprised, its an actual download, and heres one of them http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Internet-Utilities/Pesterchum-Seven-Zero.shtml (this is out dated, don't use it, instead use this link as it is newer) http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?43922-PESTERCHUM-3-41-Updated-Pesterchum!-New-Thread!&highlightesterchumPesterchum download?!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
and here's another http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?30473-DEPRECATED-Pesterchum-2.0-TinyChum-1.4b
Stupid EzioI had a dream last night that I was Ezio. Don't want to get into the specifics because I just woke up and I want to draw, but I was basically stupid fucking retarded Ezio.Stupid Ezio4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was asked to find the Eagle galaxy in the night sky so the rest of the assassins may pass through a great wall to escape the oncoming bergade of gaurds, but all I did was point out whales and puppys and birds. And Pocahontas.
We were running into war to fight the Templars for control over the village, but I spent the entire battle tickling Leonardo up on a hill. (But dear god, Leo's so much fun to tickle. :'3)
I spent quite a while swimming in a hot tub rather than looking out for the Grand Master Templar (who looked a lot like the devil). And after swimming and wiping the water out of my eyes, I found the Grand Master Templar had been standing behind me and my colleagues the whole time.
And then there was this conversation as he grabbed my head and lifted me out of the pool:
GMT: "What's your name, filth?"
2014 Cosplans!Now that it's almost March, it's a perfect time to announce cosplays for 2014.2014 Cosplans!1 week ago in Personal More Like This
Completed Cosplays of 2014:
Kagamine Len: Dream Eating Monochrome Baku (Vocaloid)
Debuted: Taiyou Con 2014 (Mesa, Arizona)
Kanato Sakamaki: Ending 1 - Wedding Suit (Diabolik Lovers: Haunted Dark Bridal)
Debuted: Taiyou Con 2014 (Mesa, Arizona)
Monokuma (Dangan Ronpa)
Debuted: Arizona Matsuri 2014 (Phoenix, Arizona)
Cosplays in Progress:
Kanato Sakamaki: School Uniform (Diabolik Lovers)
To be debuted at Con-Nichiwa 2014 (Tuscon, Arizona)
Euphemia Li Britannia: First casual dress (Code Geass) *REMAKE*
To be re-debuted
Tutorial: Cosplay Boy Make-up ISo, this is the first part of the "Cosplay boy make-up" tutorial. It has way too much text and pictures to put it into just one journal, so I will divide it.Tutorial: Cosplay Boy Make-up I1 year ago in Personal More Like This
As always~ English is not my native language so you might come across mistakes. My apologies! If anything is unclear feel free to ask me in the comments.
I'm just showing you what works for me and what's my personal liking. I'm focusing on eye make-up and additional tips. If you think this way of doing a boys cosplay make-up is is using way too much make-up that's totally fine. Everyone has his/her own preferences and this tutorial is just a hint who it can be done.
The shape of eyes differ a lot from one to another, so if you want to try it the way I do my make-up you might have to adjust it to your own eyes. Maybe you have already run into this problem before while seeing a well done eye make-up in a tutorial or worn by an asian cosplayer. Furthermore be aware of the fact that the shape of your eyebrows, wearing c