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!3 years 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!
Stuck in Savannahhttp://flamboyantwreck.tumblr.com/post/31651348546/stuck-in-savannah-upcoming-episodesStuck in Savannah3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are some teasers for some upcoming episodes. My god, I don't think we really meant for filming to go on for so long. Ah, well! We got some great shots!
It's so quiet...Sorry for the lack of activity here! I've been busy XDIt's so quiet...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been a bit of a mental start to 2013, with Jenn getting a new job, a bunch of birthdays and events, and a lack of money forever looming overhead!
I've mostly been busy working on my costume and kit for a new LARP system I'm joining next month, so when I have some good pictures of that, I'll share them here. It's not often I will share pictures of my original characters on deviantART (in fact, I don't think I've ever done it), but I'm really proud of the kit for this. A bunch of Parlé are all joining the same system, so hopefully we can get a few good shots before time in!
Here's a preview of the costume, for those interested...
On the con-front, things are less busy than usual, due to clashing events, and one or two that we usually attend for fun that we're opting out of this year. We did London Anime Con at the start of the month, which was a fantastic event. Still t
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I've become a big fan of appliqués in the past 5 years.
In this tutorial I want to show you what you can accomplish with this simple sewing technique.
Don't be surprised if I go through the steps quickly. In the lower tutorials everything has been described.
Basics / other tutorials can be found here:
an About Me thingyIn case anyone cares, I wrote a small story about how I got where I am. It's not a big deal, it's just in case people actually WANT to know about me as an artist before buying my hoodies or something ^_^an About Me thingy3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm going to start this story farther back than I should, but really it took a lot of adventures to get to where I am right now-- twists and turns and loop-de-loops and it all brings me here.
I've been in love with costuming since I was about 11-years-old. I handed my dance studio's costumer a book of my sketches of costume designs for all of my different dance numbers, and although she was unable to make any of my little squiggle drawings into a reality, she encouraged me to keep trying. And so I did.
I left dance and started costuming at a high school theatre at 15-years-old-- since I was homeschooled, they let me be in their plays if I did costuming for them. By the end of my junior year, I had enough hours in costuming that I could've lettered in Theatre-- at a school I didn't even
New Year, new CMV!!!This is the first CMV we do this year, so i hope you like it. The next will be in a few weeks, and maybe this year we try to do something different? I don´t know xDNew Year, new CMV!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This time our couple is Lithuania and Poland. They are sooooo cute and canon!!! xD
Thanks for all the suscribers and the support. It really means a lot to us.
METROCON 2013We are now able to confirm who from Parlé is coming to Metrocon 2013!METROCON 20133 years ago in Personal More Like This
This year, it'll be Jenn, Kelly, Charlotte, Amala, Dani, Conor, Becki, Laura (of the Bruce Banner variety), Sammi and Reiss!
Pre-reg for the con is now open, and a lot of the events have been announced! We look forward to seeing some of you there
Con updates, new FDP videos, FDP's Korra seriesWe're buckling down with costume making and filming in preparation for our end of August con-a-pooloza XD it's 3 cons almost one after the other! Super stoked for all three cons but at the moment I'm just hoping that we get everything done (and that wigs arrive on time!!! DCon updates, new FDP videos, FDP's Korra series4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I miss our Alcon peeps so bad D: it's been too long!!! Can't wait to introduce :iconvaldrein: to all the awesome Alcon peeps that we met last year and hopefully a bunch of new faces this year! And of course I can't wait to hang with the Parle crew again! I've missed their sweet yet robust faces, CHinforming before my eyes whilst battling nipple-less spectres.
I'll be posting my costume plans as soon as I get the remaining wigs I need, it all comes down to the wigs man!!!!
One thing I will put out there for Alcon go-ers, though... we'll be premiering a new episode of Kingdom Bros during our Q & A pane at Alcon l! We're filming it AS WE SPEAK (or in... I dunno... a half hour from now?) so as long as no one fa
Con-Report: Akumakon Galway 2014 (Ireland) + pics!Hey my friends,Con-Report: Akumakon Galway 2014 (Ireland) + pics!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was very happy to visit AKUMAKON in Galway (Ireland) in January. Together with Elffi I went to Ireland for my first time ^.^~
I brought two costumes to the con: ALTER SABER and FRANZISKA VON KARMA ....
Let's begin with Saturday !
Saturday was a really nice day. I wore my Franziska von Karma together with Elffi as Godot.
We had a little booth were we could sell our prints. We were really surprised how open and kind the Irish people were. We could find new friends very fast and had fun to talk with everybody at the booth for a long time .
Internet Etiquette (Edited with critique advice)Some people brought up some pretty important points, so I've added some additional information about critiques below!Internet Etiquette (Edited with critique advice)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Something that's been bugging me a bit lately is how the DA community has sorta changed over the years (and not in a good way). People are more bold and will post whatever's on their mind, and while that can be a good thing in some scenarios, I feel that people oftentimes say things that they might not realize will hurt someone's feelings.
I generally get a lot of positive feedback, and it really helps! It's always great to know that someone likes my work, and it keeps me motivated to keep going with this hobby. However, I'm still a human being, and negative criticism can hurt me just as much as anyone else. I'm not sure what it is, but the amount of really negative comments has increased these past couple years, and it really discourages me from even using this website anymore. Many times I've considered just disabling comments entirely, but I feel that would
Cosplayers! Please submit to this book!CALL FOR ENTRIESCosplayers! Please submit to this book!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
We are seeking submissions for possible publication in 1000 Incredible Cosplay and Costume Ideas, an upcoming book by Dr. Grymm (Joey Marsocci), Allison DeBlasio and Yaya Han.
Publication date: April 2013
Comic book, Sci-Fi, and Anime conventions have been around since the 1930's. With those conventions come the ultimate fans, those who Cosplay. Joey Marsocci and Allison DeBlasio of Dr. Grymm Laboratories, authors of the immensely popular 1000 Steampunk Creations (Quarry Books, 2011), in collaboration with Internationally acclaimed cosplayer Yaya Han, are putting out a call to artists to submit their most amazing cosplay photographs for compilation into exciting upcoming book.
We are seeking submissions for the following categories:
Anime & Manga
VALENTINE'S-TYPE CONTEST [CLOSED]FINAL EDIT: The contest is now closed! Thank you so much everyone who entered! We actually got more entries than expected, haha. We will probably decide winners tonight and then I'll announce them tomorrow in a new journal. Good luck to all the entrants! Thanks for making it fun for us. (:VALENTINE'S-TYPE CONTEST [CLOSED]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT6:You have until the end of the day today to submit your entries! That means midnight EST. GOGOGOGO EDIT5:Remember, the contest ends THIS SATURDAY! So get your entries in! EDIT4:One week left and only 12 entries! We've made it to the 1500point first place prize, but let's not stop at 12! Get those entries in! EDIT3:I AM DUMB IGNORE THAT LAST UPDATE LOL EDIT2:Only 10 days left to enter! And we only have FIVE entries so far. That is depressing, guys. Let's get some more in! EDIT:Reference sheets for Jara, Esthers, the Elves and the Succub
Contest:1000pts. WINNERS~!!Here are the Winners of this contest. AND!! I'll send the points to every contestants =]Contest:1000pts. WINNERS~!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It was really hard to choose the winners because this was really tough. All of you have done a great job on your entries. If I had more points, I'd have chosen more winners. I really appreciate it. Thank you sooo much for joining. Every entry means a lot to me.
Here are the winners:
1st place wins 1000 and 1 request of 2 characters:
I really loveeee the style of their clothes and the tone of colors used is just brilliant. Also the unique style of drawing have really caught my attention. I am truely in love with his art piece. I'd totally steal both of their outfits.
2nd place wins 500 :
I really love the designs and details used. Specially Ichigo's sweater. That's something I'd totally wear if Thailand wasn't a hot country lol. I also admire the face that Rukia's design isn't exactly the
The Future of SYAC?I'm leaning on the side of axing it entirely. I know that I pretty much owe my online "fame" to the popularity of SYAC, and that despite a small core group of naysayers the vast majority of my watchers love the series... but I personally have always had problems with it. It was never meant to be more than a few strips long, and my attempts to turn it into a full blown series have been awkward and clumsy at best.The Future of SYAC?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Using myself as the main character for SYAC was a huge mistake, one which I realized early on and one which you can see me struggle with throughout the rest of the series. Even after completely retooling it to be a new story with Emily and Jade, I didn't get very far into it before complications forced me to stop. I don't really want to do anything with SYAC right now, but at the same time I understand there are a lot of fans of the series I need to consider. So here are a couple of ideas I had on what I could do with it, but feel free to jump down into the comments secti
Projects out my ears!Sorry for my lack of updates! I have recently been hired to illustrate two children books to be released this fall and they are very huge projects so I am spending a lot of my time working on that...after I get home from the print shop!Projects out my ears!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just reminder to those who still want to enter something for the Neinescape Magazine!
YOu have till July 5th to get your submissions in! her eis a journal full of the information!
Also working on a Prussia Shimeji
I dont have a PC at home so I have been using the one I have at work, my job requires me to work on three computers, 2 macs and a PC LOL...so I have been switching up and working slowly on this on my lunch break.
I still have a few more poses to do, but once its done I will make it available for everyone to download so you can have a chibi Prussia run around being naughty on your desktop!
I REALLY REALLY want to do some more Chibi Prussia Diaries! hopefully 4th of July day off will
The Neinescape Magazine Project.The Neinescape Magazine Project.The Neinescape Magazine Project.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's Summertime and that means Super Awesome Neinecape Project time! this year we got something really special!
The Neinescape Magazine! here is how its going to work.
For the rest of the month of June, you can submit Articles, Illustrations, Photos, to the Project Folder at the Neinescape Club
**if you are not a member you will need to join to submit in that folder**
At the end of the month the interesting and creative Articles, Illustrations, Photos will be used to fill the pages of the Neinescape Magazine which will be then printed and available for purchase online in July.
If this goes over well then this may turn into a quarterly thing as a Fan Based Neinescape Magazine, so if you don't get in the first round you could be able to get in the next issue.
For those who's submissions of either, Articles, Illustrations, Photos are used, you will be contacted and receive the finished printed Magazine FREE of
(Judging)Contest! Make Our Feels Come True!Contest is over! Judging!! Thank you to everyone who joined!!(Judging)Contest! Make Our Feels Come True!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
BlackfyreValyrian and I are holding our first contest together!! We're doing a "Make Our Feels Come True" contest! Aka, we're asking you to make art of our pairings and in return we give you lovely prizes.
Here's some details
The pairings open in this contest are as follows:
MoDion (Mordecai/Dion)// Fem!MoDion**
LesElz (Leslie/Elz) // LesElsa (Lesley/Elsa)**
Trying to go ProfessionalWhat would it mean if I could actually take on YouTube as a profession?Trying to go Professional3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mainly it would result in 100% more videos for you guys, as well as being able to branch out and really dedicate time in production and editing.
This is something I've been talking about with Kelly for a while now, and I have recently (after some serious talk) gained my mothers support in the venture.
However, I can't do it for free. This is where you guys come in.
1) In the last few months of 2012, I plan to push for new designs in the Parlé store. So if you'd like to support us; then please buy a t-shirt or two when they are ready to go!
US STORE: http://parleproductionsusa.spreadshirt.com
UK STORE: http://parleproductions.spreadshirt.co.uk
2) Tell your friends about our shows, make your own videos talking about the shows. Do journals and tumblr blogs; anything to get the Parlé name out there and appealing to more people. The more people we get; the more likely this will happen.
3) Although we're not ke
Cosplay Photoshoot EtiquetteMy good friend hikaraseru has written a very good guide on how a standard cosplay photoshoot should be conducted in a conducive manner. I got her permission to post the entire article up, so hope you guys like what she is presenting to us.Cosplay Photoshoot Etiquette4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Want to plan a cosplay shoot, but somehow things just don't turn out right? Maybe the photos were not how you visualised them, or that the photographer seemed to be extra grumpy, or you just don't know what's going on? Read on for how to get the best out of your cosplay shoot:
The 4 Ps:
Having a plan is essential and should take up the most time overall in your shoot. Speak to the photographers closely, because they will be the ones producing the photos that will be the end result; make sure they are aware of the concept and background of the series you're shooting. Some photographers will want to do their own research prior to the shoot (reading the manga/watching the anime/looking up reference photos) - so make sur
ABUNAICONIt's come around SO fast, and I feel totally unprepared!!ABUNAICON3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, Abunaicon is THIS FRIDAY, and I've finally got around to deciding exactly which costumes I'm bringing... though no clue what ones I'm wearing on which days!
- Portal, Experiment 13B
- Avengers, Tony Stark
- L4D2, Ellis
- X-Men, Rogue
I haven't worn Rogue for aaages, but having tried it on again last night, I'm really excited to be wearing this costume again. She is, after all, one of my absolute favourite Marvel characters~
There is a preliminary EuroCosplay round being held at Abunaicon too, so we're expecting to see some awesome costumes at this! As Jenn and I are primarily non-Japanese/Asian origin cosplayers and choose our costumes from outside of this spectrum, we're looking forward to seeing not only some great costumes from animes and manga, but also some fantastic Western-origin costumes too!
Keep an eye on your convention schedules, and come see our panels!
"CP: Do's and Don'ts" at 10am Saturday, covering the basic
Marvel High - RPGFor those who haven't seen this on my tumblr...Marvel High - RPG4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Marvel High - A Marvel AU RPG
Click here to check it out!
So, I've decided to open this out to my watchers, in case it's of interest to anyone
At the request of my mates, I set up this Marvel "high school" AU roleplaying board, and we've decided to open it up before we get started to allow others to join.
I WARN YOU NOW THAT I CAN BE A BITCH OF AN RP ADMIN.
I am very particular about the kinds of writers I want on my board, and personally will be vetting every application that comes through. I classify this as an "intermediate to advanced RP board", and 300 words per post should be a bare minimum of your abilities, as well as using good spelling and grammar.
Feel free to take a look, and feel ever freer to apply but don't get offended if your personal style or skill isn't what I'm looking for on my board. If you can't take criticism of your writing easily, then be
Metro and General Update-to Ahoy!Hello everyone :iconawkwardhugplz:Metro and General Update-to Ahoy!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Miss me? I bet you did X'D
How do I begin?
Not too sure as a lot happened on the Holiday so I will have to keep it brief I'm afraid. will breif-ish about my adventures with Kelly, Jenn Laura, Charlotte & Dani :iconimhappyplz:
First of all Metrocon.
I would like to thank everyone personally for coming from all over the US to attend & see us there. When I heard how far some of you came to just come to the panels and meet with Parle I felt like crying with joy. I mean, to care so much to travel such a distances means so much. I hugged those who traveled furthest with the most passion :iconhurrplz: lmao
It was busy and hectic a lot of the time, but I loved meeting every one of you who came to Metrocon and I hope that you got to speak to me enough ;__; real sorry if you didn't. But if I stayed longer in some situations I wouldn't of been able to eat anything before the next panel X'D
More importantly, I'd like to give a huge thank you to anyone who gave me
Keyblade Contest: THE WINNER + I feature you!2012 has begun and it's time to announce the winner of the NanjoKojians Keyblade ContestKeyblade Contest: THE WINNER + I feature you!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I got very detailed and creative design sketches and I want to present them to all of you now!
Acerofspadeser -> Broken Destiny + Holy Alter http://acerofspadeser.deviantart.com/art/Kingdom-Hearts-Keyblades-Design-Contest-269282545
Dreamer013 -> Dawnfire http://dreamer013.deviantart.com/art/Dawnfire-Keyblade-274444440
02-B -> xxx Soul http://02-b.deviantart.com/art/Soul-Keyblade-276954713
Xedramon -> Forget-Me-Not http://xedramon.deviantart.com/art/Xed-s-Keyblade-Designs-142155135
Skittsue -> Treble Clef http://skittsue.deviantart.com/art/Keyblade-Treble-Clef-268211512
KHtaixas -> http://khtaixas.deviantart.com/art/Keyblade-competition-entry-274985868?q=gallery%3Akhtaixas&qo=0
LaLAMelody11 -> Skellington Reaper http://lalamelody11.deviantart.com/art/Skelington-Reaper-Keyblade-27425
Merry Xmas, and all that jazz!This is likely to be my last journal update before the holiday.Merry Xmas, and all that jazz!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, first and foremost, Merry Xmas to everyone, or whatever other holiday it is you celebrate. Either way, enjoy the festivities!
Now, as I'm sure you all appreciate, I get sent a lot of questions, both over dA, email, through notes... They all add up to a significant number. I try my best to get through them all. So, my 'christmas present' this year to you guys is this:
Each of you can leave me one question in the comment, about whatever you want, and I *will* get through and answer them all!
There are a few conditions to this:
- I'll only answer questions received before 25th December (GMT)
- Please read through previous questions, as I won't answer questions that have already been asked by an earlier poster
- Keep it clean, and don't be TOO nosy! I won't answer questions that pry into my private life in a way I'm not comfortable with, or I believe you have no need to know the answer to.
I know it might take a whi