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!2 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!
Shingeki no Kyojin cosplay shoot outtakes!It's time for another outtakes journal post! This one is for our Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) cosplay shoot!Shingeki no Kyojin cosplay shoot outtakes!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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:iconmerkymerx: Miguel - Eren Jaeger
:iconbehindinfinity: Jin - Mikasa Ackerman
:iconneko-panigiri: NyanKat - Armin Arlert
:iconweakman: Dom - Jean Kirschtein
:iconsomemaskedude: Bok - Bertholdt Fubar
:iconellensmere: Alex - Annie Leonhardt
:iconcatherinejannelle: Cat - Christa Renz
:iconreskiy: Resh - Erwin Smith
:iconberamonde: Chase - Hanji Zoe
:iconhana181: Aki - Levi
:icondorkydea: Myk - Nanaba & Mike Zakarius
much of the wig-styling was done by me behindinfinity
a lot of everyone's makeup was by Charmie yaoiangel14 and Alex
photos by Huzafan
post-processing by behindinfinity
I'm happy to present my friends who had come together to do this group cosplay! It feels surreal to me to have friends who happen to have faces who suit the characters
(RANT) What it is to be WRONGSo I just got another comment explaining to me how someone's friends are really mean and evil- and how only their cosplay friends act this way, and it's always just in the community… how the community is really horrible and twisted- and people are so friggin mean- and I just want to point out something of relevance and address this because it's really starting to confuse me… just because of this-(RANT) What it is to be WRONG2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's not 'just your cosplay friends' or 'just the community' it's everyone.
Humans act this way.
People want validation for their work, time, effort, and artists are one of the biggest roles in which the only validation you generally get only that, and sometimes people don't even get that pat on the back.
It's really tough out there.
So yes- human beings may attempt to out shine you, or put you down- or accuse you of things- it's habit. This would not apply just to the cosplay community- have you ever had to put your art in a gallery? Trust me- not everyone is going to be all thumbs up if your
It's so quiet...Sorry for the lack of activity here! I've been busy XDIt's so quiet...2 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
METROCON 2013We are now able to confirm who from Parlé is coming to Metrocon 2013!METROCON 20132 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
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
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!
Metro & General Update-to Ahoy!Hello everyone :iconawkwardhugplz:Metro & General Update-to Ahoy!3 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
How Toph's bloated blob is madeHello watchers <3 You gave me the signs so here I am with this (simple?) guide in how Toph's hair was done.How Toph's bloated blob is made4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Can I also say something unrelated.. I think dA should really upgrade this journal thing with an easy image uploader function? so I don't have to upload in another database and imgsrc every photo in here. After all, having pictures in a journal is one of the few attractions and entitlement to a paid subscriber besides a customize journal, right?
Ok that aside D:
I used many unorthodox ways to do my costumes so hmm.. please don't laugh orz ...
So i bought a straw bowler hat from Daiso (for only SG$2), and then wrapped strips of paper around it until is all covered, like a half sphere but fuglier. Please use black coloured paper. And of course, please buy a hat accordingly to your head proportion. Don't repeat the mistake of making it too big like mine =_=
This is how the underside looks like. I arrowed a wire-comb there because it is how I secured this blob to the main wig late
LoK/Hunger Games PreviewThis was it. She knew her time in the Games were up. Her canon was going to go off and her picture would be shown tonight in the sky during the nightly update.LoK/Hunger Games Preview3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Korra was running for her life through the thick woods. Her mocha colored skin was beginning to mix with shades of red as she ran past outstretched branches. She could hear her pursuers come closer to her. Their hateful screams were beginning to come closer to her ears. Cursing at the thickness of the woods, Korra tried her best to run faster than she ever had. She had to survive, she just had to.
I'm not ready to die!
After running another fifty yards, Korra felt a strong hand grab onto her arm and quickly pull her behind some thick bushes. Before she can even get a word in, Korra's face is shoved into what she realized to be her savor's chest. Their heart beat was beating fast than her's and their hands that were resting on her head and back were trembling. Korra took in a deep breath and was presented with a familiar s
OhCrapIForgotToAddATitle.OhCrapIForgotToAddATitle.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
StupidFox Book is now available at the StupidFox Store!
Free StupidFox App available through iTunes for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch! Soon to be available for Android as well
[Bullet; Red] Much thanks to GeekOutGamer for creating the app!
Congratulations to :iconalexiuss:&:iconmeeshkamodel: and their marriage! [Journal & Photos]
[Star!] London MCM Expo 2012
As for how MCM Expo went, it was an amazing experience! And because of the great turnout, chances are, I will be returning t
Halfway to 100I don't want to be one of those people who jumps up every month like "WE'VE BEEN DATING FOR 13/26/39 MONTHS!", but...Halfway to 1003 years ago in Personal More Like This
Jenn and I have been together for 50 months as of today. I think that's a number worthy of mentioning.
To celebrate (and to make reading this worth your while), have a picture of Keith and Ellis (Jenn and I) pestering Nick (Becki):
! Transformice | Hotkeys | Commands | More !Last update: 2/23/2015! Transformice | Hotkeys | Commands | More !3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Stuff added, stuff removed, stuff changed.
1 | Arrow.
2 | Spirit (Totem hardmode).
3 | Balloon.
4 | Rune.
5 | Small box.
6 | Big box.
7 | Short plank.
8 | Long plank.
9 | Ball.Spacebar | Invisible object.
1 | Cannon down.
2 | Cannon right.
3 | Cannon left.
4 | Spirit (Totem hardmode).
5 | Arrow.
6 | Balloon.
7 | Rune.
8 | Small box.
9 | Big box.Spacebar | Meep & invisible object.
C | Yellow anchor.V | Teal anchor.B | Red anchor (None hardmode).N | Motorized right anchor.J | Motorized l
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
300+ watchers VINYL SCRATCH GIVEAWAY! CLOSED https://www.facebook.com/NarxinbaCustoms300+ watchers VINYL SCRATCH GIVEAWAY! CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will be drawing the winner soon.
They will have 24 hours to reply. Upon accepting their win, and if necessary, paying postage, I will announce that the prize has been claimed.
UPDATE (6.50pm, 2 JULY, AEST):
Winner has been contacted and they have 24 hours to respond.
If they do not respond within this time, they automatically forfeit the prize and I will draw a new winner.
UPDATE (4.50pm, 3 JULY, AEST):
There is only 2 hours left for the winner to respond. They were sent a note 22 hours ago. If they don't reply in the next 2 hours, I will randomly choose a new winner and note the new winner.
UPDATE (7.07PM, 3 JULY, AEST):
The first winner did not respond within the stated time, and therefore automatically forfeits the prize.
UPDATE (7.30pm, 4 July, Aest):
The previous winner
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)2 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
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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:
SELLING DEMYX TIME STUFFIncluding…SELLING DEMYX TIME STUFF2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Sora cosplay
The shirt worn by Zexion in Demyx Time 12
Axel's trousers from Demyx Time 12
The "Kingdom Hearts Bible" used in our AkuDemy wedding
An SG-1 replica jacket
A Michael Jackson bag
Legend of Zelda wallet
The Toasters signed tour poster
Check it out ^_^
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 Etiquette3 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
Plans for JapanSo this Saturday i have a group intership. I have applied to be a english school teacher in Japan for children.Plans for Japan2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Off course I won't go for a while because it takes a lot preparing and stuff. Plus I am still building up networking and working on my Art.
I have a lot of goals I want to achieve. And everyday is hard work, but worth it.
I made another youtube where I will post Japan videos when I do go back to Japan. I did it now so no one took that Youtube name xD in the meantime I'll post mini japan videos I didn't post on my other accounts.
click to my Japan Youtube Account.
Cosplayers! Please submit to this book!CALL FOR ENTRIESCosplayers! Please submit to this book!3 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
Aaaaand home againBack from another amazing Metrocon... possibly my favourite so far! Huge thankyou hugs to everyone who came out to see us, gave us gifts, and generally made the event spectacular for us. After all the stresses we'd been through during the first half of the year, this was a much-needed break, and you guys made it awesome for us!Aaaaand home again3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For those who weren't at the convention, and missed the announcement of our new show.... it's Avengers 8D There are a few clips that people have posted on YouTube of us as our Avengers characters.... and guess who's Tony Stark 8D
Think Friends meets The Avengers, and you've got a good idea of what the show will be like.
For now, I'm gonna try and get my sleeping pattern back into sync with UK time, and will catch up on all my messages soon. ^_^
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!3 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 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?2 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