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
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!2 years 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?
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!)
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
Christmas Giveaway!Merry Christmas Everyone!Christmas Giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Over on my facebook I'm doing a Christmas giveaway for my followers, and I thought I would let everyone know ever here whats going on!
I made three Jack Frost hoodies, 1) I'm keeping for myself 2) I'm selling 3) It's part of the giveaway!
As well as the giveaway (Which you can enter by sharing, you don't need to like)
I will be choosing random people from my followers list and giving away other cosplay items! (Wigs, accessories, etc) You will need to like the page to be up for the random prizes!
Here is the link to the photo: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=537376329608858&set=a.202718293074665.55463.202669469746214&type=1&theater
Here is the link to my page: http://www.facebook.com/CourtoonXIII
GOOD LUCK! And MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE
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:
MARAUDERS T-SHIRT CONTEST1) I adore the Ravenclaw threesome of Kingsley, Gilderoy and Xeno.MARAUDERS T-SHIRT CONTEST2 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.
(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
2011 cosplay review + 2012 plans!I realise this is, umm, rather late to be doing a wrap-up of last year's cos, but I've never done one of these composite pics before and I kinda wanted to XD2011 cosplay review + 2012 plans!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So here's a compilation of all the shoots I did in 2011!
All of these photo sets can be found here: http://0zimiel0.blog132.fc2.com/
Hmm, there seem to be rather a lot XD;; And so far this year, since coming back from Japan in January, I've done 10 photoshoots! 8D Here's looking forward to another year full *3*
I don't have any concrete convention plans at this stage, except that I will be cosing UtaPri to SMASH! with kaguyaxhime to sell our photobook!
Other than that, here are the cosplays I have planned for this year (at this stage, subject to innumerable changes no doubt XD)
- Shinomiya Natsuki (Uta no Prince-sama) various for 'Resonance' photobook
- Alibaba Saluja (Magi)
- Ichinose Tokiya (UtaPri)
- Takasugi Shinsuke (Gintama)
- Jinguuji Ren (UtaPri)
- Barnaby Brooks Jnr (Tiger &
10,000Guys! I want to take a quick moment and let everyone know how much I really appreciate the support over the years. It really means so much to me, I'm glad to announce that I've made it to 10,000 watchers on Deviantart, and this is truly an honor. When I first got started here, it was a dream of mine to get 20 watchers. I remember putting that on my check list of goals. Four years ago that was me, and now I have the most wonderful support system in the world and I can't thank you guys enough10,0002 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you to my very first watchers, the ones who came from my Old DA account, there is probably like two of you, but :icontangledinblue: has been a dA friend of mine since those days, and now I finally got to meet her this year at Otakon! And will hopefully get to see her again at Katsucon!
Thank you to my new watchers, I hope I can do my best to keep you guys interested in my work. I'm a cosplayer, a vlogger, an aspiring animator, and just generally working at
applique tutorial◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ Naraku on Facebook ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊applique tutorial3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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After my dear friend :iconaigue-marine: (and a lot of other people before) asked me, how I make my appliques, I thought: hey, you work at a costume with this appliques again. I can make a tutorial!
And here you see step by step how I make on a easy way all my appliques.
What do you need:
- paper, pencil and scissors (maybe a rubber)
- fabric and thread
- Interfacing /Interfacing doubl
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!!2 years 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
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
Anime Revolution Review + Avatar VideoAnime Revolution ended a few days ago and I'm still riding that con high! In my opinion it was a stellar con with a really clean and professional atmosphere/vibe. It was the con's first year, but to me it ran (and looked) like a much more experienced con. I've heard a lots of criticism of the con, but not from the people I ran into at the con itself. Everyone I came across seemed to be in really good spirits and had a positive opinion of the con. I know that there are some tensions are Vancouver cons at the moment, but in my opinion the more the better! I'm not going to side with one con or another, to me that'd be silly, I want all the cons to succeed cause if my hometown was con central than I'd never be bored!!! WHICH IS AWESOME!Anime Revolution Review + Avatar Video3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I want to send a huge thank you to all of the people who attended our panels. They were all either full-capacity or over-capacity (like the Wig Panel, sorry to the people who had to sit in the aisle or stand in the back!). My only real issue with how the co
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 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
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.
Petitions for Dc NationGreen Lantern: The Animated Series producer Giancarlo Volpe has confirmed on Twitter that his series is in fact cancelled. Additionally, a Warner Bros. Animation rep has confirmed the cancellations to Newsarama. Meanwhile, fans have started petitions here and here to bring the shows back. Read on for our original report...Petitions for Dc Nation2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Cartoon Network has revealed its 2013-2014 lineup of programming, and perhaps not surprising -- but disappointing all the same -- is the absence of Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series on the list of returning shows. Yes, it seems as though the net's DC Nation block of programming will be retooled later this year, dropping those two fan-fave shows in favor of the new Beware The Batman and Teen Titans GO! Such is the life of a superhero…
The writing has been on the wall for Young Justice and Green Lantern for some time now, and while this isn't an official confirmation of their cancellation, it would seem that it is a case of "no news is bad new
You Mad Con? ... and Finalist!Hey Everyone!You Mad Con? ... and Finalist!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm heading to Youmacon to next weekend, and it's going to be a brand new experience for me! I'm really excited, but for the first time ever I'm working at an Artist Alley table! So if you are going I'd love to see you guys at the table I'll be selling mostly charms and buttons, but I'll also have a few prints up for sale! My supply is super limited because it's my first time out
As for my Cosplay Schedule... That's still up in the air. I'll announce my official cosplay schedule over on Youtube this week! http://www.youtube.com/CourtoonXIII
Also... I made it to the North American Finals for the Otaku house competition!!
I would really appreciate the vote, you can vote up to four times! One on each photo, and once on the top!
Lastly I'm still in the Arda Banner contest, and I'd appreciate the quick vote for the as well! I'm in second p
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
(Click thumbnail to view the full image!)
: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
Free! Iwatobi Swim Club cosplay shoot outtakes!When my friends and I first heard of "that swimming anime" called Free!, this is pretty much what we expected:Free! Iwatobi Swim Club cosplay shoot outtakes!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Not that there's anything wrong with that hahah, but all we were expecting was to be able to laugh at how exploitable and full of fanservice this show could be because swimming would require everyone to be half-naked. Although it started out that way, the more episodes we watched, the more we realized...
We were wrong. So wrong.
What we got was a heartwarming coming-of-age story with endearing characters and interesting dynamics. It spoke of friendship and learning your self-worth and figuring out what drives you forward.
I'd write more about how I feel about it but it would take up too much time and space over here, so here are a couple of posts that have already done the job well:
1. A detailed literary analysis and trope driven deconstruction of H
Happy Holidays, sexyHere's something I made for youHappy Holidays, sexy1 year ago in Personal More Like This
An Open Letter to DC ComicsSo: I recently sent DC Comics a somewhat, er, lengthy note outlining my current dissatisfaction (to put it mildly) with their product. I've semi-randomly decided I should post it to the Interwebz somewhere, and since I don't have a proper blog, I figured it'd have to be here. I've edited it a bit for length. If anyone actually reads this (ha! like that'll happen) and is curious to see the whole thing, drop me a line.An Open Letter to DC Comics3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am no longer buying DC comics.
There are several reasons for this. In part, I'm unhappy with DC's creative direction. I was not happy with the loss of the marriage of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, or with the downplaying of Lois' importance to the Superman mythos. Lois is Clark's equal, every bit as smart and heroic and psychologically strong. She is not and never was an impediment or a 'trophy wife'. I was not happy the brutal injury of Bette Kane to provide angst and motivation for the heroine in the otherwise fine Batwoman title (a case of 'women in refrigerators'). I
I got good news, bad news and something in betweenGood news is, Baby Mango is still alive and active and I don’t know how it can survive in a body like mine. Got it scanned and I saw the ribs and legsI got good news, bad news and something in between1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Bad news is the placenta is blocking the birth opening.
Mine is the marginal one, that one is still okay compare to the complete one. So if there’s blood or sudden stomache, I have to go to the hospital as soon as I can.
The news in between, we still can't tell if Baby Mango is a she or a he. But I'm content with it being healthy.
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.