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 FAQ3 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?
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
Vocaloid JBF Flower Wreath + Ciel lenses, etc.Jin's Flower Wreath ProcessVocaloid JBF Flower Wreath + Ciel lenses, etc.2 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
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 Comics2 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
applique tutorial◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ Naraku on Facebook ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊applique tutorial2 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
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
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
Happy Holidays, sexyHere's something I made for youHappy Holidays, sexy9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sasuke's Picture DiaryLeave comments to keep me company?Sasuke's Picture Diary1 year 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:
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 between6 months 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.
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
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
Non-DA FanFiction ListHere you will find a list of completed Razer/Aya fanfics that are found outside of Deviantart. :iconstudytimeplz:Non-DA FanFiction List2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I was dreaming" - The crew is sleeping, and something draws Aya's attention. Razer doesn't appreciates the intrusion, but takes the opportunity to ask her something without the others overhearing.
"Protective" - Post "Reckoning." Aya brings up some questionable moments between them. Razer thinks she's being absurd.
"43:05 hours" - Razer finds himself waking up on the Interceptor. But not in his own quarters... instead, it's Aya's.
"Prevarication" - When questioned, when asked if she remembers, if she recalls what happened as
OVER 9000!THANK YOU GUYS!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!OVER 9000!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I made it to over 9000 watchers on dA!!
It really means so much to me!
I usually like to reintroduce myself everything 1000 watchers or so, so I'll do that now!
I'm Courtoon- I'm an animation student in Chicago-
I have wonderful friends and a wonderful life
I'm a part of Innermind theater cosplay which consists of a lot of lovely people who are listed on my mainpage.
I love to draw, cosplay, and talk about life-
I have a youtube page in which I make videos about cosplay, being a fangirl, and generally cool things
I update their frequently so if you want to get to know me a bit better, I'd be honor'd if you'd check it out.
I love dogs. I love Avatar the Last Airbender. I love telling stories
I hate gum.
I love every person who subscribes, watches, or follows me on any site, and I really appreciate the support over the years!
9000 was my goal for a lot of obvious reasons-
So thank you very much
AnimeNEXT ReviewSo this is the whole con!AnimeNEXT Review1 year 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!
AnimeNEXT 2014It about that time.. 3 days until AnimeNEXT 2014! :3AnimeNEXT 20144 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm going to be Kid Flash on Friday and Naruto on Saturday.
Probably nothing on Sunday though.
I'll be at both raves and am staying at a hotel for the whole convention with :icondancingdemion: and :iconinquiringcharlie:
Let me know if anyone's going.
I'm also going to be human Sven on Sunday.
We'll see how that goes lmao.
Spam, Art Borrowing, Free Key InfoHello everyone!Spam, Art Borrowing, Free Key Info2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We wanted to write a quick journal on a few things.
1. We are judging the contest. It's very, very hard 0_0 we'll be posting a poll soon so viewers can help us judge
2. What is with all the spam on this site? We log on and half the comments are "take this survey make $80 a day!" We hope DA does something about it instead of making more vanity changes to the site
3. A little while ago we posted a journal saying that if someone posts a key similar to ours, we don't want people to go and flame them or call them copycats. Unfortunately, that journal seemed to give some people the wrong impression. We did not mean that people could just steal our designs and duplicate them. We just didn't want fights over people copying our work. Everyone is inspired by something. Unfortunately, we saw recently that someone was copying our designs, the title, and even our descriptions and selling them on etsy. When someone mentioned that they were copying our designs, the person said t
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 ^^
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 &
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!1 year 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!
Other Unimportant NewsI might be pregnant.Other Unimportant News9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Got positive results for my home pregnancy tests, last Friday and Sunday. Re-tested on Sunday because I assumed the one on Friday was false. Or I was in denial? lol
I really can't confirm anything until I see a doctor and do blood tests.
Wish me luck.
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!9 months 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