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
Tutorial: Basic Cosplay Make-upBasic Information:Tutorial: Basic Cosplay Make-up2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As said before: English is not my native language. I'm sorry for every mistake I made while writing. I'm just showing you what works for me. This is a "you can" tutorial and not "you must". I hope this gives you a basic idea on how I do it and helps you as well. I will not show you any brands of make-up I work with since they are different from country to country. I'm not a dermatologist or a professional make-up artist, so I can't give you tips for "problem skin" cases like acne and so on. Please consult a doctor and let them give you tips for what's best to use before buying something randomly
If you don't know what make-up to use out of the hilarious amount of available products in stores ask a vendor in the store of your choice. They will help you.
This tutorial will be the base for every upcoming make-up related tutorial I will post in the future.
First of all I clean my skin and apply vanishing crème. It's always good to do so
Story of Putting on Kneesock and Limo Prank***WARNING: THIS IS A SUPER LONG AND DETAILED POST!***Story of Putting on Kneesock and Limo Prank4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I get a lot of questions on how waselreins and I did the body makeup for our demon sisters cosplays. So here I'll tell ya'll how we did it, in addition to the whole story about the limo entrance. With pictures!!
On Saturday morning, I woke up at 5 AM to get ready for Kneesock. The limo was going to pick us up at 12:45 PM and I had to help the others get ready so I woke up the earliest to do as much of myself as I could. After the necessary prepping (shower/wash face/brush teeth/moisturize) I put in my contacts and wig cap first.
I used Ben Nye MagiCake Aqua Paint in red for my face and ears. I was told afterwards it's pretty bad for your skin so next time I'm gunna use Kryolan or Mehron, but for Fanime Ben Nye worked perfectly fine for me. Here's a bit more info on it here: http://stageandtheatermakeup.com/bnmagiaq.htm
Instead of water to spray onto the red makeup I used LiquiSet and a foundation brush to apply it to my face.
Hakuouki -Calendar'10- vid and review!I can't believe I managed to procrastinate a good half year before writing this review. What made me get down to writing this was a refreshing memory from the day of the event itself.. Video taken and edited by elpheal, our dear local 'paparazzi'! Thank you for your hard work!Hakuouki -Calendar'10- vid and review!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The video is a put together of how Jesuke and I made our costumes, like a mini tutorial and interview. Do visit http://thecosplaychronicles.blogspot.com/ for her many helpful tutorials and reviews!
In support, I uploaded a second shot taken by :iconrescend:'s awesome 'cinematic' shot.
Do stay tuned for the rest of my teammates! We will finally be having our shoot, guys!
Chizuru Yukimura 雪村千鶴 : melo-01
Hijikata Toshizo 土方歳三 : Kanasaiii
Okita Soji 沖田総司 : LennethXVII
Saito Hajime 斎藤一 : Jesuke
~~~~MY FRIEND IS MISSING!!!!~~~~~ PLEASE READ!!!!My friend Victoria Elizabeth Schuring has been missing since May 5th, 2013, she was last seen in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. People usually call her Vika, because that's what her original Russian parents named her. She is adopted. She is also 15 years of age. She speaks English and can read it as well.~~~~MY FRIEND IS MISSING!!!!~~~~~ PLEASE READ!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Height: 5'3 ft
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Blonde
Piercings: Her ears
Clothes: Last seen wearing a grey sweatshirt with tight leggings. She was carrying a pink backpack.
Weight: 115 lbs
Victoria has tried to run away from home before, also with school...three times infact. I'm not sure if she has family issues, but I'm starting to think she had or still does.Please, if you have ANY information about this, please either message me or call the Cedar Rapids Police Department at (319) 286-5375.
Thanks everyone! Please pray for her!
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 I2 years 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
Hetalia Meme^J^I have this from the awesomely :iconbloodyhellpoppet:Hetalia Meme^J^2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconyayitalyplz: North Italy
[X] You were bullied a lot in your childhood (:/ )
[X] You adore pasta, pizza, cheese, and fruit (MAKE PASTA NOT WAR!)
[X] You constantly have a dozy look on your face as if you're always with the fairies
[ ] You have a long curly strand of hair that always tends to stick up.
[ ] You're a good artist (Uhm... I don't know if I would go this far?)
[X] You can be clumsy at times
[ ] You have a friend that you always depend on if you mess something up. (More like I AM the friend who cleans up the mess)
[ ] If your life was in danger, you'd do the typical Italian thing and say:"PLEASE DON'T KILL ME! I HAVE RELATIVES IN YOUR COUNTRY!"
[ ] You'd surrender in a war situation
[X] You're very stoic and serious (Sometimes... I can be like that)
[ ] Sausages are your favorite food (No, not really)
[ ] You like to walk dogs
Five Things You Should Know About Free!********************WARNING SPOILERS****************************************Five Things You Should Know About Free!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
*All images and gifs DO NOT BELONG TO ME. Not all these facts are confirmed. these are just the thoughts and ideas of me and my sisters while watching Hot Half Naked Dudes Playing in Water, or Free! as some (most) call it. so please enjoy!*
Hello there fellow Free.Dom Fighters!! (explanations for this term http://thebluesister.deviantart.com/art/Shady-Squiggles-A-COMIC-FOR-FREE-FANS-389944563) So, me and my sisters found some interesting things while watching Free! That I thought you should know about! So, tell us what YOU found out while watching! (or if I made a mistake :iconorekibakaplz
france, sneak-peek plushie, and moths (photos)if you haven't yet, check out my 1000 points giveaway! http://sketchylunacy.deviantart.com/journal/#/d5bsz8b - if we get 600 entrees, the prize ups to 1500 :'3france, sneak-peek plushie, and moths (photos)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
so I've been here in france for almost a week now and... my body is not ready TT^TT not only is a hotter than england can even imagine, but we are in the middle of heatwave. So I content myself staying indoors most of the time o3o which is pretty good, I've been getting lots of art and plushies done! but I am a little lonely too
Tutorial: How to straighten a wigOkay, I promised to translate the tutorials I wrote some time ago and today I'm starting with "How to straighten a wig". Please notice English is not my native language, so you might run into spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes. I'm really sorry and hope you're able to understand it anyways. If you run into any kind of problems while reading feel free to ask in the comments.Tutorial: How to straighten a wig2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you are able to understand German you can go to my Animexx weblog and read it there :3 Unfortunately dA doesn't support embedding my pics into the text so I had to put them directly over/under the text. Sorry for that!
I'm just showing you what works for me, so this is a "you can try this" and not a "this is the only way you can do it".
As you might know wigs are made out of plastic fibers. Plastic is a heat bendable material, so this is the essence of the both methods I will show you. Styling your wig with heat will also work for curling it, making spikes and so on. Please be careful whenev
AM I IN THE MOVIE PSYCHO OR WHAT?!?OHMYGLOB GUYS.AM I IN THE MOVIE PSYCHO OR WHAT?!?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I'm going to tell you a true story. That happened like 5 minutes ago.
BUT FIRST, I must tell you the craziness that I do when in my shower. :iconfranceapprovesplz:
*ahem* So I sing, and mainly have whole conversations with either myself, or the anime characters inside my head.
Today's mental shower buddy was L from DeathNote. I was having a heated conversation with him over whether or not I should write a lemon about him. Then he asked why they were called lemons, and we then pondered why. (never coming to a conclusion because of what happened next).
So I finished my shower, still speaking with my mental-L, and opened my shower curtain a bit (luckily not all the way!).
There, peeking in through my bathroom door, was a blob (because I didn't have my glasses on and I have MAJOR nearsightedness). So of course I screamed like a little girl, before recognizing the blob as my mother's blob.
So I was all ":iconareyouplz:WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?!"
And she was all "I was w
This Is War!!!"CHINAAAAA!!!"This Is War!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The conference room's door bursted open as a young woman clad in green flowing Ao Dai stormed into the room, wooden paddle in hand.
Said person jumped in his seat when his name was called. China turned around to find his dearest sister standing behind him with such a menacing air, Russia would be impressed.
"Yes Viet, aru?" China gulped at the sight of the long paddle that once beat him inches to death. "Do you need something?"
"Do I need something?" Vietnam smiled as her gaze on China darkened. South Korea, who was at the moment sitting next to his aniki, quickly scoot over to Hong Kong's seat, sweating in fear.
"What I need is you calling your stupid troops to leave my fishermen alone." Her smile slowly melt into a frown as her gaze morphed into a more intense stare.
"What, aru?!" China almost yelped.
"You are not deaf, 'brother dearest'. I said that I want you to leave my people alone."
"They are trespassing my sea. I just can't let them do that now, can I?" China sna
Canon Character C PlzsAmericaCanon Character C Plzs4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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I Made Something For All My Watchers!Hey guys so I made a video just for you! No, not a music video or anything. I literally wanted to tell you guys something in-person so I'm really in it! It's not the best quality and the lighting sucks but I hope you watch it anyway!I Made Something For All My Watchers!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm so thankful to all of you who've stayed with me over the roller coaster that has been this year. As you know (or don't if you're a recent watcher) I lost my Uncle this year, my other Uncle had 2 heart attacks and my Aunt was diagnosed with a fetal disease. And now my Grandmother's going blind. So I've had to go through a lot since joining DA and you've all been very supportive. Even with my depression you were there!
I love each and every one of you so much and I consider you all my friends. If I could, I'd hug each one of you. (But I can't since this is the internet...)
Anyway, the video I made was just to tell you thanks. It's a bit awkward since this is my first time showing myself to you guys and my first time making a v
Writing Contest! CLOSED!Hi swimmers! Coach Levi here again, but this time I have put the contest together! (With the help from Artisan-Garden, thank you again omgomg.)Writing Contest! CLOSED!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is only meant for the Free! fandom, and it's also only for reader inserts!
Edit: More characters to write for! I don't believe anymore will be added. uvu I will be trying to scout out minor rule slip-ups better!
Edit edit: Hahaha I'm so poor, point prizes lowered a bit, so so sorry....,, ;;
◊ Be a good sport, no bashing or whining
◊ Reader Inserts must have been made for this specific contest (no previously made inserts)
◊ No copying/stealing other's works
◊ The story must have a minimum of 1,OOO words
◊ It must fit the theme
◊ You can do chapters, that would be great!
◊ There's no limit on how many entries you make
◊ We need least 7 stories to enter, so maybe make a journal about it? ;;
◊ Submit entries to this folder http://swimminganimexreader.deviantart.com/gall
No u PLZSectionsNo u PLZ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
agghmy sister is laying on my bedaggh3 years ago in Personal More Like This
playing legend of zelda
she's reading every single piece of text outloud in an accent
when saria gave link her fairy ocarina
"be careful with my ocarina"
and my sister said
"OHOHOHO SARIA WOW THAT'S TOO--"
and i was all like
and now she's making out lyrics for when you run around in hyrule field
and can't take it
but it's hilarious adgfh
UPDATE-First chapter scanlated.Levi spinoff mangaUPDATE:UPDATE-First chapter scanlated.Levi spinoff manga2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Chapter scanlated here ----> http://whiteflowertranslations.tumblr.com/read/snk-a-choice-with-no-regrets-prologue#1
Sadly only 11 pages for this chapter,including the cover :<
Hopefully the other chapters will be longer ^^
AFTER ONE MONTH OF WAITING..IT'S FINALLY HERE LDKSJFLDJFLSAJFLSAKJF
Yes,I know it was supposed to be 28th September,but it seems it came out earlier.
There are some previews right now though, not the full manga chapter,but hopefully the whole thing will get scanlated soon <3<3
NEW UPDATE: 10-11 pages are now available,but not translated yet..still,we can pretty much get what's going on in there
Another beautiful colored page. We see Levi and 2 companions sitting in this cave thing.
Reminder about Maternity Leave! + PortCon!This weekend I will be 36 weeks pregnant!Reminder about Maternity Leave! + PortCon!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
For those of you not pregnancy literate, this means that sometime between this weekend and next, my baby will be pretty much fully developed. Though we want her to stay in there for a few more weeks and cook up really well, she does have the potential to arrive just about anytime now.
In the first few weeks, I expect to be pretty scarce on DA and online in general. For those of you interested in updates on baby's arrival, I recommend checking my personal twitter account which I will likely update soon after she gets here (assuming all goes well and I am able to do so). Probably don't want to follow that account unless you're REALLY interested in Sailor Moon, just sayin' But I do have a stock account on twitter, too which is less personal stuff and more just stock updates.
While I am away, I hope to have a few friends checkin
So yeah o-oSo :iconPoxleightner6: and I were in Language Arts, and our teacher got mad at the whole class for screwing around, so she had us read. Well, we were both scooting a piece of paper back and fourth between each other, RPing as Germany and Prussia, and were just talking about random crap. The subject of eye colors came up, and I told her how 'Awesome my red ones vere', and she agreed upon it, but said her blue ones were better because she got them from Germania. Then I started to wonder if Prussia got his red eyes/albino-ness-ess from his mother. THEN I started to wonder if the two even HAD a mom. o-oSo yeah o-o2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I told her that 2p!England and Germania probably teamed up and made her into cupcakes. She cussed me out..on the paper. We both started laughing XD
And that's what happens when we're not aloud to talk during Language Arts :icon2pEnglandJoyPlz:
Artist Goals and RacismIntrospectionArtist Goals and Racism6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I think it’s important for artists to be introspective. I think it should be the goal of any cartoonist or artist to take a step back, look at the world, and question and challenge all assumptions and normalities. So often little social stigmas and issues go completely unnoticed by a vast majority of the population, that I think it’s important to be reminded of where we are, how things work, and challenge the status-quo.
I believe that’s one of the most fundamentally important things about being an artist. It’s not the artistic skill level, it’s your ability to poke fun at stuff and make average people question their routines. While artistic skill is important, the average consumer doesn’t really care about artistic merits if the overall message is conveyed well. I’ve seen many stick-figure comics and supposedly “low-skill” artists resonate with people because of the message they’re sending.
How I cosplayed the cast of Free! sort-of-tutorialGroup cosplay, forever alone style! Yeah, that's all me.How I cosplayed the cast of Free! sort-of-tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this post, I'll get into how I did each one!
Intro, and some bad old pictures
For those of you who have the patience to read for some extra info!
When I started cosplaying, I didn't think makeup was such a major part of it. I was so hesitant to even put eyeliner because I'd think, "This character is a guy, I shouldn't look like I'm wearing makeup!" And I guess I was silly enough to think I looked enough like the characters I chose without doing anything to my face?
I can't find more pictures of my really old cosplays (which is just as well, hahah) from the time I didn't want to use makeup apart from these:
I cosplayed as Haku from Naruto. I don't remember wearing any makeup for this. It doesn't show too well on these pictures but I saw some others where the natural redness of my lips made it look like I was wearing lipstick even if I wasn't. I felt it made me look more feminine than I should. Haku is still a guy after al
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