Upcoming Conventions and important note!Edit 7/17/2913: My subscription is up, so the notification I had on my profile has been removed because it was an extra widget. So instead I'll post it here!Upcoming Conventions and important note!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just want to let you guys know that since I work full time and am pretty busy outside of work as well, I don't get online much anymore. I'll usually look at comments posted on new photos for few days after they've been uploaded, and I'll occasionally go through my notes, but anything more than that is a bit overwhelming for me to keep up with.
Anytime I post a new costume, I try to give as much detailed info as I can, so if you have a costume construction question, just look through those photos and I'm sure you'll find it! If you still can't find an answer, send me a note, though it might be a while before I get to it.
One of my jobs at Arda is to answer wig questions, so I'm usually not motivated to answer the same kinds of questions when I'm off the clock as well. XD If it's a wig question, feel free to shoot me
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
Yaya's Cosplay Tips - Part 1I had to have emergency surgery this weekend to remove my appendix, so not only did I miss HeroesCon but I'm also on forced bed rest for the next little while. That means I had lots of time to write up some tips for cosplayers to prepare for a convention.Yaya's Cosplay Tips - Part 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tips on how to safely navigate a convention as a cosplayer - Part 1
Part 2 will be posted later this week, so check back soon!
Midlands 2012 - Skyward Sword Photo DumpMidlandsMidlands 2012 - Skyward Sword Photo Dump4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ended up pulling an all nighter to get everything finished as per usual
Despite working on the costumes for a good 2 months oTL
But I'm really happy with the end result - all four costumes actually looked good for once!
/the fourth originally intended as part of our skit and thus has not been used yet
Arrived early with PlummerC1 , Zombi-zone and Cameron and met up with kagen-no-tsuki
As it turned out we weren't able to get two of the costumes finished in time for our skit
which was really unfortunate - but hopefully in the future we'll have them finished <3
We headed over mid afternoon and modified our entry and ended up rushing to queue up
/we skipped prejudging since we'd still like to do our original skit at some point
A video of our skit can be found here courtesy of Holly =]
Ciaran and I both found it really hard not to laugh at Cameron when he came on stage
Taobao Wig Shop linksHi everyone. )) Raika Saz here xDDD the owner of: Phoenix Kospurei Shoppu (a cosplay shop from Philippines. Our items are open to be shipped worldwide)Taobao Wig Shop links2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/phoenixkospureishoppu
We offer: Made to order Costumes
Made to order props and weapons
Made to order armors
Made to order Boots
Pre-order boots (lolita and anime boots)
Pre-order wigs (local and from taobao)
Pre-order lenses (all famous lens brands)
Local wig brand we offer: Misaki (cheap but high quality and heat resistant)
TAOBAO WIG BRANDS: (cheaper brands)
Alice - http://ywailisi.taobao.com/
Yufei - http://selangshijue.taobao.com/
Jasper - http://zhuoliswig.taobao.com/?spm=2013.1.w2467862389.1.SEoj7E
Little Devil - http://littledevilcos.taobao.com/
Coswig8 - http://coswig8.taobao.com/
Jiuwihu - http://jiuwihu.taobao.com/
Purple Wings - http://shop60422380.taobao.com/
Other wig brands:
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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:
We are starting our own Convention!!Facebook Twitter Synchro-HeartsWe are starting our own Convention!!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Cosplacon, a Mid-Missouri Convention and Cosplayer's Paradise!
You read that right! My close friend :iconicolor4fun: is leading a team of Otaku with a dream...to start our very own Anime/Sci-fi/Fantasy Convention, the first in Jefferson City, Missouri! And we can proudly say that we are making this happen! Malinda and I are very excited to be a part of its creation, and we will be coordinating all of the Cosplay related events. This convention will be unlike any other you have ever seen, integrating Cosplay much more deeply into all of the events throughout! We will give more juicy details about it as the time gets closer, but in the meantime we invite and encourage you all to take a look at our internet
COSPLAY FEATURE #4theme: HETALIA NORDICSCOSPLAY FEATURE #43 years ago in Personal More Like This
featured by: Amapolchen
APH: A Fairytale by Hisokasbaby White as snow by Sandriz
Police Finland by fortehhorde Hetalia - Golden Afternoon by Auris-Lothol APH: Hi, This is my pet dog. by MaskedPhantom APH: Finland Cosplay by neko-panigiri
Norway Stamp by l8__________________________________________norway
APH : Norway by haruhi-nazakura Son of the North by Lirlys Heatlia - Norway's wolf by HappyManga :thumb203276810:
Medieval Norway - Upon the sky by dark1110 hetalia Nor by azuooooo Norway by Rhapsodii-kun APH - Norway by senyama
Norway by Azariel-Kirimn Medieval Norway by dark1110 Those rare moments by Lirlys
Flag of Iceland Stamp by xxstamps__________________________________________iceland
Iceland by Norviur :thumb167023692: APH: Yes, I AM a pirat! by Shiho-Sherry APH - Iceland - Open your heart by yurotschka
Cosplay - Clear by satoru-13 Cosplay - Melancholy by satoru-13 Playing chess by shosudo
Iceland by YUZU-0u0 APH - Don't be afraid of Water by yorune Hetalia: Icelandic Snow by gomimushi
Cosplay - Consume by satoru-13 APH - Iceland by aomarine APH - Lost in Blue by yorune Hetalia: Iceland at comiket by gomimushi
Sweden Stamp by l8__________________________________________swe
Meet Banzai! Pro At Anime Expo!Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012Meet Banzai! Pro At Anime Expo!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Location: TBA (Be sure to keep an eye out!)
Are you going to Anime Expo? So are we! Let's get together and have a Banzai fan meetup!
There have been quite a few fans who have approached us and asked us about meeting us at Anime Expo. So we're having a meetup to get a chance to meet you all!
Here's the Facebook event so you can keep track: https://www.facebook.com/events/108107399331649/
My 3CHiya Ryceballs, today I wanna talk about three amazing artists that has inspired and motivated and kinda shaped who I am as an artist today, all three of them has a Deviantart account so you can check out their stuff if you like. And all three of them so happen to have their name starting with C, how about that huh? So I guess a tip is if you wanna become an amazing artist, change your name to something starting with C. Ry is also fortunate enough to know all three of them over time and likes to think of them as my senpais.My 3C2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Chances are if you are on Deviantart long enough you probably have come across his work already since he's been active on Deviantart for 10 years and he's like a megastar in the art universe. When
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 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
KuroBasu cosplay portraits + shoot outtakes!Generation of Miracles casual outfit portraitsKuroBasu cosplay portraits + shoot outtakes!3 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
givEAWAY 2and the winner is... Storm-Cwalker !!givEAWAY 21 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to all for participating! Graphix, please note me about what character design and pixel icon you want!
if not many more people participate, this giveaway will be cancelled! please spread the word!!
HERE WE GO ANOTHER GIVEAWAY
i'd reaaaaaallly like you to be a watcher! if not it's fine too though.
to enter all you have to do is favorite, make a poll/journal, and comment the link! <3
Naru 2 U (N2U) Ottawa, Nov 16th-18thIt's finally time to start announcing our plans for N2U (considering that we leave for Ottawa in 3 days XD). SO STOKED!! Please come see us at the con, we would love to meet everyone and if you do see us please PLEASE don't hesitate to say hi! We're at the con to meet people and put on some panels for you guys, plus this might be our only opportunity to visit Ontario!Naru 2 U (N2U) Ottawa, Nov 16th-18th3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"The GAang", a new series about the Avatar gang, will be premiered on Saturday at our FDP General Q&A panel (Noon-1:30pm)
As for the cosplays we're bringing we asked you guys what you wanted to see, and the highest voted cosplay was Naruto so we're busting out those cosplays for N2U! We're also bringing Kuroshitsuji because it was within the top few voted cosplays as well and we've never really done it formally over the years that we've had the wigs and the costumes XD
Friday- Naruto (Naruto Shippuden)
Saturday- Aang (Avatar: Book 3)
Sunday- Sebastian (Kuroshitsuji)
deviantART in Review: October 2013Each hour, thousands of works are submitted to deviantART. Here's a summary of the pieces that were submitted each day last month that gained a lot of attention.deviantART in Review: October 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
October 1: Cat's Soul by RHADS
October 2: my opinion about you by agnes-cecile
October 3: Pokemon: Triple Charizards by Sa-Dui
October 4: Flight by escume
October 5: Tokyo City Life by Pajunen
October 6: Snow White in the Woods by AbigailLarson
October 7: 90s X-Men by RDauterman
October 8: Altair by rogner5th
October 9: Nomad by jameszapata
October 10: A Very HTTYD Halloween by TsaoShin
October 11: After the Battle by Jon-Lock
After the Battle by Jon-Lock
October 12: Lost in Silence by bohomaz13
How to fix no pressure sensitivity On SAIPlease follow the steps and all of them please. ( follow me on my other account :iconyuir0How to fix no pressure sensitivity On SAI2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have a theory on why pressure goes off on sai. It's because people leave sai without returning smoothing or stabilizer 0 . In Some cases people put their min size on brushes to 100 %.
Now because of your bad habits you have to follow these steps for sai to return to normal.
Step one- Open sai tool paint. ( if you don't have it open)
Step two- Go through all the brushes and put min size to 0 on all brushes.
step three- Click Other (o)>Option (o)
step four- On digitizer click option mouse instead of pen. (do with no question)than okay
Step five- Put smoothing/stabilizer to 0
Step six- exit out of sai and close all programs.
Step seven- Restart your computer
Step eight - Do step three again when you have sai open. ( go to options)
step nine- On Digitizer click pen option and than okay.
step ten- put smoothing/stabilizer to s-7 to see if this
On Friendship and Being YourselfYears ago, I had mentioned my thoughts on friendship and I really feel the need recently to talk about once more. No I don't plan on being that deep (it's 8:03 right now as I type this and I am a master and not getting up until 9:00 in the morning) nor do I plan on getting in this HUGE journal about it. I just really feel like expressing my thoughts on friendship- namely on the forming of friendships.On Friendship and Being Yourself3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm of the opinion that real friendships are formed naturally. Sometimes they happen automatically. Sometime it happens over time. For me it's a bit of both- I've met friends that I've only talked to once or twice and they are instantly my friends, plus I have friends I've grown to consider friends after quite a bit of time. Thus it really makes me sad to see it when people try to force a friendship on someone. I know it sounds strange but it's happened various times in the past as well as recently.
When you try to force a friendship out of someone it's feels like someone you don't really
Harry Potter cosplay tomfoolery at Fantasy QuestFantasy Quest 2011Harry Potter cosplay tomfoolery at Fantasy Quest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Many, many months ago last July (that's how late this entry is) a cosplay event was held in the most beautiful location that the local cosplay community has ever seen. Fernbrook Gardens the wedding & events destination which you might recognize from our Kuroshitsuji http://behindinfinity.deviantart.com/gallery/29228688 and Harry Potter cosplay photoshoots http://behindinfinity.deviantart.com/gallery/31767781
It was around that time that the world was getting ready for the final Harry Potter movie, so my friends and I decided that perhaps it was about time to push through with our plans to cosplay Harry Potter characters. Parts of Fernbrook Gardens also looked like Hogwarts so we figured it would be appropriate.
Photos are from my friends, some from albums I was tagged in on Facebook, and some from my own camera.
Here I am with most of my friends that I went to the event with, along with Arnel akagii2004 whom we met that day as he was
Dear Puppy Dog Dear Puppy Dog,Dear Puppy Dog1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We have only known each other for 6 weeks, and I have already come to kind of adore you. But there are certain things I've yet to understand.
You don't seem to respect any boundaries. I know you're a baby and all, but how many times will you run out into the living room, amongst company, chewing on my underwear? How do you even get my underwear? Why is it so fascinating to you? D: :iconstunplz:
I tried to follow what the other dog owners said to train you to sleep in your little crate. But you screamed and carried on like I was sawing your leg off, all night. This is an apartment building, and I have neighbours to think about, and I think you know that. I even tried to sleep on the floor in front of your crate, where you could easily see me, but that ONE barrier (the door on your crate), seemed to drive you mental. Like that thin piece of plastic was a stone wall 4 metres thick . Or like the Wall in Game of Thrones. :ico
COSPLAY FEATURE #1theme: CLAMPCOSPLAY FEATURE #13 years ago in Personal More Like This
featured by: Amapolchen
tsubasa reservoir chronicles________
11-01-08 Sakura, Eclair by blurscrib TGX 002 - TRC Sakura by garion TRC: Your Magic by mistlel Vulnerability by dreamhunter707
Twirllzzz by StrawberyNeko TRC: Shattered Kingdom by mistlel Sakura - If I spread my wings by KashinoRei Tsubasa : Sweeping Cold by theonlyVU
Tsubasa Chronicle: Syaoran by Bekalou Tsubasa : Celestial Crown by theonlyVU Tsubasa:RC_To save your soul by SoranoSuzu
TRC: waiting. by Kairisia :thumb161437544: Captivity. Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles by gorlitsa
Cosplay - Watching. by Golden-feline Tsubasa : Country of Seresu by thebakasaru Tsubasa:RC_Part of memories by SoranoSuzu Snow Prince by Midgard1612
card captor sakura________________
Catching Cards After School by pireze Unlimited Gift Works by pireze Cardcaptor Sakura - Pink Gown by YukiChristy Sakura n Tomoyo - cardcaptor sakura by Bakasteam
Little Angel by DascocoCosplay Sakura and Tomoyo by Sakurith Sakura Kinomoto3 Cosplay by Sakurith
Lovely pink by bellatrixaiden The Earthy Card by LoloHoshi The Void by hexlord
Film Film Film by Isarandel Queen of Heart by SAlbi Cardcaptor Sakura_pure sky by hybridre Best of Friends by hexlord
:thumb139789861: Love you much much by Shiya Clow Card Windy by Lillyxandra Card Captor Sakura: Butterfly by Astellecia
Card Captor Sakura: Thicker Than Water by silverharmony Card Captor Sakura: Magic by Astellecia The Rain - Sakura's Command by Des-Henkers-Braut
CCS - The Power of the Clow by imari-yumiki CCS: Master and her Guardian by Blackcrane56 Card Captor Sakura Yukito by jiaanxu :th
Thank You!Thank you guys so much for the deviousness award! But it's really not just this award, thank you all for the support through out the years.Thank You!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I can honestly say that I grew up with this community and everyone here has taught me so much, and not just about art, but also on how to be a person. When I first got this account at the age of 12, I could have never imagined how much it has shaped my life and career. It sounds cliche but I probably wouldn't have became an artist if it hadn't been for everyone here on deviantART. Through all of the ups and downs in life, the community has always been the support and inspiration that kept me going.
I hope to give back as much as everyone has given me. I will continue to create more comics, tutorials and art in the future. I will never stop, and I have you all to thank for that.
So truly, thank you!
Spirited Away千と千尋の神隠しSpirited Away3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Chihiro/Sen by :iconH-i-t-o-m-i:
Haku by :iconstudiok2:
Photo by Skywalker
Thx Fairy for your helping
The whiteness of the clouds left behind by a plane
Draw a line across the blue sky
Always, no matter to where, always continuing
As if it knew tomorrow
In my chest I breathed in a shallow breath
I remember the breeze that blew on my hot cheek
The hands and feet which are bound before the future
Are freed by a quiet voice
So nostalgic that I want to scream out, is
One life, the midsummer light
At your shoulder, swaying, the sunbeams streaming through the leaves
The white ball at rest
The petals which have been scattered by the wind
The invisible river which carries both
Singing while flowing on
Secrets and lies and joy
Are the children of the gods who created this universe
The heart which is bound before the future
Someday, will remember its name
So loved that I want to scream out, is
One life, the place to r
FAQ: FFXIII-2 Starseeker weaponEdit: Many of you asked for a transformation vid. So, I made this video clip. Enjoy!FAQ: FFXIII-2 Starseeker weapon3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In my former journal I asked if you would like for me to explain how my Starseeker weapon was made. Since there were quite some people that would like me to do so, I decided to make this FAQ journal. So, I hope I'l answer some questions you might have about this curious weapon and I hope I can explain it well enough for you all to understand.
Note that I made the weapon a couple of months ago and I don't remember everything very clear of the making of it. But, I'll do my best.
So, first things first: The Starseeker
Serah's weapon is quite the interesting one. This because it's a transformable one just like her sister's, Lightning. Nonetheless, it's a transformable one from bow to blade, which original form is none other than the cute moogle companion, Mog.
Of course, Final Fantasy is all about 'Fantasy', so making an exact workin
A Zelda conspiracy theoryFor those of you who quested for the Biggoron Sword in Ocarina of Time, remember when Link was to deliver a potion made from Kokiri Forest mushroom? But when Link arrives, a little Kokiri girl tells him that he(the Kakariko Village Elder's son) isnt there anymore. That all who enter the Kokiri Forest would become stalfos(or skeletons).A Zelda conspiracy theory2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, how did that guy "become" a stalfos? Do the Kokiri have a dark sinister ritual in which the skin the victim alive until he's nothing but a skeleton and then use some secret deku magic to re-animate the corpse to protect the Forest Temple from outsiders?
Just what truely goes on in the Lost Woods? What dark blood-thirsty evil things happens to those unlucky enough to get caught in the Kokiri Forest?????
IT"S A CONSPIRACY!!!!