Feb UpdateHello all! I've been really terrible in keeping my dA updated, so my apologies for that! I'm more active on Tumblr, and there are regular updates being posted to the Parlé Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OfficialParleProductionsFeb Update1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But yes! 2014! Let's see what we're up to....
Date: 1-2nd March
Event: Larp Awareness Party, Leicester UK
I will be at this event to help promote a LARP system starting this year called The Vale, at which Jenn and I will be playing NPC characters. This system is for players aged 18 and over. If you are interested, come and see me at the Larp Awareness Party, or visit the website for the game: http://majesticoaklrp.co.uk/vale/
Date: 27-30th March
Event: Sci-Fi Weekender, North Wales UK
Description: Myself, Jenn, and a bunch of other friendlings will be going to SFW as our first "proper" outing for our Dwarves! This is the event we're aiming to
Wow, it's been a whileLike, it's been a serious while! A lot has happened, such as...Wow, it's been a while1 year ago in Personal More Like This
- Metrocon! Which was amazing. Another fantastic year where we met some fantastic people! Will we be back next year? Honestly, we cannot say. We're not sure we can continue to afford the flight costs, so it's up in the air right now.
- Abunaicon! Dutch people are crazy. Nuff said. <3
- Alcon! Another amazing weekend! We were kinda zoned out for some of it, due to the fact we were so close to getting our house... but still an amazingly fun event.
- HOUSE! Which we have. And despite the boiler problems, everything is now finally going smoothly thanks to you guys!
- JCon! Our first time at this event, and damn it was fun! Definitely worth doing, and hopefully we'll be back next year!
So... yeah. It's been kinda busy to say the least!
For regular Parlé updates, best place to keep an eye on is the Facebook page
Bolin Cosplay Tutorial----UPDATE----Bolin Cosplay Tutorial3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have uploaded the pictures of the main pattern pieces for the jacket to my scrapbook. Take a look if you are having troubles modifying your own pattern! (I couldn't find the pattern for the collar, I drew it on a piece of paper somewhere and I think it is gone now... sorry!)
I have had a lot of requests asking how I made the jacket for my cosplay, so I decided I would write a quick overview of what went into making it. I will not go into excruciating detail, but if you would like more help on any particular section, please leave a comment and I would be happy to elaborate!
STEP 1: Picking fabric
Print lots of good colored reference shots for yourself (or carry a smartphone with you) before heading to the fabric store. It goes without saying that you want to pick fabric with color that closely resembles your source, but it is also important to take into consideration things like the thickness and flexibility of yo
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
So much time has passed...Time for an update!So Lots has happened... Lots and Lots it's almost dizzying @ A @ The mini magi shoot was very successful aside from not being able to use the location we had originally planned..Saboten went fast but was also much fun and then after a group of 10 of us road tripped to Flaggstaff for a day to do a photoshoot in the woods which was also so much fun! I'll have descriptions and videos linked below if you'd like to know the details of everything that happened.So much time has passed...Time for an update!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
As for things coming up, right now the only thing I have planned is Taiyou, and obviously Con-nichiwa since I never miss though I have no clue what I'll be wearing except for Tellu at the moment since that did'nt work out for Sabo.. For Taiyou though I do plan to have Lollipop Factory!Gumi done (a group cosplay with members of StorybookSyndicate ), Tsukumo from Karneval done ( a group cosplay with HarmonyCosplay ) and Princess Tiger Lily from Peter Pan done (a group cosplay with PoisonousRationality ). None of which I ha
Folder Icon Directory:iconrequestsopen::iconrequestsopen::iconrequestsopen::iconrequestsopen::iconrequestsopen::iconrequestsopen::iconrequestsopen::iconrequestsopen::iconrequestsopen::iconrequestsopen:Folder Icon Directory2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: They work on Mac (so I'm told); instructions here: http://ginokami6.deviantart.com/art/Mac-instructions-372626782
WANNA MAKE YOUR OWN?: http://ginokami6.deviantart.com/art/Folder-Icon-Tutorial-Paint-net-412880154
So...I'm getting tired of updating the list of links on each new set of folders.
As such, I'm going to make one complete, constantly updated directory here.
Feel free to make your requests here as well. Just leave me the name of the series and the character (they have to be chibi though, they fit better in the folders lol). I actually prefer to do sets as opposed to singles, so don't be shy in requesting more than one. I reserve the right to decline (though I likely won't without good reason.) I can't guarantee they'll get done quickly or at all, but no harm in trying, eh?
2010 End-of-year Wigs ReviewEdit: Added some wig shops I missed. XD And some more wig pics donated by astachan <32010 End-of-year Wigs Review4 years ago in Personal More Like This
As promised, here's the wig review for this past year(2010) I was supposed to post this up before new year, but...yeah, I was late as usual. XD Hope everyone is having a good 2011 so far!
I'll try to make this as simple as possible.(but I seem to always write long journal..) This review will include 3 sections: Japanese shops, Ebay shops, and Taobao(China) shops. I will put link on how to buy from these online shops. Link to their websites is on the title of their shop. Also, if you click on the image of the wig, it will show you the link to the exact wig that I bought from that shop(if it's still available). The price range of wigs is estimated with shipping(+other fees) to the USA. My head size is around 22", a bit bigger than average person's head, but I have short hair, so keep that in mind when comparing size of wig cap.
Disclaimer: Please understand that this review is based on
MetroconIt was awesome.Metrocon2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll write up more when I have the time.
But it was awesome.
fetish artistsJust wanna say yall are amazing I don't care what you draw, necro, inflation, foot fetish, etc etc I love you all and you're why I stay here. Fuck the community for shitting on you. Destroy this placefetish artists1 month ago in Personal More Like This
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
Twenty Tempting Textures IIITwenty Tempting Textures III3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Wintery Blue,Grey and White tones,combined with delicate lacy grungy frost crystals.
Perfect for your Winter themed Arts.
Enhance,add depth or create an ambient atmosphere with these wonderful frozen and grungy
Textures that are just calling to be incorporated into your digital projects.
Use them in backgrounds or just overlay and blend into your winter-themes to add interest to
a unique area of your designs.
With your fantasy the possibilities are limitless.
ASSEMBLE!If you watch Some Assembly Required (our Avengers show) then I need your help.ASSEMBLE!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm after your favourite moments/scenes/lines from the show. If you'd like to make a comment below - then you will be helping us out in our battle for the greater good!
Aka, it's a little secret project I'm working on.
In other news, I'm now off in the weekdays and will be working hard on new videos for you guys to enjoy! 8D
After AbunaiconWhat a weekend.After Abunaicon2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Kelly and I are finally back home after a very early flight back to London. I have to say, it was all worth it.
Abunaicon was truly fantastic! It was great meeting some of our followers from the Netherlands and pretty much everyone we met was just lovely!
It was a great test run for Gambit (my sclera contacts arrive tomorrow!!) and I've now decided to make a Human!Wheatley cosplay. Ha ha! It will be fun to be an idiotic character again.
Highlights of Abunaicon:
*Judging the Eurocosplay.
*Being chased by Batman.
*Creating world domination plans with the Joker and Harley while dressed as Loki.
*Invading panels and generally being mental.
*Killing Coulson over and over and over and OVER again!
*Squaring off to a certain Hawkeye everytime I saw her.
*ALL THE DESSERTS!!!
*Being told by four people that I look like Tom Hiddleston.
Twas an AMAZING weekend just so tiring. Phew! I really hope we can come back next year and share in all the fun. Now to plan for Alcon!
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? #Batman voiceWow. It's been a little while since I've updated my DA journal. To fill all of you lovely people in on what's going on; Kelly and I have officially been inside our house for a month.WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? #Batman voice1 year ago in Personal More Like This
While trying to juggle our jobs and the bills, we've been planning all sorts of cosplays and videos for your amusement.
Some of you might now about the boiler problem we had? A lot of generous people donated to the cause and now we actually have water and heating. Yaaaaaaaay!
As a thank you, we are doing a cosplay pairing of YOUR choice. Click here to vote: http://poll.pollcode.com/71211
As promised, the house provides great space and freedom for us to be able to get on and reboot the Parle YouTube page.
In California!Hey Guys! I couple things...In California!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I changed from CourtoonXIII to Courtoon...
It's a change I've wanted to make for awhile. And just decided to take the dive! I wish I could do it on all of my social media... but alas.
NEXT: IN CALIFORNIA
And started my new job at Nickelodeon!
I'm just an intern, but I'm loving it so far, I'm really glad I get to be there and meet all the great people who work there!!!
Thanks for the support! i'll post new photos soon
TRINITY BLOOD - THE MUSICAL - premiere showHey guys,TRINITY BLOOD - THE MUSICAL - premiere show2 years ago in Personal More Like This
currently there's a lot going on here and we're working hard with our friends and colleagues of the anime musical show troupe TnS - Tsuki no Senshi to get over with the last preparations for the premiere show of the brand new TRINITY BLOOD - THE MUSICAL in Berlin, Germany, on November 2nd.
I'll be starring as Cain Nightlord and Cardinal Francesco di Medici. It's going to be a huge and opulent play - everyone who know Trinity Blood will know what I'm talking about. So there's a lot of stressful preparations but of course we're also all looking forward very much to welcome you to our show in Berlin.
To those who'll attend Animaco, here are your dates:
See us on saturday at 6 p.m. for the premiere!
I hope to welcome some of you in the audience!
Looking forward to you,
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
Facebook Wig Commission Giveaway!I recently hit 12,000 likes on my Facebook page, which can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Twin-Fools/184111744943027?fref=tsFacebook Wig Commission Giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is my way of thanking you guys so much for your continued support. It's absolutely amazing to see that so many people are interested in my lowly cosplay adventures XD I am constantly reminded how lucky I am when I get to meet so many amazing cosplayers (aka YOU GUYS!) around the world, and I get to meet more and more amazing new people every day. THANK YOU!
So, to give back, I'm holding a giveaway for a FREE wig commission to the winner of this contest. The commission can be any wig that I can feasibly ship to you. I will ship it to anywhere in the world, free of charge
TO ENTER: Go to https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=579664465387751&set=a.440067762680756.95554.184111744943027&type=1&theater and all you have to do is SHARE this, that's all! Page likes are GREATLY appreciated but not mandatory ;D
Thank you all so much!
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 Video2 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
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
Erik and Charleshttp://flamboyantwreck.tumblr.com/post/27976868834/for-kelly-3-charles-confesses-his-problem-toErik and Charles3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I recently drew a little comic based on a conversation between Kelly and her mum. (http://okellyjaneo.tumblr.com/post/27824810055/the-spider-incident)
Now, I'm desperate for something else to draw.
The convo that Kelly posted was about 10 lines long -so I'm after something of a similar length!
If you have any stupid anecdotes or ideas for a scene between Erik and Charles please send them my way. If I like 'em - I'll draw 'em.
Peeta's Bread Loaf- Hunger Games Parody MVI recorded a Hunger Games parody of "Boombox" as a surprise for my friends for the midnight showing of the movie last year. At the time I tried making a music video/lip dub for it but failed horribly because at the time we had no tripod and I had no one around to help me so whatareyougonnadoooo. Recently we got a new tripod (YAYYYY) so I decided to take another shot at it. The result it this:Peeta's Bread Loaf- Hunger Games Parody MV2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know, I know, I'm a bad singer. But I really like working with Garage Band to make parody songs, so it's something I want to keep trying my hand at. And hey! Maybe my voice will get better over time?? (LIES)
But who am I kidding I'm trying to improve on everything XD editing, acting, sewing, craft, theoretical physics... 4 years later and I'm still learning, forever learning! 8D
Anyway, hope you guys enjoy! We like to switch up our genre/style and series focus a lot so this is just something else that's
MCM October ExpoSo Kelly and I will be going to this. It was last minute call but we shall be there on both the Saturday and Sunday.MCM October Expo2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll be taking Magneto from First Class, Gambit from the X-Men and POSSIBLY (if I get him done in time) human Wheatley from Portal 2.
Who's going to this expo and what cosplay are you taking?
Alcon Coming UpJust when I've recovered from Abunaicon; Alcon is about to happen! What a busy life, eh?Alcon Coming Up2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Parle will be holding a couple of panels that you should check out if you're coming:
-The Late Night Panel (with Fighting Dreamers Pro).
-Kelly's makeup FX Panel.
-Jenn's Filming for YouTube Panel.
-The Parle Q & A Panel.
- Ask the Avengers Panel.
The events listing with all the panel times is up on the main website!
Cosplay wise, my god, I'm taking to many this year.
-Casual Loki from Avengers
-Bruce from Avengers
-Erik from First Class
-Loren from Saints Row the Third
-Doc from Red vs Blue
-Gambit from X-Men
I'm really looking forward to this convention - it's easily my favourite event of the year. Can't wait for all the faggotry that will ensue. And we are planning on filming an Avengers Cosplay Music Video!