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:
On misunderstandings about cosplayThis is a topic I've been meaning to talk about for quite a while now. I finally got the motivation to when Sarah sorairo-days emailed me to share my thoughts on what cosplay means to me, and what I feel it really means to be a cosplayer despite all the misconceptions about the hobby. It's for this article on Random Nerds, in which Sarah shares her side of it as well.On misunderstandings about cosplay3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Over the years, I've witnessed how cosplayers are constantly looked down upon, which makes people apprehensive towards it. It's such a shame because it's a wonderful and rewarding hobby which brings people together. And in general, I am firmly against making anyone feel bad about doing something they want to do.
I am aware that the concept of cosplay might be too much for some individuals, but our intention definitely isn't to get all up in everyone's faces and say everyone should cosplay or whatever. We just want to promote a
WHAT TIME IS IT? AAAADVENTURE TIME COSPLAY ...TIMEAdventure Time cosplay at Fantasy Quest 2WHAT TIME IS IT? AAAADVENTURE TIME COSPLAY ...TIME3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A couple of weeks ago, we attended an event called Fantasy Quest 2. (The very first Fantasy Quest was when we cosplayed Harry Potter characters.)
It was a pretty special day for us because four years ago, we had our first shoot and bonding day with Ysabel SavingSunlight at the venue, Fernwood Gardens.
We've been really into Adventure Time, so many months ago we decided we'd do AT cosplay, and that Fantasy Quest would be a fun opportunity to do so. It feels weird how we had been looking forward to this event for ages, and now it's over!
some were taken by me and my friends using my camera
photographer friends on dA :iconjrjs: :iconz3llll: :iconnikocruz: :iconroxwindy:
others were from Facebook friends who tagged me
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
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
Recent happeningsHaha I really haven't kept up well with deviantART lately lol....Recent happenings2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I got super sick after Boston Comic Con and then it was a mad dash to finish costumes for Dragoncon... now I have a few days to recover before I head off to Germany for Connichi and to visit my parents.
Here are some things of note that you should check out:
If you have been watching Heroes of Cosplay, read this review about the series: Comics Alliance watched the show carefully and thoughtfully and care a lot about the Cosplay community. See what they had to say: http://comicsalliance.com/heroes-cosplay-syfy-review-commentary-video-criticism/
I wrote a general post about cosplay that will hopefully help some peeps who have been struggling with things:
I also made a funny video with my friend Jessica about cosplay:
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
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!2 years 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!
Thief of the Year AwardSaw this floating about Tumblr. As far as hilarious instances of theft goes, this is the motherload. A particularly colorful individual decides to steal art on video, not only claiming other people's OC's as their own, but also putting "my crappy art" in the video description. Funny how that "crappy" art was apparently attractive enough for them to steal.Thief of the Year Award3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Protip: if you're going to commit art theft, next time make sure you at least steal from artists who aren't widely recognized on the web and popular art web sites).
Original Tumblr link: http://cosmicremix.tumblr.com/post/18115053315/you-may-proceed-to-laugh-at-this-person
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!)
Pet FeatureLast week I asked for members to share pictures and artwork of their beloved pets in the Thumb Share Forum.Pet Feature1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here are all their gorgeous, adorable, and loveable pets.
Maisy by CometColt Blue by Lust0fADeeperPain Me by LuLupoo Owl Potato Bird by ARTificialphanTOM Highland pony enjoying the sun by xXBexGXx Beowulf by Art-of-the-Seraphim My Kitten, Milo [Full Photo, Critique Wanted] by Mystiecub [Photography Practice?] Staring at You by Mystiecub Sparkie Eating by Mystiecub My Best Friend (~1995-September 14, 2011) by Mystiecub You are my island by Adder-Snake-Bite Luna by Adder-Snake-Bite Huh? What you say? by Adder-Snake-Bite Nuke by Adder-Snake-Bite Little dragon's tower (Marston) by Adder-Snake-BiteHold on tightly (Ezio) by Adder-Snake-Bite Little Hammi by Jolin-chanLittle Hammi when she was very little :D by Jolin-chan Linchen by Jolin-chan
MASTER LIST OF TAOBAO STORES *NEW FABRIC SECTION* UPDATE:I'm currently searching for more cosplay/lolita /wig stores, in the mean time, have some updated nail art and new fabric section! Also, would anyone be interested in BDJ stores? I have found a few links here and there.MASTER LIST OF TAOBAO STORES *NEW FABRIC SECTION*4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Feel free to share a link to this journal to anyone in need of Taobao stores!
This list is constantly being updated! Feel free to add your own finds
http://phoenixiaoio.taobao.com/ (Most Vocaloid wigs come in several shades, so you can pick your favourite)
http://shop57068175.taobao.com/ (Same as the ebay store, only cheaper)
http://shop33700042.taobao.com/ (quality looks stunning *A*)
http://07day.taobao.com/ (Wigs and accessories/rings/ties etc)
http://shop61465485.taobao.com/ and http://shop36569647.taobao.com/ (lots of generic wigs)
http://chenyecos.taobao.com/ (look nice enough, but other stores are nicer/cheaper)
http://abujiacos.taobao.com/ (worth a look for their non-wig stock!)
http://cckids.taobao.com/ (another eBay sto
How to cosplay topless charactersHow to cosplay topless characters1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Since a lot of you guys been asking, I made a short tutorial for binding chest^0^
Its name is 'muscle tape' or 'taping tape' :3
You can find it on google easily~
And this is the way
sorry for the sloppy drawing hahaha
start from the front, and push it to make your chest as flat as you can!!
Then you're ready!!
You can cosplay like this now!
Of course you should erase the borders to make look better:3
300 WATCHERS!? PLUSHIE GIVEAWAY!!!!Hi everyone!300 WATCHERS!? PLUSHIE GIVEAWAY!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
thank you guys soo much, 300 watchers is huge deal for me!
In celebration of this 300 watchers, I will be doing a free plushie giveaway!
I will be giving away a "chibi plushie" of your choice! It has to be one that I've already made.
Steps To enter this giveaway:
favorite this journal entry
must comment on this journal entry
This giveaway last till June 27th! so goodluck!
News + Weekly Gallery HighlightNewsNews + Weekly Gallery Highlight1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
community related news
phoenixleo posted 5th instalment in the series of Resources For Artists. This one covers pricing your commissions http://phoenixleo.deviantart.com/journal/Resources-For-Artists-Pricing-Your-Commissions-425314979
Resonance21 would like to make a chatroom for sculptors/miniaturists http://resonance21.deviantart.com/journal/Artisan-Chatroom-424937030
The theme for January-February monthly challenge organized by Artisan Crafts galleries' volunteers is: New Year's Resolutions. You can learn more about monthly challenge here http://cakecrumbs.deviantart.com/journal/Jan-Feb-Artisan-Crafts-Monthly-Challenge-425040074 You can see who the winners of the December monthly challenge are here http://cakecrumbs.deviantart.com/journal/December-AC-Monthly-Challenge-winners-417328595
You can see the monthly DDs roundup here http://brookette.deviantart.com/journal/Artisan-Craf
Contest!/giveawayyay!Contest!/giveaway1 year ago in Personal More Like This
fav this journal
and create a journal with a link to this contest ♥
deadline: March 9
will be three winners, the prizes are:
third place: 1 traditional chibi
second place: 2 Digital chibi
first place: 3 free commissions
may be extended and has more prizes depending on how many people participate >w< (and sorry for the bad english xD)
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 &
Bleach Me: Tia Harribel and FraccionTier HarribelBleach Me: Tia Harribel and Fraccion3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Birthday: July 25
Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color Green
Height: 175 cm (5'9")
Weight: 61 kg (135 lbs.)
Occupation: Ruler of Hueco Mundo, former 3rd Espada in Aizen's Arrancar Army
Japanese Voice Actor:Megumi Ogata
[Bullet; Green] English Voice Actor: Laura Bailey
[Bullet; Yellow] Fraccion: Emilou Apacci, Franceska Mila Rose, and Cyan Sung-Sun
[Bullet; Green] "I don't want to become stronger through the power I gain by killing and sacrificing another. If I can't win alone, then I'll win as a group."
Digital & Traditional Art
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!2 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
500 Point Giveaway! :DAlright so this is my second time around doing a point giveaway! I'm super pumped to do this!500 Point Giveaway! :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are the prizes!
First Place: 250 Points and a feature on my page forever
Second Place: Two Prizes of 100 Points and a feature on my page forever
Third Place: 50 Points and a feature on my page forever
The rules are simple .. All you need to do to enter is (And you must do all of them)
1)Favorite This Journal
3)Write A Journal About This Journal With A Link In It .. Send Me A Link In The Description
4)Watch :iconsilverkrim: :iconaistecool: & :iconphotoTAKER1497:
***********If you want an additional entrees, you can donate points, 5 points per additional entry! ***********
Current Balance: 298 points
The Winners Will Be Chosen Randomly With A Random Generator!
That's All! Good Luck To All Of Those Deviants That Enter!
Anzu contest - Week 7 EntriesHere are the current entries for my Anzu contest! You only have 6 days left to enter. The deadline is fast approaching! If you want to enter, do so now!Anzu contest - Week 7 Entries1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:thumb421226642:Anzu tales by marcelosanz
Anzu by Aeon-Borealis:thumb420797332::thumb420777710:Anzu Contest - second drawing by Flomixi
:thumb420759949:Anzu Contest Entry 1 by KamiKaze-no-Ryuu[ Contest ] Who Said Devil Can't be Cute ? by CaptainMisuzuAnzu by Purin-Sama
Anzu by sammy-yamAnzu's Break by sammy-yam:thumb418850290:Anzu by DeShaylo
PA: Anzu contest entry by Ririkou-Adopts:thumb418296056:Quieres? Picante by edoWolfheartAnzu Contest Entry by CakeHoarder
Anzu - Contest Entry by shamyliciousAnzu Contest Entry by ItaloAmericanacontest enty 3 by girdomo12354contest entry 4 by girdomo12354
Bed-Head by LavaPixieI don't think this is a costume... by KTechy:thumb417555291:.:Contest Entry:. Anzu~ by LavaPixie
Anzu Koi and Fenix by edoWolfheart:thumb417103750:got the munchies by UTERI:thumb416971364:
Hot sweet peppers cake by MieuDoAnzu by Kap-chanAnzu Contest Entry by AnonymythAnzu by KagomeKisaragi7
Supernatural RP StartersFull Moon: One of our muses sustains a werewolf bite, and full moon is approaching. They must take precautions together.Supernatural RP Starters1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Jekyll&Hyde: One of our muses randomly blacks out and their dark side takes over during that time. The other eventually becomes their target.
Mind: One of our muses has trouble dealing with their own mind. The other muse travels into the world their subconscious has created to solve this.
Dark Times: Our muses are living in the medieval times and one of them gets denounced as a witch.
Big Brother: Our muses are living in a dystopian society. High-level technology is used for mind control and the secret police. The high ruler (my muse) seeks total power. But perhaps there is a way for escape?
The Other Side: One of our muse’s soul is lost from their body, and is wandering in a dangerous dimension between life and death. The other muse must save the soul to revive the body.
Hero: Costumes and powers… Yes, our muses are superhoroes. Or supervillains. Wh
updates and a thank youso... sunstone book 1 was the fifth place on the top seller graphic novels listsupdates and a thank you2 months ago in Personal More Like This
this was your doing and you have my sincere thanks.
i did not expect this. sunstone was never supposed to be a moneymaker project and will continue to be a free webcomic to it's very end. but your support meant a lot
last year was tough...
you noticed that my output was significantly lower...well... in the number of strips, but taking into consideration the much longer strips of chapter 4, difference is not that drastic.
there was a reason for this. i kept alluding to a family health crisis. i prefer to keep these things to myself
but now that this is behind us, i can say what made a mess of the year
my mom was diagnosed with a severe heart condition. day before book 1 came out she was admitted to hospital to have stents implanted and the procedure was a success.
last year i was operating under a constant prepare for the worst case scenario kind of pressure.
to ensure i
Hetalia E zonesOk. Soooo i have a list of E-zones and i wanna debate your oppions.Hetalia E zones4 years ago in Personal More Like This
England (eye brows)
Hong kong (eyebrows)
Russia (bare neck)
Germany (behind ears)
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