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!7 months 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
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-tutorial8 months 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
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!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
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: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
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:
Cosplay photo blog for ToyCon 2013!ToyCon 2013!Cosplay photo blog for ToyCon 2013!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
So we went to Toycon last Saturday and as usual I... didn't really get to take pictures of toys and stuff. It was so crowded around the merchandise hall that I couldn't stop and take photos because people were constantly threading through and shoving. It was like a river of people with an actual current, hahah! Sometimes I'd find a friend to chat with but we'd eventually be pulled apart by the tide, it was kind of funny.
I wanted to wear something simple and comfortable so I posted on my Facebook that I would wear my old Ichigo cosplay in his Karakura High uniform. The Bleach manga is so crazy now that it just made me miss the days when Bleach was simple.
I think this is the last decent picture of myself that I have wearing this, and it was taken ages ago.
And here it is on me again, with a new wig, better contact lenses, better wig styling and cosplay makeup skills (somewhat), and Kon plush that was give
Tutorial: Basic Cosplay Make-upBasic Information:Tutorial: Basic Cosplay Make-up1 year 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
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!11 months 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!
Revisiting Naruto cosplay + Road to Ninja Movie!So I've heard of this film for a long while, but never got to watch it for lack of a proper subbed copy/DVD release. (There was that Korean dubbed one that some people watched online, but Naruto has my favorite Japanese voice acting so I didn't want to watch it any other way!)Revisiting Naruto cosplay + Road to Ninja Movie!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sometime last month, some happy news reached our shores — Road to Ninja would be showing at our local cinemas!! I know it's been a while since its first release but I'm glad I waited before resorting to well, less legal ways of watching it! Hahah! Here is a stupid rap I wrote and slapped on a manga panel:
Would Killer Bee be proud of me? HAHAH
I had the honor of being invited to the special advanced screening at Director's Club before it hit the cinemas! Major thanks to Ica and Movie Punch for having us over!
I dressed up as Minato (the Fourth Hokage) and Marien dressed up as
KuroBasu cosplay portraits + shoot outtakes!Generation of Miracles casual outfit portraitsKuroBasu cosplay portraits + shoot outtakes!1 year 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
Before Cosplay Makeup: Basic Skincare!Before I write about cosplay makeup, I figured I should discuss some skincare basics. I feel it's important to know how to take care of your skin before you start putting gunk on it! This is really very basic so I think those of you with your own regimens already might be bored by it! But here it goes!Before Cosplay Makeup: Basic Skincare!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not an awesome guru wizard thing, but I'll just share some general concepts and products that work for me. It's different for everybody, but I hope this will be helpful! For your sreference, my skin type is combination: normal to dry with an oily nose. Hahah! Not my T-zone, just my nose!
Recently, my male friends had gotten very interested in makeup for cosplay and asked me for tips on how to go about it. (I think this was fueled by Kaname's visit to our country for Cosplay Mania '12, and they saw how beautiful he looks. ) I decided to ask them about their skincare regimen to figure out what products might work for their skin type.
When I asked what they wash their face w
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 I1 year 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
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 cosplay2 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
SasuNar-, er, NaruHina Photoshoot Outtakes + stuffGeekgasmSasuNar-, er, NaruHina Photoshoot Outtakes + stuff6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Those damned filler arcs are killing the Naruto anime again so I'm thankful for the manga, but...
NEW ENDING SEQUENCE IS KINDA COOL HOLY LORD NARUTO AND SASUKE AS RONIN OKAY GETTING FABRIC TOMORROW
Somebody needs to explain that "please kiss me please kiss me all night" line in the song
Have I mentioned that my childhood dream was to be either a ronin, a ninja or a marine biologist? 2 OUT OF 3, NOT BAD YEAH. I'm such a dolt. We haven't even properly done Shippu! Konoha Gakuen Den as a group yet and here comes something new to work on. But AGH, for the sake of my unfulfilled childhood dreams it must be done! The power of youth compels me!
And yeah, I'm still failing badly at answering comments and notes. I always do my best to put as much thought into my replies when the situation calls for serious answers, so I need a significant amount of time. Recently, I haven't been able to sta
MY DAY IN A NUTSHELLGoing to watch the new Free! episodeMY DAY IN A NUTSHELL8 months ago in Personal More Like This
And I'm like:
Sees this other thing:
And then I'm like:
And see's this thing:
THEN I'M LIKE:
And this show up:
AND IM FINALLY LIKE:
THERE GOES MY OTP
500 Points Giveaway And More (Winners!)EDIT: Ok, I had some free time at work and I determined the winners using random.org500 Points Giveaway And More (Winners!)6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Here they are:
1st place goes to courtneytartan, her number was 94 and she gets 200, Llamas from :iconbk201riin: and :iconLady-Autobot17:, and a free request and commission from them respectively. Congratulations Courtney!
2nd place goes to kura-ou, his/her number was 15 and he/she get 50 plus a free commission from :iconLady-Autobot17:. Congratulations!
3rd place goes to izzysgotthefrizzys, her number was 29 and she gets 50 plus a free commission from :iconLady-Autobot17:. Congratulations!
4th place goes to jxsnyder, his number was 88 and he gets 50. Congratulations Joshua!
5th place goes to Summaresta, her number was 66 and she gets 50. Congratulations Iris!
6th place goes to Kaybug2K, her number was 60 and she gets 50[Points]. Congratulations Kayliegh
Big Watchers FeatureGot a lot of new watchers so to thank you all I'll feature one deviation from each of you Here we go!Big Watchers Feature6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Ghostly Mirror Image by Varsha-Trever Totoro! -Bad Millennial Request- by x-Cake-x Dose Teeth... by Eevee1999 Safe Trip (Kanojo to ore to koibito to ) by Yiansu Ancient Spirits by Corvinerium Burning Lion by sylie113 Cat's Master by ArchaicModernist Basil by XWhite-FireX
Free! Iwatobi Swim Club : Dumby SummaryRin : hi im australiaFree! Iwatobi Swim Club : Dumby Summary7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Haru : ok nice lets b frens
Rin : ok
*joins swim club*
Haru : these are my frens
Rin : lets race nd c who is fastr
Haru : k
*Haru beats Rin*
Rin : fak u i h8 u now
Haru : but
Rin : bi
Nagisa : guise lets mak a swim club
Guys : k
Haru : i only swim free
Guys : k
*Needs another member*
Nagisa : hi join the swim team
Rei : no
Nagisa : join the swim team
Rei : no
Nagisa : join the swim team
Rei : k
*first swim meeting*
Rei : i cant swim guise
Haru : wow
*goes on island*
Haru : wow
Makoto : hi
Nagisa : look another swim team
Rin : fak
Haru : fak
*later that night*
Rei : *dies in water*
Makoto : reeiiii!!11!!
Makoto : *dies in water*
Haru : makoto!!!111
Everyone : *dies in water*
Haru : *saves guise*
Nagisa : crap rin is here
Rei : fak
Nagisa : go spy on him
Rei : k
Rin : *cries walks away later*
Rei : *chairmode*
Rin : this speedo glasses guy sucks
Rin : fak i think i miss my frens
*talking about rin*
Mesti Datang! The HobbyCon 2013 Experience!Earlier this year, my friends and I were invited to be overseas guests for HobbyCon in Sabah, Malaysia.Mesti Datang! The HobbyCon 2013 Experience!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Time flew by very fast, and before we knew it...
Our first day was spent doing a lot of eating, thanks to our guide Alyssa I will justify it as us fueling up for an action-packed weekend! We tried nasi lemak for the first time (LOVED IT), had some shaved ice desserts after, then a big dinner of clay pot rice, stir-fry noodles with clams, really tasty chicken wings, etc. and THEN we still raided Pick N' Pay for our midnight snacks because we love convenience stores and we wanted to try things we don't have in Manila.
We planned our cosplays ahead with Team Kachang Puteh, the guests from Singapore. Our theme for the first day of HobbyCon was Shingeki no Kyojin!
:iconmerkymerx: Miguel - Eren Jaeger
:iconbehindinfinity: Jin - Mikasa Ackerman
:iconweakman: Dom - Jean Kirschtein
:iconkitska: Kitska - Levi
:icondorkodile: Tessie - Hanji Zo
Why I crossplayIt's the male to female crossplays that usually get stranger looks from the crowd. I understand why and I'm actually fine with it.Why I crossplay6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've been asked quite a lot in my years of cosplaying why I like to dress up as a girl at times. I was never able to give a definite answer back then. I suppose it was because I wasn't aware of why I did such a thing.
One reason would be that sometimes, I really just like the character's design. It's a hobby of mine to create things, and being able to materialize something I love makes me happy.
However now I believe I found the core reason of why I do it. Lately I've been delving deeper into doing more complicated costumes such as Capt. Jack Sparrow. In doing those, I realised that it's all about the transformation. Being a costume enthusiast ever since I was little, I've always found a certain joy in being able to turn myself into all sorts of characters. This carried over into my adulthood and I wanted to challenge myself even more.
There's so much prepa
Premium Membership + Points Giveaway! Kindly sponsored by :iconDSSiege11: Thank youPremium Membership + Points Giveaway!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
DSSiege11 and I decided to host a mini giveaway of sorts because you lot are pretty incredible.
There will be 3 winners:
First prize: 3 month Premium Membership (or 636points)
Second prize: 1 month Premium Membership (or 396points)
Third prize: 150 points
1. Must be watching :iconDSSiege11: and :icontayaiv:
2. this journal
3. Comment saying anything, even hello!
This is optional, but just for the fun of it, share one of your happiest memories. Let's spread the love.
I will be choosing the winners using random.org
Winners will be chosen a week from now.
Ready, set, go!
~*Christmas Giveaway*~~*Christmas Giveaway*~4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to dA's 'Give one get one free' feature the prizes have all been updated! Now all the winners will be getting premium membership.
Here's another giveaway hosted by DSSiege11 and I for all you awesome people ~
Please follow all the rules. Some people didn't watch us/favourite the journal last time. If you don't follow the rules we won't include you in the giveaway. Deal? Deal
There will be 3 winners:
1) 1 year PM
2) 3 months PM (or 636 points)
3) 1 month PM (or 396 points)
All you have to do is:
- Watch DSSiege11 and tayaiv
- Favourite this journal
-(optional) Share your favourite moment of 2013 in the comments
Random.org will be used to choose the winners. The three l
Best deviations of the week 4Best deviations of the weekBest deviations of the week 43 months ago in Personal More Like This
Throne. Vergil cosplay by TaisiaFlyaginaAo no Exorcist - Demon sisters by KiaraBerryInuyasha: Fated Lovers by DestinyCosplayGuts Berserk Cosplay - Warrior Will Soon Run Wild by JFamilyFree! Nagisa 2 by Amapolchenmrs Taod - by Ariru-lunaticOoNo.6: Nezumi by zimielIron Man MK VII ~ Do you want to build an armor? by kazereivoltOpera - Sora and Kannagi by adelhaidxxxHolic - Yuko by Pugoffka-samaMusic is my life by Kazuki-FuchouinKougyoku djinn equip VINEA from Magi 03 by LauzLanilleFINAL FANTASY IV Cosplay III by PhadmeFairy Gym Leader Valerie by AoiMizunoMagi - Kougyoku Ren by CalssaraOswald: Forest of Elrit by august-fehrmontVanellope Von Sweetz is Sweet by Cosmic-Empress
Comic 2: Fullmetal Legacy"Fullmetal Legacy" is a Comic Book that the Rangers are creating to give to Vic Mignogna as a present. He currently has Volume 1, and Volume 2 is in progress.Comic 2: Fullmetal Legacy1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Press one of the Links and view each chapter of the Project!
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A Year of Cosplay: 2013Wow, so another year has passed along with another line of cosplays. I’ll be a little more lengthy this year and share my thoughts about each costume I completed this year. Go below the cut to read more about my summary of cosplays for 2013..A Year of Cosplay: 20134 months ago in Personal More Like This
The first costume I completed in 2013 I had actually started in 2012. And that was Skyloft Link, which was debuted at Taiyou Con 2013.
(Photo by Cosplay Close-Up)
When I played Skyward Sword for the first time, I loved Link’s Skyloft design and I caved. It wasn’t a cosplay that I had initially planned on doing, it just…sort of happened on a whim. I still didn’t quite understand the concept of lining, so things aren’t lined properly, but the fabric is “double-sided.” And I was still a little intimidated by applique, so I used fabric paint for the designs. But despite that, I thought the overall look of the costume tur