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!2 years 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-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
Sasuke's Picture DiaryLeave comments to keep me company?Sasuke's Picture Diary3 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:
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!2 years 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
We present our first attempt at video!We're venturing (clumsily) into another medium! Video! Here it is!We present our first attempt at video!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Killjoys, Make Some Noise!
Click here to watch the video!
I know there's room for much improvement, but we're quite happy with it for our first piece of video work! I actually picked up After Effects for the first time just to be able to edit this video to fix the colors and add the text and lasers and stuff. It was fun!
Happy anniversary, Danger Days! On November 22, 2010 My Chemical Romance introduced the world of the fabulous killjoys. One year later, we're still here singing it to the world in our own way!
Some background info
For those of you who aren't familiar with this usage of the term killjoys it's based on the My Chemical Romance album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. A description that was given on
SOOOOOooooo...In my sleepy state last night I see that that the Free! Eternal Specials pv had been realised.SOOOOOooooo...10 months ago in Personal More Like This
So I'm sorry if I'm a little behind all you Americans (such is the curse of living in the UK I'm afraid).
So here it is for all to see and again if you have already seen it by now ....
Here have some English words!
Nagisa: That’s right! Let’s do that!
Everyone: Eh? Water gun fight?
Haru: Mackerel Game???!!! (T/N it’s a pun because mackerel and water guns sound similar)
Makoto & Rei: No that’s not it!!!
Momo: Are you guys all going to participate in the water gun fight? I wanna play too!
Nitori: So we’ll do Samezuka vs. Iwatobi, like always yeah?
Nagisa: If we’re all in this, wouldn’t it be more interesting if we shuffled things up a bit, right Rei-chan? *winks*
Rei: That’s true! All right let’s decide the teams by drawing straws.
Rin: ALLLL RIGHT LET’S DO THIS!!! I won’t let you guys ge
Cosplay photo blog for ToyCon 2013!ToyCon 2013!Cosplay photo blog for ToyCon 2013!2 years 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
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 crossplay2 years 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
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
SEASON 2 CONFIRMEDYes, yes my dear Swimmers!SEASON 2 CONFIRMED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The second season of Free! some time ago was announced as possible by the creators, and now, the end card from the last episode CONFIRMS IT!
Just about 3 more hours of waiting for the subbed episode!
SasuNar-, er, NaruHina Photoshoot Outtakes + stuffGeekgasmSasuNar-, er, NaruHina Photoshoot Outtakes + stuff7 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
Free! pictures/gifs i foundI DID NOT DRAW/MAKE ANY OF THEM. I JUST FOUND THEM ON FACEBOOK/TUMBLR/GOOGLE.Free! pictures/gifs i found2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This will be updated whenever i find another picture i like-- adadjgfs
PLEASE NOTE, HARUXRIN IS MY OTP.
NOT MAKORIN OR MAKOHARU
I ONLY PUT MAKOHARU PICTURES BECAUSE THERE ARE MAKOHARU FANS THAT HAVE FAV'D THIS JOURNAL.
UGUUUU SUCH CUTIES ASSJFOK
NOW KISS -- no jk
I want their fashion style //sobs I'm just a hobo with ugly clothes //criesss
Y U GOTTA BE SO SUCH A QT PIE IN THIS PICTURE RIN :iconasdfghplz:
Trick or Treat Contest - WINNERS!!**SCROLL DOWN TO THE END AND FIND OUT WHO WON!**Trick or Treat Contest - WINNERS!!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Halloween is coming up fast and the Artisan Crafts CV team wants to throw a special contest in it's honour. At the same time we want to promote the Artisan Crafts community so all of the entries will have to be categorized as such to be eligible.
The contest starts on September 18th and ends on November 1st 2013.
If your entry does not follow these rules, it will be automatically disqualified!!!
1 entry per category maximum.
Artisan Crafts only!!Entry must be created on or after start dateLink to this contest so that we know you've read and understood the rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Categories & Prizes
BEST PUMPKIN CARVING
Just as the title says, we're looking for the best pumpkin carving. It needs to be carved by you.1 year subscriptio
Custom Order Update + Review: A and R Cosplay LensCustom Orders OpenCustom Order Update + Review: A and R Cosplay Lens4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since there is a number of you that commented to say they liked the lenses but:
1. Need a higher prescription (-6.00 to -10.00)
2. Need lenses of mismatched prescriptions (ex. left eye -3.75 right eye -4.50)
3. Require prescriptions that are of +.25 steps. (ex. -1.25, -2.75 etc)
I thought I should let you know that you can now make custom orders for them over here http://www.aliceandrabbitshop.com/customorders.htm
There are new lens models up for order too! And as always, if you have any questions or inquiries, don't be afraid to write to my friends at Alice and Rabbit's Shop using their contact form http://www.aliceandrabbitshop.com/contactus.htm They're very nice and accommodating!
Non-graded Cosplay Lenses Available + Special Deal
My friends at Alice & Rabbit wanted to share the news that non-graded (as well as graded still)
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!3 years 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
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
Inazuma GO! Shoot (photo heavy)FABULOUS MAXIMUM FIREInazuma GO! Shoot (photo heavy)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh boy, I am SO late with this report HA HA
GOUENJI IS ALWAYS LATE
sorry for the delay, guys!
The one thing you really can't rely on me for right after a con is decision making.
I was so pumped for this shoot I changed right into the costume as I woke up, without even considering to take a change of clothes. Needless to say, I was stuck in an obnoxious ass suit for majority of the day. Woo, me!
As we gathered all our belongings and headed towards the lift, Kaori realised she had left her glasses in our hotel room. I was left waiting in the middle of the hallway, right in front of the lift doors.
I wore the sunglasses to shield myself from embarrassment. It wasn't very effective.
We checked out of the hotel and I made my way towards the designated spot for our shoot. Luckily for me, it was only a 5 minute walk.
UNLUCKILY for me I WAS EARLY AS HELL.
YOU KNOW YOU SHOULD REEVALUATE YOUR LIFE D
Utopiosphere by Mili Lyrics (song for Deemo)Utopiosphere - Mili (by ProjectMili)Utopiosphere by Mili Lyrics (song for Deemo)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Step through the gate into Utopia
Sink into a world of Melodia
Euphoberia hurries away
Leaves behind a track of cardioid
Merry go ‘round and around
Misery go ‘round and around
Quandary go ‘round and around
Merry go ‘round and around
Time doesn’t stop
Prepare your doubts
Eat them up
The pass of thoughts
Red sand flows out
The sky is painted in Lunacia
Florets slashed open the rain of tears
There is no escape, my dear
The world undergoes Photosynthesia
Transform endless anger to Ecstasia
Connect your nerves
To the system of Philosophiofantasia
Note: I owned nothing.
The Artist Behind The Lexus IS DesignThe Artist Behind The Lexus IS Design2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Robert Evans (PSAS), a longtime member of the deviantART community, has succeeded in making a radical artistic statement about turning artists' visions into actual realities.
Robert's pathway to actualization of his vision was facilitated by forward-thinking executives at Lexus who reached out to the creative cutting edge, to deviantART artists, for new revolutionary design ideas for the production of their 2014 Lexus IS. The Lexus IS Design Contest was born and dA's Robert Evans has come away with the prize: experiencing having his personal artistic conceptualization of how an automobile should look and roll become a real world reality. As Grand Prize Winner, the new Lexus built to Robert's design was debuted at the SEMA auto show in Las Vegas before 60,000 US and international buyers and then featured at the Los Angeles Auto Show before 12,000 industry decision-makers and 4,000 media correspondents from 50 countries.
Hetalia react to...Hetalia react to: England's sconesHetalia react to...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a Title....--just in case i get too lazy to look for them~ I own nothing! Not mine! e 7 eThis is a Title....4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Edit: Woah, I just realized but--are people actually going here--??:iconpapmingplz://sees the views---:iconreactiondogplz:
//Will probably fix this then--to something more organized--:iconheplz:
KuroBasu: The ones in bold are Taka's faves~ e 7 e))/
AoKuro KiKuro AkaKuro It's Rather Sweltering~: http://gummyfoxes.tumblr.com/post/47667388201
KiKuro's First Time~ R18~: http://konoobaka.tumblr.com/post/48419404603/kikuro-untitled-r-18
Kiseki~ Slight MuraAka~: http://ai-grand.tumblr.com/post/46747765397
KiKuro A Conversation with Kuroko Who Lost His Voice From a Cold and Kise-kun~: http://konoobaka.tumblr.com/post/48410608571/kikuro-a-conversation-with-kuroko-who-lost-his-voice
AkaKuro Sweet Taste~: http://akashikuroko.tumblr.com/post/48492029414/knb-sweet-taste-akakuro
AkaKuro Sheltering From The Rain~: http://akashikuroko.tumblr.com/post/48694463646/knb-sheltering-from-the-r
How do you deal with haters?I got this as a question on my Tumblr, and I felt I could share my thoughts here as well because it seems it's something a lot of people can relate to. I hope this comes to helpful to any of you guys reading.How do you deal with haters?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I’m certain there are people who dislike me. Some I come to know through whisperings because I have eyes everyyyyywheeeeere.
However, I don’t feel the need to acknowledge them or do anything about it unless they are causing any real harm, especially to people I care about.
There is a popular quote that I like referencing for this topic, which gets the message across in a charming way:
“You can be a juicy, ripe peach and there’s still going to be someone who doesn’t like peaches, so you can either submit to someone’s criticism of you, or you can get on with the business of being your own amazing self who attracts other like-minded people that appreciat
THREADS Artbook KS! (update: Digital Sketch)conveniently put my current status on top of the journal lol..THREADS Artbook KS! (update: Digital Sketch)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
21/11/14 - i m down with a fever atm i will reply to messages as soon as i recvoer omg soryy
i didn't really want to spam you guys with my journals so much but cries a lot...
I just wanna show you my digital sketch samples if you pledge for the digital sketch set please scroll down a bit!
we are almost half way thru and I wanna do everything I could to reach the goal :icontearplz:
Another journal for Threads Artbook Kickstarter with a new promo pic *w*
Please spread the word around, any form of supports are super appreciated! We are also offering more and more shiny goodies for backers! And many more amazing guest artists!
There are only 17 days left and we really really!! wanna make this happen *_*
Do check our Kickstarter page!
Gift Art FeatureI've been getting some gift art recently, which makes me ultra-uber happy! So I've decided to make a journal to feature them in to show my appreciation! Every time I get new gift art I'll feature them in this journal. Please go check them out<3Gift Art Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Gift Art Feature