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
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
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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
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
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
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!2 years 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
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
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:
Our Birthday Boy's Celebrations!Added more art! :)Our Birthday Boy's Celebrations!Added more art! :)23 hours ago in Personal More Like This
Well as the 30/06 nearly draws to close around the world it gives me great pleasure in wishing our favourite Dolphin Prince a HAPPY BIRTHDAY for the last time this year!
Here are just some things people on tumblr have been doing to celebrate Haru's big day!
I don't know how they do it but fans always continue to amaze me!
And here is just some of the art which has been drawn to mark the occasion today on DA...
My wonderful attempt! aha
Others drawings which are far better...
Happy Birthday Haru by frizzosharkHappy Birthday Haruka!! by Yami-The-OrcaHBD Haruka(t) by CelestialTabrisHappy Birthday Haru 2k15 by seowatHaruka Birthday 6/30 by lovelychuHaruka Nanase by Pineapple2002Free! - 6/30 by pommmecHappy Birthday Haru-chan! by ADFlowrightHAPPY B-DAY MY CUTIE PIE... by Yohao88:bigt
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
Eternal Summer Episode 2!Guys ...Eternal Summer Episode 2!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Which means our favourite
gay homoboy is back on our screens so you can go watch it here http://www.animeultima.tv/Free-Eternal-Summer-episode-2-english-subbed/
You NEED to in order to support our Haruka-kun! Look at what he's up against?!??
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
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
Free! PLZ:iconemptyspaceplz: :iconemptyspaceplz: :iconanime-cartoon-plzs:Free! PLZ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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SOOOOOooooo...In my sleepy state last night I see that that the Free! Eternal Specials pv had been realised.SOOOOOooooo...5 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
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
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
I WROTE MY FIRST REALLY STUPID YAOI FANFICTION :3Once upon a time, Rei was fabulously singing opera in the shower whilst everyone admired his beautiful voice.I WROTE MY FIRST REALLY STUPID YAOI FANFICTION :32 years ago in Personal More Like This
But then, Nagisa flushed the toilet and the water in Rei's shower became really freaking hot.
So then Rei started dancing the Cha-Cha and sang
"Ole ole, ole ole, ole ole,ole ole, me mind on fire, me soul on fire, feeling HOT, HOT, HOT!"
All of a sudden, Rei was in a sombrero and a mariachi band outfit.
And he grew a sexy mustache.
And Nagisa popped in out of nowhere and he said
"REI, YOU GREW A MUSTACHE!"
And then Rei FABULOUSLY twirled out of the shower and said, "ARRRRRIBA!"
And he shot double rainbows from his hands.
"DOUBLE REINBOW ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE SKY!"
So run Rei and Nagisa hopped on the double rainbows and slid right into the Iwatobi pool.
Nagisa pulled out a rainbow bubble bath and poured it into the water.
Rei was rocking the maracas and they both sang
"So we go rum bum bum bum, I shake my penguin bum bum bum, feeling HOT, HOT, HOT!"
And then Haruka be
Where I go, I just don't knoowwwwI might end up somewhere in Mexiccoooooo~Where I go, I just don't knoowwww3 years ago in Personal More Like This
OMG. This journal is so long over due D": LOL When was my last journal update? Summer? Jeez! I am terrible at this.
So hello everyone!
To my new watchers, I must warn you, I'm kind of a dork who post shit tons of ridiculous doodles in all my journals that document happennings in my life. :"D pleasestillwatchmeafter ha ha uh ..and feel free to comment since I reply to all my journal comments because
I have no lifelike reading about silly things that happen to you.
I am sick and my co-workers are assholes LOLOL Well they've never seen my lion hair .___.
THIS WAS BASICALLY MY EXPERIENCE AT ROGERS YESTERDAY. LOL Everyone is so angry in line...it was kind of funny. :"D For those who don't live in Canada, Rogers is the biggest wireless service, so anything to do with phones, tv, internet, etc. Not to say they're not ripping us all off, which they totally are ha ha But I don't take it out on the employees. If you work t
Mulan & PotC Photoshoot + Clinique PaintingDisney Cosplay Shoot!Mulan & PotC Photoshoot + Clinique Painting3 years ago in Personal More Like This
These pictures were from June last year I'M SORRYYYYY
First time we wore our our Disney cosplays was for Toycon 2011:
The weekend after, a few of us got together to do a studio shoot because we were just excited, and I wanted to finally try out a pseudo movie poster photo treatment for cosplay photos. It was definitely a challenge. But it made me really happy to show my friends how the final images turned out.
Test shot on Miguel merkymerx before he wore his Jack wig
Erving taking a REFLECTION SELF-PORTRAIT FACEBOOK DISPLAY PIC stlye photo halfway through putting on his Shan Yu costume
This is what the setup was for merkymerx Miguel's Captain Jack portrait. I edited the rope in. He was actually holding this stick held up by Dom Weakman. I made sure his pose was right, and that all the details were arranged and lit up properly while Erving adjusted the light settings a
THREADS Artbook KS! (update: Digital Sketch)conveniently put my current status on top of the journal lol..THREADS Artbook KS! (update: Digital Sketch)8 months 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!
Custom Order Update + Review: A&R Cosplay LensCustom Orders OpenCustom Order Update + Review: A&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
The Meaning of Hetalia-My Insights to the FandomI would like to share this with all of the Hetalia fans. I hope that you'll be able to see the meaning I'm trying to spread here.The Meaning of Hetalia-My Insights to the Fandom3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I feel that Hetalia is such a wonderful thing that happened to the world of Japanese webcomics and anime alike. The reason why this fandom became the longest for me is because of the way Himaruya Hidekaz had dedicated so much of his time to research random (but interesting) facts about the world like no other. We all admit that we once dreaded the big fat history book before Hetalia came into our lives.
Then it's as if, by pure magic that history became something major just because of this little phenomenon.
The Hetalia fandom has grown large due to its influence throughout the world. Because we all share this mutual interest of this, I feel that the fanbase has already done creative things to express their love of Hetalia as well. That's why I appreciate those who come up with such stunning artwork of the canon characters, write beautiful fanfiction with or
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEAN!!!:iconwhatisiterenplz:Hello Jean-lovers!HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEAN!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It is a pleasure for me to announce that today is Jean's Birthday!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. AWESOME!! We love you very much!!
By the way, do you have any tips,ideas or advises on how we can make this group grow and become better? I will really appreciate your support.
I decided to feature these awesome deviations related to his birthday! If I missed any, please let me know ^^ This featuring will be updated till the midnight.