Devious Journal EntryFIRST OFF, I want to tell you guys something, because it is super important for you to understand this.Devious Journal Entry1 year ago in Personal More Like This
When you guys come up to us at conventions and start shaking or crying and explaining, "how much we've done for you" with our weird videos and weird selves, don't you everrr feel like you are wasting our time and you should never ever feel the need to apologize to us for telling us your very personal stories or for crying, or anything! You are never wasting our time, and when you take a moment to talk to us about such personal things that happened in your life, we are honored & it reminds us that we do these silly things not for our own amusement, but for you as well. I say it all the time but you guys keep us going, and I mean it. When you tell us these things, I can't help but want to just take you over to a less crowded area and hug you and cry with you. I'm telling you all of this because I want you all to know that expressing yourself
PHOTOSHOOTS 2013I took about 120 cosplay photoshoots in the 2013th year.PHOTOSHOOTS 20138 months ago in Personal More Like This
I visited many countries: China, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Polish and also nearby Russia and Belorus.I met many cosplayers and hope we will be good friends.
And I want to thank all of you, who supported me and who helped me to evolve during that tough year.
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Last year I visited a craft fair and discovered in the paper decoration / paper crafting a super great new material.
Maybe some of you know it.
But here in german Cosplay scene, and perhaps also for many other countries it's really a novelty.
It can be used for paper decoration, for gemstones, paint and much more.
In this tutorial I made a kind of decoration for costumes versions/ setting f
Cosplay Tutorial: Molding and casting your piecesThis tutorial is based on how to use Smooth-on's Oomoo- and Smooth-cast series materials for cosplay purposes. There is little special too about using fiberglass instead of smooth-cast. Hope you enjoy!Cosplay Tutorial: Molding and casting your pieces2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok. Lets get started!
"I need five identically same looking parts like in that center of the picture for my cosplay but making them one by one would take LOTS of time. What to do?"
If you have the right materials then the answer is simple: "Make one sharp prototype of that piece then mold it and cast it."
Here are the materials you need:
- Modelling paste for making the prototype (or what ever material you like. It won't affect to the final product)
- Smooth-On's Oomoo 25 or 30 for making the mold (mold max 20-40 works too but it' need more skill to use. So i recommend Oomoo)
- Smooth-On's Smoothcast series for casting (i recommend smooth-cast 320 because it is easy to paint with spray paint)
(Smooth-On got lot of resellers in few countries. Here in Finland is Silcom.fi who sells their p
News on Gerard and Ray + and MikeyEdit: There's some news on Mikey after all: according to this article, he's performing backing vocals on one of Gerard's songs. Wow, a duet (kind of) with the Way brothers. Am I dreaming?News on Gerard and Ray + and Mikey6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Gerard won two Kerrang awards: Hero and (I've heard) Best Twitter. He also did an interview with BBC radio. You can listen to a clip here about the break-up and his upcoming music, and download the whole interview at the link provided. He also posted some selfies, including this gem:
There's also a new interview with Ray at
Cherry Blossom Festival and Sakura Con!Hey guys! It's con season again and I'll be at the Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco's Japantown this weekend (April 12-13th), and at Sakura Con in Seattle Washington the weekend after (April 18-20th). As usual, I'll be there with all of my prints, books, buttons, and cards!Cherry Blossom Festival and Sakura Con!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
My table location for the Cherry Blossom Festival is on the lower floor of the Japan Center, right outside the Kinokuniya book store entrance. For Sakura Con, I'll be in the Artist Alley at table 411. I was actually unable to get a table in time for this con, but a kind artist, mind-crash offered to share his with me We both look forward to meeting everyone and making new friends so come by and say hi!
See you at SF Cherry Blossom Festival!It was great meeting everyone in San Francisco last time! I'll be there again this weekend from April 20th to 21st in lower floor of the Japan Town mall right next to the Kinokuniya book store (just like last time). The hours will be from 9:30AM to 7PM on both days. I'll be selling prints and books as usual Come by and hang out!See you at SF Cherry Blossom Festival!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I can't wait to see all the beautiful yukata!
In completely unrelated news, I went to the bank yesterday to get a new debit card, and before I knew it, the bank teller was showing me a complete list of people who shared my name so I could pick out which one is me. The list showed all of their address and social security number.
WTF, bank?! If I were a criminal, I could have memorized some poor victim's info and gotten a new debit card to their account instead and stolen all of their money. I will never feel safe again ._.
Tutorial Showcase #15DeviantART is a great place to find not only art but also some awesome tutorials. It doesn't matter if you are interested in photo manipulation or writing, usually there is a tutorial for that. But at the same time there are so many great tutorials outside of deviantART and most deviantART users might never find them unless someone shows these tutorials to them. So I'm happy to introduce you a new journal series called "Tutorial Showcase" which features some awesome tutorials outside of deviantART. System is pretty simple. Every showcase journal showcases five tutorials from a specific category and this category changes with every new journal. There's no special placement, all of them are equal. So here we go!Tutorial Showcase #151 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Theme for this time is:
Origami Cards From Tissue Boxes
Sometimes you just want to create something yourself and what would be easier than to create something from materials you already have. This sim
Ahri Cosplay - Tails TutorialHi again loves!Ahri Cosplay - Tails Tutorial1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
So sorry it's taken me so long to post on here for the next section on the Ahri cosplay. I have already done a tutorial on her sleeves, skirt and her top. I started her tails first and finished them last because well, they were rather frustrating, and I am in the process of reworking them. Once I completely finish my rework on her tails, I will post another how to!
As always, the pictures will be numbered ;3
What you will need:
*At the very minimum you will need 2 yards of white fake fur. I am lucky enough to have an enormous fabric place called Fabric Depot which has it's own section for fake furs! I got one that was long, straight, soft and beautiful! Fake fur can be pretty spendy, I got mine for 29.99 a yard (1)
*Firm Foam (I cut mine appropriately) (2)
*Stuffed animal stuffing
*Industrial Strength Velcro
*Some fabric or a small belt.
*Some hot glue and a hot glue gun
*Some (preferably) white velcro
First you will decide how large you want your t
Art Theme Contest WinnersWe challenged you to create the perfect wall of art, and you responded with some absolutely amazing entries! The judges have selected the 5 winners from the thousands of entries. Check out the winners below.Art Theme Contest Winners1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Pyres Of Atonementby
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
31 MCR-Related Journal Entries31 MCR-Related Journal Entries2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Summer is coming up, and now that you'll (hopefully) have some time to yourself, it's a great time to polish your writing skills. A good way to start is keeping a journal. Here are 31 MCR-related journal entries, one for each day of the month. Instead of the usual "fave song, fave member" prompts, I tried to make them a little interesting. If you actually do this, feel free to post them on DeviantART, Tumblr, etc. (If you want to print this, you can copy and paste it into a Word document and print it from there.)
1. Wow, some interviewers ask awful questions. It's your turn to ask what you really want to know. Imagine that you're interviewing one (or more) of the guys. What do you ask him? How do you think he'd respond?
2. Well, you've done it-- you've discovered the answer to one of the biggest mysteries about the band. What mystery did you solve, and what's the long-awaited answer?
3. An insider gives you one of t
Transgender~Photos and Cosplays~I know you've always wanted to be a boy, and you feel like this, and feel it yourself, you know I'm going to support, and I will be with you, I know you're going to spend a few difficult months, with this test, taking hormones and exercising, to assimilate better, and especially the operation, know that you are able, I trust you. We asked people to name would be better ... and won Nicolas <3 Nico> / /Transgender~Photos and Cosplays~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Jin Attempts To Explain Cosplay Photography As requested by many of you, I've submitted this guide as a dA news article. Here is the link. I'm happy this proved to be useful for a lot of you guys! It's the least I can do to give a little something back for your appreciation of our work. Thank you!Jin Attempts To Explain Cosplay Photography7 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, let me warn you that by the end of this journal entry, you may find yourself sick of my face. (If you aren't already.) I'll be using mostly myself as an example for the things I'm going to discuss, because I'm the only person I can poke fun at without restrictions.
I get asked a lot of questions about these cosplay photos that most of you have come to know me for. Sometimes it's about the techniques we use, requests for tips and advice for other people who want to do something similar. Other times, the comments come from people who aren't familiar with cosplay, but are curious about it and are interested to know more. So I thought of making this li
Tux Team Guide to Posing and Convention EtiquetteMan, I miss the feeling of being able to roll around in bed and sleep for as long as I want. Nowadays, my friends and I haven't been able to experience that even on weekends.Tux Team Guide to Posing and Convention Etiquette6 years ago in Personal More Like This
As of now, my brain is too fried to write up a proper journal entry about our volcano GARventure, and one of my usual event reports (as you can see on the right side of my journal) about Cosplay Mania, but I'd like to take this chance to share a part of our lecture of sorts at the Cosmania cosplay workshop last Sunday.
China snowpeachdrop, Kat moonlightflight, El rosiael and I were invited to talk about general cosplay planning, like fabric selection, wig styling, cosplay makeup and photography. My friends might post the other parts, but for now here is our silly guide about posing for cosplay photos, and convention etiquette. The actual presentation was actually longer, and with lots more examples, but here is a condensed rundown of what we talked about, fo
Report Otaku Festival 2012 BucharestHello Friends~Report Otaku Festival 2012 Bucharest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
so here my lil report about the OTAKU FESTIVAL 2012 in Bucharest (Romania) www.otakufestival.com
with some silly pictures and my random comments with a lot of IRONY ;D LOL
Thusday, 24th May:
I arrived at the Airport in the afternoon and the organization team picked me up from there . The hotel room was directly next to the con. It was still some time till Elffi's plane would arrive, so Christian (organization team member) and I took a walk in a nearby park. I got so distracted by wild DOGS, BIRDS and CATS everywhere *-*! I could pet a cute wild kitty <3 awww~~
The we went to the airport to pick up Elffi. We were standing there pretty long and I got bored and annoyed XD;....so the first thing I did after he came out of the baggage claim room, was kicking his leg and asking why the hell that took so long ;O;~~~
We haven't seen each other since WCS, so that really heartwarming kick was the nicest greeting I could get in mind *LOL*.
Friday, 25th May:
HetaOni, HetaQuest, RomaHeta and Others (update)In these days I'm re-watching these 3 Hetalia game series on YouTube...HetaOni, HetaQuest, RomaHeta and Others (update)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I dunno why, but I feel to give them a short review right now (and also a vote :3)
Well, first of all, HetaOni:
This is the best Hetalia game I watched on YouTube (and also played...XD), And the first too.
I really enjoied it, even if the author didn't continue it....(I'm still waiting the 17 2/2 part)
If someone doesn't know HetaOni It has only to go to see the videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=509lzLd7t2Q&featurelcp (Original) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1FsJDQjDNk (english Remake that can also be downloaded and played)
(I won't make spoilers for who doesn't watch it yet )
'Bout the story
The background story is amazing and yet so complicated... Even if the game starts in a really simple way...
"All the Nation who Entered the Mansion have to escape from there."
The story never bores you, at least this is what I think, and in so
Digitally Delicious: September 11thDigitally Delicious: September 11thDigitally Delicious: September 11th1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Cursed by johnsonting
The High Chancellor of T'hara
~Shi~ by zeldacw
A Killjoy Christmas PoemA Killjoy Christmas Poem1 year ago in Personal More Like This
‘Twas the night before Christmas, and in the first Zone,
A little red Killjoy was headed for home.
His sled was a Trans Am with sand-crusted tires,
And a sleek gleaming hood with a spindly spider.
The windows were down, and the radio blared,
And a chill winter wind whipped the frost through his hair.
The Trans slightly swerved on the ice-covered road,
Leaving slushy brown tracks in the powdery snow.
In the trunk of the car sat a small leather bag,
Covered in stitches, old patches, and tags.
Heavy lumps shifted beneath the worn leather,
Clanking and chilling in the icy cold weather.
Inside the dark kitchen, with a rusty steel grill,
Kobra curled up on a mattress to ward off the chill.
With a glowing orange heater that hummed on the floor,
And a heavy blue blanket that warmed him to the core.
Ghoul was sprawled out in the cramped storage room,
Squeezed in with the buckets, the towels, and brooms.
His mouth hung wide open, and he let out a snore,
FAQ . Section. ( will update mostly everyday)Here's a List of FAQFAQ . Section. ( will update mostly everyday)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you have any suggested questions post below and I'll try to add those that is most requested : )
Basic Digital Painting Questions
Q: What tools do you use
A: I use Photoshop CS 6, and I work on a cintiq 21 UX
Q: What do you recommend for someone who wants to get into digital art?
A: For programs that I've used and would recommend are 1. paint tool sai, it's a very user friendly and it's very affordable! you can also try using Photoshop CS (any version) they are both great software to start with.
Q: can you recommend a tablet?
A: yes, if it's for fun, I think any wacom bamboo tablets will do the trick, if you want to be more serious with this, then I would go with any of the wacom intuos tablets : )
Q: How do you make the skin so soft?
A:it's not really a secret but I use the airbrush in PS CS 6 a lot to blend,
Q: what brushes do you use?
A: My latest brushes can be
Katsucon and Kuribohs (Now on Etsy!)Edit: Kuri-plushies are now for sale on Etsy! Only 8 available, and they go fast. http://www.etsy.com/shop/MalindachanKatsucon and Kuribohs (Now on Etsy!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are 2 normal Kuribohs, 2 normal Kuribohs with squeakers, 2 Winged Kuribohs, and then 2 Winged Kuribohs with squeakers. Normal Kuribohs are $25/$27 and Winged Kuribohs are $30/32 (the ones with the squeakers are an extra $2). Shipping/etc is $5 for buyers in the USA and $10 for buyers overseas. Once these 8 Kuribohs are sold, I probably won't have any more for sale until possibly Fanime. It really depends on what I'm in the mood to work on and what I have time for.
Kyle and I won't be at Naka-kon next month because we're going to Katsucon!
-Friday morning/early afternoon - Cloud Strife (FFVII: Crisis Core)
-Friday afternoon/evening - WRGP Yusei (YGO 5D's)
-Saturday Morning/afternoon - Skyloft Link (Zelda: Skyward Sword)
-Saturday evening - undecided (Maybe Rarity?)
-Sunday we'll just be in street clothes since we'll be packing up
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
Clarifying an Issue with Stock ResourcesThere appears to be a fair amount of misunderstanding on the subject of stock resources so what I would like to do today is attempt to clarify several issues which are of importance to the artists who generously provide stock resources to the public for use and hopefully dispel the confusion and misinformation which is beginning to circulate.Clarifying an Issue with Stock Resources1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The first issue at hand is in regards to your personal stock terms
Your Personal Stock Terms
Officially deviantART maintains only one "automatic" restriction and that is "No Commercial Use" and that particular restriction can easily be overridden by the actual stock provider.
We only ask a few things from you in return;
Raffle OPENSo uhm when I come back from vacation I really want to draw and improve ;v;Raffle OPEN1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So ermm raffle <3
So pretty much there will be 2 winners,
One will get a chibi ;v;
and another an icon ;v;
-Fav this journal
- Write a journal about this
- In the comment please post your journal ;;
- Put a link to your reference
- I will give you a number ;;
-Must watch me ;v;
Ends August 15 ;v;