ANBIME ST LOUIS!This weekend was Shutocon and next weekend is ANIME ST. LOUIS!ANBIME ST LOUIS!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm SUPER Excited to be going as one of the guests for this convention!
I'll be hosting a few panels and will be serving as the MC for the Masqerade! I"M SUPER NERVOUS BUT EXCITED!!! EEP!
IF YOU GUYS ARE GOING COME PLAY WITH ME PLEASE ! I'm new to the area, and I'm bringing :iconCatalystSirene: with me! These are the panels I'm hosting, and if you are going to ASTL, PLEASE
Networking For Costumers: 8 PM in the Marquette Room
This panel is all about setting up all those social media sites for costumers- and learning the ins and outs of trying to meet friends in the community!
The Essentials of a Costume: 1 PM in LaSalle Room
This panel is the one I'm really looking forward too. If you aren't the greatest sewer I would really recommend you come to this panel! It's all about simplifying costumes and trying to figure out the easiest way to make your costume come to life. We will be talking a lot ab
Cosblog and MORE!Pax East!Cosblog and MORE!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We attended PAX East 2013 last weekend! We debuted our newest costumes from Dishonored, and had an all around blast.
You can read all about our experience on our new Cosblog!
Which is the next news! We have added a Cosblog to our Website! It will be our new place for posting about convention experiences, tutorials, and W.I.P!
That way we aren't cluttering our Tumblr, Facebook, or here at our DA.
Our prints are still on sale! But get them now, because we will be closing our Print shop on April 15th!! due to us being apart.
Also, if you aren't following us on Tumblr you should be! We'll be doing a giveaway of some prints, some Dishonored Bone Charms, and more swag soon!
Zelda Movie 'Sizzle' TrailerHey Guys! Long time no update. I've got some news to share for those of you who don't follow me or The Zelda Project on Facebook! We're going to be launching a Kickstarter campaign soon for our live action battle sequence! We've shot some amazing footage!! Our core team is extremely strong and talented and we're looking to expand! That being said, we are looking for some seasoned and enthusiastic VFX artists to lend a hand in helping us complete post production for our Kickstarter "sizzle" trailer and meet anyone interested in working on our project once we're funded.Zelda Movie 'Sizzle' Trailer10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Please contact us by emailing email@example.com, and one of our producers, or VFX supervisor will contact you back!
The Zelda Project
Marceline the Vampire Queen FAQSince I get asked the same questions about this costume a lot, I figured I'd write up an FAQ for interested parties:Marceline the Vampire Queen FAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Q: Where did you get your wig?
A: My Finn made it for me. It was made out of two long wigs-- one 48 inch, one 60 inch. They were purchased on Ebay. I don't know the seller, sorry!
Q: How did you do the makeup?
A: It is Ben Nye Character Series cream makeup in Ghoul Grey (CB-8). It was applied using latex makeup sponges and sealed with Ben Nye Neutral Set Colorless Powder and hairspray. I do not recommend using hairspray unless you have someone helping you apply the makeup.
You can buy it here: http://www.frendsbeautysupplyonline.com/bennyecharacterbasecb-8ghoulgrey.aspx for only $3.40!
Q: How much makeup did you use?
A: Evicted! : Medium Coverage (face, neck, chest, shoulders, arms, hands)
Henchmen: Medium Coverage (face, neck, chest, shoulders, arms, hands)
It Came From the Nightosphere**: Minimum Coverage (face, neck, hands)
Heat Signature: Medium
September Update: Dragon*Con Wrap-Up + MidoriConHowdy y'all! I am so exhausted from Dragon*Con it ain't even funny!September Update: Dragon*Con Wrap-Up + MidoriCon6 months ago in Personal More Like This
❀ DRAGON*CON WRAP-UP ❀
I think the best word I can use to describe this convention is "overwhelming." It was an amazing weekend, but boy, it really wore me out, both physically and mentally. Between claustrophobia and social fatigue I didn't do too well with the crowds and had to retreat back to the quiet of our hotel room a few times throughout each day just to recharge.
But in spite of that it was a lot of fun! I absolutely loved the atmosphere and the congoers themselves - it's definitely an older, more mature, and honestly nicer attitude than what you see at most anime cons nowadays. So I really enjoyed how everyone was so friendly and I really felt like part of the Dragon*Con family, even though it was my first time going!
Plus, the level of craftsmanship and creativity was beyond amazing. I'm seriously motivated to step it up from here on out! (Let's just say... there's talk of
ALL Members, (READ. THIS. NOW.) I have told you once,i have told you twice,but again,refused. . . .?!ALL Members, (READ. THIS. NOW.)6 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's very heart breaking how people are leaving this group cause they cant submit their art? I have told you that the group is on hold and will be opened back until a week or so, Think about us mods for a second(And other patient members!)!,jeez!,We have to get ready for school, We want to submit art too! We want to join too! it seems i have to write out it ALL again so people can get this noted out.
The group will be held down for a couple of weeks or so while us mods are organizing the folders and setting this place up for you guys to get comfortable and slam your beautifully - drawn masterpeices into this group's devation folders! (Join requests are on hold,art is on hold!)
If you refuse to read,we refuse to answer.
please think about us too,it's only 22 mods fixing 6,223 + watchers mistakes!
I promise to open it again once everyone is calm and h
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
FREE HEAD SKETCH REQUEST LIVESTREAMWould you like to get yourself a FREE head sketch? Then hop onto my livestream channel ! http://www.twitch.tv/noire_ighaan http://www.twitch.tv/noire_ighaan http://www.twitch.tv/noire_ighaan http://www.twitch.tv/noire_ighaan http://www.twitch.tv/noire_ighaan http://www.twitch.tv/noire_ighaan http://www.twitch.tv/noire_ighaan http://www.twitch.tv/noire_ighaan http://www.twitch.tv/noire_ighaan http://www.twitch.tv/noire_ighaan http://www.twitch.tv/noire_ighaan http://www.twitch.tv/noire_ighaan http://www.twitch.tv/noire_ighaan http://www.twitch.tv/noire_ighaanFREE HEAD SKETCH REQUEST LIVESTREAM6 months ago in Personal More Like This
It will start at 9 pm UTC+1 (Polish time)
All you need to do is to follow my stream and wait for the raffle to start! I don't have many people watching my stream so the chance to get one is very high
Everything will be drawn live and you will see how I do it IRL
So grab your OCs, FCs or other characters! (It has to be a human, I suck at drawing athro characters. Animal ears are acceptable though)
See you on the stream~!
Cry Fan Art ProjectHello.Cry Fan Art Project1 year ago in Personal More Like This
12341smiley is doing a project to help cheer Cry up and asked our group to announce this, so here it is.
To "show appreciation and love for him and everything he has done for our community, I had an idea. I am trying to get people to submit as many fan arts as possible so that I may make a huge collaboration of the arts for Cry in a video. People can submit art here http://marstar1234.tumblr.com/ at my Tumblr, in the submission box labeled "Cry Fan Art Project"." "The more fan arts that this project gets, the better. It would be a big help to the project and will hopefully help to repay Cry for everything he's done for us and help cheer him up and show him our support."
Deadline: New Year
Limits: None, send as much as you want!
Don't have Tumblr? Well goukanembryo is volunteering to help with this issue. Send your artwork to goukanembryo and he will do the rest and credit your dA name.
What do you say?
Also, if you a
WHAT TIME IS IT? AAAADVENTURE TIME COSPLAY ...TIMEAdventure Time cosplay at Fantasy Quest 2WHAT TIME IS IT? AAAADVENTURE TIME COSPLAY ...TIME2 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
FAHRSo Cosplay Idol is back. I don't know if you guys have cast a vote yet, but I would like to draw your attention that one of my favourite Loki cosplayers has entered.FAHR3 months ago in Personal More Like This
She truly is fantastic at what she does. Have a quick look and decide for yourselves.
She's definitely won my vote
Release date announced for The Search - Part 1Via online, we learn the official release date for "The Search - Part 1", and that is March 20, 2013.Release date announced for The Search - Part 11 year ago in Personal More Like This
The news comes from crunchyroll, and along with the release date we've also gotten a short summary:
"For years, fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra have burned with one question -- what happened to Fire Lord Zuko's mother? Finding a clue at last, Zuko enlists the aid of Team Avatar -- and the most unlikely ally of all -- to help uncover the biggest secret of his life."
So there you have it, folks. In just about five months, we'll start to see the story of what happened to Zuko's mom! No pre-order info yet, but we'll let you know as soon as it becomes available.
Acen 2013It feels so werid to go to a anime convention after 7 months! O___OAcen 201311 months ago in Personal More Like This
When: May 17-19, 2013
Where: Hyatt Regency O'Hare. 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois, USA 60018 (Tel: +1 847 696 1234)
Here is my cosplay List for Acen 2013
Jack Frost; Rise of the Guardians
Mavis; Hotel Transylvania
Crona; Soul Eater (I don't have the full cosplay cause I wanted to make my own Punk Verison but I have the wig)
Onceler; The Lorax (Hell YAY!!)
Whatever I'm in the mood lol
(Most likey Jack cause it's the most cozy lol)
Other Anime conventions I'll be atte
Leaving DA...?Leaving DA...?8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sylar and I have been considering shutting down our Tumblr and/or our Deviantart and managing our cosplay updates on our Facebook Page Only.
We haven't decided completely yet, since we have way more followers on Tumblr and DA — but the change would make our lives easier. So just in case, I recommend liking our FB page so when our accounts go down you know where to find us!
Thank you for the birthday wishes!I woke up one morning and then decided to check my DA. I was pleasantly surprised to see that my inbox was full of warm birthday wishes! There were so many of them, but I did read all of them. It would take forever to reply to all of them so that's what I'm doing here:Thank you for the birthday wishes!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you all for the lovely birthday wishes!
Store! Now Open for a Limited Time!To Celebrate the Opening of my new websiteStore! Now Open for a Limited Time!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I am opening an exclusive print store for one week only!
It will close next Saturday!
Free Shipping on all prints!
All prints also include a thank you sketch!!
When the store closes, it will be closed for an indefinite amount of time!
If I do ever reopen the store, the print line up will be completely different!
Most of these prints are never before seen edits, and will not be available for viewing at any other place!
All items will be shipped at the end of the sale!
Thanks again, You guys rock!
Also: How are you?
I'm still in California. I miss my dogs.
character contest completeno more entries after i type this. XD it is now 17:26. thursday. 2013-01-10character contest complete1 year ago in Personal More Like This
this is a contest for a character for the "Anima: Gate of Memories" video game.
I will be very clear, there will be NO PAYMENT for any winners here. You enter if you want to do this, and we are in no way trying to scam anyone of doing free work.
What the winner will get out of this contest:
1. the winner's character will be 3D modeled, and put into the game as a character inside the game and story. We will work to incorporate this character into the story, without him or her just standing around for nothing.
2. the winner's full name will be in the credits.
3. This character will be copyrighted primarily to this game, you are allowed to use the artwork for your portfolio, but may be a bit complicated if you want to sell him/her off to a new client. Details of copyright can be discussed with the winner.
What we are looking for:
1. human character in any age or body type, he/she should look like a fa
Daily Deviation and Wig Video Tutorials on Arda!WHoo~! Journey Journal skin! I'm working on a Journey Cosplay for Ikkicon; it's been something I've wanted to do since I played the game when it came out. If you haven't played Journey, then you should download it to the PS3, buy the collector's edition in stores, or go to a friend's house that has a PS3 and buy/play it. It only takes a couple hours to play through, and it's a unique experience that gives you all the feelz.Daily Deviation and Wig Video Tutorials on Arda!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Onto business, one of my jobs at Arda-wigs is to provide helpful wig styling tutorials. They're available for anyone to use, so check 'em out!
I'll be going over a lot of the easier basics first, but over time I'll get into more advanced stuff. My crazier wig tutorials are still available here in a folder on my profile, so use them to your heart's content. :3
Also, I noticed I got a DD today on Yusei! And it was one of my fav. pictures too! Thanks so much for the support! <333
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How difficult it always is, to get stones for a costume in the right color, size and shape.
That's why I uploaded this tutorial today: How to make gems.
How to work step by step:
What materials do you need:
- resin and hardener
- tinting paint
- cups and spoons/ chopsticks to stir
- maybe a scale
- silicone mold for/ of stones (I bought it on etsy)
- aluminium foil
How to cosplay topless charactersHow to cosplay topless characters4 months 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
Ocean and Ichi's Closet officially open!After I think a month or so of set-up... I finally have 'Ocean & Ichi's Closet' running! x'DOcean and Ichi's Closet officially open!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Ichi (my boyfriend) as us have been living together for three years now~ we've more or less discovered where we want to take our lives, and the things we need to sacrifice to do so u_u We need money and need to get rid of a lot of our stuff to make our moving process easier (whenever it is we are moving, hopefully within the next few years).
Anyway, I have a lot of my clothes up! Lots of fairy-kei, decora, wigs & accessories~
I also have lots of anime stuff, such as figures/posts/calenders/books/magazines!
I collected a lot of stuff the past 5 years... you could even call me a slight hoarder. > u >
But finally I am prioritizing my life, and I want all my old things to find happy new homes!! I hope that you will take a look at my stuff~
If there is something you really want and cannot pay by Paypal/credit card, I also accept cash through mail and check t
OC MEMERULES::OC MEME8 months ago in Personal More Like This
1) Pick 6 characters in any order
2) Don't change the questions
3) Please don't look at the questions while picking characters, it's more fun if you don't!
4) Tag 2-5 people to do the meme (if you want)
5) Have fun!
PICK SIX CHARACTERS::
1.  is deeply missing someone. Who is it and why are they so important?
Toki: My brother, Kenzy, he's off I know not where.
2. Who could make  do anything for them if they asked? (Does not have to be your OC)
Wolfclaw: Hmm . . . Maybe Blaze . . . but only if he asks NICELY.
3. Would  have the guts to kill ? Explain your answer.
Kenzy: HECK NO!!! Blaze is my BRO!
4. A science experiment goes terribly wrong and  gets 24 hours approximately left to live. What will  do?
5. 's birthday had come up and  gave  a gift.
June Update: Sale + Upcoming ConsHi everyone! May is drawing to a close (how is time flying so fast?!), but fortunately there's still plenty of summer left! Here's just a quick update on what's going on with me right now, and what I have planned for next month!June Update: Sale + Upcoming Cons9 months ago in Personal More Like This
❀ THE NAME GAME ❀
You may have noticed that I changed my username, both here and on several other sites! I spent six years going by "CatalystSirene", but as time has gone on, I've found it to be a very difficult name to work with, as the first part can be tricky to spell and pronounce for a lot of people. My YouTube name has always been "MangoSirene", and since it isn't possible to change YouTube names, I figured I'd make the switch to "Mango" everywhere else!
Hooray for consistency! (Consistency makes me so happy. You guys don't even know how happy I am that everything matches now. /relieved sigh)
❀ SUMMER SALE ❀
If you missed my poll about it, no worries! There are still two days left of my summer cospla
Summary of 2013Summary of 2013 for Me:Summary of 20132 months ago in Personal More Like This
-I have worked on and helped release two huge trailers for a planned anime series, together with Studio Kontrabida and Alter Ego Productions.
-And with a little team to work on it, it took an entire year to make a handful of minutes worth of footage.
-I have released Lie music video with Circus-P/VocaCircus.
-That was meant to be released a year ago.
-I have released a sneak-peak trailer of Missing Halloween with the help of sasokity
-And didn't make it in Halloween.
-We have left our old 2-storey apartment to live in a new, better apartment.
-But it's as small as a room.
-I have built my desktop computer with i7 3rd gen + Geforce GTX 770 + 32 GB RAM.
-And months later, i7 4th gen was released.
-And it's also slow.
-But not as s