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After my dear friend :iconaigue-marine: (and a lot of other people before) asked me, how I make my appliques, I thought: hey, you work at a costume with this appliques again. I can make a tutorial!
And here you see step by step how I make on a easy way all my appliques.
What do you need:
- paper, pencil and scissors (maybe a rubber)
- fabric and thread
- Interfacing /Interfacing doubl
Dig what you want, little man.Made a pilgrimage to my local walmart today to scope out the new pony section they have up. Snagged some napkins and drinking cups, then headed to the pony aisle. I kinda waited back, because there was a family checking out the pony toys as well. There was a mother, a son, and a daughter. The daughter looked around 12-13, the son looked about 7-8. She was holding on to a Rarity plushie while her little brother asked her to grab a Fluttershy for him on the shelf. The daughter basically said "You can't have her, it's a show for girls! You're not a little girl!" The mother basically flashed a glance at her and said "Now come on ____". The little guy looked close to tears as his sis teased him semi-playfully....Dig what you want, little man.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
so I killed off my shyness and walked over to the section nonchalantly. "Oh wow, the new Fluttershy's came in!" and grabbed one off the shelf. *turning to the sister* "She's my favorite, you know she did save Ponyville from a dragon right? That's pretty awesome!" *daughter looks sh
METROCON 2013We are now able to confirm who from Parlé is coming to Metrocon 2013!METROCON 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
This year, it'll be Jenn, Kelly, Charlotte, Amala, Dani, Conor, Becki, Laura (of the Bruce Banner variety), Sammi and Reiss!
Pre-reg for the con is now open, and a lot of the events have been announced! We look forward to seeing some of you there
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 Etiquette7 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
Did I tell you...about our new CMV in VändettA? Well here you go.Did I tell you2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Feb UpdateHello all! I've been really terrible in keeping my dA updated, so my apologies for that! I'm more active on Tumblr, and there are regular updates being posted to the Parlé Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OfficialParleProductionsFeb Update2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But yes! 2014! Let's see what we're up to....
Date: 1-2nd March
Event: Larp Awareness Party, Leicester UK
I will be at this event to help promote a LARP system starting this year called The Vale, at which Jenn and I will be playing NPC characters. This system is for players aged 18 and over. If you are interested, come and see me at the Larp Awareness Party, or visit the website for the game: http://majesticoaklrp.co.uk/vale/
Date: 27-30th March
Event: Sci-Fi Weekender, North Wales UK
Description: Myself, Jenn, and a bunch of other friendlings will be going to SFW as our first "proper" outing for our Dwarves! This is the event we're aiming to
Cosblog and MORE!Pax East!Cosblog and MORE!3 years 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!
Earth is overrated. Let's all move to Uranus.Pros of Uranus:Earth is overrated. Let's all move to Uranus.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- It's three times larger than earth
Cons of Uranus:
- It's a gas planet
- It's very hard to reach
do u even see wat i did here lol
Video Plans for 2012Hey guys!Video Plans for 20124 years ago in Personal More Like This
Long time; no talk. How are you all doing?
Since this year is the year of the apocalypse you can expect more Left 4 Dead 2 videos. I'm definitely thinking about making some Keith and Ellis derp videos. The current winning idea is 'How to with Keith.'
Oh, yes. Chaos shall follow.
I'm ALMOST done with a second Blame it on the Cosplay video; THE REVENGE. Seriously, this is so so so so much better than the first one. I really can't wait. The only reason I haven't uploaded it yet is because the contacts for Lestat haven't arrived yet. Once his part is filmed then it shall be up for your pleasure!
You can definitely expect more Marauders. These guys will have plenty more episodes and silly shorts to come.
What else is worth mentioning?
We -might- be filming a final special Sora Show video. This is only a possible at the moment. So don't get your hopes up too much. It might happen. It might not, however it is being talked about.
I will get the Demyx Time 15 bloopers to you. I'm half
DA FAQWriting this because I was tired at scrolling for 50 miles to get past my Christmas journal, so I thought I might as well make this a useful journal entry I can use over and over and over and over and over and ovaries and over and overDA FAQ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Do you post anywhere besides DA?
Yes! I have sooo many other places! MangaMagazine Tumblr Tapastic, and my other DA account: Uroyamuka
You're not updating as frequent as you used to
I am very sorry, really guys, I am, but school has been kicking my ass lately and with my job, and volunteer hours, I barely have enough time to draw anymore. However, I'm not g
Personal LibraryQuite a few times I've been asked what books I like and could I suggest any good reads. Well, here is a journal with some of my top authors and books for you to consider.Personal Library4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will start by saying that my two favourite genres are historical and gothic horror. I do deleve into fantasy, but generally I will only read a fantasy novel if it's not set in modern times.
I also tend towards first person and will not read a book if the protagonist is female. So brace yourselves!
SALAMANDER by Thomas Wharton.
This is my favourite book and for many good reasons. It is set in an alternative Victorian era, and follows the life of a book maker called Nicolas as he travels around the world trying to make an infinite book. (A book with no end and no start).
The narrative is overly colourful and the author takes full advantage of the readers senses, especially that of smell and sight. The short narratives play like a cinematic reel in the mind.
Overall, it's a book about books which contains some very hea
The Return of the KeithGuess who's back??The Return of the Keith3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Next week I'm going to be doing another episode of 'Keith How Do.'
If you have any 'how dos' that you wanna see in the video then make sure you email your requests to:
I look forward to your mental mail! 8D
PARLE PRIDE!If you'd like to pimp out some Parle Pride or show support for the shows, well you can now get some pretty professional looking shirts, bags and badges!PARLE PRIDE!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
USA/CANADA STORE: http://parleproductionsusa.spreadshirt.com
We have stuff from the Marauders, Some Assembly Required, Demyx Time, Sora Show and Stuck in Savannah, as well as some awesome Parlé stuff.
Please do check it out! I've ordered myself a load of stuff! Ha ha!
HAPPY HALLOWEENHere, have Stuck in Savannah Episode 9 to celebrate!HAPPY HALLOWEEN3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Good News StoriesReading through the BBC yesterday and today, there's a lot of doom and gloom, despite being so close to Christmas, which is one of our most festive seasons!Good News Stories4 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, I went on a search for GOOD news to share with you all. Here are my favourites (edited to be shorter, but you can search their titles on Google for more info!)
Once homeless Miami man earns a Masters degree
After several arrests, drug addiction and being homeless, a Miami man has overcome the odds to graduate from FIU with a Master's degree in social work.
Out of thousands of graduates, only one -- 50-year-old Aaron Alvin Sr. -- got a standing ovation at Tuesday night's graduation ceremony.
"I wanted to make sure I was in a position to help people and so I went ahead and got my Master's," Alvin said. "I just continued to pursue something that was bigger and better and ended up here."
Alvin was arrested several times for drugs, grand theft auto, and domestic violence. He was also homeless for a time.
He said he never,
Crazy Colours Makeup ContestCrazy Colours Makeup Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Lit Cosmetics glitter in Go Golf (a super awesome green) with a glitter glue, a brush and a glitter remover. www.litcosmetics.com
4 of Makeup Geek's amazing pigments in Liquid Gold, Paparazzi, Prince Charming and New Year's Eve.
My choice winner: 2 pairs of top lashes, 1 bottom
Fan choice winner: 1 pair of top lashes, 1 bottom
Random sharer: 1 pair of top lashes
Create an original makeup design full of colour! This can be eyes, lips, nails, full face or even body! Submit your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org or through messages on one of my fan pages. Your work will be featured on my Facebook page and the winners will be featured on my cover photo. If you have a Facebook fanpage, be sure to send it to me so I can link your picture to it!
3 Winners will be chosen.
Viewers Choice. The look that ge
FUNDRAISING!Hey all!FUNDRAISING!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
For those who haven't seen our latest video on Youtube, or check the blog on our NEW WEBSITE (www.parleproductions.webs.com), we're doing a new fundraiser !
Jenn and I, together with several others from our group, will be attempting a "24+ Hours Of Gaming" fundraiser, starting 6th April 2012, in support of the charity SpecialEffect!
WHO ARE SPECIALEFFECT?
"SpecialEffect is a charity dedicated to helping ALL young people with disabilities to enjoy computer games. For these children, the majority of computer games are simply too quick or too difficult to play, and we can help them and their parents to find out which games they CAN play, and how to adapt those games that they can't."
To see an example of the work SpecialEffect do, watch this video, showing Ella and Chloe, able to enjoy games thanks to the help of the SpecialEffect team! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btHMqz-RpH8&featurelayer_embedded
WHAT ARE WE DOING TO HELP?
Starting on the 6th April 2012 Jenn and I, with the
Peeta's Bread Loaf- Hunger Games Parody MVI recorded a Hunger Games parody of "Boombox" as a surprise for my friends for the midnight showing of the movie last year. At the time I tried making a music video/lip dub for it but failed horribly because at the time we had no tripod and I had no one around to help me so whatareyougonnadoooo. Recently we got a new tripod (YAYYYY) so I decided to take another shot at it. The result it this:Peeta's Bread Loaf- Hunger Games Parody MV3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know, I know, I'm a bad singer. But I really like working with Garage Band to make parody songs, so it's something I want to keep trying my hand at. And hey! Maybe my voice will get better over time?? (LIES)
But who am I kidding I'm trying to improve on everything XD editing, acting, sewing, craft, theoretical physics... 4 years later and I'm still learning, forever learning! 8D
Anyway, hope you guys enjoy! We like to switch up our genre/style and series focus a lot so this is just something else that's
Anime Revolution Review + Avatar VideoAnime Revolution ended a few days ago and I'm still riding that con high! In my opinion it was a stellar con with a really clean and professional atmosphere/vibe. It was the con's first year, but to me it ran (and looked) like a much more experienced con. I've heard a lots of criticism of the con, but not from the people I ran into at the con itself. Everyone I came across seemed to be in really good spirits and had a positive opinion of the con. I know that there are some tensions are Vancouver cons at the moment, but in my opinion the more the better! I'm not going to side with one con or another, to me that'd be silly, I want all the cons to succeed cause if my hometown was con central than I'd never be bored!!! WHICH IS AWESOME!Anime Revolution Review + Avatar Video3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I want to send a huge thank you to all of the people who attended our panels. They were all either full-capacity or over-capacity (like the Wig Panel, sorry to the people who had to sit in the aisle or stand in the back!). My only real issue with how the co
Erik and Charleshttp://flamboyantwreck.tumblr.com/post/27976868834/for-kelly-3-charles-confesses-his-problem-toErik and Charles3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I recently drew a little comic based on a conversation between Kelly and her mum. (http://okellyjaneo.tumblr.com/post/27824810055/the-spider-incident)
Now, I'm desperate for something else to draw.
The convo that Kelly posted was about 10 lines long -so I'm after something of a similar length!
If you have any stupid anecdotes or ideas for a scene between Erik and Charles please send them my way. If I like 'em - I'll draw 'em.
King of the Nerds guest judging!I guess I should drop a line on DA as well...King of the Nerds guest judging!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tomorrow night is the King of the Nerds episode where I'm guest starring! Thursday, Jan. 24, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), on TBS!
Here's the episode synopsis! Make sure you guys tune in!
"Imaginary Realms" – Team Blue and Team Orange face off in a fantasy cosplay Nerd War challenge, hero-vs.-villain style. The losing team must send two of their own to the Nerd-Off, from which one will never return. As the competition heats up, an unusual roll of the dice determines who will stay and who will go. Hosted by Curtis Armstrong and Robert Carradine.
Guest Judges: Adam Busch, Yaya Han and George Takei.
MCM October ExpoSo Kelly and I will be going to this. It was last minute call but we shall be there on both the Saturday and Sunday.MCM October Expo3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll be taking Magneto from First Class, Gambit from the X-Men and POSSIBLY (if I get him done in time) human Wheatley from Portal 2.
Who's going to this expo and what cosplay are you taking?
Facebook Wig Commission Giveaway!I recently hit 12,000 likes on my Facebook page, which can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Twin-Fools/184111744943027?fref=tsFacebook Wig Commission Giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is my way of thanking you guys so much for your continued support. It's absolutely amazing to see that so many people are interested in my lowly cosplay adventures XD I am constantly reminded how lucky I am when I get to meet so many amazing cosplayers (aka YOU GUYS!) around the world, and I get to meet more and more amazing new people every day. THANK YOU!
So, to give back, I'm holding a giveaway for a FREE wig commission to the winner of this contest. The commission can be any wig that I can feasibly ship to you. I will ship it to anywhere in the world, free of charge
TO ENTER: Go to https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=579664465387751&set=a.440067762680756.95554.184111744943027&type=1&theater and all you have to do is SHARE this, that's all! Page likes are GREATLY appreciated but not mandatory ;D
Thank you all so much!
TUTORIALS/RESOURCES: Cosplay, Sewing and ArmorTUTORIALS & RESOURCES - Cosplay, Sewing & Armor makingTUTORIALS/RESOURCES: Cosplay, Sewing and Armor9 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are some resources I've found, related to cosplay/costuming, sewing and armor making. Just from my personal bookmarks folder~
(updated Aug 19, from "Denver Fabrics" down)
* Butterick, McCalls, and Vogue Patterns
* Simplicity Patterns
* Laughing Moon Merchantile
* Richard the Thread
* Folkwear Patterns (thru DenverFabrics.com)
* Boot Covers
* Craft foam armor
* Non-fiberglass armor tutorial
* Vacuum forming, Storm Trooper armor