PHOTOSHOOTS 2013I took about 120 cosplay photoshoots in the 2013th year.PHOTOSHOOTS 201311 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.
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
Project: toaster File: toaster.dbaendifProject: toaster File: toaster.dba3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Best deviations of the week 28Best deviations of the weekBest deviations of the week 282 years ago in Personal More Like This
Alice: Madness Returns by AnnaProvidence:thumb382465800:Romics Spring 2013 Domenica 43 by LarsVanDrakeHakuryuu - Magi The Labyrinth of Magic by Midgard1612Lightning Cosplay-Still your mind,move on instinct by cyberlightRirichiyo Shirakiin by MonicaWosBRAVE - MERIDA by Pugoffka-samaX-Hinoto by nyakusikHakuryuu - Magi The Labyrinth of Magic by Midgard1612[FFXIII] Look at the fireworks by YunaB-RabbitTale about us by SaokoTaiBloodThirsty Alucard-Hellsing by Jack-Dan
Chinese Cosplay Magazine Cos TopI have some news for cosplayers (and cosplay photographers, of course).Chinese Cosplay Magazine Cos Top2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There is Chinese cosplay magazine "Cos Top", you can look on website (sorry Chinese only) http://costop.com/ Its very well-known at Southern China and have a lot of nice things inside :3
Magazine want to made spotlight for non Chinese cosplayers and publish photoshoots in each issue. If you have interest in publishing your photos in magazine, you can send me photos via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (please, write "Cos Top Magazine" as topic of your email).
What kind of photos magazine need
1. Please, first send small photos as preview (around 600x800 px), magazine editors will look through photos and I will contact you back, if your photos will be chosen. After that I will ask you for the big resolution photos (best is not smaller than 2574x3875 , small photos is bad for printing as you know.) So, please dont send photos that you dont have in a big resolution.
2. It must be COSPLAY photo, no
Best deviations of the week 17Best deviations of the weekBest deviations of the week 172 years ago in Personal More Like This
xxxHolic - The witch's grin by LimnauthBe In Silence by LuvnatsuOkami [Amaterasu] by PriSuicunTrinity Blood - Caterina Sforza by RoteMambaNova - Magic Knight Rayearth by EveilleCosplaySiblings of the Sand by hexlordJudal: Close up of a Magi by chibinis-chanMerida - A perfect day BRAVE cosplay by shua-cosplayHelios and Chibiusa, Con la forza dell'amore by LaurelinAureoDragon Nest - Dark Elf Queen - Elena by witchofNABIRoma Comics Games 2013 Domenica 24 by LarsVanDrakeSakura Ichiko - Yo yo yo by MonicaWosEvangelion: 3.0 - 18 by shiroangDoll song: Ephemeral by SeranaideDilemma by Aster-Hime[Streetfest '06] Rain Down On Me by rosukumaGuilty Crown - Inori Yuzuriha by ikabiiFlandre and Remilia: Immoral Sisters by SweetCandyCupkakeJust a Kiss or Two by NYAHproductionsClumsy by katsu-05Hetalia: Hungary 6 by AmapolchenGuilty Crown: EGOIST by cure-painHello by HagaHotarumelody by Scarlett-YEvangelion: 3.0 - 20 by shiroangW.I.T.C.H. cosplay by YukkiStyu
Turning Day into NightHello everyone and welcome back to another Manip Academy tutorial!Turning Day into Night6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to take an image that was shot during the day, and make it look like it was shot at night. There are a couple ways of that you can achieve this look, but I will just be showing you one way that I most commonly use. We will be using various adjustment layers and blending techniques during this process. Now remind you, every piece will turn out differently, what I am showing you is just a starting point for your image. So keep playing around with the adjustment layers to achieve the effect that your looking for. Let's start out with the stock image:
My Barn Is My Kastl by Burtn
First thing you want to do is make sure to duplicate the layer. I always duplicate whatever images I work with and create a folder called "Original Stocks
Best deviations of the week 6Best deviations of the weekBest deviations of the week 61 year ago in Personal More Like This
Rune Knight by xAtashix:thumb431221444:Taking care by oni-no-yo-na-ningenDoomcryer - Lineage II by oShadowButterflyoIkkitousen - Hakufu Sonsaku IV by CalssaraYennefer of Vengerberg_ by GreatQueenLinaIs that you? No, that's Ada. by maocosplay
New Cosplay Contact Lens Review! (Image-heavy!)Alice and Rabbit's Shop has a new set of lenses and it's about time I replaced some of my older ones so I'll be talking about this new set! This series is called Cosplay Plus Lens.New Cosplay Contact Lens Review! (Image-heavy!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Store link: CosPlus Lenses on A&R Shop
The Cosplay Plus lens is a larger variant of Alice and Rabbit Shop's popular Cosplay Lens series.
You may read my review of the Cosplay Lens series HERE
Let's take a look at one of my favorites from the Cosplay Plus set, which I'll now refer to as CosPlus. Here's a look at CosPlus Grey:
The pattern is very similar to the original Cosplay Lens, however they differ greatly in diameter.
Cosplay Lenses — 14.2 mm
CosPlus Lenses — 14.8 mm
0.6 mm might not seem like a lot, but for something tiny like a contact lens, the dif
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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 MAKEUP TUTORIAL!Hi guys!! Thank you as always to all watchers and everyone who faves and comments - I'm so sorry I don't have much time these days to reply to everything, but I definitely do read and appreciate them all!COSPLAY MAKEUP TUTORIAL!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been asked so many times I've lost count to put together a makeup tutorial on how I do my cos makeup - and I finally did it!
I hope this is a little helpful, although some disclaimers - I have Caucasian features, so my makeup will be very different to someone with a different face shape. I use a lot of eyemakeup, much more than a lot of people, just because I do lol. My eyes a pretty big naturally, so I line them right up the edge, as opposed to widening the eye by drawing further out. A few things like that to bear in mind ^_^ That said, hope you enjoy! *chu*
Any questions please feel free to ask!
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I've become a big fan of appliqués in the past 5 years.
In this tutorial I want to show you what you can accomplish with this simple sewing technique.
Don't be surprised if I go through the steps quickly. In the lower tutorials everything has been described.
Basics / other tutorials can be found here:
9,000,000 milestone +I mean this with all my heartSeveral years worth of cheese9,000,000 milestone +I mean this with all my heart3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Somehow, this silly page has hit 9 million views!
Just to be absolutely clear, I do not think the views make me any better than anyone else. I mean, I'm sure some of those are from people who don't even like me. But I guess my point is that it's crazy to imagine that this page has been opened up that many times, and I can't help wondering where all these hits have come from. And I just feel so grateful that a select few people in those millions have come to be irreplaceable friends to me.
It's been a wild ride with all of you guys through all this time. To me this isn't just a page where I simply showcase my artwork or the cosplay photos my friends and I come up with. This site has opened up so many opportunities for me, and has introduced me to some of the most wonderful people I've met in my life.
It's been a journey, and my interactions with the people here have taught me more than I can express.
Apart from that, one thing I absolutely did not ex
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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
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?9 months 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
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
Skyrim ReviewTwo or three years late but whatever! We can't all buy stuff day one, right? Anyway, if you've been following my journal entries as I've started playing Skyrim you can probably tell how this review is gonna go down.Skyrim Review1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I hate complicated things, and Skyrim is a game with a deep and rich history that can be very difficult for newbies like me to get into. Right off the bat the game throws all sorts of names, races, powers, legends, lore, etc at you. Too much of that can be a big turn off (heck I know people who still haven't read Lord of the Rings because there were too many names), but luckily Skyrim does a good job of easing players into the game.
There is a main campaign you have to follow to technically "beat" the game, but you don't have to follow it. The moment I had a chance to break free of the story I did so and I went exploring. That allowed me, a new person unfamiliar with any of the lore of the Elder Scrolls series, to experience the world at my own pace. The world is so e
Update to the Deviation PageDuring the past month, we've been testing a number of changes to deviation pages. As the tests were ongoing, we monitored performance and community feedback, allowing us to make adjustments and improvements along the way. Thanks to such feedback, we've further improved the deviation page and have just released the latest updates sitewide.Update to the Deviation Page1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
More From This Artist has been made more prominent! Thumbnails in the More From This Artist section have been made larger and are now based on an advanced algorithm that will surface work that is more relevant to the art currently being viewed, helping to bring more attention to you and your art. More from deviantART results (formerly titled More Like This) appear beneath More From This Artist. The right sidebar of the deviation page has been visually uplifted, with each section of the sidebar being given a clearer heading and given a cleaner overall appearance. In addition, the backg
First Raffle- ClosedFirst Raffle- ClosedFirst Raffle- Closed7 months ago in Personal More Like This
the winner will be announced in a week
I know that is a while that I'm away ... long story
I'm sorry for my absence and for remedy to thank all of you who follow me here on deviantart I decided to start my
to participate is simple and is as follows rules:
Favorite this journal
Make some post to advertise this & tag me!
Comment you are entering! I give you a number
Artist Intent vs Fan CriticismsThis has been a subject I've been interested in for years, and one which I personally struggle with on a near constant basis: Artist's intent versus fan criticisms. Before we begin I just want to make this clear that this journal is NOT about "ignoring criticisms" or any sort of endorsement of such an action. I'm gonna be accused of it, of course, but I just wanted to get that out of the way right now.Artist Intent vs Fan Criticisms2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As I've been observing fan interactions over the years I've noticed a severe increase in a sense of entitlement: IE: that if you love something enough you have a "right" to force the creators to change their content to suit your personal preferences. We saw this play out to the extremes this past summer with the Mass Effect 3 ending debacle, and we see it play out to a much lesser extent here on DA quite a bit.
Artists need feedback and criticisms to grow and improve their work, but at what point does it move beyond offering suggestions to help an artist improve to outright de
Why I Draw Women OftenI recently got a message, and I will slightly reword it so as not to cause profane friction, nor will I state who it came from, but it read like this: "Why is everything you post regarding a woman? I think it's very sexist when the only thing you can draw are breasts and buttocks like it's the only thing in the world."Why I Draw Women Often2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, so by now, if you haven't been watching me for a good minute, you know that I really like to draw women, and I like portraying the female form, usually and often in a tasteful manner. I could hypothetically end that question there and just answer "I wasn't aware everything in my gallery was a woman or had breasts and a butt" and then post a picture or two of Rai Rivet... But I'm not going to do that. I'm going to explain my stance on drawing the female form and my adoration for it.
Disclaimer: None of these viewpoin
Merry Christmas + Small Giveaway*Closed*! Alright! There were 54 of you who favourited the journal so, who's the lucky winner?Merry Christmas + Small Giveaway*Closed*!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You got yourself 20
And once again, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone
I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas or if you don't celebrate it, had a good holiday
My Christmas was pretty hectic!
Had to do lots of last minute shopping and now I'm almost completely broke, but it's all in the name of giving
It was a wonderful day, though the family got a little too carried away with the alcohol
Anyway, since it's still Christmas somewhere in the world(it's been over for 3 hours where I'm at) I'd just like to give out something small as a token of celebration!
Giveaway! Rule: All you have to do is this journal(that will be your number)
Prize: I'll give the remaining 20 I have in my account(used the
Birthday Scuzzle! BREAKING NEWS! Something terrible has happened!Birthday Scuzzle!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Some naughty mudkips invaded dA and stole a very important photograph. The stunning photo was a gift for all of you to celebrate deviantART's 11th birthday. It is devastating to confirm it is now missing.
Witnesses say that the mudkips were spotted sneaking out of an open window, but we cannot confirm until a full investigation has been reported and all evidence collected.
In the meantime, the photograph remains missing. Moonbeam13 is currently searching her spellbook to find a way to bring the image back.
Stay tuned for further updates. A full report will be issued on the 3rd August.
What is a Scuzzle?
A Scuzzle is a combination of a Scavenger Hunt and a Jigsaw Puzzle. There will be lots of missing pieces of this Scuzzle ready for you to find. Although there are some subtle clues to help you along your way, you will need to search high and low for them! Come back on the 3rd August for the hunt to begin!