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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
Why it's Vanille x Hope for meAfter my last essay, I decided to springboard off my paragraph about Hope and Vanille and go into why I like them together so much. This is my opinion. If you think you might not like something here, there's a back button for a reason. But don't be afraid to read on, either...Why it's Vanille x Hope for me1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Let me start off by saying that I didn't like Hope all that much at first. People kept saying he was a whiny emo kid and, having not played the game yet, I believed 'em. Then I played the game and read other stuff and saw hey, he actually behaves like a fourteen-year-old kid. OH DEAR ME. It's not exactly common in the series for people to act their age, so this is probably why it and all the other characters threw so many people off. They all acted their age. Except maybe Fang, she was a little more mature. But I digress.
I've been following this couple for a long time. So long that I don't even remember where it started. It probably started with th
I'm going to SALON del MANGA de Barcelona FAIRHi guys, I'm going to the convention in Barcelona http://manga-xix.ficomic.com/ OCTOBER 31ST TO SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3RD 2013. This is the first time when Im going to the festival abroad (don't mention the festivals and conventions in Russia and Belarus) I hope I can find new friends. Maybe I'll find some of my watchers on this convention. I'd be happy to meet, to communicate or to make photos.I'm going to SALON del MANGA de Barcelona FAIR1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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Roma Comics Games 2013 Sabato 36 by LarsVanDrakeGuilty Gear X - Dizzy by rolan666No.6: Happy Birthday, Shion by general-kuroruMell: Midorima Shintaro by mellysaInapproachable by WackelPTime passes by by N-Y-0Kurapika - Hunter X Hunter by PriSuicunBe my wife! by WackelPLost wife by TanoVeryaAdekan: Bird of paradise by AstarohimeSora the Poet - Opera Eternita by oShadowButterflyoMadoka Kaname - so live each moment like your last by MizukishouReal Emotion - Battle Stance by xRikku-chanxSmile by Fi-chan1991[Utena] I will protect you, forever by YunaB-RabbitRoma Comics Games 2013 Domenica 22 by LarsVanDrakeBlessing by GT18Umineko no Naku Koro ni: Maria Ushiromiya by AshitaroFinal Fantasy Type-0 Class Zero by DigitalHikariKnight Of The Empire by AmethystPrinceDo you see me for me? by vietgirl018Mirai Nikki - Gasai Yuno by Xeno-Photography
Ahri Cosplay Walk Through - League of LegendsHi guys!Ahri Cosplay Walk Through - League of Legends2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I thought it would be a good idea to go through and make a journal entry on how to make an Ahri cosplay. OR pretty much just how I did it
*** This is just a tutorial on her TOP. There will be another tutorial on her tails, hair, and shoes and skirt. ***
What you will need:
*3d model is GREAT. I loved having it, since I used her in game art that is! But keep in mind there are differences in the in game models and in the splash art! I use this one ---->
*About 2 yards of your choice of white and red fabrics. I used silk because I really liked the way they looked- it was a little harder to cut because it frays a little- but I like the way it turned out.
* Red and white thread.
* Sewing machine
* Red zipper
(1) You will start by constructing a pattern out of poster board. Allow yourself a few inches on the sides for cutting and for sewing. (You also have the option of making the chest a bit bigger if you feel like be
Lightning Returns: FFXIII Contest Winners!Lightning Returns: FFXIII Contest Winners!9 months ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
In the LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII Contest, we asked you to create a complete customization of Lightning in a first-of-its-kind challenge. The three winners were selected by none other than Final Fantasy legend, Tetsuya Nomura. Not only did the winners get their art displayed in a billboard on the deviantART homepage, but they will also receive $1,000 USD, a LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII customized Xbo
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
Ahri cosplay- Skirt TutorialHi again guys!Ahri cosplay- Skirt Tutorial2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Here is the tutorial for the skirt. I started similalarily to how I did with the top- But first! Let's talk supplies.
You are gonna need:
*White fabric (I used some satin)
*Fabric paint- I use Jacquard brand - Gold an a red. (5)
*Paint brushes of all sizes- primarily smaller and thinner ones.
*White thread of course
----I will correspond the bottom pictures with the points below----
You can start by taking your measurements- using the pattern method from the shirt create a pattern. Make sure to make the pattern about 2 inches larger than you are to allow enough space for sewing/breathe room. It is also important that you make sure to make the top layer of the skirt larger at the bottom so that it sticks out in the nice points like she does in game
I made my skirt in 2 different pieces. The top half and the bottom half.
1) First I will talk about the bottom half of the skirt;
I first created two pieces to sew together in the front and the back (The seems wil
Ahri Cosplay - Sleeves TutorialHello again!Ahri Cosplay - Sleeves Tutorial2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is the tutorial for the sleeves of her dress. It is debatable whether or not her sleeves are attached to her top or not. I personally made them separate because It would be even more constricting than it already is XD. I would have liked to made the top of my sleeves a little bigger and I may redo them- but that's for something else. :3
In my first initial post about Ahri's top I posted a picture of the patterns I made, the stencil on the left is the one I made for the sleeve. I know it looks big, but it should! You want to leave enough room at the top and the bottom of the sleeve so it will flair out.
--- As always, pics coordinating with numbers! <3 ---
What you will need:
* Red fabric (I used satin)
* Red thread
* A strip of your white fabric
* Your fabric paints
* Paint brushes and some water/ a paper towel or two
* Optional; Wire (used to shape the top of the sleeves)
First you will make your pattern, measure the top of your arm and stretch it out so that you
FFXIII-2 Lightning ~*The Chest Armor*~On today's update of Lightning progress, I would like to share with you a couple of DO's and DON'TS for this armor.FFXIII-2 Lightning ~*The Chest Armor*~3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would also like to direct your attention to :iconyuurisan-c-chan: who has started writing her own helpful tutorial on Lightning's Valkyrie Armor. Her work is really stunning and I highly recommend the tips and tricks she provides.
And for those of you wanting to cosplay Serah from FFXIII-2, yuurisan's twin :iconYuuri-K-sama: has also written a great tutorial. CHECK THESE OUT. YOU WON'T REGRET IT.
Anyway, yesterday I began work on the front chest piece for Lightning, and let me just say, it was a bit of a learning experience. I knew what I was getting into but I didn't know how to go about some things a certain way. It's kind of that thing... "Hey, I think this will work great this way." But it really doesn't go exactly how you envisioned it. This is one of the ways:
As you can see in the image above, I assumed that wiring would be best to make the ribbed cu
WIP - Ahri League of Legends Tutorial/TipsSorry for not updating for a long time.WIP - Ahri League of Legends Tutorial/Tips2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This journal is gonna talk about how I actually made my Ahri Costume. I am not pro so my method is gonna waste a lot of fabric like I did.
I used Miyuko's Version as a references because the official paper is a bit small. I believe you can easily get references now because lots of people cosplayer Ahri before.
Materialswill only stated out major materials that you will need to buy, instead of finding them lying around at home.
-Red Matt Satin or printed satin(this work best because of the floral effect, I am out of option SO I used a thick satin instead.
-White Fabric of your choice, feel confortable with it.
-Yellow Satin or printed satin (same reason)
-Bias tape ( if you're using satin then get a satin bias tape)
-Patterned Ribbon/Tape (silver)
-Knitted China Accessories/Red Tassels.
-Big Golden Bell
I start out with the easiest thing - skirt . I draft this free hand.
Just draft the shortes
Due to Popular DemandI've gotten a lot of questions regarding the construction of my GLaDOS cosplay recently and rather than answer each of them individually, I figure that typing this up is faster.Due to Popular Demand3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For the halfmask:
I was heavily inspired by Volpin's Portal Gun tutorial, even though I wasn't making the gun. I tried to follow his process, since I knew that the finished mask had to have the same plastic-y glossy finish. However, Volpin is a crafting genius and used a lot of vague, but still very technical, mumbo-jumbo in his descriptions so I interpreted it as best I could.
Also, the foam carving and the gesso sanding is very messy and will leave dust everywhere. Don't do it indoors! I was stupid and pretty much did this entire project in my bedroom. Everything is still kinda dusty and I probably have cancer or something from breathing it in.
Step one was gathering the materials:
Medium and Fine Grit Sandpaper
Black Acrylic Paint
((Official 2P Designs?!))((In recent blog posts, Himaruya has been drawing alternate designs of some of the characters... While they don't outright say "2P" in the blog posts themselves, when I was saving them to put them in the stash, the filenames said "2p" in them... So, does that mean these are official 2P designs for more of the characters? (Originally I was going to say that they weren't 2P!designs because it didn't say so in the blog, but after seeing the original file names, I think I'm wrong...) The translated blog itself can be found here.((Official 2P Designs?!))1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But what is your opinion? Are these official 2P designs? Or is it just coincidence that the filenames happened to say "2p" in them? And if these are official 2P designs, what are your thoughts on them?
There was also a Goth!Hong Kon
Life in JapanThings that I learned about Japan since I came to JapanLife in Japan1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1) the trains are always on time
2) the services (in restaurants, shops, etc) are amazing, they treat you really well and polite too
3) Japanese people are a bit shy and are not very open to foreigners, of course not all of them are like that
4) People committing suicide by jumping on the railways. I don't like it because it always slow down the train....
5) Japanese commercials are so funny and interesting. And sometimes a bit weird too =v=;
6) Onsen&Sentou ( Hot water bath& Public Bath House), people have to get naked and have to see other people naked to bath in one. There are also some private Onsen I think..
7) Fast food restaurants~ not so many people go to eat there~ at least at the city where I'm living right now~
That's all for now~ there are lots of other things but I just can't think of one right now~ if you have any questions about Japan, you can just ask me. I'll try to answer according to what I know..
FAQ: FFXIII-2 Starseeker weaponEdit: Many of you asked for a transformation vid. So, I made this video clip. Enjoy!FAQ: FFXIII-2 Starseeker weapon2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In my former journal I asked if you would like for me to explain how my Starseeker weapon was made. Since there were quite some people that would like me to do so, I decided to make this FAQ journal. So, I hope I'l answer some questions you might have about this curious weapon and I hope I can explain it well enough for you all to understand.
Note that I made the weapon a couple of months ago and I don't remember everything very clear of the making of it. But, I'll do my best.
So, first things first: The Starseeker
Serah's weapon is quite the interesting one. This because it's a transformable one just like her sister's, Lightning. Nonetheless, it's a transformable one from bow to blade, which original form is none other than the cute moogle companion, Mog.
Of course, Final Fantasy is all about 'Fantasy', so making an exact workin
GayBiWorlds Rules - Updated 06/28/2011The official chat of GayBiWorlds is http://chat.deviantart.com/chat/GayBiWorlds.GayBiWorlds Rules - Updated 06/28/20113 years ago in Personal More Like This
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LR:FFXIII Demo Report (part 1)The Final Fantasy XIII series owes a lot of its success to the character Lightning, according to series producer Yoshinori Kitase.LR:FFXIII Demo Report (part 1)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Her distinctive look has brought about an opportunity for not only a closing chapter to her saga, but also a brand new game in a brand new world. With this new gameplay experience, both Yoshinori Kitase and Director Motomu Toriyama hope to satisfy fans and maybe newcomers alike.
Following the official reveal trailer this past December, Square Enix invited a select bunch of press to get an early look at the game proper. Not only was I treated to an unfinished version of the game – said to be the earliest build of a Final Fantasy ever shown publicly – I was able to get an understanding of what the developers are trying to aim for.
The presentation began with a look at the familiar Jump Festa trailer, although slightly longer with a few extended scenes. While there are a few extra glimpses of the city Luxerion, the most notable addition is the appe
Con-Report: JapanWeekend Madrid (SPAIN) + pics!Hello everyone <3~~Con-Report: JapanWeekend Madrid (SPAIN) + pics!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm back from Madrid in Spain and have some photos and stories to share with you. Watch only the photos or read my crap as well haha XDDD it's all up to you <3.
First of all, it was CRAZILY COLD!!! OMG x.x....it was like 5°C, but the crazily ICY wind made it ways colder.
The day we arrived, we had a really lovely dinner together with our friends from WCS Team Spain 2012 (<3!!), KamuiCosplay and her husband and met some new Spanish friends <3. Thanks a lot to Alberto to organize this dinner *hugs*.
First convention day! I wore my new Archbishop costume from Ragnarok Online together with Elffi as Shura
(I'm still not confident with my costume ;O;, but I had much fun wearing it ^^).
We went to a photoshooting with our sweet photographer Taichia (https://www.facebook.com/TaichiaPhotography?fref=ts) who tried her best to take some pretty shots during a very gray and windy day >___
Best deviations of the week 19Best deviations of the weekBest deviations of the week 192 years ago in Personal More Like This
[WCG '07] Enma Ai by rosukumaROLW: Deedlit and Ashram. Hinode 2013, WCS-Russia by ElenaLeetahFinal Fantasy Type 0 - Ace :: 01 by soulCeruleanRydia by adaman77Dragon Age II - Lady Hawke by The-KiranaMiku Hatsune - a fine memory of lightwaves by MizukishouSword Art Online - Silica by Xeno-PhotographyMiku - Song is my Soul by vaxzonebayonetta cosplay by aoi-takamuraRurouni Kenshin - Kenshin by Xeno-PhotographyChange by SandLionCurse[WCG '07] Uncertain Future by rosukumaPanty Stocking Garterbelt - Stocking Original suit by rolan666hunter x hunter by PriSuicun:thumb352200602:
Witchcraft - FeatureWitchcraft - Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Laboratory by Schnitzelyne
Potion by catchingfyre Golden wish by Piscisvolantis
It Starts With a Wish by VelvetRedBullet Restore Magicka by TheCameraGirl
Learning to Fly by LashelleValentine
In The Morning by incolor16 Little Bit of Sunrise by incolor16
Thy Eternal Summer Shall Not Fade by incolor16 Rainbow Magic by incolor16
Potion Maker by anotherone0
My hope... by Samantha-meglioli Elixir Of Hope. by andokadesbois
How I made VanilleBECAUSE I GET THE SAME QUESTIONS OVER AND OVER AGAIN, if you ask me in the comment sections, I'll just direct you here.How I made Vanille5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also. For me, this costume was all about trial and error!! I spent tons of time researching and looking on forums on everything. Cosplay.com's Vanille thread has EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW on how to make Vanille; I and many other cosplayers have posted up our advice and tips there. I read through all 15+ pages of the thread, you can do it too. All it takes is a little bit of effort. XD (I'm not directing this at anyone specific, but one of my pet peeves are people who demand, not ask, that I tell them how I did something and expect me to hold their hand as I practically do everything for them. Doesn't that take the fun out of making your own costume? And not even saying thank you if I do give out a ton of help orz)
COSPLAY.COM VANILLE THREAD: http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=169549
And here I'll write about how I made my own costume, through lots
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There was a kiriban at 212,000 views! Catch it with a screenshot and you get to win 50 points ON THE SPOT. You may be within 2 pageviews of the number. Only one can win.
RukiaFanGirl Caught it.
Random weekly kiribans and giveaways. Just another reason why it pays to watch!
How to enter:
1. This journal- This generates a list I can choose the winner from.
2. Be a watcher. (Ignore if already watching)- I would really appreciate it if you did, plus it's an easy way to say "thank you". (These things are very expensive to run) Who knows- you might even like my art- why not take a look and find out?
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Con-Report: IBERANIME Porto (Portugal) + pics!Hello my friends,Con-Report: IBERANIME Porto (Portugal) + pics!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
oh I am very late with this report. This time I wanna show you some photos from my travel to Portugal.
I got invited as cosplay guest for IBERANIME in Porto :3!
On Saturday I had a panel about "Cosplay Performances". Thanks to everybody who came to watch it :3!
Directly after the panel, I was surprised how many people came over to me to talk to me ;3! People in Portugal are very kind, social and friendly! I had a bunch of new friends who helped me during all the convention days ! Some helped me with carrying my stuff, some helped me to get food and drinks....I was really amazed how friendly everybody was!
Contest? I think so!Good morning, wonderful people of DA!Contest? I think so!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been thinking of holding a contest for a wile now, and I believe now is the right time.
With Christmas (and my birthday, Dec 6th) and all the other holidays just around the corner I think this is the perfect chance for some of you to get some awesome gifts via the Prize pool for my contest!
What exactly -is- this contest I speak of? Simple! I want YOU to draw/ photograph/ wright your favorite character/s from your favorite fandom (Naruto, Kuroshitsuju, Last Exile, etc.) in a Christmas scene!
You can have as many characters in your piece as you like and can use any medium you like, digital, traditional, mixed, photography (cosplay), and even written media! Your scene can be happy, sad, exciting, or even sexy (within DA rules, of course).
The deadline for the contest is Christmas eve (Dec 24th) 2011, and the winners will be announced via journal the fallowing week!
So. What are the rules for this contest?
Must be characters fro