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
Shingeki no Kyojin cosplay shoot outtakes!It's time for another outtakes journal post! This one is for our Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) cosplay shoot!Shingeki no Kyojin cosplay shoot outtakes!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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:iconmerkymerx: Miguel - Eren Jaeger
:iconbehindinfinity: Jin - Mikasa Ackerman
:iconneko-panigiri: NyanKat - Armin Arlert
:iconweakman: Dom - Jean Kirschtein
:iconsomemaskedude: Bok - Bertholdt Fubar
:iconellensmere: Alex - Annie Leonhardt
:iconcatherinejannelle: Cat - Christa Renz
:iconreskiy: Resh - Erwin Smith
:iconberamonde: Chase - Hanji Zoe
:iconhana181: Aki - Levi
:icondorkydea: Myk - Nanaba & Mike Zakarius
much of the wig-styling was done by me behindinfinity
a lot of everyone's makeup was by Charmie yaoiangel14 and Alex
photos by Huzafan
post-processing by behindinfinity
I'm happy to present my friends who had come together to do this group cosplay! It feels surreal to me to have friends who happen to have faces who suit the characters
How I cosplayed the cast of Free! sort-of-tutorialGroup cosplay, forever alone style! Yeah, that's all me.How I cosplayed the cast of Free! sort-of-tutorial1 year ago in Personal More Like This
In this post, I'll get into how I did each one!
Intro, and some bad old pictures
For those of you who have the patience to read for some extra info!
When I started cosplaying, I didn't think makeup was such a major part of it. I was so hesitant to even put eyeliner because I'd think, "This character is a guy, I shouldn't look like I'm wearing makeup!" And I guess I was silly enough to think I looked enough like the characters I chose without doing anything to my face?
I can't find more pictures of my really old cosplays (which is just as well, hahah) from the time I didn't want to use makeup apart from these:
I cosplayed as Haku from Naruto. I don't remember wearing any makeup for this. It doesn't show too well on these pictures but I saw some others where the natural redness of my lips made it look like I was wearing lipstick even if I wasn't. I felt it made me look more feminine than I should. Haku is still a guy after al
Mesti Datang! The HobbyCon 2013 Experience!Earlier this year, my friends and I were invited to be overseas guests for HobbyCon in Sabah, Malaysia.Mesti Datang! The HobbyCon 2013 Experience!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Time flew by very fast, and before we knew it...
Our first day was spent doing a lot of eating, thanks to our guide Alyssa I will justify it as us fueling up for an action-packed weekend! We tried nasi lemak for the first time (LOVED IT), had some shaved ice desserts after, then a big dinner of clay pot rice, stir-fry noodles with clams, really tasty chicken wings, etc. and THEN we still raided Pick N' Pay for our midnight snacks because we love convenience stores and we wanted to try things we don't have in Manila.
We planned our cosplays ahead with Team Kachang Puteh, the guests from Singapore. Our theme for the first day of HobbyCon was Shingeki no Kyojin!
:iconmerkymerx: Miguel - Eren Jaeger
:iconbehindinfinity: Jin - Mikasa Ackerman
:iconweakman: Dom - Jean Kirschtein
:iconkitska: Kitska - Levi
:icondorkodile: Tessie - Hanji Zo
On misunderstandings about cosplayThis is a topic I've been meaning to talk about for quite a while now. I finally got the motivation to when Sarah sorairo-days emailed me to share my thoughts on what cosplay means to me, and what I feel it really means to be a cosplayer despite all the misconceptions about the hobby. It's for this article on Random Nerds, in which Sarah shares her side of it as well.On misunderstandings about cosplay3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Over the years, I've witnessed how cosplayers are constantly looked down upon, which makes people apprehensive towards it. It's such a shame because it's a wonderful and rewarding hobby which brings people together. And in general, I am firmly against making anyone feel bad about doing something they want to do.
I am aware that the concept of cosplay might be too much for some individuals, but our intention definitely isn't to get all up in everyone's faces and say everyone should cosplay or whatever. We just want to promote a
Before Cosplay Makeup: Basic Skincare!Before I write about cosplay makeup, I figured I should discuss some skincare basics. I feel it's important to know how to take care of your skin before you start putting gunk on it! This is really very basic so I think those of you with your own regimens already might be bored by it! But here it goes!Before Cosplay Makeup: Basic Skincare!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not an awesome guru wizard thing, but I'll just share some general concepts and products that work for me. It's different for everybody, but I hope this will be helpful! For your sreference, my skin type is combination: normal to dry with an oily nose. Hahah! Not my T-zone, just my nose!
Recently, my male friends had gotten very interested in makeup for cosplay and asked me for tips on how to go about it. (I think this was fueled by Kaname's visit to our country for Cosplay Mania '12, and they saw how beautiful he looks. ) I decided to ask them about their skincare regimen to figure out what products might work for their skin type.
When I asked what they wash their face w
Nom Nom #27Nom Nom #272 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sushi Sshot 4. by Z-uh
Maki Sushi by kupenska
This weeks theme of Sushi was suggested by Arichy! Want to see some food featured? Send me a note with your suggestion and we'll see what we can do!
Apples | Strawberries | Cinnamon | Chicken | Chocolate | Brussel Sprouts |
Consejos de dibujo....tal vez?Bueno, me mandaron esta notaConsejos de dibujo....tal vez?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Y estaba a punto de responderla cuando pensé "Hey, ¿porqué no hacerlo de manera pública?, tal vez así pueda servirle a más de uno".
Aclaro que YO NO SOY PROFESIONAL ni me creo profesional, ni que me las sé todas en el arte, todavía estoy aprendiendo yo misma muchas cosas, pero quizá haya consejos que pueda dar en base a mi experiencia y que pueda servirle a alguien más.
Seré breve e iré al grano jaja xD trataré de no darle muchas vueltas al asunto. (siempre hago puro TL;DR)
El primer gran consejo que puedo darles que creo yo que es un error por el que todos hemos pasado es que:
-"NO LE CONFÍEN TODO A LOS MATERIALES"
He leído con mucha frecuencia en los comentarios que me dejan cosas como "yo sólo tengo lápiz y papel", "yo solo uso mouse", "no tengo colores caros" etc etc.
Revisiting Naruto cosplay + Road to Ninja Movie!So I've heard of this film for a long while, but never got to watch it for lack of a proper subbed copy/DVD release. (There was that Korean dubbed one that some people watched online, but Naruto has my favorite Japanese voice acting so I didn't want to watch it any other way!)Revisiting Naruto cosplay + Road to Ninja Movie!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sometime last month, some happy news reached our shores — Road to Ninja would be showing at our local cinemas!! I know it's been a while since its first release but I'm glad I waited before resorting to well, less legal ways of watching it! Hahah! Here is a stupid rap I wrote and slapped on a manga panel:
Would Killer Bee be proud of me? HAHAH
I had the honor of being invited to the special advanced screening at Director's Club before it hit the cinemas! Major thanks to Ica and Movie Punch for having us over!
I dressed up as Minato (the Fourth Hokage) and Marien dressed up as
Sasuke's Picture DiaryLeave comments to keep me company?Sasuke's Picture Diary2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am about to spend the next 6 hours or so sewing and painting to finish up costumes and then packing for an adventure. I will soon after leave for the trip and it's going to take a while to get to where I'm going to it'd be great if you leave comments to keep me company on the way there! I'll be reading and replying as much as possible!
Team Sasuke at Ozine Fest Day 3
So here are pictures from our day out last Sunday! Some are from my phone, others are from Facebook friends (Thanks, Jannibee and Benelyn!) and people who have sent me snapshots over Twitter!
Let's start with a group shot! Our theme was Sasuke and his teachers (and his flirt of an alternate universe self from Road to Ninja)
12 year-old pre-Shippuden Sasuke — Jin :iconbehindinfinity:
older Swagsuke/Charasuke from the Road to Ninja movie — Miguel :iconmerkymerx:
SEASON 2 CONFIRMEDYes, yes my dear Swimmers!SEASON 2 CONFIRMED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The second season of Free! some time ago was announced as possible by the creators, and now, the end card from the last episode CONFIRMS IT!
Just about 3 more hours of waiting for the subbed episode!
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?8 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
Thief of the Year AwardSaw this floating about Tumblr. As far as hilarious instances of theft goes, this is the motherload. A particularly colorful individual decides to steal art on video, not only claiming other people's OC's as their own, but also putting "my crappy art" in the video description. Funny how that "crappy" art was apparently attractive enough for them to steal.Thief of the Year Award3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Protip: if you're going to commit art theft, next time make sure you at least steal from artists who aren't widely recognized on the web and popular art web sites).
Original Tumblr link: http://cosmicremix.tumblr.com/post/18115053315/you-may-proceed-to-laugh-at-this-person
Five Things You Should Know about Free! season 2!!UPDATE!!!: New better quality PV! AndFive Things You Should Know about Free! season 2!!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sousuke's Official colors have been released!!
And I seriously think he's a ray......
so here you are, you can start fangirling now~
Hello, other Free! fans
As you know, (or should know) our anime guys that swim all the time but never lose their hotness has hit us with a new, bigger wave of happiness then before, and it's known as
Free! ss2, Eternal Summer.
Eeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! THAT WAS THE MOST ADORABLE THING I'VE EVER SEEEEEN
and the kitten was pretty cute too! //devoted Makoto Fan.
But back to reality.
If you have read the last journal I made (which can be seen here>>http://bijoublue.deviantart.com/journal/Five-Things-You-Should-Know-About-Free-393458824 ) then you probably know what's going into this one. Facts and theories
that may or may not be entirely true, but i
-CLOSED- 2,500 POINT GIVEAWAYHello Everyone, as thanks for reaching 2,500 Watchers I will be holding a giveaway of 2,500 points. This is just a simple show of my gratitude to everyone who has supported me and has giving me feedback on my art.-CLOSED- 2,500 POINT GIVEAWAY11 months ago in Personal More Like This
In order to enter this giveaway you only have to do a few simple things -
1. Favorite this journal
2. Be watching me
3. Post a journal entry spreading this giveaway and provide a link in the comments.
The prizes will be as the following:
One 1,000 Point prize
Two 250 Point Prizes
Ten 100 Point Prizes
A random number generator will be used to choose the winners and the deadline will be the 31st of March.
I wish you all the best of luck and again, Thank you very much for the support
EPISODE 12 IS OUT NOW PEOPLE! WATCH IT NOW!!! :DIT'S WEDNESDAY!!! And that means ...EPISODE 12 IS OUT NOW PEOPLE! WATCH IT NOW!!! :D1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Episode 12 is out now!!!!!!!!!!!
It's the last of the season so watch it now ...
So Watch it here! --->http://www.animeultima.tv/free-episode-12/
Twas an amazing episode You guys REALLY need to see it!
BUT THE FEELS HE WENT THROUGH
Contest #2 Keyword - Short StoryProcess is simple...Contest #2 Keyword - Short Story2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) To enter you must announce your participation in the comment area of this journal
2) You must favorite this journal entry.
3) You must attach this contest Link to the submission description of your entry.
The Short Story:
Keyword - Short Story: I will provide a keyword in which the story will be based on. For this contest the Keyword will be: "Bank Robber". Writers must create a story that touches the Keyword. Participants can be as creative as they want. NO word limits. Just remember, it's a SHORT story contest.
Your story does NOT need to include the exact keyword. It must only touch on the subject matter but if you want to include it, that would be up to you.
Submissions must be original works. Winners will be chosen based on originality of the story, the depth of the plot, the ending, grammar and lastly the overall enjoyment of your story.
Any genre will be accepted
You must name your story
Your submission must be submitted here when
Collection: Each Chapter's EndCollection: Each Chapter's End1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Each Chapter’s End
Context is everything. The same photographs and paintings of airport terminals and train compartments and subway platforms that seem so cold and forbidding in contemplation of one’s traveling out into the world, somehow become reassuring in their hard functionality and durability – when thought of as the pathway to the journey back home. Faces of travelers photographed in airports often exhibit muted “Mona Lisa smiles,” masking the direction (to or away from home) that they are headed.
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
Contest: Draw Harper and Lute! (WINNERS!)Contest ResultsContest: Draw Harper and Lute! (WINNERS!)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you everyone, for participating! Sorry for such a long wait-- had to catch my partner online to come up with these results, and I've been really busy with school lately! ;; I'll be noting contest donators about prizes within the next couple days, and will be noting you personally sometime later today. Thank you for your patience, once again! And once again, thank you for joining, and hope you had fun!
The accuracy and delicacy of the character details, as well as the colors, are gorgeous!
The sass and personality of this one are just spot on-- Character personalities completely pop!
Such a fun portrayal of both characters, and full of su
Giveaway ClosedHello lovelies! Time for another giveaway and art feature!Giveaway Closed1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First, here are the winners from last week's giveaway:
Each got 50 points:
Awesome. Now for that art feature!
How to enter:
Entering is simple- all you have to do is:
1.This journal- This generates a list I can choose the winner from.
2.Be a watcher. I would really appreciate it if you did, plus it's an easy way to say "thank you". Who knows- you might even like my art- why not take a look and find out?
And besides, being a watcher gives you exclusive first access to futu
Introduction to Cross StitchingCross StitchingIntroduction to Cross Stitching1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Cross stitch is one of a number of embroidery stitches, but usually the one most people are familiar with. Whether it was in a school art class or just randomly picking up a cross stitch kit as a kid, a lot of us have tried it at some point. Lets delve into this popular stitch a little bit.
What is a cross stitch?
As the name suggests, is is simply a cross, or an 'X' stitched with thread onto canvas. Typically, it's used to make a picture or a pattern. The stitch will form a complete square, and in this regard it is quite similar to pixel art. Through the placement of individual stitches adjacent to one another, an overall image will eventually appear.
It's an incredibly simple stitch, but can take some time to master. Like many crafts, it can be difficult to notice the
20K pageviews and 500+ watchersOh wow, I honestly never thought I'd have so many people coming by or have so many watching me. I know for some this may not seem much but I really a thankful that there are those who enjoy seeing my images. I'm sorry I have no thank you image this time around. I'm still settling a lot of stuff in my personal life.20K pageviews and 500+ watchers9 months ago in Personal More Like This
So for now just some shout out Once again I love seeing names of users repeatedly showing up in my messages. Thank you guys, you are all great <3
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Deviants in Need - Rising-ArtistsHello everyone! Before we begin, I want to say a BIG thank you to fourteenthstar for letting us use her journal to advertise deviantHEART's contest yesterday! We got a lot of great publicity and even some new group members!Deviants in Need - Rising-Artists7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Thanks again Fiona!