City of AngelsI just finished watching the official music video for City of Angels, and I think it made me realize that... I don't think I could ever elaborate, or find enough words or share my love for this band enough, to explain just how much they have done for me. And its so strange because, me being a person that has never had the opportunity to shake Jared, Shannon, or Tomos hand and just say thank you from the bottom of my heart,City of Angels1 year ago in Personal More Like This
well, I sure owe a HUGE part of my life, and I owe all of who I am to them, for not even having the opportunity to say, Hi. My name is Allison, You guys are my heroes, and you've made every dream that I've ever had possible, just because you believed in me, without even knowing me. The closest friends that I've ever had, our bond came to us through this band, and when I was in middle school and felt worthless, I discovered this band if almost by fate, or destiny, and their music, and this family, the echelon, and the band themselves, helped me realize that I don't ha
Con-Report: TRACON8 Tampere (Finland) + pics!Yay! A new con-report!Con-Report: TRACON8 Tampere (Finland) + pics!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This time me and Elffi were cosplay guests for TRACON in Tampere (Finland).
We had the duties to be judges for the World Cosplay Summit (WCS) preliminary Finland and we hosted a panel about "Cosplay around the world".
I debuted a new costume: Perona from One Piece <3!
So let's start with Saturday :3!
The building of Tracon is really big and pretty ^^. Also they had a really nice outside area next to a smaller lake .
I was the most excited for the World Cosplay Summit preliminary! We already had a pre-judging early in the morning. We were happy to have 13 really great teams. It was specially interesting to asked how they did certain parts. Some showed really outstanding techniques. I was
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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
Diabolik Lovers: MORE BLOODHisashiburi nee?? Finally my 3rd semester started! And this semester also will be my busy semester! I hope I could facing this semester smoothly. So, I decide to share (might be) the last journal before my busy moments started!Diabolik Lovers: MORE BLOOD1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I think the first series was released started in December of 2011, and game was released around this year, right? And REJET had announce the sequel and ALSO ANIMEEEEEEE (Oh! The PV was released! You can watch the PV; http://www.youtube.com/watch?featurelayer_embedded&v=z2rqYEBtwC4 , I heard some rumors that got some otaku talk bad about this anime even this anime haven't released yet, c'mon! Don't too negative on this!), They announced that will released around this fall!
2nd season, they added "More, Blood" in the title...Why? Because REJET want to kill us with add 4 more vampires, so then 10 vampires will suck out OUR blood! DARN! I'm almost died when knew this awesome news!
Well, new season means NEW DO-S CDs! Then, please welcome to the Do-S CDs
Otakon 2013 Schedule and Recent ProgressHere is my costume lineup for Otakon 2013.Otakon 2013 Schedule and Recent Progress1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hot summer convention with long sleeves leather jacket! What am I thinking?! But yeah, that is how much I love Shingeki no Kyojin. You can probably tell from my latest poll that I've jumped into the Shingeki no Kyojin bandwagon. Despite my minimal experience in props making, I decided to try building the 3D Maneuver Gear myself. It was quite a learning experience. I had never thought that props could be made primarily out of foam boards and foam sheets. It was very fun for the most part. It feels like such an accomplishment when everything is all set and done! Here are some of the progress pictures:
I'm in the middle of a move so this past month has been very crazy. I never realized I had so many stuff/junk in my apartment until I actually had to go through them. Most of my costumes are in storage now that is why I won't be bringing the same amount of costumes I brought to Katsucon (I think that was 6?). The Recon Co
Frankenweenie Pet Creation Contest: WinnerWinning Entry: First I would like to thank everyone who participated and voted in the contest! You guys rock! Without further ado, I'd like to announce the winner...Frankenweenie Pet Creation Contest: Winner2 years ago in Personal More Like This
ScouterzCat82598 with her creation "Bruja"
Here's a contest for all of you who like to make your own characters. For this next contest, to celebrate the upcoming "Frankenweenie" movie (it comes out October 5th), I would like you to create your very own Frankenstein-inspired monster pet. Only one entry per person.
Along with your new pet, you are free to draw yourself and one or more of the characters from the "Frankenweenie" movie. However, this is not necessary if you only wish to create a pet character design (however it is preferable).
Be creative with your character design and have fun. Draw (or sculpt) your character reacting to the movie character(s) in a fun, silly, serious, or interesting way. When you have uploaded your image, please submit it into the
Horror Cosplay FeatureBlood Teller:::::: by WitchikoYuno Gasai:::::: by WitchikoHIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD. by CandustarkLiving Dead by KannonKosplayHead Above Water by donttouchmymilkCharles Lee Ray by PuppetsFallThe Nurse by UndercoverEnvyThe Night Shift by EnvisageU65,000 Hits by ThePrincessZelda:thumb375786614:GH: Sensing something amiss... by songster69Investigation by kennteeGhost Hunt: It's Work by ero-deGhost Hunt: Frame Up by ero-deHigurashi - Rika Furude - I by JessicaUshiromiyaSanHigurashi - Back to school by sasorinodannaunPAcon -Higurashi cosplay- by kotori-hatakeShion -2 by Ran-AkaharuMegumi Shimizu - Shiki by maki-chamaShiki - Seishin Muroi by kirawinterShiki: Megumi and Toshio by HanaeXMermaidsMegumi 2 by YuuGrayShiki 01 by herotenkaHorror Cosplay Feature1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Anthro Challenge #102 - GivingWelcome to the 102 installment of Anthro Challenge! So this is our last challenge before the new year and boy, what a year it has been! We are so honored by everyone's participation! We owe a huge thank you to each and everyone of you who keep us alive and keep the spirit of what this challenge is about! Pushing ourselves beyond our limits to reaching goals we want to achieve in our artistic endeavors! So, this will be a special challenge with bigger prizes for you!Anthro Challenge #102 - Giving10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
If you have any suggestions for themes, please feel free to comment on the front of our group or send us a note! We are welcome to new ideas from the Community! What themes do you find more challenging vs others?
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AC Challenge #102 - Giving
What Your Challenge Is
LESS THEN 2 WEEKS LEFT!
For the last challenge of the year we want to make it a BIG one! December mark
300 Points Giveaway (Open to everyone!!!)I am holding for the first time ever, a large point give away.300 Points Giveaway (Open to everyone!!!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
ALL rules must be followed, or you'll be disqualified, and I WILL check.
One 200 point winner will be chosen (unless people donate points then the total will be raised)
One 100 point winner will be chosen. (unless people donate points then the total will be raised)
A random number generator will be used. Your number will be chosen from it.
Winners chosen on Saturday the 21st of September.
Winners will be posted in separate journal.
You are welcome to ask that your points get donated to someone else.
Must watch: myself, :iconsun-lily: :iconvampsaiyain: :iconwolfloversas: :iconFyres-Descent: :icondecadesofsnow: :iconconorthestarchilde: :iconcolumbiascosplayers: and :iconcasey9999:
Must fave this journal and comment belo
520 points give away!i am give away 520 points for free520 points give away!10 hours ago in Personal More Like This
How can you get them? Here are the rules:
1. You need to be my watcher.
2. You need to fave this journal (You'll get a number, which I will use to determine the winner, via www.random.org/ )
3. You need to fave this photo:
The deadline for this giveaway is 10-2-2014 join and win!
Dragoncon 2012 Schedule!Gaah it's a mad weekend, I'm just gonna bring a bunch of fruit & food and survive off of that in my room because there isn't enough time to go eat! All Dragoncon, all weekend!Dragoncon 2012 Schedule!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thursday - Booth set up. the YayaHan.com booth is G13, in the Dealer Hall in the lowest level of the Marriott hotel. You have to walk to the back of the hotel then take the escalator down 1 floor. It is the level BELOW the 2 exhibitor halls on either side of the Mariott.
I will be signing at the booth every day, where you can choose from a variety of prints and posters, and my limited edition 2013 calendar! I also will have my full line of cosplay accessories at the booth.
My signing schedule:
Friday - Signing at booth G13 from 1pm - 4pm 9 (wearing Rarity from My Little Pony)
Saturday - Signing at booth G13 from 4pm - 7pm
Sunday - Signing at booth G13 from 3pm - 6pm
Monday - Signing at booth G13 from 11am - 2pm
I will also be signing for the Aurora Rises Charity on Friday and Monday - signing times and location t
Dave Elliott, An Authentic CitizenWatch depthRADIUSDave Elliott, An Authentic Citizen1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
A New Wind Lifts Storytelling
First imagined as a bedtime tale for his son by Kenneth Grahame in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has remained in the top twenty children’s stories ever since. But things have been getting weird out in the Willows, as the new comic on deviantART, Weirding Willows, will attest to.
Badger, Mole, Ratty and Mr. Toad are back… but they’re joined by Alice, Frankenstein’s Monster, Mowgli, The White Rabbit, Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny as they defend the world from the Wicked Witch of the West, Doctor Moreau, the Mad Hatter, Mister Hyde and the Queen of Hearts (not to mention the flying nightmare monkeys from Wizard of Oz.)
The new direction tak
PHOTOSHOOTS-2012 by PUGOFFKAIt was a very difficult but productive year. Many thanks to all who have been with me throughout the year, all the people who helped me get better in photography. I really appreciate all of you *^____^*PHOTOSHOOTS-2012 by PUGOFFKA2 years ago in Personal More Like This
CLOSED - 800 Point Giveaway ContestThis is the first time I ever do a point giveaway contest.CLOSED - 800 Point Giveaway Contest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have been on dA for over a year and half, and have been meaning to hold sucha contest for a while now!
So, this is my way of saying "Thanks" to everyone who has supported me!
2 People will get 200 Each.
6 People will get 50 Each.
10 People will get 10 Each.
You must this journal.
This is a watchers' giveaway, so you MUST be a watcher (old, new, or just watching... which ever, but I will be double checking!)
You can get one extra ch
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After serveral requests, I decided to upload a tutorial for my absinthe corset today. As you can see I used the same pattern for my steampunk corset dress Mademoiselle Émeraude Steam.
This tutorial shows an elaborate corset. Patterns can be found on the Internet at Burda / Simplicity or even online shops about historical patterns and corsets.
Many steps can be used for a simple corsage. The steps
MASTER LIST OF TAOBAO STORES *NEW FABRIC SECTION* UPDATE:I'm currently searching for more cosplay/lolita /wig stores, in the mean time, have some updated nail art and new fabric section! Also, would anyone be interested in BDJ stores? I have found a few links here and there.MASTER LIST OF TAOBAO STORES *NEW FABRIC SECTION*3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Feel free to share a link to this journal to anyone in need of Taobao stores!
This list is constantly being updated! Feel free to add your own finds
http://phoenixiaoio.taobao.com/ (Most Vocaloid wigs come in several shades, so you can pick your favourite)
http://shop57068175.taobao.com/ (Same as the ebay store, only cheaper)
http://shop33700042.taobao.com/ (quality looks stunning *A*)
http://07day.taobao.com/ (Wigs and accessories/rings/ties etc)
http://shop61465485.taobao.com/ and http://shop36569647.taobao.com/ (lots of generic wigs)
http://chenyecos.taobao.com/ (look nice enough, but other stores are nicer/cheaper)
http://abujiacos.taobao.com/ (worth a look for their non-wig stock!)
http://cckids.taobao.com/ (another eBay sto
applique-belt tutorial◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ Naraku on Facebook ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊applique-belt tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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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:
Some More Polymer Clay TipsBack by popular demand, I have gathered more polymer clay tips for you to use to improve your pieces! If you didn't get to see the first installment, please check it out here: http://news.deviantart.com/article/67871/Some More Polymer Clay Tips6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Don't use those crappy Sculpey or Fimo glosses for your creations. Their expensive as hell, you only get a tiny bit in a jar, and their usually very gloopy and annoying to apply. Do yourself a favour - go to the hardware store and ask for "Varathane". This is found in the paint department with all the wood stainers and such. Make sure you buy the WATERBASED formula, in GLOSS not semi-gloss. This stuff sells for about $7.00 for a 946mL tin and you will not need to buy anymore gloss for a very long time. This stuff works wonders - it may be for wood, but this stuff has IPN technology which means Interpenetrating Polymer Network which means it's going to soak into your clay, adhere well, and make your clay creations damn spiffy looking.
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
Competition! ENDS TODAY!!Competition ends today at 5PM GMT!! Get those entries in while you can!Competition! ENDS TODAY!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm looking for an excuse to make more clay dragons for people so I've decided to host a competition where the prizes are clay miniatures!
So, the theme: My OC characters, because I like fanart of them <3
Boy: Skirji Iomo
Girl: Viedan Iomo
They look alike because they are twins
Draw them however you want, just be creative!
Feel free to add in your own characters.
I must say no poetry/prose. This might seem a little unfair but I wouldn't be able to judge them fairly.
The deadline is July 20th 1700 GMT.
Hopefully that is enough time for everyone!
One dragon miniature, in your chosen colours, with a bead OR one owl miniature
One owl wall-hanging (we can discuss another animal)
One watercolour painting
Those people again! + doctor + ZOO PHOTOS!Hi!Those people again! + doctor + ZOO PHOTOS!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So many things to say today, I need to make it shorter
At first, THANK YOU for support, people, really!
I went to the doctor on Wednesday, although I already felt better. The doctor said I probably really have salmonellosis and I am already treated for it. Smoked salmon is probably to blame - and I ate it, because I wanted to be healthy
It is not a big deal, in fact I already feel completely healthy I have no pain or stomach problems at all. I am just on a diet (I need to drink a lot of coke, mineral water, three litres of drinks in general. And I need to eat over salted rice) and take some pills. But I am ok, just a bit tired. I was warned to not underestimate this illness, so I am a good girl and I stay at home. I just encouraged myself to try to eat some soup and chicken meat - nothing bad happen, so I think I am just fine
I was probably lucky - it was likely some weak type of salmonellosis and moreover it was even weaker illness in my case. So great!
real friendsIf you don't care: stop reading.real friends1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you'd come to my funeral: like this.
If you'd miss me: comment a heart.
If your not scared: re-post and see
Who your " Real Friends" are.
Is anybody here? + news + ZOO animals - PHOTOS.Hi!Is anybody here? + news + ZOO animals - PHOTOS.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok, ok, ok, I am almost scared - what happaned? It seems that this site is totally empty for last week!
I wonder what caused this: Sandy? Or do Americans have some Halloween holiday so they are not online? Or... is there some secret and slow Zombie attack?
Of course dA decided to use this time to announce free shipping usually they do it before Christmas and I usually get pretty nice money from it. This time I got just few dolars, so I hope dA will repeat the action - just before X-mas as they did the last year. Because this site really seems to be empty now! as a response to a free shipping, I released Free calendar for 2013 - I think I have never had so few faves, views and downloads on it. What a pity, what a bad time
I know about Sandy, it was covered by Czech media a lot
Poor people, I hope everything will be fixed as soon as possible. I did not know it affected so many people
You also know I asked you to vote for Allerlei's photo - thank you
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 I 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