2012- A Year in ReviewJanuary2012- A Year in Review2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The beginning of the year was pretty good. My birthday party was pretty relaxed-- just a short dinner with good friends at one of our favourite restaurants.
My first cosplay of the year was:
Katniss Everdeen from the book trilogy-- The Hunger Games
Hunger Games played a big part in my cosplay life for the first half of the year and I was hoping to be able to end the year with another Katniss costume, but I ran out of time to make it. I was going to do her interview dress as it was described in the book since I was really disappointed with a lot of the costume designs from the movie
I also did the Reaping Dress for Katniss in January.
February was pretty laid back as well. I continued with the Katniss costumes-- doing the Chariot outfit (from the book)
an updated Arena (book) cosplay to Tsukino Con. twinfools and I were only at Tsukino Con for a day. It's actually a really e
Kimono DressesAfter playing around last night, I was finally able to make a kimono dress with some extra fabric I'd bought years ago! They take a ton of fabric and lace, but the type of fit and measurements needed will make me able to start offering them in the store!Kimono Dresses11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have so many ideas for some wonderful Japanese-inspired cosplay outfits. I'm already planning some Eeveelutions in this style as well as a TARDIS, Inuyasha, Link, and whatever else I can adapt it for!
I also love that fact that they have three parts: the jacket, the skirt, and the obi/tie. THis way they can be worn differently =3 Someone on Facebook asked for pictures of it on a person, so I threw together three different outfits. I'm not thrilled with the tights and shirt I chose for the skirt portion, but it works for something really quick =3
So excited to start making these! <333
Full sized hats?!:iconohnoesplz:Full sized hats?!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well Tiny Toppers ( I've been dying to say that XD) I have an exciting announcement!!
We've begun to make FULL SIZED Top Hats! :iconsobeautifulplz:
I'm so excited to announce this because I know it's been suggested to us a lot and we've thought about it a lot as well and we just decided to go for it! We've already made a full sized Classic Mad Hatter and I will probably post pictures of it tomorrow ^__^
I'm excited to see what everyone thinks, and if everyone has a favorite hat they'd like to see turned full size!! ^___^ Which hats do you think would go over best in full top hat form? :iconawwwplz:
I can't wait to hear everyone's thoughts
Anyways, That's all for now! We will be attending a few cons in the upcoming weeks, but I'll write another journal about that ^_^ I just couldn't wait to tell everyone
I hope you're all staying fancy, keeping your pinkies up, and waxing your mustaches
:iconjollygoodplz: - Cassie
Happy Anniversary SupernovadobeHappy 5th wedding anniversary :iconsupernovadobe:!Happy Anniversary Supernovadobe2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You're the light of my life, my sun and star, the donut of my morning... well... you get the point.
It has been a very full five years of being married, complete with all the ups and downs of most couples, and I don't regret a moment I've spent with you. I still love you as madly as I did when I met you 6 years ago and I hope to love you just as madly for many more years to come.
I love you. I cherish you. I adore you.
Thank you for being with me. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for being my friend, my lover, my life fullfiller -the stars in my heaven.
Thank you for letting me be as cliche as I possibly can towards you lol.
I owe you the world but all I have right now is my love so please accept that with a little iou for the day I can buy a house with you and ride off into the sunset for our happily ever after.
Your ever adoring wife,
Gold Coast Film Festival/Supanova Expo Re-CapWe're heading back into con season and I'm starting to get really pumped for this summer plans ;D but for now, it's time to re-cap out AMAZING trip to Australia! This is a late journal entry for sure, but there has just been so much going on since we got back that I figured that this had mind as well wait until I can give it some proper attention XDGold Coast Film Festival/Supanova Expo Re-Cap2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am so thankful to Gold Coast Film Festival for inviting us this year. It was an incredible expereince, and one that was really unlike any other con or event we've ever been to. I think what really hit me was being in a van with the other Film Festival guests (Lucas Till (Havoc from X-Men: First Class), Natalia Tena (Tonks from Harry Potter), Vic Mignogna and other actors while driving to Supanova's Dreamworld After Dark. I thought "here are some famous people, and we're included in their group... this is NUTS!". We also had a booth that we were stationed at for Supanova and I didn't notice until one of the staff at the booth told us that
All My Tumblrs!Alright my love for categorizing my tumblr blogs may be getting out of hand but I decided I should make a list here for those who wish to see what I got.All My Tumblrs!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Main Tumblr
This is where I put sketches of stuff I am either working on or have finished completely my general work and some of my spazz fandom moments tend to leak out here. I answer questions and hear request and just generally have a lot of random fun.
My NSFW Tumblr
Where all the naughty not safe for work pictures go, this blog is also not limited to my artwork though it mostly is. Its also where I find naughty inspiration and suggestions so you never know what will pop up there.
My Graveyard Tumblr
This is where all my half finished concept comics go to die. stories that I had good intentions on finishing, or inking or to go just beyond finishing stages will will buried, so if you ever heard me talking
(SALES) Selling CostumesSELLING COSTUMES:(SALES) Selling Costumes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My measurements, and the measurements for most every single one of these costumes is as follows:
Shoulders = 17'
Bust = 36'
Waist = 28'
Hips = 36'
Pant size = 7
Upper arm measurement= 10'
Thigh measurement = 20'
Secondly- This is the entirety of all the costumes I am going to sell from my closet.
Elekid = 35+SH
No longer comes with shoes or wig.
Renton = 20+SH
Costume comes with: Wig, in need of maintenance, costume top, costume pants, costume shirt.
Natsuo = 100.00+SH
Costume comes with: everything minus the shoes.
Will = 20 + SH
Costume comes with: tunic, white shirt, flute
100.00 + SH
Costume comes with: All that is depicted above, plus the hat, and a MLP Applejack figurine.
Rainbow Dash Lolita Orig
GALLIFREY WAS AMAZING~ I WON!So i'm so excited. I entered my Weeping Angel into the Masquerade and I won three awards and a full membership to costume con in Toronto next year AND a scholarship to the 3 day cosplay college!GALLIFREY WAS AMAZING~ I WON!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Best in show, best use of mask and moldmaking- Journeyman class and best characterization i think.
It was a great weekend, Mark Sheppard stopped to compliment my costume and shake my hand and i got to talk with a lot of the behind the scenes cast~
I hope to do the angel again at Wondercon so i hope to see you there. And if anybody is interested i will be selling the face piece, hair piece and dress for however many people want them. Its all foam and stuff. And you can thank my friend Jeff Barkley for super helping especially with all the sculpting and molding~
WE MUST JOIN TOGETHER AND CREATE THE GREATEST ANGEL ARMY EVER!!!! Then next year we take Gallifrey for our own!
Cant wait to post pics soon, love you all
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 Video2 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
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!
The 3rd Annual Holiday Plushie Giveaway! WINNER!THE WINNER IS :iconEllaKey:!The 3rd Annual Holiday Plushie Giveaway! WINNER!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The First runner up, getting one dango pair is.... barbels!
The Second runner up, getting a chibi drawing is.... RAMScrosswalker
CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNER! AND MERRY CHRISTMAS/HAPPY WHATEVER TO ALL! SEE YOU ALL AGAIN NEXT YEAR!
You can see all 1614 entries on THE SPREADSHEET.
What was the Holiday Plushie Giveaway?! It's that time of year when I say "THANK YOU" to my watchers, supporters, friends, and random people on the internet by giving them a chance to win a plush of (almost) any character they want!
Here's how it worked:
People replied to this journal ONCE with any comment to enter into the drawing.
They could watch me here on deviantART , like me on F
New Sailor Moon Artbook in 2013In case you've missed the social media explosion in the last half hour, Kodansha just announced they are doing a world wide release of a new Sailormoon artbook next year. Here's the official post.New Sailor Moon Artbook in 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"The Sailor Moon Art Book will be released in The
United States, Japan, and five other countries simultaneously. Each
country’s edition will be a trade paperback with dust jacket, in full
color, and will have original, special bonus material. The trim size and
page count will be identical for all seven releases."They said that it will include both old art from the original artbooks as well as new, unreleased stuff.
SO EXCITED. :iconusagilaplz: I had no idea this weekend would be SO EXCITING!
Youtube and Videos: New Stuff!Newest episode of Kingdom Bros http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnICmRszNyY&featurelcpYoutube and Videos: New Stuff!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Newest episode of The disFunctional Fire Ferrets http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVHJYmFPZlw&featurelcp
With those two up, we're looking into doing some new stuff too. Primarily some DC Comics projects and some more Avatar projects. I also hope to finally start filming Behind the Bulter (Black Butler) Episode 1 soon, because we all know how long that one has been on the backburner XD
Also, if you're looking for our CMVs, just a quick reminder that they're on out Vimeo site https://vimeo.com/user9598094/videos
If you guys have any suggestions, feel free to post 'em here! I'd love to know what you think and what you'd like to see next
Finally, fanart of Mako's female alter ego from the new disFunctional Fire Ferrets episode, made me nearly pee myself this morning 8D
Anime Revolution + New EpisodesAnime Revolution is about to kickoff in a few days and I can't WAIT to hang out with awesome people and hopefully meet a bunch more awesome people! IT'S WHY I GO TO CONS! PEEPS! DELICIOUS MARSHMALLOW CHICKS AT EASTER! AR is at the Vancouver Convention Center downtown, so I'm really looking forward to the vibe of having a con in the heart of Vancouver again ;3Anime Revolution + New Episodes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Unfortunately... our wigs for 2 our of 4 of our costumes haven't arrived yet :/ We may end up doing some shuffling of cosplays so until then my cosplay schedule is kind of... well... pending XD We're bringing Avatar stuff... maybe LOTS of Avatar stuff I'll tell you that much XD
I'll update with the list as soon as we get the wigs... or don't get the wigs on it's Thursday night XD
HOWEVER! I don't come bearing just fail here XD We'll be guests at Anime Revolution so we'll be running a number of panels. I hope to see you guys at them! We're trying out a new panel about dealing with cosplay hate from from inside and outside of the co
Marceline the Vampire Queen FAQSince I get asked the same questions about this costume a lot, I figured I'd write up an FAQ for interested parties:Marceline the Vampire Queen FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Q: Where did you get your wig?
A: My Finn made it for me. It was made out of two long wigs-- one 48 inch, one 60 inch. They were purchased on Ebay. I don't know the seller, sorry!
Q: How did you do the makeup?
A: It is Ben Nye Character Series cream makeup in Ghoul Grey (CB-8). It was applied using latex makeup sponges and sealed with Ben Nye Neutral Set Colorless Powder and hairspray. I do not recommend using hairspray unless you have someone helping you apply the makeup.
You can buy it here: http://www.frendsbeautysupplyonline.com/bennyecharacterbasecb-8ghoulgrey.aspx for only $3.40!
Q: How much makeup did you use?
A: Evicted! : Medium Coverage (face, neck, chest, shoulders, arms, hands)
Henchmen: Medium Coverage (face, neck, chest, shoulders, arms, hands)
It Came From the Nightosphere**: Minimum Coverage (face, neck, hands)
Heat Signature: Medium
We're over 80,000!?!? Aki Con and UpdatesI had noticed that our subscriber count on the FDP Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/user/fightingdreamerspro?feature=guide) account was getting close to hitting 80,000 last week but I figured that we had until after N2U before that happened. Yesterday I logged into the FDP Youtube account and realized (after a while because I'm always the last horse to cross the finish line XD) that we had hit 80,000!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!! According to a 2005 census the city of Yalta has a population of 79, 982... THEREFORE, if we were ever challenged to a square dance by the city of Yalta WE COULD PAIR UP SORTA EVENLY 8DWe're over 80,000!?!? Aki Con and Updates2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But seriously... I love you guys. You've given us so much support whether it's through comments, drawings/gifts, notes, favourites/likes/retweets/reblogs, coming up to us to say hello at cons and even going out of your way to ask your local cons to invite us as guests... if I think about it for too long it blows my mind. It's incredible to me that there are people out there who like
Opening Wig Commissions!Hello all!Opening Wig Commissions!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Due to an overwhelming positive response I am opening up wig commissions starting in June! At this point in time I am ready to start taking commissions to order bases for in order for those bases to be here in June so I can start work on them right away
I will be accepting 5 commissions to start.
The pricing will be done on a quote basis, which means that I will assess the price of the commission once I have all of the information on the project. It will factor in base wig cost + materials + work + shipping
To ensure that I can get you the best product possible, I am hoping that people commissioning me will use the following form so that I can know all of your stipulations up front
Cartoon or Realistic Style:
Wig colour preference:
Shipping preferences (folded inside out and ziplock bagged wig or shipping on wig head in a box):
San Diego Comic Con - Booth #4539!Hey guys, I finally have my San Diego Comic Con schedule!! These are the costumes I'm wearing for SDCC, on the respective days:San Diego Comic Con - Booth #4539!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll be at :iconNicoleBrune:'s booth #4539 all weekend, signing her new Baroness artwork which I modeled for, and Dragon's Mistress! We're across the aisle from the WB booth, and here is a map to the SDCC Exhibit Hall: http://issuu.com/comic-con/docs/cci13_exhib_hall_map?e=1039666/3761458
Please come by for a photo, a calendar, a fist bump, and a hello! I look forward to meeting all of you at SDCC!!!
32 ARTISTS TO FEATURE WOW, FROM THE POLLso ima feature all of you who wanted to be featured, and hey, i might find some really cool artists in the process C:32 ARTISTS TO FEATURE WOW, FROM THE POLL2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i'm only feature one or 2 of your works,, theres just so many, okay,here goes
:iconjackofalltrades0097: Elizabeth Wallis Johnson by jackofalltrades0097
:iconallicynleiaallen: Through the Desert by allicynallenTeam Avatar by allicynallen
:iconflamefireheart: Child of Dreams by FlameFireheart
:iconfreakingvampire: Witch by FreakingVampire
:iconfallingwithoutstyle: Swirly by FallingWithoutStyle
:iconmoonylady: Tell Me What You Want To Hear by moonylady
:iconpebbles6: Curly hair by Pebbles6
:iconx0xallyx0xx: Full Moon by allybee113
:iconcrazysneakygurl23: Birds of Paradise by crazysneakygurl23I've never loved anyone like I love you by crazysneakygurl23
:iconunbelivabledifferent: The girl with the long hair by unbelivabledifferent
:iconelizabethpott: Beautiful but Deadly - Best Friends by ElizabethPott
Summer Cons Recap, Aki Con and Selling More ThingsWell, what can I say? Summer is over and I have no idea where it went lolSummer Cons Recap, Aki Con and Selling More Things2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There were three conventions for me this summer. They all happen to be back to back so it was a pretty crazy month.
First was Anime Revolution. It was a ton of fun! AR really impressed me with it being a first year convention. It was very well run and the staff were incredible! They were so helpful and extremely accommodating. There was a slight hiccup when AR lost the second panel room last minute, but they knew that was an issue and apologized for it. I'm really looking forward to next year and I can't wait to see what AR brings!
Highlight of the con? Meeting Doug Walker (aka ThatGuyWithGlasses/Nostalgic Critic)
Cosplay line up:
Tira Misu from Sorcerer Hunters
Fire Nation Katara from Avatar: The Last Airbender
Ventus from Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep
Marik from Yu-Gi-Oh
Second was Cos & Effect. This con was a bit of a disappointment. That's pretty much all I'm going to say about it
Banzai Con 2013Sakura Con is over and now it is time for Banzai Con!Banzai Con 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
I leave with twinfools on Wednesday for Larvik, Norway where we will reunite with the long last FDPer Valdrein XD
Super stoked to be returning to Banzai Con as everyone was so wonderful last year! And it will be awesome for everyone to meet Valdrein since she is so wonderful
Since we are Guests, we will be running some panels:
7:00pm/19:00 Search for the Next Avenger! (This is sort of a "game show" panel and volunteers will be needed)
10:00am Crossplay Panel
1:00pm/13:00 Fighting Dreamers Pro Q&A (Prepare some questions for us! Doesn't have to be cosplay related, either! We will also be showing our new CMV here)
12:00pm Wig Panel
Cosplay Line-up is as follows:
Lady Loki- Marvel comics
Amaimon- Blue Exorcist
Can't wait to see everyone again/meet new people this time!
Anime Revolution 2013 ReviewJust like the Animethon review this review is pretty late too XD and just as with all of my other reviews I have to cut out so many details and special mentions otherwise this would go on forever. Too amny amazing things and good times happened XDAnime Revolution 2013 Review1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Anime Revolution was at the end of August and it was the first con that FDP has been together at in a long time. It was amazing not just to spend time with and run panels with the group but also to hang out with so many of our friends from Vancouver. We also got to see many people from Vancouver and abroad again and we got to meet many people from all over who came to AR this year for the first time!!! I can't thank everyone who attended our events/panels and came up to us to say hi and ask for photos enough. Thank you all so much for your support it was an absolute pleasure and honour to meet everyone we met this year and to get to see familiar faces again.
As with last year Anime Revolution was professionally run by staff who were bus
(FAQs) Wig Commissions - A Purchasers GuideSo one of the most Frequently Asked Question I've EVER had was: "How much are your wigs?"(FAQs) Wig Commissions - A Purchasers Guide2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since I've been asked this so many times, I decided to write out a guide fully explaining in detail what kind of price range you can expect based on what you ask for. Now remember, this is a guide strictly based on how I ship my wigs, and what charges I decide are best for me and my experiences. Other people may be cheaper, or cost more, depending upon their own personal choice, lifestyle, and experience. Since my price ranges vary so much depending upon what is requested- I thought it preferable I break it down based on wig length/style, explain how special styling requests apply- and then explain all the excess variable costs.
Length/Style Explanations—-*These prices vary by 20.00-40.00 if you are a customer who is NON-US
RUSH Charge- When someone wants a wig within a week of payment. If I have to place you in priority over previous orders, the charge will apply.
Short Wigs: These costs I
Accomplishment, Future, and a Feature :3Accomplishment:Yayyyyyy! We accomplished our first goal! We were able to sell 365 Hats before our anniversay on January 10th and I'm so happy :iconawwwplz: Thank you to everyone who's supported us this year! I never thought we'd get so much love and so many fans for our little hats it's definitely a dream come true for me!Accomplishment, Future, and a Feature :32 years ago in Personal More Like This
Future: So as you may or may not know, I'm also an avid seamstress and cosplayer in addition to a Mad Hatter, so I've been cooking this up in my brain for a while
In the near future, I'm hoping to unveil a line of Aprons in January 2013 that will match our hat designs!
This way, say you have an Alice in wonderland hat, but nothing to wear it with. What to do?! Well, you can get a matching apron to prance around in
I'm SOOOO Excited about this guys, you have no idea xD They're going to be so super cute, and will be the perfect way to cosplay or just dress up when you cook I'm already testing them