Cosplay for BeginnersSo, you've decided you want to be a cosplayer. Great! You'll have tons of fun. But where to start?Cosplay for Beginners5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Step one: Choose a character to cosplay
How do you choose which costume you want to do? Choosing can be tricky, and you can't start until you've picked. No one else can tell you how to choose, but it might help if you start by figuring out why it is you want to cosplay.
People have lots of reasons, but in my experience, there are three main reasons why someone might decide to be a cosplayer, and knowing why you do it will help you choose. Most of us are a combination of these, but fit into one slightly better than the others.
1. The Super Fan- these cosplayers have a character or characters that they just absolutely adore. They know absolutely everything about them and the series and want to show the world. They choose their favorite characters.
If you're a super fan, picking is easy! Just do your favorite characters fro
Buying Online - [Good and Ugly][PhotoBomber] - [Tumblr] - [You Tube] - [Twitter] - [Cosplay.com]Buying Online - [Good and Ugly]4 years ago in Personal More Like This
A warning to the people
One of the questions I get a lot are "who do you buy ____ from?"
I always assumed that all sites were pretty equal,
but I recently have been, and still am, dealing with a dispute form a contact website,
they have broken their our rules but still refusing to refund the purchase,
and because of the way they worded the product paypal is refusing to step up.
I'm pretty burned,
and I know others have been screwed over,
or have had major problems from dealing with people online.
As well as people who have had amazing experiences.
Here is my list,
A list of the Good and the one Ugly I have received.
For Contacts, Wigs, and other things I have bought onli
ANBIME ST LOUIS!This weekend was Shutocon and next weekend is ANIME ST. LOUIS!ANBIME ST LOUIS!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm SUPER Excited to be going as one of the guests for this convention!
I'll be hosting a few panels and will be serving as the MC for the Masqerade! I"M SUPER NERVOUS BUT EXCITED!!! EEP!
IF YOU GUYS ARE GOING COME PLAY WITH ME PLEASE ! I'm new to the area, and I'm bringing :iconCatalystSirene: with me! These are the panels I'm hosting, and if you are going to ASTL, PLEASE
Networking For Costumers: 8 PM in the Marquette Room
This panel is all about setting up all those social media sites for costumers- and learning the ins and outs of trying to meet friends in the community!
The Essentials of a Costume: 1 PM in LaSalle Room
This panel is the one I'm really looking forward too. If you aren't the greatest sewer I would really recommend you come to this panel! It's all about simplifying costumes and trying to figure out the easiest way to make your costume come to life. We will be talking a lot ab
MetroconIt was awesome.Metrocon2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll write up more when I have the time.
But it was awesome.
Wow, it's been a whileLike, it's been a serious while! A lot has happened, such as...Wow, it's been a while2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Metrocon! Which was amazing. Another fantastic year where we met some fantastic people! Will we be back next year? Honestly, we cannot say. We're not sure we can continue to afford the flight costs, so it's up in the air right now.
- Abunaicon! Dutch people are crazy. Nuff said. <3
- Alcon! Another amazing weekend! We were kinda zoned out for some of it, due to the fact we were so close to getting our house... but still an amazingly fun event.
- HOUSE! Which we have. And despite the boiler problems, everything is now finally going smoothly thanks to you guys!
- JCon! Our first time at this event, and damn it was fun! Definitely worth doing, and hopefully we'll be back next year!
So... yeah. It's been kinda busy to say the least!
For regular Parlé updates, best place to keep an eye on is the Facebook page
After AbunaiconWhat a weekend.After Abunaicon3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Kelly and I are finally back home after a very early flight back to London. I have to say, it was all worth it.
Abunaicon was truly fantastic! It was great meeting some of our followers from the Netherlands and pretty much everyone we met was just lovely!
It was a great test run for Gambit (my sclera contacts arrive tomorrow!!) and I've now decided to make a Human!Wheatley cosplay. Ha ha! It will be fun to be an idiotic character again.
Highlights of Abunaicon:
*Judging the Eurocosplay.
*Being chased by Batman.
*Creating world domination plans with the Joker and Harley while dressed as Loki.
*Invading panels and generally being mental.
*Killing Coulson over and over and over and OVER again!
*Squaring off to a certain Hawkeye everytime I saw her.
*ALL THE DESSERTS!!!
*Being told by four people that I look like Tom Hiddleston.
Twas an AMAZING weekend just so tiring. Phew! I really hope we can come back next year and share in all the fun. Now to plan for Alcon!
Tutorial: Cosplay Boy Make-up ISo, this is the first part of the "Cosplay boy make-up" tutorial. It has way too much text and pictures to put it into just one journal, so I will divide it.Tutorial: Cosplay Boy Make-up I3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As always~ English is not my native language so you might come across mistakes. My apologies! If anything is unclear feel free to ask me in the comments.
I'm just showing you what works for me and what's my personal liking. I'm focusing on eye make-up and additional tips. If you think this way of doing a boys cosplay make-up is is using way too much make-up that's totally fine. Everyone has his/her own preferences and this tutorial is just a hint who it can be done.
The shape of eyes differ a lot from one to another, so if you want to try it the way I do my make-up you might have to adjust it to your own eyes. Maybe you have already run into this problem before while seeing a well done eye make-up in a tutorial or worn by an asian cosplayer. Furthermore be aware of the fact that the shape of your eyebrows, wearing c
ASSEMBLE!If you watch Some Assembly Required (our Avengers show) then I need your help.ASSEMBLE!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm after your favourite moments/scenes/lines from the show. If you'd like to make a comment below - then you will be helping us out in our battle for the greater good!
Aka, it's a little secret project I'm working on.
In other news, I'm now off in the weekdays and will be working hard on new videos for you guys to enjoy! 8D
Stupid Maple SyrupI was quite happy being asleep. But no, some blood Canadian thought it would be best to phone me. Not to mention phone me while impersonating me. twinfools is mental, I would like it to be known.Stupid Maple Syrup3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And what's worse? There's three of them in total, not just one, zooming down the road towards the house right now.
I told Kelly to take them back to the airport and leave them where she found them. She wouldn't listen to me.
Non-DA FanFiction ListHere you will find a list of completed Razer/Aya fanfics that are found outside of Deviantart. :iconstudytimeplz:Non-DA FanFiction List4 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I was dreaming" - The crew is sleeping, and something draws Aya's attention. Razer doesn't appreciates the intrusion, but takes the opportunity to ask her something without the others overhearing.
"Protective" - Post "Reckoning." Aya brings up some questionable moments between them. Razer thinks she's being absurd.
"43:05 hours" - Razer finds himself waking up on the Interceptor. But not in his own quarters... instead, it's Aya's.
"Prevarication" - When questioned, when asked if she remembers, if she recalls what happened as
Sasuke's Picture DiaryLeave comments to keep me company?Sasuke's Picture Diary3 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:
Free Pokemon Pattern list!I thought I would try to compose a list of different Pokemon patterns you can find. I get request for patterns all the time, but usually there are great ones already available! I thought I would try to get them all down for you in as much of an organized fashion as I can at this late at night...Free Pokemon Pattern list!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I haven't used most of these for myself, so I don't know if these are all good.
I'm sure these aren't the only patterns available, but these were the ones I that I happen to find. If you know of more then let me know so I can add it! And this journal will constantly be updated.
Always make sure to give credit to the pattern maker, and unless it states otherwise, never use these patterns for profit! They're here for people to use for themselves or as gifts, not to make money.
Generation 1 patterns
1-Month Premium Membership (or Points) Giveaway And the winner is sweir17! Congratulations! And thank you all for your support1-Month Premium Membership (or Points) Giveaway3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Update: Alternatively, you can choose to have the equivalent amount of points (396) if you would prefer
Fancy having a premium membership? Then read on!
Joycelyn Siew | Nature Photographer
I just launched my photography Facebook Page, and to celebrate, I'm giving away a 1-month Premium Membership to the biggest supporters of my work: the dA community! Here's how it works:
LIKE my Facebook page - http://facebook.com/joycelynsiewphotography
Fave this journal (This automatically puts you on a list and assigns you a number)
If you don't have your real name on your dA profile or are using a different Facebook name, comment below so I can link you to your Facebook account.
That's it folks! Too easy! This giveaway closes on 7 Dec (or whe
We Did It, deviantART! AxSoris Is Gone!Let us all cheer in triumph! Thanks to the resilience and determination of :iconVixen525: , who worked for countless hours on her own to contact the proper authorities, AxSoris has been taken off the internet (hopefully for good!)We Did It, deviantART! AxSoris Is Gone!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Guys, give Vixen some love! She's a dA hero! After she saw my petition (which didn't grab dA's staff's attention, but it did succeed in spreading awareness about the AxSoris art theft) she took it completely upon herself to track down the domain owners of AxSoris and report the site. This was not an easy task, mind you, as AxSoris kept constantly changing domains. She's just...amzing to do this for all of us, and she deserves a reward! Please, show her some gratitude. Give her a llama, cake badge, points, anything! Just let her know how thankful you ar
PREVIEW FOR #037 AND CAMEO RAFFLE [WINNERS UP!]UPDATE: Update #037 is UP! Click thru the thumbnail to see the winners! Thank you so much for participating!PREVIEW FOR #037 AND CAMEO RAFFLE [WINNERS UP!]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE: So THREE winners have been picked for the cameo contest! When #037 is up I will post the winners in the description Thank you all for participating!
So after my slump (which I am still kinda in), I have started to work on #037 again.
I also realized...I need CAMEOS. See that panel preview at top? I need 2 nuzlocke characters to play around in the scenes and I will be doing a raffle. Are you interested? If you are, here are the raffle rules.
PLEASE READ THE RULES AND FOLLOW THEM. IF YOU DISREGARD ANY OF THEM, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED
You can only enter by commenting. In the comments, please post the following:
Nuztrainer reference (full color pics preferred)A link to the nuz run that features the character (this run SHOULD be a nuzlocke that is ONGOING or FINISHED.)Describe what they would do in a Pokemon centerD
DEMYX, MARLUXIA AND RIKU WIGSI have three beautiful wigs here (worn in Demyx Time and the Sora Show) who are currently looking for new and loving homes.DEMYX, MARLUXIA AND RIKU WIGS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you'd like to own them, or know someone who might then please check 'em out. The money will go towards setting up Parlé as a professional business.
It Just Got Serious - Some Final ThoughtsSo I uploaded the last abridged page of It Just Got Serious today.It Just Got Serious - Some Final Thoughts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And just....wow. Immediately after uploading the page, I got an OVERWHELMING response. I seriously might have been tearing up a bit, reading them. Not crying, because it is really damn hard to make me cry...but, shit that's impressive that you guys managed to do at least that. I was worried how you all were going to receive the ending I planned, but I'm glad most of you liked it.
I'm just gonna get it out of the way right now. Thank you. I've said it over and over again, but thank you for being such an amazing group of people (I really don't like to say "fans"). As I said when I dropped the comic, I've been doing this for over two years....that's a damn long time. And I can say I've accomplished quite a lot in that time. Thank your for all the support, all the comments, all the critiques, all the favorites. It's been quite a ride :'D And I'm really glad that I was able to finish the story, even if it's not in comic for
New videos, some updates and a big thank you :)Hey everyone! So it's finally summer here and :iconvandorwolf: and I just got back from a day of sun at the beach! A man on a skateboard made fun of my intense sunburnt arms and neck and that was the day XD Yesterday I worked in the sun for a few hours an managed to give myself a lobster burn that I tried to even out today... no such luckNew videos, some updates and a big thank you :)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Our next cons coming up at both local Vancouver cons and the we jet off to England for Alcon!
-Anime Revolution August 17th-19th: we'll be attending Anime Revolution at the Vancouver Convention Centre as guests this August.
-Cos and Effect August 24th-26th: we'll be attending Cos and Effect at UBC (Vancouver) as guests this August.
-Alcon September 6th-9th: we'll be attending Alcon in Leicester, England as guests in September.
I've been swamped by the work and school combo since June, so (let's all say it together now, since you guys always hear me say this) I'm really behind in my replies. D: I'm so sorry guys. I try t
TFP s.3 B.H ep.13 review- Deadlock- END OF TFPOr, TFP s.3 ep. 13- This isn't fucking fairTFP s.3 B.H ep.13 review- Deadlock- END OF TFP2 years ago in Personal More Like This
or, TFP s.3 ep.13 - Cries everywhere, with both Decepticons and Autobots
This is my last review of TFP.
There will be angsty feelings all over this review, so I'll just let you know before you start reading and then wonders why you even begun reading it, while sitting in a corner, sobbing.
And before I begin with this, I just want to thank you all for these 3 amazing years with TFP, and my 2 years of actually reviewing it. It's been a blast to wait for Saturday almost every week to see the new TFP episode and write a review about it, and then catch up with you guys, and your awesome replies to my review. Now, this will be the last one, and once again, thank you all for the support and love.
Transformers Prime is the kind of car
ONE MILLION VIEWSInsert horrible Austin Powers joke hereONE MILLION VIEWS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
OH GOD YOU GUYS ;3;
Thank you XEarlGreyX who sent me the screenshot but ANYWAY....
Thank you so much for your support and views!
I am not sure what I should even do for this odd milestone that I never expected to reach...you guys are amazing
PS: If you want to commission me, please refer to this journal entry!
FYI: Follow me on twitter and I will post all update preview tweets via #nuzlocke tag!
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Today I show you how to sew a wide braid. Most cosplayers have the problem that our character has a pattern, a braid or similar to his clothes that are simply not exist to buy.
With this little tutorial you have one of many ways to solve this problem completeley.
Today my costume is from Sakizou of the artbook "Romantic jewels - Gentleman"
Character: Prince Emerauld
Have a look what the bra
Important Cause...http://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-Bells-Castle/353547441383649Important Cause...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a piece of British history under threat. If you can take a moment to 'like' this page - then maybe we can create awareness of how important it is to preserve buildings like this.
Otherwise, it will probably be pulled down, taking away all of the memories and moments that it has witnessed through the years.
Protect the past because it can't protect itself.
Just spreading the news (KORRA!!!)Keepin' it simple: official release date and titles and all that (excerpt from the KorraNation Tumblr page):Just spreading the news (KORRA!!!)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
We're so excited to announce two amazing pieces of news.
Firstly, we have a premiere date! And it's sooner than you think! The premiere of Korra will be on Nickelodeon in exactly 1 month: Saturday, April 14th at 11am. Get ready for some action-packed bending and the start of an epic new saga.
Secondly, if you haven't already heard, we are proud to announce the new official title of the show is simply The Legend of Korra