Mesti Datang! The HobbyCon 2013 Experience!Earlier this year, my friends and I were invited to be overseas guests for HobbyCon in Sabah, Malaysia.
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
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!2 years 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
Cosplay photo blog for ToyCon 2013!ToyCon 2013!Cosplay photo blog for ToyCon 2013!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So we went to Toycon last Saturday and as usual I... didn't really get to take pictures of toys and stuff. It was so crowded around the merchandise hall that I couldn't stop and take photos because people were constantly threading through and shoving. It was like a river of people with an actual current, hahah! Sometimes I'd find a friend to chat with but we'd eventually be pulled apart by the tide, it was kind of funny.
I wanted to wear something simple and comfortable so I posted on my Facebook that I would wear my old Ichigo cosplay in his Karakura High uniform. The Bleach manga is so crazy now that it just made me miss the days when Bleach was simple.
I think this is the last decent picture of myself that I have wearing this, and it was taken ages ago.
And here it is on me again, with a new wig, better contact lenses, better wig styling and cosplay makeup skills (somewhat), and Kon plush that was give
The Rurouni Kenshin Movie ExperienceSome months ago, a rumor surfaced that they would be showing the Rurouni Kenshin live action movie at our theaters here in the Philippines. After some weeks of torture, we were finally given an official confirmation and screening date! The day they started selling tickets online, I got a bunch for me and my friends, even though it was a couple of months too early, hahah!The Rurouni Kenshin Movie Experience3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nearing the screening date, I received a wonderful surprise from :iconup-ame: UP-AME.org.
They invited me to be a guest and cosplay competition judge for Swordplay, a Rurouni Kenshin fan event, and also to the special advanced screening days before the official screening date. I've often thought that if there is one cosplay I would like people to remember me by, it would be Kenshin. I was very honored and touched that they had thought of including me to a day celebrating a series that means so much to me, and a movie I had been looking forward to for ages.
My friends and I had decided s
KuroBasu cosplay portraits + shoot outtakes!Generation of Miracles casual outfit portraitsKuroBasu cosplay portraits + shoot outtakes!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Added on November 7)
Not everyone's Teiko uniforms are ready just yet, but we wanted to get a feel of things for the proper shoot so we did this for practice. It gave us a chance to try out our wigs and makeup and junk to see what we need to improve on for our actual cosplays.
The following portraits are the full-sized versions of what was squeezed into the above banner thing
:iconhana181: Aki as Tetsuya Kuroko
We're sorry Tetsu, you have no face in your portrait!
:iconcazzu-chan: Cassie as Ryota Kise
Bringin' out the kira-kira model-kun aura!
/slightly envious of such long limbs
:icondorkydea: Myk as Tsuntaro Tsunderima Shintaro Midorima
Today's lucky item is apparently a ninja's frog wallet
:icondancingontightrope: Aruki as Daiki Aomine
In the Zooooooone
Daigo Sen / Mark as Atsushi Murasnackibara Murasakibara
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?1 year 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
Reviving my journal with some photo posts!Boy, do I have a ton of events and shoots I have yet to write about! The past few months have been such a big (wonderful) whirlwind of stuff that I really haven't been able to just sit down and sort out my photos and thoughts the way I want to.Reviving my journal with some photo posts!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
That's why I've been severely lacking in updates over here, but my Facebook page, Tumblr and Twitter have been getting a fair bit of action. I feel like on those sites I can just thought vomit and blurt things out.
This page though has significant sentimental value to me because it was the starting point for so many things. I wouldn't even know where to begin. So it's rather special to me and I feel like I should put a little more thought into my posts here. I've kind of been overdoing it though! So now I'll share some of the posts I've been making on my other sites, to get my writing rhythm bac
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!2 years 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
Ciel and Sebastian Photoshoot Outtakes!Finally! After several months of delay! Man, where has the time gone?Ciel and Sebastian Photoshoot Outtakes!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) Cosplay Photos
I've still got a few more to post! My friends and I found ourselves really busy in the past months, so I just barely managed to find time to pick this photo series up again. Oh man, it was so great just looking through the photos from that dhurtay again.
About the location
A lot of you have been asking about the location, and I apologize but the activity organizers and property owner have advised us not to disclose that information. I hope it suffices to say it is not really a place for simply doing photoshoots, and we were just very fortunate to be invited. The place is private property reserved for special occasions. On a normal basis, people cannot just walk in there or take pictures without an appoint
A Happy Holiday Journal EntryThank youA Happy Holiday Journal Entry4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm still a bit overwhelmed by the responses to my previous journal entry, but I will do my best to make proper replies to some of you soon. But to everyone Thank you all for constantly giving me reasons to be grateful.
I've got a bit of free time today before another Christmas party so I thought I'd post a holiday journal with miscellaneous moments from the past month or so. Thank you so much to Miss-It-Girl for extending my subscription so I can keep sharing these photos with you guys!
The holiday decor at home was a joy to look at and photograph.
I enjoyed the added details of these swirly twigs that make me think of Tim Burton landscapes.
After all these years, the sight of sparkling lights and shiny Christmas ornaments and even the smell of tinsel and synthetic trees gets me in the mood fo
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:
400 point giveaway! WINNERS!Guess what time it is? Yep! It's time to reveal my four lucky winners!400 point giveaway! WINNERS!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Here they are!
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End-of-year Premium membership giveaway! [Closed]End-of-year Premium membership giveaway! [Closed]2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Congratulations to :icondeathgoddess231: who won the giveaway.
For those that didn't win; keep following my journals.
There are more giveaways and features coming in the near future
Like some of my old watchers know, I have a premium membership giveaway for watchers at the end of every year.
In most of the previous giveaways, I always asked my followers for a good reason why they'd want a premium membership. I used to read all of the messages, and picked the one that touched me most.
However, with the current amount of watchers and messages I get on a daily basis, I realize this will be hard to keep track of. Let alone picking just a one from that huge group of people. Because I'm sure there are many of you that have interesting story's, and all of you have your reasons to want such a membership.
That's why, this year, I'm going to do it in a different way.
If you want to join, read along!
What will I give away
WHAT TIME IS IT? AAAADVENTURE TIME COSPLAY ...TIMEAdventure Time cosplay at Fantasy Quest 2WHAT TIME IS IT? AAAADVENTURE TIME COSPLAY ...TIME3 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
600 Points Giveaway [closed]It is since I’ve joined DA that I keep reading about those giveaway, raffles... They intrigue me, look funny! I’ve always wanted to hold one of them, sooner or later. Guess time has come600 Points Giveaway [closed]2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Why now? Well... I’ve just come back from Lucca Comics & Games - the best and biggest comics, games and cosplay fair we have in Italy. It reminds me when I was there last year and I had a bad car accident on my way back home. I don’t know how to describe it correctly in english.. my car got hit by a very big jeep from behind, the thrust was so intense it made my car tip over and land on the car in front of me, then rebounded several times on the road crashing sides of the car and the roof of my (at this point destroyed) vehicle. Fortunately I didn’t get any serious injuries, but I had to rest in bed for one month and for four months I have been away from fairs and events …
But - hey - I’ve been lucky, I'm still here, and back in action! Isn
The Host Club is now open! (updated)Ouran High School Host ClubThe Host Club is now open! (updated)7 years ago in Personal More Like This
We recently had an Ouran High School Host Club photoshoot, organized by Cyfliq. It started out as a Honey-sempai & Mori pictorial for Ysabel Ken-chan-Byakushi and Kune kunebitt, and she invited the rest of us to come hang out during the shoot. We said we'd be glad to help out with taking pictures and anything else, and later figured that we could join in as characters as well. The rest of us didn't have a lot of time to prepare their uniforms so we just used casual clothes we already had. So yeah, sorry about the outfit and wig inconsistencies for now. This was just closet cosplay for a lot of us, haha.
That day was a lot of fun but we're also looking forward to the second Ouran shoot with a slightly different cast and proper costumes. Hopefully we get to do more than the usual school uniforms since the Host Club cosplays as well.
:iconouranhostplz: Aya as Tamaki Suou (no DA account)
Plug: Contact Lens Promo + Donation ProjectsI've been lacking in online updates lately because I've been focusing on doing illustration and design work. Productivity is great, but sometimes I also crave for a bit of quiet time to write journal entries. At least this week I'll be starting on preparations for a new group cosplay with my friends for next month.Plug: Contact Lens Promo + Donation Projects4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Another thing my friends and I are doing is helping raise funds for the benefit of the impoverished community of Boni, Malabon. Here was my post about it on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Jin.behindinfinity/posts/201080013330502 Will elaborate on this in another journal post sometime this week!
Alice & Rabbit's Contact lens clearance sale
My friends at Alice and Rabbit's Shop for contact lenses are offering big discounts for some lens types which are almost sold out. I thought I'd share for the benefit of people who are shopping for lenses for their cosplays. You might find what you need at a good price.
We present our first attempt at video!We're venturing (clumsily) into another medium! Video! Here it is!We present our first attempt at video!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Killjoys, Make Some Noise!
Click here to watch the video!
I know there's room for much improvement, but we're quite happy with it for our first piece of video work! I actually picked up After Effects for the first time just to be able to edit this video to fix the colors and add the text and lasers and stuff. It was fun!
Happy anniversary, Danger Days! On November 22, 2010 My Chemical Romance introduced the world of the fabulous killjoys. One year later, we're still here singing it to the world in our own way!
Some background info
For those of you who aren't familiar with this usage of the term killjoys it's based on the My Chemical Romance album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. A description that was given on
Fairy Tail and xxxHolic cosplay + HP tomfooleryDay 1 PostFairy Tail and xxxHolic cosplay + HP tomfoolery4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Read about Day 1 over here!
Toycon 2011 (Day 2)
June 19, 2011
Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall
Day 2 report! It started out at our friend's place like the day before. We helped each other dress and fix up.
Over here Miguel merkymerx, me and Myk had teamed up to fix Karl's hair for Phoenix Wright cosplay.
This is Melo BallistaShark as the Davey Jones to Miguel's Captain Jack.
He also answers to the name Corporate Cthulu.
IT WAS RAINING OUTSIDE AND THIS KITTEN WENT UP TO THE DOORWAY AND GAH JUST LOOK AT IT
WHAT IS THIS SORCERY, CAT
We couldn't bear to make it go out in the rain!
These are just two of the 120381029 photos we took of it. Gaaaah.
Another team-up to do Jayem's Fairy Tail emblem for his Gray Fullbuster cosplay.
It's lacking a little something, don't you think?
There we go. Lovely.
AAAAA DON'T KILL ME YOU GUYSSSS
Well. This is... interesting.
Sooomeone's [coughBallistaSharkcough] enjoying
Site Update: Staff Retreat, Holiday HQThis week's Site Update is a little different from usual in that we don't have any publicly visible changes. However, it's for a good reason. Our Devious Technology team is at a staff retreat! During this retreat, they're discussing our features, conducting hackathons, and creating prototypes for new features.Site Update: Staff Retreat, Holiday HQ2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Welcome to Holiday Headquarters 2013!
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The winner is (giveaway pm)The winner isThe winner is (giveaway pm)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Who is the number 71? Congratulations to nr 71
Vocaloid JBF Flower Wreath + Ciel lenses, etc.Jin's Flower Wreath ProcessVocaloid JBF Flower Wreath + Ciel lenses, etc.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sometime last May, Kat moonlightflight and I cosplayed our favorite Vocaloid song, "Just Be Friends".
Their outfits seem simple at a glance, but that actually makes things more complicated sometimes. Hahah. Despite Luka's dress looking like something you could probably find in a mall, Charmie yaoiangel14 made the dress from scratch exactly as it looked in the artwork, just for Kat moonlightflight. Kat and I also did our best with the part of their outfits that had the most amount of detail (which also happens to be our favorite parts) the flower wreaths.
I have some pictures of the progress of my wreath, so I thought I'd share them. This probably isn't the best method of going about this, but this is how I did mine and I found it pretty easy. (I wish I could have taken more photos or a video, but to be honest I wasn't quite sure I'd pull this off at first. Hahah!)
Animal Photo Contest/Raffle [CLOSED]CONTEST IS NOW CLOSEDAnimal Photo Contest/Raffle [CLOSED]1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's time for my 2nd annual Animal Photo Contest!
HOW TO ENTER
1) Add this journal to your favorites. No need to be a watcher of mine.
2) Choose one photo deviation. The deviation submitted may be a new photograph taken and submitted specifically for this contest or a deviation that you had in your gallery previously. (Entry must be a deviation, not a Stash post or a link to an outside site like Photobucket or flickr. I need to have access to a thumbnail code.)
3) In the deviation description, include a brief (100 words or fewer) vignette of your memory of the time when you took the photo. It can be funny, an explanation of what inspired you to snap the picture, and/or something poignant and important to you about the moment. (Go here for an example.)
4) Submit your photo by includin
Huge GIVEAWAY! 25+ Arts,1200Points/PMs! CLOSED!!That's right, the giveaway is now closed, and the winners will be selected shortly!Huge GIVEAWAY! 25+ Arts,1200Points/PMs! CLOSED!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
With 305+ entrants, I'm very satisfied of how it's been doing. Stay tuned to see the winners!
Giveaway Prizes!! -CLOSED
This giveaway offers exactly 27 arts and 3 prizes in points or PMs, offered by me, the manager of the giveaway we could say () and other 14 artists friends of mine.
This is the list of the prizes which will be given to winners selected, in exactly this order:
1 --- xiii-wings --- Traditional watercolour picture
2 --- Aurora-Silver --- Digital picture cell shaded with simple BG
3 --- CuBur --- Digital half body
4 --- BubbleJuiceBox --- Digital single character full body cell shaded
5 --- DelusionalPuffball --- Headshot lineart
6 --- SerenityAme --- Digital headshot sketch
7 --- Ghimeopta --- Sketchy lineart full body, only female
8 --- Hanna-Riikka --- Traditional full body picture
9 --- :devl
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