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! 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! in Personal More Like This
(Click thumbnail to view the full image!)
: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-tutorial 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
SasuNar-, er, NaruHina Photoshoot Outtakes + stuffGeekgasmSasuNar-, er, NaruHina Photoshoot Outtakes + stuff in Personal More Like This
Those damned filler arcs are killing the Naruto anime again so I'm thankful for the manga, but...
NEW ENDING SEQUENCE IS KINDA COOL HOLY LORD NARUTO AND SASUKE AS RONIN OKAY GETTING FABRIC TOMORROW
Somebody needs to explain that "please kiss me please kiss me all night" line in the song
Have I mentioned that my childhood dream was to be either a ronin, a ninja or a marine biologist? 2 OUT OF 3, NOT BAD YEAH. I'm such a dolt. We haven't even properly done Shippu! Konoha Gakuen Den as a group yet and here comes something new to work on. But AGH, for the sake of my unfulfilled childhood dreams it must be done! The power of youth compels me!
And yeah, I'm still failing badly at answering comments and notes. I always do my best to put as much thought into my replies when the situation calls for serious answers, so I need a significant amount of time. Recently, I haven't been able to sta
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 cosplay 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
Sasuke's Picture DiaryLeave comments to keep me company?Sasuke's Picture Diary 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:
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! 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
WHAT TIME IS IT? AAAADVENTURE TIME COSPLAY ...TIMEAdventure Time cosplay at Fantasy Quest 2WHAT TIME IS IT? AAAADVENTURE TIME COSPLAY ...TIME 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
KuroBasu cosplay portraits + shoot outtakes!Generation of Miracles casual outfit portraitsKuroBasu cosplay portraits + shoot outtakes! 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
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! 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
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Suicide Squad Revealed!
New Suicide Squad 4 by JPRart
Warner Brothers has finally announced the casting of their new “Suicide Squad” movie.
The current squad of team members from the DC Comic pulls from an ignominious list of shady characters including Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Vixen, King Shark, El Diablo, Iceberg, Deathstroke, Black Manta, Cheetah, Captain Boomerang, and even the Joker’s daughter.
“Amanda Waller” leads this secret “Dirty Dozen”-styl
Cosplay Rules The EarthWe need your coolest COSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHY for display as part of the deviantART Benefit ART Show at the San Diego Comic-Con!Cosplay Rules The Earth in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Proceeds go to the Shriner Burn Hospital, which routinely invites cosplayers to join in their fundraising events and encourages cosplayers to interact with the hospital’s young burn victims as part of their therapy.
We want to include you in this worthy & fun cause!
All entries must be submitted by June 18th
All entries will need clearance from the photographer and the cosplayer as well as file sizes large enough to produce fine art quality prints.
Don't worry, we will contact you for these after making selections.
You can submit to the "cosplay" folder in the Comic-Con group
Gear up, wig out, have your weapons riot checked and let'
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Into the Realm
“Evening songs of burning wood and mead and laughter, of blood and hunts and fellowship: our halls echo with memories old and new. A day through forest and field, chasing the smell of spring, a moment above the morning mist to steal a glimpse of seas twinkling on the horizon; an eternity before our gates, in wonderment at the carved quests of heroes, coming alive at a fingertip’s request. Witness a lifetime into the realm… it is quite the adventure.”
— HtBlack of theWrittenRevolution
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There is no cosmic law that states artists must suffer many long years and demeaning day-jobs before a window of opportunity cracks open just enough to hop on through.
Fellow deviant Brian Kesinger is a case in point.
His first “day-job” in 1996—he was hired straight out of his senior year of high school—was drawing Tarzan for Disney.
Brian stayed at Disney and he considers every day there a part of his ongoing education as an artist. He most recent
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In Toronto & on deviantART
No better living functioning evolving example of the new pattern in the creation, dissemination and education in the visual arts can be found than Imaginism Studios, the online brainchild of artists Bobby Chiu & Kei Acedera. Established in Toronto in 2005, the studio has specialized in pre-production character and concept design for film, TV, gaming, and publishing. As creators of some of the most wildly creative and whimsical images ever presented on deviantART, this artistic couple has built an international fan base independent of their c
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lived a life of exemplary personal sacrifice in the face of the constant threat of violent reprisals, including sudden death.
He is synonymous with civil rights and the icon of the struggle of Black Americans for racial, economic, and social equality. He earns his place in history as one of the legendary rare human beings who really made a difference,
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Moscow on the Hudson 1984
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Mastering The Magic ofMonster Making
15.7 million fans tuned in for the fourth season finale of the AMC cable channel’s hit series The Walking Dead, making it one of the most watched hour-drama broadcasts in cable history.
More than a mere gore fest, critical approval for the show has come by way of nominations from the Writers Guild of America and the Golden Globes. World War Z
Sherlock Holmes: The Ever Evolving IconSherlock HolmesSherlock Holmes: The Ever Evolving Icon in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
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What is it about a fictional character first introduced to the public in Great Britain in 1887 that has kept him being reincarnated, with generationally-correct upgrades, over and over again in film and on television? Who is this literary hero whose portrayal over the past century by such past masters as Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett to today’s vanguard talents Robert Downey, Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch has inspired such a continuing outpouring of fan appreciation?
Jeremy Brett as Holmes 03 by Windfreak →
Every generation will forever have th
The Rise Of The Artist, You Are The FutureWatch depthRADIUSThe Rise Of The Artist, You Are The Future in Art Features More Like This
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You Are The Future
Forward by techgnotic
Picasso seeing a seven as an upside down nose?
Right brain warriors in the new age will be the coveted candidates ordained to lead and guide us; lifting the torch to light the way forward into a brave new beautiful world.
Artists have always feared that they are unappreciated and that the march of progress comes only from business, science and their machines. 1984 was imagined by an artist projecting these exact fears. Our guest essayist suggests the computer will never be our master, but only the super high speed counting machine it was meant to be leaving humans with only one pure task— being creative.
The Right Brain
HOLY CRAPOLA ((Hetalia fans will get this)THESE ARE THE LYRICS TO THE SONG I HAVE TO SING IN CHORUSHOLY CRAPOLA ((Hetalia fans will get this) in Personal More Like This
ROMANO IN A NUTSHELL RIGHT??
Yes, Romano's eyes are green in Season 5
EVEN THE NAME IS PERFECT
Free! Iwatobi Swim Club shipsYeeeeeee-Free! Iwatobi Swim Club ships in Personal More Like This
I figured I might as well post these.
>w> Don't kill me pls-
Nagisa x Rei (OTP)
Makoto x Haruka (OTP)
Rin x Haruka
Nagisa x Gou
Haruka x Rei
I SAID DON'T KILL ME-
If you finish this quote, I'll love you foreverWho's in the forest strolling~?If you finish this quote, I'll love you forever in Personal More Like This
The birds and the bees sing ______~
What belongs in the blank?
KAITO ga UNINSTALL and MachigeritaI'm getting goosebumps while listening to this.KAITO ga UNINSTALL and Machigerita in Personal More Like This
I'm also listening to Machigerita
Yandere!Kaito and Machigerita
THEY ARE ALL YOU NEED TO MAKE ME NOSEBLEED TO NO END.
L-chan can tell you. I get TOO excited while listening to Machigerita...
Who wants to have a swim race?The loser has to commit...Who wants to have a swim race? in Personal More Like This
Oooookay!I'm feeling happier now!Oooookay! in Personal More Like This
You can thank my girlfriend for that!
In one of our conversations she said something, and she made me laugh!
"Drugs are bad. You shouldn't do drugs. Mkay?"
Yaaaaay! Attack on Titan!
I have a questionOnce I'm done with Attack on Titan, should I try watching Free? I've heard good things about it, but I don't know if I should...I have a question in Personal More Like This
I need help remembering all of their nicknames.
I know this much:
Haru = Dolphin
Nagisa = Penguin
I'm not even sure if those are right...
If you guys would help me out, that's be VERY much appreciated.
Birthday points give away [CLOSED]Thank you so much for all the happy birthday wishes!! Because of that I feel very birthday ish You're all so kindBirthday points give away [CLOSED] in Personal More Like This
I am 23 years old now : ) that means *23*x50 points in this give away (1150)<3
Add this journal to your favorites so you get a number.
You do not have to watch me for this give away. Buuut if you like my work, I would appreciate it! A big thanks to my watchers who support my photography ♥
This give away ends on sep *23*
I choose 23 winners of 50 points each with random.org
Also Autumn is almost there!
Hope you all have a lovely day <3
Update 23 SEP - 23 winners of 50 points each
1000 points to give away [CLOSED]Another give away like I promised ♥1000 points to give away [CLOSED] in Personal More Like This
Add this journal to your favourites
You don't have to watch me, but if you like my work I would appreciate it! And a big thanks to my kind watchers ♥
That's it : )
Feel free to taste one of my a snacks : P
Donuts or macarons?
10 winners of 100 each will be selected with random.org
Deadline: September 5, this time.
The 10 winners of this give away are,
Thank you kindly for joining!
Will do another give away, when I got some points again : )
Have a nice day
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Booboo, my guinea pig, gives away 5x100 points to 5 lucky deviants. She wants to thank you for your support!
What you have to do is:
Fave this journal so I know that you are in!
Good luck! I will pick the 5 winners (100 each) with random.org
Deadline: 7th January '13
Lots of love from B00B00!
New points give away: < you may join both
I'm sorry that I can't reply to every comment, but I do read them all
1000 points from Booboo [CLOSED]It's almost Booboo's bday and it's been a long time since she and I did a give away ♥1000 points from Booboo [CLOSED] in Personal More Like This
Fav this journal so I know that you're in : )
I choose 10 winners with random.org (100 points each)
You don't have to watch me, but it's appreciated if you like my work or Booboo lol <3
I'll announce the winners August 29 @ this time ♥
The 10 winners of this give away are,
Thank you all for the Booboo happy birthday wishes!
Will do another give away again soon : )
Other give away
Pageview kiriban by FrancescaDelfino: http://francescadelfino.deviantart.com/journal/My-first-kiriban-396531236 ♥
Fisheye Placebo ImagesI saw this awesome Fisheye Placebo music video by Linda Neumann and realized that it would probably be easier for music video editors and language translators to have a textless version of all of the panels so here it is https://www.dropbox.com/sh/84jcondrsylfh82/pVEbp8d1QqFisheye Placebo Images in Personal More Like This
Feel free to download the images for any class projects, music videos, translations, etc. Please credit and remember that I drew these for everyone to read for free, so do not try to sell or profit from my work in anyway. If I find people charging others for translated versions of this story, or selling copies of my work, I will be very angry ):
That aside, check out the cool video! She did a wonderful job editing everything
MemoriesI've been in China for almost a week now, and all the memories I have of this place is flooding back. Unfortunately, many of those memories are quite negative. A lot of people commented on my last journal asking why my stepmom and half brother had tried to kill me. It's not a secret and I'm in a weird mood right now so I'll retell the story.Memories in Personal More Like This
I last visited China almost five years ago. I was unfortunate enough to be stranded at the LAX airport for two days. During that time, I met another girl my age who was also returning to China to visit family. We talked for a long time and I found out her parents are also divorced like mine. She told me how her stepmom would regularly burn her with cigarette buds. I was horrified but I felt lucky that my stepmom is kind to me. I told her I was lucky to have a nice stepmom. I had never been so wrong.
When I first arrived, my stepmom greeted me kindly, and we talked, joked, and hung out like a regular family would. But her mask was quickly cracking a
Current and Future ProjectsIn case anyone is interested in the graphic novels that I'm working on, here's a list of all completed, in progress, and future works.Current and Future Projects in Personal More Like This
Category: Slice of life / fiction
Description: A little girl seeks the help of an artist in hopes of mending her breaking family. (Read it here http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/1000-W0RDS-126831037)
Publication: On sale at http://4de.com/product_details.php?pid=111
Category: Interactive narrative
Description: Walk in the shoes of a child forced to choose between mom or dad. (Play it here http://www.yuumei.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=0#/d3k5k6d)
Category: Nonfiction / biography
Description: The true story of my friend and her plight to be reunited with her father. (Read it here http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/Father-264884676)
Going to China!It's been almost five years since I last visited my homeland, and I'm excited and scared at the same time.Going to China! in Personal More Like This
My last visit in 2009 left me a bit traumatized but I think I'm okay now. My stepmother and half brother in China had tried to kill me with a kitchen knife. I was shaking and crying when I escaped in a taxi that night. After that event, I couldn't feel safe anymore. I changed my flight to return to the US sooner, and never wanted to go back again.
But that's in the past now. I miss my grandparents and other relatives. I miss the food, the cicadas, the unique mountainscape of Sichuan, and ever dwindling bits of the old city that's quickly being replaced by skyscrapers.
I'm looking forward to seeing how much China has changed. Though I'm not looking forward to breathing that air. Air pollution is such a constant health hazard that I had to buy hundreds of dollars worth of respirators for me and my grandparents. I will also be buying air purifiers (that's another five hundred dollars
my dream came truei found myself in an animemy dream came true in Personal More Like This
okay except the eyes but the glasses and the hair and the look and i've got a wig just like that one
eh i'm boredstolen from ribless eheheeh i'm bored in Personal More Like This
1. Are you more feminine or masculine?
i used to be rly boyish but now i look like a girl
2. Are you tall or short?
average = 165 cm
3. What's your favorite color?
black and turquoiseee
4. What do you love about yourself?
nothing really but i like my silly jokes
5. What's your greatest flaw?
i don't want to go out with people
6. Do you see yourself differently than other people describe you?
a lot different
7. What are you really, really good at?
dreaming weird dreams. i was a prince in the last one lolol i looked gay
8. What's something you're bad at, but love?
9. What's something people have tried to force you to do?
wear lots of pink and look normal ugh
10. How do you spend your free time?
tumblr, drawing, sleeping, drinking coffee, music
11. Describe the way you dress in one sentence.
Is there a funeral nearby ?
12. Have you ever gotten your nails profess
more meme1. Any scars?more meme in Personal More Like This
2. Self harmed?
4. Kissed anyone?
5. Coke or Pepsi?
6. Someone you hate?
that doesn't matter
7. Best Friends?
Omii and my characters idk
8. Have you ever done alcohol or drugs?
yeah, i drank like 3 times and i don't need it
9. What's you're dream job?
10. Ever been in love?
11. Last time you cried?
12. Favorite color?
165 cm yo
15. Eye color?
16. Hair color?
naturally brown but i love to dye it red/purple
17. What do you love?
DRAWING, anime, manga, MUSIC, CATS, tumblr, fandoms, singing, fashion
idk, maybe drawing my fursona too much
19. If you had one wish, what would it be?
i'd like to loose weight
20. Do you love someone?
21. Kiss or hug?
depends on who i am with
22. Nicknames people call you?
Shiru and Sysa, that's pretty much it
23. Favorite song?
can't choose :C
cosplay plansi want to write down the characters i'd like to cosplay socosplay plans in Personal More Like This
Fukawa Touko / i'm gonna cosplay her on Comics Salon this september eeee
Armin Arlert /because me and my friends are rly into SnK and they are probably going as Eren, Mikasa, Levi etc.
Aladdin /BECAUSE HE IS FREAKIN CUTE!! i started watching Magi just today and i already want to cosplay a character from it lol
Why I crossplayIt's the male to female crossplays that usually get stranger looks from the crowd. I understand why and I'm actually fine with it.Why I crossplay in Personal More Like This
I've been asked quite a lot in my years of cosplaying why I like to dress up as a girl at times. I was never able to give a definite answer back then. I suppose it was because I wasn't aware of why I did such a thing.
One reason would be that sometimes, I really just like the character's design. It's a hobby of mine to create things, and being able to materialize something I love makes me happy.
However now I believe I found the core reason of why I do it. Lately I've been delving deeper into doing more complicated costumes such as Capt. Jack Sparrow. In doing those, I realised that it's all about the transformation. Being a costume enthusiast ever since I was little, I've always found a certain joy in being able to turn myself into all sorts of characters. This carried over into my adulthood and I wanted to challenge myself even more.
There's so much prepa
Captain America: The First Avenger Project Part 1Hey guys! As what I've mentioned in my previous journal entry, I've changed my course and will be pursuing my dream to create props, prop replicas, and various costumes.Captain America: The First Avenger Project Part 1 in Personal More Like This
The biggest project I'm currently working on would be creating a life size display of Captain America's suit as seen in the 2011 film. Trying to get as close as I can to screen accuracy for this one. No room for cutting corners.
I won't be cosplaying Cap though.
Photo is from the Profiles in History auction
I fell in love with the design the moment I laid my eyes on it. I've come to appreciate the Captain America TFA costume on a whole new different level now that I've studied it very meticulously. I adore military clothing and fashion and upon closer inspection, almost all of the parts of the costume are in fact genuine army articles cobbled together in a different way to form Cap's uniform! I learned so much in watching the featurette on Blu-Ray. Amazing and very thoughtful design!
First up, here are photos of my
Apologies for the inactivityHey guys. My deepest apologies for the inactivity. Work has been mega hell and I haven't had much time to re-organize and update my different networking accounts / blogs.Apologies for the inactivity in Personal More Like This
Right now, all I can say is that there's been a huge turn of events in my life as an artist. I've decided to start building up the best folio I can on propmaking and creating monster costumes. What I want to do is basically similar to what Stan Winston Studios does. This has been a very big dream of mine ever since I was around 4 or 5 years old. I had no idea why I forgot about it all these years. I've always wondered why I've never seriously pursued it.
And now I'm trying to reach that dream. It'll be really tough, not to mention costly too, but I've decided that it'll be what I want to do for the rest of my life
Once I've been able to complete a fairly good amount of work, I'll be posting all of them here.
However, I'll never stop drawing and painting.
2011 cosplay review + 2012 plans!I realise this is, umm, rather late to be doing a wrap-up of last year's cos, but I've never done one of these composite pics before and I kinda wanted to XD2011 cosplay review + 2012 plans! in Personal More Like This
So here's a compilation of all the shoots I did in 2011!
All of these photo sets can be found here: http://0zimiel0.blog132.fc2.com/
Hmm, there seem to be rather a lot XD;; And so far this year, since coming back from Japan in January, I've done 10 photoshoots! 8D Here's looking forward to another year full *3*
I don't have any concrete convention plans at this stage, except that I will be cosing UtaPri to SMASH! with kaguyaxhime to sell our photobook!
Other than that, here are the cosplays I have planned for this year (at this stage, subject to innumerable changes no doubt XD)
- Shinomiya Natsuki (Uta no Prince-sama) various for 'Resonance' photobook
- Alibaba Saluja (Magi)
- Ichinose Tokiya (UtaPri)
- Takasugi Shinsuke (Gintama)
- Jinguuji Ren (UtaPri)
- Barnaby Brooks Jnr (Tiger &
2013 cos review!Thank you all for your support this year everyone!! Here's to a fabulous 2014 >3<2013 cos review! in Personal More Like This
Cosplay video feature!Just a quick post to share some fabulous videos from the convention here in Brisbane over the weekend! kaguyaxhime and my cosplays from both days are featured in the footage put together by Deerstalker Pictures! - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Deerstalker-Pictures/228119627302181Cosplay video feature! in Personal More Like This
Trinity Blood - We can be seen at 0:48 in this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPd_0sZJroc&feature=youtu.be
And Shingeki no Kyojin - at 3:35 in this video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLWzlVj8sto
The videos are really cool as always, thank you guys! I will try and share some more videos with my followers too~~ just usually I forget to take them 8'D 'orz ><;;
June Giveaway - [Closed]Hello and welcome to the June Giveaway. I mentioned before that this giveaway would have an MMORPG twist to it, but I have to unfortunately say that it didn't work out for this month. I'll be saving that contest for another time.June Giveaway - [Closed] in Personal More Like This
I am sponsoring the Kelacaolican Literary Contest and you can check that out here: http://kelacao.deviantart.com/journal/Kelacaolican-Literary-Contest-373865467
1st Place - 1000 Points
2nd Place - 500 Points
3rd Place - 500 Points
The first person to this journal entry will win a 3-month deviantART membership. The following five people to this journal entry will receive 100 points!
How to Enter:
Simply add this journal to your favourites!
Winners are EndlessSky26, AquaQueen27 and rockymeows
Thank you a
August Giveaway! [Closed]Today I am getting on a plane and flying back to Washington. It was a good trip, despite spraining my ankle. I visited a botanical garden, a renaissance faire, and had some nice wine tasting.August Giveaway! [Closed] in Deviant Events More Like This
So you are probably wondering, where's the frickin' giveaway already!? It's a little late, but it's here! The August Giveaway!
Grand Prize: 1000 Points & 3-Month Premium Membership
Runner-Up: 3-Month Premium Membership
How To Enter
Just this journal entry!
Giveaway ends August 15th!
Don't forget to check out my photography from the trip!
Christmas Giveaway : 4000PTS, Premium Membership!THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSEDChristmas Giveaway : 4000PTS, Premium Membership! in Deviant Events More Like This
THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED
Winners can be seen here: http://fav.me/d5p4te2
Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! This is going to be by far my biggest giveaway ever! Every month since September you've had a chance to win points or premium membership. Now you have a shot to win a share of 4000 points or a premium membership!
Grand Winner: 2000 Points!!!
First Runner-Up: 1000 Points!!
Second & Third Runner-Up: 500 Points!
(2) Three-Month Premium Memberships
How to Win
To enter, simply this journal entry!
Winners will be chosen by random drawing on December 24th, 2012.
For more chances to win and for getting notified about upcoming contests and giveaways, please follow @AutodidactLaura on Twitter! Don't forget to retweet!
Goblins vs. Gnomes ChallengeGoblins vs. Gnomes Challenge in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Create Your Own Mischievous Goblin or Gnome!
The battle has been declared. Side with either the cunning and dangerous Goblins o
Give the Gift of Art ChallengeHow Would You Express Your Feelings Through Art? DeviantART and Wacom have joined forces to inspire you to give the gift of art! To participate, create a piece of art that illustrates a precious possession-whether physical, emotional, or spiritual-that you would like to share with someone special in your life. ifty semi-finalists will be selected by designated members of deviantART, and all semi-finalists and winners will receive prints of their entry to share with friends and loved ones. Top entrants will receive even greater prizing!Give the Gift of Art Challenge in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
How To EnterOfficial RulesPrizesView Semi-Finalists
Holiday Card Project 2014Holiday Card Project 2014 in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The deviantART #HolidayCardProject is back for its 8th year! With the goal of bringing a bit of holiday cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the Holiday Card Project connects artists from around the world, applying their tremendous artistic abilities to designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In 2013 alone, the Project received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 2,000 deviants from 60 different countries/political regions. Cards were then divvied up and distributed by deviantART members to local Los Angeles hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for deviantART volunteers and hospital staff members to hand out to patients.
The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who sends in a card will