Cosplay Friday: Final FantasyCosplay Friday: Final Fantasy in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: If This Is All A Dream, Don’t Wake Me Up
Final Fantasy cosplay
Final Fantasy Fans Rejoice!
After almost a decade of waiting for the next installment, the demo for what might be the most anticipated game in history is almost here. Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae is the two–hour demo giving fans a first look at what they can expect in the new game.
The trailer for Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae gave us a teaser of what’s to come. In
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COSPLAY FRIDAY: Down The Rabbit Hole
Alice in Wonderland
Published in 1865, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is celebrating its 150th Anniversary this year.
Alice has been quite busy during that time. She’s had her story adapted into several movies, TV shows, ballets, plays, operas, and theme park attractions. Her trip to Wonderland is quite well known around the world. What is less well known is Lewis Carroll’s (whose real name was Charles
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WHEN LIFE IMITATES ART: Birdman Could Win Best Picture
Michael Keaton and Edward Norton Birdman
Alejandro González Iñárritu
“Meta” is a word that was on the fingertips of many a critic last fall while drafting reviews of presumptive–Best–Picture–winner Birdman, directed by Alejandro Gonzále
Cosplay Friday: Howl's Moving CastleCosplay Friday: Howl's Moving Castle in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: A Heart’s A Heavy Burden
Howl’s Moving Castle 1
Howl’s Moving Castle is best known as the 2004 animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
While it is as beautifully animated as all of Studio Ghibli's other films this was one of the few times Miyazaki based a film on an existing work. The film is an adaptation of British author Diana Wynne Jones’ 1986 young-adult novel by the same name and the first book in the Ho
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COSPLAY FRIDAY: Sugar, Spice, And Everything Nice
Powerpuff Girls Cosplay - Super Nana
What Are Little Whoopass Girls Made Of?
1st PPG Drawing
It was back in the early 90’s while attending California Institute of the Arts th
Fan Art Friday: GargoylesFan Art Friday: Gargoyles in Art Features More Like This
FAN ART FRIDAY: Stone By Day, Warriors By Night
We are GARGOYLES
One thousand years ago…
Well more like 20 years ago Disney’s animated series Gargoyles hit the airwaves and captivated the hearts and minds of youngsters across the globe. Created by Greg Weismen, the show followed a clan of gargoyles lead by Goliath after they awaken in New York from a thousand-year-old spell-induced slumber. They meet and befriend NYPD detective Elisa Maza who helps them adapt to the new world th
Cosplay Friday: Princess MononokeCosplay Friday: Princess Mononoke in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: Life and Death
Are His Alone
Princess Mononoke Teaser
Miyazaki creates a dark, violent and complex modern fairy tale in Princess Mononoke drawing from history, fantasy, and traditional Japanese folklore.
The film follows the journey of Ashitaka, a young warrior who goes in search of a cure to save his life and finds himself in the middle of a battle between nature and industry. The animal gods lead by Princess Mononoke (or S
Begemott, A Gallery of Narrative DreamsJanuary 30, 2013by techgnoticBegemott, A Gallery of Narrative Dreams in Art Features More Like This
On Sundays by *begemott
A Gallery of Narrative Dreams
A magic of effective art can be a drawing that appears to be a movie still, clipped from a film narrative, evoking a powerful sense of storytelling— and the viewer wants to know the rest of the story. This phenomenon has recently manifested itself on deviantART— and in a big way— once again.
The Rock - Dwayne Johnson Paintingby *frankwyte81
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will produce a movie based on a drawing (“sweet Halloween dreams”) by deviantART digital artist begemott. The drawing depicts a tiny teddy bear with a tiny wooden sword and shiel
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A Warning in Another’s Eyes
Stop and Stare
Staring is not the same as intently gazing into another person’s eyes as a manner of communication.
That can be a quite pleasurable experience. Staring into another’ eyes too often presages the delivery of a warning or very bad news. The fixed stare is the facial equivalent of a flashing amber light, indicating you should proceed but only with great caution. Keep that in mind as you peruse t
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Ninja Turtles by lukekeith
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving “collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.” Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gamin
I am so excited!! *_*I´ll turn 30 on saturday (May 4th) and I´m looking forward to this birthday since I was 5. "3" is my most favourite number and turning 30 means 10 years with a "3" ^_-I am so excited!! *_* in Personal More Like This
:iconrotemamba: and :iconharrysirius: are planning something for me.
They said I´m not allowed to arrange a party because they want to do everything.
I don´t even know who will be coming and if it even is a party or if they´ll do something else and
Gaaahhh I want to know everything!!!! xDDDD
:iconrotemamba: as teasing me like hell and MissMindCrush accidently let a hint slip, but... I don´t understand that hint XD
I hope there will be "Bienenstich" o*__*o I love cakes and pies so much
Little updateHello, dear friends ^^-Little update in Personal More Like This
Franka and I are sewing a lot lately and we need a lot of time, because I´m trying to learn her how to sew
She will playing Prince Lir in our new musical "The Last Unicorn" and also a racoon and a bandit. I´ll be Lady Amalthea, a deer/stag (bambi *0*) and .... a bandit *lol* XD
I wonder if it will feel weird telling her on stage that I love her and kiss her. You know being watched by so many people XD
My wig and also my contacts arrived today and I just had to check them out:
I prefer playing funny people or guys, and I wanted to be in background this time. No leading role with lines and stuff, but Cynthie said she wouldn´t have enough time to play both, the Unicorn and Amalthea. So I suggested her to assume Amalthea if she wants to. She happily accepted and now I´m back to textlearning again... damn it!! XD XD XD
I hope I´ll be able to finish all costumes soon. If the sun will come out in the next few days I´ll take some pic
Summer'y dying, Winter's comingOne Sky ~ One Destiny: Winter's ComingSummer'y dying, Winter's coming in Personal More Like This
~ 2013 Girl Action ~Hello dear friends~ 2013 Girl Action ~ in Personal More Like This
I really really hope you like my girl cosplays, because right now I´m totally into KyoAni-Anime and that means I´m planning to cosplay those cuties in School Uniforms this year:
Together with :iconkawaiiKumo: (AND Kumo´s boyfriend as Dark Flame Master. I´m SO excited *_*)
Together with :iconkawaiiKumo:, :iconWackelP: and :iconaco-rea:
Well... Let´s see if it will be single pictures or if someone will join me ^_^ Maybe, if I´m in the mood, Mugi or Mio also will be an option
I hope you are
Gishwhes!! Please help :)Gishwhes is taking place again and our Team needs help!!Gishwhes!! Please help :) in Personal More Like This
Please check out Franka´s journal : http://rotemamba.deviantart.com/journal/I-reaaalllyyy-need-your-HELP-335360475
and help us ^____^ The more the better!!!
You´ll be featured and you will make as more than happy
Sometimesyou have to say "good bye"Sometimes in Personal More Like This
I will miss you
HAPPY Franka + Akane!!! + EDIT! IMPORTANT!!We are soooooo happy!!! Today we booked our very first beach vacation *___*HAPPY Franka + Akane!!! + EDIT! IMPORTANT!! in Personal More Like This
Yes, we have been at the baltic sea last summer, but it was to cold to swim and we only saw the sea for about 1-2 hours. The trip was meant to be a family meeting party ^^
So, we´re more than excited to relax in the sun and swim in the atlantic and maybe learn surfing or snorkeling ( OR BOTH *_* )
Fuerteventura, we´re cooooomiiiiiing ^^
We also have HUGE plans for 2014, but we´ll see if we can safe enough money for them *_*
http://www.facebook.com/matchwigs + http://matchwigs.tumblr.com/
It´s a wigstore, that uses pictures of Cosplayer and pretend they made their wigs and sell them.
They don´t ask the cosplayer and trick their costumers!!
Please inform other cosplayer, if you see them there and know them.
There´s also and other trickery:
My new workThis time I want to show you some pictures of my work. I love this place especially because there are windows nearly everywhere. It´s such a bright place (You can´t see them in each picture but they´re there ^.-)My new work in Personal More Like This
My colleagues are great (they often bake cakes for me ) and they are so funny and my boss even thinks about giving me a pay raise in february. That would be so cool!
Also the costumers are always nice. They often give us bounties ^^
I have to work a lot, but it´s much fun ^.-
One of our course rooms
One (the smallest) of our saunas
There are many more beautiful things like the Lounge with it´s cozy couches and the real open fire, the Climbing wall, spinning room, dumbell area and the spa area but I didn´t find good pictures of them. We´re working with the LAPT-system and also have Jukari and TRX in our studio which is a lot of fun *0* (but also very exhausting XD) And of cou
Finally!! Vacation Pictures!!Hello dear friendsFinally!! Vacation Pictures!! in Personal More Like This
Today I want to talk a little about Franka´s and mine vacation. We have been to Fuerteventura in June and it was fantastic. You´ve already see a few cosplay pictures, but we also want to show you a little more.
On our first evening, the moon was shining so bright, we just had to take a picture *////* (Good thing, we took a tripod with us)
Good, I want to be there again. The sun was wonderful and even better, the sea *___* I´m SO in LOVE with the sea.
Dressed up for the dinner show ^___^
The Stony beach at the other side of the Island. On our side (next to Corralejo) there´s neverending white sand beach. And breathtaking turquoise water with big waves *_* Perfect for surfing <3
The flight was okay. Each time I have to enter a plane I´m ner
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:
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
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
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
Harry Potter cosplay tomfoolery at Fantasy QuestFantasy Quest 2011Harry Potter cosplay tomfoolery at Fantasy Quest in Personal More Like This
Many, many months ago last July (that's how late this entry is) a cosplay event was held in the most beautiful location that the local cosplay community has ever seen. Fernbrook Gardens the wedding & events destination which you might recognize from our Kuroshitsuji http://behindinfinity.deviantart.com/gallery/29228688 and Harry Potter cosplay photoshoots http://behindinfinity.deviantart.com/gallery/31767781
It was around that time that the world was getting ready for the final Harry Potter movie, so my friends and I decided that perhaps it was about time to push through with our plans to cosplay Harry Potter characters. Parts of Fernbrook Gardens also looked like Hogwarts so we figured it would be appropriate.
Photos are from my friends, some from albums I was tagged in on Facebook, and some from my own camera.
Here I am with most of my friends that I went to the event with, along with Arnel akagii2004 whom we met that day as he was
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
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
Vocaloid JBF Flower Wreath + Ciel lenses, etc.Jin's Flower Wreath ProcessVocaloid JBF Flower Wreath + Ciel lenses, etc. 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!)
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
Animated GIFs + video of our Ozine Fest adventuresVideo footage from last weekend's con, filmed by our very talented friend Resh Haydee / Reskiy! I usually share pictures, but I think his videos make you feel all the more like you were there.Animated GIFs + video of our Ozine Fest adventures in Personal More Like This
(Click here to watch on Vimeo)
To give you a little preview of just some of the things you'll see in the video:
1. I am unable to keep a serious face for too long
2. Melo BallistaShark shopping for furry ears
3. Batman taking pictures with the Batcam, and posing with pirates
5. Chinese Good Luck Cat pose
6. Nothing wrong with a little bromance cuddle
7. Ysabel SavingSunlight as Taiga in her angel costume, and Bok Somemaskedude as Ryuuji from Toradora
8. Too much adorables
1. Persona 4 teammates walking
2. Youthful Dinner!
3. A good bro helps a bro fix his hair
4. Kat moonlightflight being... Kat
5-6. Persona 4 tra
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xxxHolic - The witch's grin by Limnauth:thumb366457383:Okami [Amaterasu] by PriSuicunTrinity Blood - Caterina Sforza by RoteMambaNova - Magic Knight Rayearth by EveilleCosplaySiblings of the Sand by hexlordJudal: Close up of a Magi by chibinis-chanMerida - A perfect day BRAVE cosplay by shua-cosplayHelios and Chibiusa, Con la forza dell'amore by LaurelinAureoDragon Nest - Dark Elf Queen - Elena by witchofNABIRoma Comics Games 2013 Domenica 24 by LarsVanDrakeSakura Ichiko - Yo yo yo by MonicaWosEvangelion: 3.0 - 18 by shiroangDoll song: Ephemeral by SeranaideDilemma by Aster-Hime[Streetfest '06] Rain Down On Me by rosukumaGuilty Crown - Inori Yuzuriha by ikabiiFlandre and Remilia: Immoral Sisters by SweetCandyCupkakeJust a Kiss or Two by NYAHproductionsClumsy by katsu-05Hetalia: Hungary 6 by AmapolchenGuilty Crown: EGOIST by cure-painHello by HagaHotarumelody by Scarlett-YEvangelion: 3.0 - 20 by shiroangW.I.T.C.H. cosplay by YukkiStyu
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EVA- Lolita by PriSuicunPrecure: Kanade and Hibiki 2 by AmapolchenAhri - League of Legends 02 by YukiChristyMULAN by Pugoffka-samaIshida Mitsunari by TaisiaFlyaginaOpera - Kanagi Sansui by Faeryx13Wings by umibe
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Athena - Immortals by The-KiranaShura Kirigakure II by MonicaWosYou're going down! by xwickedgamesGanymed and Apollo - Olimpos Cosplay by Midgard1612Seth Nightroad by luciolessShugo Chara - Amuto by Kazuki-FuchouinTestament by Sinitar-desKing and prince by Lavi-DeakKondo Isami - Meditation by RomaiLeeDate A Live - Yoshino by Xeno-PhotographyDeath Note: Near by TheDarkroomOfDreamsShingeki no Kyojin by studioK2Dont worry... by Crona94Final Fantasy Type_0_Class Zero_Opening by Dan-GyokueiNia on the sea by SaekoHatakePadme Amidala by MelaliLeague of Legends - Nidalee by CalssaraI Can Still Fight by LadySuyanaUmineko no Naku Koro Ni: Ougon Musou Kyoku by DMinorChrystalisElf Priestess from Forsaken World by emptyfilmrollKingdom Hearts 3D - 3 by ImMuzeDiabolik Lovers: Bury by raburabuShinyaSunshine by Shin--ShinSinbad of Sindria by Hikari-KandaLost canvas - Sasha by PriSuicunJapan by umibeGarden by zeleftenantVocaloid Wedding - Miku by Xeno-PhotographyMegurine Luka by hexlordUFO Urameshiya! Kogasa appears! by dragonanjoKhaleesi by xazuxnyanxEmiKakashi and Pakkun by greatestsenseiStory of Evil: ''Annihilate the nation of green'' by BanzaiProductionsZero by Shizel-Azur:thumb395895389:
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VHD Bloodlust: Baron Meierlink's portrait by ElenaLeetah:thumb356897539:Even the Sky left me Lonely by OppositeCosplayMiki Hoshii by bellatrixaiden:thumb355117643:Wait for the miracle by vicWaysAdventure Time: Marshall Lee by Green-MakakasSinbad and Kougyoku - Magi by ElffiFifth Guardian by densha-otokoRoma Comics Games 2013 Sabato 23 by LarsVanDrakeillusory world by Aster-HimeMakai King by niikura-samaFlandre Scarlet: The Devil's Little Sister by TraumaticCandySakura ~ Eternal Feelings by kokoammmMagi - The Labyrinth of Magic by chibinis-chan
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[WCG '07] Enma Ai by rosukumaROLW: Deedlit and Ashram. Hinode 2013, WCS-Russia by ElenaLeetahFinal Fantasy Type 0 - Ace :: 01 by soulCeruleanRydia by adaman77Dragon Age II - Lady Hawke by The-KiranaMiku Hatsune - a fine memory of lightwaves by MizukishouSword Art Online - Silica by Xeno-PhotographyMiku - Song is my Soul by vaxzonebayonetta cosplay by aoi-takamuraRurouni Kenshin - Kenshin by Xeno-PhotographyChange by SandLionCurse[WCG '07] Uncertain Future by rosukumaPanty Stocking Garterbelt - Stocking Original suit by rolan666hunter x hunter by PriSuicun:thumb352200602:
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.: Makishima Shogo :. Amuzing LIFE Game by Manon-BlutsanguenRaiders - Fallout cosplay: No mercy by Meryl-samaWinry Rockbell - Winter at Briggs by RomaiLeeKuroko no Basket - Air Kagami by Hikari-KandaMonster High by KrieitorKakashi Hatake by oOoNaruto-chanoOoAmethyst - Sakizo by NeigeamerInuyasha - Sango by theDevil-photographyDragons Prophet / Lightning Cosplay by ShashinKaihiKougyoku Ren Cosplay by KICKAcosplayKyoukai no Kanata - Gentle by aco-reaKill.laKill. Submit to this Reality by MiahptTo stuborn to Die by LightninglouiseScouting Legion by Airya-MidoriMaya Natsume - springtime sadness by MizukishouLoL: Haunted Zyra by XenPhotosMisa by jcronel
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Ren Tao | Shaman King by mia-saridzavaZashiki Warashi::::: by WitchikoAion by MelaliElwing la Sylphis Shining Wing by Elanor-ElwynTomoe Kamisama cosplay by DominicPortweinFinal Fantasy Type-0: Eight by hitorinereiAbel Nightroad - Trinity Blood by OkariDaneWhere are you? by IcyIrenaThe Song ClowCard by Bara-RoseHetalia - Never surrender by RoteMambaFather and Son by SoloGraysonThrill of the Hunt by QueenRiotKOS-MOS - Xenosaga by EduardLuzhetskiyNight Elf - World Of Warcraft by kaihansen3004Zelda Hot Link cosplay by palecardinalDuchess of Kiev by hexlord[KnB] One summer day by HaraNatsumiOrphe Zavi - Ai no Kusabi by OkariDane'Forest Tale' by Lilian-himeBakemonogatari: Kanbaru by zimielLejos del Miedo - Spain Hetalia by Jime-samaHeart no kuni no alice by PriSuicunShingeki no Kyojin - The Choice We Made by TrustOurWorldNowKarneval: Balloons and Sparkles by general-kuroru
Upcoming Conventions and important note!Edit 7/17/2913: My subscription is up, so the notification I had on my profile has been removed because it was an extra widget. So instead I'll post it here!Upcoming Conventions and important note! in Personal More Like This
Just want to let you guys know that since I work full time and am pretty busy outside of work as well, I don't get online much anymore. I'll usually look at comments posted on new photos for few days after they've been uploaded, and I'll occasionally go through my notes, but anything more than that is a bit overwhelming for me to keep up with.
Anytime I post a new costume, I try to give as much detailed info as I can, so if you have a costume construction question, just look through those photos and I'm sure you'll find it! If you still can't find an answer, send me a note, though it might be a while before I get to it.
One of my jobs at Arda is to answer wig questions, so I'm usually not motivated to answer the same kinds of questions when I'm off the clock as well. XD If it's a wig question, feel free to shoot me
Katsucon and Kuribohs (Now on Etsy!)Edit: Kuri-plushies are now for sale on Etsy! Only 8 available, and they go fast. http://www.etsy.com/shop/MalindachanKatsucon and Kuribohs (Now on Etsy!) in Personal More Like This
There are 2 normal Kuribohs, 2 normal Kuribohs with squeakers, 2 Winged Kuribohs, and then 2 Winged Kuribohs with squeakers. Normal Kuribohs are $25/$27 and Winged Kuribohs are $30/32 (the ones with the squeakers are an extra $2). Shipping/etc is $5 for buyers in the USA and $10 for buyers overseas. Once these 8 Kuribohs are sold, I probably won't have any more for sale until possibly Fanime. It really depends on what I'm in the mood to work on and what I have time for.
Kyle and I won't be at Naka-kon next month because we're going to Katsucon!
-Friday morning/early afternoon - Cloud Strife (FFVII: Crisis Core)
-Friday afternoon/evening - WRGP Yusei (YGO 5D's)
-Saturday Morning/afternoon - Skyloft Link (Zelda: Skyward Sword)
-Saturday evening - undecided (Maybe Rarity?)
-Sunday we'll just be in street clothes since we'll be packing up
Internet Etiquette (Edited with critique advice)Some people brought up some pretty important points, so I've added some additional information about critiques below!Internet Etiquette (Edited with critique advice) in Personal More Like This
Something that's been bugging me a bit lately is how the DA community has sorta changed over the years (and not in a good way). People are more bold and will post whatever's on their mind, and while that can be a good thing in some scenarios, I feel that people oftentimes say things that they might not realize will hurt someone's feelings.
I generally get a lot of positive feedback, and it really helps! It's always great to know that someone likes my work, and it keeps me motivated to keep going with this hobby. However, I'm still a human being, and negative criticism can hurt me just as much as anyone else. I'm not sure what it is, but the amount of really negative comments has increased these past couple years, and it really discourages me from even using this website anymore. Many times I've considered just disabling comments entirely, but I feel that would
Daily Deviation and Wig Video Tutorials on Arda!WHoo~! Journey Journal skin! I'm working on a Journey Cosplay for Ikkicon; it's been something I've wanted to do since I played the game when it came out. If you haven't played Journey, then you should download it to the PS3, buy the collector's edition in stores, or go to a friend's house that has a PS3 and buy/play it. It only takes a couple hours to play through, and it's a unique experience that gives you all the feelz.Daily Deviation and Wig Video Tutorials on Arda! in Personal More Like This
Onto business, one of my jobs at Arda-wigs is to provide helpful wig styling tutorials. They're available for anyone to use, so check 'em out!
I'll be going over a lot of the easier basics first, but over time I'll get into more advanced stuff. My crazier wig tutorials are still available here in a folder on my profile, so use them to your heart's content. :3
Also, I noticed I got a DD today on Yusei! And it was one of my fav. pictures too! Thanks so much for the support! <333
Anime Weekend AtlantaThere was a change of plans, and I'll be going to AWA this weekend for work! Stop by the Arda-Wigs booth in the Dealer's room to say hi and maybe buy some wigs! ;DAnime Weekend Atlanta in Personal More Like This
Not sure what I'm wearing yet, but it'll just be simple things since I'm working
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 summary 2012 + 2013 plans!Greetingssssss~~!! Happy New Year everyone! Hello to new watchers, and thank you to watchers who have stuck with me this farCosplay summary 2012 + 2013 plans! in Personal More Like This
Got back from Japan/UK trip on the weekend *__* Have been unpacking and sorting stuff ever since lol 8'D
Thought I should put up a 2012 shoots summary! UtaPri + otome games year rofl...so many
Have updated the cos list on my page too, but copying it out here~~ those of you who have been following me for a while will know that there are cosplays that have been sitting on this list for a couple of years now...I have a tendency to find new things and randomly decide to cos them IMMEDIATELY lol, so other things get pushed back! Basically it's a list of things I have the intention of cosing >3
COSPLAY MAKEUP TUTORIAL!Hi guys!! Thank you as always to all watchers and everyone who faves and comments - I'm so sorry I don't have much time these days to reply to everything, but I definitely do read and appreciate them all!COSPLAY MAKEUP TUTORIAL! in Personal More Like This
I've been asked so many times I've lost count to put together a makeup tutorial on how I do my cos makeup - and I finally did it!
I hope this is a little helpful, although some disclaimers - I have Caucasian features, so my makeup will be very different to someone with a different face shape. I use a lot of eyemakeup, much more than a lot of people, just because I do lol. My eyes a pretty big naturally, so I line them right up the edge, as opposed to widening the eye by drawing further out. A few things like that to bear in mind ^_^ That said, hope you enjoy! *chu*
Any questions please feel free to ask!
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 &
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 ><;;
Coming OutIt's true, I am Chinese and I was born this way.Coming Out in Personal More Like This
At a young age I began to notice this difference. I was attracted to neither boys nor girls. In middle school, I liked math, and in college, I did my homework all night long.
Being Chinese is not a choice, it is genetic. There are risks to being Chinese because society cannot accept the union between a human and a textbook. I have Chinese friends who didn't need sex because they could foreplay instruments and get screwed by O Chem instead. Now, they don't have a social life and are shunned by others.
But fear not, life will get better. I grew up as a Chinese and I am proud of it (just look at my tumblr user name Maid-en-China ). There is the LGBTC (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Chinese) community to help you be comfortable with your Chinese orientation.
1,338,299,512 people came out as Chinese. You are not alone.
April fools!!! ... Oh wait...
Update: Yes, this is obviously a j
College LifeI don't really talk too much about my daily life on dA since I didn't want to spam everyone with constant horror stories of my time in the kitchen (which is why I do that on fb https://www.facebook.com/FisheyePlacebo/photos_stream instead) but today, I would like to share some of the extra "special" moments during my college life (even though I graduated already).College Life in Personal More Like This
When upstairs neighbors are being very loud, the most effective method is to leave an angry coconut at their door
When life gives you pears, cut them into ducks and bake them into pizza~
When the Occupy movement swept through campus, make sure the fridge participates.
When assigned to go to a museum for Art History, take detailed notes of the kinky nipple biting eagles.
When roommate cooks something that cannot be described with words...
When the new apartment sink rage quits...
When I got the bright idea to create an aquaponics system in my bedroom... which later flooded the carpet... (Trust me, I'm an
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)
Respect YourselfMy friend shared this video to warn other artists about how she was taken advantage of, and I believe this is a very important message that every artist should hear.Respect Yourself in Personal More Like This
I've lost count of how many times someone, be it a big corporation or an individual, have asked me to illustrate for them for free. It will always go something like this "You draw this for us, and we will include your name in the credits. That's good publicity for you!" as if such a pathetic offer holds any merit.
There was one specific case where a guy wanted to use my drawing as a book cover but didn't want to pay. He said he might print up to 50,000 books, so that's like an amazing offer of 50,000 views for me right? Wrong. 50,000 is nothing. We live in the information revolution. Don't forget we have places like Deviantart, tumblr, and all those social networking sites. Sharing art, like sharing any information, has never been easier. You don't have to degrade yourself for some disrespectful publisher to get you art se
Impressive JokeApril Fool's prank or not, it still would be a really cool App.Impressive Joke in Personal More Like This
Though the problems I see are how much will it cost and can it be played offline.
If this isn't real, there's still the "Dream Radar" download for the 3DS to feel like it (although you one of the Gen 5 games to empty your catches when it gets too full).
Twisted Fairie TalesIf people who think that today adaptations of the classic Fairy Tales are too dark and "ridiculous";Twisted Fairie Tales in Personal More Like This
Well other than pointing out that most stories actually had darker-tones to them in their original roots, here's some trailers of the past story-adaptations:
* Rumpelstiltskin (1995) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2co_we7TgI - Ripping-off the summoning of how to get Beetlejuice and the Candy Man into our world. At least it answered the question what does Rumple want to do with the woman's first born if she gave up on guessing his name.
*Pinocchio's Revenge (1996): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubp7cylV3TE - Ripping-off "Child's Play" and "The Dummy."
*The Gingerbread Man (19??) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiWyiA77qzg -Another rip-off of "Child's Play," but with a cookie...-_-' and it managed to 2 sequels to it.
*Jack Frost (1997): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev0NkYfkgYE - Not to be confused wit the Michael Kenton one (which came out a year later), and it a
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 I 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
Tutorial: How to straighten a wigOkay, I promised to translate the tutorials I wrote some time ago and today I'm starting with "How to straighten a wig". Please notice English is not my native language, so you might run into spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes. I'm really sorry and hope you're able to understand it anyways. If you run into any kind of problems while reading feel free to ask in the comments.Tutorial: How to straighten a wig in Personal More Like This
If you are able to understand German you can go to my Animexx weblog and read it there :3 Unfortunately dA doesn't support embedding my pics into the text so I had to put them directly over/under the text. Sorry for that!
I'm just showing you what works for me, so this is a "you can try this" and not a "this is the only way you can do it".
As you might know wigs are made out of plastic fibers. Plastic is a heat bendable material, so this is the essence of the both methods I will show you. Styling your wig with heat will also work for curling it, making spikes and so on. Please be careful whenev
Tutorial: Cosplay Boy Make-up IIThis is part two of the "Cosplay Boy make-up" tutorial. Make sure to read the first part as well. You can find it here: http://arulithia.deviantart.com/journal/Tutorial-Cosplay-Boy-Make-up-I-345246453Tutorial: Cosplay Boy Make-up II in Personal More Like This
This part of the tutorial is mostly thanks to my wife chibinis-chan who did the modeling for it.
She is doing her eye make-up after applying basic make-up like shown before. She will show you one make-up with different colors. I'm holding this tutorial very short with just the steps as such because I already wrote all the tips for applying in the first part of this tutorial.
First she is using black kajal to draw a line on the eyelid and under the waterline of her right eye. The line under her eye is about 1/3 of the complete length of the waterline.
After this she uses brown eye shadow to blend it a lit
What doesn't kill you makes you strongerI just went back and read some of the horrible comments I've received from people in the past.What doesn't kill you makes you stronger in Personal More Like This
I remember how hurtful it was and how much I wanted to just dissapear from it all. I felt helpless and hopeless.
The internet can be a terrible place.
When people aren't accountable for what they say they feel a certain sense of power. The ability to judge others without being judged ourselves is a position of immense dominance. It's exhilarating to exercise that dominance over another person.
But now, looking back, I realize that it doesn't bother me anymore. I don't even bother hiding, deleting or responding to those comments because it just doesn't bug me. I feel a resounding "eh",
I keep those comments up so that people can see the kind of behaviour that people reduce themselves to when they're behind a computer screen. Every "this is shit" or ""he" is just a dyke and a "she"" has meaning to me now. It means that I've overcome something that I never would have thought possible. I'm not hu
Naru 2 U (N2U) Ottawa, Nov 16th-18thIt's finally time to start announcing our plans for N2U (considering that we leave for Ottawa in 3 days XD). SO STOKED!! Please come see us at the con, we would love to meet everyone and if you do see us please PLEASE don't hesitate to say hi! We're at the con to meet people and put on some panels for you guys, plus this might be our only opportunity to visit Ontario!Naru 2 U (N2U) Ottawa, Nov 16th-18th in Personal More Like This
"The GAang", a new series about the Avatar gang, will be premiered on Saturday at our FDP General Q&A panel (Noon-1:30pm)
As for the cosplays we're bringing we asked you guys what you wanted to see, and the highest voted cosplay was Naruto so we're busting out those cosplays for N2U! We're also bringing Kuroshitsuji because it was within the top few voted cosplays as well and we've never really done it formally over the years that we've had the wigs and the costumes XD
Friday- Naruto (Naruto Shippuden)
Saturday- Aang (Avatar: Book 3)
Sunday- Sebastian (Kuroshitsuji)
Opening Wig Commissions!Hello all!Opening Wig Commissions! 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):