Mon Dec 17, 2012, 5:04 AM
- Eating: cereal
- Drinking: milk
AFest 2014 plans!I'm attending AFest on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, but not for the whole day (since we're bringing the kid along).
Friday: Lady White Mage
Saturday: Cinderella (NEW!)
Sunday: not sure yet, maybe Twilight Sparkle
AKon 2014 prep!Less than 2 weeks til A-Kon! Really looking forward to the con this year, especially since the wonderful grandparents are going to be watching my baby boy. My newest cosplay is nearing completion and I'm very excited about debuting new stuff.
Tentative cosplay plans:
• Thursday - original formal version of Franziska von Karma for the masquerade ball
• Friday morning, Saturday morning/afternoon - Lady White Mage - new costume inspired by the classic Final Fantasy job class and sort of a Renaissance/Game of Thrones regal gown. The dress is complete, and now I'm working on the light-up healing staff. Progress pix on my Facebook page.
• Friday evening - Rainbow Brite (with new legwarmers)
• Saturday evening - Kris from Pokemon (possibly a Pokemon Sulfur cosplay reunion with Bobble head Nurse Joy, James, and Pyramid Head)
• Sunday - black Team Rocket dress
Progress photos on my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/?q=#/MeowAboutCosplay?ref
On hiatus for a whileI may not be updating DA for a while. Still planning to attend some conventions next year, but it will definitely be a new experience.
Embroidered patches available to order!Looking for an embroidered patch for your cosplay (or just to add some geekery to your gear)?
Look no further than MeowAbout Crafts! https://www.etsy.com/shop/MeowAboutCrafts
Here are some samples of things we've made:
- Fix-it Felix hat and shirt patches: https://www.etsy.com/listing/127253906/fix-it-felix-jr-embroidered-patch-set
- Giovanni (Team Rocket) "R" patch: https://www.etsy.com/listing/128280590/giovanni-team-rocket-emblem-embroidered
- Blue Exorcist patch: https://www.etsy.com/listing/129645968/blue-exorcist-rin-okumura-embroidered
We also take custom orders! Price varies by size (we can do as large as 5.5" x 7.5"), complexity, and colors. Feel free to message me on Etsy for a quote.
Also taking orders for plush Lumas. Other plush orders are closed.
Post All-Con, orders reopenedI got to debut my 10th Doctor costume at All-Con this past weekend, and it was so much fun! I've done crossplays before, but not in a while (and rarely this much fun). It was surprising how many people didn't realize it was ME in the costume, even though I've worn short wigs before. Kind of amusing to walk up to people I've known for years and they have NO IDEA. :3
Now that All-Con is over, my next costume on deck is Princess Rosalina from Super Mario Galaxy. I've had the fabric for years, and the wig for awhile as well, but I actually need to make the costume and accessories (and style the wig). It was planned for last AFest, but then the MLP wedding episodes happened and I had to make Cadance instead. ^^
I wound up with a bunch of conventions for this year due to some very fortunate circumstances.
- Louisianime (cosplay guest)
- SGC (free passes won at Video Games Live concert)
- WhoFest (a local Doctor Who con? YES.)
Sadly I'll have to ski
Commissions temporarily closedWe have some pending orders to finish, a convention in 2 weeks, and some real life stuff going on, so plush commissions are temporarily closed. I'll post another journal when they're open again (and we'll have filly ponies available to order then, too!)
Plush and Scarf commissions open!MeowAbout Crafts is now open once again for custom orders!
We're currently open for orders on the following:
- Pony plush https://www.etsy.com/listing/97679832/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-plush
- Luma plush w/ letter from Rosalina https://www.etsy.com/listing/104056217/plush-luma-star-w-embroidered-eyes-plus
- Misty and Geno chibi dolls https://www.etsy.com/listing/115278793/misty-from-pokemon-anime-chibi-doll and https://www.etsy.com/listing/113226746/geno-plush-super-mario-rpg
- Pokemon Perlers https://www.etsy.com/listing/104480310/pokemon-perler-bead-sprite-charmander
- Pony-themed fleece scarves - NOW with embroidery machine applique cutie marks! https://www.etsy.com/listing/97920207/my-little-pony-fleece-scarf-your-choice
- NEW! Star Trek scarves with applique insignia https://www.etsy.com/listing/122709936/star-trek-fleece-scarf-your-choice
Interested in something not listed in the shop? Want a custom order chibi doll of a di
2013 Cosplay Plans!Here are my cosplay plans for 2013!
10th Doctor - Doctor Who (Brown suit version: actually found the perfect fabric with the blue pinstripes and all at a fabric warehouse. Never thought I would ever find it.)
"Souffle Girl" Oswin Oswald - Doctor Who (A bit of a twist on her character, but if you've seen her episode, "Asylum of the Daleks", you'll get the joke.)
Princess Rosalina - Super Mario Galaxy (I've had this fabric and wig components for a while now, and actually planned to make this costume for last AFest. But then Princess Cadance happened instead. ^^)
Not a lot of conventions planned for this year:
Sadly I will probably miss AFest and Brony Fan Fair this year, but hopefully will be back for 2014.
MeowAbout Crafts giveaway!I'm doing a giveaway for my Etsy shop, MeowAbout Crafts! There are 2 ways to enter:
Like our Facebook page for one entry: https://www.facebook.com/MeowAboutCrafts
Share this Facebook giveaway image for one entry: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=506620386023818&set=a.506620362690487.122804.405898542762670&type=1&relevant_count=1
On November 30, I'll be choosing one random winner from all the entries to receive a free SMALL item of their choice!
What do SMALL items include?
- Luma star plush
- Pokemon "box icon" Perler
- 8-bit or 16-bit Mario hero, item, or small baddie Perler
- 8-bit Megaman Perler
- 8-bit Final Fantasy job class Perler
- Atari Adventure Perler set
- Blacklight-reactive small Perler
- Perler request up to $10 value
Toyhouse codes for sale/trade [OPEN]I got Premium on Toyhouse, so I can generate two codes per week to give away.
Feel free to offer USD, Points, art, gfx; I'm open to all offers, however please note that I reserve the right to refuse!
USD > Points > Art *> Other
*For art offers I will hold the code for you for 2 weeks max, unless you can give me an exact date on when you can complete it. This means that I may not have readily available codes if you finish my artwork later than the agreed date, and will have to wait until I have more codes available.
Comment below if you'd like to offer!
For those of you who don't know, Toyhouse is a community for collaborative character creation and trading, worldbuilding and roleplay.
It is currently in invite alpha, meaning you cannot register without a code.
Proof that I'm legit:
Feel free to take a look at my Toyhouse for a sneak peek at
Some quick recognition tipsI remember it can be quite tough to gain recognition on DeviantArt when you first start out. It's a massive website with so many features and ways to interact! When I started out, I was lucky to have a friend of mine giving me a little shoutout in their journal, which gained me my first couple of watchers. I'll do the same in this journal for some new Deviants I found that have really cool galleries, and I thought of giving a couple of tips as well on gaining recognition:
~ TIPS ~
Loads of interaction! DeviantArt is considered a social media website as well as an art site, and offers many more tools for interaction, feedback, and commenting than Twitter/Instagram/Tumblr ever will! Use it wisely If you want to receive comments, and have people view your art, you have to put some effort in yourself as well. Comment on other people's artwork, +fav it, +watch those you really like, keep communicating. Try interacting with other new ar
Hello Friends New and Old!Hey gang! This entry's been a long time coming and I've got a lot of ground to cover, so let's just jump in!
First off, to whoever got me the core membership: THANK YOU!! Your kindness was a big factor in my decision to be more active on dA again. That was a wonderful present so much gratitude and hugs. Wow.
NEW FOLLOWERS (and curious onlookers!)
Welcome! Welcome! And thank you so much for your interest in my work. Regardless of what got you here, I really appreciate your time and energy. I've gotten a lot of questions about my work, views, and all sorts of other stuff. Since I've been away for a while, I'm gonna do an FAQ in a week or two to get you guys up to speed. I did want to give you folks a shout-out though since I know there's been an influx with some of my older work making the rounds again. I'm very grateful to have you here.
Now, to my longtime friends here: You're are probably wondering "Where have you been, K-Bo?" Wow. Where to start... Without getting into to
16 Examples of how NOT to Pitch a LoglineI joined a Twitter dealie where you pitch to agents over Twitter, and I swear I learned more in one day about pitching than I have reading any number of how-to-write books.
A logline is a one sentence pitch of your story. It can be used on Twitter, but it's also used in person as an elevator pitch. It's the distilled essence of stakes, story, and character. Some people find it frustrating and intimidating, but I find it easier to do a logline than a query.
I got a few bites from agents, so I was quite pleased. I gained a lot of sympathy for them around 3 in the afternoon, though. Every pitch starts looking the same, and the really, really stupid ones start standing out. Some suffer from bad metaphors, bland stakes, or simple incomprehensibility. I've got 16 examples right here for you, so if any of your loglines look like these, you may want to consider a rewrite. (Incidentally, don't post your own loglines for my perusal. I'm not going to sit here and tell a bunch of people they
RWBY 3.0 - Story
Huzzah, new story for #RWBY 3.0 is up - "Reality"
This is will be broken down into 3 chapters, with chapter I available now
700 Watchers Contest!Woo!
I never thought i'd get 700+ watchers this quickly!!!
First off I would just love to say "Thank You" to all of you! thank you so much for supporting me!!! Active watcher or not i dont care!
Alright, so....I'm making a contest!!!
I made a lot before but I had to cancel most of them,,,,Really sorry about that oof
anyways,,, make sure to read everything please! it's really important,,,if you don't I'll have to remind you- (i wont do things like unaccept your entry or disqualify you,,im not that mean XD)
Aight, lets start with the contest!!!
I just want you to draw some characters
Mostly my main character, which is Rubii
Her flat colors are in the description! please check them out
and some other characters from here!
-Draw her in different outfits (I'd love that!)
-Draw her in mild gore *
(Pastel Gore, Candy Gore, Flower Gore, e
Hyper-Surreal Fractal Chess Set - The GAMEThe 3D PRINTED
The Project I have been working on subconsciously for years, which I mentioned in my previous post is now finished.
--- The Hyper Surreal Fractalic Mystical Chess set - My Masterpieces ---
The full set is a play in 7 acts about humanity, the evolution and the quest for knowledge through enlightenment and superfluity until the day when mankind finally became the plague of the planet.
A chess set immensely more surreal than Max Ernsts, Marcel Duchamps and Dalís sets.
Chess was made to be played with pieces of pure fractal mathematics, I now know that!
- Louis XIV as the Gardens of Versailles -
- Maria Theresa while wearing The Hall of Mir
YouTube stuff + Update stuffSo, things are little bit hectic right now, and YouTube has been giving me a bit of hassle lately. I seem to have been losing subscribers since my last stream on my main channel, with a very big loss on my last Animated Atrocities upload, which is worrying, especially because any theory that I've had towards the numbers doesn't fit all of the evidence. (If people were getting sick of me talking about Growing Around stuff, then I should have had a positive turnaround when I uploaded an Animated Atrocities video). Add to that that like every single video this year has been copyright claimed, and let's just say that things have been discouraging as of late.
Other than that, I'm trying to stay optimistic, although the hot summer is making that a little bit difficult. But, some stuff that's coming up I guess. Most importantly is my Animated Atrocity review - with the upcoming Rugrats reboot, it's time to tackle Angelica and Suzie Preschool Daze, that show there that lasted four episo
Stream OnlineI'm ready for some commissions! I will only be accepting mlp or Sonic art as I got burned out on humans and anthros for a little bit XD
IF YOU WANT A COMMISSION-
-Please come into the stream and say so.
-You will be added to the queue.
-I will only work on a commission if you are present in the stream.
-Payment is expected when work for your commission begins.
-Don't be afraid to speak up if a detail is wrong or not quite right.
-Please do not note me on DA for a commission.
-I will ask for your details in person in the stream.
-Linking to references is only allowed for people getting commissions done so they can send me the needed information.
Prices Have Gone Up
I need to make economic use of my time streaming and my prices before were not even to a minimum wage standard. Thank You for understanding.
$6 for a bust
$13 for a full body
$12 for a two characte