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Duskull Cosplay by Oloring Duskull Cosplay :iconoloring:Oloring 9 7 Perry Christmas by Oloring Perry Christmas :iconoloring:Oloring 12 0 Death Stare Luigi Cosplay by Oloring Death Stare Luigi Cosplay :iconoloring:Oloring 7 5 Mr Mendel cosplay - Streetpass Garden by Oloring Mr Mendel cosplay - Streetpass Garden :iconoloring:Oloring 12 12 Leeroy Jenkins Hearthstone Cosplay by Oloring Leeroy Jenkins Hearthstone Cosplay :iconoloring:Oloring 16 15 Large demonic sword by Oloring Large demonic sword :iconoloring:Oloring 3 1 Ravio Cosplay - Anything for rupees by Oloring Ravio Cosplay - Anything for rupees :iconoloring:Oloring 43 16 The Legend of Zelda - Link Cosplay - Jump attack by Oloring The Legend of Zelda - Link Cosplay - Jump attack :iconoloring:Oloring 23 9 Heinz Doofenshmirtz cosplay - Phineas and Ferb by Oloring Heinz Doofenshmirtz cosplay - Phineas and Ferb :iconoloring:Oloring 27 25 Draw Me Like One Of Your Hylian Boys by Oloring Draw Me Like One Of Your Hylian Boys :iconoloring:Oloring 8 7 Legend of Zelda Cosplay - Heartbroken by Oloring Legend of Zelda Cosplay - Heartbroken :iconoloring:Oloring 14 1 Diglett Cosplay - Pokemon by Oloring Diglett Cosplay - Pokemon :iconoloring:Oloring 16 11 Player Link Cosplay by Oloring Player Link Cosplay :iconoloring:Oloring 24 12 The Legend of Zelda: Master Chest by Oloring The Legend of Zelda: Master Chest :iconoloring:Oloring 63 28 Skyward Boomerang by Oloring Skyward Boomerang :iconoloring:Oloring 16 2 Miiverse art - New Super Mario Bros U by Oloring Miiverse art - New Super Mario Bros U :iconoloring:Oloring 2 4


Heroes of Tenefyr - Goblins by JimmyNijs Heroes of Tenefyr - Goblins :iconjimmynijs:JimmyNijs 4 0 Heroes of Tenefyr - Minotaurs by JimmyNijs Heroes of Tenefyr - Minotaurs :iconjimmynijs:JimmyNijs 4 0 Heroes of Tenefyr - Kobolds by JimmyNijs Heroes of Tenefyr - Kobolds :iconjimmynijs:JimmyNijs 6 0 Hellhound by Allagar Hellhound :iconallagar:Allagar 820 13 Friends by Neboveria Friends :iconneboveria:Neboveria 624 20 Mad goblin technician by LieSetiawan Mad goblin technician :iconliesetiawan:LieSetiawan 765 164 Goblin by baklaher Goblin :iconbaklaher:baklaher 265 9 Wake up Link!!! by IreneMarleenAyuma Wake up Link!!! :iconirenemarleenayuma:IreneMarleenAyuma 29 6 Toon Zelda, may i be YOUR princess? by DutchGirlMaaike Toon Zelda, may i be YOUR princess? :icondutchgirlmaaike:DutchGirlMaaike 27 21 DAY 187. Wind Waker (25 Minutes) by Cryptid-Creations DAY 187. Wind Waker (25 Minutes) :iconcryptid-creations:Cryptid-Creations 844 23 Skyward sword Zelda cosplay by Fidessa-chan Skyward sword Zelda cosplay :iconfidessa-chan:Fidessa-chan 12 47 Pit - I will return by Medowsweet Pit - I will return :iconmedowsweet:Medowsweet 153 56 brawl! by Lizz1cevae brawl! :iconlizz1cevae:Lizz1cevae 21 5 Marth: standing ready by Kinlyu Marth: standing ready :iconkinlyu:Kinlyu 36 19 Sucks to be Luigi: Link+Daisy by kevinbolk Sucks to be Luigi: Link+Daisy :iconkevinbolk:kevinbolk 8,707 1,793



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Pepijn van Loon
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Programmer, Board game designer


For some reason I had chosen to bring 5 cosplays along, including one huge one, so my adventure started when I left my house and tried to carry my bags to the train station in Den Bosch. I succeeded, but by the time I arrived my arms were hurting and I was already pretty sweaty from holding one bag high up so it wouldn't drag on the ground. Luckily, I only had a short train- and bus ride ahead of me.
In Eindhoven, I met up with 2 cosplayers I knew and after a short waiting period, the bus showed up. There were probably about 4 or 5 people in the bus who weren't going to Abunai, and all other space was occupied by congoers, bags and props. Once again, my huge bags proved to be problematic, but some very friendly people offered to hold on to stuff and eventually, we all made it safely to the convention, even though some turns were pretty exciting.

I arrived about 20 minutes early, and check-in for both the convention and the hotel went very smoothly. After finding my hotel room, dropping off all my stuff and checking my 3DS for streetpasses (nice!), I changed into my Painty the Pirate (Spongebob) cosplay and went looking for the Spongebob cosplayer I was going to hang out with.
I walked around a bit first, re-familiarizing myself with the hotel layout, and it was fun getting recognized and seeing smiles and laughs when people saw me. I met up with Spongebob fairly quickly, and also met some other friends and acquaintances along the way.
We didn't do much except walking around, goofing off, posing for pictures and singing some Spongebob songs. At around 7ish, our Patrick arrived and our tiny group was finally complete.

Dinner was had in the food court (small noodles for the ladies, large noodles and soup for me) and afterwards we did plenty more of nothingness. Listened to some karaoke, did some ballfishing (we weren't allowed to use Spongebob's net, so we cheated in different ways) and did a round of the dealerroom.
We also met plenty of other friends and familiar faces along the way, so there was a good amount of hugging all around. I also carried my 3DS with me the whole time, so I processed some streetpasses every now and then (so many streetpasses! <3 )
Spongebob and Patrick had to leave in the evening, and I changed into my casual Luigi for some anime disco dancing. On my way there, I met up with 2 friends, and we had a great time even though the music wasn't incredible. We left together at around 1am, had some tea in their hotel room, and then went back to my room to get some sleep.


The big day! First, a nice shower, then I took a little walk around the hotel, but it was eerily quiet in the early morning. Met up with a friend at breakfast and we talked while we ate. The food was plentiful and varied, just what I wanted :)
Now it was time to put on my dragon cosplay, so I texted a friend at around 10:15, and he showed up even faster than I expected. He helped me get into my costume (mostly putting on my wings) and everything went smoothly. He went back to his room to change as well, and I started my slow lumbering walk to the main convention hallway.

I was supposed to meet up with some other Fire Emblem cosplayers that day and maybe do a photo shoot, but I also wanted to see a good friend who would only be there on Saturday. However, I wasn't allowed to wait by the entrance because it was too busy and I'd take up too much space with my big cosplay. The Soren cosplayer found me very quickly, with Ranulf not far behind, and that turned out to be our entire group. We spent the next couple of hours slowly walking around because I couldn't really do much else. We visited the Nozlan photo stand for some nice shots and took a few breaks outside to cool down.

I was sweating like crazy in my dragon suit; little streams of moisture just dripping down all over my body and collecting in my dragon claws and underwear, or dripping out of seams. Once I took off my claws, I noticed that my fingers were actually wrinkly, as if I'd taken a bath for too long. There was no way I could wear it all day.
The weather had gotten worse and it had been raining a bit, but a momentary dry spell to go into the woods for a little photo shoot. It was good fun, and we got some nice pictures out of it.
After that, I just had to get out of my costume, so I waved goodbye to my buddies and went back to my room. Going up the stairs wasn't easy, and it took some time to open my door because the keycard that I'd kept in my dragonfoot (nowhere else to put it) had gotten all dirty with sweat and flaked off paint/latex. I think I drank about 5 glasses of water and then took a well earned shower before I went back out.

Next up was my Facebook cosplay, a last minute decision because 2 friends (Spongebob and Patrick from friday) were doing Twitter and Tumblr) I must be good at finding people because we were together quite quickly again. I also went in search of my other friend and found her in the gaming room. The rest of the day consisted mostly of losing people and finding others again. We did a social networking shoot at the photo stand and those pictures turned out really great.
I ended up having dinner with 4 friends at the buffet restaurant. Not too special, but some good healthy food is always welcome. We had to say goodbye to the one friend who was only there on saturday, and I decided to change back into my spongebob painting cosplay for a bit again. Saturday is a much busier day than friday, so I figured there would be a lot of people there who hadn't seen it yet.

I had a blast singing the Spongebob theme song to large groups of super enthusiastic people who'd yell 'SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS' at the right times. Lovely. Later in the evening I also ended up following a friend who I'd only met recently to her hotelroom where we just talked in peace and quiet for almost an hour I believe. Somehow, it felt like that was just what I needed at that time.
She wanted to check out the Liar game, but when we got there, there was a huge line and a few minutes later, some paramedics had to get through so people were being pushed out of the way and I completely lost her again.
I think I walked around aimlessly some more, and went back to my own room after a while to change for the 4th time that day. Back to my casual Luigi for some Deshima Sounds dancing. The music was better than on Friday, and the place was quite packed at first, though it had gotten a lot emptier by the time I left again (around 2am)


I actually slept fairly well and wasn't a total wreck like at some other convention. Another shower and another nice breakfast to start the day. Then I got into my Toad cosplay, which is actually pretty comfortable to wear and one of the few cosplays that doesn't reduce my vision.
Another day of doing very little besides posing for pictures and hanging out with friends. I also constantly ran into this girl who would poke my Toad hat every time, which was fun.
I don't think I did anything else that was noteworthy, except maybe watching a bit of the cosplay dating show and the exciting finals of the ballscooping game. Had an early pizza at the food court and decided to leave during the ending ceremony in an attempt to beat the crowds. Just before I got to the bus stop with my massive bags, it started pouring rain, and on top of that, the first bus was completely packed and a lot of us had to wait for the next one. Luckily, the next one arrived some 5 minutes later, and it turned into an awesome bus ride with everyone singing silly songs together, and even though the busdriver was taken aback a bit, he didn't seem to mind too much.
I'm not sure how, but the walk back home was much easier than the same walk the other way around on friday. Maybe I was just too tired to notice sore muscles, but it was good to finally be home again knowing I had a great weekend to look back at.


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fhelalr Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017   Digital Artist
Wonderful collection of artworks!
FluffyWolfPaw Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
cheers for the follow ;D you rock
goichiro Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks you somuch for the :+devwatch: :)
Gabriele-B Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the fav :)
Oloring Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! I really like your complete painting example there. Can you also draw slightly more cartoony style characters with the same painted look? I might be interested in doing a few commissions.
Gabriele-B Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
It depends on how cartoony you'd like it to be :) if you'd send me an example I would be able to answer you
Oloring Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the quick reply! I'll try to find some examples and I'll send you an email this week.
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Lu-Silveira Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
You gave me my first llama <3 You're awesome man
Oloring Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. And thanks for the favorite :)
Lu-Silveira Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Np :)
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