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Journal Entry: Thu Apr 25, 2013, 10:31 PM


FEATURES!
This is a lovely idea that I yoinked from my lovely friends Hatless-Sheep and The-Cosplay-Scion

I love to see other people's work so let me know if you want me to feature you!

1. For each of the first ten people to comment on this journal, I will put their avatar and the three deviations I like most from their gallery on the list! If you would like to suggest your own deviations, feel free to do so.

2. If you answer, you have to do the same in your journal, putting the tagger on the first place. The idea of this is not simply getting a free feature, but spreading art around for everyone!

3. You must be watching my page!


First: :iconthe-cosplay-scion:, even though asking me to pick three favourites from her stuff is like asking me to choose between breathing or sleeping!
My name is Zatanna Zatara by The-Cosplay-Scion:bulletblue: The Death of a God by The-Cosplay-Scion:bulletred: Wanda Maximoff Scarlet Witch by The-Cosplay-Scion
bonus: check out her her awesomely fantastic tutorials!

Second: :iconhatless-sheep:
Guardian of the Cards by Hatless-Sheep :bulletgreen: Day Dress by Hatless-Sheep :bulletpurple: I Just Want To Play by Hatless-Sheep
bonus: Hatless-Sheep in a bucket

Third: :iconmegacameron:
When I first met Cam, he had sculpted an awesome Scott Pilgrim figure, and lo and behold his gallery is full of pieces every bit is impressive. I cheated a bit and chose one that has a lot of his figures pictured!
Megaman - Bring it on by MegaCameron :bulletyellow: Chrono Trigger - Frog by MegaCameron :bulletpurple: Gentlemen Mimic by MegaCameron
bonus: MegaCameron also made a really villainous Bowser!

Fourth: :iconseagullpendragon:
Gisele has an excellent sense of colour and space that has lended itself well to her making awesome comics (two short comics of which are linked through the last piece) and just general all-around funky art pieces that really pop!
Space Nightmare by Seagullpendragon :bulletpink: Space Dragon by Seagullpendragon :bulletorange: Mission 7 Cover by Seagullpendragon
bonus: read Seagullpendragon's really awesome online webcomic, Star Trip, which you can  start reading here.

Skin by vickybunnyangel with partial coding from Pyritie
  • Reading: The Return of the King
  • Playing: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy

I'm now on Facebook and tumblr too!

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 18, 2013, 9:27 PM


Hallo! Not much of an update yet for you guys, but I did want to let me know if you'd like you can add me on Facebook and/or tumblr! I will be posting costume photos there as well from now on.

Don't worry, I shan't be abandoning deviantART either!

On Facebook I also have an album of up-and-coming-sometime costumes as well as some photos that probably haven't been uploaded on dA yet.

You can find me here:
:bulletblue: Facebook

:bulletyellow: Tumblr

Skin by vickybunnyangel with partial coding from Pyritie
  • Reading: The Return of the King
  • Playing: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy

Happy New Year! (and a MEGA THANK YOU!)

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 5, 2013, 8:38 PM


All the best to you and yours in the new year! Did you make any resolutions yet?

Also, I only just got the notification that some kind soul gave me a three month premium membership sometime around my birthday (November)! ;A; Thank you very much! I wish I'd known sooner though. *headdesk*... I have no idea why the notification showed up only now. I do check regularly. :(

That said: THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for the membership! I am in awe of your generosity. Thank you. ^^

At any rate, I want to make more costumes this year! I didn't really make that many last year (maybe one, if you count New Year's LAST year), and I've got a super hankering to get my costuming on! Mainly, I want to make a bunch of EVA and Rikku costumes! I finally got a hold of some Al Bhed contact lenses, so I'm part of the way there. ;)

The lovely lovely :iconvickybunnyangel: who is responsible for my journal theme (which I adore) is or was at some point thinking of making a Yuna outfit, sooo~ fun FFX-2 costumes might be on their way. x) I can't match her gorgeousness, vim, or vigour for cosplaying, but I'll try my hardest, yes I will!

The wonderful and talented :iconthe-cosplay-scion: and I have EVA plans for sometime in the summer. I can't wait!

Otherwise, my plans are a bit up in the air (unless I've forgotten things?) so hopefully we'll have some fun things to show you!

Skin by vickybunnyangel with partial coding from Pyritie
  • Listening to: The Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth
  • Reading: Moriarty: The Hound of the D\'Ubervilles
  • Watching: Jeeves and Wooster
  • Playing: Pokemon Black 2
  • Eating: cheesy toast
  • Drinking: Tea, always tea.

Features - Finale!

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 9, 2011, 3:05 PM


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Hello to the watchers, the lurkers, the dreamers~

My premium membership is almost up, so I figured I'd take the opportunity to do some features before it ends. ^^ In no particular order, here they be (and if I've forgotten anyone, I'm sorry! I'm a bit spaced-out these days...):

:bulletred: :iconquietcrazyness4:
QC seems to avoid dA lately, but her stuff is choice. I love her photos, particularly.
But a Hut by Quietcrazyness4 Another Picture of Winter by Quietcrazyness4 Shaft by Quietcrazyness4 Hanging on by Quietcrazyness4
:bulletorange: :iconstillvisions:
Kevin is an AMAZING photographer!  It's like he has the Midas touch… but for photos. (That one made more sense in my head.)
:thumb10628641: Twisted by stillvisions Reaching out by stillvisions Twin Lamborghinis by stillvisions
:bulletyellow: :iconrebel-moon:
"Rydia" as she's sometimes known is an absolute sweetheart. She's got lovely costumes and makes a pretty cute pin-up!
Mirror, mirror by rebel-moon Sarah-Vanille by rebel-moon Rydia of Myst_AN09 by rebel-moon Pin-Up Gal by rebel-moon
:bulletgreen: :iconadamtupper:
Like mash-ups? Adam is your guy! Unapologetically entertaining!
Fantastic Fork by AdamTupper My Little Lantern - Greed by AdamTupper Hell-o Boy by AdamTupper Powerpuff Lanterns by AdamTupper
:bulletblue: :iconwerehermit:
A ridiculously fashionable lady that makes ridiculously spooky and fantastic things!
:thumb178084280: Dangly beads- Another choker by werehermit Buttoned and Laced by werehermit Spoils Bag by werehermit
:bulletpurple: :iconanimeyume06:
Makes the cutest plushies EVER!!! Ahhh! I want all of them!
Chibi Midna Plushie by animeyume06 Chibi Sailor Moon Plushie by animeyume06 Chibi Pokemon Misty Plushie by animeyume06 xxxHolic - Yuko Chibi Plushie by animeyume06
:bulletblack: :iconk-i-e-r-i:
Kieri's got an arsenal of talent. Just check out her cute little emoticon dudes!
Cardcaptor Sakura Stamp by K-i-e-r-i Voltorb by K-i-e-r-i Kieri Flower by K-i-e-r-i Bouncy by K-i-e-r-i
:bulletred: :iconlizu-chan:
Lizu's plush's are super cute, and her art is grand~.
Wolf Skeleton Plushie by Lizu-chan Pterodactyl Plushie by Lizu-chan Dragon Fetus by Lizu-chan NARCISSISM by Lizu-chan
:bulletorange: :iconphoenixianstardust:
PS is the best Lighting. EVER. PERIOD. So go shower her in your admiration. :'D
upkeeping the law? umm...no... by PhoenixianStardust Sergeant of Cocoon by PhoenixianStardust Final Fantasy XIII - Fang by PhoenixianStardust Lightning - Aya Brea Alt by PhoenixianStardust


Hope you enjoyed this tour through the many talented dears I know. :heart: Until next time!

Skin by vickybunnyangel with partial coding from Pyritie

Features - Part 2!

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 5, 2011, 11:58 AM


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Hello to the watchers, the lurkers, the dreamers~

My premium membership is almost up, so I figured I'd take the opportunity to do some features before it ends. ^^ In no particular order, here they be (and if I've forgotten anyone, I'm sorry! I'm a bit spaced-out these days...):

:bulletorange: :iconhatless-sheep:
Do you love redheads? Me too! Hatless-sheep is a deviant of many talents, and gawrsh, she's purty~.

Welcome to my court. by Hatless-Sheep Kyubey Pumpkin Glow by Hatless-Sheep Day Dress by Hatless-Sheep Weepinbell by Hatless-Sheep

:bulletpink: :iconangathol:
Angathol is a sweet lady, super true to her friends. She's a talented seamstress and a wonderful friend.

Chiaroscuro by Angathol Starlight by Angathol dynamo by Angathol Reflection by Angathol

:bulletred::iconjayuna:
Sin-of-otaku excels in making the most adorable versions of whatever character she cosplays. Admiration!!

Waiting for her prince by Jayuna Goodbye Sweetie by Jayuna Hi There by Jayuna Bring it on by Jayuna

:bulletblue::iconthemidnightclear:
This gal knows her way around a bento box! Her deviations look good enough to eat.

Bento Box No.2 by themidnightclear Bento Box no.1 by themidnightclear Bento Box NO.3 by themidnightclear Bento Box No.4 by themidnightclear

:bulletgreen::iconmegacameron:
I can't even begin to imagine how much time Cam spends on his sculptures, but they are awesome!

Chrono Trigger - Frog by MegaCameron Gentlemen Mimic by MegaCameron Art Request: Gryphlode by MegaCameron Bowser Left Side View by MegaCameron

:bulletpurple::iconlameasscosplayer:
Or rather, he's not lame at all! Tricky's costumes deserve some attention, as do his photography skills!

Ken and Kyle Katayanagi by lameasscosplayer Duo and Scott McNeil - 2005 by lameasscosplayer Kazuma Azuma - 2005 by lameasscosplayer

:bulletorange::iconpanatthedisco:
Pan is really versatile - she's cute, and a bamf!! Check out her super costumes~!

Memory of Fanelia by PANattheDisco Star Trek TOS-inspired Dresses by PANattheDisco Bat out of Hell by PANattheDisco It's time to D-D-D-D-D-DUEL by PANattheDisco

:bulletpink::icondarkelf205:
Cute, wiley, and crafty! This girl's got an arsenal of talent!

Kiss Kiss by darkelf205 Agent of SHIELD? by darkelf205 Chesire Cat by darkelf205 LoOK Ma nO HanDs by darkelf205

:bulletred::iconchibi-lenne:
Adorableness personified. Check out her stuff~!

Twisted Princesses 2 by chibi-lenne Tardis Quilt - Double by chibi-lenne The Scarf of Sexual Preference by chibi-lenne Gothel 1 by chibi-lenne

:bulletblue::iconpinkcarbon:
I adorrre this gal's taste in tattoos, and her costumes are top notch!

SailorMoon+TuxedoKamen by PinkCarbon PC- stay by PinkCarbon Arisia Cosplay by PinkCarbon Power Girl V2.0 by PinkCarbon

:bulletgreen::iconrock-lees-lotus:
Green is such a youthful colour, isn't it? Rock-Lees-Lotus is a wonderful artist and cosplayer too!

:thumb137566370: :thumb211348003: :thumb165957880: :thumb152601521:

:bulletpurple::iconnegalmuur:
Something tells me this crazy cat isn't going away anytime soon...

Punktoise by Negalmuur Freaky Fred by Negalmuur Fuckhead by Negalmuur The Death of Pilgrim by Negalmuur

:bulletorange::iconzoicytes-shadow:
So very spooky~. Won't you come step into this lady's spooky mind?

The Unforgiven by Zoicytes-Shadow Inertia Creeps by Zoicytes-Shadow Mirrorchild Helena-For Trenin by Zoicytes-Shadow Violent Reaction by Zoicytes-Shadow

:bulletred::icondetailed-illusion:
Fai is an experienced tailor and costumer, and he's just about the best Vincent cosplayer EVER.

:thumb214964959: 14 Karat Guns APH France by Detailed-Illusion :thumb186763389: Highway Unicorn- Bartz Cosplay by Detailed-Illusion

Hope you enjoyed this tour through the many talented dears I know. :heart: Until next time!

Skin by vickybunnyangel with partial coding from Pyritie
  • Listening to: Elvis - Fools Rush In
  • Reading: SHOULD be my lab book...

Features - Part 1!

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 5, 2011, 11:51 AM


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Hello to the watchers, the lurkers, the dreamers~

My premium membership is almost up, so I figured I'd take the opportunity to do some features before it ends. ^^ In no particular order, here they be (and if I've forgotten anyone, I'm sorry! I'm a bit spaced-out these days...):

:bulletred: :iconthe-cosplay-scion:
THIS GIRL, YOU GUYS. She's amazingly talented, very kind and always willing to help me out with all my costuming dilemmas. She's saved me so many times, and I owe her a lot!

Lydia Deetz by The-Cosplay-Scion Holiday Selphie by The-Cosplay-Scion Ichigo on a Roll by The-Cosplay-Scion Black Widow Natalia by The-Cosplay-Scion

:bulletblue: :iconxneverconformx:
She's spunky and adorable, and completely unique. She also happens to make gorgeous costumes.

Seychelles: Tropical Princess by XNeverConformX Terra: Where to Turn by XNeverConformX Yuffie- White Rose of Wutai by XNeverConformX Sora by XNeverConformX

:bulletgreen: :iconvickybunnyangel:
This girl makes costumes I can barely even wrap my brain around. Check her stuff out! She's always quite helpful with her tutorials, too! She is also responsible for my lovely journal layout.

Painting Elf Ears Tutorial by vickybunnyangel Hair Ninja by vickybunnyangel Chinese New Year: Part III by vickybunnyangel Lamb or Wolf by vickybunnyangel

:bulletpurple: :iconclementineerased:
This lady has got me through a lot of the past year! I owe her one~. You should pay her gallery a visit!

Tulip Festival sexy fun time by ClementineErased Not just a stereotype by ClementineErased

:bulletorange: :iconx-mywishingstar:
CUTE STUFF. HAI. This lady is so adorable she'll make your teeth rot, but in a good way.

Distant by x-mywishingstar why do i stay here?i spend too much time sitting
waiting to see if everything is supposed to just fall into place
i like hoping that at some point i'm gonna get a sign that says
'this is it' as if my chances are being thrown at me by some higher being
but if i don't believe in fate or god, then i guess i've fucked myself
but maybe it's because i believe in metaphors and symbols.
though you can't spend forever waiting for symbols no matter how many you seem to see,
because no matter how much red is supposed to mean passion
it's only just red.
and because birds fly into my pond it doesn't mean i'm supposed to fly away from the nest.
it's just a bird.
and before you know it everything starts to be less beautiful when you realize metaphors
are just things english students make up so that books can seem deeper than they are.
well, i've tried reading a lot of books, and all i see is a story.
and i'm happy with just that.
so the question remains; do i make my story, or do i search for my sign?
Angelic Justice by x-mywishingstar Crazy Luna by x-mywishingstar

:bulletpink: :iconameyxo:
This girl is one of the sweetest I know, and is supremely excellent at cheering people up! She's multi-talented, too!

:thumb112922169: Kim Pine by ameyxo Roses by ameyxo Gippal and Rikku by ameyxo

:bulletgreen: :iconbouncy-ball:
GIRL BE CRAY CRAY. I love her to bits. She needs to make more art for me. :evillaugh:

A sunflower for my sunshine by bouncy-ball Regret hangs like a halo by bouncy-ball Rana'c muugeh' yd oui, kaag. by bouncy-ball Be good to your daughters by bouncy-ball

:bulletred: :iconstargazer-gemini:
This talented gentleman is a deviant of many talents - a jack of all trades, if you will. That said, you should check his art and his makeup out!

3 Days by Stargazer-Gemini Worst Ninja by Stargazer-Gemini Complimentary Owl by Stargazer-Gemini The Earthstone by Stargazer-Gemini

:bulletblue: :iconolivias-atelier:
Uta makes a lovely Sailor Neptune, and has an impressive repertoire of cosplays she can boast. :heart:

At River's Side by Olivias-Atelier Caged City Streets by Olivias-Atelier Candy? by Olivias-Atelier Sparkling Eyes by Olivias-Atelier

:bulletgreen: :icongillykins:
Oooh, you make me believe in make-believe! I love Gillykins' costumes to death!

A good source of calcium by gillykins Come Hither by gillykins The Partially Invisible Woman by gillykins Pin Me Up by gillykins

:bulletpurple: :iconred-ribbon-cosplay:
Betcha didn't know this gal made gorgeous jewelry too! Check out her costume gallery for sure!

Flesh of My Flesh by Red-Ribbon-Cosplay I Love Rock'n Roll by Red-Ribbon-Cosplay A Bit of Magic... by Red-Ribbon-Cosplay Wedding Chainmaille Necklace by Red-Ribbon-Cosplay

Skin by vickybunnyangel with partial coding from Pyritie
  • Listening to: Elvis - Fools Rush In
  • Reading: SHOULD be my lab book...

Future Costumes

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 8, 2011, 9:20 AM


First and foremost, Happy Thanksgiving to all my turkey-tofurkey-etc-stuffin' friends, and a reflective and easy fast for anyone else like me who is celebrating (seems an odd choice of words) Yom Kippur.

That said, does anyone else ever find it difficult to decide which costumes to make next? I have so many floating around in my head... Here's a short-ish sample from that list:

:bulletblue:  Batgirl (Steph)
:bulletblue:  Dove
:bulletblue:  Harley
:bulletblue:  Squirrel Girl
:bulletblue:  Essence
:bulletblue:  Huntress
:bulletblue: Delirium
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:bulletblue:  Seven of Nine
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:bulletblue:  Kyouko (Madoka)
:bulletblue:  Fuu (MKR)
:bulletblue:  Mari (EVA)
:bulletblue:  Blue Rose (T&B)
:bulletblue: Sailor V
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:bulletblue: Rikku
:bulletblue:  Yuna
:bulletblue:  Rydia
:bulletblue:  Penelo
:bulletblue:  Vanille
:bulletblue:  Fang
:bulletblue:  Relm
:bulletblue:  Luke Triton
:bulletblue:  Lucca (Chrono Trigger)

So, I mean... there are a lot! That's not all of 'em! So what do you do? Or I guess my question should be more what do you want to see from that list? Maybe it will help me decide... but then again, maybe not. :S What are some costumes you guys want to make for yourselves? Halloween is comin' up! It's my favourite holiday. I'm hoping for some good scares!

Skin by vickybunnyangel with partial coding from Pyritie
  • Listening to: Some kinda samba music
  • Reading: An article on raman spectroscopy
  • Eating: Nothing!
  • Drinking: NOTHINGGGG

Thank-you's and a wee bit of an update

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 7, 2011, 9:25 PM


Hello everyone!

How's the summer been treating you?

I have recently realized I'm unable to keep up with thanking people for their favourites on my deviations - not necessarily because I get a whole lot of them, but because I don't think to check them enough ^^;  - and as such, I just want to take a moment here to say thank you to each and everyone that follows my work, favourites my deviations, or even stops by on my page. Thank you. :) It's just a little corner of the internet, but... it's mine. So.

I won't bore you with personal problems that have been eating me, but it has made me rather unmotivated lately. So I do apologize for the lack of art updates - but there should be some cosplay photos here and there. (And that's what most of you are here for anyway, right? Be honest! ;P )

I will try to finish my art trades and gifts shortly. Thank you everyone for your patience. <3

Anime North 2011


Did you miss out on the action? Here are a couple of submissions you should check out!
Katamari Teaser by The-Cosplay-Scion Keeper of the Cards by Jayuna

Here's a new tutorial that :iconthe-cosplay-scion: made. It's awesome, and you should definitely check it (and her other tutorials) out for help!

Bracers Tutorial by The-Cosplay-Scion

:star: :star: :star: Cosplay Updates :star: :star: :star:


Otakon
Luke Triton - Professor Layton and the Unwound Future - 15%
Fuu Hououji - Magic Knights Rayearth - 15%
Riddel - Chrono Cross - 15%

Otakuthon
Link - Legend of Zelda - 85%
Kim Possible - Kim Possible - 10%
Luke Triton - Professor Layton and the Unwound Future

Fanexpo
Aquaman - DC comics - 0%
Harley Quinn - Batman - 5%
Princess Bubblegum - Adventure Time - 10%

Dragoncon
Rikku - FFX - 15%

Skin by vickybunnyangel with partial coding from Pyritie
  • Listening to: Boats and Birds - Gregory and the Hawk
  • Reading: Dead and Gone - Charlaine Harris
  • Watching: X-Men the Animated Series (1992)
  • Playing: Pokemon Black
  • Eating: koala chocolates
  • Drinking: lots of tea

What news?

Journal Entry: Wed May 11, 2011, 8:43 PM


Friday brings the last form of evaluation that I have to do before I can start my summer vacation in earnest~!

I still have quite a lot of things to get done before convention season starts up. Marcy is almost finished, so is Shinji. Link is sort of there... and Timmy should be fairly easy to complete once I actually have all the materials I need.

I've still got a request pending for Sweet-Amy-Leah and one for Negalmuur as well~. Sorry about the wait, guys.

ClementineErased and I have been trying to get lots and lots of cosplay sewing done before her surgery tomorrow. Hope on over to her page and send good thoughts her way, please!

Other than that, I'm really looking forward to a visit from The-Cosplay-Scion once she is feeling a bit better, and to going to Toronto to see all my other Torontonian buddies!

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Anime North
Shinji - Neon Genesis Evangelion - 85%
Link - Ocarina of Time - 80%
Timmy Turner - Fairly Odd Parents - 20%
Marcy - Katamari Damacy - 95%

Polaris
Marcy - Katamari Damacy - 95%

Otakon
Rikku - FFX-2 - 10%
Luke Triton - Professor Layton and the Unwound Future - 10%
Fuu Hououji - Magic Knights Rayearth - 15%

Otakuthon
Adrian - Cybersix - 5%
Rydia - Final Fantasy IV - 75%
Kim Possible - Kim Possible - 10%
Luke Triton - Professor Layton and the Unwound Future - 10%

Fanexpo
Aquaman - DC comics - 0%
Harley Quinn - Batman - 5%
Princess Bubblegum - Adventure Time - 10%

Dragoncon
Riddel - Chrono Cross - 10%

Skin by vickybunnyangel with partial coding from Pyritie
  • Listening to: The loud thrumming of my nerves O_O
  • Reading: EVERYTHING! AHHH STUDY
  • Watching: Are you kidding?! I don't have time for that!
  • Eating: poorly
  • Drinking: lots of tea

New Journal Skin + Updates!

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 4, 2011, 9:42 AM


Does everyone like my new journal skin? It's pink! And swooshy! I LOVE IT~ Thank you so much to vickybunnyangel who created this special journal just for me! She managed to pick a picture in my gallery that means the most to me without even being told which to use. And she couldn't have created a better result!

This picture means a lot to me for various reasons... this costume, Yuna's summoner outfit from FFX, was one of the first costumes I ever wore, back in 2007. At that time, I knew next to nothing about cosplay, so I had it commissioned. I wanted nothing more than to be Yuna for a day. And when I went to FanExpo that year, I had some incredible experiences I will never forget! That costume was what led to me becoming, I would hazard, the best of friends with The-Cosplay-Scion. I ended up alone and frustrated, all by myself at the convention, and she and Red-Ribbon-Cosplay swooped down in their Lulu and Moogle costumes to save me. We also found a new friend dressed as Tidus. Since our costumes matched, we inevitably created a photo trap. We couldn't take more than four steps without getting mobbed for pictures! It was terrifying, and incredible, and claustrophobic.

I loved every moment of it.

Wearing this costume, and what it represents to me (finding friendship, and being outgoing enough to wear a costume to a convention when I hadn't before, despite so many insecurities) are so ingrained in me now that it makes this skin such a perfect fit - like a 'second skin', I guess. I identify with Yuna's plight to save Spira, to fight against all odds, even when what she's doing doesn't seem to make sense to everyone around her. Even when she realizes her entire way of life up until that point has been based on lies. She perseveres. The people of Spira need her, and that's all that matters. That's the strength and virtue in a Summoner.

This is also a picture from one of my very first photo shoots. That original photo is here. I desperately wanted evidence of my foray into the world of costuming when I first had this, some kind of proof that I was there. But this conflicted very strongly with my dislike of photographs of myself. It was a hurdle to overcome, and I'm glad that I did.

That's why this picture means so much to me - it's the very 'picture' of overcoming hardships, conquering self-doubt, and making many new and wonderful friends.

Enough of that! It's time for a feature!

This week's feature: vickybunnyangel

Vickybunnyangel is not only responsible for this skin, but for a great deal many others! She's an extremely talented cosplayer, model, and all-around deviantARTIST. She's also willing to share her gained experience in knowledge of costuming techniques and such with those around her, and has created lots of tutorials. All said and done, she is an amazing person and deserves some attention from you, so go check out her gallery! Here's a sampling of her many works:

Painting Elf Ears Tutorial by vickybunnyangel Chocolate and Strawberry by vickybunnyangel DS Red by vickybunnyangel Hair Ninja by vickybunnyangel Evening in Wygol Village by vickybunnyangel Twin Roses by vickybunnyangel Project Luka: Fierce by vickybunnyangel I Dare You by vickybunnyangel Burdened by vickybunnyangel Chinese New Year: Part I by vickybunnyangel Dawn of a New Age by vickybunnyangel

Costume report!

Did you forget? Haha~. My list has changed... again... albeit slightly. Hopefully this is the last time.

Anime North
Shinji - Neon Genesis Evangelion - 15%
Link - Ocarina of Time - 80%
Timmy Turner - Fairly Odd Parents - 10%
Marcy - Katamari Damacy - 90%

Polaris
Marcy - Katamari Damacy - 90%

Otakon
Rikku - FFX-2 - 10%
Luke Triton - Professor Layton and the Unwound Future - 10%
Fuu Hououji - Magic Knights Rayearth - 10%

Otakuthon
Adrian - Cybersix - 5%
Rydia - Final Fantasy IV - 75%
Kim Possible - Kim Possible - 10%
Luke Triton - Professor Layton and the Unwound Future - 10%

Fanexpo
Aquaman - DC comics - 0%
Harley Quinn - Batman - 0%
Princess Bubblegum - Adventure Time - 10%

Dragoncon
Riddel - Chrono Cross - 10%

And now I am off to write a paper, study for a final exam, finish a thesis, and study for two more final exams! EEP. :cries: NO MORE UPDATES UNTIL AFTER THE 15th! lol. XD

Skin by vickybunnyangel with partial coding from Pyritie
  • Listening to: The loud thrumming of my nerves O_O
  • Reading: EVERYTHING! AHHH STUDY
  • Watching: Are you kidding?! I don't have time for that!
  • Eating: poorly
  • Drinking: lots of tea

Updated Con List ++

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 23, 2011, 7:09 PM
Questions?

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Requests?
I might even take some of these for free! Of course, commissions are nice too. ;D!!


So con preparations are on the up and up! Sort of... I'm trying to space out this year because I think I may have agreed to take on more than I can actually manage. We'll see...

Tentative cosplay list:

Anime North
Shinji(?) - Evangelion
Link - OoT
Timmy Turner - Fairly OddParents
Marcy - Katamari Damacy

Polaris
Marcy - Katamari Damacy

Otakon
Thief Rikku - FFX-2/FFX?
Luke - Professor Layton
Fuu - Magic Knights Rayearth

Otakuthon
(?)Yuuko - Tsubasa Chronicles
Rydia - Final Fantasy IV
Kim Possible - Kim Possible

Fanexpo
(?)Hawkeye - Hawkeye and Mockingbird, Marvel Comics
Harley - Batman, DC Comics
Princess Bubblegum - Adventure Time
(?)Relena - Gundam Wing

Dragoncon
Riddel

Count it with me - THAT'S FIFTEEN NEW COSTUME. D: I don't think I can do it, but wouldn't it be fantastic to be proven wrong?

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  • Reading: Japanese. Study study study!

Costume Plans

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 17, 2011, 11:47 AM
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Hey everyone~ Are you enjoying the cold weather? :snowflake:

I normally love winter, but I've been really sick since New Years. I blame conplague... But nonetheless, FutureCon was really a lot of fun! It was a fairly relaxed convention, but I still got to debut Link - even though he was't finished - and wearing princess dresses around again was so much fun.

Again this is sort of just an update for update's sake, you know, keeping things current?

I'll hopefully have some more things to share with you soon. :heart: Please wait a little longer! ;P

My list for the year is tentative, but here you go:

GAnime
-James Potter/Ronald Weasley (Harry Potter)

Anime North
-Marionette (DarkStalkers)
-Link (Twilight Princess ver.)
-Timmy Turner (Fairly OddParents)

Polaris
-Seven of Nine (Star Trek: Voyager)

Otakon?/Dragoncon??
-Rikku (FFX-2, surprise ver.)

Fanexpo
Hawkeye (Hawkeye and Mockingbird ver., Marvel Comics)
Harley Quinn (DC Comics, undecided ver.)
Supergirl (White dress ver.)

Otakuthon
-Yuuko (Tsubasa, black and white ver.)

Misc. These may or may not see the light of day. XD
-Genesis (FFVII: Crisis Core)
-The Light (Cardcaptor Sakura)
-Droxelle (Green Lantern Corp.)

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  • Reading: Japanese. Study study study!
This is just a journal to say that I've honestly got nothing of any import to report. Woooo!

I'm still waiting on Powerpuff and Polaris pictures (which I am very excited about!) so I will post those as they come. Other than that, I probably won't get to submit much other than the occasional drawing (some of you like those too, I hope? :P Haha.).

November brings about HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1! I'm a very big HP fan, and attended the midnight opening show. X) I've got a Ron outfit that I sorta threw together that I might post. Also, Halloween stuff... I'm not sure if you'd want to see it or not.

In other news, I sprained my ankle today. >.< Owie. Time to wear ankle braces for a bit. I thought I was done with that. :(

Lastly, I was supposed to go to Australia this winter but can't afford it for the short amount of time I'd be there, which is very sad, but I may be able to go to an extra convention instead. I'll do my best to make a costume for it! I might not manage in time, but... here's my options list:

:bulletblue:Channukah Rikku (I'm a nerrrrrrd! A Jewish nerrrrrrrrd!)
:bulletblue:Rikku (some dressphere of my chosing, it's a secret!)
:bulletblue:Droxelle (Green Lantern)
:bulletblue:Pokemon Trainer (Soul Silver version)
:bulletblue:Link (LoZ)
:bulletblue:Other (please comment!)

Thoughts? :D

None of those have anything to do with time travel except Link. Sorta. XD Um...

P.S. - Next kiriban at 9999 pageviews! Let me know what you want drawn or if you want a picture of one of my existing costumes, and I'll see what I can do! ^^
  • Reading: Sociology articles for my paper due next week
  • Watching: Doctor Who
  • Playing: FF13
  • Drinking: Tea. Always.
HalloOoo~?

So I had lots of fun at both Otakuthon and FanExpo this year!

:bulletgreen: Otakuthon :bulletgreen:

I didn't originally plan to go to Otakuthon, but :iconthe-cosplay-scion: came to visit and since it was so close we decided to go. It was my first time competing at the Masters level, and I was petrified! We wore Sophie and Howl, and while that was the first "complicated" costume I really made by myself, I didn't think it was good enough for me to compete it. Despite that, we won awards for Best in Class Presentation and Lee also won an honourable mention for her Howl Coat (and no wonder; it's gorgeous!).

We also got to see a bit of :iconxneverconformx: and our friend S! Poland finally got to wear her completed Terra cosplay (which she let me paint :heart:)and she looked absolutely gorgeous~! S made a fantastic Rei. :heart:

There was also lots of fun having our Green Room party with :iconvickybunnyangel:! She made an AMAZING Astarothe costume from Trinity Blood that you should absolutely check out. ^^

Then came mass amounts of trying to finish our costumes for FanExpo!

:bulletblue: FanExpo :bulletblue:

For FanExpo I had originally hoped to finish my Vanille cosplay. That didn't happen. Instead, :iconthe-cosplay-scion: and I decided to make Adult and Kid Rydia to meet Amano, only we didn't finish those on time either! We wore Scarlet Witch (Lee) and Polaris (me) for Friday briefly.

Saturday was a bit of running around for me; The-Cosplay-Scion, Olivias-Atelier, gillykins, Stargazer-Gemini and a bunch of amis were dressed up as various DC superheroes for Heroes in Tights. Scion and I spent about an hour and a half that morning having me draw ivy vines all over her. XD After I followed them around sans costume, I went back to the hotel, changed into my semi-finished Rydia, and waited to see Yoshitaka Amano. I managed to get his signature, and he drew a quick caricature of me! :heart:

On Sunday Scion and I again wore our marvel outfits - I was really pleasantly surprised about how well-received they were. It was an amazing experience. Here's to making more superhero comic book outfits in the future! Halfway through the day, we changed into PPG/Rowdyruff Boys costumes. We had :iconolivias-atelier: as Blossom, :iconstargazer-gemini: as Brick, :iconthe-cosplay-scion: as Buttercup, Tricky as Butch, myself as Bubbles, and Uta's brother Damien as Boomer. It was so much fun running around as little kids! XD

We also had photo shoots in our Marvel costumes and our Powerpuff Girls costumes with :iconstillvisions:! I'm so super excited about pictures - I always love the shots Still Visions takes. ^^

That about wraps up Fanexpo and Otakuthon. It was lovely seeing everyone! :heart: Here's to next year, too! :)

PROGRESS:
:bulletred: Costumes :bulletred:
Bubbles: 100%
Polaris: 100%
Rydia: 50%
-->Whyt: 100% (clay) 0% (plush)



:bulletred: Art :bulletred:
Wanda & Death for :iconnegalmuur: 0% (>_<)
Surprise for :iconlee-scion: 0%
Rikku & Leblanc for :iconkhaleesi-ilona: 10%
Auron & Ali for :iconxneverconformx: - 65%
  • Reading: Batman: The Black Glove
  • Watching: Doctor Who
  • Playing: FF13
  • Drinking: Tea. Always.
I have some most solemn news to report.

After eight faithful years of service, my dear COMPUTRON has gone to that big computer store in the sky. Unfortunately, this also means (since nothing seems to be compatible with my laptop) I have no working scanner or tablet.

What does this mean? Right now, anything I want to upload is going to be photographed. Yes - you may have noticed some fuzziness. Hopefully I'll be able to rectify the situation soon enough and replace the photos of things with scanned copies. Sorry about that!

:bulletred:PROGRESS:bulletred: :

:bulletblue:costumes:bulletblue:

BUBBLES: 100%
POLARIS: 1%
RYDIA: 1%
:bulletgreen: WHYT: 0%

:bulletblue:pictures:bulletblue:
(gifts)

Wanda & Death for :iconnegalmuur: 0% (>_<)
Surprise for :iconlee-scion: 0%
Rikku & Leblanc for :iconkhaleesi-ilona: 10%
Auron & Ali for :iconxneverconformx: - 65%
Lee & Sakura for :iconolivias-atelier: 100% - POSTED
  • Listening to: my laptop humming
  • Reading: Batman: The Black Glove
  • Watching: Pushing Daisies
  • Playing: FF13
  • Eating: Bumbleberry Pie
  • Drinking: Tea. Always.
Oy. Bad puns are bad. Sorry.

YES! So, in the way of updates ---
I've got little to report. Exams are soon. Anime North is soon... my wigs are on their way. I am hoping *crosses fingers* to be able to figure out Vanille by then, but I'm not sure I'll be able to do it. Having the figure does help, though!

I am excited for the cons this summer~ FINALLY I won't be in summer school or anything like that. It's been a long twenty months.

That aside, here's my progress on costumes/drawings:

costumes~
BUBBLES: 95%
VANILLE: 1%

pictures~
(gifts)
Lee & Sakura for Olivias-Atelier 45%
Rikku & Leblanc for Khaleesi-Ilona 10%
Wanda & Death for Negalmuur 0% (>_<)
J YRP for Stargazer-Gemini 100%! - POSTED
Batman Girls for Lee-Scion 100%! - POSTED
Rippal for bouncy-ball 100%! - POSTED
SUPER SECRET AWESOME COLLECT BIRTHDAY SURPRISE for XNeverConformX 100% - To be posted shortly
  • Listening to: a thunderous storm
  • Reading: horribly horrible ana-chem notes
  • Playing: FF13

Pro Procrastination

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 9, 2009, 11:15 PM
  • Listening to: the hum of the fridge
  • Reading: thousands of scribbly notes in my illegible hand

Update+

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 1, 2009, 5:03 PM
  • Listening to: My brother play FF Tactics A2
  • Reading: Japanese homework
  • Watching: Dexter
Actually, I have to be honest here - I don't have a whole lot to say. I still owe Kujaroo an entry for that meme I was tagged in, and I've still got a zillllllion and one pictures/fanarts (!) I wanna draw. C:

But, as far as mini updates go -

I got back from St. Catharine's a couple days ago from visiting the expertly talented and most awesome :iconlee-scion: . Much fun was had with teh Candisaur :iconolivias-atelier: and Tyranosaurus Alex :iconstargazer-gemini: and Group IX at Fan Expo! :heart: Aren't you guys proud of me? I managed to finish another costume!  Whee! ^_^ GUESS WHO'S MOVIN' ON UP IN THE WORLD. (It's not me, sadly!)

Er~, other than that, I haven't got much to say. School starts for me on Friday, so I'll be going in to buy books tomorrow. OH! I almost forgot!! I have a steady shift at my job now, a weekly one! :heart: I can't wait. Monies make me happy! ...And mean I can actually start affording some stuff that I want to buy. ^3^ ...What's that? BUDGETING, you say? Er... yeah...

...See you folks real soon! Don't be strangers, ya hear?
  • Listening to: Dissidia OST - Final Fantasy - Various
  • Watching: True Blood
  • Playing: Crisis Core, FF Tactics, Patapon
  • Eating: Choco-chip cookie
  • Drinking: Blackcurrent tea

Uh... hello? Is this thing on? ^^,

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 3, 2009, 7:46 AM
  • Listening to: Can I Go Nowhere With You? - Joel Plaskett
  • Reading: House of Leaves
  • Playing: Crisis Core, FF Tactics


Ahaaa, so somebody got the 5000th hit but didn't tell me! WAHH! *goes to cry over in a corner* .......so unpopular... :P

Well actually it doesn't matter to me. ^^; But... what do you guys wanna see? Any requests? I'm working on some FFX-2 fanart right now (big surprise, paper-stars!) but I'm up for suggestions.

Other 'n that... I dunno! Hope you guys are having a good summer/summer school (like me :P)/almost summer, whatever! :heart:

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