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Hi, I'm Jin.
Sometimes working as an artist,
sometimes off on adventures as a costumed nerd.

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FFXV: Ignis 'Salt Bae' Scientia

Memes in my Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy in my memes

Somebody please stop him from seasoning everything they kill

Final Fantasy XV
:iconmerkymerx: Miguel as Ignis
:iconbehindinfinity: Jin (myself) as Noctis 
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FFXV: Noctis Lucis Caelum
So I finished Final Fantasy XV recently, and to put it lightly — I have a lot of feelings, ahaha! Flawed as it may be (I wish they were given another 6 months to refine it) I still loved it, and its shortcomings didn't keep me from weeping over their beautiful brotherhood.

After 100+ hours of gameplay and staring at the bros, I wanted to make certain improvements to my Noctis cosplay. For this photo in particular, I was working on my character makeup for Noct. I actually finished this cosplay back in October and have worn it to a few conventions since then, but I keep thinking I could do more with the makeup.

The changes I've made are subtle (compared to my older photos that some of you might have seen on my Facebook page or Instagram) but I can tell the difference, and that matters to me.

Here are some of the things I've done differently:
🔹 I'm conquering some minor fears and learning to add false lashes and mascara to my arsenal 😂 I used to find these things daunting, but I found that for the definition and dimension I wanted to do for Noct, my usual eyeliner and eyeshadow tricks by themselves wouldn't cut it.
🔹 I kept noticing Noct's lip color and how it was pale with a greyish undertone. I found that interesting in contrast with Prompto, Ignis, and Gladio who all have a pretty healthy flush to their complexions and lip colors.
🔹 Trimmed my eyebrows so that I could get the angle and shape more similar to Noct's brows.
🔹 Changed my contact lenses to the Ice Grey Cosplay Lenses from
🔹 Found the right eyeshadow color to do the shading around the eyes. I've been switching stuff around every time I wear Noct. I think I'll stick with this one!
🔹 Still practicing that nose contouring!

I trimmed my wig a bit more compared to the first time I wore it, but I feel like I keep having to cut more and more every time I wear it. You ever get the feeling your wig is growing? Hahah!

Final Fantasy XV
:iconbehindinfinity: Jin (myself) as Noctis 
makeup, wig styling, shirt and jacket detailing by me
:camera: self-portrait

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Itachi and Sasuke
It's Itachi's birthday today! (June 9) I didn't realize there were several photos from this photo set that I hadn't posted yet, so I figured today would be a nice day to remember Itachi. Happy birthday to the most selfless brother in Konoha! I'm not crying you're crying

:iconbehindinfinity: Jin — Uchiha Itachi
:iconrafstering: Raf — Uchiha Sasuke
:camera: photo by Kat Langomez neko-panigiri
:bulletwhite: post-processing by me behindinfinity
:bulletblack: special thanks to Sammy flamable77

This was part of an Uchiha brothers tribute we did a while back. I really enjoyed working on it and was thankful to be with friends who felt as strongly about these characters as I did.

You can see more photos on my Tumblr:
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Costumes based on Naruto manga chapter 402 flashbacks :pointr:…

Related photos:
Itachi and Sasuke: To Be Your Brother by behindinfinity Itachi and Sasuke: Always by behindinfinity

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Final Fantasy X: Tidus
Final Fantasy X
:iconbehindinfinity: Jin (me) as Tidus
:camera: photography by Reskiy

Tidus costume made by me, Miguel merkymerx, Charmie, and AC.

🌀 Shoot notes:
A lot of our photos for this shoot are stylized because we were trying to get the look and feel of FFX graphics. Thought I'd share this one that's a bit more simple, to showcase the work I put into the makeup and wig styling. :)

Backdrop and lighting
The background is a set that Julia (who cosplayed Yuna with me) and I built with layers of different fabrics, and blue and white LED lights scattered around. It was a bit of a funny experience setting it up because it's the first time we attempted something like this. In the end we really liked the effect it gave! It also provided a nice diffused, blue-tinted backlight for some photos. The rest of the light setup was handled by Reskiy. It was so flattering and it makes me wish I could walk around with it and always look like a game character. Hahah! :lol:

Wig and eyebrows
My base wig already had a nice mix of blond fibers, so the extra stuff I had to sew in were just some short dark brown wefts to create the illusion of Tidus’ characteristic dark roots. I shaded my eyebrows into a shape that’s similar to his, then topped it off with light brown brow gel to make my eyebrow hairs stand out better in pictures, as well as provide a little highlight to give them more dimension and unify the colour with the wig.

For the rest of the makeup, I looked at this render :pointer:… a lot for reference. I basically looked at the shadows and highlights on Tidus’ face and did my best to recreate them on my own face. I put on some bronzer to warm up my complexion and a highlight powder to make it look like I’ve been spending a lot of time in the sun, like Tidus.

Something I always noticed about looking at the previously mentioned reference image was that Tidus’ lips looked kinda dry and patchy, hahah. I thought it must also have something to do with being out and exposed to the elements? It seemed like a characteristic trait, so I decided to copy that as well by using some concealer and matte lip colour.

Another thing I distinctly remembered about Tidus in the game cinematics was that he had these light-colored eyebags(?) :pointer:… so I tried to recreate that by running a highlight pen under my eyes and adding some shading to emphasise the natural folds I have under there.

Although Tidus' eyes are a more subdued blue in some cinematics, I chose stark blue contact lenses based on his brighter eyes in one of my favorite shots of him :pointer:…

Cosplaying game characters like this feels really refreshing because there’s so much tone and detail I can work with, as opposed to when I’m trying to emulate the look of anime characters. I find it a lot of fun and I look forward to doing more Final Fantasy cosplay! :D

More of our FFX photos:
Final Fantasy X: Tidus and Yuna Cosplay by behindinfinity Final Fantasy X: Awkward Laugh Scene by behindinfinity Final Fantasy X: Farplane Sending by behindinfinity Final Fantasy X: Suteki da ne by behindinfinity

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How do you deal with haters?

Fri Jun 13, 2014, 4:25 PM by behindinfinity:iconbehindinfinity:

I got this as a question on my Tumblr, and I felt I could share my thoughts here as well because it seems it's something a lot of people can relate to. I hope this comes to helpful to any of you guys reading.

I’m certain there are people who dislike me. Some I come to know through whisperings because I have eyes everyyyyywheeeeere.

However, I don’t feel the need to acknowledge them or do anything about it unless they are causing any real harm, especially to people I care about.

There is a popular quote that I like referencing for this topic, which gets the message across in a charming way:

You can be a juicy, ripe peach and there’s still going to be someone who doesn’t like peaches, so you can either submit to someone’s criticism of you, or you can get on with the business of being your own amazing self who attracts other like-minded people that appreciate you.” — Dita Von Teese

I used to be affected if I found out someone didn’t like me, but I’ve come to learn that people can have very irrational reasons for hating someone.

Sometimes it is simply because your personalities and tastes are not compatible. And that’s fine and normal. 

Other times, they can take a part of you and twist it and build up their own negative perception and convince themselves that they are right to hate you. But it doesn’t mean that what they think about you is true. Their image of you that they force upon themselves could be due to their own insecurities.

Although I sometimes say this jokingly, I find that in certain cases it’s not just simply “Haters gonna hate.” I also dislike it when people jump to the conclusion, “They just hate you because they’re jealous.” While it can be true at times, it’s not the ultimate answer. Let’s be real here. It is not surprising for people to feel a sense of dislike towards someone who is truly being a terrible human being. Did you do something that merits you being considered a terrible human being? If the answer is no, then good.

Here’s what you can do: If someone openly throws some harsh words at you, take a deep breath and try to objectively consider what they have to say. Maybe you can ask yourself things like:

:bulletorange: Are they actually trying to offer constructive criticism but are  lacking in tact and eloquence? If they seem interesting or intelligent enough, try to converse with them to understand. Maybe you’ll learn something new. If they are just bigots or trolls, pity them for a second, don’t dignify them with an answer or any more of your time, and move on. Be the better person.

:bulletorange: Are they pointing out something you may have done wrong that you weren’t aware of? Do you think they are right? If they are, be humble enough to consider that you might have something to improve on. If they’re not, then just don’t mind them. If someone is really set on disliking you, you’re the last person they will allow to change their minds.

These are just general ideas, because it always depends on the context. But in the end, what’s important is that if you truly believe you did nothing wrong, then disregard them and walk away with your head held high. Hopefully you aren’t a sociopath.

You can’t please every single person in the world. And that’s okay. The people whose happiness and opinions should matter the most are your own, and those of the people you care about and care for you. If you focus on being your own fantastic self, you can feel sorry for your haters because they lost the opportunity to get to know the wonderful person you are.



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ZebraTongue Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Finally, good cosplayers.
Ofertitas Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  New Deviant
Uno de mis favoritos! 
the-kid36 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Hobbyist
Happy Belated Birthday
dr12002610 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
happy late birthday. sorry I missed it.
littlemewmew10 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy birthday!!cupcake 
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