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Quote of the Indistinct Time Period

Something everyone in the cosplay community ought to remember.

At the tender age of 13, Ysabel SavingSunlight seems to have a greater understanding of this hobby and a bigger heart than some people who are far older than she is.

"Cosplay is for fun. It's a misunderstood hobby with a good and bad side. If everything is going good in your cosplay, keep it up just don’t lose your head in its fictional world. Keep priorities like family and school in order. If things aren’t great, do not be disheartened from doing what you love. As long as you are having fun, keep going!

It’s a different kind of happy-high when you are among fellow cosplayers but at the end of the day, it only matters if you enjoyed yourself or not. It’s not about popularity or pageviews, having fans or not, being better than others... no. It’s about expressing yourself through a character you love and sharing it with others.

Hopefully, you’ll make friendships that will last even when the costumes are faded, wigs worn out and cameras stop flashing."



:pointr: Source: Ysabel's Cosplay Star interview: www.mangabullet.com/clubs.php?…

Tutorials



Here are some hopefully helpful guides we came up with for whoever might need a bit of advice.

:bulletblue: Cosplay Photography Guide
:bulletgreen: About Posing and Convention Etiquette
:bulletyellow: Wig Styling Tutorial (pretty old, though)
:bulletpurple: General Cosplay Courtesy
:bulletpink: Cosplay Makeup Guide (new one in progress)
:bulletwhite: HOW DO WE COSPLAYED ANIMU :dummy: HURRR


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Do you have something you want to ask? I'm still on the losing end of the epic battle with my dA message center and email inbox, so you may want to check out our Frequently Asked Questions section for quick answers. :D

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Free! - I'm Not You by behindinfinity
Free! - I'm Not You
"You’re the one who doesn’t understand! What dream? What future? It’s you who cares about all that! I’m not you!"
(Free! Eternal Summer Ep. 9)


:iconbehindinfinity: myself as Haruka Nanase
:camera: self-portrait


I JUST HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS FOR THIS SCENE
The expressions were beautifully drawn and also wow emotional decimation. Sounds like my favorite kind of cosplay shoot. Hahah, but seriously — it was such a turning point for Haru's character and in a painful way, it made him more relatable. We're finally getting into the heart of this coming-of-age story and I can't wait to see how it'll turn out.

On a more technical note, I enjoyed playing with the lighting for this one! Since I had planned a tight portrait shot with a lot of emphasis on the eyes, I didn't put on eyeliner so that it would look more natural. I relied on using my face muscles and the lighting to emphasize my features. It took me a lot of tries to get it all just right, but it was a great learning experience! I'm not used to making such serious and intense facial expressions, so I usually practice during self-portraits like this.

:facebook: Jin.behindinfinity | ★ Tumblr | :twitter: skybluedays
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Rurouni Kenshin: I'm Home by behindinfinity
Rurouni Kenshin: I'm Home
Third photo from our cosplay shoot based on the live action RK movie! For this shot, I was thinking of that scene when Kenshin first steps out wearing the clothes that Kaoru gave him, and he began to consider her dojo as his home. <3

series: Rurouni Kenshin (live action movie version)
:iconbehindinfinity: Jin as Kenshin Himura
:facebook: Jin.behindinfinity | Tumblr | :twitter: skybluedays
:camera: photographed by Reskiy

More from this set:
Rurouni Kenshin (live action movie ver.) by behindinfinity Rurouni Kenshin: Risk Everything by behindinfinity
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Rurouni Kenshin: Risk Everything by behindinfinity
Rurouni Kenshin: Risk Everything
"I'll risk everything if it's for you"


series: Rurouni Kenshin (live action movie version)
:iconbehindinfinity: Jin as Kenshin Himura
:facebook: Jin.behindinfinity | Tumblr | :twitter: skybluedays
:camera: photographed by Reskiy


Other photos from this set:
Rurouni Kenshin (live action movie ver.) by behindinfinity

A number of you found me through my anime version Kenshin cosplay in the past. I recently looked through those photos again. How nostalgic!

Rurouni Kenshin: Heart of the Sunrise by behindinfinity Who Are You Protecting? by behindinfinity
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Rurouni Kenshin (live action movie ver.) by behindinfinity
Rurouni Kenshin (live action movie ver.)
:iconbehindinfinity: Jin as Kenshin Himura
:facebook: Jin.behindinfinity | Tumblr | :twitter: skybluedays
:camera: photographed by Reskiy

The first proper photo of my movie version Kenshin cosplay! ^_^x Reskiy did such an excellent job capturing the tone and feeling I had in mind for the photo!

6 days to go until the Philippine premiere of the Rurouni Kenshin movie sequel! And as some of you have already heard, some very special guests will be coming over from Japan to celebrate with us!

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Going back to the photo, here finally is a proper look at this costume! I started putting it together after watching the first RK film two years ago. The design may look simple, but getting the right fit and draping is important for it to look flattering and feel comfortable. My kimono and hakama were made by my friend Charmie, whom I trusted with these because she specializes in these types of garments. And she definitely delivered! And then I really enjoyed the dyeing and weathering I did on the fabrics to get as close to the colors and textures as seen in the movie.

Makeup for this cosplay was a challenge since I don't usually need to try to resemble an existing human being. Obviously I don't have Takeru's face, but I did what I could to achieve a similar feel to his look in the movie. I also did my best to look different through angle and expression. Miguel helped me too, by putting realistic shading on my cross scar. I jumped a bit when I first saw my reflection, hahah! It looked real!

My sakabatou, isn't it beautiful? It is the product of my shy approach toward a maker of swords that I have long admired. It led to a lot of discussions, and to me watching the movie over and over to catch glimpses of the tsuba/sword mount design of Kenshin's sakabatou since we couldn't find good stills of it at the time. I said I would observe as much as I could, and make a drawing to serve as reference. The feeling was unreal when after some time, I saw my drawing come to life, forged into an actual tangible object. After many months of trials, one day everything came together — the dark iron tsuba I drew, ochre wrapping cords, dark cherry wood sheath, and inside, a fully-sharpened reverse blade made of carbon steel. Amazing! I'm so happy that such a beautiful sword can be part of my cosplay of a character that had changed me so much for the better!

Related photo:
Rurouni Kenshin: Risk Everything 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.

Jin!

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Jin
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Hi, I'm Jin.
I like painting,
I enjoy taking pictures,
I'm happiest on rainy days,
and I'm not very good at introductions.

:facebook: Facebook: facebook.com/Jin.behindinfinity
:twitter: Twitter: @skybluedays
:camera: Instagram: @jinjoson
:snowflake: Art blog: jinjoson.com
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Would you like to see us dance to TAAAKEEE TAAAAAKEEEE 

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711 deviants said TAKERUUUUUUU well here it is :pointr: www.youtube.com/watch?v=accQBI…

Avatar Info

It doesn't bend air or anything, but I still think it's pretty cool.

My avatar was a gift from JadeLand, and she also made matching Tuxedo Team icons for Kat moonlightflight, Miguel merkymerx, Nejin ceruleanmorning and China snowpeachdrop. They hold a lot of sentimental value for us so we'd appreciate if you don't steal them! Thank you! :D

:iconbehindinfinity::iconmoonlightflight::iconmerkymerx::iconceruleanmorning::iconsnowpeachdrop:


NOTE: I've been asked this a lot so I thought I should explain. China (snowpeachdrop) is still in our company, but no longer indulges in the hobby of cosplay due to other aspects of life that she chooses to dedicate her time to. She deactivated her account because she no longer feels that her work there represents who she is as an artist. That's all there is to it. :)

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