Contemplating dropping this blog, using my Tumblr for general updates, and utilizing a different site to do actual build-logs/writeups.

Haven’t had the time to keep this updated and it ends up feeling like an afterthought.

On the downside, my general Tumblr gets a fair amount of fandom spam…

Headed down to Ventura Comic Con this weekend.  405th will be doing 3 panels, one on the community, one on armor builds, and Adam Grumbo will be on a Men In Cosplay panel.  We’ll also be exhibiting.

I am totally not prepared. *sigh*

In brighter news, I chatted with someone over at the Tech Shop so collaboration on vac forms (read: more affordable) ODST armor might be in the future!  

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kookukachu:

makeupbag:

A few of you asked me how to do colored brows after I posted my rainbow eyebrow look so here’s how! :)
Fill in your eyebrow with white liner. I used an Elf Eye Liner.
Brush your eyebrow out with a spooly brush. This will remove any excess liner and coat all the hairs.
Apply eyeshadow to your eyebrow in the desired color with a stiff angled brush. I used a matte eyeshadow from the Shany Bold and Bright 120 Eyeshadow Palette and a MAC 266SE brush.
Clean up any mistakes with a Q-tip, apply the rest of your eye makeup and then you’re done, it’s that simple!

It’s nice to know how to color my eyebrows this way.
Now I don’t have to go through the trouble of dying my eyebrows, too.

SO GLAD I LEARNED THIS

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kookukachu:

makeupbag:

A few of you asked me how to do colored brows after I posted my rainbow eyebrow look so here’s how! :)

  1. Fill in your eyebrow with white liner. I used an Elf Eye Liner.
  2. Brush your eyebrow out with a spooly brush. This will remove any excess liner and coat all the hairs.
  3. Apply eyeshadow to your eyebrow in the desired color with a stiff angled brush. I used a matte eyeshadow from the Shany Bold and Bright 120 Eyeshadow Palette and a MAC 266SE brush.
  4. Clean up any mistakes with a Q-tip, apply the rest of your eye makeup and then you’re done, it’s that simple!

It’s nice to know how to color my eyebrows this way.

Now I don’t have to go through the trouble of dying my eyebrows, too.

SO GLAD I LEARNED THIS

(Source: instagram.com, via keiski)

Tags: Tutorials

mistermagicant:

This is one of the best pepakura-related purchases I’ve made.  It’s a photo album (about $8 at Walmart) with resealable plastic pages.  You pull the liner most of the way off from the cardstock page, and can place cut out parts down onto it, then reseal it.  It’s kind of static-y and slightly adhesive.  Reusable, of course, though packs of new pages are pretty cheap.  This one came with 80 pages.
This is useful for the assembly process, so you can set up the album pages in the same order and layout as the program printed them, making each part much easier to find when you’re ready to put everything together.

This is genius.  I must get this.

mistermagicant:

This is one of the best pepakura-related purchases I’ve made.  It’s a photo album (about $8 at Walmart) with resealable plastic pages.  You pull the liner most of the way off from the cardstock page, and can place cut out parts down onto it, then reseal it.  It’s kind of static-y and slightly adhesive.  Reusable, of course, though packs of new pages are pretty cheap.  This one came with 80 pages.

This is useful for the assembly process, so you can set up the album pages in the same order and layout as the program printed them, making each part much easier to find when you’re ready to put everything together.

This is genius.  I must get this.

hicstreme:

Aaaand it feels to me like the hate towards this show is yet another example of jumping on the tumblr bandwagon.

I posted the question, “Why are we banning Heroes of Cosplay again?” and I got lots of similar responses, more often than not ending with “I haven’t actually watched it, but that’s…

A great response to a lot of the criticism about Heroes of Cosplay.

Speaking of HoC, I’ll be hosting a panel at PAX with Holly and Jessica, who are featured on the show.  It’ll be about video games and Hollywood adaptations!  Come check us out on Friday if you’re there. =)

(Source: arienreign, via mo-ria)

cobalt-templar:

Repeat after me: Under the copyright law, the creator of the original expression in a work is its author. The author is also the owner of copyright unless there is a written agreement by which the author assigns the copyright to another person or entity, such as a publisher. In cases of works made for hire, the employer or commissioning party is considered to be the author.

=Excerpt from article follows=

[…] a photographer owns every image that results from pressing the shutter button, regardless of the subject in question. Whether it be a picture of Paris Hilton getting naked at the beach, or a nip slip on a stage; The law is on the side of the photographer the second the image hits the memory card. The ONLY option that would make this invalid, is if the photographer is hired as a “work for hire” – as an example, as an employee working for a company. No, this does NOT include weddings or other “I pay you to shoot pictures of me”.

Still with me guys?

Q: Whoa, wait a second – I am a cosplayer..are you saying I have no copyrights to the photographs?
This is a VERY HOT and touchy topic so I will not go into much detail. But I will say this: Short answer? No, you have no copyrights.
But this does NOT mean that you can’t have rights. You know how a photographer can whip out a model release form? Guess what? You can whip out your photographer release form too.
That being said, if papers are not signed, a cosplayer/costumer has no copyrights to the image – and no, just because you set up poses does not make you a co-author to the image. If money is involved in creating the picture (whether it be the cosplayer or the photographer ex: permit to shoot on grounds), co-authorship comes into effect.. more of that very soon.

"No Gangnam Style" the director said.

"Fuck you, I’m the Chief" the actor replied.

Master Chief's got the moves, mate!
as requested by the hubby ♥

If there is one thing I want to be remembered for bringing to the Halo fandom it’s dancing master chief.

(via cortnan)

Tags: Halo Cosplay

Fixing up the Emile helmet.

It’s such an old, rushed mold that I’m actually really nervous about sending it out, even though I have a disclaimer that everything is homemade and flawed.

I want to try to put more of a professional finish on future work but I think I have to lighten up my workload a bit first.

Anyways, going to touch this up and then I’m going to prep for a panel coming up next week at PAX Prime!  If you’re going to be there, please swing by.  I’ll post up details later. =)