Now, cosplay will always be a hobby for me but one time it helped start my career and it admittedly remains a good way to network with the companies you admire. So for my Throwback Thursday I relay the story of my my Azula which I cosplayed at AnimeNEXT in 2006.
The introduction of Azula, Mai, and Ty Lee was just a couple weeks ago and my friends Morgan (Ty Lee) and Nicole (Mai)and I decided to do those new characters at AnimeNEXT. We were approached by someone who ended up being an editor on Nickelodeon Magazine who contacted us afterwards to interview us on the costumes and such and we were published in the upcoming issue.
Later that year, I had just started my junior year at college in graphic design and I actually contacted him again and asked if there were any internships at Nick Mag. He mentioned there was and forward me to his boss and we set up an interview and I got an internship the following summer and it was the best.
They had the orange couch of my childhood just in the lobby and I would just sit on it quietly because holy shit the orange couch. I got to layout, design type treatments, and I played a large part in the Avatar-special issue right before Season 3 where I reached out to cosplayers and artists for fan works, sent around things I thought funny (some which made it up to Bryan and Mike). Even at the conclusion of my internship, I did some paid freelance work for them for a time up until they had to fold.
It was a fantastic time and I’m lucky to have gotten the internship, I’m sure it made my resume look fantastic and now I enjoy a good career and some consistent clients for my freelance.
So I guess moral of the story is be as creative as you can and show it! You never know who your creativity will be seen by :)
(and then I cosplayed Amon years later and got reblogged by Bryan and Mike haha)
FUCK YEAH NEW NINE INCH NAILS
This is such a great drawing inspiration song.
Might end up doing an Outsider piece while having this on repeat over. And over.
What hit me first about this is the way Legion’s headflaps flair out when he spots Shepard the first time, then has to look through the scope again. He’s surprised. He has to step back and reach a consensus of “holy fuck,” then look again. I never thought just what this is like for Legion.
It’d be like any of us meeting our favorite celebrity.
Legion is literally fangirling right here.
This is his version of the fangirl squee.
omg I just noticed his eyebrow raise in the second gif omg Legion my bb
(Source: mintsui, via agentbishie)
And who are you, the proud lord said
That I must shake my booty
Only a cat in a miniskirt
That’s all the gyrating I do
A skirt of red, a print of a cat
A Lion’s still got moves
(Source: virgofromjersey, via subitoallegra)
Got my hair cut today, had to wear makeup for an event, so I just went home and did an impromptu makeup test. I won’t be able to wear or get the contacts for him until next year so eyes are shopped. Also get darker foundation instead of smashing a shitty eyeliner pencil into my skin and smudging it with my finger WHOOPS.
Then I can use the contacts for Morpheus YESSSSSS
Yesterday, I decided to be an ADULT and go out into public and do a shoot with Jules in my Amon, shot by Nikita! Much swag was swagged. This and AnimeNEXT will likely be my last outings as Amon before I sell him (sorry, already spoken for!)
But if you think it’s my last Amon costume, neop. Planning on doing this version because reasons.
Hello my name is Tina and I’m a
terrible person professional graphic designer.
Game of Thrones show-watchers, maaaay not want to read too hard into this. Yet.
Pearl paper (with a violet sheen) on blue foil paper in a sleeve of blue cardstock that’s been cut via diecut machine. Envelope is something from Martha Stewart.
EDIT: Before anyone of you hate me more, I’m doing one for Joffrey, too :). I should also note that I do design wedding invites professionally if…anyone’s interested.