SEXY."IF YOU DON'T WANT PEOPLE SEXUALLY ASSAULTING YOU, MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T DRESS LIKE THAT!"This is often the response I receive when I retaliate against sexual harassment. Welcome to the current trend in the cosplay scene.Over the years, cosplay has grown in popularity and in power. Cosplayers famous enough can make a living off this hobby while travelling the world, and even the regular con-goers can be approached to be part of a major game launch. Major developers are finally listening to our input, creating complex and detailed characters that anyone can fall head over heels for. Some people hit their head hard when they fall, though. Too hard.Sex sells in any industry, and the geek subculture has no exemption from this law. Female characters are regularly tossed in skimpy outfits to draw in their target audience, with their fleshbags defying gravity and cameltoes getting way more attention than needed. But seriously, what is wrong with this? What is wrong
I'm part of a Kickstarter!Wanna see me at Blizzcon?!I'm happy to say that I am part of this amazing Kickstarter, Journey Beyond!https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darshellestevens/the-journey-beyondThe plan is to bring some of the greatest cosplayers and cosplay photographers together to create awesome, and we will be at Blizzcon for panels and meets and greets!Please check out the link and chip in if you can. We reached our first goal in less than 12 hours, which is phenomenal! A bit more to go and not only will I be joining the group, there will be so much more to offer!Much love! xx
SHARE4SHARE......?'Ello!I made a on my thoughts on this whole "share4share" trend going around on Facebook. Check it out!
SINGAPOREI am happy to announce that I will be attending GameStart Asia in Singapore on the 25-26th of October as a special guest! I hope to meet some of you while I'm over there. This will be my first ever sponsored cosplay trip, and I cannot conceal my gratitude and excitement!If all goes well, I will be showing off some new cosplays. Ice Drake Shyvana and Champtionship Riven from League of Legends, Faith from Mirror's Edge 2, and Eliza from Tekken. If there are any photographers in Singapore who would like to collaborate, please feel free to PM me!This wouldn't be happening if you guys didn't support the crap I do. So thankyou for everything. Hopefully this is the start of something big. <3
PRINT STORE IS OPEN AGAIN!http://verachimera.storenvy.com/Buy 2 get one free! Cheaper shipping! Win stuff! OMG HAVE IT ALL!Everyone who orders x2 A3 prints goes into the draw to win a signed Borderlands 2 poster, which has been autographed by myself, Randy Pitchford, and many lead artists from Gearbox Software!I'll also be giving away other random little surprise gifts! Cash will go directly towards cosplay and splitting with photographers. If there's a particular image you 100% want printed, let me know!
Braces, Progress and progress!I cannot believe I'll be getting braces in just over 3 weeks. It's kinda scary thinking about it, actually. After so many years of pain and other bullshit, it's the beginning of the end! Scared but super excited!What's it like having braces, guys? Any tips on surviving lol?In the meantime, I'm working on several costumes which will be shot in the upcoming month/s. Elsa's coronation gown, a couple of secret costumes, and many more on the way. Super happy that college is finally over so I can focus on all these outfits and on my career.Also, go check out this hilarious vid by AmenoKitarou!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxqpvuuiZ-s&feature=youtu.beIt's a spin-off of "let It Go" from Frozen, poking some fun at the cosplay drama. Laughing at dramu and focusing on the better things in life is the message!.... or take what you will of it. Up to you XD
2014 IS HERE!!!Cannot believe 2013 is over and done with! Thankyou so much everyone for all your love and support! <32014 is gonna be willed with plenty more costumes, plenty more adventures, and plenty more transformations. Here's a little list of what's going on for me....1. Getting 8 teeth removed to make way for braces.2. Graduating from school.3. Making some awesome costumes like ODST, Angewomon, Fran form FF12, and plenty more! Here's a list of others I'd like to do, and regularly add [or remove] ideas: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.490137104362807.111217.311433495566503&type=34. Start burlesque and/or pole dancing classes 5. Start vlog channel, tutorials, journals etc.6. Stay single, or at least find someone decent.7. Travel more.8. In conjunction with everything else, save money lolThere's a few more plans, but the ones listed are at least definite haha. What are your new year's resolutions?Stay awesome, guys! Love y'all, and really looking forward to anot
Game Journalism Internship!Yesterday I landed an internship with The Australia times to write game reviews, interviews, and my own personal analysis of the gaming [and cosplay] community.Which brings me to ask you guys what you'd like to see... What do you like reading about? Is there anything that hasn't been properly covered yet? Is there something you're dying to see?Please let me know!<3
New Journal On FB Page!Hey guys!I've written my first journal on my cosplay page, reviewing how women are perceived in the cosplay and gaming communities. Please go check it out, and even share your opinions if you like.https://www.facebook.com/notes/yasemin-arslan-fanpage/journal-1-the-gaming-world-from-a-womans-perspective/573218689387981Also, 'like' my page for pics, gaming reviews and what-not!:]
Patreon Rewards Archive I'm currently making a living out from my patreon by sharing my PSD, video, tutorial and other resources for a bi-weekly donated if you are interested in supporting me and helping me produce more content while getting special perks, please check my Patreon!I'll be archiving all term rewards here to make it easier for my future patrons to look through : )A term is pretty much half of a month or 2 weeks and each has their own unique rewards and perks to them.If you are more interested in my tutorials, please check out my gumroad store : ).FAQ.TERM 32 rewards(April1-19)Tutorial, video process, voice over tutorial,PSD, HI-RES jpg
Artist Yoga and Fanime!I was up past midnight doing "Artist Yoga", aka frantically organizing prints for Fanime (at the San Jose Convention Center)I'll be in the Artist Alley at table 1603 from May 27th -30th doing more "Artist Yoga" and bending backwards trying to grab all the prints lol. Come by and w̶a̶t̶c̶h̶ ̶m̶e̶ ̶g̶e̶t̶ ̶b̶a̶c̶k̶ ̶p̶a̶i̶n̶ say hi! (That's my 100 gallon aquaponics system in the background and a giant origami fish on the wall named Fat Louie...)
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Pandora's Lesson Zero"HI GUUUUURLZ!"Now in 3-D, for all your nightmare inducing needs! Lovingly rendered by artist :iconNorbert-N-S:, or Meowraa on tumblr. Original source here: http://meowraa.tumblr.com/
The 'FNAF Sister Location' Anti-Hate RantOK, so everyone should have seen Scott's new teaser by now.http://www.scottgames.com/akaI was not going to write about this originally (so forgive me for rushing this journal), since I figured that literally everyone knows about the news by now, but the way people are announcing it and reacting to it disturbs me. I thought we were better than this, but I guess not.Literally everywhere I go today, everyone I've seen is spamming memes like and saying that Scott is milking the series and beating a dead horse. Even people who have "left" the FNAF fandom and have decided to pop back in just to put in their discouraging, even hating, opinions. It's so bad, that I feel people are hating JUST because it has become cool to hate, as some kind of herd mentality. Well guess what? It doesn't matter what anyone thinks! Scott is clearly going to do what Scott is going to do! The amount of hate th
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[Open!] Commissions by SariCommissions are OPEN!I'm taking unlimited commissions to pay the bills, so please understand it could be a few weeks before yours is done!Commission Rules: Full payment is required before I begin working. The only payment forms I accept are: Paypal or deviantartART points. Please leave room for artistic interpretation, I won't take very strict commissions. (I specialize in pastel chubbies, so my artwork and colours will differ from the original character.) I won't draw copyrighted characters for commissions. Fan characters are acceptable, as long as they don't include copyrighted symbols/trademarks, or closely resemble official characters. I will only draw what I deem to be "child appropriate": no violence, blood, gore, vulgarity, nudity, etc. No edits, so please be precise when submitting your image description. However, edit
Updates as of October2009: Missing Halloween's story was created. Discontinued.2010: Attempted to rework in 3D. Failed. Discontinued.2013: Revived and started the animation production. Didn't reach Halloween. Hiatus.2014: Resumed and held a contest. Didn't reach Halloween. Hiatus.2015: Resumed. Missing Halloween didn't miss Halloween!For the past month, me and Negyek were hard at work, day and night, to finish Missing Halloween. Later on, Procrastacat and VenBright were hired to give various voices for the ending scene. All of these are, of course, paid jobs, thanks to my Patreon supporters.By November 29, the animation is officially done. All 8+ minutes of it.This woul
Commissions [OPEN]【Commissions Status : OPEN】flowery-tan[at]gmx.com I Twitter I Instagram.:iconteddybear1plz: Tip & Terms before commissioning :✿ All the plushes come from a non-smoking home. My rabbits and dogs haven't access to my atelier to prevent hair from falling on the fabric. If your allergie are rather severe, commissioning is at your own risks.✿ I make every effort to produce factory-quality plushies within a reasonable time. If you have to respect a deadline, let me know.✿ I never ship without a tracking number. The orders are shipped from Belgium via BPOST Prior, but BPOST Express and insurance can be requested.✿ It is unadvised to wash the plushes I create; as it might damage the smoothness of the fabric.✿ Hygiene is a priority when I work. My atelier
Bleh!Hey guys!Check out more of my stuff over at my Facebook page!: https://www.facebook.com/yaseminarslan.officialAnd you can ask me anything on my Ask.fm page!: http://ask.fm/verachimeraStill recovering form my surgery, but I'll be back in full-swing real soon!Expect epicness!xx