Claire has cosplayed to eight MelCosPho meets. Her dA profile is BBChibi.
Interview for March: Neil CreekMelbourne cosplay photographer Neil Creek is our fourth interviewee. His dA profile is neilcreek, and his photography was featured last February: http://melcospho.deviantart.com/art/Featured-photographer-for-February-Neil-Creek-282772293
Q: How did you get into cosplay photography?
Neil: Kind of by accident. I first attended Manifest in its second year, in 2001. I took along my brand new video camera, not knowing really what to expect but being dimly aware that there might be people dressed up. Two things were quickly obvious to me: cosplay and cosplayers were awesome, and I'd need a better camera. It wasn't till 2004 that I could shoot cosplay with my first DSLR that I became completely hooked.
Q: How have cosplay meets and conventions changed since 2001?
Neil: They have changed so much! Mostly to get much much bigger and much more involved. I commented to Hayden at MelCosPho 13 that there were more people there than at the first Manifest. Back then, t
Featured cosplayer for February: RinRin has cosplayed to eleven MelCosPho meets. Her dA profile is RinLouise.
Interview for December: Regan LauMelbourne cosplay photographer Regan Lau is our third interviewee. His dA profile is AlchemyAllStars, and his photography was featured last December: http://melcospho.deviantart.com/journal/Featured-photographer-for-December-Regan-Lau-271779994
Q: How did you get into cosplay photography?
Regan: I first I heard about Manifest from my high school anime club. The club first started that year as well, and I think it was the first high school club. I saw a few fantastic cosplays and photos and thought I would like to do something like that.
Gradually I spent more and more time with cosplay as more and more meetups and conventions were organised and became mainstream. I recall going to the first Madman National Cosplay Comp held at Sebel Albert Park in 2009, trying to take photos in low light with my old compact and realising that it wouldn't cut it, and I think that was one of the driving forces for me to upgrade. I had previously used a Konica Minolta film P&S, a Sony C
Featured photographer for November: Hayden PrattHayden currently runs the MelCosPho meets and was previously featured in January. His profile is yeshayden.
Featured photographer for October: Trung DoTrung won the MelCosPho 9 photography competition. His dA profile is Wolfenheim84.
Interview for September: Lisa ShihMelbourne cosplay photographer Blackcrane56 (Lisa Shih) is our second interviewee. She won the MelCosPho 7 photography competition.
Q: How did you get into cosplay and cosplay photography?
Lisa: I first discovered cosplay when I just started getting into anime in high school and came across it online. I was fascinated and would spend hours on Cosplay.com and deviantArt just looking up cosplays of all my favourite characters. 2008 saw my first official cosplay. I attended my first Manifest that year, cosplaying the 3rd Exorcist uniform version of Lavi from D.Gray Man. It was such a failure of a first cosplay; I didn't even have a wig on back then.
I didn't start getting serious about this photography hobby until late 2010. When my friends and I first started cosplaying, we didn't know anyone in the community really, and had only just started attending meets—late starters we were—so it became a habit of ours to just do shoots for each other. This is
Interview for August: Elias LopezMelbourne cosplay photographer Elias Lopez is our inaugral interviewee. His dA profile is elias-lopez, and his photography was featured in November: http://melcospho.deviantart.com/journal/Featured-photographer-for-November-Elias-Lopez-267639015
Q: How did you get into cosplay photography?
Elias: I've been an anime fan for quite a while, even before I knew it was anime. I used to watch Astro Boy in the early 80s as a kid. I'd been taking photos for only about a year before really getting into it, and it was always hard to get friends and family to sit for photos. I had always wanted to go to one of those convention things, and I figured maybe people wouldn't mind if I took photos since they are in costume. I was that much of a noob.
I went to a cosplay meet or two, and when Neil ran the 2009 Manifest "studio" and needed a helping hand, I put my hand up. This was in the traders' hall, where cosplayers could book a timeslot to get photo
Featured cosplayer for July: JodieJodie has cosplayed to seven MelCosPho meets and was featured for her photography in March. Her dA profiles are unikorn and PrincessUniKoRn.
Aquarius: Children Of The Celestial Sea
AQUARIUS: Children of the Celestial Sea
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
The concept of Astrology or “study of the stars” has been around since the ancient world and can be traced as far back as the first dynasty of Mesopotamia.
For some the stars are a portent of the future and help inform one on the best course of action to take based on the stars’ alignment. If born under a specific “star” or month during the year you may have certain characteristics and manneri
How to get noticed on deviantARTHi there!
People asked me several times when I've became 'popular' on this site and in which way. I must admit I smelled a bit of envy in their tones, but the thing that troubled me more was that they didn't think that my work was worth all the pageviews I got over the years.
Well, I wanted to explain this little thing right now... dA costed me a lot of work! It wasn't a 'BOOM! POPULAR!' thing at all for me.
I had to study other people's methods too and to work hard on improving my art, and it wasn't easy. At all!
So tonight I'm sharing with you some methods to get attention by dA community.
Don't take them as unquestionable laws, just take them for what they are... Hints.
They worked for me but they may not work for you.
And now that you have a dA account...
What should you do?
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Lewis Carroll: Alice In Wonderland
Lewis Carroll: Through A Glass, Darkly
Alice Meets the Cheshire Cat by feliciacano
The more one is denied something, the more one desires it.
The more oppressive the strictures circumscribing one’s life, the more delirious become that person’s dreams. The more prohibitions and sacrifices one accepts as a life’s duty, the more ingenious must become the approved “escapes.
Collection: Rise from the Dead
Rise From the Dead
“Where are tonight the sword and its swinger, the holy spells and their singer? Where is the light to scatter the ghosts, the sight of dawn to shatter the frost? Fears can be hidden, and hearts’ fire kindled, but will shadows be caged and demons faced? The curses of liches linger like winds of winter, and wolves howl a hymn for the undead's hunt… who will be safe from the grim reaper’s swing, and who will fall in its grip?”
— HtBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Agent Carter: The Hero We've Been Waiting For
Agent Carter: The Female Comic Book Hero We’ve All Been Waiting For
By spotted, damphyr
Agent Carter by Knightreaver
“Agent Carter” is the latest Marvel Comics based show to hit the airwaves.
Picking up where the Captain America: The First Avenger movie left off, we find ourselves back in the 1940’s following the life of Peggy Carter after losing Steve Rogers (a.k.a. “Captain
Cosplay Friday: Alice In Wonderland
COSPLAY FRIDAY: Down The Rabbit Hole
Alice in Wonderland
Published in 1865, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is celebrating its 150th Anniversary this year.
Alice has been quite busy during that time. She’s had her story adapted into several movies, TV shows, ballets, plays, operas, and theme park attractions. Her trip to Wonderland is quite well known around the world. What is less well known is Lewis Carroll’s (whose real name was Char
Fan Art Friday: Indiana Jones
FAN ART FRIDAY: Fortune &
Temple of Doom blu ray art
Indiana Jones. Professor. Adventurer. Archaeologist… or Raider?
With his iconic fedora, brown leather jacket and bullwhip, this rugged explorer has been sparking increases in enrollment for Archeology departments across the country since his cinematic debut in 1981. Created from the first collaboration between George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, Indiana Jones has not only become on
Mohandas Gandhi: The Architect of Peace
MOHANDAS GANDHI: The Architect of Peace
The Mahatma, the Bapu, the Visionary, The Architect of Peace.
As we celebrate the January 15th birthday of America’s greatest non–violent civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, we should also honor his mentor and role model, Mohandas Gandhi, who died on January 30th, 1948. Both of these Princes of Peace were taken from the world too soon by assassin’s bullets, the truth of their m
Project Porkchop: Vol. 390
About Project Porkchop
The DeviantArt Experience can sometimes quickly become the quintessential example of that most frustrating problem: too much of a good thing. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to peruse the thousands of submissions and postings of artistic innovation, creativity and sheer beauty that are generated everyday.
So thank you for ProjectPorkchop!
Astralseed, an Icelandic deviant artist with a penchant for equines, including Quirlicorns (a breed of unicorns), has made our busy lives so much easier with ProjectPorkchop, a feature she started on her DeviantArt page. Project Porkchop’s fine eye for the best of the newly submitted artworks of virtually unknown artists, the incredible art tha