NOTE: To unmystify this picture! This is not a photo manipulation at least how you call it...This is a photography of a statue! that was standing in front of tate modern in London (2007)! I didn't glue the spider there. I just took the picture of the spider kneeling on the ground so it looks like its going towards St.Paul's.
Just to make this clear!
This was the last picture with my old style, and the only one i really like. So i hope you enjoy it.
First Portuguese WCS preliminaries - WE WON!HI GUYS!! QUICK UPDATE AND HAPPY NEWS!!!
Me and =Manon-Blutsanguen are the first Portuguese representatives for WCS 2014!!! I´m SO SO SO HAPPY, its like a dream come true!
This happened on 12 of October at Iberanime OPO (Porto) in the north of Portugal!
So, we started to work on our cosplay like one month before, we had almost all the materials and the sewing part was mostly quick to do, so i didnt stressed much, and because the rules just went online like 2months before...we had to delay the beginning.
I had the Costumes and the Skit planned for about 2years, so i invited =Manon-Blutsanguen, explain my idea and she agreed to do this with me!
Short Artistic Biography: I started doing photography at the age of 7, when my dad gave me my first camera, and i think there's where my passion started! Around 2004/2005, my dad bought his Nikon D70 but i grew so attached to it, he gave it to me, and bought the recent model D80. I then started upgrading my equipment to the list you see bellow. I started macro'ing at the age of 20 when i finally got my only macro lens. I am now training low exposure landscape. At the age of 20 i graduated in photography after a long extensive specialized course. I am now studying media and cinema. I can't do much with photography in my country but i have some of my work "permanently" exposed in Germany and France (as in postcards, museum merchandise and shop decorations). My dream is to become a photographer for National Geographic, and i want to apply to so, when i finish my actual course.
As for cosplay i started in 2007, when i found out it existed xD I debuted with a really crappy costume of Namine from KHII and i slowly started to improve. In 2008 for personal reasons and dramu i left the portuguese community, and i took the time off to finish school and do my photography degree, and returned to the cosplay world in 2010 with my Makenshi Crona cosplay. I'm a so so seamtress and i am proud to admit i mostly learnt how to use the machine and shizzles by myself even though my friend Leonor teaches me a lot of stuff and many techniques, and now it's easier for me to do stuff alone at home. I love prop making, i do my own props by myself with the help of my dad when wood polishing is involved (he says i'll chop my fingers off xD). And that's pretty much it!
in 2013 i won together with the 1st PT world cosplay summit preliminaries to go to Japan in 2014.
I do Like: Food (on my stomach or on photography), Chocolate, WOW (world of warcraft), anime, music, jrock, tsundere characters mostly, cosplay, photography, macro, prop making, vocaloid.
I do Hate: Wannabe Otaku People who say they are just because they think they are...but they know shit about Japanese history and culture, and they shriek a lot of wapanese bullshit and claim asian heritage, and all that weabooish jazz... cheese, nuts, alliance in general, Arthas is gay, American minds, republican party, paladin nerfing, narrow minds and low I.Q's because mine is huge and i love it, full of themselves kind of people *cough*, pseudo intellectual things, elitism, Dr.House, inside the brain blond people or blond moments, most colors, rap, hip hop and r n'b, nu metal, and...pff...GNU
I also hate people who create drama, speak behind my backs and think they are the best of bests, when all they can talk about is themselves, and since my I.Q. is high i really want to have other topics besides yourselves, so, be happy cultivating yourselves and then maybe you can appear before my person as cultivated beings. Sorry if harsh, but dramu power level of this people is so high one's gotta defend themselves!
Because the ÁNÓNE is the best 8D elas andém aí! São 3 e andam aos pares! 8D
Questions that i get asked frequently.
Heritage: No i do not have any kind of asian blood, the only mixing i do have is Israeli, Spanish, Portuguese, Irish, English and a tiny bit of Finish. Hail for multiculture. Black Wigs make me look more AZN it's true, but that's as far as it goes, A WIG!
My eyes are naturally "THAT" big, even though i wear lenses, because i can't have color eyes whenever i want. And because i have bad eyesight too 8D. But they are indeed big and that's mostly my cosplay trademark here in Portugal, as stupid as it sounds!
Age: I was 22 years old in this pic. I am also glad to look younger than my age. Or so they say! So kawaii desu nyan neko nyah 8D. But now speaking truly, it's helpful because i can cosplay my favourite characters whenever i want without having to feel bad about looking too old for them? i guess... And i can also cosplay she-males without a problem, since i have boyish body features, even though i do not have a manly face, i can manipulate my face to look more manly, not only with make-up but also because i have a lot of tricks that do not include photoshop, but are related to facial expressions and facial posture! I can harden my face to look more squared to create more chin. For example when i cosplay little girls i photograph myself differently and with different angles, and i tend to put my neck more down and have top angle pictures. When i cosplay boys i do the opposite, i put my face up to show more neck and chin. These kind of tricks work fine for me, but i am not sure how is it for anyone else!
Lenses: These are my current lenses. I plan to get pink ones as well. Lower ones are red/purple for Kuroneko. I'm still getting used to them, but i'll do my best to wear lenses from now on, on my cosplays.
Weight and Photoshop: My weight flutters violently every month, one day i'm thinner, the other i'm fatter, that's life. I'm average, and i have a strange metabolism even though i like myself that way. I never photoshoped my body, and all i do is take my freckles and clean any lack of sleep from my face (i sleep very poorly due to my albino rat status). I like my face and my nose, i won't lie. That's as far as my ego goes.
Wigs: All my wigs are from mostly the same e-bay stores, but said stores are secret because i don't like that people ask me where i bought them. If i had trouble looking, why would others not have to do the same effort? I can help you chose wigs though and order them for you even if you live in Portugal *with restrictions* but if i did that cosplay before or have that certain wig, do not expect me to counsel the same one for you. I'm a bit stingy with that yes, and i appologise previously.
Costume Making: I do most of my costumes, with a lot of help from my bestfriend (she is skilled, i'm not xD i can only sew, i hate cutting fabric).
Macro Photomanip: I don't have any secret while photomanipulating my macro and nature pictures. I mostly push-up the blue filters, kill the noise with surface blur and sometimes, depending on the mood, add some bokeh, if there's no natural one.
Props: I do all my cosplay props by myself, it's the part i'm more skilled at, and rarely need any help, i am also open to make props for others if needed be, at a negotiable price. I cannot ship them though, so it's only open to people at my country. Unless the props are small and i can send them on regular mail, then i wouldn't mind doing requests. I DON'T make plushies.
www.facebook.com/media/set/?se… This is the link for my prop history on facebook! I've done much more, but i am slowly updating it, so please be patient.
Here on DA:
Silent Glaive for:
Ragnarok for myself
Ranka Lee from Macross Frontier's Key from Sayonara no Tsubasa
Saber Alter's Dark Excalibur for Me
Sinbad's Jewelery and Sword for Me
Shoot Commission: I don't commission costumes, i'm not skilled enough, but i commission cosplay shoots, and i'm available to travel wherever the photoshoot is located, yes and i mean wherever, as in anywhere!
There i guess it's all i needed to say. More questions, shout me at the shoutbox and
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1n6Qa… - Cosplaying Sonozaki Mion from Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hylZO-… - Photographer.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=krqV_W… - Photographer.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnbZpO… - Cosplay presentation at a school.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0bTna… - As Stocking dancing Hare Hare Yukai (i didn't know the full dance xD).
www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEPQxI… - More Stocking this time Carameldansen (i like how i look drunk and how you can see my sword glow).
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG6o8q… - As GUMI Poker Face version through the video at Anipop Kyuu-Ti.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KKabN… - I'm the first GUMI of the video xD i was surprised to find this!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3YQzJ… - I'm the cameraman! And i suck at it.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZwuwC… - I'm the singing crona, i know i suck at singing xD.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNTk0H… - Well, someone did this video, and put me as GUMI and Leo as Luka on the bg image.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkK10M… - I appear on minute 4 as Victorique de Blois in Wonderland, when i ran to hug my friend Leonor because she won the portuguese single ecg.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnR8Hg… - Me as Lady GaGa from Poker Face.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvZoNr… - I appear on min. 19:47 with my Kuroneko cosplay. Portuguese interview about Photoshoot #9
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkMEWx… - BTL Lisbon 1st Day as Megpoid GUMI Poker Face version.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XAYQc… - I appear through this video as Ranka Lee (red apron) from Macross Frontier.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR2rsL… - Me singing with Tempura at the release of Final Fantasy XIII in Portugal.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FWyuB… - Sexy ass Nezumi's in the house tonight! Iberanime LX2012
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpzbB8… - I am the red and white Ranka Lee from Macross Frontier that appears twice in the 1st minute!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=usNPVF… - I was filming it and doing assistant photography for Leonor Grácias shoot.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mkui1s… - Me and Leonor Grácias Macross Frontier Skit at Anicomics 2012 vs.1
www.youtube.com/watch?feature=… - Me and Leonor Grácias Macross Frontier Skit at Anicomics 2012 vs.2
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kimmft… - Me and Leonor Grácias Macross Frontier Skit from the backstage, at Anicomics 2012 + portuguese interview.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BwrjE… - As Ranka Lee from Macross.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwy-5c… - Japan Festival as Ranka Lee from Macross Frontier.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh_0a9… - Anicomics as Ranka Lee from Macross Frontier and Grell Sutcliff from Kuroshitsuji (maid version)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecQV06… - Slender (the game) short video where i play the girl!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyY1op… - Making of and Bloopers of the Slender short video.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTTlQk… - Me as Miniwa Tsumiki from Acchi Kocchi at the Kingpin Brand Party. Singing and dancing all the time!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UcOGU… - KoreWaCosplay the BEST of Vocaloid video where i've been featured!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxYJYH… - Interview in Portuguese to the show 5 para a meia noite with Leonor Grácias, Me, Marta Vieira and also Hachi and Konata from Milkei (pt.1)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKNKIJ… - Interview in Portuguese to the show 5 para a meia noite with Leonor Grácias, Me, Marta Vieira and also Hachi and Konata from Milkei (pt.2)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=arvWYX… - X-mas video with me as Ranka Lee and Saotome Alto from Macross Frontier and Leonor Grácias as Sheryl Nome.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=oURVKO… - K cosplay music video with me as Kuroh.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_p1Jj… - I'm the Yuno from Mirai Nikki and singing Misaki Mei, on Midori II!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLzqF4… - The Medusa Smile music video where me and leo are featured wearing cosplay!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=nleGTH… - Photoshoot #10 video where i appear as saotome alto gothic lolita version from Macross Frontier, Sayonara no Tsubasa (the movie).
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or20vL… - Another video of Photoshoot, where I appear as Alto Gothic Lolita from Macross Frontier!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUA1UM… - Making of, of the Macross Photoshoot!
www.youtube.com/watch?feature=… - Iberanime LX 2013 promo video!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD2uiF… - Iberanime . APC promo at national tv RTP (portuguese only).
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xHt7a… - My Saber Alter Casual skit at the Anicomics 2013 cosplay show. I was invited to perform. Skit in English.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=12Fw7i… - Saber Alter derping with Gentleman by PSY.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXwYNc… - Anicomics 2013 video by BlakeShake where i appear as Saber Alter and Soushi Miketsukami.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovtNxz… - Anicomics 2013 video by MindBizarre also as Saber Alter and Soushi Miketsukami.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud8ddW… - DOGS: Bullets and Carnage video shoot.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBT1si… - Anifest video pt.1 with me as Yogi from Karneval, by Andrés LiveeviL.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUoO0C… - Anifest video pt.2 with me as Ren from Uta no Pri also by Andrés LiveeliL.
Nikon D70 (repair) / Nikon D80 with VR
Nikkor 28-80mm (repair)
SIGMA 70-300 macro zoom
Nikkor 60mm macro
Nikkor 105mm macro
Focal x2 converter and extension tubes.
Multiple filters including neutral density & polarize.
Color and Bokeh Filters (stars and balls of light).
Canon lens adapter.
Inverted lens converter for extensive macro.
Ring Light and Nissin External Wireless Flash.
Soon to have: FishEye and HD 8mm lens.
Namine - Kingdom Hearts II (fail 8D)
Midori - Mai-Otome
Lust - Fullmetal Alchemist
Lulu - Final Fantasy X
Axel - Kingdom Hearts II
Jessie - Pokémon (as fail as fail can be 8D)
Makenshi Crona - Soul Eater
Anarchy Stocking - Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt (Default and Daten City Rock)
Megpoid GUMI - Vocaloid 2 (Matryoshka, Poker Face, Eager Love Revenge, Magnet, Panda Hero, Halloween Version and Secret Police)
Hatsune Miku - Vocaloid 2 (Random fanart Version)
SF-A2 Miki - Vocaloid 2 (World is Mine Version)
Sonozaki Shion - Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni (Original Clothing)
Sonozaki Mion - Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni
Frederica Bernkastel - Umineko no Naku Koro Ni
Aisaka Taiga - Toradora (Original Clothing)
Busujima Saeko - High School of the Dead
Victorique de Blois - GOSICk (in Wonderland)
Nezumi / Eve - No.6 (default and ophelia)
Kuroneko / Ruri Goko - Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai
Ranka Lee - Macross Frontier (Twin Star Version, Niji Iro Kuma Kuma Black Version and Figure Christimas Version)
Ririchiyo Shirakiin - Inu x Boku SS
Grell Sutcliff - Kuroshitsuji (Maid and Shinigami Outfit)
Yoite - Nabari no Ou
Akise Aru - Mirai Nikki
Uryuu Minene - Mirai Nikki (Pink Loli Dress)
Gasai Yuno - Mirai Nikki (Black Dress) (Blue Jacket with stripped top)
Kumashiro Maya - Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin
Miniwa Tsumiki - Acchi Kocchi
Misaki Mei - Another
Shion - No.6
Peter White - Clover no Kuni no Alice (Gala Version)
Soushi Miketsukami - Inu x Boku SS
Kotonoha Katsura - School Days
Natsume Zange - Inu x Boku SS
Saber - Fate/Series (alter casual - hollow ataraxia and fate/zero uniform)
Saotome Alto - Macross Frontier (gothic lolita version)
Fuwa Mahiro - Zetsuen no Tempest.
Hitomi - CODE: BREAKER
Shimizu Raikou - Nabari no Ou.
Badou Nails - DOGS
Sinbad - Magi (default and orange)
Jinguji Ren - Uta no Prince Sama
Felicitá - Storia de la Arcana Famiglia
Shoukiin Kagerou - Inu x Boku Ss
Tomoe - Kamisama Hajimemashita
Yogi - Karneval
Abel Nightroad - Trinity Blood
Kaito - VOCALOID (Warum)
Matsuoka Rin - FREE! (maid from drama cd.)
Eucliwood Hellscythe - Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka? - 50% (hiatus)
Aoba - DRAMAtical Murder - 80%
Tomoe - Kamisama Hajimemashita - 40%
Boris Airay - Clover no Kuni no Alice - 40%
Dalian - Dantalian no Shoka - 0%
Sinbad - Magi - 80%
Matsuoka Rin - FREE (splash free) - 0%
Undertaker - Kuroshitsuji - 0%