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Journal Entry: Sun May 10, 2015, 7:35 AM


G'day everyone!

I am starting to collect facebook pages of other cosplayers to get some inspiration off.

If you know of a really great cosplayer (perhaps even yourself ;)), share your facebook page with me (or your deviantart page) please.

I especially love people who share their progress on cosplays and see how things are made. ^_^


Thanks! I look forward to checking out what you suggest.

- Kirilee

P.S. If you want to check out my own facebook page it is:

www.facebook.com/kirileecospla…



ONE WEEK LEFT FOR ARDA WIG GIVEAWAY!

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 13, 2015, 4:59 PM



www.facebook.com/kirileecospla…


On my facebook cosplay I am giving away a $50 Arda Wig Voucher in one week. If you or someone you know would like the chance to win, please click the link above to find out more :)

That is all. I hope everyone is having a good day ^_^


Cosplayers and stockers - who wants an Arda Wig?

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 27, 2015, 2:35 AM


G'day everyone!

Who wants a great quality wig, perfect for your next Cosplay, or if you are a stocker - for your next shoot?


Arda Wigs do some of the best wigs out there in my opinion. They are so pretty - full bodied, high quality and easy to style. Check them out: arda-wigs.com/

Well, I'm doing a giveaway on my facebook page: www.facebook.com/kirileecospla…
Marchgiveaway by kirilee

What are you waiting for? Head over to my page to get in on it ^_^

www.facebook.com/kirileecospla…



Please like my Cosplay page!

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 5, 2015, 5:51 AM


KIRILEE COSPLAY

CLICK HERE

Really, click it!


G'day everyone,

This is just a little journal to humbly ask that if you like Cosplay and what I do, and if you like progress updates on my creations, you can check it all out via my Facebook Cosplay page:

www.facebook.com/kirileecospla…


Please check me out and I would really REALLY appreciate a like or two if it isn't too much to ask *blush*

Thanks guys!
- Kirilee

(Ps, the Angel and Angela photos will be uploaded soon - crazy time at home at the moment with getting carpet... excitement plus RIGHT?!)

Some of my cosplays...
Tardis Cosplay Close up - Doctor Who by kirilee Lady Elizabeth Midford 3 by kirilee Tangled 10 by kirilee Angela Blanc Cosplay by kirilee
 


2014 - A year in review!

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 31, 2014, 6:01 AM


G'day all!

What a year! Time to do my annual year in review. Enjoy! (I guess :P)

JANUARY
Cecelia 1 by kirilee Mischief 6 by kirilee Locette 7 by kirilee
January was the month that I started a new job. It was in accounts for a little firm nearby my brand new house that I was about to move into with my fiance. Yep, things were looking good. But hey, I got to also do 3 different stock sets.

FEBRUARY
Sissy 1 by kirilee
February was a really busy time for me. I only managed to do this one set in between work, finishing the house and deciding to take a stab at doing Cosplay. However, on the very last day of Feb, Terry and I got our keys to our house! It was a LONG time coming, but it was AWESOME!
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(I also wrote this journal about Stock Copyright - Stock Copyright - Shutterstock, iStock vs. DAFirst and foremost, I am not a lawyer. This journal contains my personal understanding of copyright law, terms and conditions for the mentioned websites as it relates to the stock and the artistic community here on DeviantArt (DA).
However, please feel free to share this journal.
 
Recently, one of DA’s most active and respected stock users came under fire for using off site (meaning outside DA) stocks in her work. As a “stocker”, I was surprised to hear of this - It was my understanding that this was common practice for artists to do.
It prompted me to look into the matter and dust off the little bit of arts law I studied whilst doing my post grad in Arts Management. (And I will save you the definition of IP law and the fact that copyright stays in effect for about 150 years, give or take a few. If you want to read a bit more about the basics in easy to und
)

MARCH
Red BONUS 51 by kirilee Forest Queen BONUS 51 by kirilee Tardis Cosplay - Doctor Who by kirilee
March was a BUSY month. BUT ALSO AWESOME! I released some previously unreleased images from the Forest Queen and Red series (the epic dresses...). I also showed off my first cosplay outfit - T.A.R.D.I.S. Dress.
At Perth Comic Con, I had breakfast and met my childhood hero - Amanda Tapping. This woman was the reason I got into theatre, writing, directing and eventually costuming and stock. She also influenced some decisions I made like my approach to philanthropy. She is amazing, and in person, the sweetest and warmest person you could ever meet. PLUS, she loved my T.A.R.D.I.S. cosplay :) It was after this convention (and with the encouragement from Amanda) I thought, yeh, let's enter a Cosplay Contest (More on that soon!).
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APRIL
Lovers 11 by kirilee Phantom 2 by kirilee
April saw me working very hard. Terry and I were sorting out 30 years worth of stuff in our new home, and I had started making my competition outfit for the 'Madman National Cosplay Chapionship'. But, found a bit of time to get a bit of stock in - even finally got Terry in front of the camera - with the pre-tense of getting some shots for our save the date campaign.
Also, it was the month I started my Pozible (like kickstarter) campaign to get a better lens.

MAY
Cupcake 1 by kirilee Lucrezia Bogia 1 by kirilee Lady Elizabeth Midford 6 by kirilee
May oh May. This month threw me a little. Managed to get a bit more stock out and show off my brand new Cosplay - Lady Elizabeth Midford (from Black Butler/ Kuroshitsuji) - which I was going to enter with at the MNCC14, Perth Prelim round. Also, my amazing watchers pulled together and made my Pozible campaign a success, allowing me to get the new lens - the pretty pretty lens.
But in the real world, that new job I got - I was made redundant after only 5 months. They miscalculated the budget - I wish I could say I didn't see it coming... but I was working in accounts.

JUNE
Drawing Reference 1 by kirilee Greek Queen 2 by kirilee Tangled 2 by kirilee Musketeer 5 by kirilee
I'm not going to lie, June was awesome after month before. Sure - it was a rocky start with having no job and now with a mortgage to pay, but I kept my chin up. And it paid off sooner rather than later. I landed a new job, started on the 30th June and I can happily say, I LOVE it. I am not going anywhere soon from this one. Also the weekend before that, I won the Perth heat of the Madman National Cosplay Championship! I couldn't believe it - it was my first time entering and now I was representing my state over in the Finals in Brisbane at the end of the year!
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JULY
July - I was busy. Like super busy. When I wasn't at work, I was at home. Sewing feathers onto wings... by hand. My fingers went numb and I bled.
But, I had something really cool happen - I got SENIOR STATUS!
I was pretty stoked!
Also, just before my birthday, I received a DD for one of my Lizzy pictures! DOUBLE STOKED!
Lady Elizabeth Midford 15 by kirilee

AUGUST
Veronika 1 by kirilee
August - once again, still sewing like a mad woman. It was beyond an epic project I undertook. I was starting to realise this as a weeped into my pillow.

SEPTEMBER
Miss Violet 6 by kirilee
The end was in sight for the Madman Cosplay - and managed to get this shoot organised before I changed it to one of the outfits for the Cosplay skit *giggle*. In September, I was asked for Stock & Resource week to write an article about Stock and Cosplay - it was a whole lot of fun to do and the feedback I got was great: Cosplay vs. Stock - For the love of CostumesStock & Resources
Do you have a geeky side?
Do you love getting dressed up in costumes (especially when they relate to a favourite movie, comic, game or anime)?
Do you like having your photo taken in costume?
Then you are most likely to be aware of the term 'Cosplay'.
And if you are reading this journal, you are most likely know what 'Stock' photography is also.
But hey, let's break it down (because these two categories have a lot in common, but also, have some big differences as well).
COSPLAY

AmenoKitarou - DreamOfDiscord
Cosplay is a derivative of two words, Costume Play - because that is exactly what it is. You dress up in a costume to look like a character from a popular culture reference such as movies, tv shows, games, anime, manga or comic books.
However, it is much, much more than that for a lot of cosplayers.
Many cosplayers pour countless hours, money, blood, sweat and


OCTOBER
Drawing Reference 37 by kirilee Windswept 17 by kirilee
October was mainly spend putting the finishing touches on the Madman Final cosplay. I was a bundle of nerves. But still managed to do some pose references and another portrait set!

NOVEMBER
This was it! The Madman National Cosplay Championship Finals! At the end of the month, I went to Brisbane - faced some CRAZY weather, met some tough competition, and hung out with some of the most amazing people on earth (aka. the tough competition). At the end of the day, I didn't win the wonderful Crystal Trophy, but I tell you - what I learnt, the inspiration I received, and the people I have now met (and befriended) outweighed any physical object (and I really REALLY mean that). I came home and I was SO excited to keep going. Keep learning. Keep cosplaying - because the judges said to me "This does not look like a first time entry piece. Keep going, you are so close." And considering that they were comparing me to people who have represented AUSTRALIA on the world stage, I think that is pretty neat.
To give you an idea... I went from this:
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Quick changed into this:
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Not to mention I got to meet :iconrwolf1970:
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Awesome month all round!

DECEMBER
Evelynne 23 by kirilee Angel 1 by kirilee
December - we got tiles in the house :P But all in all, a quiet month after the craziness of November and the lead up. Managed to do some stock in the last few days - and I hit over 4,000 watchers - WOW! Crazy - thank you!


Now, onto 2015 - another full year planned with the Wedding in April, and lots more cosplay and stock to come - it is no doubt going to be an adventure and a half!

See you all in 2015!

- Kirilee

P.S. If you want to like my Cosplay Page on facebook - follow the link: www.facebook.com/kirileecospla…


Favourite Artworks of 2014 and A Merry Christmas!

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 24, 2014, 6:17 AM


G'day Everyone!

It is Christmas Eve, and not a creature was stirring.
No seriously... we killed all the bugs and cleaned the house from top to bottom. Everything looks splendid for Terry and mine's first Christmas lunch at our house.

I also thought I would take this moment to show off some of my favourite artworks that have been created using my stock as a references or as a resource.

Autumn by alexandradaweSpring by DancingKoalas
Blue Night by vaniapaiva
Valentina by JannaFairyArtMischief by JannaFairyArt
The Freefall by Phatpuppyart-Studios
mosquetera by eross-666Eternal love by CeciliaGf
Beware Of Shadows by LadyEvilArtsTangled by JiaJenn31
Aqui estoy venid by JoseArdid53Theatre Bourlesque by MissB-Haviour
The Firing Line by kimsolFemale Character 4 by StrategicKage
My City by kuschelirmelWell played, Batman by j-am
Kiri 4 by ReneGarJHello Wolf Spirit by Anolee
Artemis by MayumiOgihara
Crowned by Black-B-o-xHold Dawn by vampirekingdom
Dance of Autumn by JannaFairyArt



4000 Watchers?! I LOVE YOU GUYS!

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 21, 2014, 5:35 AM


G'day everyone!

I just checked my stats just now and...
Untitled-1 by kirilee

HOLY CRACKER ON A STICK!

This is pretty huge for lil old me - I never thoughts that I would be lucky enough to have so many people watching my little account.

So thank you. Thank you for making it possible. (It is a really lovely early Chrissy present :))

To celebrate, I plan to do another stock shoot soon for you guys - but due to crazy housing times and christmas it will be portrait again.

Any ideas? Themes? Thoughts?
THROW THEM AT ME!

Love
Kirilee

Back Home after crazy Brisbane times!

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 1, 2014, 6:15 AM


G'day everyone!

I am not back home after a crazy crazy weekend on the other side of Australia from me - BRISBANE!
I represented my state with pride in the Madman National Cosplay Championship, but alas, did not place (... this time *cue game face*). But it was an amazing experience - I have learnt so much, met some great people, and came back very VERY inspired.
And here is the reveal of what I have been working on for the past 5ish months - 'The White One'
AKA. Angela Blanc from Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji).
(I will link my skit on here once it is is uploaded but basically I did a quick change act from this:
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(Photo credit: John Buxton)

to this:
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Photo credit: Indefinite Photography


I even splurged out and bought myself some pressies *shock horror* like T-shirts, jewellery and manga books.
I also finally got to meet a fellow Deviant I've wanted to meet for years for his gorgeous leatherwork - the one and only :iconrwolf1970:
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(I had a lot of fun steampunking up my Sakura Card Captor outfit with some of Raven's crafts!)
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(going into battle much? :))

Anyway, had so much fun but now I need sleep! Night all!




BRISANOVA!

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 14, 2014, 5:44 PM


G'day guys,

So I have been a little quiet as of late. Lots of things going on - full time work, having a house/ being an adult, planning a wedding, trying to organise tiles/carpet/blinds... and cosplay!

Cosplay (along with spending time with Terry) has honestly been my happy place for the last few months, especially since I have been working on the most complicated Cosplay/ costume I have ever worked on before. I can not wait to shoot some stock in it for you guys in a couple of weeks. I hope you will like it.
I have been working on my entry for the Finals of the Madman National Cosplay Championship. I am pretty happy with the outcome and now it is all just about practice and having fun (aka. trying not to stress out which I am currently doing).

ANYWAY, if perchance you find yourself at Brisbane's Supanova (Brisanova) on Saturday 29th November 2014, please come to Cosplay Theatre between 11.20am and 1pm to cheer me on in the contest. And yes... I will be doing a skit. And if you want to grab a photo with me after, come find me. I should be easy to spot in the cosplay I will be competing in *snigger* (note, not the one down below).

But here is the line up for the Final - without a doubt it is going to be a GREAT show with these five skits/ cosplays.

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Okay... I need to go an practice.
And not throw up due to nerves.

TWO WEEKS TODAY THIS ALL HAPPENS PEOPLE!

Halloween Feature

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 31, 2014, 6:29 AM


G'day everyone,

As much as I love dressing up, I don't go all out for Halloween. Never really been a thing - possibly because I'm an Aussie and it isn't really celebrated here to such a large extent as it is elsewhere.
However, I do love seeing all the great artwork that comes out this time of year - and I get extra excited when they feature stock of mine.

So as I love my watchers, I love the users of my stock, I love YOU - I wanted to share some of the amazing pieces using my stock that are a little... dark.

ENJOY!

Shrieking hag by MadameThenadier

Toil and Trouble by kuschelirmel Run Baby Run by LadyEvilArts

Hold Dawn by vampirekingdom

Vampire Kirilee  Lust for Blood by Darkest-B4-DawnIllusion by cylonkaNight huntress by Mabahe

Happy Halloween by gigimoshik

Happy Belated by AbasyyxShattered Glass by Antonio-Figueiredo


Portrait Set - Give me some ideas!

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 24, 2014, 6:46 AM


G'day everyone,

I am in the mood to do some another portrait set but I would like to throw it out to my amazing watchers...

What sort of stock portrait set would you like to see from me?


A theme would be great - but if you have a general request, I'll take that too.

Comment below - and you are awesome.

New stock soon!

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 23, 2014, 10:53 PM


G'day everyone,

I know I have been a bit MIA lately- sorry, cosplay has been currently taking most of my free time. But I did have the honour of writing an article for project educate :) "stock can cosplay" reviewing the similarities and differences between the two art types. I will put the link here soon :)

EDIT: Here it is:
Cosplay vs. Stock - For the love of CostumesStock & Resources
Do you have a geeky side?
Do you love getting dressed up in costumes (especially when they relate to a favourite movie, comic, game or anime)?
Do you like having your photo taken in costume?
Then you are most likely to be aware of the term 'Cosplay'.
And if you are reading this journal, you are most likely know what 'Stock' photography is also.
But hey, let's break it down (because these two categories have a lot in common, but also, have some big differences as well).
COSPLAY

AmenoKitarou - DreamOfDiscord
Cosplay is a derivative of two words, Costume Play - because that is exactly what it is. You dress up in a costume to look like a character from a popular culture reference such as movies, tv shows, games, anime, manga or comic books.
However, it is much, much more than that for a lot of cosplayers.
Many cosplayers pour countless hours, money, blood, sweat and


However, moving forward, there is a long weekend coming up this weekend and hopefully this virus I have now (I'm am writing this whilst I'm at the doctor's waiting for my appointment) would have passed. Then, I plan to do some stock- I'm trying to think of a theme of character for the type of costume I have planned- it looks a little like a friendly witch outfit... Or a stern old fashion head mistress- maybe from hogwarts?
what type of character would you like me to embody?

:iconprojecteducate:
:iconprojecteducate:


Stock & Resources


Do you have a geeky side?
Do you love getting dressed up in costumes (especially when they relate to a favourite movie, comic, game or anime)?
Do you like having your photo taken in costume?

Then you are most likely to be aware of the term 'Cosplay'.
And if you are reading this journal, you are most likely know what 'Stock' photography is also.
But hey, let's break it down (because these two categories have a lot in common, but also, have some big differences as well).

COSPLAY
Kilik - Monkey King by AmenoKitarou Vanellope Von Schweetz by DreamOfDiscord
AmenoKitarou - DreamOfDiscord
Cosplay is a derivative of two words, Costume Play - because that is exactly what it is. You dress up in a costume to look like a character from a popular culture reference such as movies, tv shows, games, anime, manga or comic books.
However, it is much, much more than that for a lot of cosplayers.
Many cosplayers pour countless hours, money, blood, sweat and tears into creating their costumes from scratch in an effort to look next to identical to the character they are trying to portray. These pieces are truly works of art; and cosplayers are always push the limits and creating new techniques to make these characters come to life.
And there is no denying it - these cosplayers make for some great photo opportunities!

STOCK
Shayma Preview by Tasastock Skydancer-Stock 4375 by skydancer-stock
Tasastock - skydancer-stock
(For the purposes of this article, 'stock' refers only to Deviantart stock images - not to be confused with stock images from commercial sites like shutterstock and istock)
Like cosplay, many stockers love getting into costumes (some of which are made by the wearer and have just had as many hours, money, blood etc. etc. as cosplayers). The difference is that stockers shoot stock photos with the aim of the image to be used in another artwork (ie. as a reference for a drawing, or in a photomanipulation etc.). They may look like a cosplay on first glance, but aren't necessarily based on any particular pop culture reference... mostly, it is just a theme.

So, how do we tell them apart?
She stock 3 by charligal-stock
charligal-stock
There is no denying it, there is a massive cross over between cosplay and stock.
HOWEVER, it is important to remember that stock photos are designed to be used by other artists, and cosplay photos are the end product (they are NOT to be used as stock, unless permission is given by the cosplay artist)
On DA, it is relatively simple.

If the image is posted under 'Resources & Stock images', it is a stock image.
(AKA, go ahead, use it and follow the stocker's rules)
If the image is posted ANYWHERE else on the site, ie. 'Photography' or 'Artisian Craft', it is not a stock image.
(AKA, if you want to use the image, you need direct confirmation from the cosplayer that you can alter their uploaded image - and some may very well say no. Be ready for this and don't be offended.)


RANDOM: I'm a photographer and I see all these AMAZING costumes/ cosplayers - can I upload it as stock?
Hungarian Archer 13 by syccas-stock Luthien 6 by Jaymasee
syccas-stock - Jaymasee
If the model is not you, or someone who has given you expressed permission to use their image as stock (ie. they have signed a model release with the explanation of how their image might be used), you are not allowed to upload their image.
I mean, come on, imagine a shy young lady dressed in a beautiful fantasy garb. You snap their image, think the image is great and upload it as stock. Someone comes along, sees the image and puts it on a best seller novel front cover. Suddenly that shy girl's face is everywhere and she didn't even know the photo was taken or gave consent for her image to be used in that way.
Law suit anyone?
In short, appreciate the cosplay/ costume; respect the artist.

Overlap of cosplay and stock
There is no denying it, there is an overlap for sure between cosplay and stock - I mean, there are quite a few cosplayers who are also stockers. So let's break it down (and as we are geeks, let's do it in 'levels')

Level 1: The inspired
Daenerys10 by faestock Daenerys Targaryen 6 by Mirish
faestock - Mirish
This level is for those who love a character (in this case Daenerys from Game of Thrones) and do an inspired set from that character. It's not directly that character, it could be used as a different character in an artwork, but it still evokes the same emotions (and is a great way to express some geek loving)

Level 2: The reworker
Snow White Stock 2 by Tris-Marie Cupcake 1 by kirilee
Tris-Marie - kirilee
This level refers to those who take part of a cosplay (either the concept or physically part of the costume), and mix it around with other elements. For example here we see a slightly more pin up version of snow white, and the skirt used of a anime based cosplay mixed with a different bodice.
These allow for a new character to emerge, while still embracing roots from the original character.

Level 3: The cosplay stock
Megara Historical cosplay by Elisa-Erian Jedi Stock III by PhelanDavion
Elisa-Erian - PhelanDavion
These images are where cosplay and stock meet and have a drink together - recognizable characters from popular culture, uploaded and available for use as stock images. Just be aware though, if you do upload this type of stock, you should give credit to the original character.

So go forth cosplayers and stockers alike! Embrace your inner geek!


Madman Videos and Features

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 18, 2014, 7:21 PM


G'day everyone!

As previously mentioned, I won the Perth heat for the Madman National Cosplay Championships - whcih means in November I will be representing the state in the finals. I am currently working on an epic cosplay to suit that - it is taking pretty much all of my free time (I'm not kidding) because I want to enter something that I am proud of and has pushed me to the brink of what I think I can do - and then a few steps more.

I'm not going to say much about my final entry, except that the code name is "The White One", and it has a lot of individual pieces and detail. It's a little like figuring out a puzzle - especially since I want the cosplay to be able to do a few things.

Anyway, I did promise you videos from my preliminary heat, so here they are!

The Highlights


The Performance
(Mine starts at about 5:24 mark)


So... now to create something "big" (why did I say that?!)


Senior Status

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 13, 2014, 5:31 AM


So this happened...

Seniority Announcement - July 2014
This article marks the latest additions to the dizzy height of Senior members in our community. With just over 1000 deviants holding the highly saught after Senior Member accolade -- it's clearly a moment that deserves recognition.
:faq29:
So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognise their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community. 
Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endevours, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice that stands out


I was certainly not expecting it - thank you to Elandria and anyone else that nominated me to receive such an amazing honour.

Looks like I need my walking stick!

-----

In other news, I am super busy at the moment between full time work, making an EPIC cosplay (and trust me, this is the most challenging project I've ever tackled), organising a wedding, doing normal house stuff... and trying not to get sick *cough**cough* - not succeeding on the last one :(

Not sure when the next change I will get to do stock - I am hoping to at least do some portrait shots in the near future. Any ideas?

- Kirilee

Feeling a little over the moon at the moment...

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 21, 2014, 7:25 AM


G'day everyone!

I thought I would share my good news with you.

Today I entered into the Western Australian Heats for the Madman National Cosplay Championships - there were a total of 7 entrants; the most from any state and the most WA has ever had.

The competition was fierce and I entered with my Lady Elizabeth Midford cosplay, doing a skit about 4 tips for capturing the heart of a prospective love interest (of course they were completely unhelpful).
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Lady Elizabeth Midford 3 by kirilee
I mean come on, does she look like a character you should take seriously? :P


Anyway.... I WON!

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I was not expecting it at all. It was a massive surprise - they caught it on video so I'm sure my reaction will be available on youtube in a couple of days.
In short, it was awesome. This was the first major cosplay contest that I've entered - so to WIN was amazing.

So what does that mean?
Well, I now will be competing (with a whole new character, costume and skit) in the finals in November... In Brisbane! My airfares, accommodation and entry to the entire event is paid for. *squee - I've never seen Queensland before*
I am super excited (and nervous!) to be competing and cosplaying with the best in Australia, especially when I am so new to all this. But I am ready for the challenge to bring something EPIC to the table.

I will let you guys know when the skit is up on youtube... and you can always like my facebook page ^_^
*cough* www.facebook.com/kirileecospla… *cough*

Just wanted to share my good/ exciting news!

- Kirilee


New Cosplay Facebook Page

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 17, 2014, 4:01 AM


G'day everyone,

Just a heads up that I have created a new facebook page for my cosplays. I will still be uploading them on here as stock, but I will be uploading WIPs there and showing any commissions I do on there too. (Yes, I am opening up the gates for commissions - a scary gate - but I figure if something is too complicated and I don't feel comfortable that I will be able to achieve it, I can tell the person in advance) :)

Please check it out and like!
www.facebook.com/kirileecospla…

Much love!
Kirilee

Tangled 2 by kirilee
Caption: You will go to facebook and like my page.


Latest happenings...

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 9, 2014, 4:01 AM


G'day everyone,

Here is a little bit of an update at where I am.

I got to start playing around with my new lens. It is so pretty! And the photos are so SO clear.

I have uploaded all the drawing reference photos, which was a great experience. As most of you know, I am all about the costume - so it was good to strip back and focus on poses and expressions. (And wearing something skin tight does scare the crap out of me - so I'm glad I faced that fear) - I got mixed results; the trolls came out to play just as much as the amazing artists. I tend to focus on the latter ^_^

I've also started uploaded the redo of the Greek queen - VERY happy how they turned out. Still more to edit and upload so stay tunes.

ALSO, side note, if you are looking for a specific pose with a costume that I'm currently in the process of uploading, please send me a note. I might have a suitable pose, but might not upload it unless I have a reason to.
Just please, don't abuse this generosity.

So what else have I been up to?
Well, I've been working on a whole lot of cosplays because recently (especially with Supanova coming up at the end of the month), I have been really enjoying sewing.

On top of the Elizabeth Midford cosplay, I have been making a few others:

Rapunzel (Tangled) - for me
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Flynn Rider (Tangled) - for Terry
(Just need to finish off the vest...)
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Shae (Game of Thrones) - for Olivia
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(And I couldn't help but to also try it on)
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The Shae dress was really easy to make, and I am considering making a tutorial on how to make it. Would anyone be interested in that?
The design is used for a few different characters in Game of Thrones like Ros as well, and has a few different variations.

So yes, that is me. :)

Stay awesome everyone.

Love
Kirilee


Pozible Feature - Slyshand

Journal Entry: Sat May 31, 2014, 3:49 AM


Kirilee - Gesture Drawing Write up by slyshand
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Slyshand has been a deviant for the past 7 years. His works are always great to see - from his sketches to his animations (some of which are quite funny!). I encourage everyone to check out his gallery - I think he is UBER talented!

02 Getting hit by slyshand
02 BeeSneezing Final by slyshand
Standing up from a chair:  Bee edition by slyshand

charligal-stock: Poses by slyshand
PirateLotusStock: Maid Marian by slyshand
jademacalla: Poses by slyshand


Pozible Feature - Hopfield

Journal Entry: Wed May 28, 2014, 2:03 AM


Demon Hunting by Hopfield

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Today's feature is truly an absolute pleasure of mine. Hopfield has been gracing deviantart with his artwork for a year and a half. His works are often some of my favourites to see (and I was truly touched when he pledged/ donated to raising funds for my lens). Between his great talent, respect for stock models, kindness and imagination, he is a great deviant for sure!
Thank you Hopfield, as always.

Corsairs by Hopfield
A back, acrylic by Hopfield
030 Portrait of Tasastock by Hopfield
An elf called PirateLotus-stock by Hopfield
Rainforest Queen by Hopfield Pirate! On a boat! by Hopfield
A Happy Hobbit by Hopfield