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+Durarara - Moments of Rest+ by supernovadobe +Durarara - Moments of Rest+ by supernovadobe
:bulletgreen: Shizuo - +Durarara+ :bulletgreen:

:bulletgreen: Photoshoot: So like my wife says, I have this insane obsession with Durarara. Mostly because of *EclecticManiac introducing it to me. I've been itching to get a photoshoot in for it since January when I debuted Shizuka- and just could not get around to it til I had a need jerk reaction and messaged John, our photographer, to come to LA Live and shoot myself and my wife.

LA Live was fairly accommodating venue despite all the talk of it being far too professional because he "can't have a reflector" and how Raven wasn't allowed to lie down.

At one point in the shoot I got asked to be in a picture, and the girl in question out of the blue said "It's pretty HOT down here!" And when I said "yea-" she grabbed my butt and full on slapped me. John's assistant Chloe was pretty flabbergasted, and so was I. The only one who walked away in stride was the girl.

I wanted to thank John or Jawn for coming down in such short notice of course, and waiting for us while we got caught up in LA traffic. He was a real pleasure to work with. As well as Chloe- who was just glorious.

:bulletgreen: Costume: Everything about this costume - I actually made the wrong vest randomly- everything was going well until I noticed I had done so. At that point I had to re-make everything, and *Antiquity-Dreams was more than willing to help me out because I was cutting sleep to get it done. I don't even know how this happened but I was so used to making Kotetsu vests I made a Black Tiger vest on accident. The wig was also styled by me, though I am not particularly fond of it. I'm wearing dickies, the same shoes as Mako, sunglasses I got from the dollar store, and the bow tie and shirt were purchased as well from local thrift stores. The prop/sign was made out of Eva Foam, and a PVC pipe.

:bulletgreen: The show and why I picked Shizuo. - My inspiration was drawn from his general personality. I loved him from the get-go. I am nothing like him for the most part however. He just struck me as a lovable character. His intentions are pure and I can appreciate his hesitation and really get inside his head on some aspects and relate to his fear of loving others as well.

The series caught my attention because of how intertwined it was, and some of the spoilers really caught me off-guard so I found it very enjoyable. However I dislike greatly how Izaya never gets any character development or redeems himself. I suppose that's the only complaint I could have.

DA is filled with sexy Shizuo's- good lord I cannot even begin to compare.

DRRR!! in Japan, is a Japanese light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita, with illustrations by Suzuhito Yasuda. I credit them of course for the inspiration.

Shizuo Heiwajima by :iconsupernovadobe:
Izaya Orihara by :iconantiquity-dreams:
Awesome Photo and Edits by :iconsntp:
Lighting by :iconninjagal6:

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:iconxxflanpiexx:
xXflanpieXx Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so so good! i love it <3 both of you look really awesome im doing a cosplay of izaya soon but i really dont know where id get a knife like that from yours looks really simular to the one from the anime by any chance could you tell me where you got it from ?
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ChibiMisfit Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
sexyness *drool* lawl
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dragonairlover361 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Artist
Oh.... Wow This Is Awesome Cosplay!!!! I Love Durarara Its An Awesome Anime And You Cosplaying It Just Made It Even Better!!! Great Job No AMAZING JOB!!!!!
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student General Artist
I loved Durarara - especially the order of events, it was one of my favorite things the way they skipped between scenes.
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dragonairlover361 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Artist
Lol I agree.
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advtanimefan98 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student General Artist
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THIS IS JUST TOO AWESOME FOR WORDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :brohugplz:
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student General Artist
-Laughs and bro hugs back xD and pats on the back for added measurement- Thank you very much! I am glad you like it!
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advtanimefan98 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student General Artist
.......if u like durarara ..i must ask which boy is your fav?
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Shizu-chan! He is by far my favorite <3
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:iconadvtanimefan98:
advtanimefan98 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student General Artist
......i like izaya lol
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SaeKasumi Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
another breathtaking shot of your amazing cosplays
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Aw thank you very much i'm glad you like them- us... as it were, but Durarara too - lol confusing!
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SaeKasumi Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD
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TheSearchForAiden Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yet again another epic photo of Shizuo and Izaya. : ) Love the body language and facial expressions.
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my gosh thank you so much I super appreciate hearing that you like it- I have so many more pictures to share, I just adore the series so much. We were really lucky to get such a cool shoot.
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:iconthesearchforaiden:
TheSearchForAiden Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm extremely jealous you got to do such a cool shoot! And I can't wait to see the other pictures.
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my thank you very much! I'm glad people are still looking at them! Sometimes I post- and then just don't get anymore views and that's that- xD this has still been getting favorites and watches, which is flattering!
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Piperonni Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the style of this photo! +faved!
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Awww thank you so much! We were having a lot of fun with these photos - we picked up a bunch of fanart and went with it!
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:iconpiperonni:
Piperonni Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I tend to do that as well. Mostly for poses. :3
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stormyprince Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's so damn cool! Gosh, I love Shizuo and Izaya. D'AWW, you two are just perfect.
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student General Artist
I love them too... it would be a lie if I said I didn't love them together. They are such an awesome pairing - forever sexual tension.
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:iconicefox94:
icefox94 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
hm... kinda nice to look at these cosplays while actually knowing a little bit about the characters (on episode 5 or 6 now)
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Yea! I'm so glad you're watching Durarara! Good to hear we spread the word!
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icefox94 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
yup. you're good at that. first it was Tiger & Bunny, now it's Durarara!! anything else? lol
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Sword Art Online and Uta No Prince Sama is nexton my list XD
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icefox94 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
okay. i'll finish up durarara and decide which one i want to watch after that. ^^

so, anything i can corrupt you with since you've done so much for me? XD maybe katekyo hitman reborn? or possibly la storia della arcana famiglia? one piece is pretty good too. of the more popular anime, katekyo hitman reborn, one piece, and fairy tail are in my top three. not in any particular order though. for the less known animes, i've really started to like arcana famiglia, but my favorite obscure anime are all older and, for some reason, start with g... don't know why. getbackers, ghost hunt, and gokusen... all good animes and mangas...
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my gosh those all sound really good- I've been watching Uta No Prince Sama and Sword Art Online lately-!!!
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icefox94 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
you've said that already. ^^

to be as short as possible, katekyo hitman reborn is about a useless kid becoming the head of the worlds most powerful mafia family, arcana famiglia is about a vigilante group with special powers protecting a fictional italian island, one piece you probably know about already (a man made of rubber getting together a pirate crew to look for the treasure one piece that will make him king of the pirates), fairy tail is about a rambunctious mages guild called fairy tail, getbackers is about a retriever duo that gets back what shouldn't be lost, ghost hunt is about a ghost story loving high schooler that winds up working part time for a ghost hunting business called shibuya psychic research, and gokusen is about a new teacher that get her first job teaching a class full of delinquents in an all boys school who has to hide the fact that she's the granddaughter of the head of a powerful yakuza family.

*looks at huge run on sentence* even when i'm as vague as i can be, that's still a lot of info. i did mention a lot of anime too. they're all great and worth looking into. i'll check out sword art online and uta no prince sama when i'm done with durarara, okay? XD
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I love you thank you for telling me all this- all these things I need to watch... uuuugh xD Thank you very much!!! I want to watch all of this- where is my tiiime!
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YaoiQueen1 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Writer
YAY! More DURARARA! This has blown my mind! 8D fancy as always!
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my gosh you have no idea how many amazing photos we actually took of these costumes- I was so glad I was able to finally have something to show for it- I made both of these outfits back in January hahaha.
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wolfatheart18 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this is so amazing! u having amazing work as always my friend :D
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much- it is pleasant to hear from you as always! <3
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wolfatheart18 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ur very welcome i always love seeing ur work ^^
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Well thank you very much! I'm glad you appreciate it!
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wolfatheart18 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ur welcome^^
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FireLightPhoenix Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yay!!! More Shizuo!!!! This is one of my favorite cosplays of yours and I love this picture!! :happybounce: :squee: Amazing work, beautiful scenery, wonderful facial expressions I can't get enough of it!! :iconloveloveplz:
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I loved the way it was cropped- and I was glad the photographer worked so well with us- I was a little nervous because I had never worked with him before, but we did another shoot more recently and it went much more smoothly <3 I am glad I was able to do this with him and get to know him
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FireLightPhoenix Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
He did a wonderful job capturing the spirits of both of you :D Hope you get some more pictures out soon! :iconheavenlyplz:
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh well thank you very much Phoenix! You are such an inspiration, it's good to have people around who devote commentary a lot to you !
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FireLightPhoenix Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow really? Thank you so much!! And I love giving my two cents on work I really like! :D
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Well I thank you then!! <3
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Newki-ki-kat Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Shizu'chan sure hurts me a lot. No fun~
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Shizu-chan dislikes fleas. XD

But I like you!
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Newki-ki-kat Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Izaya doesnt make you music. XD

But i will with my new red flute: Wang Yao
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student General Artist
My gosh if you ever do please link me <3
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Newki-ki-kat Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to make it fiirst. i did name it Wang Yao. It's a blood red color. ANNNNNNNNND I WILL MAKE YOU THAT SONG EVEN IF I DIE!! with my dying will i will forever work on it with my deathperation flames!!
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VikuVivi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ahhhhh, so pretty~~ The photography is absolutely fantastic- You guys have a nack for choosing really good backgrounds. xD
I love how slick and smooth the black looks, also the yellow tint~ So so, SO great.
And as always, you guys look perfect.

The fluff of Izaya's coat. *o* It's so prettyyy~
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
We were so lucky! The LA Venue we choose was so fantastic for this particular shoot- and I was glad to be able to incorporate people into the background and not have that be an issue!

-hugs- Thank you very much I'll pass the word on about Izaya's pretty coat.
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