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: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:Picture: The editing in this picture is based on the show, in the background of most scene depictions, there are individuals who are cloaked in gray if they have nothing to contribute to the series. Due to this look, I decided to photoshop one of my pictures to match that shade for anyone who was not myself.

: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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I am a huge fan of this character and it takes a LOT for a person to impress me with a Shizuo cosplay. I have to say you have done it and I am absolutely pleased with what you have done.

Positives:
First of all I have to congratulate you on that sign, it is extremely well done and I love how you went for a bit of texture with the bent post, cement bottom, and chipped paint. It makes it all the more realistic.

I also love the blood, it adds that final touch that Shizuo should have and most people don't bother with any kind of injury or blood spatter which I find a bit disappointing most of the time.

The wig is also phenomenal, the color is just right and the cut is very accurate as well. Most people just slap on a short blonde wig and call it a day but I love how you take the time to actually style even a simple hairstyle accurately. It shows your love for the character.

NOW... there are a couple things I kind of find off...
The overall outfit is great but the one thing about it that is really bugging me is the belt. I don't know, it just seems so out of place for some reason... especially that style. Maybe just a slim black leather belt would work better?

Also, the sunglasses bug me as well. I think I'm just nitpicking at this point but Shizuo's glasses aren't color reflective or multicolor and they're not as opaque as yours. Trust me, I know it's hard to find accurate glasses for Shizuo, it took me a good three months to find a perfect pair but it just takes that extra time to look around. I just found mine randomly online through google.

Like I said, I'm a bit obsessed with this character so I get a bit nitpicky when it comes to accuracy... You are of course free to do as you like but those are just my suggestions.

Overall, EXCELLENT cosplay!!
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suzukigonkura28 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student General Artist
I could imagine people walking by and being like, "Did that guy seriously pull out a stop sign?!" 
If I had never seen durarara, then I would've freaked out  :D

Cool picture though! I love the lighting!
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Nalepa-monday Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013   Digital Artist
I love the sign, is it heavy?
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Nope!
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Nalepa-monday Featured By Owner May 8, 2013   Digital Artist
awesome! XD
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Pienemien Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Just started watching this series, and this character is my favorite! How cool :D
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student General Artist
-Gasps-

Omgosh Pienemien I missed you- you haven't updated in so long- ARE YOU OKAY BB? Lol <3 I love you because of REASONS but i'm also happy you are watching this show because of those SAME REASONS.
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Pienemien Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Hey girl, :3
I have been busy a bit, graduating and becoming a MA in Animation. Awww yeah!
So that's where my energy kinda went. So now I'm a working girl ^^

Great to hear from you - I feel so loved. Haha

And Durarara is awesome. We are currently on episode 12. Man, so exciting!
Shizuo is soooo cool. So funny, so energetic. And I love your cosplay of it. Very good energy. I think that's what you do very well: conveying the right energy with your character.
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! That is amazing! How long have you been going to school for? I had no idea!

Thanks for the praise- I appreciate it a lot considering how long i've been following you too- it's rare to see you comment on DA! it means a lot to me <3
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Pienemien Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Normal 'studies' take about 4 years here. I've done a few before, but didn't finish. So I finished this animation-studies (I don't know if studies is the correct word - education-course?) and now I'm 26 and soooo through with going to school.
I am really excited to be a professional, but I am also scared shitless!

Aww thank you! I am always very happy to talk to you and hear from you as well. I think you are a very passionate person and with good energy, even over the internet I can feel this energy. It's a rare thing to find in people ^^
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I would love to talk to you about the Netherlands- I love to hear about other cultures outside of my own- mostly what your school is like! You work so hard on all your projects, it's just so inspiring- so I never stopped following you for all these years since you made art for me and my wife back in like 08. <3 Gosh has it really been that long???
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Pienemien Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Oh really? So cool ^^
My school had its ups and downs, though, since it's animation and I guess animation isn't such a money-makers in fundings here. I heard the game-art and game-development department is better, they get more funding.
But the schoolsystem in itself is a bit different from the USA. It's more focused on personal level. But I can tell you about that later in a pm, or something. I don't wanna flood your Durarara picture ^^
What I would like to tell you is that they had this gay pride week (like a whole week!) in Amsterdam a couple of weeks ago. I suddenly saw all these rainbows at Amsterdam central station and was like: Whoaaah! So cool! So that does make me kinda proud.

You say I work hard? You work hard! Look at all the costumes and wigs you make. So sweet! I think you are one of the best costume makers, having so much fun with it, giving it your own spin, really living it and well, dang. Awesome.
I am more of a behind-the-screen person. I just draw and even at that point I need to develop myself more. - I am happy to hear you like my work and have been following it. ^////^

And has it been that long? I still lived at my parents place, so it must be! I enjoyed drawing those. There was so much energy coming out of the photos, I just wanted to draw it.
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student General Artist
YOU HAVE MADE SO MUCH STUFF LOOK AT YOUR COMIC I MEAN FFPFPFTH XD

-hugs you- Thank you for all the inspiration- you need to pm me, do you have skype?
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MsJosephine Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just can´t stop loving your DRRR cosplays, they´re spot on!
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my I thought I looked very childish in comparison to the actual individual, my face is simply not long or angular enough- mind standing to look more lean and tall. <3 However the photographer really captured an angle that gave off the impression I was much taller than I was, so at the very least that was fixed!
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TheSearchForAiden Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. I really love this photo. I love that the background is extremely bright; it gives your silhouette a really great outline and makes you stand out. Also, because your body and the sign are at different angles, it gives the photo a really interesting symmetry and balance.

Oh, and I totally get your obsession.
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I am very much in love with Durarara- but I wish there was more out there to be honest, that would make me feel a lot better. I suppose one can only ask for so much! I adore Shizuo and Izaya's relationship, but to be honest all the characters have their own place for me.

I appreciate the commentary, and the praise for the way the composition is- that's all ~SNTP's handy camera work! <3
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YaoiQueen1 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Writer
You+Shizou Cosplay= Mind Blown! :3
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
You are absolutely wonderful, thank you so much- I appreciate your repeat commentary, you always have such wonderful things to say and it really gets me through my day, I can't wait to feature more things <3 it does give me motivation.
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Sheik-of-Shadow Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job! I always love the injury addage XD I am hoping during my next Shizuo shoot, to be able to have the pen in my hand ^.^
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I have a couple of canon shots I want to do in contrast to specific things in the show- I hope to complete them soon because I want to post most of them at the same time.
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Sheik-of-Shadow Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know how you feel. When I plan on things for one specific character shoot, I try to post them all at once when I do them. I have so much I wanna do for Shizuo...
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darkreilia Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
I absolutely love this location for a DRRR shoot
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I enjoyed it as well! It was quite wonderful working with such a cooperative venue, I suppose it would have been nice if we could have done more, but it was a nice night and a wonderful memory to make either way. ~SNTP did a great job - ^^
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wolfgurl14 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
You make an amazing Shizuo :D
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Awh- thank you so much, I greatly appreciate your steady commentary! I am also glad you feel this way- it makes me feel like I have done something to be admired!
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wolfatheart18 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome job ^^ :D
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I appreciate your constant commentary! Thank you again for saying so- I am flattered!
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wolfatheart18 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ur very welcome ^^ :3
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Newki-ki-kat Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Shizu-chan-aru, byon!
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
-Smiles wide- It is a good thing for everyone involved that I am not actually Shizuo XD! I do believe he dislikes that nickname greatly! Mwa hahaha <3 Thank you for the commentary as usual! <3
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Newki-ki-kat Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Shiiiiiiiiiiiizuuuuuuuuuuuu-chaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan is what a switched izaya would say-aru,byon!
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Izaaaaaaayaaaaaaa Kunnnnnn???? XD
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Newki-ki-kat Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
shizu-chan~ wanna die today?
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student General Artist
After you~flea.
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Newki-ki-kat Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Shizu-chan~ Go die. *angry smirk inserted for Izaya reasons*
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student General Artist
After you. Flea.
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Usa-chan1 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
You are such a good Shizuo!!!!!
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Aw Usa-Chan thank you very much! Honey why do you not have an icon? xD I noticed for a while now! XD Just curious no offense intended of course! It's just so much easier for me to remember people when they have one!
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Usa-chan1 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Cause, I haven't found a good one yet, :P I am putting up some cosplay pics soon so I am waiting for that.... Yup! :D
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh well I hope you get one soon! <3
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Usa-chan1 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Thanks, So Do I
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh you put one up! I like it <3
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Usa-chan1 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Thanks. :D
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh absolutely!
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LuminousFlame Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yay! more Shizuo! I love his character he's just awesome. Despite the face that he's somewhat of a jerk, but still an awesome character!
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I adore Shizuo- he's not so much of a jerk, he just has sincere rage issues he needs to devote a lot of therapy for, Izaya does not help. xD I hope he someday learns to quell his anger!!! Poor little thing! He hates violence so much too >D!
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LuminousFlame Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I think it's pretty funny how Izaya is always getting on Shizuo's nerves it makes me laugh. Its kinda funny when he gets mad.
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I don't even think Izaya needs to do anything aside from BREATH to get on Shizuo's nerves. I believe even knowing he is alive somewhere is probably in some way grating to him.
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LuminousFlame Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thats true me and my friend Sammy both agree its so ironic cause thats what we are talking about on tiny chat
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
It is honest to the character <3
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