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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: 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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:iconyaoiyaoilover300:
yaoiyaoilover300 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
GASP THEIR BEAUTIFUL!!!!
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you very much I appreciate the support!
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:iconyaoiyaoilover300:
yaoiyaoilover300 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
yup!! ^^
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:iconpiritajenna:
piritajenna Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist
Great cosplay! Love the poses :D I'm also doing a shizuo cosplay, he's so lovable even if he is.... umm a bit agressive xD
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh thank you so much!! I'm glad you like the pictures / poses <3
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:iconjakrocker17:
jakrocker17 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is AMAZING!
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm glad you like him/me?
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:iconjakrocker17:
jakrocker17 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Both!
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:iconxxangel-schanxx:
XxAngel-SChanxX Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Whoa, the sign that says DRRRRR!!, did you photoshop that or was that real? Oo
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
-Swoons- I am so happy someone finally noticed it! It was photoshopped, originally it said Toyota! I'm glad someone took notice of all the effort into that- and as always I will strive to continue to work towards your praise. <3
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:iconxxangel-schanxx:
XxAngel-SChanxX Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
No problem. It looks soooo reaistic....amazing job ^_^
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconghaythzaflow:
GhaythZaflow Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
huuhh xD I LOVE it :'D excellent shot :D
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Why thank you! I'm glad you like the work --- I haven't seen you around here before- are you a new follower?
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:iconghaythzaflow:
GhaythZaflow Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no, I had an other name befor :'D
and I was not active :'D but now... B)

~ ♥ ~
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student General Artist
OH- so you watched me before hand? What was your previous name?
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:iconghaythzaflow:
GhaythZaflow Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
not, I discovered you now only yet :'D
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student General Artist
That is exciting- where are you from???
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:iconghaythzaflow:
GhaythZaflow Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hungary :'D
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:iconlenniimxm:
lenniimxm Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student General Artist
The perfect cosplay I ever seen, god, simply amazing (: ! LOVE IT!
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! I'm personally far from perfect in Shizuo- I wish I was more... angular in the face for him! But I appreciate the commentary!
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:iconunicornundertherain:
UnicornUnderTheRAIN Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang, the background on this image is pretty darn amazing. Very dynamic!
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes! We were lucky- the venue was really nice about it too!
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:iconlikatu:
Likatu Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
This is too awesome for words. :'D
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I am grateful you enjoy my Shizu Chan ^^;
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:icontigerstorms:
tigerstorms Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I want that sign! and totally not because i want to beat people over the head with it, i swear
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Get yer own!! YA GREEDY LAMA!!! hahaha just kidding! I would let you borrow it if we lived anywhere near each other XD
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:icontigerstorms:
tigerstorms Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah the 6+ hour drive from portland down to sfo would be a killer in just gas prices alone. then I'd also have to own a car too X.X
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh yeah shhhhh well - I mean I still <3 you!
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:icontigerstorms:
tigerstorms Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yes yes I still <3 yeah too!!!
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:iconmiraechaos:
MiraeChaos Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your cosplays are really good~ I'm amazed! ^^
Still, I was reading your comments and I must say Izaya does get some character development, especially in the last few books.
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student General Artist
-Gasps- WHERE DID YOU FIND THE LIGHT NOVEL? Can you link me please? I would read them all in like five minutes and absorb the knowledge and apply it to the future of my life with full reverence! ... that was ... really nerd way of begging. XD
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:iconmiraechaos:
MiraeChaos Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O_O I thought it was common knowledge that Anni_festa translated 4 -6 and 9 on livejournall? Other then that I have an interesting snippet from 11, which I'll try to find for you...later, and the rest I know from Durarara Wiki ><
And gosh yes, that was Nerdy~
Still love you~
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student General Artist
s;ladkjf;sldkfjaksljf REALLY ??? I have an LJ but I almost NEVER go on it- gosh it didn't even occur to me that that was a resource! OH- the embarassment!!! I don't know why this keeps happening hahaha I just always forget it! At least I have Zerochan to help me with image resource, but I'm really NOT internet savvy at all... to say the least... -face palms self-
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:iconmiraechaos:
MiraeChaos Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here, I promised you the exert from DRRR!! novel 11, right? Here it is~
[link]
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
That-was,glorious xD
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BigxT0asty Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
I love your photos of Durarara ! Please make new photoshoots of those cosplays <3
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student General Artist
There are more coming up! It's just that myself and *Antiquity-Dreams were gone for a bit to pick up more fabric, and I have a list of "must do" things that is probably longer than ten days- but I will get up the pictures as soon as I can! <3
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FUBARProductions Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
really cool. Great job framing the shot.
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Aww thank you so much! All the credit for that goes to John or Jawn- he did some serious leg work coming out there to meet us at LAX Live with such little notice! I just got an itch to take a shoot and couldn't ignore it anymore! I'm glad I did, It had been so long since I made it!!! Auuuugh so much fun too! (Except for random girl slapping my ass lol)
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:iconfubarproductions:
FUBARProductions Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Well, clearly you're awesome cosplay made her think you were actually a Shizuo, and she just couldn't resist the oppertunity to grope him. XD
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student General Artist
-Sinks my head down and face palms my laptop.-

Well she definately thought I was a guy, and she definately thought she could be hands-on with me. X.X
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EclecticManiac Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
LOVE!
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I can't wait to post up pictures of you and me and Lex and Raven, oh my god! They came out so well I think, Dani is so amazing! I miss you like GLOWING BALLS OF FIRE SHOOTING TOWARDS THE EARTH <3<3<3<3

Do you like the night shoot so far? XD hehehe. I know you liked the gif. XD
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EclecticManiac Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
I love the night shoot! hahaha, it's fantastic! And yes, Dani's photos are made of love <33 Don't have internet here yet except for starbucks XD but I'll post things when I get it! I LOVE UUUUUUUUUUU
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
We're editing photos and I'll post them up as we go- changing lighting and such- super excited to put up the ones of you and me xD
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:iconeclecticmaniac:
EclecticManiac Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
yay!! :D I love the ones of you and meeeeeee
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I do too!!! they turned out so well! Danny is amazing!
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xXmusiclover001Xx Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
sexy! GREAT cosplay! :)
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Ahahaha thank you!
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