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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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:iconkyuubiuchimaki059:
KyuubiUchimaki059 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
LOL. GORGEOUS. And yes, I remember Bard saying "All you gotta do is hold it. And when they realize you aren't gonna light it? Get the fuck outta there because the figured out your secret!" (or something of the sort lol)

AHHHH DRRR! Love it so muchhhhh
I cosplayed as Izaya once, and plan on getting the actual coat online (as opposed to the one that i sewed the fuzzy on and it's coming off -_-)
:D
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Awwww omg yea that was so totally random xkdjfkalfj
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KyuubiUchimaki059 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I NEED TO TRY IT NOW. JUST. IN THE CITY WHERE NO ONE EVER SEES ME EVER AGAIN. AND IF THEY DO THEY STEER CLEAR INSTEAD OF ARRESTING ME. YEAH
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Hahahaha fair xD
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:iconkyuubiuchimaki059:
KyuubiUchimaki059 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
an' you don't smoke right?
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh man no I don't smoke at all. I think I bought the EXACT pack that Shizuo does though just for the cosplay.........

Shoot where did I put those?~?~?~
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KyuubiUchimaki059 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
GREAT!! STAY HEALTHY. DONT DIE. :D

Haha wow, cool. XD THAT'S DEDICATION

Til ya lose em... XDD
Whoops, Hope you find em! :)
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student General Artist
I WILL NEVER DIE
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:iconnaoki-kaulitz:
naoki-kaulitz Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Photographer
Once again, looking like a boss. All you have to do is hold the cigarette, just like Bard said!!! And that's what I tell everyone in school.
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha and that's the way you don't get cancer!
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:iconnaoki-kaulitz:
naoki-kaulitz Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Photographer
If only mommy and daddy would listen... :(
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Awww.... that is the saddest thing i've ever heard honey. I wish they would too -hugs-
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naoki-kaulitz Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you, Naru. -hugs back-

It's not all that bad though. Both of them love me and my big sister very much. We only live with mommy because they divorced when I was a baby. But daddy didn't leave because of us. Only because they couldn't agree with most things. Daddy is still a part of our lives and always wants to be.

Fortunately, after our visit in Kentucky, he says he wants to stop. And I don't deny him trying not to quit. So that's one good thing. Let's hope mommy tries to quit soon, too.
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Aw that's a good father.

I hope they do quit some day- and I hope you guys can all become really at least amicable!
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naoki-kaulitz Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student Photographer
Meeeeh, I guess you could say we're all at least able to get along when we get together.
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Well I hope so!
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NeoCaptain Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Perfection! Just... ALL OF IT! The costumes, the poses, the photograph... Just fantastic! <3
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Awwww thank you i'm glad you like it so much! There's more pictures coming up soon yes!
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NeoCaptain Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, super! :D Looking forward to it!
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student General Artist
<3
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Kitsune-Naruto-Kun Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
If I could marry this photo, I would. @__@
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my god lol I love awkward commentary like this <3
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BlizzardSnowstorm Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
amazing
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Baw you are too kind ! Thank you very much I'm glad you think so!
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kuroriiu44 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
One word: Awesome!!
Everything, the style, the pose, the background [link]
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Aw thank you so much i'm glad you really enjoy it! I wish I could do more and faster, need to work harder and stronger...now I just sound like Daft Punk... thanks a bunch and a lot and lots of love! Every comment counts!
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MiraeChaos Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your Durarara cosplays are just.. Hn >///<
Every singly picture you upload is so awesome O_O
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my god your icon looks like Kanra's icon from the chat rooms in Durarara XD that's really ironic. Thanks that you think so I'm really flattered that you feel this way! If it wasn't for :iconsntp: and :iconninjagal6: and my beautiful wife, it wouldn't be ever remotely this beautiful!!!
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MiraeChaos Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah yes~ I'm so DRRR obsessed I made my own icon ><
But you guys are absolutely amazing cosplayers, and my compliments at your photographer for catching the drama perfectly.
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student General Artist
I love it- I'm glad I recognized it. I enjoy the look of it immensely so- wanna know a secret? -gets up close to your ear and whispers- right now i'm working on this [link]
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:iconmiraechaos:
MiraeChaos Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMFG Seriously.. God that'll look so nice on you~
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm done with the first part of the shirt, now I need to dye it pink- and put some buttons on it. Once that's done I'm going to work on the coat and lining it- I'm so excited to get to work on the head phones, I want to use EL Wire to make the wire light up, and coil it into the head phone with plastic pink wrap to make it light up as well, although I am hoping it won't look too tacky!

I cannot waiiiiit.
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MiraeChaos Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW.. so complicated. It sounds like it'll look seriously cool!
All I can do it stitch things together ._. On a good day that is.
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student General Artist
It's really not that complicated, I already have tools to make it light up, and I just need to figure out how to sauder el wire so that I can connect it to a portable light source.
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tenderheartedthorn Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
god this is amazing!
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you I appreciate it!
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tenderheartedthorn Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
welcome :)
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:iconemuchansan:
emuchansan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
perfect human beings,you both!XD :heart:
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student General Artist
AWWW thank you! That is so complementary! <3 I'm glad you think so highly of us!
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emuchansan Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
that's how i am :D :D oh and btw,have you and Raven cosplayed Fairy Tail yet? :D
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student General Artist
No lol- I haven't!
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:iconemuchansan:
emuchansan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
you guys should :D the character in Fairy Tail is funny :D
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student General Artist
I'll think about reading it! I've been asked to do it before...I don't know when I would find time but I will hurry up with Delic in order to do it?
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emuchansan Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
hehehe :D that would be so awesome if you cosplayed Natsu from Fairy Tail :D :D
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supernovadobe Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I would have to look into it first, right now I'm cosplaying something that I have to learn a lot about in order to do so i'm backed up on costumes and learning about manga and anime- but maybe i can tell my wife in the future and we can think about it!
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immortal-night Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
love!
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Awww thank you! <3
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observer21 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Added straight to favorites, Wonderful Per useally
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:iconsupernovadobe:
supernovadobe Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Awww you are just a lovable doll- thank you for the support! I appreciate it per usually! <3
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