Alisa Christopher

quick tip today, Making a bandage for cosplay or dollmaking out of craft foam.  Doesn’t curl up and get sticky and gross like a real bandage, and will show up in your cosplay photos better.

swade-art:

Little WIP for my next design for Dota 2 stuff; an Ukiyo-e style print/shirt for Juggernaut.
Did you know that in the Japanese version of Dota 2 none of the hero names or ability names are translated?  They aren’t even in katakana, Juggernaut is just…Juggernaut (spelled with English characters).That’s a bit annoying because I wanted to put some translations in the title cartouche but there is no “official” translation.  Current plan is to use: ジャガーノート for “Juggernaut” (in the upper right) and then for the attack name directly next to it use 刃の猛威 (“fury of the blade”).So if any of you have actual Japanese language skills and have ideas or corrections to that I’d love to hear them.

So the word juggernaut is based on a version of the Hindu god Vishnu, Jagannath जगन्नाथ.  Jagannath was carted around on a huge cart under whose wheels devotees are said to have thrown themselves to be crushed.  So the English took the idea to mean something that steam rolls over everything in its path.Like many Hindu deities, there’s also Buddhist stories about Jagannath, which means there are kanji associated with his name through Chinese.  Close as I can figure, 贾甘纳特 (Jiǎ gān nà tè) would be he Chinese characters to write Jagan’nath, but that’s only a sound based way of writing it. (Which the Chinese do often use)  The characters in order mean (Merchant Sweet Accept Special).  
However, Jagannath in Hindu means “Lord of the Universe” - which in Japanese could be 天地主  (Ametsuchi-O, more of the Shinto idea of Heaven and Earth) or 法界主 (Houkai-O, which is more of a Buddhist idea of the universe).  
OR, going with the English meaning of Unstoppable/unyielding force, you could use 不屈の力 (Fukutsu no Chikara)

swade-art:

Little WIP for my next design for Dota 2 stuff; an Ukiyo-e style print/shirt for Juggernaut.

Did you know that in the Japanese version of Dota 2 none of the hero names or ability names are translated?  They aren’t even in katakana, Juggernaut is just…Juggernaut (spelled with English characters).

That’s a bit annoying because I wanted to put some translations in the title cartouche but there is no “official” translation.  Current plan is to use: ジャガーノート for “Juggernaut” (in the upper right) and then for the attack name directly next to it use 刃の猛威 (“fury of the blade”).

So if any of you have actual Japanese language skills and have ideas or corrections to that I’d love to hear them.

So the word juggernaut is based on a version of the Hindu god Vishnu, Jagannath जगन्नाथ.  Jagannath was carted around on a huge cart under whose wheels devotees are said to have thrown themselves to be crushed.  So the English took the idea to mean something that steam rolls over everything in its path.
Like many Hindu deities, there’s also Buddhist stories about Jagannath, which means there are kanji associated with his name through Chinese.  Close as I can figure, 贾甘纳特 (Jiǎ gān nà tè) would be he Chinese characters to write Jagan’nath, but that’s only a sound based way of writing it. (Which the Chinese do often use)  The characters in order mean (Merchant Sweet Accept Special).  

However, Jagannath in Hindu means “Lord of the Universe” - which in Japanese could be 天地主  (Ametsuchi-O, more of the Shinto idea of Heaven and Earth) or 法界主 (Houkai-O, which is more of a Buddhist idea of the universe).  

OR, going with the English meaning of Unstoppable/unyielding force, you could use 不屈の力 (Fukutsu no Chikara)

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I think I’m going to make an outfit (probably in miniature) based on this gorgeous character drawn by the super talented gurihiru duo.   And then maybe make a male pattern for the Iron General.

I think I’m going to make an outfit (probably in miniature) based on this gorgeous character drawn by the super talented gurihiru duo.   And then maybe make a male pattern for the Iron General.

alisachristopher:

Nearly finished making all of the wefts for my first set of doll hair.  it should be pretty obvious the character I’m making to start.  I want to make the rpg Cleric version that m2manga drew, but I’m asking permission before I start making the outfit.  I’m not sure which outfit I’d make as a back-up, possibly her Princess Serenity dress.
PS: You can get a copy of the pattern for this doll (and help me buy new embroidery software to give her an embroidered face) by chipping in at least $10 on my gofundme campaign: http://www.gofundme.com/bka7cg

m2manga informed me that freelance-sharkbaby (aka Marek Jarocki)  actually did the original design of Sailor Moon in armor.  So I’m asking Marek before I get started on the armor.

alisachristopher:

Nearly finished making all of the wefts for my first set of doll hair.  it should be pretty obvious the character I’m making to start.  I want to make the rpg Cleric version that m2manga drew, but I’m asking permission before I start making the outfit.  I’m not sure which outfit I’d make as a back-up, possibly her Princess Serenity dress.

PS: You can get a copy of the pattern for this doll (and help me buy new embroidery software to give her an embroidered face) by chipping in at least $10 on my gofundme campaign: http://www.gofundme.com/bka7cg

m2manga informed me that freelance-sharkbaby (aka Marek Jarocki)  actually did the original design of Sailor Moon in armor.  So I’m asking Marek before I get started on the armor.

Here’s the video of how I’ve been making the hair for this doll, along with a few other hair textures.
Also, I’ve started a youtube channel for things like this.

You may have already seen this on my Deviantart, but here’s a doll I made about a year and a half ago for a friend to go with an Amon costume I made him.
This is an example of the style of face I’d be able to make for my future dolls if I got new embroidery software.  You can kick in to help with that, as well as get 20% off my etsy store, and get a pattern for the doll I’m currently working on.
http://www.gofundme.com/bka7cg

You may have already seen this on my Deviantart, but here’s a doll I made about a year and a half ago for a friend to go with an Amon costume I made him.

This is an example of the style of face I’d be able to make for my future dolls if I got new embroidery software.  You can kick in to help with that, as well as get 20% off my etsy store, and get a pattern for the doll I’m currently working on.

http://www.gofundme.com/bka7cg

Anonymous said: What happened to all the money for the McNinja game? Did you and Hunter steal it?

Hey Anon, let me break down exactly where the money went.  You can make your judgement after that.

To start, our campaign got $15k gross.  We just barely made our goal, and to be perfectly honest, I now wish we had actually come up short.

Kickstarter took their cut of it, and we immediately set out fufilling rewards to the backers.  Buttons, TShirts, and Sodas.  I really wish we hadn’t done the Sodas, as on each of those backers we actually lost about $10 each from their backer level to get the sodas and have them shipped out.

We paid Chris Hastings his share of the Kickstarter money, and then divided the remaining $9k among the three of us working on the project: Hunter, Chance and I.  That’s only $3000 each.

Now, as you can figure out that $3000 is about the equivalent of working 2 months full-time at minimum wage.

Chance and I worked more than full-time on the game, and didn’t have any other jobs to supplement our income.  Chance was also supporting his girlfriend (now fiance).

Hunter, at the time, was also holding a full-time job to help out with the finances, but he came down with a horrible case of pneumonia not long after the Kickstarter ended.  Because of the pneumonia, he was unable to work at all for 4 months.

While Chance and I did make some good progress with the game, we ran into scope creep (trying to make the game as epic as the comic) and the art workload became far too much for me to keep up with.

By the end of the year, we were completely out of funds, couldn’t pay Hunter’s mortgage or car payments.  Chance got a job with Cryptozoic and that was pretty much the death knell for Fat Cat Gameworks.

Earlier this year Hunter filed for bankruptcy, having $140k in debt and only having $8 to his name with no job.  I’ve been supporting the both of us using my credit cards, which are now maxed out.  (Although we are both working again now, it will take me about 3 and a half years to zero out my cards.)

So yes, we failed at making the game we set out to make, and if you want to call that stealing, please, be my guest.

We’ve asked Chris what he thinks about releasing the game project as in, open source, to allow for someone else to pick up where we failed.

Nearly finished making all of the wefts for my first set of doll hair.  it should be pretty obvious the character I’m making to start.  I want to make the rpg Cleric version that m2manga drew, but I’m asking permission before I start making the outfit.  I’m not sure which outfit I’d make as a back-up, possibly her Princess Serenity dress.

PS: You can get a copy of the pattern for this doll (and help me buy new embroidery software to give her an embroidered face) by chipping in at least $10 on my gofundme campaign: http://www.gofundme.com/bka7cg

Nearly finished making all of the wefts for my first set of doll hair.  it should be pretty obvious the character I’m making to start.  I want to make the rpg Cleric version that m2manga drew, but I’m asking permission before I start making the outfit.  I’m not sure which outfit I’d make as a back-up, possibly her Princess Serenity dress.

PS: You can get a copy of the pattern for this doll (and help me buy new embroidery software to give her an embroidered face) by chipping in at least $10 on my gofundme campaign: http://www.gofundme.com/bka7cg

Working on hair for the doll - making the wefts myself from some yarn I bought several years back. Wouldn’t she look better with a face?
You can help me get embroidery software again by visiting my GoFundMe campaign, and even get a pattern to make a doll of your own for kicking in $10!
http://www.gofundme.com/bka7cg

Working on hair for the doll - making the wefts myself from some yarn I bought several years back. Wouldn’t she look better with a face?

You can help me get embroidery software again by visiting my GoFundMe campaign, and even get a pattern to make a doll of your own for kicking in $10!

http://www.gofundme.com/bka7cg

Before my computer died, I was working on creating some designs from Portal.  This is an example of one I managed to finish - but I won’t be able to make more until I can get new embroidery software.
I’ve started a gofundme campaign to help raise the money for the software.  If you donate at least $5 I’ll give you a coupon to use on my etsy store for 20% off any and all purchases that will never expire - and that includes these Portal themed patches when I’m able to list them!
Gofundme: http://www.gofundme.com/bka7cg
Etsy Store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AlisaChristopher

Before my computer died, I was working on creating some designs from Portal.  This is an example of one I managed to finish - but I won’t be able to make more until I can get new embroidery software.

I’ve started a gofundme campaign to help raise the money for the software.  If you donate at least $5 I’ll give you a coupon to use on my etsy store for 20% off any and all purchases that will never expire - and that includes these Portal themed patches when I’m able to list them!

Gofundme: http://www.gofundme.com/bka7cg

Etsy Store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AlisaChristopher