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A Long Way From Equestria III by Saxm13
by Saxm13

This image is incredibly realistic. Technique-wise, I love the shading and the light effects. Mandopony's OC blends in very well to the...


I 'm back from Brony Fan Fair 2012 and my first attempt at cosplay (I've been to a lot of cons over the years, but never participated like this... I blame ponies). I had a lot of fun doing it, lots of compliments and photo requests, but I also learned that I have a LONG way to go towards being a decent cosplayer. It's not that I expected to be that flashy, but I can't believe how much work I put into my costume and it still looked like I just threw it together. First thing I need to learn is HOW TO SEW PROPERLY. Also, SATIN is the wrong material to work with (my outfit surprisingly stayed together, but shredded in a few choice places leaving a trail of strings like a shedding cat or dog, how embarrassing). Fortunately, I got some really good advice on how to improve technically.

Which leads me to the bigger, yet more subtle problem I had. When people asked to take my picture, I wasn't sure what to do. Since my character of Starswirl the Bearded isn't mentioned in MLP:FIM than Twilight's Nightmare Night costume, and a mention in It's About Time, I couldn't think of what to do as far as "posing" for a picture. So I just stood there and smiled like anyone would for a normal photo. I did notice that most cosplayers really try to stay in character for their shots, but it's hard to do when you know little to nothing about the character other than how they look. It's something I need to work on.


United States
Attempting to learn the art of drawing and painting, trying to use what little musical talent I have in song, and enjoying the creative world around me.

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Anon371 Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
Happy Birthday :meow: :iconcakeplz:
JaDeDJynX Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Tristanjsolarez Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey hey hey! Thanks fer watchin!
Shinta-Girl Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the Watch
SJArt117 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Welcome to, and thanks for joining :iconrainbowdad:

I hope you have lots of fun there with these little rainbow ponies. ^^
CalicoChris Featured By Owner May 18, 2013   Digital Artist
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Ol-Sarge Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the watch!
MiniDiren Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
CalicoChris Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch :D
Leibi97 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks for the watch :dummy:
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