[ENG/RUS] ⠀ We’re setting up all stuff for Lisa shooting, and while I’ve been working with concept, this whole project reminded me about Triss Merigold. Sorceress, books... All this stuff sounds pretty similar 😂 ⠀ I hope you will like idea that we prepared for this cosplay, so stay tuned! ⠀ ___ ⠀ Чем больше я работала над косплеем Лизы, тем больше она напоминала мне о Трисс Меригодьд, сделанной в 2018 году. Чародейка, книги... Лейтмотив немножко очевиден 😅 ⠀ Надеюсь, мне повезёт избежать самоплагиат, и наша съёмка расскажет совсем другую историю о другом персонаже. И надеюсь, вам она понравится!
Cosplay of Tifa was my first cosplay project of 2020. I didn't plan to do her firstly, yet decided to make some easy costume for conventions... And fell too deeply into Final Fantasy world, hehehe. Honestly, I don't regret that. It's cool to be inspired by some story, especially if you are adult one. ⠀ BTW, Tifa Lockhart props are still available in stock at our studio store. Let me know if you'd like to pick them up!
We did it! Sophie Hatter DIY guide is available for sale! ⠀ Product includes full step by step tutorial and patterns for dress in five different sizes. Whole product is fully digitalized and available for sale with an instant download option. Working with this guide ate half of December and all winter holidays, yet now I’m sure that product is fully completed, and I really outdid myself with the project. ⠀ Now it’s time to work with Witcher Lingerie patterns remake, and god, I’m already feeling this pain! Wish me luck with the whole guide, patterns, digitalisation process and set up of all tutorials, and new things that I will need to learn about guide making. I secretly hope to delegate it in nearest future, yet it seems that I need to learn everything firstly by myself, hehe ⠀ __________________________ ⠀ После месяца работы гайд по платью Софи доступен для продажи. ⠀ Продукт включает в себя пошаговый процесс создания костюма, комплект цифровых лекал в пяти разных размерах, и набор рекомендаций по печати, выбору ткани, набору инструментов, и прочим радостям жизни. И есть кстати русская версия. Потому что я любопытный :,) ⠀ На гайд ушло много сил. Больше, чем я планировала. Он напомнил мне о том, насколько же сильно косплей развивает многозадачность, когда ты успеваешь освоить всё, от технологии создания костюма до верстки и перевода. Но итоговым продуктом я горжусь. Хотя мокапы до конца жизни буду ненавидеть. ⠀ Дальше в планах лежит переделка лекал на Белье Ведьмака. Это был первый продукт в линейке цифровых товаров, и сейчас я понимаю, что он нуждается в переделке. Надеюсь, что любимое бельишко сожрет меньше сил, чем платье, и уже в феврале мы сможем снова открыть на него продажи. ⠀ Хочется про многое сказать. Про опыт делегирования, про дурацкую привычку “Аа-а-а-ай, дай сюда, я лучше знаю!”, про холодный ужас перфекционизма… Но про это хочется как-нибудь в следующий раз.
This summer I made an additional page @fenyachan, where I planned to test some hypotheses about Instagram algorithms, look over visual trends, and throw any random content, which I can’t insert easily here. I guess now I slowly gonna start it’s promotion, and will move part of my sensual content there. ⠀ I don’t drop my main page, no worries! I just want to try out new techniques and look over promotion of freshly done pages, as well as compare activity to stats of my main profile. I plan to promote it as a classic model page, and will share here any insights about promotion, if any of them will appear. ⠀ So if you love to see additional content from me, feel free to follow @fenyachan, since I try to post daily there! Will see how it gonna grow, as this is very curious experiment for me. ⠀ ______________________________ ⠀ Этим летом я загенерила дополнительную страничку, и назвала её @fenyachan. Мне хотелось протестировать ряд гипотез относительно виральности контента, и проверять там отклик от контента, который по моему мнению не дотягивал до уровня главной страницы. И сейчас я начинаю потихоньку перетаскивать туда всякий похабненький контент и запускать продвижение этой странички. ⠀ Я не планирую бросать этот блог. Мне просто хочется затестить новые методики продвижения и сравнить развитие двух страниц. Да и людей путать не хочется. Если еще год назад мне казалось, что совмещать секси контент с текстами про работу это классно и вкусно, то сейчас статистика не даст соврать - я не умею держать баланс. Можно было бы обвинить клятый Инстаграм, но если честно, стоит или крестик снять, или трусы надеть, как в том анекдоте. ⠀ Так что если вам нравятся всякие женщины в белье и другие штуки, то милости прошу ко второму шалашу @fenyachan. Я как раз пощу там ежедневно, а тут попутно постараюсь делиться с вами информацией относительно роста аккаунта, если таковая появится конечно. ⠀ Ну и если вам хочется почитать больше текстов на русском, то они всегда лежат в моей Телеге.
Whenever anyone thinks about starting a new business, he calculates and plans his own spending. Yet when things go about personal resources, we plan our goals like real energetic millionaires. ⠀ We're gonna lose 20 kilos! We're gonna write ten books! We will visit 20 countries, no matter COVID and our financial resources! We’re gonna raise up successful business and become millionaires! We're gonna make our own movie! And it's gonna be a blockbuster! We’re gonna dream day and night about those achievements and will end this year in another wave of frustration, as we never had enough energy to achieve any of these goals. ⠀ The worst part for me is that any magazine or book tells me: you should dream big! You should set up big goals! Small dreams are needed for small people, and you are a big person! You are not like OTHERS, you are unique, so just believe, and live will bring you everything you need for achievement of your goal! And never forget to dream, to take energetic credits from your daydreaming, and spend them without solid planning! And all this cycle makes us more and more frustrated. ⠀ Only a year ago I realized that it's fine to have small goals. That any achieved goal brings me new energy, that I can invest wisely into new projects. 2020 was the first year that I've met without frustration. And I believe that modesty was my key to success. I still dream about big things. I dream to have big and successful production with hundreds of employers. I dream to see the logo of my company over big cities in the East and West. My dreams give me credit for energy. But I invest this energy into small goals, that won't take everything that I have. ⠀ Someone will achieve his goals, but will spend everything that he has. Someone will end up in frustration, as he took more than he was able to achieve. Yet someone will achieve small goals and become happier. And will keep moving forward. Slowly, step by step. And I believe that this is key to success.
My biggest fails of 2020 ⠀ I know how irritating it is to read about endless successes at the end of the year. Yes, it's good to finalize your work in some periods (and New Year is a great period), but people speak usually only about good things. So let me split this tension and tell you a bit about my biggest failures! ⠀ I don't put any rating here, so you can decide on your own, which failure is the best! ⠀ ▶️ When 2020 started, I promised myself that I gonna reach 200 000 followers within this year. I met 100 000 in January. Now it's December... And I have 102 000 followers. You know this feeling, right? 🤡 ▶️ I opened a store on Shopify and planned to sell there prints and HD sets. Now it even doesn't cover monthly payments for store running. In these moments I ask myself about my own business skills, cause you know... 😂 ▶️ This year I also made a few sets for Patreon, as I needed money for upcoming projects. I spent more than I gained. This happened 3 times. Very successful entrepreneur! ▶️ As I wanted to start print sale, I put some prints for pre orders in my store, being sure that the best prints will get many sales, so I'll know which I will need to print in stock. And all my sales were for different prints. I've been struggling with printing all of those. Hope in 2021 print practice will become more successful (and less stressful). ▶️While all other creators were separating their model and personal pages, I decided to be the cleverest one and tried to mix this page as personal blog and Patreon promotion. Guess who got failed here? Every successful model post brings me unfollows, as well as any personal post. Why? Cause followers see this in their feed and think like "Whaaaat? That's not a thing that I'd supposed to follow". So starting from 2021 I'll put every sensual content on additional page and will leave this place as my personal blog. There are creators who can combine both, but I'm not one of them 🤧 ⠀ Feeling better now? Now let me know your favorite fail in comment section! And let me know what do you think about costest of Uraraka too!
Merry Christmas. Guess it's time to finalize everything we learnt this year. I put my own thoughts about everything we went through in stories. Maybe gonna update this post as well. ⠀ Just want to summarize few things here. Don't betray yourself for others. Don't wear crown and see yourself honestly, with all merits and demerits. Don't be too demanding to yourself. And don't let anyone kill your inner flame. Your passion should be your honor. And it should never be your shame. ⠀ Guess this evening I'll spend with my family. Hope you gonna also spend it great!
Fun fact: Lenore was my biggest project of this year, and now I can't show you 70% of shooting, as it violates rules of almost all social media platforms 😂 I am genius content manager, I know. Yet there are plenty of cool shots, that I can post without hesitate. Hope you will like them! ⠀ BTW, Lenore dress is open for repeats in our store. You can get separate dress or full set with accessories added. Check up our studio store at @fdcosplaystudio to book your slot!
When we've started our business in 2015, I was sure, that it gonna rise quickly. Internet was full of successful entrepreneur’s stories, made without any effort. I felt myself pretty lucky and talented, so I was sure that we will get on the same level pretty fast. I planned to get my first million dollars before 26, become producer in Hollywood before 30 and basically achieve any life goals before my 30's. ⠀ Oh god, how naïve I've been 😅 ⠀ Building of business wasn't easy at all. And more important, it wasn't fast. Months passed, then passed years, yet I didn't got my easy earned million dollars, didn't move to United States, didn't manage billionaire company. Believe me, I've tried my best. I worked as crazy. And didn't enjoy my life at all. I've been struggling that my results are not good enough. This feeling was with me all the time. At gym, at work, at business events, at cosplay conventions... ⠀ I'm trying my best, but still can't achieve any goals. Am I THAT bad? Am I THAT useless? ⠀ And only few years ago I started to get, how things work in real world. How real people look like. Yes, I am regular person. Yes, there are more talented people. But this doesn't make me bad at all. Life is about getting to some goal. But it's not about endless running and self hate due to personal regularity. ⠀ We were learnt to live with heightened self-esteem. We were learnt to see ourselves as unknown geniuses, who are able to achieve any goal. And acceptation of personal regularity is the worst thing for nowadays person, who been watching endless movies about chosen characters and not-like-others princesses. But it's good to be regular. It's good to have space for growth, that you can enjoy. ⠀ I stopped my endless marathon. I have my own goals and still believe, that will become millionaire with cosplay related company. Yet I feel good with having small business, with my slow organic growth, with my regular job and small steps, that our company does every day. I love to achieve my goals. But I also enjoy my life day after day. And that's one of the most important lessons that I learnt in my twenties.
After Vampire the Masquerade phase cosplay of Lenore was my blessing. ⠀ I've been obsessed with setting when I was 19-20 years old. Still keep some book with all rules, groups and traditions of World of Darkness. I wrote all information in my own notepads to memorize them well and still remember some guide lines. And honestly, this really helped my social skills. Even if this is just a game, it still brings proper understanding of communication between people. You learn to look at social life as to chess game, where you can use many strategies and read tactics of people who play with you. And also you learn about dark parts of social life. We never speak about them, yet they still exist. I was lucky to try them out as part of game before they happened in real life. ⠀ Speaking about Lenore - her character was really nice, even if it wasn't that deep. She was too direct with her manipulations, and that's not very good thing (especially for one who got name Diplomat). Speaking about Vampire the Masquerade... What shall be clan of Lenore, if it was game setting? I'm thinking about Lasombra. Or maybe Toreador. I've been also thinking about Ventrue, but she doesn't have that dominative energy. ⠀ But anyway, what's your prediction about her? ⠀ ________________________ ⠀ Credits: ⠀ Photo by @alexbootsman Costume by @fdcosplaystudio Wig by @natsumi_cosplay
Hey friends! Just wanted to thank you all for such great feedback towards our Howl's Moving Castle cosplay! ⠀ Honestly, would never expect that family friendly content may blow on this page. And will help me meet so many new people. And yes, I can always tell, that this project will have big meaning for our team... Yet your support is also super motivating. And means a lot for me and our team. ⠀ Still don't know how gonna combine it with future content like Lenore, but anyway, I'm happy to have you here! Will try to tell a bit more about my work and our team in next posts, hope you will enjoy!
How I can deal with negativity? ⠀ Dealing with hate speeches never was easy. I've been crying a lot because of hate comments. And many other artists were crying as well. That's why I did this post with some thoughts about dealing with hate and negativity. This is experimental post in new format, and I spent for it way too much time... So will see, how it gonna work out 😊 ⠀ If you like this format, let me know in comments. I love this type of content, but still not sure about my community. Also, currently looking for translator from Russian to English. PM me please, if you are interested.
Honey Bee Inn Tifa Cosplay by @fenixfatalist ⠀ I was surprised to see that Honey Bee Tifa won in my Friday poll! I was sure that original one will be on spot, yet you played me guys! ⠀ Also, I finally updated my Patreon, so you can get new this set, as well as bunch of video, selfies and other digital goodies 💅🏻 ⠀ Photo by @alexbootsman Costume by @fdcosplaystudio
Entering to Witchtober with @dress_art_mystery! Can you guess how old I am on these pics? I've firstly met girls from Dress Art Mystery in my early 16. That time I've been starting my cosplay journey, and they were doing amazing costumes for LARP events and balls. I've been looking to their incredible dresses and was dreaming that one day I gonna wear them as proud model. I've been dreaming to get one dress. Yet I got more then 10 various pieces and costumes. Lot of them were created in collaboration. Many of my classic sets, like Nier Automata, Triss Merigold, Red Queen and Aloy were created in collaboration with these amazing ladies. Still feel doubt? They made my wedding dress. I think this is the highest quality mark for any dress brand 😌 I think that my idea of FD Cosplay Studio been inspired a lot by professionalism of @dress_art_mystery. Yet if our team works upon cosplay projects, DAM focus mainly on Victorian and Fantasy dresses. Strict corsets, heavy skirts, giant sleeves and beautiful fantasy pieces - that's all you can find in designs of Dress Art Mystery brand. Usually schedule of DAM is booked for 4-6 months, yet now they make special offer for their partners. Girls set up new bundles, where you can get dress with headpiece and get over 100 USD out! Also, my followers may get the hottest spots with secret password "Xmas with Fenix" - just tell this magic spell, and your queue line will become shorter up to 3 months. To see more designs from Dress Art Mystery check please my new stories! This brand means a lot for me and will always mean. So if you love my content and witchery aesthetics, go follow @dress_art_mystery account and support their brand with likes and savings of best costume designs! And if this post will collect 2000 likes, I will show you all our projects, made together, and will tell best stories about our work. Hope you gonna support our partnership as much as you support my creations. Costume by @dress_art_mystery Photo by @eva_davidova_photo
When I prepare new projects, it will be cool to remind myself about Tifa Lockhart project ☺️ ⠀ Check up first comment to see all credits to creators who helped me with this cosplay!
I don't like to work with insecure people ⠀ Within art community we have endless groups of people, who struggle due to their insecurity. And when you firstly meet this type of creator, you naturally want to support them - cause that's how human empathy works. They usually claim huge self hate towards themselves, they struggle a lot due to anxiety, and they feel happy as children when you give them any support. It's natural for normal person to support insecure people - as we are sure, that with our help they can become happier and see themselves in a more realistic (and better way). ⠀ I also though, that insecure people need my help. That I need to support them with good offers, with kind words, with any help that I can provide as manager and producer. Yet this was a mistake. I used to wear crown of rescuer and paid a lot for that. ⠀ Insecure people never have any pic of themselves in their own eyes. They are blind over their own persona, that's why they behave that way - they never feel their own possibilities and borders, what their do and don't. They are scared to be aggressive or proud over their own actions, as they have no idea, will that be good or not that much. Their own picture is formed within words of people, who surround them. And that's why any kind feedback can transform them into horrible beasts. ⠀ I've seen that a lot, when we used to do casting calls for events. I've seen this horrific transformation from humble girl, who was happy to get job offer, to bitch1n' princess, who was ready to wake up manager at deep night as she wanted to change her working schedule due to after-con party. As you rate insecure person this high, she can now behave bad, right? Her cost is high, so she can be late for work, insult manager and ignore warnings from customer - and all that gonna be excused. ⠀ We're getting out of Instagram limits, so swipe to read full text.
Every time I promise myself: okey, this gonna be last fanservice shooting. And every time I fail this promise 🤣 ⠀ Will be curious how I gonna combine this set with other upcoming pics from our autumn shooting. But honestly, this Tifa look has some funny background story. I wanna tell it in stories if we gonna achieve 5k likes here until tomorrow. Let’s see how curious you gonna be! ⠀ Special thanx to all girls who helped me to make this set, you are best ones 💖 ⠀ Photo by @kirawintercosplay Edit by @envytheone Props by @fdcosplaystudio
Teaser Post - Lenore from Castlevania series ⠀ As a fan of Vampire the Masquerade series, I was extremely happy to see character of my type in new Netflix series. Your feedback for costest was incredible, so I was pretty motivated to make full version. And hope that you gonna like final result! On Twitter I already posted full teaser for her, but sadly it can't be posted here (too violent for family friendly platform hahaha). ⠀ Costume was done at our studio and will be open for repeats. And also we put on sale her accessories - you can get last set, which is available in stock! Next ones will be made only in late December, so if you planned to get your set before New Year, it's best time to grab last piece ~
Howl's Moving Castle - Teaser and Updates ⠀ I'm pretty sure some of you seen this pic at our studio account, but my seduction about posting it here was too big. Hope you will excuse me this pic spam! I know, this work is a bit unusual for my account, but I think this is my favorite work now from 2020 and 2019 years. Especially cause we finally did some good family cosplay - I always wanted to make something together with @serhii.sparda ⠀ This project was very demanding on all steps, especially cause it gonna bring to @fdcosplaystudio many new products, and partly they are very new for our crew. Some of them are already available at our studio store, you can check my stories to see them all! They also include very fresh thing - pre sale for guide and patterns! It's very new stuff for our team, yet I got requests about tutorial for Sophie dress, so we decided to try it out! ⠀ Will be curious to see your feedback towards our work. I know that my content is kinda different from this work, but honestly, this is something that I'd like to create more in the nearest future. So hope you support it as much as I do ❤️ ⠀ PS - Don't forget to check pinned comment for all credits!
АНОНС ЛЕКЦИИ ОТ OBJEKTICON - 21 ноября, 15:00 ⠀ Раз в сотню лет и палка стреляет, а я размещаю пост на русском языке. В этот раз спешу сообщить, что уже в эту субботу в рамках онлайн ивента OBJEKTiCON я буду выступать с лекцией о вечном, о любимом, о главном - о социальных сетях и маркетинге. В рамках лекции мы будем разбирать понятие личного бренда и его работу в рамках любимого нами Инстаграма, а еще не менее любимого Фейсбука, Реддитоса, Твиттера и бог весть чего еще. Попутно зацепим работу Этсей и особенности его внутреннего трафика. ⠀ Теперь кратко о том, чё у нас в программе: ⠀ ▶️ Разберем общие понятия личного бренда. Пробежимся по экосистеме соц. сеток, понятию переливки трафика, а заодно разберемся, кому вообще нужен личный бренд, и как может отличаться стратегия роста в зависимости от ваших целей. А еще разберемся, можно ли балансировать между разными гранями, чтобы и с патреона деньги качать, и коммишены на костюмы успевать обрабатывать. ⠀ ▶️ Обозначим основные инструменты продвижения - как платные, так и бесплатные. Давать я всё планирую в акценте на западный рынок, где всё еще есть тот самый органический трафик. Классические методы роста, принятые в СНГ, мы если и разберем, то очень бегло, так как на нашем рынке работают другие правила. ⠀ ▶️ Получим доступ к основным инструментам аналитики роста. Вы сможете пользоваться ими как для анализа своего аккаунта, так и для разбора конкурентов. Маркетинг это во многом про цифры, так что будет полезно разобрать самые популярные калькуляторы расчета эффективности. ⠀ Ну и про бизнес немного побазарим, куда же без этого. Как известно, криэйтор я процентов на тридцать, а в остальном обычный менеджер, содержащий маленький бизнес. А бизнес - это всегда интересно. Иногда смешно, иногда грустно, но всегда интересно. ⠀ Мероприятие будет проходить на фейсбуке, ссылку я закинула в шапку профиля (первый линк). Ну и если вы давно хотели спросить чета про социалки, то можно накидать вопросиков под этим постом - самые интересные я постараюсь разобрать в рамках лектория.