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Planned for 2012:

- Kallen Stadtfeld/Kozuki (Code Geass) - yellow prison dress for Manifest 2012. Have shoes, all of the fabric, draping pattern - 20%

- Alice Liddell - Mysterious East Dress - (American McGee's Alice: Madness Returns) -Supanova 2012. Have started sewing, still need more fabric and hoping to make the pepper grinder too - 30%

- Christine Daae - The Star Princess (Masquerade, The Phantom of the Opera stage version). Have purchased most of the fabric, have bought boots, stars for skirt, mask, need to dye fabric and buy more beads. Boots and skirt stars have been painted silver and started work on the skirt - hopefully will finish for Amaranth 2012 - 25%


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I've been planning to change my username for a while now (I still love that song by Within Temptation, but have decided I shouldn't have such an angsty username from when I was 16 anymore). In the end, I decided to go with my Chinese name, tan mei, it has part of my name in it at least, it's short, and it's also free as a username on a number of sites. I've just arrived back from a 7-week holiday, and one of the things I picked up was a Chinese chop seal with my Chinese name carved into it, which I wanted to use on my artwork (and also as a watermark).

I've also been meaning to get a costume page up-and-running on Facebook until I can be bothered building a real website, and I'm planning on building my graphic design website at some point as well...(I'm so lazy right now) ^^;

I haven't been active on dA for a while thanks to my final year of uni, but am hoping to put up some more cosplay-related things this year (I still have tons of photos from 2013 to sort through).

Proud to say that I have now finished my design degree in Digital Media (and now have Honours as well), after 4 long years at university! Probably going to take some time off to just work part-time at my current job, before looking for a full time job. Hoping to start some new costume projects, and I'm also in a local theatre's production of The Phantom of the Opera this June, so rehearsals are starting pretty soon! It's going to be an exciting year! :)
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  • Watching: If You Are The One
  • Playing: Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy


Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
Hello there! You may call me Cal if you wish!
I've got a Bachelor of Design with honours (majoring in Digital Media)
Don't know what I'll be doing in the future yet, but it definitely has to be creative!

Aside from graphic and digital design, I love to sew. Mainly dresses and costumes, recently got into steampunk as well and I love historical clothing. Sometimes I make plushies as well.

Since 2010, I have been regularly cosplaying, so a part of my gallery is devoted to my cosplays and costumes.

What's your favourite Adobe Creative Suite Program? 

11 deviants said Photoshop!
2 deviants said Illustrator!
2 deviants said Flash!
1 deviant said ARGH!! I HATE ADOBE!! (please comment)
No deviants said InDesign!
No deviants said Dreamweaver!
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Hannakin Mar 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks a bunch (of daisies) for the watch!
tanmei Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem! I went to your stall at the Substation Artists Market last week (and bought a few prints and cards as I thought they were lovely :)) Love your work! :heart:
Thanks for the +fav! :)
I was wondering about the Till Lindemann plush you did, I want to purchase but I saw that the last post on it was from like two years ago so I figured I should look you up. I am very serious in purchasing one or could you show me the tutorial you used for it? My fiancÚ would flip with love and I really want to get her this. Please contact me back either on here, or
mycosynth Sep 7, 2012   Photographer
I'm not stalking you :P i just stumbled across this while stalking you.. LOL :D
AVthreads Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks very much for the watch! I appreciate that a lot!
Christttiiiiiiiiine :D
Thanks for the fave!
raaawwwwr83 Feb 27, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks you for watching me! 8D 8D 8D
I shall watch you back ^^
tanmei Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've watched you because I love your comic work and illustrations, especially the R+ comics (the Richard, Olli and Schneider in a small flat series is awesome!) :)

Makes me laugh :D Thank you!
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