Balancing Squatsuke Chronicles Episode 2: Squatsuke and the Tower of Tuna
While waiting for dinner one night, we tried balancing random food items on Squatsuke. We actually got up to 5 cans but before we could get a photo, a titan walked into the room and the glorious tower collapsed.
There is still much in the world left to balance…
Balancing Squatsuke Chronicles Episode 1
A treasure found during my travels. EVIL GOD BALANCING SQUATSUKE YOU ARE MINE
Know Your Meme: Balancing Sasuke
I tested his skill by making him balance my metal kunai on his hair. Truly, he is worthy of his name.
Thanks a lot, Anon! But umm, I think there may be a bit of misunderstanding about what Tux Team is. Eheheh. It’s a common misconception and we get asked similar questions a lot, so I’ll talk a bit about it.
Okay, so. We’re not really like, a proper organization or a “cosplay guild” or whatever like other people’s groups may be. Tux Team is just a silly name we use to collectively refer to our little group of friends. It’s just easier to say “cosplay by Tux Team” as compared to “cosplay by [insert one of our names] and friends”. We can use TuxTeam.net for our photo watermarks so people know where to go if they want to see more stuff. It’s a lot simpler than cosplaybyjinandfriends.com, right?
There isn’t even a proper roster, hahah. We don’t really take members or apprentices because none of us started out in our group that way.
When people offer to be assistants or something of the sort, we get far too embarrassed to accept because we don’t believe in treating someone like a subordinate and it just wouldn’t feel right. We don’t have a system, we don’t believe in any sort of ranking, and we don’t train people because we actually don’t take cosplay all that seriously (GASP!) hahah.
Seriously, we are just a bunch of butts I mean look:
We can’t comprehend how people seem to think that being part of Tux Team is some status symbol or whatever. Come on, we’re not into that.
We’re just a regular group of people who had for one reason or another ended up as friends, even outside of cosplay. It just so happens that we share these interests, and we help each other out when we can because it’s something we like to do as friends. When we meet up to work on costumes together, the actual crafting is only secondary to wanting to just hang out and enjoy each other’s company. That’s how we roll.
Pursue sincere bonds and meaningful relationships with people! When you find people you can connect with even without the costumes and junk, I think those are the people you want to share this hobby with.
I understand how that’s not the easiest thing in the world for some people. I started out with just one friend who would cosplay with me. But hey, I just went out there and had fun and kept true to myself, and one by one I met all these wonderful other comrades. You can do it too. :)
Q:Hey Jin, I just wanted to ask your thoughts on Gerard's new comic he's releasing about the Kill Joys? As an artist, Gerard and MCR fan it would be interesting to hear your thoughts (: Are you going to follow it?
I enjoyed the quirky aesthetic of California 2019 from what we’ve seen from Danger Days, so I was thrilled about the news of a Killjoys comic! I tend to condition myself to have no expectations and just wait for things to be released before judging them, but yeah I plan to give it a shot! :D
Q:I think as a tumblr-group, we're pretty good at paying each other compliments, but we're kind of terrible at being kind about ourselves. So what's the one thing you're proud of/like about yourself?
I’m kind of terrible about accepting compliments, and I had to take a moment to think about this.
I guess I’d have to say that I’m quite proud that I have grown into a relentless optimist. I was quite the opposite in the past. But I guess after hitting rock bottom, there’s nowhere to go but up!
I mean, of course I am still human and have my moments when I waver, but at the end of the day I just can’t help holding on to hope and carrying on with a smile.
I thrive on positive energy and I think that’s what has come to lead me to the people I am most thankful for in my life, who share this with me. And I think it may also be one of the reasons that the awesome people who follow me (whether on deviantART or Facebook or all my other sites) have stuck by me all this time. I am grateful they give me their time and allow me to make them laugh and inspire them. :)
Thank you for the insightful question!
Q:Hey Jin. Just wanted to tell you that I'm a reeeeeally big fan (butjusttoomuchofawusstoadmitit). I seriously ADORE practically all of your (and the team's) Naruto cosplay, especially the 614-615 you guys made. Oh man, I cried manly tears yo. Please keep up the good work! :D
Aw, thank you so much! No shame in manly tears, yo!
On the topic of our Chapter 614-615 shoot, here is a special photo for you. Neji after the shoot, eating chicken at a convenience store with his bloody makeup still on. Hahah!
Q:How do you feel about MCR breaking up?
I looked at my signed photo of them and thought, “Wow I am going to miss them.”
But you know, I can’t say that I’m not okay. I thought I would be more upset, but somehow all I feel is a quiet acceptance. I am thankful to have had the chance to let their music grab hold of my heart and make me stronger. I am happy to have loved their songs, their ideals, and the band members as human beings. I am grateful to have shared this love with my friends.
Gerard’s letter about the breakup was a beautiful ending.
While it is sad to think that were will be no more new songs or music videos or tours or even pictures of them goofing around on the road to look forward to, I feel that they’ve already given so much love and reassurance and inspiration that there is not much to regret. And if they felt that it was time to say goodbye, one of the ways I could show my gratitude for what they have done for me is to respect their decision. I truly wish them and their beautiful families all the happiness in the world.
They will keep marching on in my heart, and I’ll be carrying on because of them.