Y’ALL THOUGHT I FORGOT. But I didn’t. *demented laughter*
International Ninja Day is on December 5, and like the mature person I am, I dressed up and took a photoshoot, and my buddy Olive did it with me! Here are my photos, but don’t forget to go see hers (linked at the bottom after mine cuz mine are clearly more important)
We’re just going to pretend that this is taken in ancient Japan and not on my front porch.
I went filter crazy and used a few different filters throughout editing but I loved each different effect so who cares. XD
You don’t know how many tries it took to get the poses right for these. Especially using the self timer on my iPhone and with no tripod (IMPROVISE, ADAPT, OVERCOME)
Last year I used an actual camera but this year I just used my iPhone because it was easier and dang, the camera on it is honestly really good.
So for the outfit, I used:
- Black long sleeve shirt
- Black elbow-sleeve cardigan
- Black leggings
- Black stretchy fabric for the mask (just a rectangular strip tied in the back, I don’t look the hood look, my hair is TOO FAB)
- Red strips of fabric for the criss-cross designs on the arms and legs and the sash/weapon belt
- Black gloves with the fingers half cut off that my sister gave me (ily sis)
- Black ankle boots with these really cool chains on the side
For the weapons, I found a DIY origami kunai knife tutorial (YouTube it) and then used a silver Sharpie to make ’em silver. Then I wrapped red strips of fabric around the handles cuz cool. I used my brother’s nunchucks too but didn’t take a lot of photos of those — I wrapped them in black fabric and the connecting part in red fabric.
For hair I just straightened it. Halfway through the shoot, I pulled it into a half-up bun and stuck my sister’s chopsticks in there.
For makeup I used a lot of eyeliner and black eyeshadow. My brother took one look at and burst out laughing at me and said I look goth. *cries* please no
I have no idea what an American flag is doing in ancient Japan so don’t ask me!
This one iPhone editing option in Portrait mode will make your photos look like they were taken in a studio so I did that then added a filter.
This is one of my FAVORITES… I have a bunch of different poses like this.
WHAT IF I SWAPPED OUT THE BACKGROUNDS FOR ACTUAL JAPANESE VILLAGE BACKGROUNDS
BRB MAKING THE MAGIC HAPPEN
Bad editing job but still cool ngl
I feel like the proportions on this are weird but I can’t figure them out : (
ANYWAY, Happy International Ninja Day! I’m a historical fiction author and have been writing about ninja for over four and a half years now and I just can’t help but be a geek :’) Why are they SO cool???
If you’d like to stay up to date with my historical novel Warfare, feel free to follow me on MyWriteClub!
Okay, now go check out my buddy Olive’s ninja photoshoot before you taste my
DIY origami kunai knife.
THAT IS SO COOL!! Ninja’s are the best, and you are an AWESOME one. 😀 😀
NINJAAA ? Thank you so so much, Arein! ?
Ooh, this was so cool!
You should publish Warfare on International Ninja Day…:)
I’m about to start writing a sci-fi and honestly I’m kind of intimidated by it…I’ve never actually done 50k, but I’m really excited about this one.
That’s such a great idea! ?
And that’s amazing! Best of luck! It doesn’t feel like it, but just do a little every day and you’ll look up one day and be like “oh my GOSH, I have so much written.” I didn’t know the word count of my first novel until seven months after I started writing it, and I was like “80,000 words already?!” Good luck!
I can see that. I mean, apparently I’ve written 90k on one of my blogs this year alone.
They really do add up without you even realizing it!
This is amazing ?
No u are ?
I’m not a ninja and you are
No you x48288490
Guys seriously Olive’s photos are so much cooler than mine go see them O_O
I did! They are awesome too. 🙂 🙂
Yayayayay *happy clap*
no u *demented laughter* :3
no u ???
Whhhhhaaat??? I”m not into any ninja stuff but you look awwwwessssommmmeeeee!!!! This is SOOOO COOL!!!!! You look AWESOME, Madi!!!!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!! This post definitely made my day so happy! 🙂
Thank you so much for reading, Victoria, even if ninja aren’t your thing!! Have a very merry Christmas and happy New Year to you, too! ?
You should have a ninja blog (hehe) lol
Wouldn’t that be fun!
Oh yes! That’s awesome!
Thanks so much, Haley!
SUCH EPICNESS AHHHHHHHH
my brother wants the link to the origami knives, they are absolutely epic and I’m gonna make him make me some XD
I spy no nunchucks :0 me wanna see nunchucks D:
ABSOLUTELY AWESOME NEENJAH POST LOOKIT U GETTING FANCY WITH EDITING
Most crazily, ~Olive
Here you go Zeke/Joel/whoever asked! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=riEvgt7AKjw
I knowwww, I didn’t take a lot of pictures with them! I don’t like them as much as shiny knives… but Russell got some that are REAL, and they look so epic, too bad it was after the photoshoot!
Thanks! Yassss ??
SO cool!!! U beautiful, gurl!!!
Awww! Thank you so so much!! ?
dudeeeeee you took these with a self timer?!?! ON A IPHONE? Don’t get me wrong I adore apple products but these are so cool ?
THANK YOUUU ??
Eeeeeep, I love every single one of these! So creative! And you did a great job on the makeup! 😀 I keep hearing about portrait mode! Is it only on new iPhones? Love you buddy! <3
Awww thank you so much Livy!! And yes, it’s on iPhone X’s and newer! It’s really nice, it will blur the background of your subject for you. Love you so much, have a merry Christmas Livy!
You look totally epic!!!
Thank you so much, Bacon!! ?
Ehhhh… I’d rather dress up as a Sith. XD XD They should create a national Sith day.
I checked out Olive’s ninja photoshoot. Lol I have those same exact shoes! And haircut -only with sideswept bangs! Same haircolor too!
Great photoshoot. It’s inspired me to try my own Sith photoshoot. XD XD
Sith are pretty fire, too. XD
Woah, that’s awesome! Y’all could be twins!
You should totally do so!
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Hi Madi! I’m Sadie from DWOD. I love the photo with the portrait mode studio one. It’s really cool.
Hey Sadie!! Thank you so much, I am so glad you like the photo!!