Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Photography / Professional Core Member Arielle (Ari)Female/United States Group :iconacparadise: ACParadise
Recent Activity
Deviant for 9 Years
2 Month Core Membership
Statistics 336 Deviations 5,641 Comments 92,437 Pageviews

Newest Deviations


Now we can stay all day in the sun by xRikku-chanx
Now we can stay all day in the sun
This watery gown Ariel wears during the ending was made by :icontherestless88:. It has hundreds of hand placed crystals cascading down like water droplets. More crystals will be added for another shoot in the Spring! We threw the fabric on me and draped the pattern from scratch. A true work of love!!

The wig was styled by :iconxrikku-chanx:! Lots of teasing, heat treatment, and Got2bGlued!

Photographer- Danny of TotallyToasty
Editing- :iconxrikku-chanx:
Lighting Assist- :icontherestless88:

Now I can be...Part of your world by xRikku-chanx
Kotori x Umi Makeup Test! by xRikku-chanx
Kotori x Umi Makeup Test!
Did a makeup test last week for :icontherestless88: and I's Kotori and Umi costumes! We were going to see the Chicago showing of the Love Live! movie!! Sadly....we had to miss the event XP
I think I finally found lashes that I like for these idol cuties!
....and I do NOT suit Umi XP
Kotori Minami by xRikku-chanx
Kotori Minami
Felt very Jpop-y in this outfit!

Kotori Minami from Love Live! School Idol Project
Anime Opening / Bokura Wa Ima No Naka De

Costume altering by :icontherestless88: and :iconxrikku-chanx:
Wig styled by :iconxrikku-chanx:
Photo by Danny of TotallyToasty
Editing by :iconxrikku-chanx:
Me and the other me by xRikku-chanx
Me and the other me
Freya- :icontherestless88:
Chii- :iconxrikku-chanx:
Wigs styled by me
Skirts by Bodyline, Lolita coords assembled from our wardrobes!

Photo- Danny on behalf of TotallyToasty
Editing- me
Acen 2015
Now I can be...Part of your world by xRikku-chanx
Now I can be...Part of your world
This watery gown was made by :icontherestless88:. It has hundreds of hand placed crystals cascading down like water droplets. We threw the fabric on me and draped the pattern from scratch. A true work of love!!

The wig was styled by :iconxrikku-chanx:! Lots of teasing, heat treatment, and Got2bGlued!

We drove an hour to my parent's house in Wisconsin very early in the morning to catch the beautiful early light. A layer of fog hovered over the water making for such pretty soft, diffused light!

Photographer- Danny of TotallyToasty
Editing- :iconxrikku-chanx:
Lighting Assist- :icontherestless88:


Arielle (Ari)
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
**Co-owner of TotallyToasty with my darling :iconhiyoko-chan:
Like TotallyToasty on FB for updates:

Name: Arielle (Ari)
Alias: TotallyToastyAri / Rikku-chan
Age: 25
Residence: Chicago
Occupation: Manager at Anthropologie / Freelance Fashion Photographer
Citizenship: American/French
Horoscope: Aquarius
BFA Photography
Hobbies: Cosplay, fashion, traveling, mandolin
Favorite Animal: Ducks, songbirds, foxes, owls, and cats
Favorite thing: Bottled Starbucks mochas <3
Photography website:

**Please visit my other account :iconariellemarie: for my photography / art. This account is strictly cosplay!!

Thinking of doing a Kiriban contest for 70,000!! (which is...holy CRAP AMAZING *-* thank you!) What kind of prizes would you guys be interested in?? (I'll probably choose two to do!) 

18 deviants said Autographed 8x10 print of your choice of costumes I have hi res photos of. (I've actually gotten numerous requests for autographed prints, which really amazes me O_O <3)
13 deviants said Journal feature of your profile/select deviations
7 deviants said Choose the next costume I upload a photo of!
5 deviants said This one's rather silly, but I saw someone doing it on Tumblr and thought it might be fun! Request a (SIMPLE) closet cosplay for me to post a photo of. lol
4 deviants said Request a tutorial/meme for me to post (this one may get iffy as some things I don't have documented or may not be easy to recreate!)
Hey all!
I haven't even been checking DA in the past few weeks...and for that I apologize! I started a new job this week on top of my freelance photography work, so I've been nothing but busy!!
I will be attending Anime Central (ACen) this weekend and I'm REALLY excited! The new costumes that were planned ended up not working out from my lack of time, but I'm excited to debut :icontherestless88:'s amazzzing Breakfast Princess costume on Sunday!! Friday I'll be walking in the Lolita Fashion Show for an indie designer (EPIC EXCITED<3). Saturday I'll be wearing FFX-2 Thief Rikku and possibly my Babydoll from Sucker Punch. Saturday I'm really excited for because I'll be shooting with Ger Tysk, the amazzzzing girl behind Chou Wa Photography and the cosplay book "Breaking All the Rules". Although I'm working A LOT of this con (but shooting with some amazing people!), I'm hoping it'll be a lot more relaxed than my past few cons<3

I hope to see all of you guys there! If you see me, don't be scared to come say hi! If I'm shooting, just come give me a hug and tell me all the stress will be worth it in the end<333 XDDD
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Andrew Bird
  • Reading: Anthropologie employee handbook
  • Watching: a movie later!
  • Playing: in photoshop
  • Eating: dust particles and bits of cardboard
  • Drinking: waterrrrrr

Journal History


Add a Comment:
Mikesw1234 Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
Happy B-Day!
moyashisoba Featured By Owner 5 hours ago
godhi Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Professional Writer
Happy birthday, stranger!
MrJechgo Featured By Owner 6 hours ago
Happy B-Day ^_^
Hrodwulf123 Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! :D
Add a Comment: