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I'll be back at it again at Fan Expo this year :) Tons of merch, ranging from shirts, enamel pins, normal pin back buttons, pocket mirrors, magnets, skirts, prints, stickers and other fun accessories!

Find me at table A442! Come say hi!
Needed to push that journal off my page.

I'm really busy with conventions and my job right now and I'm stressed out and I don't know how to slow down or stop or do anything and everything is suffering. Time to die.
I'm sure you have noticed the decline of cosplay photos on my page.

Cosplay is a hobby, and for me, its not even something I personally do anymore. I crack open the cosplay closet every so often at events, but realistically, I don't have the energy or money to go to many events and get new costumes. I'd love to continue to dress up, especially as my dream cosplays, but conventions for me are more about having a booth and getting my artwork out there and meeting other artists.

I never felt like I fit in with the cosplay crowd, and a lot of them don't even talk to me anymore since I stopped attending conventions as an attendee. I don't know if it's me as a person, or because I didn't have time and money to dress up.

When I look at these photos, I see someone who is trying deseperately to fit in, make as many people happy as possible without any regard to her own happiness, and is dressing up for someone else. A majority of my costumes were picked because I was trying to impress someone, or I was apart of a group. I can say with confidence that my favourite costumes are ones I did just for fun, like Velma, Rose and Cherry. I truly enjoyed those characters and felt I could be them with little effort. I remember choosing costumes based on if the photographer liked that series or not. Did the person I was dating like a cartoon? Who is the character they like? Better be that then. Everyone likes being told they look nice, and because my self esteem was so low at that point that I honestly craved the positive feedback in an unhealthy way. I NEEDED this validation, but people weren't looking at me, they were looking at the character I was.

Because of this unhealthy mentality, I was taken advantage a lot of the time within the cosplay community. Money, time, emotions, and even physically. I shyed away from it when I found out that someone was using me for their own personal fetish, as I felt disgusting and angry. Finding my cosplay photos on other sites and seeing the gross comments people leave are so dehumanizing. Then to come here and find the same traffic and comments either from said sites or people sharing my username was just as bad.

I want to be an artist in a different way, and making new products and selling items that are personal to me is so thrilling. It's a happiness I cannot begin to explain. I only felt that way a few times while wearing cosplay. I was always too worried about being made fun of, finding a shitty candid photo of myself online, reading crappy comments on forums, if I looked pretty enough, the accuracy of the outfit, etc. I thought this was suppose to be fun? The amount of stress it gave me was wild. Like, just as bad as attending college for animation, which was sleepless nights and lots of crying. My costumes weren't even good for the amount of time and money I put into them.

I've been selling and donating my costumes for the past 4-5 years now, and I think it's time to just move on from these. Some photos I really enjoy and like, and might keep them up for now, but others just bring back such a sad time in my life.

Slowly, I have been trying to learn to love myself for who I am. Wear what I want, and look like how I want to. It's been an uphill battle for me, but I feel like I am finally coming to some sort of agreement with myself when it comes to self image. Will I dress up in the future? Probably. Will I keep attending conventions? Maybe not as much. Do I still love the art of cosplay? Absolutely.

I just felt like it was time to close this chapter.
Hey guys! So this saturday is my birthday, AND my last convention of the year! It's a single day comic expo held in the mississuaga library! I will have my original clothing and art of my characters for sale :D As well as a cute Huniecam themed zine! If you are in the Toronto area, definitely drop by send your birthday wishes and check out the art!

After that, on the 25th I am hopping onto a plane and flying to Rhode Island AGAIN, to visit TheHappyLandfill ! I will be gone for 2 weeks~

What does that mean for you? Well, any commissions I owe are currently being worked on right now! I plan on posting them up BEFORE I leave so that no one gets Halloween art after the 31st.

Commissions AND my online shop will be closed during the time I am away, but when I come back everything will be reopened.

If you have any concerns or questions, definitely feel free to ask!
[EDIT] Hey again! So I have some bad news, I was laid off at the job I had managed to find and so this is the only way I can make money at this time. I have a lot of things happening this month, including my birthday, and would really like to get some extra cash to help out and not be a huge burden to my boyfriend who has been nothing but patient with me during this time. It's been emotionally draining, but I'm trying to be positive and just keep looking. Every bit helps, even just a shout out or a boost!

I have created a Patreon which has over 100 patreon only posts already up! For just a dollar you will gain access to view almost everything, and the rewards just get better from there! I hope to do more giveaways over there, as well as patreon commissions for the lucky people who donate.

Commission Price List - OPEN by zombielily     

I have two types of commissions being offered right now, including my normal stuff (first image) and some cute Halloween costumes for your characters since I want to get spooky scary up in here! The Halloween commissions are discounted from my normal stuff, so if you are looking for a deal, definitely check it out!

Please note me if you are interested in anything, and of course, you can also check out the deviations themselves for more info! :heart:
Dekkora = full body = havent started
I'm not able to spend Christmas with my family again this year, so I was wondering if anyone would want to do a Christmas art trade? I think it would be nice for us to both wake up to a nice gift for each other!

There are a few rules:

1. Find an artist or friend
2. Exchange a short wishlist (5 characters and 5 themes, then mix and match!)
3. Draw it before Christmas
4. Make sure you can finish in time
5. Post it on Christmas day!

I want to take one, maybe two! Depends on how busy I am with my other job :)

Let me know if you are interested in the comments below! Please do not send me anything via notes until I note you first!

Please don't get upset if you aren't chosen, you are more than welcomed to repost your own version and do this yourself!

Thank you <3
  • Listening to: Lick the Rainbow by Mord Fustang
  • Watching: Malcolm in the Middle
  • Playing: Huniepop
  • Eating: Goldfish Crackers
  • Drinking: Iced Tea
Hey guys! Who has two thumbs and is 26 today? THIS GUY!

Also, I got a promotion at my job in the candy store! I'm now the manager!! :squee:

I've also started to do more work on the video game I was hired to draw for, so that's exciting too!

I never seem to stop working, even on my birthday, I'll be taking the day off from the candy shop to catch up more on my work for the game.

Hope everyone is doing well!
  • Listening to: Lick the Rainbow by Mord Fustang
  • Watching: Malcolm in the Middle
  • Playing: Huniepop
  • Eating: Goldfish Crackers
  • Drinking: Iced Tea
So my subscription has run out and as much as I would like to renew it, I won't be as active as I would like to be on here for a while.

I recently got TWO new jobs and I am working full time. My first job is working at a candy store, just selling people stuff, drawing up signs and setting up displays (sooo much fun!) and my second is working on a video game! It's a sequel to a previous popular game, and I'm very honoured to be a part of the art team! It is literally a dream come true!!~

I have a lot on my plate, so I've just finished up my loose ends here, and I'll be around when I can <3! I'm not sure how much I will be posting as I haven't drawn anything personal in a while because of these projects.

Thank you for the watches, favourites and comments though! Your support is truly touching, and definitely keeps me going :)

You can bet on it that I will link you guys to the game when it comes out! Until then, I will catch you on the flip flop!
  • Listening to: It's Like That by DMC
  • Watching: Bob's Burgers
  • Eating: Carrots

DeviantArtist Questionnaire

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 8, 2015, 2:44 PM




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1.How long have you been on DeviantArt?

12 years WOWWIE!! Before then I was lingering on MSN groups dedicated to the Gorillaz.

2.What does your username mean?

Well, when I was a kid, I thought 2D from Gorillaz was a zombie (eg. lyrics from Hip Albatross ) and I wasn't allowed to use my real name on the internet. I was a mary sue and I wanted 2D to like my character, so I named her Zombie Lily (I really wanted my name to be changed to Lily when I was younger for some reason?). She was 18 years old back then and really busty on accident.

3.Describe yourself in three words


Colourful, Optimistic and Shy

4.are you left or right handed?

Right handed!

5.what was your first deviation?

It was a crude MS Paint drawing of ZL's face in really low res. I thought all art was made in MS Paint when I first joined, so I used to ask really amazing artists how they made particular effects using the program and they were really confused haha!

6.What is your favorite type of art to create
?

Definitely digital painting. Nothing is more relaxing and satisfying.

7.If you could instantly master a different art style what would it be?

3D sculpting! Digital or traditional. I really can't think in 3D. My concepts are always so much better than the final!

8.What was your first favorite?

A picture of Cleo drawn by mooncalfe !

9.What type of art do you tend to favorite the most?


Probably character related art! I really enjoy seeing other peoples characters, as well as characters I like from my favourite shows/movies, etc.

10.Who is your all time favorite deviant artist?


This is really difficult, because I love so much art from so many people, but I guess the person who has been the most influential and someone I have been watching since I first join has to be mooncalfe !

11.If you could meet anyone on DeviantART in person who would it be?


TheHappyLandfill for sure! I HAVE SO MANY PLANS FOR YOU, GIRLLLL

12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

TheHappyLandfill and Candy2021 . The three of us have all gone through ups and downs, as well as growing up with one another. I think the three of us still being friends even after our disagreements and learning from one another has helped us all grown into who we are today :)

13. What are your preferred tools to create art with?


Definitely my tablet! I would feel really lost without it!

14. what is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

Honestly just being on my own, with some good tunes. I get too anxious around other people, and even when I try drawing at cafe's I get curious people and that makes me nervous. Like all of a sudden my sketch needs to  be the BEST to impress this random person. Preferably I would love to draw while facing a window, which is exactly my new set up at my new home!

15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?

When jakface art traded with me when I first joined DA! She didn't have to, given she was much more advanced in art than 12 year old me was. But it really made my day, and I even printed it out and put it inside of my locker. It's one of my favourite pieces, still to this day. Her kindness is something I always think about when art trading with others, because I want to pass that on and give everyone a chance, like she did with me.

  • Listening to: It's Like That by DMC
  • Watching: Bob's Burgers
  • Eating: Carrots

Art trade status

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 25, 2015, 8:01 PM




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Dekkora = Sketched
TheHappyLandfill = (Gemsona + Fusion Idea) = Sketching/Figuring it out

RoseRequiems = $10 Experimental Portrait = Awaiting Payment
hooksnfangs = $10 Experimental Portrait = Paid

Thanks so much for everyone's patience! I'm working hard on your artwork, but I got accepted last minute to another convention so I've been working on stock as well! Thank you, and I hope you like what I draw for you :D

Also if I owe anything to anyone that isnt here, let me know in the comments!

  • Listening to: It's Like That by DMC
  • Watching: Bob's Burgers
  • Eating: Carrots

Anime North Merch Preview!

Journal Entry: Fri May 15, 2015, 9:27 PM




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Here is what I will be selling at Anime North! I will have MANY other things as well, but this is just a sneak peek :)

:bulletpurple:Postcards:bulletpurple:

Got To Move! by zombielily Baby Universe by zombielily Love of my Life by zombielily Took on a New Hue by zombielily Pouty Puppy by zombielily Into Dreams by zombielily Boys Boys Boys by zombielily Let's Split Up and Look for Clues by zombielily Mischievous Boy by zombielily Like Sisters by zombielily Celestica by zombielily Heart 4 Heart by zombielily

:bulletblue:Stickers:bulletblue:

Wild Grass Sticker Sheet by zombielily Magical Girl Sticker Sheet by zombielily Humble Neighbors Sticker Sheet by zombielily

:bulletgreen:Posters:bulletgreen:

This is Your Destiny by zombielily Bumps in the Night by zombielily Fashion Monster by zombielily Love of my Life by zombielily Princess 8888u by zombielily Don't Lose Your Way by zombielily A Magical Place for Kids and Grown-Ups Alike by zombielily Kawaii on Titan by zombielily I Swear that I will Change the World by zombielily The Funky Flow by zombielily This is Who I Am by zombielily Enjoy the Silence by zombielily Never Fear, Amy Rose is Here! by zombielily Submarine Reflection by zombielily This Time I Might Just Disappear by zombielily Squid Ink by zombielily I Crave You by zombielily The Ghost of You by zombielily Like Sisters by zombielily

:bulletyellow:Pins:bulletyellow:

Original Characters - Pin Set 1 by zombielily

  • Listening to: It's Like That by DMC
  • Watching: Bob's Burgers
  • Eating: Carrots

Flexible Funding Commissions are now OPEN

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 3, 2015, 10:52 AM




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Hey guys :) I'm opening up commissions right now, and I'm doing something I've never been able to do before!

I am now offering Pay What You Want commissions in select styles:

   

What does this mean? It means that you can offer a price you feel comfortable with paying, for the artwork you will recieve! There is a form to fill out for each style, located through the thumbnails.

Although I DO hold the right to not accept anything I don't think is fair, please do not be discouraged. Everything will be strongly considered, as I really enjoy drawing in these styles.

Normal commissions will not be opened for a while, however if you guys enjoy flexible funding, I may open up PWYW portraits later!

  • Listening to: It's Like That by DMC
  • Watching: Bob's Burgers
  • Eating: Carrots

Tagged to answer 10 questions!

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 19, 2015, 9:10 PM




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Tagged by :iconzoestanleyarts:

Rules
1. Each person has to share 5 things about themselves.
2. Please answer the 10 questions asked to you and invent 10 questions the people you tag will have to answer.
3. Choose up to 10 people and put their icons on your journal - not something like "you are tagged if you read this", you have to tag legitimately 10 people.
4. No tag backs, Please!

Five Things about Me!

1. When I saw the Aquabats live, MC BC let me sing the lyrics to Pizza Day [link] (around :20 mark)

2. I once fangirlled so hard about Two Best Friends Play [link]

3. My cat is a Norwegian Forest Cat, and was given to me by my older brother, who rescued him from a box of kittens at a party.

4. I saw Pharrell Williams live (performing as/with N.E.R.D), and touched his hand. It was very soft.

5. Four pieces of my artwork were once featured in the Reflex Gallery in Paris, France and were then later published in a book called 'The Secret Book on Lady Gaga'.

Zoe's Questions

1. What are your current obsessions?
 
Pill/capsule imagery, strawberry imagery, Pokemon cards, Lineplay and online LPers (Game Grumps, Two Best Friends, Markiplier, etc)

2. Who is your favorite comedian?

Noel Fielding, Richard Ayoade, Jontron (does he count???)


3. Your favorite webcomic?

I have a lot of difficulty reading comics online, TBH. I'm not sure why, but its always been an issue for me (I normally just buy them when the get printed so I can follow along better). HOWEVER, I DO make an honest effort, and follow my friend's :iconthehappylandfill: and :iconemily-ree:'s comics! Trick or Screech and Anarchy Dreamers are probably my favourites as of right now ^__^ It also helps that I like their artwork and characters <3

4. Favorite type of pizza?

Stuff crust, BBQ Chicken, no onions, from Pizza Hut.

5. Are you a lefty or righty?

Righty!

6. Who is your favorite artist on DA?

:iconmooncalfe:, who is a huge influence and idol of mine!!

7. What do you prefer drawing more?  Females or Males?

Females! I love dressing them up so much more than guys.

8. If one of your OCs were to be featured in a show, which OC and what show?

Tic and Toc (redesigned obviously) on Steven Universe!!

9. Do you have any Waifus or Husbandos?

Waifus: Ulala from Space Channel 5, Utena Tenjou, Garnet (Steven Universe), Shirahoshi and Shinji Ikari

Husbandos: :iconthehappylandfill:'s Jack Dark, Mondo Zappa, Mamoru Chiba (Sailor Moon Manga version), Kamina and Terry Bogard.

10. Your favorite game and movie from 2014?

The Walking Dead: Season Two, and I didn't get to see any movies from 2014, but I really would like to watch Birdman and Nightcrawler!


MY QUESTIONS:

1. Who is your favourite youtuber?

2. What television shows are you following right now?

3. Guilty pleasure song of the moment?

4. If you could design one of your characters into a toy who would it be and what type of toy would it be? (vinyl, plush, etc)

5. Which of your OCs do you feel the most connected to and why?

6. WILL YOU GO TO PROM WITH ME? Y/N?

7. Do you think you'll ever get married?

8. Favourite holiday?

9. If you could have a guest cameo on a show, what show would it be and what would your role be? Remember, this is YOU on the show, not an OC.

10. How do you feel about the bottom of the ocean?

I'M TAGGING:

:iconcandy2021: :iconlobsteritus: :iconthatweirdguyjosh: :iconteddy-beard: :iconlunabell:
:iconfokkusu1991: :iconkalopsiacreation: :iconcombotron-robot: :iconmschamomile: :iconprismativity:

  • Listening to: ME!ME!ME! by Teddyloid
  • Watching: Two Best Friends Play: Evil Within
  • Eating: Tapioca Pudding

Surprises for my Tumblr Followers! Free Art!

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 31, 2014, 6:57 PM




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Are you following me on tumblr? Right now until 1am Jan 1st, 2015, I am accepting selfies from my followers so I can draw them!

Follow the link HERE for more details, the rules and how to submit!

  • Listening to: ME!ME!ME! by Teddyloid
  • Watching: Two Best Friends Play: Evil Within
  • Eating: Tapioca Pudding

Looking to Purchase New Characters (adoptables)

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 8, 2014, 2:46 PM




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Hey there! Do you have some unsold adoptables? I'm looking to purchase particular characters, and have been looking for some like this for a while. Maybe you or someone you know designs or has something like this for sale? Feel free to leave links in the comments!!

I am looking to purchase characters/adoptables that are any one of the following:

:bulletblack: Aquatic
:bulletblack: Bat
:bulletblack: Space related
:bulletblack: Fruit related
:bulletblack: Pastel
:bulletblack: Male
:bulletblack: Bug
:bulletblack: Medical
:bulletblack: Candy

Of course, I have some ideas myself, but nothing is really working or unique enough for me right now. I rather support another artist if I can, since I know how hard it can be! ^__^

Thanks!

  • Listening to: ME!ME!ME! by Teddyloid
  • Watching: Two Best Friends Play: Evil Within
  • Eating: Tapioca Pudding

Check out a collab I did!

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:05 AM




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I did a collaboration with my bestie, TheHappyLandfill ! She did the original line art, and I coloured it :) More details and even the original picture though the link (click on the picture!)

Let her and I know in the comments (on the picture) what you think!

Enjoy!

  • Listening to: ME!ME!ME! by Teddyloid
  • Watching: Two Best Friends Play: Evil Within
  • Eating: Tapioca Pudding

Birthday Time on the 22nd~! UPDATE!

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 16, 2014, 10:34 AM




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My birthday is on the 22nd of this month, and I'm very excited! I'm finally getting a tattoo designed by one of my favourite artists :) I've shown a few close friends, but it'll be posted up once its all done!

I'm having a halloween party on the 18th, and I'm very excited! My birthday party went very well, and I had such an amazing time. All of my friends meshed really well, and I already miss everyone hanging out in my living room ;~;!!

I hope everyone is getting in the Halloween spirit, and has a great weekend in general! Thanks for being patient with me, I've been working on an animation for a friend (its really cute) so that's been taken up most of my time now.

Today I plan on finishing up my very short shift at work, seeing Olive-Owl and afterwards going out for some hot pot soup with my boyfriend!

UPDATE:

DollsDevils drew me an AMAZING surprise gift of Mona!! You can check it out below!
:star: G i f t o f c o l o r by DollsDevils :star:

  • Listening to: Midnight City by M83
  • Reading: The Notenki Memoirs
  • Watching: Bob's Burgers
  • Eating: Peaches

Commenting Spree!

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 2, 2014, 10:48 AM




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Hey guys! I'm devoting today to catching up on my inbox (got 300+ down to 81!) and commenting on my pals art! I of course can't comment on EVERYTHING, but I'm going to give it my best, and I'm sorry if you haven't heard from me in a while!!

I've been given so many hours at work, its fantastic. I worked my first 8 hour shift (they started me with 5 at a time) and it went really well (it was just me for a bit and that was a crazy half hour but it sorted itself out). So now I find myself just vegging out and catching up on my youtube shows on my days off (or mostly sleeping). It's nice to not feel guilty in doing those things xD;

Even if you don't hear from me, I do fav anything I like, and I will be as active as possible. I look at everything in my inbox regardless if I'm a ninja about it or not!

  • Listening to: Midnight City by M83
  • Reading: The Notenki Memoirs
  • Watching: Bob's Burgers
  • Eating: Peaches

UPDATE! I got the job!

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 25, 2014, 5:20 PM




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Hey guys! I've been working my cute lil buns off trying to get a job so have more financial support and I'm happy to say it paid off! I've already gone in for my first day, and Im very excited to continue working there :)!

What does this mean for you guys? Well, I'm going to be working on my to-do list when I'm NOT working, I'm going to catch up on commenting rather than being so silent (I have so many backed up inbox stuff omg) and I will be able to do MORE art trades when the time comes for that!

I would eventually like to join art fight, or do some raffle giveaways and junk to give back to people <3

I'm going to work on my art trades right now, as I'm waiting for payment and other details from my commissioners, and I can finally be more lax with my time on the computer.

Sorry for any delays on commenting and faving, I PROMISE that I will have a few nights of just catching up. Thank you everyone for your patience!!

  • Listening to: Midnight City by M83
  • Reading: The Notenki Memoirs
  • Watching: Bob's Burgers
  • Eating: Peaches