Danielle is creating Cosplay, Tutorials, Props, Fan art, Armor, Boudoir
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Hey guys! I'm Danielle Beaulieu,  but you can just call me Danielle or Danielle "Baloo" since no one can pronounce it! I live near Boston in Massachusetts, been here my entire life! I am an ex-World of Warcraft addict and used to raid 8 hours a night, 5 nights a week in two guilds as high as top 100 US. Lately, I spend my time playing a MUCH healthier amount of video games and now I have even picked up this crazy hobby called cosplay! I found a way to project my obsessions in a productive manner. I've had my own apartment since the young age of seventeen, still live here with my two shelter mutts Dante and Sophia. Growing up, my brother and I shared a passion for video games. We both became obsessed with MMO's when we got our first PC. This is why a good portion of my cosplays today are inspired heavily by PC games.

I have been technically cosplaying for over a decade now. I was fourteen when I made my first cosplay, Kairi from Kingdom Hearts 2 with my great grandmother. Before that, my dad used to make us our halloween costumes since my brother and I wanted to be characters like Charizard and other pokemon you couldn't just buy at the halloween store. I picked up an interest for costume making from that. I would go to Anime Boston every year and attend panels with a small group of friends and browse the dealers room. I had NO idea cosplay or conventions would be so huge back then. I've always been a good artist so it was only a matter of time before my love for art and my obsession with video games crossed paths, I was pretty much destined to become a cosplayer at some point.  However, It wasn't until a few years ago that I quit raiding so much and focused on really harnessing my craftsmanship skills and putting out impressive work that would go on to gain me some recognition in the cosplay community.

In the past three years, cosplay has shaped me into a better person. I was always a hermit, I grew up preferring to stay in on my games than go out and socialize. I always had a hard time with social interaction and I still struggle with social anxiety. Being pretty much flung into this cosplay world all of a sudden thanks to social media has made me face my fears of social interaction straight-on and helped me cope better. I have learned so much and come so far, I am so grateful to have had this life experience. 


I signed up for Patreon as a way for my followers and I to mutually benefit from each other. I spend all of my time on these costumes, and to be able to do what I love makes me feel so unbelievably fortunate. The support I gain from you helps me continue to be able to do this as much as I do, and in return I offer all of my secrets and tips that I am learning along the way. I appreciate all forms of support, you know just following me on social media, chatting with me at a con, sharing a photo, writing me a letter/message, I am beyond appreciative no matter what shape the support comes in!

It is no secret though that cosplay can get expensive. I will typically create all of my costumes completely from scratch which will range in the $200-$1,000 price range depending on what the project calls for. I would say on average it takes $300 to complete a good costume from me. Your support on here will allow me to create these costumes faster than ever before and produce new content each month. Since cosplay is a hobby, I prioritize my real life over it, never putting it before rent, bills, feeding myself or my dogs. Before Patreon, this meant that I would have to wait months before I had the funds to finish the next big project making sure it never got in the way of responsibilities.

No matter what, I will always have the same high standards for my craftsmanship, but the support from Patreon allows me to continue my cosplays uninterrupted as I grow my workspace, quality of my content, and my equipment.

I will always give back to anyone that supports me on here. Even the lowest pledge grants you access to my Patreon exclusive newsfeed where you get sneak peeks of what I am up to that I don't post on my public pages. You'll also get all of my tutorials, handy tips, and all of my works in progress photos as a huge thank you for enjoying my work enough to want to fund it. And of course higher pledges receive rewards in the mail each month! I will also try to occasionally bring people random goodies that aren't part of their pledge agreement as I get them to thank you guys :)


I try to keep a good balance of both! No matter what reason you follow me for, I am so appreciative for you visiting my Patreon to check it out! Thank you!
    
Tiers
Support Tier
$1 or more per month
Pledging $1 might not seem like much but it is extremely helpful for me! It all adds up so fast and a dollar goes a long way. Supporters that pledge $1 will receive access to my Patreon Activity feed where you can see:
  • All of my work in progress photos
  • tutorials
  • tips
  • product/material reviews
  • upcoming plans
  • and an early peek at everything I am doing before I ever post it on my public pages. 
Extra Support Tier!
$5 or more per month
This is the same as the $1 reward for those that want to offer additional support! 
LEWDS TIER
$10 or more per month
Pledging $10 is a HUGE help! I can buy 4 sheets of EVA foam for that!


The photos can be used as wallpapers, phone backgrounds and includes my cosplay and my boudoir shoots. I do not post high res photos anywhere else online! You can see these posts by filtering my newsfeed by $10 and up posts

  • Supporters on this tier will gain access to my activity feed

  • Have access to all of the posts containing High Resolution images for that month and previous months (sort posts by $10 and up to view them all)
  • Access to all of my Boudoir and implied nudity shoots!
Prints Tier!
$25 or more per month
Patrons that pledge $25 will have everything from the previous tiers but ALSO:


This also means that you receive more prints for less money than if you were to buy them from my store as a thanks for your continued monthly pledge!

  • THREE 8.5" x 11" prints in the mail of whatever I made that month through Patreon support! 

  • Collectible sticker designed by SuzumeCreates of my cosplay that is exclusive to that month only


    (the physical reward tiers are shipped out every other month, which means if you are subscribed for 2 months in a row you will get both months of rewards at once)
International print tier
$45 or more per month
THIS IS A TIER FOR INTERNATIONAL PATRONS

This is the same as the Print tier except it covers the cost to ship internationally if you are outside of the United States. 
POLAROID tier
$50 or more per month
If you wish to pledge $50 you will of course get everything from the previous tiers but additionally:

  • Patreon exclusive 11" x 17" poster print with your three regular prints! 
  • Patreon exclusive personal Polaroid photo!

    ALSO CONTAINS A SMALL CHANCE TO INCLUDE HOLOGRAPHIC PRINTS. For guaranteed holographics, select the next tier!


Holographic Tier
$75 or more per month
Patrons that pledge $75 or more will get:

  • Everything from the above tiers
  • Their 11"x17" poster will be a Holographic instead of a matte finish
Pledge $99 or more per month
This tier is the same as the $100 below WITHOUT the once a year cosplay bonus.
This one is just for people to pledge for all the other $100 bonuses without it being sold out since I have a limit on how many of those requests I can take. So you will get:
  • Access to all previous tier rewards
  • Big bundle of prints (6-8) + one holographic 8.5"x11" and one Holographic 11"x17"
  • immediately notified if a $100 sub drops (by email) so you can grab that spot
Pledge $100 or more per month
Pledging $100 is extremely generous! Those that do will get:

Either boudoir or just a character you happen to like as a thank you for supporting my work and of course all the prints will be sent to you. I will also be sure to come hang out with you if we are ever at a convention together! 

  • Access to all previous tier rewards
  •  Big bundle of 6-8 prints containing holographics, one holographic 8.5"x11", as well as the Holographic 11"x17" 
  • I will also do a set of your choosing once a year (within reason)


Goals
100% complete
If I reach this goal I hope to be able to bring my patrons better rewards such as t-shirts, Calanders etc.
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Hey guys! I'm Danielle Beaulieu,  but you can just call me Danielle or Danielle "Baloo" since no one can pronounce it! I live near Boston in Massachusetts, been here my entire life! I am an ex-World of Warcraft addict and used to raid 8 hours a night, 5 nights a week in two guilds as high as top 100 US. Lately, I spend my time playing a MUCH healthier amount of video games and now I have even picked up this crazy hobby called cosplay! I found a way to project my obsessions in a productive manner. I've had my own apartment since the young age of seventeen, still live here with my two shelter mutts Dante and Sophia. Growing up, my brother and I shared a passion for video games. We both became obsessed with MMO's when we got our first PC. This is why a good portion of my cosplays today are inspired heavily by PC games.

I have been technically cosplaying for over a decade now. I was fourteen when I made my first cosplay, Kairi from Kingdom Hearts 2 with my great grandmother. Before that, my dad used to make us our halloween costumes since my brother and I wanted to be characters like Charizard and other pokemon you couldn't just buy at the halloween store. I picked up an interest for costume making from that. I would go to Anime Boston every year and attend panels with a small group of friends and browse the dealers room. I had NO idea cosplay or conventions would be so huge back then. I've always been a good artist so it was only a matter of time before my love for art and my obsession with video games crossed paths, I was pretty much destined to become a cosplayer at some point.  However, It wasn't until a few years ago that I quit raiding so much and focused on really harnessing my craftsmanship skills and putting out impressive work that would go on to gain me some recognition in the cosplay community.

In the past three years, cosplay has shaped me into a better person. I was always a hermit, I grew up preferring to stay in on my games than go out and socialize. I always had a hard time with social interaction and I still struggle with social anxiety. Being pretty much flung into this cosplay world all of a sudden thanks to social media has made me face my fears of social interaction straight-on and helped me cope better. I have learned so much and come so far, I am so grateful to have had this life experience. 


I signed up for Patreon as a way for my followers and I to mutually benefit from each other. I spend all of my time on these costumes, and to be able to do what I love makes me feel so unbelievably fortunate. The support I gain from you helps me continue to be able to do this as much as I do, and in return I offer all of my secrets and tips that I am learning along the way. I appreciate all forms of support, you know just following me on social media, chatting with me at a con, sharing a photo, writing me a letter/message, I am beyond appreciative no matter what shape the support comes in!

It is no secret though that cosplay can get expensive. I will typically create all of my costumes completely from scratch which will range in the $200-$1,000 price range depending on what the project calls for. I would say on average it takes $300 to complete a good costume from me. Your support on here will allow me to create these costumes faster than ever before and produce new content each month. Since cosplay is a hobby, I prioritize my real life over it, never putting it before rent, bills, feeding myself or my dogs. Before Patreon, this meant that I would have to wait months before I had the funds to finish the next big project making sure it never got in the way of responsibilities.

No matter what, I will always have the same high standards for my craftsmanship, but the support from Patreon allows me to continue my cosplays uninterrupted as I grow my workspace, quality of my content, and my equipment.

I will always give back to anyone that supports me on here. Even the lowest pledge grants you access to my Patreon exclusive newsfeed where you get sneak peeks of what I am up to that I don't post on my public pages. You'll also get all of my tutorials, handy tips, and all of my works in progress photos as a huge thank you for enjoying my work enough to want to fund it. And of course higher pledges receive rewards in the mail each month! I will also try to occasionally bring people random goodies that aren't part of their pledge agreement as I get them to thank you guys :)


I try to keep a good balance of both! No matter what reason you follow me for, I am so appreciative for you visiting my Patreon to check it out! Thank you!
    

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Tiers
Support Tier
$1 or more per month
Pledging $1 might not seem like much but it is extremely helpful for me! It all adds up so fast and a dollar goes a long way. Supporters that pledge $1 will receive access to my Patreon Activity feed where you can see:
  • All of my work in progress photos
  • tutorials
  • tips
  • product/material reviews
  • upcoming plans
  • and an early peek at everything I am doing before I ever post it on my public pages. 
Extra Support Tier!
$5 or more per month
This is the same as the $1 reward for those that want to offer additional support! 
LEWDS TIER
$10 or more per month
Pledging $10 is a HUGE help! I can buy 4 sheets of EVA foam for that!


The photos can be used as wallpapers, phone backgrounds and includes my cosplay and my boudoir shoots. I do not post high res photos anywhere else online! You can see these posts by filtering my newsfeed by $10 and up posts

  • Supporters on this tier will gain access to my activity feed

  • Have access to all of the posts containing High Resolution images for that month and previous months (sort posts by $10 and up to view them all)
  • Access to all of my Boudoir and implied nudity shoots!
Prints Tier!
$25 or more per month
Patrons that pledge $25 will have everything from the previous tiers but ALSO:


This also means that you receive more prints for less money than if you were to buy them from my store as a thanks for your continued monthly pledge!

  • THREE 8.5" x 11" prints in the mail of whatever I made that month through Patreon support! 

  • Collectible sticker designed by SuzumeCreates of my cosplay that is exclusive to that month only


    (the physical reward tiers are shipped out every other month, which means if you are subscribed for 2 months in a row you will get both months of rewards at once)
International print tier
$45 or more per month
THIS IS A TIER FOR INTERNATIONAL PATRONS

This is the same as the Print tier except it covers the cost to ship internationally if you are outside of the United States. 
POLAROID tier
$50 or more per month
If you wish to pledge $50 you will of course get everything from the previous tiers but additionally:

  • Patreon exclusive 11" x 17" poster print with your three regular prints! 
  • Patreon exclusive personal Polaroid photo!

    ALSO CONTAINS A SMALL CHANCE TO INCLUDE HOLOGRAPHIC PRINTS. For guaranteed holographics, select the next tier!


Holographic Tier
$75 or more per month
Patrons that pledge $75 or more will get:

  • Everything from the above tiers
  • Their 11"x17" poster will be a Holographic instead of a matte finish
Pledge $99 or more per month
This tier is the same as the $100 below WITHOUT the once a year cosplay bonus.
This one is just for people to pledge for all the other $100 bonuses without it being sold out since I have a limit on how many of those requests I can take. So you will get:
  • Access to all previous tier rewards
  • Big bundle of prints (6-8) + one holographic 8.5"x11" and one Holographic 11"x17"
  • immediately notified if a $100 sub drops (by email) so you can grab that spot
Pledge $100 or more per month
Pledging $100 is extremely generous! Those that do will get:

Either boudoir or just a character you happen to like as a thank you for supporting my work and of course all the prints will be sent to you. I will also be sure to come hang out with you if we are ever at a convention together! 

  • Access to all previous tier rewards
  •  Big bundle of 6-8 prints containing holographics, one holographic 8.5"x11", as well as the Holographic 11"x17" 
  • I will also do a set of your choosing once a year (within reason)