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HI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love your dresses! You're so talented!
Thu Jul 17, 2014, 5:52 PM
I'd freak if you did the Eeveeloutions (especially Flareon!). I'd totally work it, or at least try to!!!!
Tue Jul 15, 2014, 12:24 PM
I would totally just DIE from happiness if you would make a disney villain themed pinafore!!! especially one of jafar and ursula or a disney side character like GENIE :D
Fri Jun 27, 2014, 5:34 PM
I have made stemepunk version of characters as commissions if that counts XD
Wed Jun 18, 2014, 11:41 AM
I was wondering if you could make a steampunk themed pinafore XD
Sat Jun 14, 2014, 9:32 PM
Have you considered any Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) inspired pinafores? Or The Mortal Instruments/Infernal Devices?
Mon Sep 23, 2013, 5:00 PM
I said Hogwarts houses but also Dr. Horrible & Captain Hammer, Wolverine, and The Joker pleeeassse (PS I will buy Slytherin as soon as it's done)
Mon Sep 23, 2013, 4:55 PM
Also: Zelda Wind Waker Nayru, Din and Farore symbols; they're simple, and gorgeous colours, and I would so buy one..
Fri Sep 20, 2013, 2:56 AM
The suggestion for harry potter pinafores are so good, I'm drooling at the thought O.o Have you made any hunger games ones??
Fri Sep 20, 2013, 2:51 AM
Saw tons of people wearing your pinafores/aprons at a convention I went to this weekend! They looked so cute!<3
Sun Aug 18, 2013, 1:29 PM

Are you entering the art contest? 

115 deviants said Heck yes!
84 deviants said I can't draw TT____TT
84 deviants said If I have time...
58 deviants said No harm in trying
38 deviants said No.

Updates: Halloween Orders and the Art Contest

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 8, 2014, 4:38 PM

Hola! This is just a random update of everything that's going on since I've been fairly inactive on dA. I've been swamped with orders. Instead of being able to close with 20 orders, I've been accepting almost double the amount I usually take  XD  Thirty-four this past week! In the one minute it takes me to shut down the store, 14 orders processed. This has been a continuous problem and is making my order acceptance dates less frequent, time for new designs less realistic, and life a little hectic. Sorry for the neglect poor dA account!

Next, if you are interested in getting a design for Halloween, you might want to plan on ordering in the next two dates (I will announce as soon as the dates are set). My familial obligations for September keep on growing and I'm finding myself with only half of the days free for sewing and the Darling Army. I usually am able to accept around 100 orders during September for Halloween. I'll be lucky if I can fit in 40 this year  TT___TT So please please please plan ahead.

Now that all that unpleasantness is past, have you checked out the Darling Army Art Contest lately? If you're not joining in (for $85 in store credit? Why not give it a try!), please stop by and support the artists who are. I am taking comments and "favorites" into account when I'll be choosing a winner, so I'd love to hear who you guys think should win! Remember, the contest ends on September 1st (I might extend it to early-mid September depending on my plans).

Check out the gallery and please support the participating artistsdarlingarmycontest.deviantart.…

Interested in joining? Visit the rules below:
Summer 2014 Art Contest Rules by DarlingArmy

  • Listening to: Grasshopper Clock by the Corner Laughers
  • Reading: Hollow City
  • Watching: Dexter
  • Playing: Phantom Hourglass
  • Eating: Black beans
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi


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Amanda Marin
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United States
Hello! Welcome to the DA site for the Darling Army! I specialize in making otaku cute! No longer do girls need to wear pants to be their favorite boy characters!

I specialize in femme designs inspired by anime, gaming, and geek culture in general. Most designs are in the form of aprons and pinafores which are a type of dress accessory. You can follow along in a variety of ways!

Join the Darling Army on Facebook and instantly be updated about upcoming events and designs. The Darling Army facebook page is also unique in that it allows you to post your own photos of you wearing Darling Army designs! Show off your full costume and show the world how you are a member of the Darling Army! I also post fanart of characters in DA designs, so feel free to submit them!

I finally have my own store! Introducing the Darling Army Store! This is where I sell existing designs as well as accept new commissions =) I only accept 20 orders at a time so, if everything is marked as Coming Soon, that means I'll be accpeting another 20 orders in a week or so, so check my Facebook to find out exactly when!


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Hi! Sorry for the sudden question, but something has got me curious. 
I'm thinking about ordering the Inuyasha dress whenever you are open 
But I read down below that the Petticoat is not included. 

And I'm sorry for having a severe dumb moment, 
but what exactly is the petticoat? 

I just can't figure it out! Haha. 
I hope you don't mind the random question ... 
But I really enjoy your work :) 
DarlingArmy Featured By Owner 41 minutes ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's a tulle fluffy thing that's under the skirt. It's what determines the level of fluffiness  =3
Ohhhhhhh .... Haha I gotcha! 
Yeahs I was just thinking ... I finally caved and I just want that dress :) 
So we just gotta wait and see huh? haha! 

I'm patient tho. I'll wait as long as it takes. :) 
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BLEACH-ED Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Here is my progress on my contest entry :)…Contest Entry (WIP) by BLEACH-ED  
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amazing4life Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
If you need models sign me up ^.^)/
DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Maybe if I ever get big enough and turn into a real business. For now I'm just me  XD
amazing4life Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
ChuChu-jellie Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student General Artist
My contest entry is in! I am hoping to complete another
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