❛alterations❜ to the aquamarine drawstring bag

2nd day of weekend and I was wondering what I should make. I have 3 options, but then I realised I should change out the strings of the drawstring bag I made earlier this year, so I decided to work on that after waking up.

Lazy to pull images of the previous version of the bag, but I swoped out the weaker yarn that I was using for the drawstring portion of the bag. It was nagging at me after R commented that I should change to a better string. I was lazy about the drawstring that’s why I used yarn when I first made the bag anyway.

Also added fancy golden flower thingy that I got for ugu’s sword, which luckily I didn’t need to craft after -enterscertaincompanyname- managed to get a new one for me after they lost my sword in transit.

/sorry the images are blurry… I didn’t realise it until they were uploaded/


I love how the bag look now, including the golden flower and the “string” portion.

-cheers, vx

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❴Cosplay prop❵ Urashima’s kamekichi

Good day!

I have had some time, so I went ahead and finally completed the prop I have been procrastinating for a year or more….. at one point in time, around half a year or so before, I had completed the shell and then the head.

W came by for some alterations and saw them shell and thought it was an armour. Then I said, “ahh no, it’s a turtle… the head is…….. here.” When I found and pulled out the head, I realised it looks weird, like I am holding an executed head, so I quickly put it away and shifted the topic wwww/

Anyway, here are the photos of the progress. will not be explaining anything. I am not good at making stuff toy, and this is my 2nd anyway.

At this point in time, due to the incorrect colours, it look like squirtle in making. I hate that the colour is not as accurate as possible, but I am lazy in my own manner… so…

And the final product. The form and shape is how I envisioned it. The only troublesome thing is how I couldn’t get the colour right. I used to be very persistent about the accuracy of my cosplay… but I guess over the years, I learnt to tone down on that. It still bothers me though.

well then, enjoy the rest of your weekend, people.
-vx

Shark and Tea

Good morning!!
but actually by the time I figured out a way to post without eating into my hosting limit, it’s already nearing noon.

I recently received this sharknador (my random naming convention), which is a tea filter, from XY. I really love it! The eventual official name is “matsun”.

So here’s some of Matsun’s daily life. These photos with Sousuke and Cheesecake are taken with the expert mode on the camera. It’s interesting to play around with the feature, and I wished I had not been too lazy to play around with this mode more previously. And I forgot to include Biscuits.

and today I have one of my favourite breakfast! I had to pull out ugu-chan since he’s all about tea. These photos were taken with the normal setting on the phone camera.

-vx

Youkan collection

Hello! How’s ur week? I’m entering into my long holiday soon so I hope things go smoothly today. It’s not Thursday but I’m throwing back to my youkan visit with W.

Such delicious looking sweets! I do appreciate the efforts they took to collect the sweets all in one location!

We tried some of the sweets and I love them all!

These particular set had the chemistry feel and the soury fruits sauces matched the youkan very well!

We drank their tea tooand while we did not sit down and watch the tea ceremony, it was still a nice experience~

My favourites has to be this store by this pair of siblings. The mikkan (orange youkan and the alcohol youkan are just too delicious! I wanted to buy them, especially the brandy one which wasn’t released in Japan yet. The brandy is well infused into the sweet and isn’t forced like the other alcohol treats I’ve tasted.

The packaging of some of the sweets is really too pretty!

Can you spot the sweets on this wall?

-vx

[COSPLAY] idolicious

It’s a rather small event and thus there doesn’t seem to be much hype about this event but it’s a rather comfortable event. I think that’s the good thing about small events. A and I costested our utapri cosplay at the event. It wasn’t a debut cos we just feel like it’s a costest. I just randomly asked A if she can make it in time for the event since we planned to debut it at another event. For those who didn’t recognise this, it’s Reiji and otoya’s shuffle unit CD. Both of us love utapri but there just isn’t a cosplay I wanted to attempt even though I love reiji. A has cosplayed otoya once only prior. When I saw this design, I really wanted to cosplay him and I knew A love otoya so I’m wondering if she would agree to cosplay. Months pass and year and finally I mustered the courage to ask her to cosplay with me. And she said yes! I was so happy (now it sounds like I proposed to her lols) and that sorta opened more doors to possible utapri cosplays from the two of us.

Made my first officially entirely concept/handmade by myself prop. But I’m not proud of my mike standwithme though he got a lot of attention from the crowd lols. It’s the first time I made gloves too. The material is bad for gloves but the shine is love. It’ll probably die after another few wear. The lighting sucks but I’m so happy to have found the other Quartet night members. Impromptu hanging out with t’s ren and j’s camus. I’m glad to see this cute chibi reiji again! Pls love reiji more! I have to take a photo with kento. Hahaha A took this photo while i was buying food for us! It’s so well done! And finally a photo of us being baka. -vx

Recent splurges

I am extremely tempted to spend my money. It’s such a good feeling. The only thing is, I’m broke. /Laughs/

Anyway these things make me happy. I can’t wait for pay to come again so I can spend again. Listing things to buy as priorities is really a pain in the ass.

Recently I’ve been starbucks girl.

This pudding is really a disappointment. Give me Japan pudding anytime and that’s real pudding I tell you. Japanese pudding is just. So. Great.

I’m really happy with my cold cup via it’s gorgeous and there’s discount. But….. The cup design makes it hard for the barrister to cap it… Ohh dear….

The salesperson asked if I love blue. I said no. Lololol. My motive is sousuke (and then quell happened to be this theme too).

=_____= a broke vx signing off.

❛crafting❜ pikachu coaster

I made this for R-chan’s birthday and they did take me quite some time. I had the plan to do it for a long time (perhaps years?) but it took me this year to finally move my butt down to make it. My hand embroidery skills are terrible, but it’s made with love.

I managed to complete them in time not only before my Malaysia trip but also for the birthday celebration in Japan. But r-chan almost saw the photos on my phone when we were at her room planning thr Japan trip. Phewwww dangerous!

There’s no one else better to model other than ccp! Hahaha

-vx

❴Cosplay prop❵ Anna’s beads

Ergh. I forgot to post. Haha opps.

Erm. There’s Nothing much, actually. It’s rather simple but I like it so I’m posting here. This marks the entire expenditure for my Anna cosplay: The beads (and the elastic string that comes with it, free of charge). The tassel is made of normal red thread and I had a spare tassel part that was the result of a fallen apart tassel (from overusage I guess) given to me as a gift.

To be honest, the beads’ colour could debatable. But as usual, art differences in anime/manga are common and I do love the calm and non-outstanding colour of these blue beads and so I went with them.

-vx

[COSPLAY] charaexpo 2017

So many weeks have past and I’ve finally remembered to make a post.

My day 1 was V. I guess people got tired of seeing my V but sorry I’m unapologetic. I wanted to cosplay him one more time before the contact lens expire. And this marks the end of a certain journey for my V.

Dear V, I’ll love you forever, babe. Don’t give up your life. I’ll make you alive eternally one day.

To be honest, while I feel grateful that V has a route finally, I’m scared to do it. I’ll definitely play in when I have leisure but since I can’t focus on too many things at one go, I’ll let my fears settle before I embark on his route. I feel so much love for him… Idk about others but it made me really happy to see people recognise and still remember him and even say that my cosplay of him is nice. I do not deserve their wonderful compliments (*´∀`) especially that lady who said that it’s really on point, but thanks all for your compliments >/////////< may V live long!

For day 2, I cosplayed Anna from Shaman King. That’s very very old school (grandma old school by current youngsters’ generation?) And I’m just like ok there’s an event so even though I didn’t plan for her to appear in events, why not? So I did her. I feel happy that people like the cosplay and I made a few friends on day 2 too~! I doubt I’ll be bringing her to events but hey I gave the outfit so who knows?

Bonus!

Yes that’s right! Hakken! I’m here for hakken! And i got a photo with knitemaya’s shoto too! Yeah man! I feel shy being sandwiched by two ikemen. >//////////<

Ok I’ve confirmed that I’m breathing. Woman needs to get a grip.

– signing off, vx

Ita-bag

Do I need to explain ita-bag? Ok maybe I’ll. Ita-bag is a bag filled with merchandise on the bag to be showcased (shown off) to the world. Basically you are showing off your love for your fandom. Ita is a Japanese term for pain. Ita-bag is pain bag. The pain encompasses 1) paying for the merchandises, 2) the world’s pain of having to see something they don’t want to and 3) the pain of carrying merchs-laden bags… Which can be very heavy.

So anyway, this bag is also my work bag, so I need to hide the 2nd pain and thus, I used a rotating scarf-and-hair clip system, since I have a lot of scarves and I usually don’t have the chance to use them.

Peekabooo! Haha

The Clip doesn’t suit this scarf so I had it changed.

More than anything, this scarf changing system means that my bag is constantly changed! I like this idea a lot!

Love, me.