❴Cosplay prop❵ the making of RBC hat

Good day~

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I was hesitating on cosplaying HATASAIBOU for a while because I really like the series and the characters, I am not sure if I want to work on the cosplays… and even if I wish to do it, I am not too sure which character to do. But after knowing that my friend likes the series as well, I decided to pull him into his virgin cosplay~

Since I’m pulling him into the cosplay, my plans will have to be the best fit for the both of us… which was the reason behind why I decided not to order any of the custom-made outfits in stores. Because of that, we started assembling pieces and making/editing everything else that we need to.

I intended for him to experience the “full course” of the process, but there ARE things he can’t do and it isn’t time efficient to meet him every single time and guide/instruct him along throughout the journey. Therefore, I entrusted him with some items he could make like the above badges (made by me – I have yet seen the ones he have done or is doing)

But for the below, the cap has to be made by me. I was stressed out over it as my idea of how to make it flopped and I ended up having to re-think.

But the process if filled with pain.. as I made yet another mistake…. as shown below:

After much procrastination and “motivation”, I finally managed to try again:

It looked ok. Only the curvy parts which I intend to leave it or try to make it.

This is the one I made for him. After I completed mine, Aunty said that mine looked better (as opposed to my opinion that his looked better) …. in the end she even asked me to post BOTH online and as my friends to vote (>A<)” .. which of course I will not. She asked me to make a hat for her as well.. to which I am almost fainting…. please… just buy from the stores //sweats// I am not that good ….

-hatter VX

❛making❜ Onigiri drawstring bag

Who said I was done? I am definitely NOT done as I haven’t completed my ideas for the drawstring bags. I feel like if Yam wants me to booth with her, I will make and sell drawstring bags. Just that it is annoying to make so many + the fact that not a lot of people will probably buy.

This bag is a direct match to the previous pouch I made. I stopped cosplay propping to make this as a way to destress and also for Natsumaturi 2018! I can’t wait to hang with the girls in this bag!~

anddddd ~ here we areee!!


-mVX

❴Cosplay prop❵ the making of 赵小烦

Morning/Good Afternoon/Evening to everyone! Today, I present to you this precious boy. So I have no idea why I am cosplaying this boyboy. ;p All I know is that I do find some of the professionals in this game rather cute. They have their own personality and their backstories. While I do cosplay minor or NPC characters that aren’t a part of the game/story, I honestly think that my fangirling will be limited to wearing his cap (as with me fangirling the other character, biker girl Tuo Tu, by dressing up like her).

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But alas, fate brought me here and I surrender myself wholesomely… and with loads of curses as I worked on the outfit. Let me explain my issues with the below pictures.

 

As the above pic illustrates, I have bought the wrong material to work with. Carelessness is one of my faults, but well, the deed is done so I thought I will grit my teeth through it and see how it goes. The process to finish the two long vertical stripes took a long time and I was dying from the time it took. I had to undo the original stripes, re-attach it to the correct position, and then cover it with the satin stripe…. which is not nearly thick enough for me to hem, so I ended up with fraying ends.

A close-up for easy reference. The satin stripe took me nearly 3x my normal speed as I wanted it to look machine-done. The thing about amending clothes is, you have to work with what was already sewn on, and some angles were really impossible to work on the machine… so I had to redo-undo a few times until I got so tired of it and gave up, reverting to hand-sewing. Still, I tried to mimic the machine but it still look horrible.

So I started checking other options. The rightmost is the original product. Then, I tried sewing two pieces of the satin together but I can’t convince myself to accept the line in between. So I thought, why not shift the line to the edges?, and I ended up with the leftmost stripe, where I decided to use. This means, I have to undo ALL my previous work, and REDO the stripes and attach them ALL OVER AGAIN. PAIN. Aren’t we used to it already.

The shorter stripes are OK, but I realised that I am starting to have issues with the longer stripes, as they can’t be laid down properly. I realised that I tried too hard and hemming while sewing them together caused these issues. I was sewing/hemming right at the edges and it doesn’t seem to have much to hold securely. I switched to normal stitches and we are good again.

So this is the final product. I undid some of the portions of the stripe at the top (vertical in this image but horizontal in the other images… sorry I forgot to rotate the picture) as it wasn’t well aligned initially. And I finally finished the jacket.

Next part of the job is to trim Repunzel. I have had the cap done rather quickly previously, so I took it out again and used it as my gauge for the wig to be trimmed.

//updated with trim photos//


This is the look at the end.


So sorry I thought Anna was the easiest cosplay I have to wear. This beat Anna. Though to be honest, I thought the smith was easier before I did Anna.

恋语 VX~

-COSPLAY- Urashima Kotetsu //TOUKEN RANBU

character / Urashima Kotetsu
series / Touken Ranbu
cosplayer / SAGA YUUI VX
photography / Ryusei Kan
edit / Ryusei Kan
wig styled by / Akiwatari Piyo Kai Ny…

Good day, people. Good morning if it is morning for you, Good afternoon if it is afternoon over there. Good evening if it is approaching evening already! I realised I have yet upload these so here I am, uploading them. Cosplay filing always takes unknown delay 😛

ok, So I paid for the studio and invited Ryusei over to shoot. I am glad I have a clear idea of what I want to shoot, and Ryusei is very professional and nice as usual~ I really enjoyed shooting with him~ ❤ but sad news is, I forgot about urashima’s accessories only after I am removing the costume and saw the accessories in my bag. I am such an idiot. Nevermind. Enjoy the photos.


I am actually bad at chess, but Hachi-san insisted for Urashima to learn.


Naturally he fools around more.


But got semi-serious as he got scolded. He got bored easily though.


and was quickly defeated by an angry hachi


“you promised you will study if you lose the game of chess.”


“focus!”


“can i write a letter to midare-chan?”
“it doesn’t matter what so long as you write something”
“ok!” urashima gets serious


but he can’t think of what to write to midare after writing down her(his) name!


“what should I write to midare-chan, big brother?”
“i don’t know! figure it out yourself!”


“Oh, i will tell her about kamekichi! right, kamekichi?”


he finishes his lesson and went to make a prop for the AWT concert later.


“I can’t wait to get more midare-chan merch to add to my collection!”


“Look, big brother! Look at how cute midare-chan is here!”


“oh, kamekichi is bored, i need to play with kamekichi.”


“what do you think about the last AWT concert, kamekichi? wheren’t they great? Midare-chan especially!”


“oh! it is time! Let’s go to the concert!”


bonus. Urashima in fall. hahaha

-VX

-COSPLAY- Shiro & Neko //project K

I really want to thank Kanon for going through this with me. It was fun. My face was soo bloated thou, that even editing does not save it. I love adding in the filter. K is a series where I can spam filters to no end.

character / Isana Yashiro (Adolf K Weismann) & Neko
series / Project K – Return of the Kings
cosplayer / SAGA YUUI VX & VGely Kanon
photography / CosR & YunSheng Photography
edit / first edit by photographer, 2nd edit by Saga Yuui VX


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❛making❜ gv’s bag

Last of the gifts! Gv likes minion and i thought it is a happy reminder for him to stay happy instead of getting too sad/depress/upset, so it became a habit of mine to get him minion items. This time, I decided to make a bag for him, cos I like making drawstring bags.

He thought that it was a piece of garment with the button shown. I managed to trick him successfully!


The bag!! Everything is handmade; even the straps, and he was shocked about that. He kept asking me how long it took to make the bag. To be honest, I lost track. I came back home and tried my best to do it as much as I can without disturbing anyone.


The buttons. I like to make things removable / changeable. This is also the button that made him thought it is a piece of garment. wwwww


I would judge myself quite successful considering how he kept looking at the bag even after he kept it back into the gift bag. He said he won’t dare to use it for fear for destroying it, but I told him that bag is meant to be used. It is MADE to be used.

*WELCOME* 2018

2 days ago, I saw PPK and Spy. It was a sea of people but I saw them and I attempted to hide. Jv patted me on the head when they moved towards us and I crouched down. But later, when I moved up to check, they were nearer us and I think they saw me. It is not a happy memory and by right should not be here, but let me say my piece and be done with it.

There are people who believe I should be more civil and say Hi. To be honest, I get it. But I made a choice, and they made a choice. Everyone has to make a choice for themselves. My most civil is to them is not to see them. In actual fact, I do not wish to be reminded of them at all. It was like a horrible nightmare I do not wish to repeat. Everyone has their handling mechanism and this is mine.

I have my faults. I am a whiny, wimpy and cowardly fella, a society failure, often depressed and isolate myself… and I am so thankful that these people showed understanding and love and kind patience. Even when I don’t think I deserves it. Thank you all~~~~ ❤

Here’s a greeting photo of my TKRB otp, Tsuru x Ugu.

They got tired after standing all day for the shoot. Hahaha, Green tea is served /wink/

❛making❜ jv’s bag

Jv messaged me somewhere near x’mas, saying that he got my gift ready, so when are meeting up? I got a shock (what???)
I forgot how long ago that was, but there was this secret santa post and I shared it commenting that it is a nice idea, and Jv just said let’s do it, or something to that effect. I laughed and say ya! But I didn’t expect him to really do it. Wow. Surprise! So I had to rush out a gift, especially when I was tight on cash between all the weddings and commitments. Since I was all about making bags, I decided to make one for Jv as well and since he like soccer, that would be my theme.

It took 1 day to conceptualise the idea, then research and then the next day, I jumped out of bed and worked on it.

The way it is packed did not give my game away (but of course!) and so here are the final product. FYI, he didn’t believe it was entirely handmade. i told him it’s just cloth and threads… yes, it is entirely homemade. I probably used up 2.5 bobbins of black threads on this. The best part is, I got to experiment with new ways of doing things so I am happy.

It’s after x’mas now, but hey, the decorations are still in display aren’t they?


As always, I have to add my mark for anything I make. Well, not cosplay things.. but other crafts that is given to friends.

-vx

❛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