[close door cosplay] YUKKI

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character / YUKIMURA TOHRU
cosplayer / SAGA YUUI VX
photography / SAGA YUUI VX

Before I moved out of the clubhouse #1, I wanted to make use of the furniture that I have obtained with my own sweat and money and do a couple of close door shoots. It brings me back to the days where I used to self-shoot due to a lack of models…. I don’t have the thick-skin to ask people to model for me… I mean, who am I? So I am my sole topic.

Yukki was one of the close door shoots I aimed to do, but it wasn’t the first. But it ended up being the first I did it. I came home from my lessons and decided to just go ahead and cosplay Yukki because of the clothes I was wearing. There came a mad rush to get all the tidbits, soft drinks and anything that looks like what Yukki has. I made two trips because after my first trip, I went back and watched the episode again and saw that there were more things. It was very tiring, but a little fun.

~ VX


[cosplay] TSUKUYOMI

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character / TSUKUYOMI (Tsukito Totsuka)
cosplayer / SAGA YUUI VX
photography / SAM FOTOGRAPHY

Ahhhh this cosplay~ to be honest, this cosplay was not a lot of joy. Whenever there is a cosplay… when you want to do a cosplay; when you do that cosplay; as you do that cosplay, it’s never all joy and enjoyment. For most of the journey, there were lots of sweats as you rushed to get the essentials you need, there were tears of frustration when things didn’t go the way you theorised it, and there definitely were a lot of money thrown down the drain as you realised you bought the wrong item. However, in the middle of all these, there was always the small sparks of joy as you imagined yourself in the cosplay, enjoying yourself with your friends and just trying to be that special character for that one day….

but this joy was never there in the beginning. Therefore, I was rather surprised that the photos came out this way. While I did put in a good amount of effort to ensure that the photos would at least look half good, I had to admit it that I was not very optimistic as I went along with the propping. I must say…. it is a good surprise! Now, if only all the photos were to come! One more shoot and I am done with this cosplay!

❤ VX

[cosplay] UGUISUMARU

uguisumaru by hexlord

character / UGUISUMARU
cosplayer / SAGA YUUI VX
costume / SAGA YUUI VX

AHHHHH Uguisumaru.. the character in which I liked and in which I hid my liking for. I am those kinda person who keeps my ultimate fave characters secret and prepare the cosplay in secret, until it is time to cosplay it. Then, people are like, YOU LIKE HIM? Not very vocal, I know…. but I think action speaks louder than words? And as my friend says, he is a very quiet kinda character so our love for him is the quiet kinda love. hahaha. He’s the second touken ranbu character in which I did in secret and then unleash in event. I enjoyed it. The only complain is that his outfit… while his design is very beautiful and sexy (in a non-sexual way if you get what I mean), it takes a long time to work, and this sword has to be very very light in order for it to be able to hang onto the waist.

Also, I am glad for Mai and CH, who were my cosplay partners below in the series of shoots taken by MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY.

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These memories are absolutely precious and I am thankful for the friends who make them with me! ❤ I will forever remember these beautiful times… how can I ever regret this? It’s impossible. Cosplay is much too precious.

<3, VX

Eat out!

I got the chance to enjoy a meal with R&W and here are the photos of the food today. It was a really happy and enjoyable meal!


White miso ramen for me, and soy (black) miso ramen for the other two.

Then we proceed over to find desserts, whereby we found that Hoshino Coffee is available! This fruit tea is fragrant and really nice!


Sinful! But we got to share it, so I think it is ok?

[Cosplay] Uguisumaru costume II

Shall dump photos of Ugu costume WIP here~ The photos of the black shirt is already in previous post (basically me complaining about the embroidery), so here’s the rest of the outfit for the top.

Green Jacket, back
the black biased tape was made too big. I should have made it thinner.

Close up of logo…. but end up the photo was too dark.

Green Jacket, sleeves.
old sleevethese are the original version.. but I ran out of the gold parts. There were exactly enough for one sleeve. So I had to replace them for the flatter and more shiny new ones.

new sleeve

side by side comparison sleeve

Mofu mofu~ ❤mofumofu

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ugu sword holder

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[COSPLAY WIP] Embroidery – Uguisumaru

I have been working on this costume for a some time. This is the 2nd time I attempt/make modern-style clothes, the first being a jacket that is… lost for ever. Well, this is the happy blog, so I do not dwell on unfortunates here. It is a challenge as I fought with the pattern. I have yet had a complete grasp of the pattern yet, even though it is a pretty simple pattern. At the end of the day, I decided that I am going to blog this because I believe in the journey in which I had took to make this. This will be a good memory after I am done with it.

First, let me show you the first attempt (where the embroidery) is half complete. It was a failure as the collar was too big, and I was just blindly making the outfit. At the end of the day, I decided that I really do not want to wear it without the proper size of collar, so I stopped embroidery work just to undo all the necessary stitches and redo the collar.


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These were taken with the trashy computer front camera, so the quality is…. bad.

After I am done with the blouse again, I move onto the embroidery again. What a pain in the fingers. These golden threads where hard to use – super thin and not smooth, they broke or tangle so easily! I am glad to be finally done. I am really impressed with people who do loads of embroidery with their cosplays (also those who make costumes from scratch as that is what I am starting to do). What a load of patience and skills you guys have!


By then, my fingers no longer have the strength to push the needle through the cloth. It was also clogged with stitches! So I had to push with the table, or the blouse itself.


Then, I had to pull the needle out using the plier. The same steps over and over again.


See how red my forefinger? It was not cos I am holding the plier. My finger is constantly in this state when I am doing this embroidery.


The end product. Looks more like a turkey than a small cute bird. Oh well.

Touken Ranbu [刀剑乱舞]COSCARD Smith Version

HoYA! So the plot I have been plotting in my head is finally realised/revealed! So I uploaded these photos on the net as I completed the work on the touken ranbu coscards for smith-san. In case you are wondering, Coscards are a way for cosplayers to get to know each other by having their contact on a small piece of card – bascially, a business card for hobbists (because cosplaying is a hobby!!). Some cosplayers have just one design of coscards, but most cosplayers have a variety of designs because it’s only then that we can feature all the many cosplays we do! There are cosplayers who came to Singapore and commented that our coscards culture is rather like trading cards – we trade coscards and each of us pull out a set of pretty/colourful coscards. Yes, this is the style in which I have been working towards. My coscards must always have that special something that other’s don’t have. I am working out a set of playing cards for myself you see! hahaha.

So, for a while, I have been waiting for the perfect piece of photo that some talented person took for my smith cosplay, so that I can execute it. When I saw Leon’s photo of my cosplay (click on the link), I knew it was the one. This coscard took me the longest to make, and it is also the most expensive, mainly because I wanted the super glossy effected we had on our pottermore cards (same thing, just in different fandom) so finally, after all the hard work, I managed to pull it through. The alignment is a little off, but well, I am too tired to do anything about that. And the cutting might not be too straight, but here you go!!!


In Touken Ranbu, different types of swords have different forging time, and I wanted to show that in my cards too. Furthermore, the smith can only make the original (initial) 42 swords, therefore, there will only 42 sets of these coscards. NO MORE, NO LESS. I will not be re-printing them, which is why I will not be giving them out like nobody’s business. These are limited edition, man. I will be making another smith card (I hope) with another design. I actually realised how great these are for desk cover!! lols.

Because of the number of cards (42), I have 2 cards which did not fit into the template. These are made into normal, lesser glossy kinds.


So bascially, the normal cards in which I will be dispensing are the white ones (5th design, if I didn’t remember wrongly) which are the 2nd latest design. The cards are shuffled and slotted into bushido road sleeves for cardfight. I am so lucky these come in time for when I made my cards. Really, I think I delayed my card making though, just so that I can distribute with the sleeves. The thing is, it reminds me of when I first started touken ranbu. I was … trying to decide my starter sword, and I was stuck between Kashuu and Yoshiyuki. In the end, I went with Kashuu, so now, I had Yoshiyuki. Then, when Kon-chan, the mascot of the game, run you through the game, you would also smith a sword for yourself at the smithy room. Therefore, it is like, having a starter card and a new-born card, in which you start playing your game with.


AND TA-DA~ They were slotted into my Touken ranbu kogi cardfight deckbox, waiting for their fated owners to pick them out in lottery style. Hahaha. No cheating, guys.

<3, smith

[WIP props] Yagen Toushirou

Suddenly I am at a lost for words. hahaha. Must be some effect. So I have been working on the props for my Yagen cosplay, slogging for over a week (a week and 2 days, to be exact) to complete the armour. Before I start anything that I am unfamiliar with, or more than 50% unsure of, I will definitely talk to my shadow king, and get the king’s advise. After that, I start. And since my king requested for work in progress photos, I complied. Even though it is troublesome to take photos while you are working.

** Please note that these are by NO means tutorial photos. ** as if I am in any capabilities to give tutorials *snorts*

Before I start, this is the reference pic, and what I am supposed to be working on.

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Ok, so by the time le Shadow King requested for WIP photos, I was already like, this deep into the craft. Hahaha.



I quickly managed to finish the above before I run out for conan movie with my friends. And Oh did I enjoyed it! lols. OK, moving on.

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I am so happy that I found my crochet needle again! It was lost in the yarn I stuck in very safely in for years! I was so worried that I might lose it that I tried my best to make sure that it is snug in the ball of yarn. So snug that I can’t find it ever again…..



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Too much orange?? By now I am very very tired of orange already. Hahaha. The thoughts in my head: This is so Ren/ Why same colour as Ichinii, and ORANGE-KUN!! But well, perseverance rewards, even if I realised that I am a cockeyed person (like seriously how can the rows end up being this … messy). Since I am nice enough, I asked Hanger-kun to be my model (you know how they say models are clothes hanger??), so you guys have the best model ever~


Showing you side by side with the reference pic again:

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And since I needed something to calm me down after the intensive crafting. I decided to modify the sword that my seller made.

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Crafting period: 26th July – 3rd August Total: 3 days and 6 nights.

[anime] BEARGGUY F (Family)


WOW I never enjoyed watching competition anime for a long time! Ok, to let me explain things, recently at the Gundam Docks in Ngee Ann City, me and my friend saw the BEARGGUY F Gunpla and fell in love with it. I love the Mama, and she love the baby (really don’t know why. Mama is clearly cuter). So we split the money and share the Gunpla.
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After that, I decided to watch that one episode (episode 10, if anyone is interested) in which BearGGuy appears. And here are the screenshots. I enjoyed myself so much that I decided to make a post out of it. LOLs. I doubt I would have enjoyed it as much if I was watching the entire episode.

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So BearGGuy is all ready to start (I always feel weird about mama being called a guy. lols) Mama is all in battle mode. Look at how serious petite bear is. That’s right, hold onto your seat! and Mama is off!!! Pretty colours gundam-rashi.

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And mama pewpewed out into the rally world!!! Lookiee! But wait! what is this! The onflow of Gunplas. Why is mama the only one having problems? Pull up your socks, Mirai-kun. (BUT MAMA IS TOOOO CUTEEEE)

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Ohh, mama landed properly~ savveeddd!! and baby is still around!

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Mama is ahead of everyone else!! Yeahh!!

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Oh but what is this! Some celebrity dude is here to create havoc! -ZZZZZ- can you feel my anger. Baby is preparing himself for the landing! How cute! But mama is the cutest.

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Luckily Mama is a good swimmer. So pro~ And look at that turbo. hahha. I actually hoped that my gunpla also has working spinning turbo thingy. I can dream.

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Just when they thought they could go on, what is this!! Evil celebrity dude attacks again!! Mama got hit! And if it is not bad enough, the baby chair broke!! /ok, just kidding./ And evil celeb dude is now going to finish off baby. MAMA TO THE SACRIFICE!!! Mama bear, you are best! BUT WHYYY

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Oh mama…. no more energy… omg… please don’t die ok… baby bear dislike wetness but his eyes grew wet. Can gunpla sob? I feel so cheated cos mine cannot (JKJK!!)

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Mama bear is down, so switch to baby bear. Don’t look down on that petite fellow! He comes packed with a punch!

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What is this? Petite bear knows kungfu! So he shoots the celeb dude down. and…. it’s time to move on.

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Baby bear throws mama a super long look, and didn’t want to go without mama. Or his baby chair. But he has to….

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so baby bear really no choice. He has to go. He turned around and blew a – wait! A bubble!!! What!? This is no time for bubble, though I am sure sunrise has a reason for it. Ohh, you are gna travel on it!! But wait, why run with a bubble? Are you sure you are not flying? It is against the rules to use flight function you know… Oh maybe that is why you didn’t win.

Ok. I am done. Really don’t feel hyped up nearing the end cos mama is not around, but thank you mirai-kun. I am sorry I thought of you as a useless girl. Without you, there is no mama bear. Nevermind about baby bear. That’s not important.

[cosplay] SWORDSMITH

cosplay and outfit by xlandar
photo by Leon Mah


So after the 7 year old kiddo, my next cosplay debut for the year is the figure everyone loves to hate – the “papa” of 42 swords, The swordsmith in TOUKEN RANBU. I cosplayed it knowing that i would most likely face things that are not pretty. I was aware of that, and I kept going. Because i am a cosplayer, and I am raised of the older generation. I cosplay him because I want to cosplay this character; I like this character to a certain extend that I pulled my friend to cloth shopping with me to ensure the correct cloth is chosen, spend a week trying to figure out how to make something I have never made before. I did not get a backache bent over the cloth on the floor working it for people who hated him. I did this cause he never spoke a word to me in the entire game but yet gave me so many members of my team. In some part of my heart, he is a very special chibisuke.

Other than that, he is a very enjoyable character to cosplay. I get to troll people and shock people with my cosplay. His outfit is easy to put on and yet very well coordinated. He doesn’t look too simple or too complicated. Plus I get to decide/customise my own version of him, which is something in which other characters who did not have. The freedom i get from cosplaying him is refreshing. Nobody thought I would do swordsmith, so everyone was surprised. I like to surprise everyone. I like the swordsmith. Thank you, dear, for forging so many swords for me, and for keep trying to forge on. That being said, because of this cosplay, I learnt something new, made more new things, and this is the first time I made 90% of an outfit on my own! Only the wig and the socks and the geta and the contacts where not made by me.