[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

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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.

{cosplay} Did you get mysterious messages?

hohoho ~ Finally I move my butt to update photo. This photo was taken in Malaysia, in a studio apartment. This brings me to a milestone – shooting cosplay overseas – YEAH! Hahaha, it is an interesting experience shooting overseas. We didn’t manage to get a studio in time so the members started looking for an apartment instead. This is the first time, I realise you can actually rent an apartment to shoot for one day.

We didn’t really have time to do much makeup, and the shoot turned up into a AM/PM slot thingy, which is sorta sad cos I was hoping for a full team. It’s ok, I got my shot. It’s ok!

The Malaysia trip is full of adventures but the most heartwarming thing is how bro Y-c is so sweet~ ❤ thank you for everything you did! I do appreciate all the small little things!! I cannot express the amount of ❤ in my heart for you. I hope to see you soon~

-vx

[AFASG] afterpost

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AFA was last weekend… and I am finally ready to post about it. After a rest of half a year after my last cosplay, I cosplayed at AFA. I was always going to cosplay at AFA anyway… just that I have changed my plans… because… things changed. My feelings have changed and I was filled with negativity about cosplay (my cosplay in general). It was something I struggled with, and also the reason why I declined an invitation to a group shoot. I need to find my place again, before I can move on.

But I am glad that for this year, I am reunited with my old friends again. I have been too far away from them the last years, and it was great to be back! It is great to go along with the flow that they created… that comfortable feeling. My AFA would not be great if not for their presence throughout the 3 days of the event!

On 1st day, we went with no team. I took Rainbow out as weretiger boy. Yes, I was Nakajima Atsushi from Bungo Stray Dogs, the gifted who can turn himself or parts of his body into a white tiger. It’s my speciality, the shounen type of character … I generally do well with that type. But I decided to try a different makeup from my first cosplay of that character and I am not too fancy of it.

On the 2nd day, we went with our promise from last year, to cosplay as the mothers of Love Live‘s muse members to cheer for our “daughters”. I was Mrs Nishikino, Maki’s mother. It was a comfortable cosplay, but the long hair is another semi-horror story I dislike. I went with a female style makeup, with blusher and etc. Love Live is known for it’s girlish colours and makeup style, though I don’t think my makeup is nice.

On the 3rd day, I formed another team with other old friends and cosplayed as V from Mystic Messenger. I will be honest… It was a super super comfortable thing to be able to cosplay as a male again!!!! V’s outfit is extremely comfortable, with which reflects his character. Also, I don’t need to do any eye-makeup. I also avoided contact lens (which means, I am true to the character of being a partial blind person) due to my overly-tired eyes after 2 days of contact lens. But it also means that I have a hard time seeing people & recognising people…. and in the end, I was focusing SO HARD on seeing that I have a hard time hearing as well. I am thankful for the compliments I received on this cosplay, especially because I generally have a hard time with matured male type. I saw some ways in which I can improve my cosplay, so I am thankful.

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Pic taken from Mizu. This photo is very 0A~! I am surprised Mizu did not realise it.

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I love bearguy!!!!! I LOVE MAMA BEARGUY!!! You guys know how much I love him?? I am sooo disappointed that after meeting everyone and finally passing their stuff back to them and having time to enjoy myself, I find this display blocked by … inconsiderate people. Mizu helped me clear them away and I was able to take this photo~ ❤

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and while Mizu ran away to attend to her autograph things, Aki and I went to the canon booths for photo. I am really thankful for the photos! I got a photo with Rainbow dear ❤ it’s so precious ❤ ❤ ❤ idk how to even start saying my thanks! Aki love my paws so I had her wear one for a photo together.

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2nd day!! Mom cheering squad! we are armed with pompoms, light sticks and fans! Many people who saw us and recognise us, I AM THANKFUL! I mean, not every lovelive fans recognised us, and what you guys did was amazing!! This is how close you guys were to the series!!

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Today is a SUPER RARE CHANCE to meet rin chan again!! I got so shocked seeing myself after I am done with makeup.. because I look so much like her?? We are twinnies today? Actually my eyes are dry naturally, and they react to contact lens badly, so after 1 day of contact lens, they are even more hooded… and that’s where the resemblance started.

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ANDDDD…. we are at day 3! I came after my lessons, so I figured no need to put on eye makeup. No need to overstress eyes unnecessarily. I did put on some shadow thou. My small team today involves Katou as 7 and Yan as MC. We make a good team, I must say. you HAVE to be comfortable with the people you cosplay with in order to have a good time!

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with everyone!

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and … in the excitement of the event, I totally forgot one of my friends is attending as the MC of the game on the same day as I am cosplaying as one of the characters. I knew she is going in a wedding dress and that she has 43 wedding rings to propose to every cosplayer of that game she found. But she did not know that I am cosplaying as V. So… we have a weird and funny occurance where she turned up with her loud audio of the game’s music and yelled V and I am like, huh? And suddenly she is proposing to me, which is like, omg why is this so familiar?? It was only after she was on her knees and had grabbed my hands and is pushing the ring box in my directions that I realised who she mUST be. Later, I realised that my classmate was around and that she had taken this photo…… to my shock. And another classmate was right there. But due to bad vision + a shock + bad hearing, I didn’t sense anything. But he’s right there in the photo.. lols.

Anyway, this round up my exciting event. This opened up opportunities to meet new friends, and also plan more cosplay with my old friends. I am not adding new cosplay with new friends or people I am not close with… I am sorry…

Also, I am thankful to the people who kept assuring me that I look ok as Maki’s mom.. thank you!! But I am going to stick to mostly guys’ cosplay … I really do feel more comfortable as a dude.

{anime} 91 days

I am attacked with feels. I was hesitant to watch each and every episode of 91 days, from the start to the end. I know what kind of anime it is. I know it will be very nice/interesting. I also know it will be a very painful to watch. Sometimes you know it is good but you cannot touch it. Sometimes you just cannot touch it.

There are so many painful relationship to watch in 91 days, but I focus on the main one – Angelo (Avilio) and Nero. I think from the start, it was hard for them to kill each other… and yet, they had to. Nero, when he started the mafia career, had to kill a kid Angelo… and Angelo who came back to revenge his family… had to get close to Nero and kill this brotherly and easy-going  but loyal fellow.

At the end of the day, what I felt is, they managed to reach a common point.. it was hard. I felt tears coming out just typing this… but I am also at peace… because of the peace between the two at the end. And what I wanted to record here, is that peace.

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