Kantai Collection just finished, and so did a bunch of series I dearly love like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso. (Both anime titles are links so if you're interested you can just click them and read about them! But please don't forget to come back!)
My latest costume project is from Kantai Collection, she is a personification of a Kongo-Class ship in Japan used in the World War and so on. Her name is "Kirishima" similar to Kirishima Touka of Tokyo Ghoul, but she isn't anything like her. In the game the anime is based on, she is a hard-hitter and is often described as an "intelligent gangster" due to her speech pattern and fire power.
Kirishima on the left and Alice Nakiri on the right from the currently airing "Shokugeki no Soma" or "Food Wars". If you'd notice I don't really stick around for very long in terms of sharing photos. I get tired quite easily and I know I have a load of other characters to waste my money on.
This is a love-hate relationship really, because aside completing the costume there's also the fact that I would WANT and NEED to have a photoshoot schedule, rental, and overall schedule saved for that one cosplay project of the month. (Which would mean money going out the window~)
Then we have "Angelise" or "Ange" for short from the dark intergalactic mech or robot anime "Cross Ange" (Full title: Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons)
They're all very fiery characters actually, Alice Nakiri is one of my favorite characters next to Aldini and Erina. Why didn't I go for Erina instead? Aside the wig issues, it's also a bit of a request. Besides, pretending to do Molecular Gastronomy was seriously fun! (And tiring at the same time)
At the right, we have Mirai Kuriyama Idol version with the gorgeous Kristine Dinglasan for the Mitsuki Nase
4 of 12 months done!
It's been a seriously hectic couple of months, yet I have not failed on any of my plans! I even completed one that I've postponed for some long. Mostly due to a friend's help (cue in: Abraham Cruz or "Father" for the turrets for Kirishima and a Sewing Machine)
25% into the year and I've broken new ground in terms of costume quality. I am very pleased with the outcome of Kirishima and to note that only took around 2 days at most to make! I have a lot of other things in store! Including a hopefully, helpful blog post on how to "Start" making your own costume or even making a daunting "costume" feel easier!
Watch out for that!