Remember my Rin Tohsaka Cosplay?
I was wearing her default Red "home clothes", and I do actually have in the works the uniform that I never got to finish. For the most part, I consider that costume already rather sexy. As I shot this outdoors as you can plainly see in the background. That skirt is not something I'd wear on a normal basis specifically, when I'm alone or if I'll be leaning or bending a lot.
Now, I went and planned on cosplaying two more versions of Rin Tohsaka. Then I saw a certain official art that piqued my interest.
Remember that this is case to case, as usual
If you've signed a contract, and someone else's product is resting on your way of conduct in social media and generally online. Then please, do realize that whatever you pose will affect them as well.
But since this IS MY HOBBY
As long as I mean well, and I'm not causing pain or stealing someone else's hard earned cash or making money out of someone else's hard work, then seriously... you can't tell a painter how to paint. And you certainly can't really tell me, as a cosplayer who to cosplay and who not to cosplay. It's that simple! :)
BUT THIS is really sexy
This is something a few people tend to tell me not to do. It's not something I really do, quite frankly, a LOT of thought went into this costume due to the bareness of her skin and the amount of exposure. But I stared at myself for a little while, and looked at how much effort I go through to maintain my waist, to maintain the flatness of my tummy... I guess there are times you just want to show it off.
As I always say, I've never been against sexy cosplays, in fact as long as someone can do it right?
Then why the hell not! It's pleasant to the eyes and it's really up to who sees it to see it in a bad light.
My objective was merely to cosplay Rin Tohsaka wearing an Archer inspired outfit. I am easily moved by characters, and the weird and tragic love story between the two is something I really enjoy. My intentions are to portray Rin Tohsaka based on that official art. And I am prepared for any sort of attacker or maniac, and won't really wonder why. (Besides, I've already dealt with a few of those and I haven't even done anything completely sexy like a bikini) So what's new?
What's your point Kuricurry?
Basically, that people, even friends from strangers will have this sort of "perspective" that they might end up measuring us against. And once we go pass or fail their expectations, they will be upset. But the thing here is, we aren't as simple as a perceived notion.
We are human beings, and most of us change through time. Most of us don't just do one thing over and over, we expand horizons, we grow and sometimes we like to get out of our comfort zones and perhaps-- in my case, bear the thunder thighs and tiny waist I was born with. Remember that I'm not a nun, and that cosplay should be done for one's enjoyment.
Not for anyone else's.
Well that was a long water break wasn't it?
While I'm pretty sure I'm not quite talking to people who eagerly await for my random blurbs here on my blog. I still enjoy this little outlet of mine and I do try and will try to make it a little more useful as time passes by.
For now, I was on a little "life-break" as things got too hectic at work and I really wanted my next blog post to be something useful to people. And yet, I end up with just a mere announcements of cosplay progress and upcoming plans.
An update is an update!
There's a bunch of stuff that's coming up this month, and I can't believe how jam packed this month is. And how completely lax in terms of hobby-related matters my birth month was.
Which is rather sad because work life balance did not exist for me at that month. Oh well, life goes on right?
A few things I'm working on are advanced, and another set will be crammed this week. (Cross your fingers for me please?)
This weekend is my very own "Rin Tohsaka" day.
Aside the trench coat and orange scarf she seems to wear lately, I'll also be doing an EXTREMELY daring outfit. Something not quite new to me to be honest. As I tend to lean towards panty wearing heroines or characters with ass coverage via a huge cape hung by the waist side.
For the curious:
I'm still writing and capturing my "How to tackle a cosplan/ The Kuri Way", title is tentative but if I don't come up with anything shorter I'll go with that. As it's not really something for everyone but it does help to lessen the amount of mistakes you can commit in costume making or crafting in general, for that matter!
So look forward for that folks! Hopefully someone out there is still reading these things!
And if you are, thank you very much! I honestly...appreciate it!