Korean Cosplayer: K Miyuko of the cosplay group "Spiral Cats" or SPCats.
What caught me to her was her Inori from Guilty Crown. It was really well done. And afterwards I heard she also made some of her costumes. (To what extent am not sure) She's cute, and absolutely perfect with every one of her cosplays.
Sword art Online, my current anime drug. Although the light Novel is notches better than the anime. It does not miss out on the points of conflict. Though development wise, they lack a lot with Asuna's character.
My favorite shot from Sir Alain's set
She is currently one of my favorite heroines. As usual, I made everything from scratch. The materials available to me were limited to very few and the time I had was a span of the week while juggling work. (And thus I ended up with acne breakouts "OTL)
The wig? Yes, that was a styled wig. I cosplayed her way before anyone else had available wigs. XD Although this was in lieu of my former plan Esther Blanchett, I did not regret crafting this costume and I learned a hell lot from it!
I realized, hanging on to the hope that somehow the wig seller would get a hold of her senses and be responsible enough is nearly zero-- I moved on to another cosplan:
Although I have handled sewing machines years before, this is my first time to have made something with measurements and a tailor's chalk. Yep, that's right! I am a complete noob and I don't even use patterns. I draw it on the spot on the cloth and somehow it all works out.
The skirt took about an hour and a half to make. From the measurement, the cutting and the pleats up to hemming and attaching the zipper and locks. I'm damned proud of how clean it is! The thing I was scared off in this costume is her top. It had an asymmetrical cut and had no visible lines for zippers. And I had a thing for accuracy in the look and fold of a costume.
Say hello to my shoes! Haha, although still quite lacking in details the outcome was superb and I was quite satisfied. In any case! I'm getting good progress done and I'm quite happy about it despite the sleepless nights.
Saber Alter or "Dark Saber" is basically "King Arthur" that has been summoned as a hero by someone with a rather dark and sad past. The series revolves around a Holy Grail war, with epic heroes being called forth by "masters" through a ritual. More of this in the "Fate Stay franchise". Saber Alter though, does not appear in any of the series and only appears in the game "Heaven's Feel".
On with the show:
Yep, a rather noobish effort at a photograph. But hey~ we were in a convention. Also note that my armor is on backwards. *rofl* The adrenaline was just too much and I just wore it like a sir and pranced around.
Most people prolly didn't even give shit. But yes, I wore the chin guard and a mask aside from wearing those yellow contact lenses. Why? Because that's how cosplaying should be. I also put red marks all over my face, which is unfortunately not seen here. Also, honestly I'm OC about how cloth falls, folds and holds. See that weird Lady Gaga sleeve? That was one of those "eureka-oh-my-gad" moments, I seriously loved how easy I made that.
A first for everything
Yep, I look like a guy in this shot. And why is that? Because of my bangs. I know, entirely my fault. But then for people who do not know me, at the least pick on me without me seeing it. I was depressed over this for a while. But now I look at it. That girl had a point. besides I didn't color my brows and that was fatal.
This would be my last fully hand sewn creation. My Aizen-sama had mercy on me because I was tackling on Queen Esther and thus bought me a sewing machine. Though it's a tiny one, I'm seriously addicted to the sound it makes. (Ka-cha-ka-cha-ka-cha... *_*) *cough* Although these aren't all the pictures, I had fun and it was interesting to be a bad ass version of a classic and well loved character. I hope I did her justice.
A lesson learned
I'm that person under rocks and in caves. I am not very good with dealing with people so I limit myself to what I can handle. Which is usually online contact. I learned here, that other than people being too complicated for my tastes... most people think the internet is something where you can change who you are and be a villain to everyone because of anonymity. At the end of the day, it's still YOU who's being an idiot. And am not going to be part of that. Less affected, more happy~ Right? XD
While these two are both Asian brands, Etude house is from Korea while Majolica Majorca is from Japan. What I love about both of them is the fact that they take packaging passionately. If you aren't tempted by the covers, the effects are seriously nice as well.
So Etude house takes the first round, why is that you ask? Well, look at the HUGE difference in size at almost the same price. As for coverage, some people might like Majolica better because it looks like it's hardly there. But for people who like staying up (or who have no choice) then Etude house will win you over.
I've been going without a concealer for years now. And I look just fine. I never honestly thought these makeup had value for buck.
Here's what I noticed:
If you use a Majolica product on it's own, it's not as good as it should be. But use them together and seriously, they really "make your dreams come true". Majolica wins out this one because this particular shade is for EVERYONE. It somehow follows and blends in with your complexion and avoids making you look grey or too white. That's the issue I had with the "Dream on Pact", one wrong pat and that part of your face is all too white. Not for everyday use, maybe for cosplay?
That's all for today folks!
I'll be adding the Nymph aura review in a bit as well! Comments? Suggestions? Send some love this way?
Anything is welcome.
Cam whoring like a boss aside,
Remember I entered a "liking" contest. I posted it here sometime last month. I know, I said I didn't expect a lot from it. But then people reacted positively and I had hoped maybe I had some chance.
Yep, as I expected. I got into third place.
I got a 20$ gift check from miccostumes.com
I would like to credit sir z3LL for the gorgeous shots. And myself for making the costume. *rofl* And pushing through with that lovely "cause" play.
I think, I should possibly post about the time of this shoot, who I met and how it went. It was seriously one of the best times of my cosplay life. The community felt so vibrant and small again. Much like the old times. We were a few that was invited to the place and that we were helping out a fellow hobbyist-- all in good fun!
To everyone who helped, and keep on supporting me... I know am not much but seriously I am grateful!
Behold, Inori Yuzuriha from the Anime Guilty Crown.
Why Inory? And why a "Trial"
Take note, this was just made for my person because I suppose at some points he really liked Inori. And well, it was part of his birthday present from me.
Well, honestly I should really work on that dead pan look she has without looking like a deer stuck in the headlights. In any case, I think there's a lot of room for improvement. Like:
You can choose between: Shaman, Hunter, Witchblade and Fighter classes. These classes subdivide into three more sub classes. Sadly, the classes are gender specific. The WItchblade and Shaman classes are female characters.
There's also "Artisan skills" in which aside from being let's say, a Shaman- you can choose to be a tailor, metalworker, an alchemist, and a cook. (I think I missed one)
After logging in, choosing your class you get to a screen that lets you:
Common game attributes
Aside those I mentioned, you could also change the hairstyle and customize it to a limited degree. You need to level up and in order to do so, you need to earn experience. This game though, as well as the other webzen games has a sense of 'story' in which you go through the game like an RPG.
Taking "RPG" up a notch
Most games I played before had quests up until you get to change your classes. But after that, you're on your own and all you do is basically grind (Grinding is a game term in which you go to dungeons repeatedly and gain huge amounts of experience)
C9 is very much like SUN online (figures because they're from the same publisher) with the quests running through the entire game. Until I guess you tire of it. You follow a story line and the NPC's start respecting you and the likes.