Not as brutal as “the strong shall live, and the weak shall die” sort, but for those who have the drive there are huge chances for success (Even in a thankless hobby like cosplay)
Life will never go backwards, it can only go forward.
No matter how much you cry, scream or cuss – it won’t do anything.
All you can do is move on, and if you can move faster than time allows then go ahead.
(Multi task and accomplish EVERYTHING you want to accomplish)
I'm not telling you that you can get rich or go get 10 girlfriends because that’s what you want.
I’m saying don't put off plans, and NEVER EVER pass up a good opportunity. People’s schedules are erratic and so is the weather. Re-scheduling is as much a risk as shooting on the day itself in rainy weather. And besides that, people will always have different priorities, and if at any point it was their priority to be with you-- then consider yourself lucky and don't take them for granted. With that said, I hope everyone is safe and dry
Cheers! Thank you for reading
We've already agreed on the fact that anime characters are just too damned unrealistic.
One of the most unrealistic things will be tackled here, the oh-so cute mouths of the younger characters we see in our beloved moving drawings.
I hope this is of help to anyone,
Am not an expert in makeup and I simply read ebooks and online tutorials as well and apply whatever I learn wherever possible! If you have tips on improving this, please do share!
Thank you for reading!
if you've been into this hobby for long, I would bet that you started off being a nerd who read books and can't start a conversation with a stranger even if your life depended on it. Amongst my siblings and friends...I have always seemed cold and distant. It's due to the fact that I am an awkward person and I am severely shy.
A LESSON OF COURAGE
Cheaper venues like amusement parks, picnic spots and whatnot are usually filled with (A LOT) people. But, they serve as really good spots for shots. They're pretty much generic, and in almost all japanese animations, they will at some point have a scene where there are plains or a sort of old ruin. But... you're shaking and people are starting to stare at you...
Here's a fact, you would definitely regret not getting a shot after so much effort of making the costume/props and styling the wig. (There's also the contact lenses, your makeup and gas or transportation fees) SO TAKE UP THE COURAGE, swallow that fear and just pose for the camera. It would also be to your advantage if you do this with some friends.
If you're shaking, it won't matter so much if it's not too dark but seriously,
DO NOT TURN YOUR BACK ON SOMETHING YOU ALREADY STARTED. Weather, time, and the availability of people are inconsistent...when you have a photographer standing with you in a venue just give yourself enough time to calm down...and give it a try. Believe me, it pays off. One great shot is better than nothing.
A lesson of "Looking the part" (Even when you REALLY don't)
Kuriyama Mirai is a moe blob, I don't know about most people but with an inch wide eyes and a small face that's what she is to me.
Now how, does someone like me who is human with a small set of eyes and a long edgy face going to pull her off? Well there are a few tricks I will teach you here.
New to the hobby?
We don’t require you to know all of the anime series we’ve watched or name ten animation studios and story illustrators. Hobbies are loved in varying degrees as I have said so several times in the past. But, here’s the deal:
Always remember that you represent EVERYONE ELSE in the hobby when you make a fool of yourself in public or in photos. Or act rude when in fact you've just poked someone’s eyes out with your massive props. It’s like a uniform, when you wear your costume it’d be what people would label with whatever small knowledge they have of cosplay.
EGL Costume: work in progress
The venue that was planned before hand has already been demolished, so in moving forward in plans we've only rushed ideas and have yet to see if this proves fruitful. I hope it does though, even if I had to make my own megaphone from scratch (Budget constraints "OTL ) And most of these were made a couple of hours. I even had to make my own gloves as the dye I bought for my gloves didn't work out as I wanted. *sigh*
In any case, I'll still hope for the best.
I'll be going through my past month's cosplays and some of the photos that have not seen light of day throughout the upcoming days/weeks.I'll take a breather and Re-shoot my Rei Ayanami. Then start on my last plan of the year.
For now, Have at ya! My Emi Yusa Cosplay
Other KuriCurry Cosplay Projects:
My version of Kuroneko, admittedly I don't think I did her justice. She's just way too cute for me to do! Still did her though, I wanted to surprise someone. Besides that, I like her the best in the series other than Ayase.
This was shot in Tagaytay, a place that is around 2 hours by drive from home. I had a costume fitting during that day as well. And it rained a LOT. The whole plan was to have sunny shots on the outside of the house as well. But in the end we had to use the 2nd floor living room. And the glass walls of the house were dyed in black. (Due to how late we got and how long I took to change and whatnot)
This Kuroneko outfit/ Ruri Gokou cosplay I made was supposedly for the last week of August. It was something to console myself with as I was tasked to help out friends for a video shoot. (In which case I ended up doing nothing instead)
In the end, I guess I just had to be patient at times and things will come my way.