Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Samurai Girls~

Yo, I'm back with some more pictures for you to be impressed by. Just face it, they are pretty fabulous. And I have my awesome cosplay group mates Hansku and Jäärä to partially thank for that haha. And ofc, Poke who took the pictures. So, now that I've gotten all the credits out of the way I'll get on to the pictures; 

Sorry for the wrapping on the handle, it started undoing itself before the shoot ;__;

I really love some of the pics we got, and some are kind of meh. But that's a photoshoot for ya, can't have too many perfect pics now can we haha. It would have been awesome with a longer shoot as well, but the weather was against us and we had to rush inside as it started raining. But someday I sure as hell am gonna get more pics of my precious Gisen :3
   And I figure I could put up some info on the costume as well while I'm blogging and all. As usual the cosplay is all made by me, everything from the prop to the wig styling (which btw is kind of two colored, I liiiiiightly dyed some parts, like the roots, of it grey as I don't like completely white wigs. Gave a neat subtile effect in my opinion). And needless to say, the prop is one of my fave features of this costume. I hardly ever make cosplays with props, so this was a nice change of pace, and the insane detailed pattern on it was, believe it or not, fun to make. It took its time though, one side took about 4 hrs, a bit more. There are also other elements of the cosplay I really like, the gloves for an example deserve an extra look at. They turned out pretty cool in my opinion, especially the left one, which had a slightly more interesting design
   With all that said, I hope to wear this costume again, maybe tweak it a little, there is always room for improvement, but I really like it, it's a fun design and Gisen is one hell of a badass. Over and out.


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

And now it's over

It's not like this post is soooo late, it's only almost like, a month since Desu. I hope you did detect my sarcasm there. But however, now I actually am getting off my lazy ass writing this post. Ain't I great? 
   I started my Desujourney on Friday. Me and my boyfriend got into his car when he got off work and slowly but surely we made our way to Lahti and found the hotel we were staying at. We did get there at like 8, which in my lazy opinion was too late to start putting on a cosplay and dragging my ass to Sibeliustalo, so we just chilled out in the hotel and had some food. I actually ate fairly regularly, that's a con first. And actual food too, not just sandwiches and shit. Achievement unlocked. 
   So, Saturday was the first actual con day for me. We got up, got ready and I got into brand new, undebuted Gisen Yagyu cosplay. And man I felt fabulous. And I also felt like my tits and ass were showing waaaay too much, but whatever, I captured the spirit of the show damn good in that miniskirt haha. 

Attractive hotel room pic there. I don't even think I had put my wig on properly in that pic. Or well judging by the looks of it, no I hadn't. Nothing is more sexy than a wig almost falling off your head. I had a monster of a prop for this costume as well, which you will get to see in later pics.
   We got to the con and just hung out a little. Since my boyfriend never had been to a con before he did hardly know where to look haha. I get why though, I don't think there are many events as colorful and as filled with all kinds of people as cons. We checked out the Artist Alley and the Dealers Room, took pictures and so on. You congoers know the drill, no need to explain it. We also went to watch the Euro Cosplay preliminaries of Finland, and do I even need to say all the contestants were awesome? I also had a photoshoot with some fellow Hyakka Ryoran Samurai Girl cosplayers, Hansku as Jyubei and Jäärä as Sen-hime. I am still waiting for these pictures (damnit Hansku I want them, send 'em to meeee. Hahaha) but I took the liberty of borrowing the ones Hansku posted on her blog (and no, it's not my panties that show in the pic below, it's part of my tights, sorry to disappoint you);

All pics were taken by Poke. I really like the last one, looks awesome. But yeah, when I get the rest of the pics I might make another post with those if I like many of them. However, I did have Janne (that's boyfriends name, I just realized I didn't mention that earlier, oops) take some pics with my camera, so I do have some solo shots of this cosplay as well;
(And I'm sorry, the wrapping on the katana handle started sliding around, I should have made it tighter, so the part closest to the blade if fucking disorted....)

Just a couple of close ups, as I said, you'll get to see more when I get more pics. But that sums up my Saturday. We went back to the hotel room, I changed, then we grabbed something to eat at the nearest Hesburger and went back to the hotel again where Janne almost instantly fell asleep (I exhausted the poor thing with all my running around at the con haha) and I stayed up drinking wine, celebrating my birthday by myself....
... which leads me to Sunday, which also was my birthday. The long awaited age of 18 has finally reached me as well. But enough of that. I got up, got dressed as Tomoyo from Clannad and we got moving again. We were both kinda tired although we did get fairly much sleep, so we didn't do much, we went to see the skit competition which was a new feature of Desucon and then we watched some anime in the Anime Room and took some pictures of other cosplayers and some of me. I wanted some nice summer Tomoyo pics but in teh end I was really tired and didn't have enough motivation for a longer shoot. So I ended up with like 2 okay pics haha;

A highlight of my day was meeting a fellow Clannad fan who was really happy to see someone cosplaying from the series. It made me really happy to see how excited she was to see my cosplay, moments like that really make me like cosplaying more :3
   But as previously stated, we were tired and wanted to get home at a reasonable time, so we started moving towards Vaasa really early since there was no more panels or something that captured my interest.
   Overall I had fun, the only drawback was how tired I was at Sunday. Seriously, am I getting old or something? I shouldn't be exhausted after ONE con day haha. Oh well it was a nice con, Desu never disappoints. And now as a final touch to this post, some hall pictures of random and less random cosplayers who also were at Desu;

All pics were taken by boyfriend because I'm too lazy to operate my camera. But that's it for this post, I shall be back sometime, hopefully with some awesome Gisen pics, but bye for now~


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Desu Desu Desu

Guess where I'm going this weekend? Not that hard considering the title, right. Desucon of course! And now I shall reveal my awesome cosplay plans for this annual convention of Lahti. I probably should have made this post like, at least a week prior to the con, but procrastination happened (oops, never heard that one before). Anyways, behold these costume plans of mine;


Rei Miyamoto (Highschool of the Dead) 
I'm not 100% sure of this one tho, I'll have to wait and see what time I get
to Lahti on Friday, if I get there fairly late I won't put any cosplay on for that day


Gisen Yagyu (Hyakka Ryoran Samurai Girls)
This cosplay will be worn for the first time on Desu, so stay tuned for its awesomeness!


Tomoyo Sakagami (Clannad)
I hope to get some nice summer pics of this one, I still don't have any outdoor pictures of her since I've only worn her to Desucon Frostbite, which as the name implies is a winter con. And this is the summer uniform version after all :3

I guess that's it for my plans for this convention. I hope to see lots of people there, both people I know from before and people I haven't met before. Who of you are going? And what costumes will you wear? :D


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Pandora Hearts

Woah, I'm going from posting once every 6 months to posting every few days, go me! But I did after all promise to post some pictures from our recent Pandora Hearts photoshoot, and well, here they are, enjoy!

Haha I felt like a bit of a douchebag editing that picture with only Oz in it, as it originally did contain both Oz and Gil. Sorry for editing you out Hansku haha, just felt like having a solo pic. So everyone can adore me in all my glory of course! or it could just my compilation of cosplays I've made, you'll never know.

And finally, some credits for the people appearing in the pictures and the person operating the camera:

I cosplayed Oz
Hansku cosplayed Gilbert
Ilse took all the pictures

Thank you both, it was a fun photoshoot :D

And with that this post has reached its end, bye for now~


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I'm an awesome blogger

Yep. I just have to admire my blogging skills, not one single update in almost half a year. I am the greatest blogger of all time! But hey, one post every 6 months is better than nothing, right? Right?...  Okay now that I've established how bad of a blogger I am, I'm going to move on to something that hopefully interests you, Desucon Frostbite 2013, which was held in Lahti the 16th and 17th of February. In other words, about a week and a half ago. I made two new costumes for this con, and the progress pictures of making those two are few, but in the best case scenario I'll throw together a post about that later. (Yeah right, we'll see about that). But whatever, I have to new costumes, yay! And I (kind of) have pictures of them, double yay! And I took a reasonable amount of pictures of other cosplayers at the con! No, you're not getting a triple yay. Triple yays are just taking it too far. 

Moving on, the cosplays I made for this convention were Oz Bezarius/Vessalius, depending on your preferred spelling, from Pandora Hearts, and Tomoyo Sakagami from Clannad, summer uniform version. Perfect choice for a winter convention, the summer version of a school uniform. Brilliant thinking by me there. I actually did have a sensible reason for choosing the summer one though, I may or may not come to that later in this post or the next one. Until then you can just believe I'm stupid.

I don't have any pictures of my Oz cosplay yet. Or there are a few, but I won't show them to you, and if you unfortunately do stumble upon them in the depths of the internet I feel deeply sorry for your soul. Haha but no, in all seriousness now, there are pictures of my Oz cosplay that were taken at the con, but I didn't particulary like them, so that's why I won't post them on here. But good news, I had a photoshoot with Hansku (who cosplays Gilbert from the same series) and Ilse (who worked the camera) a couple of days ago, so I'll post those pictures as soon as I get them and edit them properly. Or "as soon as" might be a bit untrue, but I promise you won't have to wait several months to see them. It's something. Unfortunately our lovely Alice, Henna aka. Momo who rocked Pandora Hearts with us on Frostbite couldn't make it to the photoshoot we had afterwards, so those pics sadly (or maybe happily to some fangirls) contain only Gil and Oz. So I might as well upload one of the pictures from the photos we took during the con, just to be nice and show you our entire group.

There you go. You might be thinking that this picture isn't that bad, and think I'm stupid for not posting the rest, but this is definately the best picture from the entire shoot. That said, I'm not uploading any more pics of Oz from the con, you'll get to  see the ones from our second shoot later instead, and actually get to look at nice pictures. 

But then there was my other cosplay, the one I wore for Sunday, Tomoyo Sakagami. As I said earlier I made the summer version of the uniform, and I might as well tell you why. It was simply because I had all the materials needed on hand already. I didn't pay a single cent for the fabrics or the wig, I used leftovers from old cosplays. I only had to buy some accesories and fabric paints and I was all set, and it have been a dream of mine to cosplay from Clannad ever since I first started cosplaying, as it is an anime that always will be special to me as it managed to touch my heart like almost no anime ever had before. I do realize that sounds cheesy as fuck, but check it out, if it doesn't stir up your emotions even the slightest, especially the second season, you are officially a soulless bastard.
That being said, I did, unlike of Oz, get some nice pictures of this costume at the con, so here you go, Tomoyo Sakagami from Clannad:

All the pictures were taken by Heta aka. Poke. Please don't mind the con armband. But yeah, I don't have too much to say about this costume in general except SHORT SKIRT. Yeah I had to say that. But damn it's hard to try making yourself look like you have anime leg proportions with anything but an anime length skirt. Oh and also, just so you all pay some extra attention to it, I just have to comment on how much I like the way the school badge turned out. I painted it myself using a printed out picture as a reference, and I really do think the end result is super neat : 3

And then, finally, general pictures from the con, taken by me of some of the many awesome attendants:

And finally I'll throw in a pic of my hotel room buddies in their Sunday cosplays:

And even though I've already sneakily incorporated links to their blogs in my previous text, I'll just link them again, for you stupid people who only now realized the blue underlined words in the text were links, and who are now too lazy to scroll up to look for them;

Hetas and Hennas blog
Hanskus blog

Yeah I'm nice like that, advertising my friends blogs and stuff.

Anyways, I'm pretty much done here for today, I'll return later with more pictures of Oz and maybe (maybe, just maybe) pictures of my Frostbite costumes in the making. Until then, bye!