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  • 25th August
    2014
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It’s #MoonieMonday
I haven’t done this in a while. This is the time when I had Kunihiko Ikuhara sign my Utena visual book back in September 2001. I was cosplaying as Princess Mars just to show off this new cosplay made by Setsuna Kou. 
The reason why I bring up Ikuhara is 1) I’ve been on a Utena high and 2) Ikuhara directed this episode of Sailor Moon. 

It’s #MoonieMonday

I haven’t done this in a while. This is the time when I had Kunihiko Ikuhara sign my Utena visual book back in September 2001. I was cosplaying as Princess Mars just to show off this new cosplay made by Setsuna Kou. 

The reason why I bring up Ikuhara is 1) I’ve been on a Utena high and 2) Ikuhara directed this episode of Sailor Moon. 

  • 20th August
    2014
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WIP Wednesday

I’ve been planning to do Love Live cosplay since I started watching the series of Crunchyroll. sparklepipsi was actually mentioning about it on her Facebook. I enjoy idol themed anime, so I gave it a chance. Likewise, fell in love with it. I can’t pick on favorite character, but Nico really does stand out. I love them all anyway!

So, I got my fabric here and I followed this tutorial from sparklepipsi. Not only I’m working on my skirt, but I’m also working on xiaorawr's Maki skirt.

The tutorial is a great beginner level project. The lines in the fabric make it easy to mark where you need to pin and pleat. Having a decent iron (even one from CVS) really helps! If there’s anything about pleats, there’s a ton of ironing involved! I ended up getting two yards so i can work on my friend’s Maki skirt. A bit of a warning, if you look on the first photo of the second row, you’ll notice a color difference in the waist band. There’s a bit of inconsistency if you do get two yards full. However, since Nico wears a cardigan, it should be a non issue.

The blazer is from H&M. I’m waiting on my next trip to LA to go on a button run, but since I’ll probably be wearing this to local meets, I’m not too concerned with details just yet.

xiaorawr picked up the bows from sparklepipsi's store here.

I’m really looking forward to this! My Nico wig is still in limbo since Arda has to restock a few things that won’t be ready until Sept. Perhaps I could just use my real hair for pigtails for the time being?

Overall, quick beginner’s project. For advanced cosplayers, it’s a cake walk.

  • 14th August
    2014
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  • 13th August
    2014
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(male) Meowstic and (female) Meowstic - Pokemon XY 

Wore these on World Cat Day…and that’s also my birthday!

This was an original design I was working on since Pokemon XY came out. I wasn’t quite feeling Slyveon as everyone else was, but I have a soft spot for Pokecats and psychic types. 

Like my three versions of Persian, I like designing retro / vintage themed costumes. This was also the first time I made something modern for a male type figure. I was quite inspired by the 1920s, particularly in the aftermath of Luhrman’s Great Gatsby movie (which I have some mixed feelings on). 

The ears were originally going to be fleece, but I used craft foam as a temp. substitute until I can find a way for fleece to stay up. The male Meowstic was supposed to have top hat, but packing got in the way. 

Photos by otakon's photo studio

  • 12th August
    2014
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  • 29th July
    2014
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Photos: The Best Dressed Characters of the ‘Ted 2′ Casting Call

Last Saturday, I went to the “Ted 2” casting call. So, far no callbacks yet. My Super Sailor Moon was featured on this webzine.

There’s a story why my odango guards, hair clips, and the bottom broach’s wing is missing. On the day of the casting call, I had to take the T to the casting building. It was a bit of a walk from where the B-line stopped. I forgot my hair clips (minor details). One of my odango guards fell off and it seperated from the hairclip to keep it in. Because of the humidity, the wing on the broach fell off. I had hot glue with me in case if we had to be cattled indoors.

And if you want some dramatic “Heroes of Cosplay” time, my odango guard fell off while I was crossing the street before traffic would pass through again. I was running in my red boots and it fell off. I was standing on the other side of the street hoping traffic would not run over my one odango guard. Luckily, it did not. I waited until it was safe to cross to get my odango guard back. That was quite a story to tell…

So, that’s why a few things were missing in the photo. I did give the casting agents a photo of what Super Sailor Moon looks like with the accessories. So, hopefully we all should be getting callbacks soon…just wondering what they’ll be having us do for Ted 2.

  • 28th July
    2014
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5 Cosplays You’d Like to Do Some Day

1. Ahim De Famille (Gokaiger)

2. Canada (Hetalia)

3. Nico Yazawa (Love Live…uh hi xiaorawr…?)

4. Maki (Love Live)

5. Erica Fontaine (Sakura Taisen 3)

  • 28th July
    2014
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5 Cosplays You Would Like to Improve 

1. Sabrina (Pokemon anime)

2. Rin Tohsaka (Type Moon Universe) 

3, Misato (Evangelion) 

4, Mew (Pokemon) 

5. Dazzler (Marvel) 

  • 28th July
    2014
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5 Cosplays You’re Proud Of

1. Kaleido Ruby (Type Moon Universe)

2. Shadow Yukiko (Persona 4)

3. Cure Marine (Heart Catch Pretty Cure) 

4. Super Sailor Moon (Sailor Moon)

5. Azusa Miura (iDolm@ster, forever star variation)

  • 22nd July
    2014
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