Someday Jolyne, Someday

Pegging Joylne Kujo from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure lol. Love that woman to bits. For a 2D character she now models for Gucci. OH YEAH!

Sleeveless Top | YRYS
Grey Plaid Pants | YRYS
Black & White Creepers | Daixin

My friend mentioned that my hat is so Jojo plus my make-up and I thought of Jolyne. Yes, someday indeed. Someday.

Hat | Folded & Hung
Sleeveless Drape | ForesTale

Just Swag It On

Long Skirt | Customized

I’m not the one for long skirts, I feel I look short in them but hey in this one, I made it work yo!

Shirt | American Blvd.
Belt | Thrift Store

And yes, I am fully blonde again. And FULL BANGS hahaha.

Boots | Thrift Store
Earring |  Some shop I forgot the name ;A;

I love this earring to bits. I’ve always wanted one. The ones being sold online would cost me Php 100 +. I think I bought this for Php. 50 ^^b great deal. I just forgot the name of the shop where I bought it. Memory FAIL.

Thanks to Ian C for the photos 8Db

It’s Been Awhile UP AME ^^b

Last weekend, precisely last Saturday was UP AME 1UP. I decided to go and cosplay because it’s been awhile since I attended AME. Warning! This is not a blog review. I didn’t even stayed inside the hall and go around so you won’t be seeing a review here. It’s more of me blogging about hanging and herpderping with friends in the convention. LOL.

I was not able to go to AME last 2010 because I got sick with dengue OTL. As for 2011, AME was as the same date with AFA2011 so yeah I was out of the country = NO AME FOR ME. 2011, AME was postponed and was moved to 2013. So yeah, it’s been awhile UP AME and I missed you.

AME is probably the biggest school org cosplay/anime convention that most of us otakus look forward to attending. I remember AME being held in Bahay ng Alumni and when the place got smaller for a crowd getting bigger and bigger every year they moved to SMX.

This year AME they were at WTC right next to a Bakery Convention (don’t ask, I’ve wanted to go in that convention just for the heck of it and have free samples of cakes and hopia whatever). And also they managed to get Reika as a special guest!!! Wow AME! You just really upped yourselves.

AME 1UP was extremely crowded. A lot of people went. Bought tickets for a main purpose.

1. To avail their baggage counter which I found very unique and very much AME.
2. To help my friend Kai get her tickets to Reika’s workshop.

Those tickets actually was reserved by my lesbian lover (lol) SnowFallSlasher but because of her Nihongo classes she could not go and graciously and ever kindly gave us her reservations (She reserved for both timeslot). All we need to do is pay for it. I told Kai that opportunity since last Cosplaymania 2012 when Reika was a special guest she was not able to go to her meet and greet because it was her Finals in school but now she was able to. Thanks to Snow!!

As for me? I gave away mine to a friend from Baguio. AJ wanted to attend her 1:30 PM workshop and me who has met Reika last Cosplaymania 2012 and during AFA2012 at the backstage, I passed on Snow’s goodness to AJ. AJ dear hope you enjoyed that workshop!

AME 1UP became like a reunion, saw some old and long time ago friends. Saw college friends and yes friends from Baguio: Shan Li, AJ & Rui. Last time I saw Rui was BLushCon. Shan Li and AJ = Cosplaymania XD. We will be seeing each other again hopefully for Maid to Travel. Met up with Aruki after so long. Last time we met was BLushCon too. Saw Kin Hoshi also and it’s been like what? Last year when I saw her? Ikki, Ashley and Uno were there too and it’s been ages since I’ve seen them XD Gahd, AME was indeed a reunion of some sorts.

Me as Yumi | Photo by Azaza

There were so many Kuroko no Basket and Rurouni Kenshin cosplayers during AME but the amount of KnB cosers were great. It’s like everywhere I turn there’s a Kagami or Kuroko cosplayers. Its has been like this since last year.

It’s like Kurobasu EVERYWHERE! So seeing RK cosers is a breathe of fresh air. I was not exactly expecting it. I’ve decided to cosplay Yumi Komagata Kazenban version. It’s like a trial of some sorts for me if I could pull of her daring costume.

It’s a KIMONO what’s daring about that? Uhhh her Kazenban version, her kimono is SEE-THROUGH. Uhhhh yeah -_-. As you can see my picture to the right, you can see my nude colored spandex shorts. Errr… it was a breezy and cold cosplay for me that day XD.

Yeah so to see RK cosers was like a good timing for me to cosplay and debut her too. Can’t wait for our group’s official photoshoot I don’t know when but all I can say, I am very excited for it. Super thanks to Kasai for sewing this costume. I didn’t have time to sew the kimono and I don’t know how lol so I have it commissioned. The obi was sewn by me. Thanks to Kasai for the pattern.

It was also awesome seeing Jin as Kenshin that day. Oh yeah, it rained Kenshin cosers too LOL.

THAT CHIBI KENSHIN FTW! | Photo by Alvin

I have to say, the whole day was fun despite me not being able to roam around the convention area but heck hanging around with friends once again was such a treat. I DID NOT REGRET ANYTHING!

Now I entertain you guys with some decopic photos of me and friends during AME 1UP

(T to B) w/ Nikki, Loon, Luna, Kai & Lunaru
YAY FOR BAGUIO PEEPS!!!
(T to B) w/ Kuya Wil, Markee, Diego, Miks & Alex
Shout outs to Ian, Dru, Jeyel, Kyo & Aruki
(T to B) w/ Sammy, Charmie & Abu

And of course last but not the least OBLIGATORY GROUP PIC!!! Thanks z3LL!

Ah yesss fun times! Looking forward for AME next year! Next convention for me to attend is this weekend and that’s Philippine Cosplay Convention! YAY!

Amore: A Viewpoint of a VIP

Last February 16, I attended a post-valentine cosplay event at McKinlet Hill, Venize Piazza. I even blogged about going to it. Upon announcement of the event guests for this event, me and friends clamored to buy VIP tickets via pre-order. We really rushed in buying the tickets because the organizers mentioned that they’re only limited.

Why VIP? Well VIP tickets promised wine, chocolates, meet and greet with the guests. Such lovely perks right? Was it worth it? Hmmm… was it worth it? I wonder…

I am not gonna sugar coat what I am going to say. As a VIP that day, I didn’t feel like I was a VIP. The perks they mentioned specifically only to VIP holders were not met. The only thing met was the meet and greet for the vips. Also they were no specification or even a way to tell organizers and con goers whose VIP or not. Hmmm… 

Another thing, it is normal for events to start late. I would know that, I organized one before. here are last minute mishap about to happen. They said that we can claim our tickets by 1PM. So my friend Nikki and I went to the event if full costume and makeup by 1PM to avail it. When we arrived there, there was only a tent and no tickets yet.

We got our tickets at around what? 4 or 5PM? I can’t say but all I know the event started VERY LATE. We are mostly confused all the time because the program flow was not followed and we can’t pinpoint who are the marshalls and the organizers are. So looking for the right people to ask this and that was like… huh?

I am very disappointed in fact. I know the event could have been better. I don’t know what happened but I think we not just us VIPs but as regular ticket holders deserve an explanation what happened? Everything was late and was purely disorganized.

I felt like I paid Php. 500 just to be in full costume, have a photoshoot and hang around with friends. Which I could have done by spending less than Php. 500 pesos. Really.

What’s good about the event that I got to meet and hang out with my good friends and special guests Viospace and Reiko. Not only them but I was able to meet Zeasonal and Yolkler. It was awesome getting to talk to them and hang around with them. I am also very thankful for Lunaru, Kai, Marko, Dom, Nikki, SnowfallSlasher, Luna, Loon, Chesra, Devian, Kasai, Melo, Bok, Alvin, z3LL, Kuri, Red & many more for the company, the fun and laughter. Specially to Nikki who accommodated me in her house for me to change and all. To Kai, to her mom who brought me home after the event.

I cosplayed Reira Serizawa from NaNa. The white dress was made by Devian Grey. I love it sooo much. All accessories were made by me.

(L to R) Devian, Me, Kuri, Chesra, Nikki, Snow & Kasai

Yes we spend most of our time outside the tent rather than INSIDE the tent because it was hot and it was cooler outside.

Me & Yolker
Zeasonal, Lunaru & Me
Dom & moi
Marko & I
Nikki, Kai and Me
Me & my mahal Vio <3
Me & Reiko

All in all Amore for me was not that really good. If not for the international guest, venue, baggage counter (which I am grateful for) and my friends, the day would have sucked. There are so many things to be improved on and I hope the organizers take note of those so that in your future events you will know what to do.

I Have a Date on Amore a Venezia

Valentine’s Day is over but it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate it. I will be attending an event tomorrow (February 16) along with my good friends who are my dates that that hahaha.

Taken from Viospace’s DA (http://viospace.deviantart.com)

One major reason for me to attend the event, as well as my friends’ reason is because our good friends Vio and Reiko from Singapore will be attending the event as special guests ^^b. This is like Vio’s nth time here and Reiko’s 2nd time. Hahaha Vio you miss the Philippines so much XD.

Also we’re attending because our beloved macho gwapito tandem Adventure Team Marko & Dom are also special guests of the event.

Marko

Dom

And excuse me as I fangirl now because the following two are like amazing cosplayers from Thailand who are also special guests of the event.

Yolkler

Odessa

Zeasonal

I’ve met Zeasonal and Odessa last AFA2012 and now I will see them again. Meeting Yolkler last FQ2011 was also a treat. Ahhh my poor heart, feels will explode definitely on Amore ^///^

I can’t wait for tomorrow to come and for me to debut my cosplay for the event. I’ll give you a clue hehehe

Not enough? Here’s another one.

To my fellow dates and those attending on Amore, see you all ^^b