2014 Cosplay: A Recap part 2

Welcome to my 2014 Cosplay recap and this is part II! First stop is none other than the Silver King AKA Adolf Weissman from the series K Project. My feels for this series. The ending of the anime left me jaw dropping and my heart broken into a thousand pieces THAT I WILL NEVER BE OKAY FROM WHAT HAPPENED THERE! /sobs

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2014 Cosplay: A Recap part 1

2014 in cosplay for me is a terribly busy. Almost every month I am shooting or busy preparing for a cosplay costume and shoot. As I prepare my greeting for a Happy New Year, I discovered I cosplayed 17 characters. 17 CHARACTERS. I looked back and I realized that in the past year I cosplayed 18 CHARACTERS (included different versions of a certain character) and 14 CHARACTERS the year before that. Wow. I cosplay a lot.

I wanna look at my 2014 cosplay remember why I did it. Now this would be part 1, seeing I cosplayed 17 characters and I will be writing extensively about them so yeah oTL.

First stop is Queen Elsa or simply Elsa from Disney’s animated film FROZEN.


Photography by Bri Rodelas


Why did I cosplay Elsa? I will admit, that Ice Blue Gown of hers had me wanting to wear it and hopefully the design of my wedding gown will be exactly just like that. FUCK YEAH. Also, Elsa is after my own heart. Personality wise and her song Let It Go speaks to me in so many degrees that after watching FROZEN 4 times, my brain was screaming YES! YES! YESSSS~~~~~ I am going to cosplay her.

I commissioned Costumes by Ian to make her gown and every penny spent was worth it. Of course, I hunted the fabrics to be used with him. God, it was so hard to find the right sequined fabric for her top and what perfect fabric to use for her glittering snowflake cape. It was by sheer accident that I passed by it in Divisoria and I am like “IAN ISN’T THAT PERFECT FOR ELSA’S CAPE” and Ian was like “GO ASK IF IT COMES IN BLUE” and it has, Cost me a 100 pesos per yard. I bought 4 yards of white and 2 yards of glittering fabric for the cape thus having me a kind of two tone type of cape. Plus the fabric was really glittery that everywhere I walk with that cape draping behind, I leave glitters EVERYWHERE. No kidding!

Costumes by Ian

The shoes? Well I customized these pair of light blue shoes I bought. Thank god for UHU glue. Blinging it up takes time and effort. I also made snowflakes to the cape. Not easy too. It was a hit and miss thing but eventually I did manage to do it and the result was nice.

 
Snowflakes on the cape

I debuted this costume last February in a Valentine cosplay event in the City of Pines (Baguio City). During that month, it’s pretty cold in Baguio and the event is held in a hotel. Perfect location and perfect weather.

Photography by VPiedad

Photography by Teh Lazie Neko

So where is your Anna? I have an Anna. My Anna is none other than my twinnie Nekomi Kasai.

Photography by Kuroseirei
Photography by GC Potente
This costume is the most used and one of my fave costume of year 2014. I’ve worn it to two cosplay events, a paid gig and a shoot. All in all I cosplayed Elsa 4 times. Yes, this costume is retired. Up for sale? Nope. Don’t you even ask. Never gonna sell this costume.

Second one is another Disney character. It’s Pocahontas. I actually debuted her last 2013 in Singapore for Cosfest. I was part of a Disney Princesses Group. I cosplayed her last year just for a shoot, because I didn’t have a proper shoot of her last year.

Photography by Shiro Ang

The costume was made by Costumes by Ian too. I had it rushed actually ahahaha oTL


Cosing Pocahontas is not an easy feat. For one is her skin tone is very different from mine. I had to bronze my legs, arms and face for that. Hahaha such effort indeed and time consuming.

Photography by VPiedad

Photography by Bri Rodelas

Special thanks to Clawsmith for my necklace.

This 3rd cosplay is more of a collaboration with a fellow coser. I cosplayed Krista Lenz AKA Historia Ress from Shingeki no Kyojin with arukie as my Ymir. The costume was all taken from my closet and borrowed. The skirt and wig were borrowed. Thanks to Nekomi Kasai and Chesra Lee for that.

Photography by Kuroseirei
Photography by Kuroseirei

We even recreated a certain doujin we saw on the net. You can find it here and here.

Next one is something I was really worried if I can pull off since it’s too err sensual and it’s crossdress. Take note that half of my chest is fucking exposed. oTL. The fourth one is from the series Adekan. I cosed the character Shiro Yoshiwara. I had the base of the top and shorts made through Costumes by Ian. The daggers were made by Clawsmith. The rest of accessories was made by moi.

When I say it’s too sensual and well here was our teaser look like.

Photography by Bri Rodelas

Uhhh yeah. Cosed with my dear Rui babe as my Kojiro Yamada. Special thanks to Kanon Cosplay for cosing as Aguri Yamada and to Eurenice Einsford and Romeo Strong for assisting in the shoot. 

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Photography by Bri Rodelas
Photography by Bri Rodelas
Photography by Bri Rodelas

The fifth one was very impromptu. I’ve cosplayed Reira Serizawa from NaNa for like the nth time LOL. But this time I had the whole Trapnest Band with me. Super duper thanks to my fellow cosers, Rui, Aj Cross and Gax for doing this with me.


Photography by Bri Rodelas
Photography by Bri Rodelas

It’s also kind of a Tatsumi x Reira kind of shoot. Because kyaaa!! Rui babe looks so hot as Tatsumi!

Photography by Bri Rodelas

We even have a sort of an MV about it. Lol. Trust me all of these are impromptu ahahaha

The last photo for this blog entry (for now) is from the series Karneval. I cosplayed the ever cute Nai. Thanks to my group mates for this cos. To Eurenice, Rui, Kanon, Aj Cross & Touya

I sew the costume all by myself. Except for the shorts. I had it made by a tailor. For my bunny ears, Eurenice made them. They’re so fluffy!!!

Photography by Keiaveunalliv
Photography by Shadow Light

So that ends part 1. /wipes brow. Seriously I cosplay too much ahahahahaha.

The NERVE of you!

A lot of you will probably bash me. Trash talk me, say crude and boorish words against me but I will not care. No. I will not because frankly… THE NERVE OF YOU!

YES THE NERVE OF YOU!

You have the gall to rant about our favorite hobby which is COSPLAY, rant about how expensive it is to go into an event or HOW DARE an event or the event place for the matter when you spend lots of money on your costumes that one way or another you will wear on an event and yet you complain? You expect things to be cheap? To be free? I guess you did not get the message that NOT EVERYTHING IS FREE and COSPLAY IS AN EXPENSIVE HOBBY?

You feel my rage now?

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Cosplay 101: Prepping up for cosplay (shoot/events)

Prepping up for a cosplay shoot or if you’re gonna cosplay in an anime/cosplay convention is a must.

What I am going to share to you is how I prepare for it. Now, take heed, this is guaranteed not to work for everybody. It might just work on me but you might pick up a few tips and tools of trade. Just don’t follow everything you read okay?

I’m sharing this so you guys what you’ll have an idea. Some of these are basic and works for everybody the others are just quite unusual ^^;;

1. Pack before the event/shoot: I think this is very basic. Why do you need to pack a day before the shoot or event? Simple. Just to make sure you don’t forget anything. I know some of us will just pack their stuff on the day itself but that leads to you for forgetting something to bring that is important to you cosplay like eyelash glue, wig cap etc, etc.. Also if you woke up late at least you won’t be in a hurry in packing up ^^

2. Drink one can of beer or one bottle of Tanduay Ice (LOL) before the shoot/event: Okay not recommendable for everyone but I find it that it helps me relax when going to sleep and when I woke up, my skin feels so nice probably because I slept well XD. Minors don’t try this.

3. Putting on Facial Mask before putting make-up: I got this from a friend. You usually put it on before going to bed but if you forgot you can do it before you put on your cosplay make-up. It worked wonders when I do this. It feels like all the dirt that my face accumulated from the pollution is washed away and your skins feels soft and smooth. Currently, I’m using this facial mask from Artistry.

4. Wear a part of your costume when commuting to the shooting venue or cosplay event: Normally, if your costume is not armor or not a gown, if it’s possible, wear a part of your costume already in going to the event or to the venue of your shoot. It lessens your luggage and it makes dressing up easier. Normally, the parts of your costume you can wear are the one usually can blend in with your normal clothes, like the top, short or a skirt. Even the shoes if it’s possible.

5. Go the event / venue in full make-up: If you’re taking a cab or a car this will work but it is not advisable if you’re using the MRT, jeep or bus. The pollution and heat will melt your make-up and you will just have to re-do instead of re-touching it.

So there you have it. That’s what I usually do. How about you? How do you usually prep up for a cosplay?

AFA 2012 – SOON

Anime Festival Asia 2012 is literally just this coming weekend. I am so excited that my feels are threatening to spill out and go haywire.

I would be attending this event with friends: Shout outs to Devian Grey, Nikki Te, Chesra, Cha, Yuu,SnowFallSlasher, Paolo, Giann P., z3LL, Lunaru, Erving, Luna Noctiluca, Ambokiko, Quakey, Dru & Aruki!!!

And of course I will be assisting ADVENTURE TEAM Marko & Dom for the ARCC this year. Along with me is dearest Yuu-chan ^^

I am excited to see Indo, SG, Malaysian and Thailand friends whom I met last year again this year. You guys know who you are!!! SO MANY SO IMPOSSIBLE TO DO A SHOUT OUT XD

So many guests this year not only that I LOVE ANISONG is fully jampacked with stars! There’s TM Rev, FLOW, Mayn, m.o.ve etc. etc.

As much as I wanted to watch TMR I will not be able to. Duty calls first. Heck I might not be able to watch any ANISONG concert because hanging out with friends is more tempting this year. You see ARCC 2010 finalist are having a reunion this year so I don’t wanna miss that one out. My feels on our reunion!!!

So you might be asking who am I bringing to AFA2012? Well I’m recycling costumes, since these two costumes need more love and bringing them to AFA is so frikking worth it.

L – Seth Nightroad | Trinity Blood
R – Karina Lyle | Tiger & Bunny

My original plan was to bring Seth, then I will bring Zhen Ji from DW7 buuuttt I realize that would be a hassle, since both costumes are pretty hard to wear. Then I decided to bring Blue Rose / Pepsi Nex then I saw the sched of ARCC and flushed down that idea since after the ARCC I just wanted to rest and bond with le feeples. So I decided to bring Karina Lyle, Blue Rose’s normal version since I would be having a casual shoot with Aruki on Monday, it saves me space in my luggage 8Db. Plus the normal version is very comfy and I can mover around freely and easy. Hehehehehehe.

I also prepared new coscards to trade with people!!!

Guess which one are the limited and the ones not. Hehehehe. Hoping to collect more coscards this year weeee~~~ <3

My flight to AFA is this Friday early morning like 5:50 FRIKKING AM. I would be arriving at 9:20 AM in SG. Then I would be leaving Wednesday early.

I planned a very simple shoot for this trip. Will be having a casual Tiger & Bunny shoot with Aruki on Monday and we’re planning to go USS. XD Then on Tuesday I seriously don’t know what will I do. Super free day for me.

So guys who are going to AFA are you ready???

But before I end this blog, I want to promote lol Team Philippines representatives fro ARCC!!! It’s none other than ADVENTURE TEAM!!!!

 

MY FRIENDS GOING TO AFA, WHEREVER YOU ARE SEEEEEEEEEEEEE YUUUUUUUUUUUOOOOOOO!!!!!!