Monday, April 13, 2015

Sumikko Gurashi - My new Love ♡


Hello Everyone 
If yo follow me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook you've might knows this already but I safely returned home from my trip to Munich and Animuc. It really was a nice experience to visit a Convention by plane and kept you away from taking unnecessary stuff with you. I feel like I'm the queen of taking too much stuff with me haha I'll write a post later on about our adventures in the far south ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ 

But first I want to share some lovely things I bought at Animuc. Waaaaah San-X got me again ! After Sentimental Circus where I loved Rio the lion and Moton the elephant I now love these lovely chubby animals ♡
At Animuc they got something like a little Lottery where you could win Sumikko Gurashi Merch. 


This is all the stuff I got ! 


I won these cups in the Lottery 


They look so cute together  o͡͡͡͡͡͡╮꒰♡∇♡*꒱╭o͡͡͡͡͡͡


I also bought this cute little thingie. 


This was the last thing I bought its Neko the cat with it's feeding dish where you can store stuff. I still don't know what to put in there but I'll find something soon enough haha


ohhhh ! 

I hope you liked this small post - see you soon with reports about the latest Conventions -



Annie 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Terra Branford - Sakizou - Cosplay Progress

Hello 

Well first of all Happy Easter ! Some time has passed since my last post and during this time I was thinking again to finally retire from blogging and put this Blog on Hiatus. ... but I just cannot do so ;; This blog is now 5 years old and idk it really is somehow like a diary, though I didn't post that often in the last year.
I hope to change that from now on. ( I know I say that all the time ) But I want this blog to be my personal space on the internet where I can decide what to post - about my hobbies (not just Cosplay) Traveling or Lifestyle ! I hope that I'll be able to go to China soon again, so I'll use this Blog for that purpose again I think.

But lets stay at the topic ! In this post I want to share all the progress pictures of my new Terra Cosplay. I know I posted them already on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram but it's just nice to have a collection of all the pictures together. (~˘▾˘)~

Sooooo lets get started ! 


This is what I've imagined it to look like in the end 


I had so much fun to collect pearls and other shiny stuff months before I started to actually work on the Cosplay. I didn't use everything so the Cosplay could have been much cheaper in the end : / 


Finding a proper wig was pretty hard so I just went for this green character wig. It was my first time curling a wig so I was quite excited what the outcome will be ! 


I have to say I'm quite satisfied with it 


Than I started with the embroidery ! 


It was sooo time consuming ! Spent over 13 hours or something for every sleeve Orz ... 


After finishing both sleeves my back started to burt very badly and so I started to work on the sword.


I still have to learn a lot when it comes to props.  > <"


With new Energy I started with the dress ! 


First I wanted to stay to the design where the outlines of the roses seemed pretty dark, but it didn't look so nicely all together so I went for golden pearls as well. 


THIS ROSE KILLED ME ! SERIOUSLY ! 


Than I made the shoulder parts which were quite fun to make. 


Some more bling bling for the top of the dress hehe


I finished the cape in one day 
uff ! It's nearly done 

Make Up Preview 

aaaaaand - here it is the finished costume  (▰˘◡˘▰) 


This is an overview from the Cosplaner App. I started buying stuff in November and actually started to work on the costume in late January. This Cosplay was a Full-time Job ! But I'm happy I did it ! 


Annie 





Monday, January 12, 2015

Shironuri ★ Streetfashion in Düsseldorf

Hello 

First of all : Happy 2015 to all of you ! I haven't forgotten about this Blog and as a New Year's Resolution I want to post more about my Hobby and my life in general. I hope you keep on reading the stuff I write. ٩(˙▿˙)۶

Well a friend of mine asked us if we know anyone who is more into J-fashion, because she needed a few models for a university project. As you might know I try to keep myself informed about the stuff happening in Harajuku. Back in 2007/08 I also liked to dress in Decora style. (click here for some pictures haha) I wasn't that advanced because being a cosplayer + dressing in that particular style was way too expansive for a student so I decided to focus more on cosplay.

So me and Sakimake decided to do the model job by ourselves. First I wanted to go for Mori Girl only, but than I ended up in Shironuri Style. It's a very interesting style because you're free to do anything you want you just have to paint your face plain white. If you don't know the style yet you should check out Minori's Twitter. If you searching through google looking for Shironuri style she will appear in 90% of the pictures. As a cosplayer your wardrobe offers lots of stuff you can use for this kind of style. I actually wanted to wear my Mori Girl Outfit as well, but we were too tired so I'll wear it in February instead. 


I still had this old Luka Megurine (Vocaloid) wig laying around which I wanted to use for my Outfit. I don't like pink that much and If I'll do it another time I'll definitely go for Blue or Black, but for the first I wanted to use what I already had. I also didn't know if this kind of makeup would actually suit me ... I was very afraid looking like Effie Trinket from the Hunger Games ... _(:3」∠)_

... and luckily I didn't ! (well in my opinion you might have a different point of view haha)


You can see my friend Edo and me on these pictures. I think she is perfect for the Shironuri Style and she pulled it off very well ♡ She helped me with the white make up. I have to admit, that it felt weird walking through town dressed like this. German people are pretty narrow minded when it comes to fashion but besides a very unfriendly man in the train back home (who was a supporter of the anti-islamic movement Pegida) we just received some looks and were sometimes asked what we are up to do dressed like that. haha


Here is a picture of our full outfits. Edo on the right, Sakimake in Mori Girl Style in the middle and me and the left. I was wearing a self made peignoir (very badly made haha) a scarf which I bought in ebay, a very old dress which I also bought on ebay, rocking horse shoes (from ebay as well) and the infamous cat handbag which I got from Taobao. So really nothing special. 
We were actually quite a few people with lots of different styles. I think when we were searching for a place to rest and have our dinner we were about 12 people. Half of them were models and the rest assistants and friends  


I'm somewhat sad that we didn't take a group picture ... but it seems like I'll be forever alone with my love for group pictures _(:3」∠)_ but look at these pictures ... isn't Sakimake a Cutie Pie ?!? ノ´ヮ´ )ノ*:・゚✧


Of course we had Ramen for Dinner 


Oh - you might want to see a preview of our pictures :


It's just a preview so nothing is finished yet. Photos were taken by Midgard. She really is a talented photographer and such a kind person ♡ You should really check out her work if you don't know her yet. It was the first time we were taking pictures together and I really enjoyed it. I'll make an extra post or post them on my Facebookpage when I'll receive more pictures. We also took some pictures with flash in the evening which turned out pretty nicely.


Bad quality but that's what we looked like on our way home. The day was pretty exhausting so we canceled the 2nd shooting on Sunday and just enjoyed the nice food in Düsseldorfs japanese district.


Hadn't had any Asahi since the Japanese Hotpot in China. 


Kare Raisu and Miso Soup ★


It was also my first time drinking milk tea since my year abroad. I still like it very much. I prefer drinking it hot with green milk tea and tapioca. 
All in all I had an amazing weekend, even though it was very exhausting because of the cold weather and the heavy make up. I hope we can do something similar again 

See you soon,
Annie