12 September 2010 @ 12:27 pm
...wow that was fast. IN RESPONSE TO THIS POLL I put together this post.

okay so I called it "behind the scenes" what I really meant was something more like "OUTTAKES" cause. yeah. maybe this winter/sakuracon/next summer I'll take some actual "behind the scenes" photos...

if something is marked by (photographer) it means...I was the photographer! not the cosplayer!

...image heavy. moreso than my usual posts. )
12 September 2010 @ 09:01 am
no ticky boxes for fake voting polls 8'(  


I've been posting photos of my cosplay forever, but would anyone be interested if I put up a post of "behind the scenes" photos?

(I'd create a real poll but I can't do that on my personal journal 8|a)

11 September 2010 @ 04:06 pm
8月22日 SEKIREI photoshoot  
so after a very long time (almost a month!) of whining about how I didn't want to go through and edit these photos...I finally did it! Mostly because the day of the shoot, I grabbed a really crappy wig cap so my hair slipped a lot and it showed in a lot of photos that I either had to edit it out or just skip entirely. also both my Tsukiumi and I were pretty...dead. that day. |Da still, we finally did a proper shoot other than our test shoot from last year or con photos (which we were both rather blah about)...

Homura @ [livejournal.com profile] piecrumbs
Tsukiumi @ 包子

IMAGE HEAVY, AS USUAL + a short and silly video )
26 August 2010 @ 12:12 am
8月24日 津軽サイケphotoshoot  
the photoshoot in which we forgot everything. please excuse our various missing pieces, sob.
...also the photoshoot in which we went to many very public places in very out-of-season clothing. :Da
and MY GOD it is hard to shoot these two outside in the afternoon. not only is it hot as hell, they're wearing so much white that we kept being overexposed OTL!!

津軽 @ [livejournal.com profile] lyricnote
サイケ @ [livejournal.com profile] piecrumbs

in which they visit each other's homes...!? IMAGE HEAVY )
15 August 2010 @ 01:16 am
angry, bloody, wet.  
so this morning it was BRIGHT and HOT and we took photos for less than an hour when everyone went "blaaaugh" and scrambled back inside for air con since neither of the cosplayers could really get into character and I was :/ing as photographer. ...two hours later, it's pouring rain and we're like 8D 8D 8D. h-hopefully none of us will end up sick.

Izaya @ [livejournal.com profile] lyricnote
Shizuo @ [livejournal.com profile] usagi_green_tea

incredibly image heavy, as usual )
11 August 2010 @ 12:33 am
Comic World Taiwan 25 (2010年8月7/8日)  
for the first time, I actually cosplayed all four of the Taiwan con days I have in a year, due to only being able to make the summer FF and CWT cons. Unfortunately, it meant I didn't get much chance to shop. I was goinggg to shop the second day of CWT but...blood is sticky 8(a sob I am sad you can see where I accidentally...chopped off a bit too much off KAITO's bangs. aha...haha...ha...
In any case! this post is my photopost for the latter con, both days ♥.

four days, four characters.
four incredibly different looks
four incredibly different feels
also four different days of weather/lighting

Ashura )

KAITO (warning for blood) )
26 July 2010 @ 01:10 am
Fancy Frontier 16 (2010年7月24日)  
The results of Tsugaru and my two weeks of doing nothing but going AAAAH WE NEED TO FINISH THIS!! I-I was still fixing my wig the morning of con. But! we were recognized and people liked my mp3 and we had a lot of fun.

For those of you unaware! Saike is short for "Psychedelic Izaya" based off of Izaya's image on the Durarara!! background music CD. J-fandom (pixiv, mostly) created a whole new personality for him. Tsugaru is based on Shizuo's character single, and Jfen did the same thing. Saike is a moeblob, Tsugaru is pretty zen.

サイケ [livejournal.com profile] piecrumbs
津軽 [livejournal.com profile] lyricnote
臨也 [livejournal.com profile] usagi_green_tea
静雄 [livejournal.com profile] crumpetsncream

Read more... )

full album (including more photos of the others) here and here!
17 July 2010 @ 06:57 pm

just need to put in the buttons and consider whether or not I wanna fake pockets (or. make real ones...!?) HAH HE HAS NO POCKETS I CHECKED and then I'm actually done with this coat. currently, it's just roughly pinned shut :Xb

Current Mood: accomplished
16 May 2010 @ 01:04 pm
incredibly INCREDIBLY image heavy  
MEIKO @ [livejournal.com profile] harukami
RIN @ [livejournal.com profile] vulchu
MIKUO @ [livejournal.com profile] piecrumbs
PHOTOS @ [livejournal.com profile] mackzazzle
full album here ♥~!

...initializing... )
14 April 2010 @ 12:26 pm
polling the flist for great justice  
if I was going to make a gown this summer, which one should I make!

OPTION A: MEIKO's Conchita

OPTION B: MIKU's black bride

OPTION C: something else you will show me an awesome video of

and no, ALL OF ABOVE is not an option 8|!!
12 February 2010 @ 10:23 am
KAITO's earphone...!? with lots of artistic liberty taken.  
I MADE SOMETHING :O I kind of want to remake it... It was my wiring project for class, refer to previous post re:project requirementst.

text + image heavy )
11 February 2010 @ 06:56 pm
I AM ALMOST DONE MAKING MY KAITO EARPHONE THING. for those just tuning in, I have to do a simple wiring project for class: a light source of some sort, a switch, and a power thing (battery, plug, whatever). I figured that since I have cosplay plans for the summer already, why not making something I can use? So I decided to make KAITO's earphone-mic-thing and make the earphone part of it be able to light up. It's not bad! I'm rather pleased with it, though the wiring makes it more difficult to work with than I'd like, and I had some...misadventures with glue. I may buy more of the materials I'm running out of and just make a new one, but without the funky lights XDDD;; we'll see how it looks when I attach my last few decorative pieces (both for decoration and for hiding unsightly edges) tomorrow hopefully with superglue if I can get my hands on that. Will post pictures regardless whether or not I'm keeping them |Db

I STILL LOVE BACCANO oh my god the latest translations of the novel are wonderful. There's Luck being a boss and his Family respecting and fearing him, and Luck dealing with Maria, and Maria and Tick, and Firo dealing with Miria and Isaak, and Miria and Isaak speaking Japanese. AS IN, FIRO AND THE REST ARE LIKE !? CAUSE THEY'RE TECHNICALLY...SPEAKING...ENGLISH oh my god I love this canon so much.

The 悪ノ娘~凄艶のジェミニ~ soundtrack is amazing and I've listened to it so many times and ajkdhsfjk god gorgeous especially Regret Message. Also, [livejournal.com profile] nekokoban, LIKE YOU SAID, 白ノ娘 has completely grown on me aaah~ mothyP why so awesome *A*
and this is a gorgeous cover of Just Be Friends. be still, my beating heart >w<~~!!!
03 February 2010 @ 07:34 pm
obnoxious kyaaaa post  


KYAAAAAA º(≥ w ≤)º )

edit (4:47 am) oops there goes my sleep schedule
Current Mood: ecstatic
03 February 2010 @ 05:19 pm
ME AND COSPLAY. with no photos of me, for once.  
many many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] darknightrain for listening to me babble |D

stuff! )
15 January 2010 @ 12:34 am
Russia and Belarus~!  
arranged a tiny casual-wear Russia and Belarus shoot with friends today! my usual camera went belly-up on me. bought a new CF card because I think I left my usual ones in the States, but my camera wouldn't read it at all, and it wouldn't read any of the other cards I tried when I went to an electronics store. Lucky for me, my dad's been talking about getting me a new camera for ages and ages so I got a shiiiiny new camera today kyaaa~! so nice and amazing and awesome and light ♥ am sad I didn't really use it to its full potential, but I hope that as I get to know it better, I'll do better things with it.

I've decided that if I ever cosplay Hetalia, it'd be either Hong Kong or Taiwan. too cute kyaaa~ or a specific non-canon version of Japan, in a China-Japan-Korea fanart I've seen that I love the design of.

image heavy, not of me for once )
Current Mood: amused
10 January 2010 @ 08:52 pm
more singing robots o/  
FINALLY, A FEW DAYS OF WARMTH AND SUNSHINE. Did a tiny tiny shoot on the roof with my dad as the photographer today XD

still not accurate to any songgg... orz )
09 January 2010 @ 12:08 am
SUMMER PLANS version idk  
two cons, four days! mostly with my usual cosplay partner! not in the order we're actually cosplaying, but as listed with me first...

#1 Kagari and Tsukiumi (Sekirei)
#2 Kaito and Kaiko, original outfits (VOCALOID)
#3 _____ and Nill (DOGS) and hopefully with another two or three other people
#4 Orden!Radu (Trinity Blood) and Sheryl, movie version (Macross Frontier)

I'm thinking either Heine, Giovanni, or Bishop...possibly Naoto, depending on whether or not we get the other two/three to join us. If it's just us two, I'm doing Haine or Naoto. Or, you know, Heine, if that's what you prefer. Since we have a confirmed Nill, and one of the possibles is a Badou. The other two aren't confirmed in who they'd cosplay, and I'm prety flexible, sooo yes. :3b

oh right, stuff about jury duty was sorted out \o/
and I'm having an incredibly hard time with my app /o\
02 January 2010 @ 03:08 am
first VOCALOID cosplay /o/  
first post of 2010 is a cosplay one HOW APPROPRIATE XDDD

did a very slap-dash version of KAITO at Hong Kong's AGS last weekend, where I met up with [livejournal.com profile] lina_lau (who was GORGEOUS as usual) and spent a lot of time carrying around her skirts XDDD Lina's photographer friend got some nice photos of me, though, which was super nice of him. s-sob the wig needs fixing and I'll admit that my makeup was half-assed but eh. Not bad for something pulled together in three days XD;;

I hate the difference between seeing something in photoshop and how it looks when uploaded. sob, I'm sorry if the photos are really blue or really high/low contrast.

stupid singing robot...9__9 )
25 December 2009 @ 12:19 am
SURPRISE TRIP TO HK sunday and monday.
quick, I need ideas for who I can cosplay and won't freeze to death in that I can put together in. er. one day 8D;;

I wonder who I have in my closet. I'd do Kagari but the outfit still hasn't been re-sized yet :Xb
Seth... I'd freeze, possibly.
Rhode... the cross is at my friend's. who is in Japan.
Skull... the shirt is in the States.
tylHibari... I AM NOT HIM ENOUGH OTL!!
Chikusa... bah humbug not alone
Bonten... MAYBE since I am getting him back from Lina anyway /o/

...I can't remember who else is in my closet. If my suit is around I miiight do that version of Raikou from the Kairoushuu splash page!? man, idk. LINA CAN I RAID YOUR CLOSET >>;;;

in other news, losing a passport really is a pain in the ass. bah humbug.
02 November 2009 @ 10:08 am
kyaaa vocaloid  
I spent a bit under two and half hours talking to 包子 via skype last night, where a good 80-90% of our conversation was about the cosplay we're gonna do next summer. ...And somehow or another, through the tossing of various youtube vids at her and surprisingly low prices on ebay, we're considering doing Vocaloid, which'll probably replace Air Gear since she still hasn't read it and is feeling lazy. I've already wanted to do an UNINSTALL version of Kaito, but she's only interested in Luka...

Or well, she was for a while.

And then I threw the Ryuu No Naku Hakoniwa Yori vid at her and she's all *o* about Miku's gown and I love Kaito's outfit in that 9__9 and then she was very interested in the Kaiko dress that looks like Kaito's coat (as opposed to the more popular Kaiko outfit with the black dress and fur) and I like Mikuo and we're considering maybe doing a Kaiko Mikuo pair since Kaito and Miku are paired together so much |D idk what we'll end up deciding but ffft I also liked the Dark Woods Circus version of Kaito and the Miku gown in that is also gorgeous so. |D;; IN ANY CASE, IT'S STILL MANY MANY MONTHS AWAY.