Monday, July 21, 2014

Dream of Doll Cosplay Notes!

I don't see alot of people doing cosplay write ups anymore that or I'm simply become so lazy and socially inept that I dont care or just cannot keep up. That or everyone just buys alot of their costumes nowadays QwQ I see alot more prop blogs popping up and bless them though~~~
and IDK maybe I just really dont keep up with alot of cosplayers nowadays since basically I'm in and out of the scene but I feel I'm slowly getting back to it (wowI say that) but I really am not as hardcore in terms of busting them out as I use to...its a fun expensive and rewarding hobby I guess but I digress as always!

This post is meant for me to basically ramble and do notes on one of the dream cosplays that I've been planning for *years* and am glad that its finally done and I need to patiently wait  for the day we can reshoot or when Ruiki can reshoot it with another photographer or SOMETHING and get some good photos~ I was somehow dragged / suckered into doing Delphine as well. AHAHA POTATO Delphine sobs.

The pattern for Ducan was all drafted using flat pattern technique and draping. Mostly draping though since the model I was working with is not any where near me and I was too scared to YOLO it too much so I actually admittedly remade the white collar piece 2-3x coz I was just not happy with it. Its an odd shape/look??? And I had to take liberties on how it would look, keeping in mind I was trying to keep the construction and look of it somewhat realistic or plausible...

The vest pretty much is a no brainer in terms of drafting 
but as you can tell from the photos of the cosplayer below (oops. I made it too short)
but its ok, coz Godbless my model is fabulous AHAHA

The coat pattern I drafted from scratch. I started with the basic silhoutte and did the slit circle skirt technique to get the full effect on the bottom of the coat and attached them together to make one big pattern before transferring everything to the fabric. It may not make alot of senses in terms of what terminilogy I'm using but if you want me to draft you an idea of how the pattern looks, I'd be more than happy to. Its a very similar pattern I used for Ky Kiske and other coat cosplays that require a big bottom that gives you the 'vampire swoosh' effect or so I like to call it :D....


I took some liberties with the costume and the best part (imho) is the lining and you probably can't see them in the photos here but I used a heavy twill fabric for  the overall coat, I had originally contemplated on using a full leather or pvc but I'm glad I went with the heavy twill instead and I used a black rose brocade fabric as inner lining. Why use such fancy material for the lining? For the sole reason for when the cosplayer walks and the coat FLIES in the air of course! AHAHA

All photos and editing done by me. I'm really hoping to get better shots of this costume in the future and hopefully then we'd have elf ears with us a curling iron so we can curl the wig! AHAH The straightener trick just wasn't cutting it...

I am /very/ happy with the results and how she embodied the doll Ducan quite well in my opinion *w* I'm looking forward to making more costumes in the future~

Now to move onto potato Delphine. Tbh there isn't much to touch on hers as she was more or less 'yolo' mode I'll just leave it at that....wedidntevenshootogetherahaha....but heres my cosplay tests and photos OF Delphine I guess....ish!?!!

The only thing I can tell you is that I wore way too much makeup for Delphine and ahaha it worked. Layer on that Mehron is what I say :DDD

Thursday, July 17, 2014

NANA makeup post 2!

ahaha whut. Heres another NANA dump photo posts!?! I tried making a tutorial for this look before but just utterly failed. How do people make makeup tutorials anyway ahaha sooooo much effort I just couldnt!

I also got a new wig (not in the photos) which I was gonna wear to Fanime but I ended up not wearing NANA to Fanime or AX at all aha coz...packing!?! idk =3= I'll be able to cos this forreal someday...uwu

Makeup used: I used a burgundy eyeshadow and dark purples from Inglot. I dont have the exact name of the shadows I used but those two colors are usually my go to for makeup looks >_>;; especially with NANA so I guess you can just look at how I applied the color???

Lashes worn are Pa and Diamond Lash lashes *w* I dont remember which ones either...
Lips I used Melt Six6Six! lovelovelovelovelove it even though it cost more than a mac lippie!
Lenses I used were the princess mimi in brown
Oh look, I tried to be gei and try my hand at Reira too AHAHA 
coz my friend Ruiki was gonna try Shin but Idk if I even included the photo dump here looo
For Reira: I covered my brows with Nyx crayon in pink and over that I applied a dusty pink eyeshadow (the ones you can find at Naked 3. I used an individual color from Pixel called dusty rose)

For the eye makeup, which you probably can't see very well I went with the color palette from Naked 3. A wash of peachy pink on the lids as well as a dusty rose color on the outter corners. A frosty pink eyeshadow on the inner corners. For lips I used my YSL rouge lip in 35(?) and a shit load of contour.

As always the foundation I used for my makeup tests are all Mehron. I use 2-3 different shades to bring my tan butt to a lighter shade *w*;;

Anime Matsuri | Nightmare Concert

Months later I'm finally uploading these here, I originally threw these on my facebook fanpage but its finally making its way here - hopefully minus the terrible FB quality holler.

My dA and Flckr account are both still suffering from neglect as is this web blog but I can't believe how long I've had this or have been blogging its interesting looking back at all the older entries when we use to use crappy cellphone photos as photos. AHAHA. Wow. ok lets just not go there ok? lol

The show was pretty tight from what I recall minus the crappy organization on the concert venue. There was no press area and no designated barrier for the most part to keep fans away from the stage unless you consider security as barrier /:

I dont even recall the set list they played but they def. played the 'Death Note' song aha. New World was it?...yeah sadly I'm not a die hard Nightmare fan but it was nice to see quite a number of them there *v*

I ended up giving up my spot on the front to wonder around the 'concert hall' to get a few shots from different angles and somehow ended up next to Reika and Akira at one point but I didn't notice it was them till the concert ended. Welp. Was too busy photographer mode I guess QwQ;;;