Tuesday, December 7, 2010
So since tonight I actually finished my first official cosplay in my new sewing room (Cait Sith from FFVII) I think I'll use it as the theme for this post to celebrate.
Not furries, for crying out loud - I can't take them seriously - but rather, cosplay that is creatively designed around a character that is normally an animal. In a non-scary and cute way. Also known as "Moe anthropomorphism" or "Gijinka"
Here are some of the best ones I found while digging through the abundance of cosplay.com entries on the subject.
An Entire group of Happy Tree Friends!
Super Cute Moogle Costume
Adorable version of Suppi
ZOMG. Sonic the Hedgehog!
Gorgeous version of Espeon
An Umbreon (Far superior to my own version done earlier this year!)
Moltres - I love these wings!
Cyndaquil - This is one of my absolute FAVORITES.
Super cute Piplup
But Heck, Animals are not the only thing one can make human....
Well, that was fun. I'm glad I was able to sit on my butt long enough to actually make a blog entry. I hope to do the same thing again soon - because resting is pretty great for once. :)
Friday, September 3, 2010
For Videl I got a white T-shirt at Walmart for 5 bucks, and some tight black shorts at the thrift store for $1. I glued a blank CD on a flat brooch, and plan on using it as the base for my school badge. I'm going to make the badge from felt and glue it right onto the CD Brooch I made. (pics to come!) For the boots, I am going to find some flat boots at the Thrift Store next week so I can glue some boot covers onto it (I found green felt that is the PERFECT color for this!) For Gohan, I am doing a bit of clothing surgery on some dark blue doctor's scrubs (Thrift store, $3 a piece) Gonna open up the chest and hem it in, add a belt/sash and make some arm and leg warmers all out of spare fabric.
I LOVE budget cosplay! This is an example of a costume that is SO much cheaper homemade. on Google Shopping, I found a Videl costume for upwards of $50, and Gohan for $60. Mine will only cost me just over $10 for Videl, and under $10 for Gohan o.0
Because I am always excited about Dragonball Z Costumes (also, I was watching DBZ Kai just earlier today) and I am in a super Dragonball mood, I decided to dig through cosplay.com's finest DBZ costumes. Here are the pics of my favorite cosplayers, with links back to their pages so you can go tell them just how great they look!
and PROPS to this guy for mad bravery:
Here's a thought! A female version of Vegeta - I've always wanted to do this, but didn't know if it would work. This lady really proved that it can be done, and can look super cute.
No wig fail?
No costume at all fail...
Skinny dude Fail...
Quantum Destiny always has the best DBZ Costumes, so I saved her for last. Here are some of the Gems she's worn. These things are perfection.
Hope everyone enjoyed the Dragonball Z goodness! Now, off to work on boot covers for my own DBZ creations!
Friday, August 27, 2010
Recently I dove into the world of Wa-Lolita, and I loved it there. I hadn't worn a Wa-loli outfit before, but now that I have put one together I certainly plan on doing it again. Of course upon leaping into this Lolita sub-genre, I decided to load up on cute Wa-loli pictures that I loved. Here were some of my favorites I found while driving down google and devart blvd.
I adore the flower and ribbon on her obi. As well as her great shoes.
This is just beautiful, what else can I say?
Sweet mask? Why yes it is.
I adore this with every ounce of my soul.
I can't begin to say how much I love the motif on this kimono. It's just beautiful.
Another motif that is just totally adorable.
Oh for the love of....I would give anything to have a bigger picture of this gem. This was under a forum discussing an "East Meets West : Steampunked Kimono". This is so brilliant I want to cry.
This one has particularly one of my favorite skirt bottoms of all time.
I adore the layering on this one, so so much.
And last but not least, who can leave out the Visual Kei Equivalent, and the kings of VK Wa-Loli? The guys from "D".
Asagi in a beautiful ensemble. I love this man's style.
Brilliant Displays of Wa Loli genius.
And now I want to crawl through my computer screen and take that fan right out of his hand.
Now that we've all been thoroughly outclassed in Wa-Loli, it's time to go try to surpass the masters ahead of us. Onward, loli-soldiers!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Some of our group members Rockin' out
I took tons of pictures while I was there, and passed the camera off to a friend when I left. Also, some of our other group members brought their cameras. Here are just a few photos out of the hundreds....
Dealer's room was piled high with Manga and Dvd's...
Mini photoshoots were underway...
My costume choice for the day, Wa-Loli.
My friend Sheridan also decked out in Wa-loli.
Liz as a super-cute Orihime Inoue
AJ, Our very own Mario
Sam the Umbreon
Our Fearless Leader, Wes/Dante
Yoko doing some announcements
No costume gathering is complete without METAL!
Some of my favorite cosplays from the day:
Luckily for me, I was able to return from work in time for part of the Rave, which was lots of fun.
The night was definitely full of fun, and I can't wait until the next meetup. This may have just been the best one yet! We were able to tell a lot of people about our group, so we'll hopefully have a lot of new faces at our next gathering. Looking forward to seeing all of our new friends there!