Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hiatus Over?

Because I've been insanely, horridly busy, I've been on a blogging hiatus for a while. For some reason I am actually SITTING on my couch currently (which I thought I'd forgotten how to do!) and I remembered..." Oh yeah, I have a blog about cosplay...."

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.

Humanoid Cosplay.

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



Beautifly



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....



COMPANION CUBE.



Nintendo Wii



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

DBZ WINS of Epic Proportions.

So, our next meetup is this month, and I am planning on doing the other version of Videl Satan (the one with the pigtails) and I am going to make a Gohan outfit for my husband. I am nearly finished with my costume (because let's face it, Videl doesn't ever wear anything complicated!) and have all the pieces to get started on Gohan soon. xD

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!

WINS!














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.







FAILS...

WIG FAIL:




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

Wa-Loli MADNESS


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

SukoshiCon 2010

Our cosplay group held our latest meetup at a Birmingham con - Sukoshi-con. S-con was a one day con, but was just as fun as any other 3-day con I've attended. The vendors were good, the entertainment was fun, and the friends were as good as anyone could ask for! There was a rock band contest, cosplay contest, and even a late night anime Rave. There were also a few panels, and although I was unable to attend any of the panels because of work (ugh), I was told they were very fun :) I was also informed that a few members of our group did an excellent job on the Rock Band tourney, and one of our members (Sam Blazer) even won a judge's pick award for her Umbreon cosplay! I'm so proud! *sniff, sniff, tear*

  
Sam's Award

 
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!


Bleach everywhere!

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!