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!










Sunday, August 1, 2010

Scouring Etsy...

I love handmade items. When I'm not making my own things, I really like to check out what some of the great artists of the internet have done. Sometimes a good handmade item is light years ahead of the things you see in catalogs or big company websites. Because I love scouring Etsy for amazing finds, I decided to post some of the cosplay and steampunk items that have really grabbed my attention.

Steampunk Glasses


These things are just superb. They are rather simple, but well made and gorgeous looking. I adore the clean look of these glasses.

Skeleton Cameo


Amazing! I love this cameo, it's just beautiful. It's such a creative and clever idea, this is definitely something I plan on purchasing at some point.

Sea Salt Soap Pops



Straight from Kingdom Hearts! This is so adorable if you ask me. It's one of those props you may not even think about, but it's really cute. I love the fact that it's soap, so besides being cute for pics, it's actually useful :)

Kanzashi Barrettes



I love kanzashi. I haven't actually gotten into making my own yet, but I definitely plan on it. These are so gorgeous, and etsy is full of them.

Appa the Flying Bison Hat



This idea is so darn cute, I am jealous I didn't think of it first. I would so wear this.

Sailor Moon Crescent Moon Wand


This thing gives me serious childhood flashbacks. I remember back when I had a moon wand from Toys R Us. This one looks just like it, props to this seller for the great likeness. This just makes me happy. XD

Dragonball Earrings




This is just win. I want Dragonball Earrings.

Steampunk Underbust Corset


This funky steampunk corset is totally cool. I love the way this is made! It's definitely one of my favorite corsets I've seen.


Although there are at least a thousand more things on Etsy that I love, no need to bog down one post with all of them. I'm sure to do another post like this later on XD