THE CHALLENGE IS ON!!!1

So for quite some time now I've seen pretty many Finnish cosplay bloggers do this one cosplay challenge so I decided to give it a go because it seemed so much FUN!!

Sorry guys, for now this will be in Finnish, I will add a short description about the challenge in English at the end!

Säännöt:

1. Kuka tahansa halukas voi ottaa haasteen vastaan riippumatta siitä, harrastaako hän cosplayta. Kokoa kolmenkymmenen (30) minuutin aikarajan sisällä cosplay-asukokonaisuus materiaaleista, jotka löydät kotoasi.

2. Saat käyttää vaatekappaleita, peruukkeja, meikkejä ja maskeerausvälineitä. Jos olet nopea, saat myös ommella/askarrella jotakin uutta (esimerkiksi rusetin kankaasta tai propin paperista). Et saa käyttää sellaisenaan valmiita cosplay-asuja, jotka olet jo joskus tehnyt.

3. Kun olet valmis tai 30 minuuttia on kulunut, ota asustasi kuva ja laita se haasteen sääntöjen kanssa esille blogiisi. Kerro myös, kuka hahmosi on ja liitä mukaan lähdekuva.

4. Haasteen tarkoitus ei ole luoda täydellistä pukua lyhyessä ajassa, vaan testata haasteen tekijän mielikuvitusta ja pitää hauskaa.


Okeei, eli mun valittu hahmo oli Kenshin Himura (Hitokiri Battousai versio) Rurouni Kenshinistä. En nyt ole ihan 100% varma ku en ole sarjaa vielä lukenut ku muutaman random chapterin ja yhen leffan katsonut joskus vuonna nakki ja muusi. Mutta normi-Kenshinillä ku on vaan se reverse blade katana ja Battousailla mun logiikan mukaan perusmiekat + ei oo arpea joten menkööt näin ~

PS. Joku enemmän tietoinen fani saa korjata jos puhun ihan sontaa!

Joissaki kuvissa Kenshinillä on harmaat hakamat joten en nyt oo ihan varma kumpi on se 'oikee'
Sori peilikuvat, en ole arkusta noussut zombie!!



Cossin sisältö:
• Budo alustakki (jota myös käytän muihin cosseihin jotka vaativat valkoisen kimono-kauluksen)
• Ichiton tummansininen kimono
• Hijikatan vaaleanharmaat hakamat
• Hijikatan miekat
• Random tekkout/käsisuojat jotka ostin eBaystä aikoja sitten ihan vaan random käytöks
• Mustat tabi-sukat jotka olen ostanut mun kimono harrastustani varten
• Puiset geta-kengät jotka olen myös ostanut mun kimono harrastustani varten :'DD Problem?

Hijikata parka jäi ilman housuja ja aseita... 

Jooo-o, mitäpä sanois, oli hurjan hauskaa ja en paljon kiirettä tuntenut ku tä oli tämmöinen ultimate kaappicossi koska kaikki tarvittavat löytyi valmiina jostain huoneeni kolosta.. ongelma oli vaan löytää kaikki ajoissa ja pukea päälle. XD Tosiaan peruukin kävin pöllimässä lainaamassa Jäätyneen Enkelin vaatehuoneesta koska en itse omista ainuttakaan punaista peruukkia.. lähin (värillisesti) mikä olis mun kaapista löytynyt olis ollut Ichigo Kurosakin peruukki... eiiii. Tai muuten olis tullut joku ihmeen rasetsu!Kenshin valkoisilla hiuksilla... koska pitkiä valkoisia peruukkeja multa löytyy!! >8D Joo... *kröhöm*
Tää peruukki oli siis ainoo edes jotenkuten sopiva tähän hätään, vaikka väri on aika räikeen punainen IRL ja en kyllä käyttäis kyseistä peruukkia Kenshinille sit sinä päivänä kuin kyseistä herraa sitten ihan kunnolla cossaan. Joo, on tarkoitus ihan oikeasti cossata Kenshiniä joskus. Sitten kyllä ostan kunnon hyvävärisen peruukin ettei herran hiukset muistuta punaisia liikennevaloja...

Ai niin, meinas unohtua, mulla tuli paniikki ku en meinanut löytää ihan perus hiuspampulaa vessan kaapeista, olin sillee hetken "midä vidduu, pakko niitä on jossain olla!" kunnes kaivoin kaappia tarpeeks syvään ja sit löytyi semmoinen mursun kokoinen musta pampula... sai luvan kelvata. lol

Mutta siis...

CHALLENGE SUCCESSFUL!

Jaahas, ja äidin ruutuiset aamutossut paistaa mun hihan/käden alla... ihanata.
Mulla oli cossi päällä ku oli viel 10 min aikaa jäljellä, like a boss! Paitsi että melkein kaikki meikit jäi laittamatta koska laiskapaska.com ja naama kirvelee ku meikinpoistoainetta jo käytin aiemmin tänään ku cossasin Okitaa.. ja naama hieman vammaisen tuntoinen sen jälkeen joten annoin olla ihan suosiolla.

 - lalalalala -
And now a quick description in English for those who didn't go to Google Translate lol already ~

So yeah, basically this challenge was to find a character and cosplay them in a time frame of 30 minutes. So you had to make/find everything for it and put the costume on and when 30 minutes had passed you had to take photos of what you had created. You were allowed to use clothes, make-up, wigs and if you were fast enough you could craft something quickly... basically you had to do a closet cosplay. XD You weren't allowed to use already made cosplays aka a character you had cosplayed before. This challenge wasn't about making a perfect costume, it was about having fun and being creative.

My closet!Kenshin consisted of Hijikata's hakama, Ichito's blue kimono, a white budo/martial arts inner jacket, Hijikata's swords, black tabi & wooden geta I bought for my kimono hobby and tekkou I bought from a private person on eBay long time ago just for the heck of it. The wig is my twin's because I didn't have anything even remotely right-looking myself. The wig is actually bright red IRL (not orange-y like photos show) and I won't be using it that time when I cosplay Kenshin for real. Yes, I will do him someday.
And I guess that's it ~

Quick sick!Okita "photoshoot"

I didn't have to go to school today because my schedule is still a mess and, besides, I only had one lesson today. It would have been quite a pain in the ass to get to school because I would have had to wake up piss early (*cough* 05:30 Swedish time) to take the bus and then walk some kilometers from the bus station to my school... and my right foot has been derping rather painfully the last days ever since I dropped my damn laptop on it... OTL Sucks to not have mom driving you on the mornings, hahaah.

Soooo I woke up quite early and decided to do a quick Okita "photoshoot" because I was bored and home alone. I can't really call it a "photoshoot" because it was just me and my camera. ._.
I used the self-timer for some photos but it was kinda hard, or well, damn hard to get everything right. Oh well, I got a few good ones, although the lighting was bad so they are kinda.. err, 'grainy'. But I thought it fit the mood somehow so I don't mind the reduced photo quality all that much and besides, I didn't want to turn on the lights because it made photos turn rather fugly orange-y.



If anyone wonders what that blue thing is it's my shinsengumi haori.. used it as a blanket.. kind of.
I look like a tired mess... and that's what I was more or less. XD lol it rhymes...

When I got fed up with trying to use the self-timer I just went to take some egophotos self-photos instead.. although I only got one I liked enough to publish...


Bbbbbbb, this reminds me... back when I was in Eurokangas yesterday I also tried to search for that light purple fabric I had seen before they moved which I could have used to remake Okita's kimono. I didn't find it. ;_; pffjhfiudhiuf

Fabric for Saitou's sleeveless shirt

Went to Eurokangas (fabric store) after school. I'm happy they moved their store to Rajalla/På Gränsen shopping center instead of being next to Prisma (a food store) a few kilometers away. This means that because Eurokangas is now at the shopping center I will have a chance to visit it pretty much every day when I finish school and take the bus home because, well, I walk through the shopping center because it's shorter (and more fun) to just go through it than go around it and I always buy some sweets to eat while I do so, but that's another story... Yeahh, I bought fabric for Bakumatsu Renka Saitou's sleeveless shirt-or-whatever-it-is.

Wonderful, fabrics seemingly never photograph their real color.. OTL
It has more dark purple tones to it, not just gray like the photo shows.
 The fabric is a tad darker than the reference, but, it was the only grey-purple fabric they had (kinda hard color to find..) and besides I kinda like the color and have a feeling that it will look better with the kimono I'm going to use because, well, my kimono isn't reference color accurate either so I just bought what I thought would look better together with it. Me? Not being color accurate? Dafuq just happened?
My other fabric choices would have been 100% purple but.. eh... I rather buy this one.

It seems that I'll possibly start my Tracon journey already on Thursday next week. SEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWW.

Saint Seiya Omega fanart

Despite the initial mixed reactions, there is already plenty of fanart, with even proposals on how to improve the armor designs and make it look more classic.


This Haruto one is particularly good

Yuna is an excellent addition to the mythos
Kouga drawn in Shingo Araki design style 


Cute!!!



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Expotaku Tarragona

Ha pasado más de un mes desde que asistí a este evento, pero bueno.. mejor tarde que nunca!! T.T (falta todavía contar todo lo de ECG.. sigo en el pueblo y me es imposible subir mil fotos y vídeos, ya en nada volveré a estar en Barcelona :D)

 
Expotaku Tarragona se celebró los días 20, 21 y 22 de julio, sinceramente no tenía ninguna intención de asistir, aunque al final con la escusa de "hacer fotos", me pasé un ratito :)






Quedamos al mediodía con Àngel y Miles para ir a comer algo antes de ir para el evento, y por la tarde, sobre las 16 llegamos, me puse el vestido de Gwendolyn y ellos 2 montaron un photocall la mar de majo :3, por allí me fui encontrado a gente conocida y pasé un buen rato ^_^


montando el photocall

Gwendolyn heavy xD


haciendo el tontaco xD


Una de las personas que más ilusión me hacía de ver, era Bop, Shei de toda la vida o Paca para los amigos (?) xD, con ella tenemos la costumbre, de cuando nos vemos, hacer una foto de "pacas", os la enseño y así lo entendéis xD


ella iba de no se qué me dijo xD sorry no estoy puesta al día con estas cosas xD


De paso aprovecho y os enseño nuestro collage de fotos de "pacas" que llevamos haciendo desde hace 3 años <3






Aquí Àngel troleando la foto xD


Cuando ya le habíamos hecho fotos a todo el mundo, me hicieron unas cuantas a mi, para tener alguna de Gwendolyn princesita <3, de momento solo tengo las de Miles, en cuanto Àngel me pase las suyas, actualizaré!












Para ser todo muy improvisado, salieron fotos la mar de bonitas :'), después de esto recogimos todo y nos fuimos a una zona bastante cerca del evento a hacer fotos de Gwendolyn (con la versión armaduril), no pudimos hacer muchas fotos, pero bueno, alguna bonita salió :3 (a la espera de que AOJ me pase alguna más xD, Àngel si lees esto, no te estoy metiendo prisa ehh T.T ).
De momento os dejo con fotos del making of  ^^


 

Aquí AOJ mirando con la cosa esta que no se como se llama xD (ole yo xD)
 



Muy fan de Miles en la mayoría de las fotos xD
mi cara fusión de monorra con soy la virgen jajja

Y ahora alguna chorra de las que me gustan a mi <3



yo a esta la llamo: arte abstracto xDD


Sobran las palabras... xD


pato para cenar


Vara chupa chups xD


Y bueno os dejo con 3 foticas de la sesión, en cuanto tenga unas cuantas más haré una entrada especial para ellas :)







Y de momento hasta aquí mis crónicas expotaku Tarragona :D, como veis el evento en si lo pisamos poco jajajaj

Un beso!!
Cyaaaaa~~~~



 

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Slumberland, Joys without Numberland

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Photographer: Zuum
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Psycho-pass promo, premieres on October in Noitamina slot



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To-Love-Ru Darkness promo, premieres in October





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 Source: ANN
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Princess Resurrection manga final arc starts in November

Princess Resurrection

October's issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shōnen Sirius magazine announced that Yasunori Mitsunaga will launch the final arc of his Princess Resurrection manga in the January issue that comes out on November 26. The 19th book volume of the horror comedy manga will be available on November 9.

Kodansha USA will keep licensing the series.
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