Thursday, August 11, 2011

Progress before vacation, Gwendolyn

so~ I probably won't be writing a report an Animagic here, since I've written one here, albeit in german.
Anyway, I've been working on my only new Connichi cosplay: Gwendolyn.
Right now the only part missing is the corset/top. I won't take pictures of anything else but skirt, since the wig was bought off in 2008 and isn't up-to-date quality, so I don't want to damage it more before the convention, same goes for feathers that go frizzy lightning fast.
The spear was made back in 2008 and is still the only weapon I've ever been proud of >>' I just suck. I need to cosplay Zidane next year so that I have an excuse to finish the Mage Mashers.
The ring was bought.... I don't remember but seems like a while ago, you see this is one of those costumes I've been planning to do quite a while so I collected stuff/fabric for it.
By the way, here is my Otometwin costume page on Animexx. You'll find pictures of the end product there ;D

Cosday was kind of short and not really satisfying, but well, I was there only on Sunday. After this I however decided that Animagic is just simply more worth to me to go than Cosday. The latter isn't bad, but I just can't help but still like Animagic. I hope they'll solve the problems with trash/walls soon QOQ' I just had this much more fun there... And they had Daijoubu >D That alone is redeeming point enough for a fangirl like me. I just wish they could invite a cool music act. I mean Connichi had OLIVIA last year and they have May'n this year, darn I wish I had a Connichi Saturday ticket QOQ' SHERYL-SAMAAAAAAAAAA~
3 years ago Animagic had Kitade Nana for guest, that was awesome.
Apropos, you guys probably noticed I registred my hompage at Cosblog, wow I'm in Top100 O___O" I guess I'vee have to update my homepage before I leave...

By the way, mom was hiccuping so she just couldn't hold the camera straight >>" And I didn't notice it didn't lay straight in the back, but oh well, you generally see what it looks like.... this skirt makes me look like a giant OO"

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Aniwest 2011 report

Hey guys! I should have written one long long long ago.
In the meantime I've finished Hozuki and now am working on stuff for my twin... but I wanna start working on Gwen! Or Sayaka! QoQ"""
Anyway, here it comes.

Well, first of all the weather was nice... Not saying much, but as for location albeit small it is very nice and the surrounding area is perfect for cosplay shooting, especially the river. It is a very very small convention, so small that knowing that some years ago it was 3 days long instead of one makes me want to cry. The people are very nice though, they have some good catering, the anime cinema had some very good choices of recent animes, even though I never watch anime at convention, I took a peek. Games room, well, standard stuff? I guess. The main room/hall, had some stores represended, offers to play go and draw things. There was an art contest and an anime quiz as far as I know.
Then there was my concert. Well, the bad thing was, that I had a migraine by that point of time, blame the weather. I hope it went well, I still don't the videos.
One point of critique was that they let music run throughout the entire day. Usually not a bad thing, but when there is a singing act afterwards that actually happens to have songs in program that correspond to the ones run before...well...
I've also met some really nice people with really great costumes ^^ In and out of itself it was a fun day, even though my friends skipped out on me as Mai again.
Otherwise, I wish that Aniwest can get more congoers next year Q___Q I'm not that famous/great enough to get more visitors to them!