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Saturday, April 4, 2015

bucket list check + more cosplay ambitions

^I made a cosplay bucket list in 2011.
I realize that I have mostly done what I wanted in my run as a cosplayer.
Some were unexpected but I am very thankfully that about half of the list has been ticked off.

Now, to add more ambitions to that list hehehehe

Related: 2011 Cosplay Bucket List
Yes, very ambitious. XDD
So far, I have only one cartoon cosplay, and that is Fionna from Adventure Time.
Technically, I do have a mecha cosplay but I don't check off cosplays until the costume has had a proper photoshoot.


Ok, let's make a new list and carry over the items left from the previous list.

⬜ Host a cosplay event or at least be a presenter 
⬜ Be a judge
⬜ Have a mecha cosplay
⬜ Have a mecha cosplay made by me
⬜ Have a daring cosplay
⬜ Have a very moe cosplay
⬜ Have a monster cosplay
⬜ Accomplish a very extravagant cosplay
⬜ Have a cosplay PV
⬜ Assemble a super epic group cosplay
⬜ Have a sentai cosplay
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⬜ Be one of the Philippine representatives for WCS
⬜ Bag a prize in WCS for Philippines
⬜ Have a genderbend cosplay
⬜ Have a gijinka cosplay
⬜ Have a cosplay of a live character/ celebrity (Kyary cosplay! XDD)
⬜ Accomplish my Sailormoon cosplay dream (me in all the charas I like. Cheeky, ain't I?)
⬜ Have a collaboration cosplay with some epic people like (Mimi Mon and Kuri)
⬜ Visit Australia for cosplay and fun!
⬜ Meet Yaya Han
⬜ Have a Disney cosplay


Chun Li cosplay
photo by jenco


Also, from now on I'd like to focus on more shoots. Locations, studios, with lots of planning and impeccable end products. Like really wow photos that will leave lasting impressions, something that will perfectly showcase my love for the character and series <3

I'd like more elaborate costumes, too. And more cosplays with friends and groups.

I can't think of anymore at the moment. hahahaha
My, what an ambitious list that is. But when one dreams, one should dream high, right?

When the time comes, all I will have are photos and good memories.
So I want my cosplay pics to be as awesome as I can make them.

Thinking about future cosplays and collabs make me so giddy.
I am excited for 2015 and the years to come. <3


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Monday, March 30, 2015

6 Years of Cosplay

^6! S-I-X! Six years of cosplay later, here I am.
With my sister, I started cosplaying in April of 2009, so that makes 2015 our 6th year of cosplay.
Wow.

(Technically, it is still March and our Anniversary isn't a few more days from now but I am just really happy that I've been cosplaying for so long and that I am still enjoying it XD)

Let's see, my last entry was... November 2014.
As I feared, life has gotten the best of me.
The number of cosplays I have done have drastically gone down in the last few years but the quality has greatly improved. I think... Maybe... XD
But even with the drop in the number of cosplays I churn out, I am still very much into cosplay.
Though now, I have learned to control which ones to go ahead with and which ones to let go.
Now, I thirst for more challenging costumes as I want to make more beautiful things.


2009 : Year of the Noob Cosplay Bliss
Very minimal make up, used my natural hair most of the time and if I didnt, I had on low class wigs because at that time I really had no idea where to buy wigs, how to make up and I was still pretty much afraid of contact lenses. But I didn't care, I was just happy to dress up XDD

Monday, November 10, 2014

Zipangu Wig Review

^This is my first Japan bought wig and as such a review is highly necessary.
;)

Ok, here is the wig review for the wig brand ZIPANGU.

This wig was bought in person from a physical shop called Maple Wig Shop.
The wig shop is glorious, way faster than browsing through albums and albums of photos from different online wig shops.

Maple had catalogues on hand but what was amazing is their display of wigs.
I couldn't take photos. Fortunately, in their website, there are photos so you can see how glorious their shop is.
MAPLE WIG SHOP WEBSITE

Saturday, October 25, 2014

ISABELLA YAMAMOTO Cosplay

^Paradise Kiss cosplay!
And with a mathematical group to boot!

This cosplay came together because of Sese and Ian.
One night, at our usual post-con dinner, they set me aside and told me their plan of organizing a Paradide Kiss cosplay group.
They both thought I'd make an awesome Isabella.
XD I like Paradise Kiss, the story was nice but no one particularly stood out to me.
I was hesitant to accept as I had too many cosplay plans myself and I had some budget problems.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

World Cosplay Summit 2014 Day 2

^Day 2 of the World Cosplay Summit 2014 adventure!
After dinner, well, we did some catching up.
Nah, I think it was more than some as we were up so late talking about what ever hahahaha
Oh! How I missed sleep overs and friends /sniff

For Day 1 of WCS 2014 and pre-WCS Adventure with Atom check out the links.

Anyway, Day 2!

3rd August, 2014 
Sunday
Day 2 of the World Cosplay Summit 2014

Cosplayers and enthusiasts at Osu-Kanon