Archive for the 'Cosplay' Category

How I decide on cosplays

March 5th, 2014 by Cat

Joy (who is running a giveaway so check it out!) asked me how I determine which costumes to make. She read my mind! I actually drafted an entry about it just last month! I originally wrote this because I couldn’t decide on which costume to work on next, so I began thinking back on why I chose other costumes in the past.

1. I really like the game/show/movie/etc.
This is really the base reason for all of my cosplays. If I don’t like what the character is from, I don’t think it’s worth pursuing. This reason especially applies to my Chell (Portal) and Knives (Scott Pilgrim) costumes. Their designs aren’t necessarily interesting or hard to make, but I’m obsessed with Portal, and Scott Pilgrim vs The World is one of my favorite movies.

2. It would be a fun group cosplay.
I have a few solo cosplays, but I actually prefer cosplaying in a group if possible. It’s just fun to match with your friends :) Our soon-to-be Spirited Away costumes were decided when we tried to figure out what we can do together, and we realized we all like Ghibli films.

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What I’m up to

February 21st, 2014 by Cat

This post is inspired by Alyssa’s “What’s Up Wednesday” post :) Well… it’s not Wednesday, and I’m also not reading or writing anything at the moment so… I decided to go over my hobbies instead!

What I’m sewing

First, I finally finished the curtains I was working on before. I kept pushing it off because curtains are boring to sew XD;; So that’s um… 1 down and 5 to go (I want to make curtains for 5 more rooms).

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And now I am working on my Haku (Spirited Away) costume again. I actually made it 3 years ago but haven’t used it yet because I never finished the matching costumes for my friends. I’m better at sewing now, so I’m making adjustments to my costume and cleaning some things up. Then I’ll work on the ones for my friends afterwards.

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I also just bought a wig for Silica (Sword Art Online), which hasn’t arrived yet. I haven’t started on the costume at all, but hopefully this will motivate me!

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Holidays & Ikkicon

December 28th, 2013 by Cat

I hope everyone is enjoying themselves during the holidays! Things have been pretty hectic for me! About a week before Christmas, I got sick, and I’m still trying to recover from it. Even though I don’t think I’m actually sick anymore, I still have a terrible cough that won’t go away >.<

Other than that, I’ve been spending time with both sides of the family, both mine and my husband’s. I got a lot of nice gifts too! I got things relating to my hobbies, like sewing supplies, art supplies, and gaming-related items.

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As for photography, well, I gifted myself something for that ;) Right after Thanksgiving, I noticed the DSLR I’ve been eyeing, the Canon 6D, dropped in price by a few hundred, so I made my move and bought it. I finally upgraded to a DSLR with a full frame sensor!

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I rented this model for work once and it’s also my second Canon DSLR, so it felt familiar right away. I’ve already used it for 6 photoshoots. Ikkicon was just a couple days after Christmas, and since it’s a local Anime convention, I booked 2 days of photoshoots.

Of the 6 shoots, half were with repeat clients. It continues to make me happy when people request me again :) Here’s a photo preview from each shoot!

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