Tricon Teaser pics! Featuring Sweets-and-tea and Ragz cosplay and Jayuna, and Shelle, plus Mackenzie, MaiSheri and KW Ironman.
I had a fantastic time at the con, and so much thanks go out to those who booked me!
Photo of my Gumi at the very top, and oh gosh <3 It was a dream shoot for me to shoot in my tap shoes, and I’m so happy that I was able to do that last weekend!!
Super Mario Brothers
Megpiemoonie as Luigi
Jayuna as Mario
Shot at Tricon 2014
These are some of my favourite photos I took this weekend!
This was definitely one of my favourite photoshoots ever!! :D so so much fun~ Amanda is the bestest!!!
Camellia vr. Gumi’s dress is complete! :D
Plus I added extra details such as the ivory and pearl detailing on the bottom and the lace over the black bits on top~
Still need to lace up the gloves and make the hat band and put the flowers there, plus cut and shape up the wig, but otherwise I’m done! I’m really super pleased with how it’s turned out~
Finished most of the dress for my Vocaloid Gumi (Camellia vr.) costume tonight for this weekend’s KW-Tricon! This has been a costume I originally planned to make for youma 2012 but didn’t have the time ultimately on account of the crazy Rose costume~ however the possibility of a floor piano has convinced me to make it for this weekend! So excited~
Hey hey hey. ;D
Oh hey it’s us! :D
8. Have you cosplayed any of your dream cosplays?
When I first started out, C.C.’s black gown from Code Geass was on my list, and the fact that we were able to even put the group together in 2009 is still one of the best things to me <3
As for costumes I’ve made… I’d really hoped to do a homestuck fancytier eventually, which I was able to complete in 2012! :D Even I’d really hoped to get to do a full Tsubasa group one day, which was completed last year with some awesome friends from Hamilton <3
My dream cosplays sort of continuously change, so I have a few that I don’t know if I’ll ever get to, though I hope to one day~ This year for costume con I’m hoping to finish one off, so we’ll see how this changes in the next year!
19. What was the hardest wig for you to style?
I’d have to say that this wig is for a cosplay that’s still in the works, but this wig has definitely been the most effort I’ve put into one before:
and this wigs not even done D: still need to add more curls and more layers including small amounts of highlights and lowlights… but I’m so excited for when its completed~
annnnd 24 I answered~
4. Simplest cosplay?
Oh gosh, I’m not even sure o.o For simplest overall construction, I’d have to say my Princess Sakura sundress from the T.O. cosplay picnic a few years ago~ Just a quite and simple sundress but still a ton a fun!
Otherwise, in terms of found items and how easily it was put together, probably Delight to go opposite as one of my friends as Delirium from Sandman~
That was the product of a fun search through Kensington market one summer day in 2009~ And I already owned the belt so it was insanely easy to put together XD
14. Have you made an armour cosplay?
I made my first attempt at this this past summer with my Sailor Iron Man! :D The original design didn’t contain much actual armour pieces, which I felt would be a cool add-on for actually making the costume because, well, Iron Man is a giant suit of armour XD
Though I’m still really pleased with the armour pieces here because it was my first time *ever* making armour, I know that they were definitely not perfect, far from it actually XD But it was a really fun first try, and I felt that I learned a lot from it to try it again in the future! I’d love to work more with worbla again~
24. Favorite wig?
I tend to always lean towards shorter wigs as my favourites because they are so much less hassle and its wonderful, but this might be a tie between my Sakura wig and my Hikaru Shidou wig~ My Sakura wig was one of my first wig purchases (oh boy) years ago, and I would wear it out all the time for chilling at cons, still do sometimes~ Annnd I pretty much just love my Hikaru wig! She’s one of my all-time favourite characters, and I’m still proud of how I managed to style and uct the wig down from the weird mess it showed up as~
It’s late but I can’t sleep so whatever ):
One of the costumes I’m really hoping to get to this year is Princess Zelda from Ocarina of Time! So I’ve been searching for wigs for a while… and I know I probably want to go for something lace front because he hair is very obviously pushed out from her face….
This is Arda’s Suzi in a Light Blonde and I think it might be my best option…. thoughts would be amazing since I fear I might need a second opinion <3 Thanks guys!!
1. When did you start cosplaying?
First ever con I cosplayed to (o lordy) was the friday of the now infamous Con no Baka in 2005 as Riku Harada from DNAngel~ I cosplayed with bought ebay stuff until 2008 when that August I started learning to sew and haven’t turned back since! :D
This photo’s from two years later, but its the same one I initially wore out! God I was so terrified at the time that I was going to be the only one there in costume and boy was I wrong :P
11. Are you embarrassed by any of your cosplays?
Hahaha, I’m kinda emabarassed by my very very first attempt at sewing, which was a glaceon gijinka for Anime North 2008 in which I bought a Haruhi costume for (weirdly the design included the haruhi uniform I don’t really know why) and sewed the ears and the tail. So much bad handsewing, and I had no idea how to stuff so the tail and ears were stuffed with extra broadcloth XD It was bad, but it was my first ever step. Every succeeding actual costume from that point, no matter how bad it may have been (and I’ve made some choices I’ve regretted in terms of construction before), it was a learning curve. I always learnt something to carry on to my next foray, and that keeps you going forward :)
21. Have you bought/commissioned a cosplay?
I have for sure~ When I first started I had zero idea how to sew. The most any of my family knew, even extended, was pretty much how to sew on a button at most, so when I found out the hobby at around …oh god 13/14?, I looked it up on the internet, found stuff on ebay, and went from there~ All of my first costumes, so from 2005-2008 mostly just going to AN I wore a bunch of commissioned ebay stuff.
When I started making my own I still sort of half and half made my own and bought for the next year. Because I really wasn’t at the level that I felt I could make what I wanted to yet, and didn’t have the space to make anything really either living in residence. Like C.C.’s Black dress for Code Geass in 2009. And even in 2013 I realized I didn’t have enough time to make Kirigiri’s jacket so I commissioned that, and made the rest of the costume~ My Sailor Venus was made by you! <3 :D I think it’s so awesome that that resource is there~ Sometimes it’s nice to almost have that break and just wear something out that is a lot of fun!
31. What’s your least favourite part about cosplaying?
I’d have to say some of the drama that can arise ): I hate to see how it can break friendships apart. I like to think that we’re all in this wondrous geeky hobby together, though I know that;s a naive way of thinking. But I’m seeing less drama as I get older, which I’m happy for~