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Cosmo Parader Tag and Me!

I was really bummed when the tailor called me to tell me she was sick and couldn’t finish my Luo Tian Yi costume in time for the event. It couldn’t be blamed, since so many people were falling sick from the recent haze.

I decided to cosplay as Sandplay Singing of the Dragon/The Miniature Garden Where the Dragon Howls Gumi. To complete the cosplay, I painted my nails a lilac and pink combination and stuck on flowers. Nails do sometimes show up on photos, so please make sure you keep them picture perfect as well! Painted or unpainted.

Once again, my cosplay bag to the rescue! It fit my costume PLUS my boots. Awesome. I brought another backpack along for my cosmetics and wig. People were asking me where I was even before I left my house! Looks like you cannot be late for an event :/

Once at the event area, I dare not slack anymore and quickly set to work. Well. I still need more practice on makeup. More shadow, blush and brows needed.

Had a test shoot with buddies Sleepycs and Bri, along with their friend, while I waited for Incy to finish her makeup.

Event later was lovely. Met up with a few of my cosplay friends! Haha. Didn’t manage to camwhore though :XPhotog friends JA, Terence and Sam came up to me and requested for mini-shoots. I was so surprised they recognise me! Haha. Thanks for approaching me guys ^^

I had lots of fun, even though I was constantly trapped inside scary photog walls. I’m still intimidated by a wall of pure flash and camera. Haha.

Guest cosplayers in the event were King x Mon, Misa 2.0, YUI and Saffron! I really wanted their merchandise, but I didn’t want to queue, so I missed out the chance of getting their autographs ):
BUTBUT. I did manage to give King x Mon my coscards!

The lucky Sandra had a lucky day! When King x Mon were escorted out, they crossed paths with us and King suddenly grabbed Sandra’s hand and said that she recognised her from the coscard she gave.

I WAS SO SHOCKED.

King continued to praise Sandra about how awesome she looked in her Imitation Black cosplay (in the coscard) and said that she liked that cosplay loads. WOW. Sandra cannot wash her hands ever again xD

Oh yes. Congratulations for being chosen for Cure Walk, Sandra! I’ll see you from the audience side! ^^

The rest of the event was quite a blur. I was running around and getting chased by photographers, meeting friends, or at the parade. Busy busy event.

Some of my friends only came after I un-cos-ed or was only free then. Haha.

Here is the ever kawaii Suzume! ^^

Must snag a photo with her every time I see her. HEE. I sound like some crazy stalker :X

You can go check out more pictures over at my social media sites (:

Facebook Page
Facebook Profile
WorldCosplay
Deviantart
Cure

Cosfest is coming up this Saturday and Sunday too! For those who are going, remember to get a coscard from me if you spot me! I’ll be Luo Tian Yi on Saturday and Black Rock Shooter or Miyu on Sunday!

After my Taobao delivery, I decided to head out for a major cosplay shopping spree. Headed to Chinatown first, to gather all my pieces required for my Senbonzakura cosplay. It was so difficult to find the cloth that matched Miku’s beret! Pinkish dark lilac that has a little vintage feel. I ended up settling for a similarly coloured satin cloth. The gold linings needed for the costume was ridiculously expensive ):

After that I headed over to Bukit Panjang to pick up my UPS package. Their delivery sucks man. I’ve never encountered a problem where if they reroute the shipment (because nobody is at home), I cannot find my package. The delivery notice wrote in huge letters that my package was held in WESTMALL. I went there all week everyday to check but they said nothing came. It was really odd because the tracking status said that it had be signed for. When I called UPS, you know what they said? They said it was MY problem that I didn’t check the slip properly, because the package was being held at Bukit Panjang Plaza. SERIOUSLY. Even the address on the package wrote WESTMALL. Stupid people. Argh. At least my package is with me now.

Following on, I went over to Daiso and Popular to get more cosplay stuff. But Popular failed me ):
Being a thrift-seeker, I headed over to the Salvation Army to see if I could find things I could use for cosplay, and, I DID. I didn’t find what I intended to look for, but I did get something else for another cosplay. Haha. I also found a pair of semi-precious stone carved horses! I’ll need the expertise of Elisa to help me identify the stones, but these cream peach coloured horses are lovely. I don’t really care if they turn out to be some cheap stone, since they’re only $9, I love them because they’re horses. LOL!

Took a bus to Clementi to check-out the Popular en route home. ALSO no PVA foam, but I managed to find something I was looking for, for another cosplay at an underwear sale. LOLOLOL. I wanted to check if Clementi Bookstore (aka Big Bookshop) if they have PVA foam, but I had already made plans to meet a friend so I had to rush back.

Cosplay Steals for that day. I have a few more things to get on my list though. White ankle boots, red spray paint and a hot pink tube.

0.5 yard Synthetic leather – Senbonzakura
2 yard Pink cotton – Senbonzakura
4.5 yard Dark lilac satin – Senbonzakura
4 yard gold lining – Senbonzakura
1 yard Gold “string” – Senbonzakura
x2 Gold tassels – Senbonzakura
16″ Zipper – Senbonzakura
Buttons – Senbonzakura
Snap Fasteners – Luo Tian Yi
White tassel – Luo Tian Yi
Hot pink bottoms – Romeo & Cinderella Miku
Gold flats – Vintage Miku
Flowers – Heroine Amnesia

I was really bummed when the tailor called to tell me she was sick and couldn’t finish my Luo Tian Yi costume in time for Cosmo Youth Parde. I went as Sandplay Gumi instead. An entry for that event will be up soon! ^^

My package from Taobao has been delayed due to the haze! However, it is finally here!

I was really scared something happened to it along the way because the status of the package was not updated for about a week after it landed in Singapore.

Super happy to have my stuff in time! Things in this delivery

1. Senbonzakura Miku Hat

2. Senbonzakura Miku Wig

3. Amnesia Heroine Wig

4. Amnesia Heroine bag

2. White dress pannier

5. Luo Tianyi Wig

Whoopie!

So, at the moment, my Amnesia cosplay is complete! And I can start buying cloth for my Senbonzakura cosplay! My Luo Tianyi costume should be done by Friday. Hurhur.

I’ll be heading down to Cosmo Youth Parade this Saturday as Luo Tian yi with Incy (Ling Caiyin). So see you there!

Hey!

Sorry I haven’t been giving you guys an update since last week. I’ve been real busy, as always. Haha. Just the past weekend, I attended the Funan Anime Matsuri, held at Funan Digitlife Mall. It was so much fun! I only went on Sunday, since I was busy during the other days the event was on.

I expected the crowd to be small since it was a small event, but I cannot be more wrong. The whole place was absolutely FLOODED. The photog wall I was trapped in was humongous and really scary for a while.

Thank you Yamada Peter and Maidio for accompanying me the WHOLE day! Not to mention ALL the shots you 2 took for me. Maidio sent me 613Mb worth of pictures. Haha. That’s more than half of my 904Mb album for Funan Anime Matsuri! Haha.

More pictures can be viewed on my deviantart in due time, meanwhile, photos are on my Facebook page. My Facebook page can be accessed via the widget on the right hand side of the blog.

It was so funny that Terence pulled me from the crowd and requested for a mini-shoot AND we both didn’t recognise each other. /facepalmWe only realised AFTER we parted. Fail max. Haha. We haven’t seen each other for 3 years already though, probably the reason why.

Here are some of my favourite shots from the event. Big thank you to the photographers!

Other than all the fun I had cosplaying and making new cosplay and photographer friends, I WAS A SUPER LUCKY FANGIRL!

I managed to exchange coscards with ALL but two cosplay guests, shake hands with my two favourite cosplay guests, and got signed items from my two favourite cosplay guests and took photos with my most loved loved loved cosplayer.

Yes, my most most most favourite cosplayer of all time is KANAME☆! And I’m also a big fan of Clive Lee! So happy I got to interact with them. IN FACT, KANAME☆ ONLY SIGNED 2 COPIES OF HIS REVOLVER PHOTOBOOK!

Once KANAME☆ came up to stage, I was jumping up and down waving his photobook opened to the page of his BRS cosplay AND my shuriken. Must have been real scary for those people standing around me since everyone thought my shuriken could do serious damage if it hit them. Hehe. KANAME☆ only picked 3 people from the crowd and the Emcee did the rest. I was screaming when KANAME☆ spotted me and said “Ah! Yuffie!” OHMYGOD o_o
My heart began racing and my limbs became wobbly LOL! I was even wobbly while heading towards the stage area. That’s there I spoke to and shook hands with Clive! Very friendly fellow Singaporean cosplayer! Haha. When I was on stage,the staff didn’t let me get the signature of KANAME☆ and KANAME☆ could only smile apologetically and say “later, later!” Haha.

I’m so happy I managed to catch him when he was about to leave the event after HOURS of waiting (That’s how I caught the other cosplayer guests as well, opps). I squeezed myself into the escorts LOL! Then KANAME☆ pointed at me and said “OK!”. I almost fainted. Haha. I was so happy when he proceeded to sign my copy of his photobook! OMG!

KANAME☆ totally made my day!

After going totally insane and hyperventilating from the excitement, I had a nice quieter dinner with my lovely friends. I was so happy to see Incy again! Look at this pretty Taiwan!

New friends ^^
Hongzhu (Kirito) and Oda (Kotetsu)

Made many new photographer friends too! In fact, I’m going to have a photoshoot with one of them in July. The poor photographer who probably got frightened by me during the event. Haha. He was requesting for a mini-shoot, but I turned him down enthusiastically saying that I was camping there waiting for KANAME☆ LOL

Overall, it was a nice event, albeit too small a venue to hold the crowd. A good event start to the rest of the 2013 events!

Well, the week has been alright. I’ve been spending time brushing up my Senbonzakura dance and making all the props required for Luo Tianyi. The tailor has finished altering all the costumes I’ve sent to her and she’s currently working on my Luo Tianyi costume ^^

Besides that, I’ve been updating all my cosplay-related accounts like Deviantart and Cure. I’ve also made a WorldCosplay account. So you have more places to look for me now ^^

Konnichiwa Minna-san!

I hope you are having a lovely day ^^

You may have known from the “Done” tab above that I have cosplayed the Romeo & Cinderella Miku. That shoot had an all female crew, because I didn’t think I would feel comfortable with a male crew, especially with the rather awkward poses.

Photographer and Makeup artist: Etterorua Red
Kaito: Tesun

Anyway, this is the original PV of the song

Alternate PVs that I found.

Okay, back to topic. I hope this tutorial will serve as a useful guide for those out there who plan to cosplay the Romeo & Cinderella version of Miku.. I believe this can serve as a guide for similarly clothed characters as well as Romeo & Cinderella version of the other vocaloids, which have different colour schemes.

You will need:

  • Red Sequins
  • Black Lace
  • Dressmaking Pins
  • Nylon Thread
  • Cotton Thread
  • Sharp Sewing Needles
  • Super Glue/Cloth Glue
  • Hot Pink Long Tube Top
  • Hot Pink Underwear
  • Black Elastic Braid
  • Camisole (that you usually wear)
  • Long Ruler

Step 1: Top

Miku is wearing black laced red polka-dotted lingerine.

  • Tube top
  1. Using a ruler, place sequins (as markers) 5cm of each other using 0cm, 5cm, 10cm, 15cm etc… as a guide for row 1.
  2. Move the ruler to be below your markers (as shown in picture)
  3. Using a ruler, mark out dots 5 cm of each other using 2.5cm, 7.5cm, 12.5cm etc… as a guide for row 2.
  4. Repeat Step 1 to Step 3 until you reach the bottom of the tube.
  5. You should get your desired pattern as shown.
  6. Place cardboard inside the tube to prevent glue from seeping through and gluing your tube shut.
  7. Proceed to glue and sew them down. If your sequins are too small, glue a few together to make a larger sequin.
  8. Remember to have sequins for both front and back of your tube.
  9. Decide which side of the lace faces towards the top of the tube and which face of the lace is to be the surface where the glue is applied. (Note that left and right side of lace is slightly different in below picture)
  10. Pin the lace down with dressmaking pins to stabilise position on tube. Cut away extra lace.
  11. Place cardboard inside the tube to prevent glue from seeping through and gluing your tube shut.
  12. Glue the lace down before sewing. It will the lace easier to sew.
  13. Remember to Repeat Step 9 to Step 12 for front, back, top and bottom of tube top.
  • Spaghetti Straps
  1. To determine length of straps, measure the length of camisole straps, add 1cm to that measurement and cut elastic braid accordingly.
  2. If width of elastic braid is too small, sew 2 together using nylon thread.
  3. Secure lace onto elastic braid using dressmaking pins, make sure to leave a 1cm gap.
  4. Glue down lace before sewing lace onto elastic braid.
  5. Determine which side of lace faces the wearer and which side of lace faces away from wearer. (note in above picture that left and right side of lace is slightly different)
  6. To determine position of straps, place camisole inside the tube and note the position of the straps on the tube top using dressmaking pins.
  7. Glue elastic braids down to double confirm their position before sewing.
  8. Remember to make 2 straps, 1 each for your right and left shoulder!

Step 2: Bottom

  1. Following Step 1 to Step 8 from “Tube top”, you should get the desired pattern as shown below.
  2. following Step 9 to Step 13 from “Tube top”, apply lace as desired.

Complete!

You can use leftover lace to make a garter or use it as a prop for your photoshoot, as I did 🙂

Miku wears a white cardigan and a black pleated skirt in some of the fanart, so you may want to include that in your shoot. Also, bring many many apples! I spent half the shoot going through the apples that Tesun bought for the shoot. Haha


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