Thursday, July 16, 2015

I'm Not Really Human - Change of Genberbend Plans!

Welcome back folks!

The last weeks I've been in Germany -where I was almost a month- and while being there, I gave my cosplay list some serious thought. So I went thoughtfully through my entire list once again, reflecting over each and every character on it, if I still wanted to cosplay them. A few dudes left my cosplay list this time just like last time, these were mainly characters that I didn't care that much about anymore. They just stayed on the list for months and years without me barely realizing that they were still there, lol. However, it wasn't only the dudes on my list that were in for a change - two of my planned genderbends from my last genderbend post got changed as well! And this post is about to tell you which ones!

This is what happened:

Peorth from Ah! My Goddess.
and...

Lind from Ah! My Goddess.
got changed to:

Dizzy from Guilty Gear.
and...

Milla Maxwell from Tales of Xillia.
Okay, so why did this change happen? The main reason for this change is that even if I really like the ladies in Ah! My Goddess they both lacked something I find very important in the characters that -very often- end up in my cosplay list - story and character development. Character development and story is pretty much non-existent in both Lind and Peorth which is really sad, this is the main reason why I replaced them. Another one is that I just couldn't come up with a design that I liked for any of them, which is a bummer as well. However, when I considered genderbending Dizzy I immediately got a very clear image of exactly what I wanted my Dizzy to look like and boom, it's already down on virtual paper just waiting to be brought to life. Those wings though, this will be swag <3

Milla Maxwell is a character I've been taking more and more interest in after hearing from some friends of mine who knows Tales of Xillia what kind of character Milla is. Yes, I haven't played the game but I plan to read the manga & watch the anime and if I can play Tales of Xillia from start to finish at a friend's place, I gladly play it. Tales of Xillia is also one of the few newer Tales of games where the design actually spoke to me and I just have a feeling that I will like Milla as a character. For the genderbend design, I have quite an idea what I want my genderbended Milla to look like. It's mostly the armguards and the boots that have my brain go 360 otherwise I'm pretty sure of my design. Oh and I can't really call myself a Tales of fan if I only cosplayed from one game, right? ;)

I was also really happy to find out -by surprise- that both Milla and Dizzy have red eyes! I bought red lenses for quite some time ago and I have been in a serious lack of red eyed characters since I bought them. Now I have two more to my list! ~

One last thing I really like about Milla and Dizzy - they both aren't humans and have supernatural powers of some kind.

That's all for now, see you later alligator!

Monday, June 1, 2015

3 Years of Cosplay Blogging - GIVE-AWAY WINNER ANNOUNCED!!

Hello everyone!

Now when the give-away waiting time is finally over it's time for me to announce the winner. But before we get to the exciting part, I want to make it clear how the winner was chosen so that no derp happens. I'm this kind of person who wants to give all participants an equal possibility to win instead of choosing the winner myself, based on my own friendship bond with said person. As this kind of "choosing" immediately makes it unfair towards the ones who I didn't get picked. So how did I choose the winner? Simple. Everyone who wrote a comment on the give-away post got a number from me depending on the order the participants posted. This means that the person who posted first got number 1, the second one got number 2 and so on, you got it. I count the amount of people who commented on the give-away post and input the number range I got from the comments -one number per person- to a random number generator on the Internet. When done, the number generator then randomly picks a number from the number range I gave to it and this is the number of this give-away's winner.

So who had the lucky number this time? *drumroll*

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Participant number 1! Elina H!

CONGRATULATIONS!!

I will contact the winner as soon as possible, so that we can arrange the shipping of the prize to you. But before I finish this post, I'd like to give a big warm thanks to everyone out there who participated in this give-away! Thanks all!

- If the winner of this give-away doesn't answer/contact me within one week (8th June at latest), the prize will go to someone else -

Bye bye for now!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

3 Years of Cosplay Blogging - Birthday Give-away!

~ Please read everything before commenting ~

Hello all followers and readers of this blog!

Today marks the 3 years anniversary of my cosplay blog and I'm really happy to see it still being alive and active. I mean, when I created this blog back then on the 14th April 2012 I was pretty sceptic that this blog wouldn't last long as I am someone who is not so fond of writing regularly about updates and such. So yeah, I guess I found an interest to write throughout the years and keep the blog rolling, and hey! It's about one of my favorite writing subjects - cosplay. The amount of followers I have had me surprised too as I didn't expect anything on that part to be honest, apart from friends who knows me to stalk me here, haha. But hey, this is a give-away post from me to you wonderful readers and followers who have helped me to keep this cosplay blog alive!

This time the prize up for grabs is a pair of lenses from the Super Pinky brand, namely the Super Pinky Bright Red!

Zoom on lenses. Photographer: Shiro Samurai.
Super Pinky Bright Red, lens box and case is included.
These lenses have plano prescription, authentic, unopened and bought from the site Honeycolor.

To participate in this give-away you need to be a public follower of this blog (be one of my current 49 readers) and leave a comment either about what you like on my blog or what you'd like to see more off, as I think this could be very interesting for me to know what you peeps enjoy. When you write your comment please don't forget to write your e-mail in it, so that I can contact you if you happen to be the lucky winner! :)

Since I am the one who is paying for the shipping costs in this give-away, I'm sorry to say but there will be a country restriction to where I can send the prize. This time only followers from these countries can participate:

~ Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Germany ~

This give-away is running from 14th April to 31st May and the winner will be announced at 1st June.

That's all for this time and good luck to everyone! Feel free to spread the word around to your friends and other geeks!

See ya! *waves*

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Kemi's Manga Day 2015 Summary

Terve!

On Saturday (21st February) the Kemi's manga day event was held in Kemi, Finland. Just like the previous years I, Shiro Samurai and Hasakitsuki went there but this time neither of us cosplayed. This is also why there hasn't been any cosplay plan post for this event earlier. But fear not! Even if we didn't cosplay, we knew how to prepare for our quest, place our meats and run for our life...

Now enter the Tigrex brothers!

All photos taken by Shiro Samurai.

Yupp, we're totally having Tigrex (Monster Hunter) plush hats!
Yeah, that's what our trio looked like during the day. Our trio was also one of the earlier attendants as when we arrived somewhere around 10.00, the Sauvo talo was pretty silent and the Dealer's Hall sellers on the second floor -which was now accessible prior to last year- were organizing their merchandises. On the second floor you could also find the cafeteria, Artist's Alley and the main scene for the majority of the day's activities. The three of us had no interest in any of the activities for the day, as these were aimed for people who are new to cosplay. There really wasn't much to do so I will keep this summary short and sweet.

Early during the day our group went to buy some snacks in town for the event and the event lasted from 11.00 - 15.00. When we returned to Sauvo talo, I kept looking for Sairu-chan as I had a present for her but later found out that she was not coming to the event at all with good reasons. During the day I also heard from Shiro Samurai that Wolf was supposed to come to the event too but we never saw him either. Luckily one guy saved -at least- my day from becoming boring and that was Olli - a fun and calm guy that we met for the first time at last year's manga day. Shiro Samurai went to photoshoot his cosplay at one point and the rest of the remaining hours of the event went to check the Dealer's Hall, Artist's Alley and chill at the cafeteria. While chilling at the cafeteria, Olli showed surprisingly much interest towards the game Monster Hunter: Freedom Unite that the rest of us were playing, so we took turns in answering his questions about the game and killed a G-rank dick head Khezu while at it. When the event was almost over, Olli left our company to go and eat with his other friends in town and our mom came afterwards to pick us up. This year I found the manga day to be more enjoyable as well and I don't know if it was just me, but I think there was more people attending the event than last year.

Before I end this post, here are 3 photos from the event!




Alright then, see you next time!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Lens Review: EOS New Adult Blue

It's review time!

The pair of lenses that I will review this time around is my beloved EOS New Adult Blue lenses! These seemingly also go under the name of EOS Blytheye Blue at some stores. I bought these lenses as a replacement for my Super Pinky Blue as I found the Super Pinky lenses to be too big and uncomfortable for my eyes. I am really satisfied with the change of brands. Now to the photos ~

Here are photos of the lenses when they were still in their vial bottles.

Photographer: Shiro Samurai




The following batch of photos are taken during sunny winter afternoon around 13.00.

One lens in to show enlargement.
Bathroom light.
Outside, halfway turned away from the sun.
Facing sun.
Facing living room window.
Living room, lights off.
Living room, lights on.
Kitchen, close to window.
Next to kitchen stove.
Flash photo entrance.
Indoors facing window.
From a distance.
Lens review:

Color: 9/10 
The color is very clear and solid. I personally like the shade a lot.
Comfort: 10/10
These are a godsend. Period.
Design: 9/10
I have a thing for semi-natural patterns that have a strong yet clear color. Yum.
Enlargement: 5/10
The enlargement is below average but I prefer just that, as I have small eyes. Big lenses look creepy as hell on me...
Naturalness: 6/10 
They don't really look freaky but they do have a costume-y look.
Opacity: 9/10 
I find these covering my natural color pretty well. No complaints.

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  Curious about other colors from the EOS New Adult brand? Check the list below!

Hasakitsuki: Brown