Cosplayer: Kuroshii as KAITO 【Gakuran☆Parka】
Photos and Edit: Cowslip
Finally a few pictures of my Gakuran☆Parka Cosplay!
I am not 100% satisfied because some things went wrong in the creation process, but I am ok with how it turned out and may improve the costume in the future. But I really like how the pictures turned out, so a very VERY big thanks to Marnie for the wonderful photos <3
Since this meme seems to be popular atm I thought to do it, too
Only thing is, I really have no cosplay with a red wig, although I think I have my Kurama wig lying around somewhere, but I never did the Cosplay, so… the red box must do xD
A few personal thoughts on cosplay
Hello guys, long time no seen.
You may have noticed I got a bit inactive here the last months, but that’s due to me not doing anything cosplay related at all. I just needed a break after the bookfair in Frankfurt which was a disaster, to be honest, at least costume wise. Yeah, I did finish my Tokiya costume, but I swore myself to never ever wear that damn thing again. I’m still so sorry for my group and my friends whom I caused so much trouble on that day with my bad mood, but I really just wanted to throw that costume in the corner and burn it.
Since then I’ve been thinking a lot about cosplay and how I will manage things in the future. A fact is: Cosplay doesn’t satisfy me as much as it still did a few years ago. I grew tired of sewing, I grew tired of crafting, I grew tired of putting myself into a costume, I grew tired of posing and just kind of everything. Adding a few personal issues I had, I was on pure stress mode the whole year and I just needed a break from everything and rethink things.
What do I want? Why do I cosplay? What do I want to archive? What will I do in the future?
I didn’t find a conclusion yet, but I have calmed down a bit from the stress of the last year. I am still tired and don’t want to do anything cosplay related, but on the other hand I still have cosplays I want to make come to life, not for anyone but for myself.
So, 2014 I will take a break. It doesn’t mean I won’t cosplay this year, but I will do it my own pace. I won’t attend any large groups, I won’t make a new costume for every new convention and I won’t do costumes I’m unconfortable with. Since it’s the last year of my apprenticeship and I want to focus on my “finals”, I don’t have much time anyway to do a lot of new things. So instead, I will only a few or simple/bought costumes and wear some older ones again. Also, I’ll go a bit my own way, doing what I like and want to do. I think that might do me good and brings back the fun I have in this hobby =)
Sorry for the wall of text, but I needed to get this off my chest.
So hopefully, things will work out and everything will get back to normal :)
13. Your cosplay specialty (ie. something that seems to apply to a large amount of your cosplays, it could be a specific series, or a common feature in their appearance, such as glasses)
Yep. I guess glasses would be a thing? :D
Tbh I love glasses :D
Ever since I was little I wanted to wear glasses, but my eyes aren’t bad enough (yet), so cosplay has to do.
I love glasses characters. If an anime/manga has a glasses character there’s a 99,9% chance I’ll like him and want to cosplay as them :D
As for a specific series, I’ve done quite a lot of Vocaloid cosplays lately and am planning of doing even more. So I guess that also counts~
Roderich Edelstein [Axis Powers Hetalia] - Photo by Doku
Sigma Kurogami [Sigma Harmonics] - Photo by Wolfi
Eridan Ampora [Homestuck] - Photo by Wana
Azusa Asahina [Brothers Conflict] - Photo by Cowslip
30 Day Cosplay Challenge: Day 11
11. Something cosplay-related that you will never do (eg. crossplay, cosplay from a certain series)
Time to resume this I think. I’m honest I completely forgot about this. Older posts here.
Cosplays that show too much skin, mostly around the legs-thighs-belly-area.
But the reason isn’t so much that I don’t want to do them because I have something against revealing outfits but because with my body figure, I can’t wear them. I know there’s the whole society is projecting a fake image of what people should wear and not and you should wear whatever you like but still people would judge me for it and more important I wouldn’t feel comfortable with my current body. Also I’m very self-conscious so this wouldn’t end well.
I’m already half freaking out because my next costume is Tokiya Ichinose in the Maji Love 2000% Stage Outfit and it’s revealing half of my back and I think of 1000 methods to not let it look bad but this cosplay is really important to me so it’s an exception to this rule and yeah. But other than that, I don’t think I’ll do any revealing outfits in the future.
Eren Jäger [Shingeki no Kyojin] Make up Test
Just a random test to see if I could pull him off at all.
I may or may not cosplay him next year, who knows.
I need to work on the eyebrows a bit more (make them a bit thicker and narrower) but other than that I’m kind of satisfied how this turned out.
Also, I’ve been using this tutorial as basis if anyones wondering (just altered it so it works with my eye shape)
Maybe if I am cosplaying him for real, I’ll do a bit less eyeliner and work a bit more careful, this was done rather quickly.
Also I’m more than happy that using my old Roderich wig for him worked out just as planned :D
Cosplayer: Kuroshii as Kamu Gakupo 【Ryu No Naku Hakoniwa Yori】
Photos and Edit: Cowslip
Hey guys, long time no seen!
I was a bit stressed before Connichi, which took place last weekend and what to say, it was awesome!
And even though I slacked a lot before the con, I managed to finish my cosplay in time!
Sandplay was a great cosplay dream of mine and I am so happy I was finally able to make it!
It was so much fun wearing it, even if the shoes killed me because they were one size too small xD
But my group was awesome and I’m looking forward to wear it again :D
10. The dream cosplay that will never happen
Kaito - Setsugetsuka - Vocaloid
I love Vocaloid ever since I discovered them and since then I’m a Vana ‘N Ice fan. Setsugetsuka was my favorite song along with Imitation Black and at that time, Kaito was my absolute fav Vocaloid character (my obsession with Gakupo came much much later)
And since I love Setsugetsuka so much, I really really want to cosplay it and I really really want to do Kaito, but there’s just one little problem:
It’s a costume with a bare midriff.
And I am not a person to wear these kind of costumes.
Btw. bared midriffs is my most frequent reason to not do a cosplay.
The list of costumes I would have made if I could wear them would be nearly endless, Marik from Yu-Gi-Oh, Viola from Eternal Sonata, misc. female and male armors from different MMORPGs and Judal from Magi are only a few examples.
I will do Setusgetsuka in the future.
Just that I will do Gakupo instead of Kaito.
His shirt is just as short as Kaitos, but he wears a haori-like jacket over it so you barely see it.
Still, I’ll be forever sad that I can’t do Kaito.
9. The dream cosplay that might just happen
Yuujirou | Masquerain - Gijinka Design by Cowslip - Pokémon
Yuujirou. Ah, where should I begin?
Marnie did this design of Masquerain for a big Pokémon Gijinka RP where she was playing him and I played his best friend Subaru/Mismagius.
Soon the RP died and so only the two of us continued the story of them in a privat RP and the longer we played, the more I fell in love with our characters. And Yuujirous story simply broke my heart. He’s such a precious character to me which I helped building and I love his design to bits and pieces.
It’s been over three years Marnie released this design and ever since I wanted to cosplay it with her as my Subaru. I really like the complexity of the kimono and of course the long hair (I just have a thing for long haired characters, I can’t help it)
So yeah, maybe one day I’ll finally be able to do him ♥
8. Your cosplay plans for the rest of the year (if you have no more for this year, then do next year!)
Yoshi Maid - Yoshi’s Island Café [Yoshi’s Island]
Kamui Gakupo - From A Miniature Garden Where The Dragon Howls/From The Sandplay Singing Of The Dragon [Vocaloid]
Ryuuya Hyuuga - Basic [Uta no Prince-sama]
Tokiya Ichinose - Maji Love 2000% Stage Outfit [Uta no Prince-sama]
KAITO - GEAR/Heartbeat Clocktower/Capriccio Farce [Vocaloid]