Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Back From Youmacon

Sorry this entry is so many weeks after Youmacon~
Ive been pretty busy as of late but I finally have sometime to make a post!

I had a blast at Youmacon this year and actually got to see almost all of my friends
There was a whole thing about having to wear wristbands in order to use the elevator (and only 4 per room which is the usual room cap). It was a little stressful at first but we were able to manage with a few secrets~

Even though the wristbands were a big surprise, I still had lots of fun!
On friday I wore Hatate but I didnt get that many photos taken or even make it to the photoshoot.
I ended up hurting my ankle while wearing my Tengu geta. I blame the slippery tiles while waiting in the registration line. (-Д-|||)

Since I didnt feel like walking on those shoes with my ankle hurting until the photoshoot, I ended up just changing into my Makoto Kikuchi cosplay. I didnt get many pictures taken or hardly recognized but im still proud of my cosplay! Plus it was much comfier than Hatate!

On Saturday me and my boyfriend cosplayed Nageki and Shuu from Hatoful boyfriend and were surprised to see how popular it was. At least more than 10 people recognized us! (I counted)
We got a lot of pictures taken when I really didnt expect any!
(Whats pretty cool is the first person to recognize us was another cosplayer from the series! Anghel~ )

The last day I wore Yayoi in the same outfit for Makoto~
Id like to say Yayoi got a lot more attention but I think its because BRIGHT ORANGE WIG! haha
Me and my boyfriend got kinda bored after saying all our goodbyes to friends so we decided to do a little photoshoot! It was really fun! 


A few things I do kind of regret not doing at the con was not going to the game room.
Seeing all those Rhythm games makes me so bummed that I didnt check it out. (/--)/~┻┻
I also asked people where it was but no one knew!!
I think the problem was because the Cobo center was so far from the RenCen~

When we were in Cobo, thats where we would shop and be there as long as possible since it was 75 cents coming back and forth.
Anyways, I still had an amazing time and cant wait for the next conventions!

Here are some pics I ended up taking at the con~








Here is me eating a hamburger. I felt the Puri Cura was necessary!

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Last weekend me and my friend went to this amazing pet store in Atlanta called "Pet Land"
Its really a great place because you can pretty much play with and hold every single animal. 
Only animal you really need permission holding is the dogs
 (since they are in cages and are the most expensive. Plus dogs are kinda all over the place)

They had all kind of animals there, hamsters, tarantulas, lizards, snakes, fish, kittens, hamsters, 
and even a big tortoise name Pier who walks around the store freely~ 

I got to hold animals ive never held before but what I feel in love with were actually the Ferrets.
Beforehand, I kind of had a negative opinion about ferrets, but once I held one, everything changed!!!
There was one that I especially grew a liking to and I think it was vice-versa.
This ferret kept licking my chin and giving me little kisses, he also slept in my arms and crawled into my hood
(with a little assistance from my friends..)
Still, I am in love with this ferret and just ferrets in general! 
I asked the woman like a million questions and even asked my dad if we could get one in the future..
(HE ACTUALLY SAID HE'D "Consider" IT!!!)




The next event I will be attending is Atlanta Anime Day and I will be working maid cafe!
I have new upgrades for my maid outfit so please come see me, Goshujinsama! 
\(^▽^*)いらっしゃ~いっ(*^▽^)/



Here is also a cheesecake that I made for thanksgiving!
 Its my very first cheesecake ive made by scratch!
I really hope it tastes yummy and that everyone enjoys it! 


Thanks for reading!!!
I will try and update after my move!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!




Happy Halloween! 

I cant make this post very long but I usually try and update my blog right before a con!
I never really have a reason to dress up for Halloween or celebrate it since it always hangs so close to Youmacon! Maybe next year I can make it to some local parties or something!

Even though, im not going going out or anything today, and dont expect to get any trick-or-treaters, I decided to dress up just for fun! What are you going to wear for Halloween?! 



Speaking of spooky things related I recently played Yume Nikki. And I must say..this game is COMPLETELY FREAKIN AWESOME! Aaaaahhh! Or should I say "ああああああああああああ!!!"


In my opinion its a pretty well known game since its so old, but I feel like some people know it for the wrong reasons. Mostly for the "Vomit-chan" picture that's used a lot online. Well if you don't know the game, its a sort of puzzle game where you have to find items called "effects". You are a mysterious girl named Madotsuki who enters a bizarre dream world once she falls asleep. What makes this game fun is that there is no dialog and almost every door takes you into tons of different levels. (some I still need to find again) The game has a lot of cool and creepy easter eggs in it too and if fun just to play around. However, I HIGHLY suggest not getting too lost since most of the levels loop and some even go on for infinity.The game isn't very scary (excluding one incident) but more psychological. You often find your self wondering why, Madotsuki has dreams like this or what her life is like for her to dream like this. There are tons of theories out there and some make me roll my eyes but some others are actually pretty interesting theories. Now im not a big person who makes these elaborate theories but here is mine:

( I am going to try and explain this without any spoilers. My idea of Madotsuki is that her life is pretty miserable (for whatever reason, but id like to think a bad home life and lots of stress) and her dreams start becoming these crazy elaborate places she has never seen to escape from her reality. I feel that for the (surprising) ending she starts getting confused on what is reality and what isn't  Kind of like the episode of the Twilight Zone about a man who has a hard life and every time he falls asleep on the train, he is dreaming about getting off a mysterious stop called "Willoughby" At the end of the episode he starts to become confused by what is real and when he is dreaming. Its a really good episode. Go watch it. )

I have to say one of the most hard hitting scenes was definitely Uboa. I wont spoil too much but lets just say its a 1 in 64 chance that you will activate him. You do this by flicking the light switch in Poniko's adorable room. Now I tried this a few times but gave up because I didn't have the patience. After I beat the game though, I went back to little Poniko's room and attacked the light switch! I counted how many times I went in and out of that room to turn the light switch off. Over and over. It took 23 tries than BAM!!!! Scariest thing ive seen in a long while. I was so focused on counting that my guard was down and I was terrified. My hear got all warm and jumped out of my chest!!! I had no clue what to do! So if you want to play this game, don't loose patience; its worth it!

This game is awesome and I will probably pick it back up a lot in the future. 
(P.S. You might see a Yume Nikki cosplay from me eventually~ )

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Speaking of cosplay, I have been very very busy with preparations for youmacon. I didnt even really give myself a difficult costume. I gave myself something easy and simple that could be done in about less than a month. But Its a day before I leave and I am still trying to finish up! AAAH! 

I am very excited!

I must admit, I am a bit peeved with Youmacon this year due to all the scheduel changing. Currently, the idolmaster panel that I wanted to go to is at the same time as the Touhou photoshoot! I am sooo torn! (But I already promised I would help out at the photoshoot)

Maybe they will change the scheduel one more time just for me! <3

Here is my cosplay scheduel for the moment but it is subject to change (JUST LIKE ALL OF YOUMA!)
























Cant wait to see you guys there and thanks for reading!!




Friday, October 26, 2012

Dolly Eye - Puffy 3 Tone Violet Circle Lens - from Uniqso

So I am going to try and do more contact lens reviews! I dont order circle lens very often but I always love doing reviews for them and I think I want to try and make a habit of it! *

So the newest circle lens I got are the Dolly Eye - Puffy 3 Tone Violet from the website http://www.uniqso.com/index.asp. I really liked the look and organization or uniqso's website. They also have so where you can sort by, color, brand, sale, and size. I really like that! 

The shipping was also good and stuck to the average time that lenses usually take to come. (around 3-4 weeks). 

Ive gotten the Blue 3 Tone puffy in the past and I loved them! I am also going to be cosplaying Makoto Kikuchi and since her eyes are kind of a greyish purple, I didnt want to get something too bright. I really love these lens for general use too!
Plus! 
They are also really comfy!

If you want to get your own
Here is a link: http://www.uniqso.com/webshaper/store/viewProd.asp?pkProductItem=1531

Now for the fun part..the pictures!!

This is what came in the package that I got.
I really dont know why the cotton swab is there..
I just took it off and cleaned the case anyways
The box is so adorable, I had to take pictures of each part of it! 



And here is the bottom of the box with their cute logo~

 
After all the fun unboxing and opening those annoying bottles, here are the lenses

My eyes look kinda odd in these photos and I also forgot to take size comparison pics, sorry 

This is indoor lighting w/o flash


With flash 

Both contacts in w/o flash

Both contact in with flash

All in all, I really love these lens because the size is nice and they are super comfy. 
They aren't the most bright purpley contacts but they are still really nice! <3
Thanks for reading!

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Back from Anime Weekend Atlanta

Hello Everyone! I am finally back and into the routine again after coming home from Awa. Things were a little hectic right before the con since I had a paper due and a quiz the same day I was leaving to the con. 

Luckily, I work well under pressure and got everything done in time! ヾ( ~▽~)ツ ♪

I had a really great time at the con!
I got to meet a voice actress for the very first time and it was definitely something to remember!

The voice of Sherlock Sheryl from Milky Holmes, Mimori Suzuko, was there! 
She was sooo super adorable and we sat right in the front row at her panel! I wasnt very good at asking questions but she kept looking at me and my friends! <3

Later on I got my very first autograph too! I made sure to bring one of my Milky Holmes posters and she ended up signing it! She seemed really impressed by the poster and was a really kind person! 




On Saturday was the Touhou photoshoot and the Touhou Panel. 
The photoshoot was amazing and I had a lot of fun with people! 
We all broke up into individual groups so we could socialize more~ I think a lot of people had fun and I got to make a bunch of new friends! I also got to pull out some of my old dance moves

(It had been a year since I did this dance so dont judge now)
*WARNING: If you watch this video, turn your speakers down!!!!!*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhauyYLmBQE

Later on was our Touhou Panel which honestly had a few problems due to staffing issues ( ̄~ ̄;)
Our room was downsized like crazy and our time was cut to an hour
(Thanks to the GAIA ONLINE PANEL for taking our room and time slot)
I was also really nervous with presenting my segment and that was very apparent (╥﹏╥)
But people told me I still did good and that it was still very interesting! (Thank you so much guys!!!)
I was very worried on taking up so much time about Yokai and not more Touhou
However, Panels are a learning experience so as long as people had fun, then I am truly happy!
There was also a Touhou Trivia panel but sadly, I lost track of time and missed it 
(I heard it was fun though so Yay!)

Here are some pictures of the photoshoot 






Also got to meet one of my favorite cosplayers, Ichigo Kitty and her friend Inabari! They are so sweet!




And since its Touhou, alot of Yuri and panty shots ensued!




We also had a Yukkuri Cake! It was so yummy~




Some of the aweosme idolm@ster cosplayers that I met! Kukuku~



Also, the Tengu Geta me and AKBear wore really got a lot of attention! So many people asked if they were hard to walk in or if they were killing our feet. To answer that: They are not hard to walk in, only to stand still in. And they only hurt since I was wearing them all day! I also plan to rewear Hatate at Youmacon! 


Also, I ended up not wearing Kira because I couldnt make the Photoshoot my friend was holding. It was a pretty early photoshoot and I ended up getting sick the night before. 

However, I did wear Yuka! And even though our Corpse Party group was small, we three still looked fabulous! We did a little mini photoshoot with my derpy photo skills and I will edit them later! 


The rest of the con was just spent hanging out with friends, going to the dealers room and just having a lot of fun. This was a con with little priorities so it was a very relaxing con for me to go to. 




And Finally, here is all the merch I got at the con! (yeah..I splurged a little this time..)



Next Con I will going to and updating about is Youmacon! See you then!

Friday, September 21, 2012

AWA Is On The WAY!

Waaaaah!!! AWA is next weekend and I am so excited! 
I have been kinda cluttered with school work lately so working on cosplays has to be juggled.
Isnt it always like this? Oh well, knowing me I will magically have everything done on time~
I think pressure makes me work faster. *


My classes are actually really easy this year! I only have 2 back-to-back classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so I have a lot of free time! I only have one cosplay left to finish! Im so excited! I really cant wait to see you all! 

I have been in the habit of posting a lot of progress pics and I dont really know why. Some of my costumes I have kept hidden  so I can surprise people when its all finished but...Its super painful hiding it! 

Here are some progress pictures of the stuff ive been working on : 

* This was one of the newest techniques ive ever learned. One of my friends helped me with the idea! Since kira's (from Arcana Heart 3) hair looks like cat ears, I decided to make hair covered cat ears. It was really successful but too me 7 hours ><;  However, I consider it a success! 




Sadly, I wont be wearing Kira for very long since she doesnt wear much and I have other cosplays I need to wear more. But I will be wearing her again next spring/ summer!

* My other recent project is my phone for Hatate Himekaidou (Touhou Project) One of my friends gave me his phone which I sanded down and painted. The whole thing is hand painted in many layers of white and yellow. I then measured the checkers and painted those on. Then I glossed the whole thing, added the heart sticker and made the phone charm. Its a small painted dowel with some furr on the end. I watered down some paint and put it on the tip of the brush to make it look like its been used~ There is also a bell on the charm strap..this is going to be obnoxious 



I will also be walking around on Tengu geta that my friends dad made for me! I am really excited and cant wait to feel awesome and tall! 
I am also currently working on my segment for the Touhou Panel at AWA~ I will be doing a small segment on Youkai and Japanese Mythology! Tengu are my favorite so be prepared! fufufu~

So here is my lineup for this years AWA :
(I dont have any specific times yet because some of these are subject to change)

Make sure to look for me!! I cant wait to see you all! <33
Thanks for reading and see you all soon!