torstai 7. syyskuuta 2017

Cosplay: Maki Nishikino - Love Live!




When I watched Love live back in 2015 Maki became my favourite girl from the series very quickly. After that I started to play the mobile game and fell even more for Maki and her cards in the game. (and got addicted to the game.) I had been thinking of doing one of Maki’s outfits ever since I watched the anime and decided to do her look from the unidolized Fairy set.

I made the costume for Tracon 2016, about a year ago. These pictures were taken in Tampere during the convention. The photos were taken by my friend Rosa @Phocidaex3. Maki is my 15th cosplay and the 6th and last in 2016. I sewed all parts of the costume myself and made the belt out of worbla. 


























torstai 31. elokuuta 2017

Cosplay: Haruka Nanase - Free!



 These pictures were taken in July 2016 at our summer house. Our summer place is near the city of Jyväskylä where we were in Animecon on the same weekend a little over a year ago. Haru is my 14th cosplay in total and 5th in 2016.



I decided to cosplay Haru in Animecon because I already had all of the parts from when I cosplayed Nagisa back in 2015. I just changed the wig and shoes. I also realized that I could get really good pictures at our summer house, since it is on a lakeside and we were going to be staying there during the convention weekend. 




 Water as an element is important to Haru as a character so I wanted some pictures near it. We also had a lot of fun taking these photos. I had my friend Rosa, @Phocidaex3, as the photographer. 

Bonus pics!

A selfie from Animecon 2016


For some reason we found it funny if  we took pics of  Haru making himself a bath in our hot tub. 
Haru making himself a bath. 

torstai 24. elokuuta 2017

Cosplay: Dil Howlter – Dan and Phil Games




 Tämä cossi on tehty kesän 2016 Desuconiin ja loput tästä postauksesta on kirjoitettu muutama viikko conin jälkeen. Onnistuin ennustamaan cossin käytön hyvin, sillä se on tässä vähän päälle vuoden aikana kulkenut mukana monessa conissa sellaisena ”sunnuntaicossina.”

This cosplay was made for Desucon 2016 in June. The rest of this post was written a few weeks after the con. I guessed correctly when I assumed I might take this cosplay with me to multiple cons because it is so easy to wear. During the past year the costume has in fact been worn to many conventions. 



Dil on järjestyksessään 13. cossini ja se olikin yksinkertainen tehdä. Ostin paidan ja housut kirpparilöytöinä ja muokkasin maalaamalla. Haastetta cossiin toi puputossut. Päätin tehdä Dilin, koska se on sellainen helppo cossi, jota voi pitää monessa tulevassa conissa ja se on mukava pitää päällä.

Dil is my 13th cosplay ever and it was simple enough to make. I bought the shirt and pants from a fleamarket and modified the shirt with paint. The bunny slippers were a challenge. I decided to make Dil, because it is easy to wear and can be worn in many cons in the future.

Housuille ei tarvinnut tehdä muuta kuin rullata lahkeet, joten ensimmäinen asia cossia varten oli paidan maalaaminen. Toteutin sen sapluunalla normaaleja kangasmaaleja käyttäen. Joitain värejä sai laittaa mustan päälle muutaman kerroksen, mutta tästä tuli varmaan siisteimmin maalattu tähän astisista cosseistani.

I only rolled the pant legs and did nothing else to the pants. The first thing I did for this cosplay was painting the shirt. I made it with a sabloon. I had to put multiple layers of paint to cover the black but this is probably the best painted thing I've done for cosplay yet.



Puputossujen pohjat ovat jumppamattoa ja kangasosat harmaata fleeceä, sekä random puuvilla- ja nahkatilkkuja eri väreissä korviin ja silmiin. Hankalin kohta oli miettiä miten saisin korvat pysymään pystyssä. Lopulta päädyin käyttämään rautalankakujaa, joka kulkee pohjasta kaarena jalkapöydän yli toiselle puolelle ja jonka keskelle korvat on kiinnitetty myöskin rautalankakujien avulla. Päädyin ompelemaan puputossut lähes kokonaan käsin, koska rautalangan ja ompelukoneen yhdistämisestä olisi seurannut vain jotain todella ikävää.

The bases of the bunny slippers are pieces of yoga mat and the fabric is grey fleece. The hardest part was to think how the ears would stay up. I ended up using iron wire that goes over the feet and the ears are attached to that. I sewed almost everything by hand because combining iron wire and sewing machine didn't sound good.




Rannehärpäkkeet oli myös yksinkertaisia tehdä. Hikinauha on vain tilkkupala mustaa kangasta ja kello on muotoiltu worblasta. Tein myös simtimantin pahvista ja hiuspannasta. Sitä varten piti jopa miettiä matematiikkaa hetki, mikä ei ole vahvuuteni.

The wrist pieces were also easy enough to make. The black sweatband is just scrap piece of black fabric and the clock is made from worbla. I made the sim diamond out of cardboard and a hairband. I even had to do maths for it which isn't my strength.

Kuvat otti @Phocidaex3 Desuconissa 2016.
Pictures taken by @Phocidaex at Desucon 2016.