It's been a while - as usual - since I last updated my journal... and here am I once again to show you guys that I am not dead just yet. Haha! I actually have so many backlogs, but do allow me to start chronologically first... (despite the fact that I actually want to go spazz about Cosmania now haha!)
I. Ozine 2013
I actually wasn't planning on going to this event, but for the sake of meeting up with my friends who I have not met for quite some time, I decided to attend. And who did I go as, you may ask? Well... I became an impromptu Hazuki Nagisa (FREE!) for the day. I actually bought the wig the night before the event, and the casual outfit was very very much rushed... Fortunately, my Haru-chan didn't mind. Rin-chan didn't either~ Though Rei-chan went with his girlfriend the entire time and wasn't able to spend much time with little 'ole meeeee~ //sob sob
Oh well~ Because despite all that...
...Haruchan and Rinchan agreed to my whims of being kira kira with them~!! It was quite funny though... I was so... yellow... and my camera filter was... YELLOW~
))) It was starting to get hard looking at the photo because it burned my eyes with it's yellowness... Haha!
And well, when I changed back to my normal self, Rinchan kept on claiming that i looked like a female Haruchan... so this happened:
I-It's not my fault that he wanted a completely OOC fem!haru-chan... xD
II. Best of Anime 2013
My costume for this event was pretty much rushed, and if not for the help of my dear dear Haruchan from Ozine, I probably wouldn't have made it in time. She lent me her upper harnesses for this! I suppose you guys all know by now who it was that I cosplayed... xD
I cosplayed as the research addict titan loving scouting legion major: Hanji Zoe~
I did not have my 3dgm that time though... //sad
I did not have a Rivaille at that time either, so it was just little 'ole me walking around, saying hi to friends, meeting other SnK fans, and hiding from the crowd while having a shoot with my photographer friends.
The highlight of the shoot was of course... TO HAVE MY OWN PERSONAL TITAN. *points at the photo above*
Isn't he awesome?
That was my titan during our break time, being awesome as always with his fake mustache~
...and of course the shoot wouldn't be complete without Hanji oogling over her titan research (and her titan!eren stalker side)... xD
PHOTOS BY RC and KEI VILLANUEVA
III. Quartet Night Photoshoot
The next part of this journal is about... *drumroll*
...why do we even need a drumroll? xD
Our Quartet Night photoshoooot~ Look at those pretty heads~ xD
Mikaze Ai -
Kurosaki Ranmaru - Alexis
Camus - Gax
Kotobuki Reiji - Paola
...why do my teammates not have dA accounts? =3=
Photography by - Jump Pilapil <3
This shoot was actually very impromptu as we just inserted it to our dance rehearsal time in preparation for our performance this Cosmania 2013... Not to mention that not all of us already had our performance costumes that time. In the end, we all decided to go with our default outfits, and started borrowing the All stars coats of the ones who already had theirs (namely Ai and Reiji haha)...
"Welcome to Quartet Night! Hope you enjoy your stay, Princess~"
Oh come on, we're the senpai group. Let us have a cool photo or two~ haha!
Reiji: "KARUTETOOOOOOO........ HUUUUUUUUUUG!!!"
"Shut up, Reiji..."
Reiji wanted a group photo...Ai and Camus were desperately trying to escape while Ranmaru doesn't have a choice anymore... haha!
Remember when I said that we ended up borrowing each other's costumes? Here's the scenario behind it~
Ai and Camus had the chance of being the "Reflector assistants"...
...and the trio had the privilege of going OOC behind the scenes when Camus was away. xD
And if you can't read the dialogues...
Ai: Jacket please... Now.
Reiji: G-give me a minute, Ai-ai!
Camus: What's wrong, Kurosaki?
Ranmaru: I feel like the darn paparazzi is on us again.
Camus: I think the people would appreciate a bit more emotion, Mikaze.
Ai: That is rather difficult..
Everyone is cheating heights xD
IV. Cosmania 2013...!!!
Personally speaking, Cosmania's organizing team improved compared to last year. I can't exactly put my finger into it though... It was just a tad bit more... relaxing? Well it wasn't as if you could relax in a place jam packed with people, but for those who managed to attend, perhaps you could get my drift? The security people was actually somewhat nicer compared to Best of Anime 2013. Remember when I mentioned that I cosplayed Hanji during that event? The guards were actually kinda mean that time trying to "shoo" us away, but this time, they were somewhat nicer. During the first day when I ALSO cosplayed Hanji, there was this female security who told us that we weren't allowed to use a specific comfort room to dress up, but unlike last time, she was rather friendly - yet firm - which made me appreciate her a lot and cooperate with her without much of a fuss. Hopefully, the other security people were the same.
Now despite that, there is one thing that is for sure:
I. Will. Never. Again. Bring. A. 3dmg. To. An. Event. EVER.
It was very, very stressful... I keep on bumping people and I was getting scared that my gear would fall off. It DID fall off a lot by the way, which was extremely stressful for me. I feel like I didn't get the quality that I paid for, because I had to do impromptu maintenance on it before I could even use it. It lacked a lot of parts, and it was VERY hard to put on. The crafting was nice though, but it was still a stress to put on. I actually don't think I would want to use it again any time soon... BUT I STILL LOVE THE CRAFTER WHO MADE IT THOUGH. HE'S AWESOME.
Nevertheless, it was still a fun day. I met new photographers who produced awesome photos - oh come on even the raw photos were awesome enough - that I can't wait to get their final outputs. I had a date with Rivaille Heichou too~
Hanji Zoe -
Did I mention that Sasha was there too? She was sick though... So she wasn't able to hang out with us during the shoot...
Rivaille: "Hanji, you're photobombing again."
Hanji: "It's my joooooooob~"
DAY 02 - QUARTET NIGHT x STARISH Teeeeam~
as Mikaze Ai
Alexis as Kurosaki Ranmaru
Gax as Camus
Paola as Kotobuki Reiji
Faye as Ittoki Otoya
as Jinguji Ren
as Ichinose Tokiya
as Hijirikawa Masato
Sam as Kurusu Syo
Jozy as Shinomiya Natsuki
Shun as Aijima Cecil
Group Name: All Stars Republic
This group our ours had so much drama that I lost count, but everything was long forgotten after the performance was over. And man was the performance a blast. We had technical difficulties (the technical team couldn't keep up with our lights, the doors were really slow to open, some of us forgot our steps, I (Ai - lol the pun) went out of character, stuff like that), but to hear the audience scream and sing with us during our performance was very very touching. Our friends even greeted us backstage after our performance was done, and people actually recognized us when we were roaming around.
We were in a tight schedule that day since we were supposed to be in a specific place at a specific time and we weren't exactly free to roam around as long as we pleased. The good thing was we had our own place where not many were allowed to enter so we could pretty much relax without too many people around. We could also move to and fro the two halls without going all around the exit to the entrance (which was three halls worth haha)... so we had shorter travelling time from hall to hall... xD
There was another Starish team who performed after us, but despite the fact that our teams were technically "rivals", we still ended up spazzing and congratulating each other when everything was over...! And speaking of the other teaaaaaaam~
Here they are~ Tada!! Starish and the Quartet Night members of our group "All Stars Republic"~
Here are other BTS shots~
Ranmaru is resting with his kouhais after the performance. Ai is apologizing that his camera was not as high tech as he is... xD
And speaking of kouhais...
I was such a happy Ai (i keep loling whenever i say this haha) with two sets of kouhais~ <3
And because we got bored while waiting for the announcements, we decided to give Piyo Chan some looooove~
Endorsing Piyo Chan plush! Buy now and get a free STARISH member for free~ haha!
More boredom photos ensued after~
BE AFRAAAAAAAID OF UUUUUUS~
And here's a megane Ai for you guys...
Allow me to do a little pimping for now...
Simply because I am in love with this shot~ <3
...and I am still waiting for the rest of the photos from the last minute shoot before going home.
And since I'm into pimping stuff right now, here's one more:
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V. Not much of a teaser but...
...here's one of my next plans for the year that I have already started on... xD
This was from my first trial of Historia Ress, and I am very much excited to have a shoot with my Ymir~ <3
Will be improving my makeup for her some time soon...
Aaaaaaaand it's doooooone~