Saturday, July 31, 2010

Luka Megurine "Magnet" Headphones

My Luka Megurine headphones! From the song "Magnet." It's ALMOST done, just need to attach a mouth piece and it will be finished!

I had fun making this.. But the hardest part.. were definitely the wings.. Those were a pain in the butt!

But! I love the way it came out :D

Inner circle design created by my friend, ~Raydiant
Butterfly Wing Template created by ~Fenlaf and the image can be seen here
Youtube Video that I used as a guide (didn't follow it 100%) can be seen here!

I may make a tutorial of how I did mine, not 100% sure yet. Click the image for full resolution! Also, do not steal my image without my permission! If you see anyone doing so, please let me know!

2011 Cosplay Plans

I'm going to upload my cosplay pictures (that I should've uploaded a while ago..) from this year! Did a photoshoot with all three cosplays. Will be doing another Tifa photoshoot in August.. This will seriously be my 5th photoshoot with her.. Hopefully my last xD The idea will get stale if I do it too many times..

I will hopefully be doing a "shipping" photoshoot as Kurama with my friend as Hiei. Then possibly doing a Miku Hatsune x Luka Megurine photoshoot from the song "Magnet" by the program Vocaloids 2. In the process of making the headphones.. which is torture D: I love the way it looks, but cutting out little pieces out of a butterfly wing is tedious.. May do a tutorial on it since someone requested it.

So anyways! My 2011 Cosplay Plan!

Yuna from Final Fantasy X! I've wanted to cosplay as her for the longest time. I am absolutely in love with her story (even though I have yet to play the game... Unfortunately I know the basic outline of what happens)

Her story breaks my heart. Ah.. now it seems like I love her character more that I love her outfit.. I still love her outfit hahaa, her story just captivates me even more.

I always thought of myself as a tragic person. Everytime I wrote stories, someone would have to die, or have their heart broken..

There's other reasons too, but that's another story for another day..

Anywhoo.. I bought her fabric!! Hopefully working on it this weekend.. Though I doubt I'll finish the staff by then..

Ciel Phantomhive! I originally wanted to cosplay in his pink ball gown outfit.. But.. since Black Butler is gaining more popularity.. It's like everyone else in the world is doing it as well.. And I don't cosplay in the same thing as everyone else xD

I'll do it one day.. just not now.. So I chose his outfit from the cover of the "Monochrome no Kiss" CD by SID. I've only seen one cosplay of this. Just one.

But since it's a cover album art, they don't show the whole thing.. So I'm just going to make up the bottom portion. I have an idea of what I want to do. Executing it may be an issue..

Ringo Noyamano from Air Gear. My friend has an Air Gear group and they asked me to be Ringo xD

Hers is relatively simple so it shouldn't take me that long to make. Though I probably won't work on it this summer haha.

Finally, Miku Hatsune from Vocaloid 2, with the outfit from the song, "Magnet," a duet sung with Luka Megurine about forbidden love.

I don't really like doing super popular cosplays unless I really like the character. I will still do them, but just when the fad is over. For example, I wanted to make a Lightning or Vanille cosplay from Final Fantasy XIII.. But since the game just came out.. 29365792465439 other people are cosplaying as Lightning.. So.. I'll probably do it in 2012.. or maybe later than that.

But what sparked this one was my friend is cosplaying as Kururu from Air Gear and had a similar pink wig. And I said we should do a Vocaloid cosplay, and this one is probably one of the easier ones. (Too many Miku's in the world anyways..)

Been making the headphones for this one. Will upload it soon!

So these are my cosplay plans for next year! If I (hopefully) go to Otakon next year, may come up with something else as well xD I have a ton of ideas for cosplays.. Wish I could just make them all xD

Also, check out if you are looking for cosplay costumes and wigs!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Craft Goodies Update

My mom went to Taiwan a while ago and bought me a bunch of goodies that I requested xD

Click the photos for high resolution xD

Ahh it's a little unclear, but that's everything! ^^

I'm going to go through the items separately :D

Asian craft books! :D

They are all clay craft books from learning how to make bears, to flowers, to cute food crafts, to realistic little foods!

Nail art stickers!! :D

I need to use up my old ones actually..

I love having nail stickers, I just hate using them because I'm afraid I'll use it and not like it or they could look better on something else.. ^-^;;

500 piece clear fake nails :D

Could make 50 sets of random nail art lol

Hopefully to sell ^^

BB cream! It's all the rave in Asia.

May do a review on it or something.

The one on the left has Jolin's face on it haha, the "bootleg" kind apparently and the one on the right my aunt bought when she went to Korea.

Hehe my mom knows I love learning Japanese xD

She bought me a learning Japanese book.

Too bad it's for a native Chinese speaker learning Japanese instead for a native English speaker learning Japanese.. xD

Cell phone straps!

Enough said ^^

Debating if I should try to get a table for.. MangaNext.. since its more Artist Alley based..

But I don't want to try to get a table and not end up going.. since I'm not 100% sure yet..

Fimo sticks!

Usually for nail art and crafts and such.

I've made a few of my own xD But never bought them.

Shall see how they work out.. I tried making canes out of Sculpey but they sort of crumbled..

Domo! I wanted a giant domo plush..

But my mom already bought me a ton of crap, so she said no big domo D:

Some empty cases.

Originally for my nail art jewels and such.

But I pretty much filled mine up so I might just decorate it or something xD

Ahh .. where to begin. silver and gold eyepins!

There are also some lobster clasps.

And barrette and ring blanks.. :D 

I hope you enjoyed this update! ^^ My summer classes are almost over so I should be working on more crafts ^^ If not.. I'll probably be playing Final Fantasy X-2 or working on cosplays. :]