Sunday, November 18, 2012

Halloween - a little late, I admit.

Hi everyone!
So this will be about Halloween, and I know it was three weeks ago but I can explain. So for Halloween I wanted to do a special creepy cosplay that wouldn't require too much work since I had little time to do it. I immediately thought about cosplaying Chizuru's demon version that appears in the game Hakuouki : Demon of the Fleeting Blossom. US fancy name. For those who aren't familiar with Hakuouki here's a pic.

It was pretty much my only reference, it's in the artbook.

I could use my Ukitake wig so it was no big problem for me, I would just have to find horns, vampire fangs and pointed ears. Fun! 
Sadly it didn't go as expected. I could buy pointy ears but they wouldn't go on my ears. There was no way, they kept on falling off which was as you can guess pretty annoying. I asked my brother Ochimizu-troll-bro to help me and we ended up trying to fix the ears with some kind of glue. The only thing it glued was my hair, I had to cut a lock off that's why I now look rather stupid with a lock of super-short hair on one side. The ears fell off so I decided to roll without them, it wouldn't be too obvious. 
I managed to put my super vampire fangs on my teeth although it wasn't easy either, and not very comfortable. It got cool when I showed them off though ^_^ 
The horns I had bought had to be painted white-grey-ish because they were red. No big deal here except that the sun was starting to set and I wanted to do a photoshoot at dusk to get nice sunset colors. I had to hurry to paint those horns and get ready to cosplay, and the paint wouldn't dry quickly enough. I then came up with an evil strategy. Careful...  

Yes, this is the blow-dryer we have at home. I did that painting and drying on our terrace, it was cold and my feet were freezing. But that duck. Look at those evil eyes. It worked perfectly though.

And  after all that my cosplay was ready. I had to do my make-up as fast as possible cause it was getting darker. My brother agreed to take the pics and so we went out at sunset in the street, me with white hair and kimono and him in normal clothes. He was embarrassed because we were seen by people he knew.
The pics were taken with very little light and consequently needed a lot of editing. I wanted to do it but I had no time *coughuniversitycough* not to mention I'm very bad at using Photoshop. But my pics were saved by Valkoinen Samurai who was very kind to edit them for me, and so they turned out really great. ^_^
Time for photospamming now!! XD

Drinking. x)
 I feared my horns would fall off at that moment. OTL
 Playing with fake blood for Halloween. Yay!
 I like my look on this one. What do you think, good?
 More blood hehehehehehe...
 Lying on the floor was cool on pics, but cold IRL. With the night falling it became freezing...
 Puppy eyes anyone?

Fav pic. Slightly blurred though but Valkoinen Samurai's editing made it look so cool ^_^


I just wanted to show my fangs... But the pic was taken without flash with a crappy lighting so yeah... not to mention my stupid face. The editing made the colors look way better though!

Well that's all before I get kicked out of here for putting so much pics on the Internet hahah bye! ^_^



    Next year I need to be a rasetsu for Halloween goddammit! xD

    Where did you get your pointy ears? I know an awesome site for elf ears and stuff.

    OMFG EPIC DUCK BLOW-DRYER!!!! Pure win!! XD It think it beats my chicken water boiler. x)

    Hahaha I can imagine him getting embarrassed when seen by people he knew with you. XD Cosplay isn't like the most normal hobby ever.. but nevertheless.. WE REGRET NOTHING. >8D

    Those pics. I love them!! <3 As you know my favorite is the one on which you're lying on the ground. But seriously all photos are great! (oh, and you're welcome about the editing, it was fun!)

  2. YES!! XD
    Do iiiiiiiit it's gonna be so cool <3

    Hm, I bought the pointy ears in a store not too far from my town... German product or something haha. ><

    YESSSS see the epicness of that? XDDD Nah, they're on the same win level x)

    Hehe he ran as fast as possible to get out of sight while I kept on walking very calmly, it was so fun. He was mad afterwards but I REGRET NOTHING either XD

    Thanks, we really need to do a rasetsu cosplay together someday! <3

    1. I must!!

      Ah, okay I see. I hope it wasn't some of those bad cheapo Halloween brands because those... just... eewww most of the time. xD

      They are win! >8D

      HAHAHAHAHAH too awesome!


    2. Heh, seems like it was. OTL

      Cosplay together would be soooo awesome, WAAAAAANNNT <3
      Someone get me a plane ticket. And a huge suitcase for ALL THE COSPLAY STUFF! XD

  3. One thing I use for pointy ears in a rush is band-aids. The skin colored ones look good from a distance, or if you get lucky, and they match your skin tone, they can look really good. ^_^ or if they don't you can put foundation on them. Just be careful of your hair, because it will try to stick to it.

    Also, where did you get your golden contacts? I know of three separate cosplay plans I have that each of the characters have gold eyes ^_^, Sen-hime being one of them, but I still haven't figured out where to buy my colored contacts.

    1. Oh, I should try this, though it seems pretty hard to use. Thanks for the advice ^^
      Um, actually I'm not wearing golden contacts here but light brown ones, the pics have been edited ^^; But you can try to find yellow/golden contacts on Pinky Paradise or Eye Candy, I know Pinky is safe (though often out of stock...), I've never ordered from the other site.

  4. Okay, thanks. And, though, this wasn't what I was talking about on Skype, you'll have to dig a little deeper.