First of all, I'm going to at least try to write in English from now on. Most who tumble upon this blog are Finnish but I have noticed there are some who mainly speak English even within our own small cosplay culture ^^ So welcome! It'll take me a while to translate all of the blog info but I'll try to get it done soon. Also I shortened my nick to Kis from Kissaten, the 13-y-old-me-weeaboo-nick shall go..
I came up with my next cosplay plan just a few days ago but I'm so excited! At the same time it makes me very nervous to even announce it. This project is gonna be big for me. After making as simple costume as the Miqo'te was I want to go back to my crazy ambitious projects. I have glanced at this design earlier but it was always the tails which made me think twice. Do I want to take double the space and not be able to move around? Of course!
My League of Legends plans changed to Challenger Ahri. I might still finish Tristana one day if I happen to find the missing materials easily... But! Wearing a simple costume made me realize what I really love in cosplay and that is challenging yourself to limits and making something spectacular. Or at least aiming to making your costume awesome. I don't want to make ten costumes a year but few that take lots of time and effort.
(The good thing about Miqo'te is that at least I finally have a cozy costume to wear on Sundays.)
Ahri might not be as detailed as my warlock costume was but this time I'm going to spend more time on neatness and finishing. Coming up with best solutions for the details on jacket and pants, tails and the brushed metal painting on armor is going to require time and problem solving. I have honestly no idea which con I'm going to finish this for.
Ah yes, the big problem. Instead of focusing on my costume I need to move to new apartment and start a school before Tracon. All my crafting supplies are packed and before next month I can't really do more than sketch and plan. I might be able to start on the "tail belt" earlier which should help. I'm glad to have a friend who has done the tails twice already so even if I'm going to make them bit different, can ask for some advice. Sorry in advance, Chuiga ^^; Planning and deciding on working methods has always taken most time for me so I hope that once I get to unpack all my
I do have free all of July and most of August so I can fit in some crafting *grin* This is the first time I haven't worked full time when making costume so maybe I'll swim in free time! Being dead tired after standing on your feet all day at work surely doesn't help with inspiration.
|Concept art by Zeronis|
On some level I'm not sure if this design even fits me. Oh what the hell, I know none of typical female characters will never fit me like they should since I'm so short. Also, to cosplay a mmo character you'd also need a breast surgery done. I'm however not gonna focus on that but to make the best costume I can. If I tried to stick to fitting characters I'd never cosplay anything but teenager school girls or boys. Haters gonna hate. I have seen perfectly fine LoL costumes bashed by community since the cosplayer "doesn't fit character." Probably someone not doing justice to your favorite champion can rise some temper ;)
Psst, everyone with awesome mmo-bodies, please consider awesome armor/mad detailed game designs instead of seifukus. Thank you! I'd trade anything to be able to grow 20cm+ in height and hourglass hips for conventions, haha. Even if making smaller costumes does get cheaper.
I even considered trying to overcome my performance fear by applying to a competition but it seems to be only big ones that don't judge skit over costume.. I'd like the main focus point to be costume still. I'm not sure if I'm ready to apply to NCC etc. with zero skit experience. Also, it's hard to send portfolios when 0% of costume is done.
I hope my English hasn't been total rubbish by far, krhm.
Now, for the end, have some maybe-plans that have been either cancelled, postponed due to someone else making them at same time or still in very-much-maybe-phase. There's still Cosvision costume to be decided, eep.
|Ranger General Sylvanas|