May 5, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Since I’ve been super busy in which I can’t really sit and do cosplays… I’ve had other mini projects while I wait like 10 minutes throughout my days.
So I decided to make pajama shorts!! It was actually fabric I bought two black friday’s ago… yea. Crazy right? It was really cheap and I bought all this cute fabric to practice making shorts xD So here it is~
Can you guess which is the front and the back? The top picture is the “unofficial” front. As in… It’s really the back because I got the sides mixed up >.< The shorts are really puffy too! It’s kinda cute =3 Super comfy that way too lol. Sort of like a half skirt… but I want my next shorts to be pleated and see how the shape looks instead. I also might keep with the bow butt.. it’s sorta cute =3 And unorthodox but it’s awesome~
I’m planning a huge announcement soon if I can get it off the ground. If so…. you’ll be seeing a lot more of me =3
March 26, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Ah! I know I haven’t updated in the LONGEST time >.< I honestly don’t have much to update on… until now! Summer is coming around and there are many events~ I’ll be attending Wondercon in Anaheim this weekend for the first time =3 I won’t be in cosplay though >.< I’m planning on going on a Saturday and rushing home from the con to go to another thing will be a hassle. Some of my friends say to dress up, the others say don’t xD But I think it’ll stress me out less if I don’t~
I also have been working on Asuna on and off… latest thing I finish was her middle piece:
This is actually 4 layers of fabric because both the red and white are flipped inside out~ A bit tricky to get them to match up exactly but it worked out in the end~ Very clean right? I love it <3
I have a sakura photoshoot in the planning~ Me and Hermsi are currently looking around for a good place to shoot it. We are thinking… pink trees! That or somewhere with pretty glass…. but we have yet to find the perfect spot! My time is running out though…. I want to shoot it in the spring!
I’ll try to update more often~ Next update should feature how I made an Semi A-line but half circle skirt! Sorry for the lack of better words xD
January 8, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Anime Los Angeles 2013 was awesome. I was technically the artist assistant to our shared booth for the weekend~ Let’s see… where do I start off…
Well the booth and selling itself went better than our first experience where we both wanted to just quit. But it’s a learning process for us and we’re constantly trying to improve. One thing we did learn was to not procrastinate so we are both starting on many things right away. Hopefully school and graduation won’t get in the way but… I want to see how much I can do before my time at this university is up.
The con itself was fun. I attended the starlight ball where I was so frazzeled before betting up on stage. It was really … a daze. I remember just running out there and running back >.< Reminds me of my “model walk” day. xD Don’t ask~ Anyways the girl who got princess I think should have won. And the girl who did win… well… I wasn’t very impressed with even after seeing it up close. I’m not saying she shouldn’t have won… I just was not sure what the judges were really basing awards on. (sorry for the rant..)
People were also pretty nice to us at the artist table. We made friends with both our neighbors =3 Super cool people. They make me want to do more artist alley tables even without making a profit (but I can’t afford to not break even xD) I found my bows are popular~ I’m still debating on making the price a tad bit higher but… I figured since I love them so much I’ll keep it relatively the same =3 I’d rather keep them cheaper and share them than make them expensive. I want it so even little kids can buy them =3 They’re cute!
No pictures of Jolteon though T.T It didn’t turn out at any way how I wanted it to and it was a mistake on my part to try to rush such a process. I’m disappointed in myself but to make up for it I’m promising myself to never do such a thing again and only work on big projects if I’m going to even put time out.
Anyways. That’s my badge. Some buttons I got with commissioning a girl. And the bow with bells I refused to sell even though Gee thought I should xD But it’s probably the first butterfly bow I made and it’s special to me~ It also rings when I walked =3 I put it on my badge~
Sorry, no pictures with cosplayers this time around! I was too busy >.< AX though!
January 1, 2013 § 1 Comment
ALA 2013 starts on the 4th of the New Year! And the Gee-ki crew will be there somewhat near the front too! So come check us out… or just our merchandise xDDD We’ll be bunking next to ~Tirramisu who is pretty awesome~
If I remember the entrance correctly… the front where you CAN enter will be on the left double doors. First time participating in this so it should be fun ^^ Kind of sucks that there is only one chair though… so it looks like me and Hermsi will have to split up the shifts and what not. >.<
What I’m looking forward to the most this con is being able to meet fellow cosplayers and hopefully learning some tips and tricks =3 I also found out about the starlight ball and it looks so fun! I LOVE balls~! So that is what drastically changed my cosplay line-up which is:
Day 2: Jolteon Gijinka (original design in collaboration with Hermsi)
((Sorry no reference picture… look out for a yellow blob though!))
Day 3: Casual? xD Or more Jolteon~
And that’s it ^^ No time for staff making though… I have 16 headbands to make for the con.. I’m so behind!!
Oh and my cosplay goal for the new year? To work up the nerve to compete with my cosplays.
December 28, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Working on Sakura’s Prop 2.0!! =3
This rarely comes about but… I am actually redoing my sakura ball gown things~ Including the headpiece and hip piece.. and MAYBE the staff… if I can find the means to do it. xD
So because of this you can kinda see the process I’m trying out for them! The left gold piece is the old finished piece which I don’t think was that nice… the middle piece is just all foam which you might be able to tell that I added a but more to it~ Just because I have a LOT of foam now (bought a huge roll). And the paper to the right is just the cut up pieces I used to measure it all out~ What I love about this piece is that I could start with one whole piece and then just cut it to make the rest as I go along~
And this is the lovely “new” prop piece! Haven’t started on the hip one yet… Been kind of distracted~
But okay this post wasn’t really to just show off my still unfinished prop piece xD It’s that ALA is coming up in a week and this is my busiest time to finish things off~ Basically… I work well under procrastination xD So hopefully
October 13, 2012 § 2 Comments
The archbishop photoshoot theme’s was “Dream” this time around~ It was really fun! Hermsi took over 300+ photos~
I think this is one of my favorite photos from the shoot, personally. Not AS dynamic but…. it’s what represents me in this cosplay =3 I really just want to title this picture “come help me up!” xD
This ledge was really really high up >.> I had a hard time getting up as well as getting down T.T It was so scary.. and dirty o.o Very awkward to try to move around because you can’t really move when sitting on your own butt cape lol! THat goes for this picture too:
It worked out nicely~ plus the sun was setting so it made nice little shades and shadow things~~
Fun fact: Hermsi also drew those two cards a day or so before the convention =3 It’s the succubus card and dark angeling (I think? It’s been awhile) card. Plus I really like what my hair is doing in the picture >.> xDDD You can see my
flawless crosses and what not too!
Running away shot~ It was fun! Plus you can “kinda” see the detailing that I did in the back… I’m proud of this cosplay. I really am. I think I may just wear it again for fun~
A shot of my full cosplay~ well… for the most part xD You can see a sliver of my white shorts… can you imagine what it would look like if I didn’t wear them?! All leg xD
Lastly for this post (even though I have more photos floating around~) Is the one that is Gee’s and Hea’s favorite out of the batch. I don’t see why so much (probably cause of the leg) but here it is ^^ Those heels are seriously a killer to walk in especially in places where the ground isn’t even T.T Yes… I know I’m suppose to be blonde but.. eh. Who cares. You can customize it in the game anyways! So if anything… I’m making it more realistic~? =333 OH don’t know where this is from?
Game: Ragnarok Online
Cosplayer/Maker: Kimikotan (me)
August 18, 2012 § Leave a Comment
I know I haven’t done much for myself lately but I promise I’ll do something soon ^^ I have to finish a commission and some more products for the store until I can finally do so. Ears have to be made, commissions have to be loved~
On the bright side… I have 3 cosplays for myself lined up~ As time goes on I always add more… it’s inevitable. But there is a cosplay I am pushing to the top of my list! Anyone watching Sword Art Online right now? It’s awesome, I’m completely in love with all the characters and story so….
Me and the wonderful Hermsi are doing a duel cosplay!! I’ll be Asuna of course and he’ll be Kirito~ Both will be quite the challenge for me to make as details seem to be pretty heavy for both cosplays. It’s about time I got a new wig too….. xD I’m so excited for it I started planning Asuna out today because .. well.. it’s hot and I’m procrastinating on everything else. Tomorrow I have a full day of work so today will be just for me =3
On another note: Watch Accel World! I’m thinking of doing a mini cosplay from there by making KuroYukiHime’s school outfit ^^ Nothing too fancy but… something for me to do~~ I need a new school outfit… all my old ones I’m not satisfied with anymore xD Can you see the trend with me right now? I love watching the two animes where they have a game world~