Princess Sakura White Ballgown Photoshoot (ish)

We decided to do a very short (like an hour) photoshoot at a friend’s house for Sakura! Why? Because I want to put the cosplay away and let it retire in peace xD I need room for other dresses!!

(I apparently wrote this when I did the shoot and never uploaded it… sorry! This is just a tad few months late…)

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This is one of my favorite pictures where It’s just smelling the roses =3

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I’m not quite sure why but Hermsi (my photographer) likes this photo a lot.. I think it makes me look weird but it is really… what’s the word.. elegant?

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Trying to act like a princess here… :D

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Just a kinda cutsy picture xD

Overall I’m glad we got some pictures of Sakura but I wish we had a nicer background and more time to prepare.. but it works!
So Sakura is officially retired at this point.. I’ll be reusing the white base of the dress for hopefully anything else at this point.

–Kimikotan

ALA is part of the New Year~

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~

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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 1: Tsubasa Sakura White Artbook Gown

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.

–Kimikotan

Sakura 2.0 Prop

Working on Sakura’s Prop 2.0!! =3

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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~

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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