Natsu go! go! go!

Hola!!!!! siento de veras tener esto taaaaaaaaan abandonado T.T he llegado a la conclusión que la única diferencia que tengo con un bebé es que hago cosplay y vicio xD, duermo, voy a la uni, como, duermo, vicio, cosplay y duermo xD en general duermo 7/8 horas por la noche y después unas 3 por la tarde, adoro dormir por si a alguien no le había quedado claro xD

En fin, siento ser muy pesada con el tema, pero es que tengo un hype y una emoción que nunca antes he tenido con ningún cosplay o grupal T^T, muero de ganas que sea ya Expomanga!! team SoulMóngol a tope!

La verdad es que no tengo nada terminado 100%, todo está medio empezado, y voy haciendo un poco de aquí un poco de allí para no agobiarme =), voy a enseñar lo que tengo hecho ^^

Tema armaduril:

Aquí casi todas las piezas cortadas (76 plumas -o-)

Agujeritos creo que conté 300 y algo xD

Rematando los bordes de los agujeritos con rotulador de relieve >.<

Plumas ya con el degradado >.<, me parecen preciosas ( es feo que lo diga yo ^^U XD)

Hombrera CASI terminada (le falta envejecer un poco >.<)

Protección del brazo

Protección de las piernas, poniendo el dichoso cordoncito (no quiero ponerme a contar lo que llevo
 gastado en cordón... T,T), falta poner joyas y plumitas :3

Y aquí está todo más o menso como lo tengo (ahora está algo más avanzado >.<)

Tema texturil:

Zentai bien ajustadito! culo de Natsu (lo tenemos igual xD)

Aquí montado más o menos, todo lo de polipiel está con alfileres >.<
Estas fiestas voy a aprovechar para meterle caña al tema texturil, me falta el cuello de rejilla, coser todo bien, ponerle las perlitas, las plumitas y los mil detallitos que me lleva -o-, aparte de forrar las guettas.

Tema pelucoide:

Esta parte ha sido la más difícil del cosplay con diferencia! Natsu lleva una palmera en la cabeza y dios! que cosa más asdmklasmdlasd laskdmlasdm T..T, estoy bastante contenta con el resultado de la forma (aunque todavía no está), pero el color me está volviendo loca... T.T, la peluca en si es como de Sherly medio rosa y rubia, mi intención era meterla mechitas naranjas para que quedara el color de Natsu, al hacerlo le quedó un color naranja radioactivo horrible T_T, así que luego lo rebajé con marrón y ahora ha quedado rosa (matadme xD), he comprado unas extensiones rubio oscuro (el color de Natsu), para ponerle alguna mechita ( a ver como queda al final -o-)
Y el resultado actual es este:

Muy rosa -o-, esperemos que las mechitas queden bien -o-

Algún día haré una entrada solo para la peluca.. porqué lleva DE TODO  xD

Tema katanil (?) xD

Natsu lleva 2 katanas/cuchillos, he hecho tanto la vaina como la katana de madera que no pesa y es super resistente, siguiendo el tutorial de una que se hizo las mismas katanas, aunque yo lo he mejorado ojojoj (?) xD
De momento está muy verde la cosa, pero poco a poco están quedando bonitas ^-^

Primer lijado que le di

Una lijada y la otra sin lijar

Dibujo de la muerte de la vaina

Estoy con el rotulador de relieve repasando el dibujo

Y bueno creo que de momento la cosa está así, todavía me falta mucho mucho curro pero parece que la cosa va cogiendo forma ^^

Estoy muy contenta con los resultados ^0^, y muero de ganas de que llegue el día que diga cosplay 100%!, mientras tocará seguir currando =)

Ale! un besito!

Started working on Ichito

Pfhah. Finally stopped procrastinating working on cosplays and actually did something.
Oh sweet, I have the whole April, May and beginning of June to fart out an Okita and Ichito cosplay from scratch.. here goes!
I decided to tackle Ichito first because he is the more complicated of them two and will take longer to make. Surprisingly when I showed mom a picture of him she went "oh god that's SO PRETTY!!". You know, I was pretty sure she'd kill me because it was yet another kimono wearing character.. but nope, she didn't.

Okay, so to my joy we already had 3 meters of white fabric lying around in the house that I could use for his "kimono jacket". It rocks to have a mom who used to own her own fabric store and be a former sewer... that means we have an outside storage full of leftover fabric and more sewing supplies than I can use up in my whole lifetime. XD Love you mom. lol

So, this is what I'm trying to make:

The game he is from is very unknown and err, I don't have many references to go by. But I'll find solutions to everything~

And well, this is my new friend, say hello to mom's overlocking machine!

Saumuri on hyvää puuta~

I've never used one of these things before and I was scared to use it at first but gosh, this thing makes sewing so much easier! It cuts of excess fabric automatically and it makes the seams look professional and stuff. I'll need to use it more in the future.

So, regarding the costume... me and mum cut out the pieces for his "jacket" today and it's starting to look as it should, but I still need to fold in the hems or what you call them, the edges. The collar is attached but the sleeves are not. No decorations are done yet and his flap thingy we haven't cut out. I'm sorry but I don't really have any progress pictures more than one shot of the sleeve.

Wide sleeve is wide.
Sorry not so much more to say, hopefully more progress photos next time!

Desucon cosplay plans!

Alrighty. Here comes my cosplay plans for Desucon in Lahti, Finland, 8-10 June 2012!


Character: Jushiro Ukitake
Series: Bleach

It seems our Finnish Bleach group decided Friday to be our group's "main day" so I'll bring my signature cosplay, Ukitake, then. He is my favorite character from Bleach! I will do the default captain version complete with shikai swords.


Character: Ichito
Series: Asaki, Yumemishi

Oh sweet Jesus. This will be one of the most obscure cosplay choices I'll ever do... but I don't care because I drool buckets over his design, period. I don't care that he's a cursed psychopathic immortal missunderstood forever alone spirit... he is awesome.


Character: Souji Okita
Series: Hakuouki

Ah, Okita. One of my favorite shinsengumis, if not my favorite. I decided to do this version for now because it's a chill "Sunday cosplay" and yeah, Ichito will be quite some work... and I'm a procrastinator. *slaps face*

Time flies

Yeah, time flies a bit faster that I think it should. But now I'm back for real, and thinking of redoing the design for this blog a bit, a little at a time.

At the moment I'm in the middle my cosplay plans for KodachiCon in May. I've soon got all the patterns done so I can start sew for real. And I also did the last shopping today. Now I've got lots and lots of spandex, craft foam, a little fake fur and a pirate sword. Once I get a little more done I start posting some pics here and if you are inpatient you can always look at my Twitter where I usually post it first.

My poor excuse of a first attempt for a bodysuit. It went not-so-good.  

Well I have a date with the sofa now. So bye!

Hijikata wig

A wig for Saitou wasn't the only one I ordered from Moemall, ordered a wig for Hijikata too because I know for sure I'll cosplay him someday too... although when and what con is a question mark. I've been thinking about Animecon in Kuopio this year, but I have no clue if that's even possible.. so expensive to travel to the south... train tickets to Kuopio and back would cost me around 120 €... ugh. I probably won't have any summer job (lol never had) and thus no income.. and it's not like I can fart out money either. Too many cosplays to do but not enough cons to wear them too... and not enough moneeeeeeey.

Oh well, have a Toshizo Hijikata WIP photo.

It's mostly just a wig and make-up test. I need to make a dark purple kimono.. I used a light one I had from an earlier cosplay as a substitute. I also need gray hakama and shinsengumi haori for this one too. I might need to trim the bangs... we'll see.

Got my wig for Saitou

Whoops, just realized I forgot to make a blog post yesterday about my Saitou wig... sorry about that, ahah I will do it now instead. Two posts a day, wow.

So err, what to say... Got my Saitou wig yesterday and because I got home pretty early I had to try it on. Hey, no one was home and I was simply too excited, couldn't resist!

Most of this cosplay is actually done, I just need a juban/shitagi/under kimono/whatever (I'm just using a random white t-shirt as a substitute on the photo) and fix his white hair tie... I had one but it fell off after a while and I didn't bother to tie it back again. I do have the scarf too, but it kept being mildly annoying so I took it off.
I still need to make the iconical sky blue shinsengumi haori of course and the headband thingy that he only wears when wearing said haori. Otherwise than that I'm done. It was a pretty easy cosplay because I managed to find a good condition cheap vintage tsumugi silk kimono.. and a black one at that that was of a decent length for me to wear. Yay. You know, men's kimonos have incredibly boring color choices 85% of the time, if you find anything else than blues, grays and browns you should grab it. Black kimonos are often formal and have kamons on them.. but I found one without.
I already have two swords (metallic, but dull) that should work decently for it even though they are dark blue and not standard black and I have shoes and the sash too. At least it seems that the con where I'll debut Saitou at accepts dull metallic weapons (seems most cons don't) as long as you only unsheath it for photos and yeah, not swinging it around and being a threatening noxious idiot. Common sense.

Sengoku Basara second season finished... and Hanbei.

Finished watching Sengoku Basara's second season and it was pretty awesome.
But Jäärä trolled me, haha. At one point when we watched the anime we said something about Hanbei, I don't remember what exactly but she said something along the lines of "You will end up relating to him and liking him anyway. I promise." and I was all "Why?" and a bit confused. Well, he was kinda semi-cool and all but not like instant OMGWOW. Of course I had my suspicions what it could be but err, I couldn't really believe it would be that... but it was... and I was like "OH SHIT WHAT THE HELL MAN??" to say the least. OTL Dafuq. Totally didn't see that one coming...

Hanbei Takenaka
But yeah, I must admit Hanbei was the most likable of all the "bad guys" to me, even before knowing about  *coughcough*, he had the coolest clothes too and white hair and well, now when I know that I guess I feel a need to cosplay him. XD But one thing...

Jäärä, have you been planning all this too from the start?
I guess it's just really easy to figure out how my brains work when it comes to possible cosplay candidates... xD Oh well~

And I actually wonder if there even is any "bad guys" in Sengoku Basara, I mean, everyone were fighting with everyone for different reasons and sometimes two fighting clans would suddenly be allies. *shrugs* I guess Nobunaga and Hideyoshi were seen as the main evil ones, but about the others I don't really know... except for Matsunaga, he was a disgusting ass.

50.000 VISITAS!!!!!

Bueno creo que el título y la imagen lo dicen todo, muchas gracias por seguirme y leerme! ^-^, nunca pensé que podría llegar a 50.000 visitas T^T gracias!!!!!!

Aprovecho la entrada para disculparme por la inactividad en el blog >_<, gomen! estamos todos a tope con los cosplays de Expomanga! y es que tengo un SUPER HYPE tremendo!!!! uno de los días iremos de Soul Calibur V! y somos 13!!!!! T_T (Shanoa, Maka, Howl, Erikkun, VirChan, Rubén, Taku, Sae, Yurio, Ruki, Zihark, Sumyuna y una servidora =3)
Muero de ganas porqué llegue ese día T_________T

Intentaré hacer alguna entrada con lo que tengo hecho hasta ahora =)

Ale! un besín!

Love Message

Love Message


To My Friends Who Are...MARRIED
Love is not about "it's your fault", but "I'm sorry", not "where are you' but "I'm right here", not "how could you" but "I understand", not "I wish you were", but "I'm thankful you are."

To My Friends Who Are...ENGAGED
The true measure of compatibility is not the years spent together but how good you are for each other.


To My Friends Who Are...NOT SO SINGLE
Love isn't about becoming somebody else's "perfect person." It's about finding someone who helps you become the best person you can be.


To My Friends Who Are...HEARTBROKEN
Heartbreaks last as long as you want and cut deep as you allow them to go. The challenge is not how to survive heartbreaks but to learn from them.


To My Friends Who Are...NAIVE
How to be in love: Fall but don't stumble, be consistent but not too persistent, share and never be unfair, understand and try not to demand, and get hurt but never keep the pain.


To My Friends Who Are...SEARCHING
True love cannot be found where it does not truly exist, nor can it be hidden where it truly does. Love is magic. The more we hide it, the more it shows; the more you suppress it, the more it grows.


To My Friends Who Are...PLAYBOY/GIRL TYPE
Never say I love if you don't care. Never talk about feelings if they aren't there. Never touch a life if you mean to break a heart. Never look in the eye when what you do is lie. The cruelest thing a guy can do to a girl is to let her fall in love when he doesn't intend to catch her fall.


To My Friends Who Are...POSSESSIVE
It breaks your heart to see the one you love happy with someone else but it's more painful to know that the one you love is unhappy with you.


To My Friends Who Are...AFRAID TO CONFESS
Love hurts when you break up with someone. It hurts even more when someone breaks up with you. But love hurts the most when the person you love has no idea how you feel.


To My Friends Who Are...STILL HOLDING ON
A sad thing about life is that when you meet someone who means a lot to you, only to find out in the end that it was never bound to be and we just have to let go.

To My Friends Who Are...SINGLE
Love is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it eludes you. But if you just let it fly, it would come to you when you least expect it. Love can make you happy but often times it hurts, but love's only special when you give it to someone who is worth it. So take your time and choose the best!

Important information on Karakuridoji Ultimo new manga volume releases

As we know, this manga by Hiroyuki Takei  is serialized in Jump SQ magazine and it is licensed by Viz Media for the US.

 It ran in Shonen Jump USA till April 2011 and after that, you can only get this series by buying its volumes.

The last volume released in the US, volume 6, came out on September 2011.

The newest volumes are 7 and 8.

Volume 7 is scheduled to be released in the US on August 7th, 2012, you can preorder it on Amazon.

Whereas volume 8 was released in Japan on March 3. It is still not determined when it will be released in the US, but one can guess that by the end of the year.

Akira's creator Katsuhiro Otomo is working on a new manga

Acclaimed manga creator and anime director Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, Domu) revealed that he is preparing a new manga series for "a certain shōnen magazine." According to the interview published in the April issue of Shinchosha's art magazine Geijutsu Shincho on Saturday, this will be Otomo's first shōnen work — and his first long series since Akira.

Otomo began his career as a manga creator on such works as Domu, Kibun wa mō Sensō, and his most famous title internationally, Akira. He then branched into animation by directing part of the Robot Carnival omnibus and a feature film adaptation of his own Akira story.

Intriguing to say the least.

source: ANN, Comic Natalie

Tamayura will get a second season

The official website for the Tamayura anime franchise announced on Sunday that production on a second season has been green-lit.

The 2011 television series and earlier video series follow a girl named Fū Sawatari (voiced by Ayana Taketatsu) after she moves to Takehara, a waterside town that was her late father's childhood home in Hiroshima Prefecture near the Seto Inland Sea. Tamayura is the latest "healing" anime from director Junichi Sato (Pretear, Princess Tutu, Umi Monogatari ~Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto~, Aria).

source: ANN

4th Saint Seiya Omega trailer

This trailer shows us the first shots of Athena:

The anime will premiere on April 1 at 6:30 a.m. after a March 31 premiere event that will be simulcast in both Japan as well as in Taiwan, Brazil, and France. This is the first Saint Seiya television anime in 23 years.

Gintama anime to end on March 26, (tomorrow!)

Oh, God. The end of Gintamonday.

The last issue of Weekly Shonen Jump reported that the Gintama television anime series is drawing to a close on TV Tokyo after five years.

The original TV series adaptation of Hideaki Sorachi sci-fi historical comedy premiered on April 4, 2006 and aired until March 25, 2010.

The 252nd episode is titled "Gomen Nasai" (We're Sorry), although the previous week's next-episode preview listed the title as "Mitei" ("To Be Determined").

Starting on April 2, the animated television series Gon will air on TV Tokyo at 6:00 p.m. on Mondays — Gintamas current timeslot.

Sengoku Basara and Dokuganryū

Sengoku Basara and Dokuganryū

WUUUUU started watching the first season of Sengoku Basara with Jäärä yesterday and although she have watched the show before I have not. I think it was the day before yesterday (or was it two days before?) when Jäärä even kind of brainwashed me into cosplaying Masamune Date. I didn't have anything against cosplaying him back then either because I've been interested in Sengoku Basara for quite some time already and planning to watch it.. heck, I even have the Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes game for Wii although I haven't played it yet. It just seems I ended up watching it earlier than I had thought. Date did end up being my favorite character, by far, so now I'm pretty certain I want to do him and seriously, it's almost enough reason to cosplay him just because of that smexy über awesome crescent moon helmet (hey can't deny it's effin' cool man!) and the chance to wield six swords at the same time... SIX SWORDS. AHGFDFSAFGJHS. Mom is going to kill me when I have to make all those, she already believes I have too many swords. 

Date as seen in the anime.

 I don't think I'll have time to do his iconic outfit this year seeing it's quite difficult and most of my cosplay plans for this year are already set and also to what cons I'll wear what. So 2013 hopefully for his battle outfit. Although I could maybe cram his kimono version to this year's plans seeing how simple it is.

 C'mon, it's just a white kimono and dark blue-ish hakama.. I have a feeling my kendo hakama would even work for it...

And what makes me happy is that Jäärä will probably cosplay Kojūrō Katakura, Date's right hand man. I will get my personal assistant hurrdurr.
Date and Katakura fighting. <3

I want to do that... spinning.
And why do I think that's Date's hater dance or something? XD

 I think that's enough for now.
Ahahah my cosplay list keeps on growiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing, must add Dokuganryū, the one-eyed dragon, to my list. Stop me someoneeeeee, I already have too many cosplay plans. XD Too many cosplays, too little cons to wear them to.. and too little money...

Hajime Saitou derp.. err, I mean update

 Eh, sorry about that. Great way to start a blog post neh?

Well, anyway... home again from school early and a ridiculous desire to try on my vintage kimonos that I ordered from eBay some time ago. What I do? Put them on.
It seems they both would work for my Saitou cosplay, but I think I'll go with the tsumugi black one. I don't have the wig yet (like you noticed...) and I still have the shinsengumi haori left to make.. but I tried what I had on anyway, just to get an idea of how it will look when finished and if there is anything I need to fix. 

Oh god ain't I pretty? lolnope.

Eww mirror shots. Do not like. But there aren't other options to take full-body pics when home alone...
Yes, I censored my head with a meme face because it was derpin' herpin'.
Ignore the weird pose and the valrus that is me. I put everything on very quickly and so it looks like crap. Oh, and yes, if anyone noticed I didn't take off the basting threads.. too lazy. I noticed I will probably need to make a new white juban/underkimono/whatever for this because the sleeves are too big on my current one and they bunch up and won't behave and just generally looked fugly. Oh, and the black kimono's sleeves are kinda short on me and they look extra short on this shot because I'm holding my hands awkwardly, but it's hard to find a perfect match vintage kimono... *shrugs* And there's no kitsuke police at conventions anyway.
I'm surprised my random long cotton sash thingy held up both my (metallic) swords... but I guess it will loosen when I walk around a whole day at the con.
And if anyone have missed it Saitou is one of my coming Närcon cosplays for this year.
I might be able to attend Uppcon after all

I might be able to attend Uppcon after all

My twin told me earlier today that our father won't be going to Thailand this summer after all... and that means if I decide to go to Uppcon in Uppsala (Sweden) I could sleep at their place instead of having to pay my ass open so I can sleep at a hotel. I'm too nitpicky for "sleeping accomodations á la class room floor"... And that's a huge save for me because the tickets to Uppcon are ridiculously expensive compared to all other cons we have in Sweden/Finland.. it's like... I can go to 2-3 other cons for the same ticket price I can go to just Uppcon. Bleh, my poor wallet doesn't approve. But Uppcon is awesome anyway and has a special place in my heart because, after all, it was the first con where I ever cosplayed and the first "proper" con I went to.. not to mention all the awesome memories and people I befriended there!
I will try to go there this year (if I do it will be my third Uppcon!), despite the fact that Uppcon starts the day after my last school day before the summer vacation. D'oh! Bad date is bad. I will have to get to Luleå somehow and take the train/airplane down that very same day after school has finished, ahaha I will need to hurry... but it'll be worth it.
Now I just hope mom approves me going to both Desucon and Uppcon... why? Desucon is held the weekend before Uppcon and err, one is in southern Finland and the other in southern Sweden. Go me, I am crazy. But what won't you do for cons?

My cosplay plans are pretty much decided too, although changes are still possible.
Byakuya's scarf finished

Byakuya's scarf finished

So after dinner I started working on Byakuya Kuchiki's scarf. Oh lord we had this whole pretty white fabric at home and I ran around the house wrapping several meters around my neck in front of the mirror, with the bolt in my left arm, testing it and asking mom if it draped good enough. I probably looked silly. ._.
Oh well, then I just measured around 2,5 meters of that fabric (yes, the whole width, huge scarf is huge) cut it out and sewed it, very easy. Damn it feels like I'm having a curtain or something wrapped around my neck! xD Oh my, I hope this thing doesn't get hot... and it keeps slipping of my shoulders. I hope I won't need to pin it in place. lol
Damn you Byakuya and your über-precious-family-heirloom-crème-de-la-crème scarf...

My first doujin

As an aside note, I published the first part of a doujin I'm working on. It's called 'The Girl and the Macman: a techie fairytale'. It is the story of a 6 year old girl and how she learns to use a 6 year old computer, but this is just the beginning.

Here's the cover and you can read the story on my deviantart account if you like :) If all goes well, with part 2 and 3 will have 45-48 pages.

Rurouni Kenshin live action movie 2nd trailer

I love this! Sanosuke looks awesome, badass and funny. The movie will premiere on Japan on August 25.

Here's a more complete trailer:

Keishi Ōtomo is directing this samurai film with 22-year-old actor Takeru Satoh (Kamen Rider Den-O, Rookies, Beck, Ryōmaden) as the titular character.

17-year-old actress Emi Takei plays the heroine Kaoru Kamiya. Yuu Aoi (Hana and Alice, Honey and Clover) plays Megumi Takani, Munetaka Aoki (The Last Message Umizaru, live-action The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) plays Sanosuke Sagara, and Taketo Tanaka plays Yahiko Myōjin.

Kouji Kikkawa (Let's Dance With Papa) as Jine Udō, Yosuke Eguchi (Shonan Bakusozoku, Tokyo Love Story) as Hajime Saitō, and Teruyuki Kagawa (From Up On Poppy Hill, 20th Century Boys) as Kanryū Takeda round out the cast.

Hunter x Hunter will have a movie!

movieNot everything is bad news despite the manga going on hiatus again.

A source linked to the Hunter X Hunter franchise told the Mainchi Shimbun paper's Mantan Web site that production on the first anime film based on Yoshihiro Togashi's manga has been green-lit.

Even though there have been two television anime series, including one ongoing one, there have not been a theatrical anime in the 14 years of the manga's serialization. According to Mainichi's source, the story of the film be an entirely original one.

Source: ANN

Beelzebub anime will end on March 25!

But the manga by Ryuhei Tamura will continue.

The last episode of the anime is titled 'We don't say farewell'. Since Crunchyroll is streaming it, it will air on late March 24 because of the difference in hours.

My theory on what killed the anime is those weird fillers, low quality and low ratings, and Super Croquette time.

But I'm Sad :(, first Bleach now this.  Well, we can always hope for OVAs. 

Nazo no Kanojo X (Misterious Girlfriend X) trailer

Also known as Misterious Girlfriend X, there's quite the buzz around this one. It will premiere on April 7. Let's see the trailer:

There's a tendency on going old school lately, huh?

Hyouka: you can't escape trailer

Let's see how this goes, might be interesting:

It premieres on April 22.

The story follows a boy named Hōtarō (played by Yūichi Nakamura) who is not assertive about getting involved, but was ordered by his older sister to join the classic literature club (kotenbu). In the club, he gets close to the truth about an incident, involving a female member's uncle, which happened 33 years ago. The "energy-saving" boy is joined by an inquisitive girl in the mystery series.

source: ANN

Hunter X Hunter manga on hiatus again!!

oh dear o.o crazy!

This year's 16th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that Yoshihiro Togashi is putting his Hunter X Hunter adventure manga on hiatus in the next issue. He had been serializing the manga again since last August. At 30 installments, the most recent run is the longest uninterrupted run of Hunter X Hunter.

The next compiled book volume of the manga, #30, will ship next month. Viz Media published the 27th volume in North America this month.


New Interview on the Official Tomb Raider Blog

I recently did an interview to kick off the new section on the Official Tomb Raider Blog called "Croft Couture", which will feature cosplay. You can check it out here or by clicking the picture below.


New Photo Gallery by Adam Jay Added!

I had the pleasure of working with the incredibly talented Adam Jay from Superhero Photography to produce some of my best Lara photos to date. You can find more of his awesome work at

                                                                        (click the photo to go to straight to the gallery)