Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Cosplay Year 2013

At the end of 2012 I did a Cosplay Year Summary that summed up all the cons I've been to and all the cosplays I've worn during the year and I found this idea to be very funny. Guess what? Yupp, I decided to keep this newly found tradition up for the coming years as well! So what are we waiting for? Let's go!

My cosplay year as a whole has been a blast and I went to almost as many cons as last year! Heck I must say that this year has been my greatest cosplay year of all! Why? Simply because of Närcon 2013! I had a ton of fun with my friends there and I'd like to thank everyone who somehow spent their time with me be it during a whole con day, company friends or just a small chat we had! Thank you everyone for making Närcon 2013 to the best con of my life! Then let's not forget the con's amazing Guest of Honor himself - Hideo Baba. It wouldn't just be the best con experience without his presence! Thanks goes to all my friends who spent their time somehow with me during the other cons as well! Thank you! <3

This year I have been to the following cons:

Närcon Vinter 2013 - Linköping, Sweden
Skecon 2 - Skellefteå, Sweden
Animecon X - Kuopio, Finland
Närcon 2013 - Linköping, Sweden
Oulun Animeseminaari - Oulu, Finland
Tracon 8 - Tampere, Finland
Chibicon 2013 - Oulu, Finland

Here is what I have cosplayed during the year (only one version of each character shown, even if I might have done more than one version of the particular character):


Upper Row from left to right: Silver (Pokémon), Keisuke Sannan (Hakuōki: Shinsengumi Kitan), Sandshrew (Pokémon), Kratos Aurion (Tales of Symphonia)

Lower Row from left to right: Yamato "Matt" Ishida (Digimon), Uryū Ishida (Bleach), Luka Crosszeria (The Betrayal Knows My Name)

Happy New Year 2014!

Frozen Angel out.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Star Wars Cosplay Revealed!

THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS MAJOR STAR WARS SPOILERS. IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIES, THEN DON'T READ/SCROLL THIS POST! DON'T CARE? SCROLL AHEAD!

After being in Germany and watching all the Star Wars movies together with SanzoHoushi and Janina I just had to cosplay someone from Star Wars! So I took a step closer to become a Jedi!

During the end of November I was browsing through Toys "R" Us' online store and looking for a lightsaber that I could use for my Star Wars cosplay. I don't really see the point to make my own when you can buy good ones and I found a lightsaber there for a price above 600 SEK, which is pretty expensive. With the price of it being that high I sort of expect it to be of good quality enough to use in a cosplay and bought it. I haven't tested it yet, so that's what I'm about to do!

Lightsaber at its full height in original package. About 90 cm.
Close up on the upper front image. Cool, right? ~
Lightsaber in OFF mode.
Lightsaber in BLUE mode.
Lightsaber in RED mode.
After testing it and changing the colors I feel really satisfied with it! I look forward to take progress photos once I start working on my cosplay which will hopefully be either 2014 or 2015. 

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Still thinking about my character of choice? If the lightsaber itself weren't that obvious for you, I'm gonna spoil it and say that it's no one else than Anakin Skywalker. Hence, I plan to do the version of him during the Revenge of the Sith movie where he wears the Sith cape because then I can use both the lightsaber colors so that it makes sense and wear dat cape <3

My spoiling mission is done here so let's piss off!

Gif from starwars-gifs.tumblr.com.

Frozen Angel out.