Hello dear readers!
As some of you might know, I also used to cosplay. I say "used to" because I actually stopped. It's just expensive, I can't sew and I dislike my face because it doesn't match with many characters. But still I have a small collections of photos I can show you! All information about where I got it will be added! Have fun!
My first cosplay was Megurine Luka in her Magnet outfit (Vocaloid)
Unfortunately I don't have many good photos. This was taken at Connichi 2011. The dress was bought at Tally Weijl and I added the white parts myself... without a sewing machine... that was exhausting. :D The wig and the headphones were bought from eBay.
I wore my first cosplay at Connichi 2011 and later again at the book fair in Leipzig 2013.
Here's my second cosplay. It's Gackt's outfit from Episode.0. The photo was taken in February 2012.
The kimono was made by a local seamstress, because I can't sew. The shoes were bough in Chinatown, San Francisco. The wig was from ebay and so was the plastic sword (which came in a huge box btw... xD)
I liked this cosplay a lot, but I found out that my face didn't match Gackt's awesomeness. xD I don't have any better pictures of that cosplay. Sadly.
I wore that one at DeDeCo 2012, book fair in Leipzig 2012 and Connichi 2012.
In June 2012 I tried a female Maya (LM.C) cosplay. It's not a "real" cosplay, but I wanted to add it since I dyed my hair pink after the LM.C concert in Muich in May 2012. :D I loved the color but my mom didn't like it.
I'm really proud of this cosplay. It's Gakupo from Vocaloid from the Synchronicity song. It's taken at a furniture store in February 2013.
The costume was sewn by my talented friend Katsuya. She made the Hakama, the coat and the jabot. Gakupo is my favorite Vocaloid and I loved this outfit ever since. So I was super happy to finally wear it tho it was uncomfortable since the coat was long enough to clean the ground when I didn't carry it, haha. :D
I wore my beloved Gakupo cosplay at DeDeCo 2013, book fair in Leipzig 2013 and Connichi 2013.
In April 2013 I got this cosplay. Yuu Kanda from D.Gray-man.
It's actually the most comfortable cosplay (along with Luka). Especially because I didn't need to smile when someone took a photo of me, haha. Really, I can't smile without looking like a lama that's about to die. Jokes aside, I ordered the uniform from cosplayfu.com and was quite happy with the quality. The only bad thing was that the sleeves were quite short. That's why I wore a black long blouse underneath it.
I wore it at the book fair in Leipzig 2013 and Connichi 2013
My last cosplay was Armin Arlert from Shingeki no Kyojin. The photo was taken in March 2014 by my lovely friend Kumiko who also sewed the jacket for our whole cosplay group. They're made of fake leather.
This cosplay was a mess. I really like the character and the series and I was happy to cosplay him, but.... I'm tiny and skinny, which means the belts didn't really fit. I always had to adjust the straps because they weren't in their right place anymore after walking a bit. I wore this cosplay at the book fair in Leipzig in 2014 as well as at Connichi 2014.
Now we're already at the end of my cosplay timeline! I didn't include and closet cosplays of Gakupo, haha. :D They're boring.
But I will wear a new cosplay next year! Which one? I won't tell you. You're gonna see it at DeDeCo in Dresden 2016! Be prepared!
Thanks for reading!