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いただきます~ A Naruto & Iruka Ramen Photoshoot

Thanks to Joanne Wong [FB] / [http://worldcosplay.net/member/TsukinoAkira] for inviting me to be her Iruka <3

And Bel Walker & JL Rave from De’Cyphers Cosplay [https://www.facebook.com/DeCyphersCosplay] for the photos and post-processing (No seriously, I’ve never realised how important post-processing is until I started cosplaying. hahahha!) and Bel for being a totally awesome photographer.

Iruka is totally my favourite character in the Naruto series. :> And I adore his relationship with Naruto (although I do think that Kishimoto kept it a bit simple, but then, Naruto really is more about the action and Uchiha angst)

Some of the pictures are so cute XD I’m so glad for a cute Naruto ahahahahah Also, I need to improve on that hair. >.< I’ll still be cosing Iruka now-and-then, since he’s not too difficult a character to cosplay. Hahahaha Still on a lookout for a Kakashi to fulfil my KakaIru *ahem* fantasies *ahem*

I really should update this page more. hahaha

(Merry Christmas &) Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
(Yes, I know this is late, and yes, I know, this is from Christmas)

Photo credits: Mavis Teo @ FB

Was Iruka-sensei for Cosfest Christmas. Meant to have a Kakashi, but she fell sick. D: In the end, I… err… kinda hijacked a random Kakashi for a kabedon pic. hahahahah But I went because I had a Naruto. But in the end, we just ended up… not doing much XD (I’ll search for some of the photos I took and upload them later hahahaha) Also, I forgot my chest binder, hence the boobs OTL I want to re-cos Iruka. Still need to cut my wig shorter so It’ll stick up better. I had to buy an extension because the ponytail was too thin. Will do better next time hahhaahahaha

My 2015 New Year’s Resolution is to be nicer to people. So far… have not been too successful. I need to be less judgmental and bitchy. *koffs* Oh well. I should also try to save money this year. *looks at wallet* I made this decision yesterday, after spending $400+ on Naruto figurines. My wallet cries but my fangirl heart is rolling around happily like a horse rolls around on the grass. Hahaha I will have to eat grass for the rest of the month.

On-going Projects & Upcoming Events: 2015

Exciting times
* One Piece photoshoot – 10 January 2015
* 13 – 15 March – J Obsession @ Cathay (Naruto!Shikamaru)
* 20 – 21 June – Chara Fest Day 2 (OnePiece!Alabasta!Usopp)
* 11 – 12 July – Cosfest (KHR!Mukuro & Touken)
* 15 – 16 August – EOY (Haikyuu!Tanaka)
* 22 – 23 August – ICDS (Naruto!Iruka)
* ??? – Gamestart
* ??? – STGCC (One Piece!Zoro)
* October – Fantasy Quest (Ouran!Tamaki & Touken!Swordsmith)
* ??? – AFA (特殊!西瑞 & Bleach)
* ??? – One Piece Alabasta Photoshoot

Current Projects
* Katekyo Hitman Reborn – Chrome / Mukuro trident (Ver 2) 0%
* Naruto – Kankuro’s scrolls (Redo) 0%
* Naruto – Shikamaru’s wig (Redo) 0%
* One Piece – Albasta Usopp clothes 99%
* One Piece – Film Z Nami armour 0%
* 特殊传说 – 西瑞 wig 0%
* Binan High School Earth Defense Club Naruto Io 0%

Cosplans (hahahaha!)
* 特殊传说: 五色雞頭
* Naruto: Iruka
* Naruto: Shikamaru (J Obsession 2015, Saturday)
* Naruto: Temari
* Naruto: Rock Lee
* Naruto: The Last movie!Hinata
* Naruto: 5th Mizukage Terumī Mei
* One Piece: Zoro (genderbend)
* One Piece: Film Z – Nami
* One Piece: Smoker!Tashigi
* One Piece: Alabasta!Usopp
* One Piece: Suit!Buggy
* Katekyo Hitman Reborn: Xanxus
* Katekyo Hitman Reborn: Squallo
* Katekyo Hitman Reborn: Mukuro (Cosfest) / 10 year later
* Katekyo Hitman Reborn: Fran
* Katekyo Hitman Reborn: Primo’s gen!Sun guardian
* Bleach: Gin (genderbend)
* Bleach: Unohana Retsu
* Fairy Tail: Erza Scarlett
* Hoozuki no Reitetsu: Goldfish plant
* Nanatsu no Taizai: Diane
* Touken Ranbu: Swordsmith-kun XD
* Touken Ranbu: Mafia AU Heshikiri Hasebe
* Touken Ranbu: High School AU Otegine
* Ouran High School Host Club: Suo Tamaki
* Binan High School Earth Defense Club: Naruto Io
* Haiykuu: Tanaka Ryounosuke

List Updated: 29 Sep 2015

Of fangirling and good timing

So, I’m going to Japan next year in March in 83 days. Omg, I am so excited you have no idea how excited I am, like, if I was any more excited, the vibrations from my excitement would cause earthquakes here in Singapore. :DDDDD

Naruto Live Stage play!

So, yes… There will be a Naruto stage play. That news has been floating around the internets for a while… what’s making me totally go out of my fangirl mind is that it opens the week I am in Japan. OH MAI GAWD. I was screaming (internally, of course) when I saw when the opening dates were. Unfortunately, the tickets are going on a lottery basis OTL I’ve signed up for all the timings that I’m in Japan for. So here’s keeping my fingers crossed.

Nope, I’m decidedly not thinking about the Naruto exhibition that starts on April 25. Why did I move baaaack?! (TwTlll)

Anyways, so here’s hoping that I’d be able to get tickets to ONE show >.< Well, the results for the lottery will come out Jan 8, after which, they'll open the ticket sale to public. That way, I'd be able to plan my trip (which went from a one person trip to a 5 people trip as my colleagues bought tickets for the same period of time hahahaha It will be an otaku fest) And if I don't get the tickets this time round, they're bringing the show to Singapore, so I'll definitely watch it then XD

All about the checking

So… I don’t know why I didn’t see it when I was making them, but I totally screwed up the colours for the scrolls I made for Kankuro. The colours are meant to be red on the outside and green on the inside. For some reason, my brain thought it was green on the outside and red on the inside! OTL Does this mean I’m going to have to make them again? I wonder if I can just paste the new colours over the current one that I have. Or do I just say, “Fuck it.” and keep them as they are? Oh well, I’ll just try on one of them first.

Also, just realised that I should have bandaged my legs for Kankuro during AFA too. I suck. D: Will do better when I do a photoshoot for him. Ahahahhaah

Naruto Photoshoot Oct 2014

It was too early, and too bright, but I had no choice. It was FINALLY TIME! It was time for my second and BIGGEST photoshoot of my cosplay life (even though, it’s been only 10 months since I started cosplaying). And it was of a series that was really near and dear to my heart.

Naruto – Stupid loud ninjas for the win

Still can’t get over the fact that the series is over, which sadly also means that there won’t be that many cosplayers doing this series anymore 🙁 But hahah there will always be the crazy fans like me.

We started planning this ages ago, and would you believe it when I say that Naruto, you know, the main protagonist, was one of the last characters to have a cosplayer? hahahah I think most of my Naruto team were relatively new cosplayers and so we didn’t know that many people? Oh well.

I’m so pleased with my photos, mostly taken by Khairul of Shutter Fingers because I knew him before the photoshoot and was a bit more shameless in asking him for the photos that I wanted.

And I was so happy to find a Naruto willing to do my creepy Gaara x Naruto photos with XD We even got her cup noodles (which reminds me, did we pay back for it?) for… authenticity. hahahahaha *Totally did not care that we were wearing outfits from completely different arcs*

And am always so totally… grateful to the gods of cosplay for putting me in the right place at the right time for me to spot my forever Sand Sibling XD I was at the Singapore Toys, Games, & Comics Convention 2014 and was talking to someone when from the corner of my eye, I see… a TEMARI. Omg. It was destiny. I immediately went up to her, even though I’ve never spoken to her before, and was like:

P: *eyes sparkling* Hiiii! Can I take a photo with you? (Note: I was trying not to spazz to much)

*after taking photo*

P: I usually do Gaara (and I could tell Temari was happy to hear that), would you like to join a Naruto photoshoot in Oct? *HOPEFUL LOOK*

And that was the start of a beautiful sibling-ship XD

Looking at those photos, there is so much I need to improve on, especially my expressions XD I think I’m rather stiff in my photos… I should stop picking expressionless characters to cosplay.

I’ve only uploaded the photos that I’m in, to see the rest of the photos, please visit Shutter Fingers and give his album a LIKE 😉

All copyrights reserved. Please do not use these pictures without permission


If my favourite star did this, I’d have been freaking out

I like to watch happy videos, especially videos of big stars doing something nice for their fans. Regardless of whether they did it for the publicity or not, you cannot deny that such actions make many people happy.

I wonder if they understood the power they have? I’m sure that the ones who’ve been in the industry longer, or who are older, understand. But I wonder if the younger ones do? That they’re under the eye of so many people and that so many younger people look up to them. I think with popularity, comes the responsibility of acting… well… responsible. Sure, you can’t take responsibility for the actions of your fans and others, but I think you (as in a famous “you”) should have the awareness that what you do will affect many people…

Mike test… mike test… 1, 2, 3

Hello all, and welcome… no, come closer, I won’t bite… really. Do I look like I want to contact some sort of unknown disease?

Well, I guess, as the first “official” post of this blog, I really should be more serious about it. *pfft* Nope, not possible.

A perfect snapshot of what my life is like nowadays

Because of AFA in December, and the fact that I have cosplay plans this year, I’m going to become busy over the next few weekends. Making props for both my cosplays for AFA (Because taobao failed me for one. Aieeee) >.< Not to mention that I'm 11 days delayed for Nanowrimo this year. OTL AFA 2014 will mark my one year anniversary cosplaying, even though, strictly speaking, my one year anniversary was last weekend as AFA 2013 was in November last year. Hahahaha Eh... close enough. So, let's see who I've cosplayed for the past year: 1. Magi - Morgiana (AFA 2013, Cosfest 2014, J Ob 2014, FAM 2014, Anime Cosplay Meeting 2014) - My first EVER cosplay! :3 I picked her because I had just started reading Magi, and was pleasantly surprised by a likable girl character in a shonen manga. And she was relatively easy to do in terms of make up. 2. One Piece - Sanji!Nami - Punk Hazard Arc (AFA 2013) - I miss this one. Want to do Nami again! 3. Naruto - Gaara (BLush Con 2014, Comifest 2014, Cosfest 2014) - I made that damn gourd... and it shrinks at the end aaaah 4. Naruto - Hinata (EOY 2014, ICDS 2014) 5. Street Fighter 4 - Makoto (Gamestart 2014) 6. Shingeki no Kyojin - Hanji Zoe (J Ob 2014) - I forgot that I ever did her! muahahaha I gave up after once. We got the 3DM but in the end, it broke before I even used it once D: 7. Gintama - Elizabeth (STGCC 2014) - Because Sugita was there for the first day! I stayed all the way up till 10am the day of the event to finish the thing hahahahahaha

On-going Projects & Upcoming Events: 2014

Exciting times
* Katekyo Hitman Reborn photoshoot – 23 Nov 2014
* AFA SG 2014 – 5, 6, 7 Dec 2014
* Cosfest Christmas – 20, 21 Dec 2014

Current Projects
* Katekyo Hitman Reborn – Chrome / Mukuro trident (FINISHED)
* Katekyo Hitman Reborn – Chrome eyepatch (FINISHED)
* Katekyo Hitman Reborn – Hibari tonfa (FINISHED)
* Naruto – Kankuro’s scrolls (FINISHED) *so going to DIE*
* One Piece – Film Z Nami armour 0%

Cosplans (hahahaha!)
* Naruto: Iruka
* Naruto: Shikamaru
* Naruto: Temari
* Naruto: Rock Lee
* Naruto: The Last movie!Hinata
* Naruto: 5th Mizukage Terumī Mei
* One Piece: Zoro (genderbend)
* One Piece: Film Z – Nami
* Katekyo Hitman Reborn: Squallo
* Katekyo Hitman Reborn: Mukuro
* Katekyo Hitman Reborn: Fran
* Bleach: Gin (genderbend)
* Fairy Tail: Erza Scarlett

List Updated: 23 Dec 2014