Just wanted to show you guys what my mission has basically been for the past year or so. The first time I made Black Rose, I was in way over my head, and since then I’ve been trying my hardest to remake her piece by piece until I’m happy with her.
The picture on the left is how my cosplay looked when it was first completed at Youmacon 2011, and the picture on the right is from Youmacon 2012.
As you can probably see, all of my armor was pretty sloppy, my wig was far from accurate, etc. Since then I’ve remade my bra and skirt entirely and styled a thicker, more accurately colored wig. However, I’m still wearing my old gauntlets and shoes, and I no longer have a sword. (This is mostly due to me being held up by other projects, etc)
For 2013 my goal is to create an entirely new sword, set of gauntlets and shoes and also fix the symmetry issues on my chest armor. I have a good feeling everyone will be pretty sick of seeing this cosplay by the time I’m finally happy with it, but I doubt that I’ll ever personally get tired of wearing Black Rose :) And I would be lying if I said that I’m not proud of my progress over the year!
Originally I wasn’t going to get Yukina done for Ohayocon, but MalindaChan let me borrow her yukata/obi and I managed to finish my wig in time to go with it! Wearing Yukina was so much fun and I can’t wait to wear her again once I make my own yukata for her :)
Went to Animarathon this past weekend as TitanPJs!Christa. I definitely have plans to a more legit cosplay of her in the future but I thought this would be a fun casual thing. And who can resist buying those things really Photos by Potatokraken and Cerulean Photography
2012 Cosplay This has been an awkward, but very valuable year for me. I learned a lot of lessons, but didn’t really produce anything that I’m actually happy with at all, mostly because I gave myself horrible deadlines and stressed myself out too much. I really tried to push the bar on my craftsmanship, but no matter how hard I tried I could never even come close to these new expectations. Here’s hoping that in 2013 I will get a little bit closer with all of the lessons I’ve learned in 2012.
And maybe, just maybe, I’ll finally finish Black Rose
2012 cosplays Fluttershy- MLP FIM Link- Skyward Sword BlackRose- .Hack (work in progress :< ) Toph Beifong - ATLA Fem!Watson - BBC Sherlock