suikoden-day

Happy Suikoden Day! Unfortunately I did not make a new Suikoden costume this year – I spent my time on other priorities instead. I still plan to cosplay from every main series game eventually!

Odessa Silverberg (left) was one of my first cosplays ever in the fall of 2012. I only really sewed the cape, but putting it all together taught me a lot about crafting garments. Compare that to Lilly Pendragon (middle) which I made about six months later and entirely patterned and constructed myself. I didn’t make Elza (right) until more than a year later in 2014, but her accessories were my introduction to leatherwork. The Suikoden series is close to my heart, so it’s cool to see how each of these costumes has been a landmark in my growth as a seamstress. Someday I’ll have at least two more costumes to add to this list!

Photos by Curios Photography​, Lauren Moore, and Tham​.

“What struck true fear in the hearts of the noble Harmonians were not merely the Grasslander barbarians’ warrior spirit, but the aid of three holy artifacts that were etched in the constitution of our Holy Empire.” – an excerpt from a Council-approved record, housed in the great library of Crystal Valley.

My entry for Suikoden Day 2015! Looking fun and I’m so glad to be seeing so much fan content!

I’m a little self-conscious to post this, as it’s incredibly rushed - but I heard it was Suikoden Day today, and wanted to do a little something to celebrate my favorite game series! I have a lot of fond memories from Suikoden I, and Gremio is my favorite character from the series. Maybe one day I will do a decent painting of him, as I seem cursed to be unable to paint him properly.

My friend Landylachs has told me today is Suikoden Day.

I only managed to play Suikoden I in the past… and for some reason, Lorelei was my favorite character. Though I don’t remember her doing a whole lot in the plot. Or if she was even all that strong. I just remember repeatedly going to the tavern/inn she was located in and trying to recruit her, not knowing the secret was that I had to reach a certain level in order to get her to join….

In general, I like badass chics. :)

This is my submission to Suikoden Day’s fanart contest. It’s Freyjadour from Suikoden 5. He’s made up entirely of different pieces of construction paper I cut out and glued together, except for a few places where I drew in the details with a sharpie. Matted, he stands at 20 inches by 16 inches. I doubt I’ll win because everyone else has some AMAZING stuff in the contest, but I figured I’d share anyway. :)

Happy Suikoden Day!

Or belated Suikoden Day depending on where you live~ Not only are the Suikoden games amazing~ then fanbase is equally so. I’m so proud to be part of such a great fandom.

Here’s an old cosplay picture I posted on facebook, but I wanted to place it here too. May you have better luck with Chinchirorin than Tai Ho did XD (we didn’t have a chipped bowl and our other dice rolled away :c ).

My highlights of Suikoden Day Streaming

Thanks to Elisa and Kris and some other friends who recognized me yesterday in the chat of the Suikoden streaming, for being my support after I had a moment of HOW YOU ENGLISH because of going through a Pilika-like Heroic BSOD after Ted and Black both died and Futch got exiled from his home in the spam of like 10 fucking minutes.

#TEIEN You are real friends. 

(Yuichi actually read some of my comments out loud and the motherfucker was laughing so hard at my “I FORGOT HOW TO ENGLISH BECAUSE SADS” moment. YUICHI YOU MONSTER XD)