yumikoyuki cosplay


I am feeling sappy about my old costumes, and how I somehow manage to like (some) of them even today, after making the costumes years ago. Sure, I would make some things differently now, but I’m still pretty ok about how my Flemeth (Dragon Age II) turned out. Hope to get to wear it sometime again.

Photos by @jesmoth
Edit by yours truly

Costume made and worn by yours truly

More of my cosplay stuff on my FB page, YumiKoyuki Cosplay.


Long time no update! I think I can finally declare my ‘forced’ Tumblr-break to be somewhat over. I managed to finish a bunch of stuff that was supposed to be done like, last year or so and finally feel a breath of freedom to enjoy my hobbies again. 

All though one of the big projects on the side was me and yumikoyuki working on our WCS preliminaries costumes and skit and somehow we managed! I’ve never done anything this labor intensive before honestly. I also can’t believe we won, because the contest was so tight this year. The portfolio application made sure everyone brought their A game to the stage~ And can I just say the pair that placed second, whoa! Loved their skit!

Amir has been my dream cosplay ever since the manga started and I’m so happy I finally got to make it :) I was so thrilled when Yumi suggested the costumes for the contest. (Let’s not talk about how excited I was/am about her making Pariya. Because Pariya <3) We have a little photoshoot planned for the costumes once we both get over this little flu x3 Two months of stressing 24/7 and I was sure before hand I’d be sick after the con.

Photos by Mikael Peltomaa and Matias Tukiainen 
In the last photo you can see the pairs representing Finland from the few previous years.

yumikoyuki as Pariya Togonosh
me as Amir Halgal

Went on my way to play around with my face and hair today. (Haha my hair is actually long enough to almost touch my shoulder blades, and for this I had to tie it on the other side of my head and toss the tips on the other side. Sadly the color isn’t right, and I couldn’t bother to photoshop it.) As much as I love Shiro, it pains me I just don’t have what it takes to pull him off well enough. But at least it is fun to do this kind of stuff at home.


As I like all things makeup, and as apparently you like seeing them, here’s a collab of things I have done in the past. Some oldies and some very recent. I added both cosplay tests and “beauty” makeup, and I just love how different one person can look depending on how makeup is applied. Older and younger, masculine, feminine, etc., and how the structure and features of your face can be “changed”. These are really not too much out there or diverse, but I just love testing things with my face. Still loads to learn!


I am so happy that we can finally share this!

In the summer 2016, we filmed a little Life Is Strange cosplay music video! It was debuted in Popcult Helsinki 2017, and now it is out in the world to be shared with everyone else too. This was such a pleasant project, and I hope you will like it as well!

All We Need - Life Is Strange CMV
Script, directing, camera and edit by @jesmoth
@chamira-a as Chloe Price
@yumikoyuki as Max Caulfield


well, the day is finally here when my jim hawkins is ready to be worn. i seldom have the time or brain to try everything on before the actual con morning, but now i did so, though i left the tail from the neck and the earring off for now. ready for tomorrow~

So this is a quick update. The ~very secret~ costumes of ours for the WCS preliminaries were Amir (jesmo) and Pariya (yours truly) from Otoyomegatari and we managed to get our costumesready just in time. The hard work is over and we would have been happy for just taking part in the competition today, having experienced something. Only that wE ACTUALLY WON THE THING. WHAT. WE ARE GOING TO THE FINALS OF WCS 2016 IN JAPAN NEXT YEAR. WHAT. WHAT.

Yeah, I am really overwhelmed, but mostly I’m in this weird state of confusion of not being able to take it in just yet. According to the winners of previous years, it might take weeks to months to understand it fully. Now I’m just like. Ok. Wow. So. That happened. Sure.

But oh dear, so many amazing comments have been said to us afterwards. I am so humbled I just can’t. Just know you are awesome, ok? Ok.

Photo by Kizzy


So hey, I cosplayed as Taina from sorasusi’s comic at Närcon Summer (2015, Sweden) last weekend! It was quite interesting to cosplay some other person’s character and think about the possible props I could use for photos. I just hope I did her and sorasusi justice asdfgh. (Also I thought if I should edit the Närcon wristband away but decided to leave it here. I figured that maybe Taina visited some concert or something?)

Photos by Biitti
Editing by YumiKoyuki


Dragon Age: Inquisition

| Leliana | Cullen | Cole | Photographer

Desucon Frostbite 2015, Finland

Oh yeah, these butts made me so happy with their DA:I cosplays a week ago. I had heard from Lapirin a day before seeing these that they’d have a group on the next day, and I hear my face was priceless. And when I actually saw them later I was so happy I fell to the floor. And I had to snap a picture or two.


A musical instrument was kidnapped, a badass babe was chased across the stage, and one Spanish charmer was very, very confused, while the other was mad as hell.

Aka. you’d have to tie us down to keep us from making even the briefest stage appearance (because all cosplayers are attention whores etc. etc.).

yumikoyuki as Chel
hypnolepsia as Tulio
elsmaster as Miguel

Photos by yacinii