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.
Otoyomegatari yumikoyuki as Pariya Togonosh me as Amir Halgal
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.
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.
i kinda felt melancholic about cosplaying flemeth back in the days, so i dug up some parts of my costume and added flemeth to the makeup test set. i really should practice more with aging makeup, but eh, at least i think it’s better than it used to be.
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!
oh maker, krem was definitely the hardest one to do so far. it is so different to contour and change my features when i can’t use eye makeup and i have to try making myself appear more masculine and to look like someone at the same time.
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!