jaegerwaifu said: fingerhut. ‘nuff said
JA ICH WEIß, PSCHT
it’s midnight and I’m hand sewing fabric stripes on styrofoam balls
what are you guys doing with your day
Here are some photos of sniisel and me! ♥
Those were the outfits for day 1 Connichi 2014 :D Our host Nora took these photos of us, they turned out to be pretty awesome, I like them a lot :3
This was also the first time I tried gothic lolita! xD This is a pretty low-budget coord! Most of the stuff is from H&M, Claire’s or offbrand in general. The skirt is from Bodyline!
I get messages on a regular basis from people who are scared of cosplaying, and it makes me so sad that there are people out there who really want to try cosplaying but are too afraid of getting internet hate to participate. That just ain’t cool.
Bullying is never okay, but unfortunately it’s a pretty frequent occurrence in the online world of fandom. And realistically, the bullies probably aren’t going anywhere. The internet makes it really easy for people to spread hate, and I don’t think there will ever be a day when it isn’t an issue in the cosplay community. (Depressing, I know, especially considering we’re all a bunch of weirdos pretending to be magical girls/ninjas/dudes with giant swords/elves/etc. In an ideal world, we’d all stick together, but unfortunately, it’s not an ideal world.)
When you see someone else being bullied, it can be easy to stand up for them - but when you’re the one receiving hate messages on Tumblr or someone is leaving cruel comments on your photos, it can be a lot harder. I’ve found that when it comes to dealing with hate you may get for your costumes, the best thing to do is let it go.
Don’t acknowledge it, don’t give it a second of your time, because it seriously does not matter. Seriously. Doesn’t matter. No, really, it doesn’t. Step back and look at the big picture. Does a message from some jerk on the internet who hates your nose or your weight or your fabric choice really affect your life? No. It doesn’t. There are so many awesome things to enjoy in life, ain’t nobody got time to waste on jerks like that.
Just don’t care what other people think. Someone thinks you make an ugly Sailor Moon? Who cares! You had a great time cosplaying her and you got to spend the whole day with your Sailor Scout group, and you’re really proud of the pictures you guys took together - so share those memories, post them all over your Tumblr and your Facebook, spam them everywhere! If that person doesn’t like your costume, that’s their problem. You keep on doin’ you.
It’s easier said than done; having self-confidence takes practice, but once you get there, it’s an insanely good feeling to know that their words can’t hurt you. Focus on having fun with your hobby, spending time running around as ninjas with your friends, and crying over your sewing machine the night before a con because your SnK jacket isn’t done and you still haven’t started on the straps and oh god how does 3DMG even work.
This got a lot longer than I intended, but tl;dr: Don’t let the haters stop you from sharing your artwork with other cosplayers and bonding with each other over this silly, ridiculous hobby of ours.
As always, Mango Siren nailed this one on the head :) A must watch for anyone thinking about starting cosplay, or even ENDING cosplay due to stupid harassment.
To add to this: Also never feel bad for blocking someone from your page for being an asshole, or turning off your anon messages, or messages entirely. You don’t even have to give them a reason why, it is your page, your house, your rules :)
"I’m incredibly tired from this convention and need a break" I say as I start working on a new cosplay immediately
got myself a Haruhi ♥
after all these years, Haruhi is still my favorite Character of all time and not the bunny girl, but her ‘extravaganza’ band version is still my biggest dream cosplay. Why didn’t I do it yet? Because if I do, I want it to be 100% perfect. hell yeah
guess who’s back, back again
oh well I’M back from connichi and very very sad that it’s over tbh… like every year. Connichi is the last cool convention every year, and my favorite, even tho the weather wasn’t nice this year it was still great.
but hey at least I don’t have to go back to school this year ahahah
as stressful as the weekend was, I’m actually motivated to start my next cosplay sometime soon and bought the fabrics for it today. No convention doesn’t mean no cosplay after all :’D
heh. I dyed my hair pink and violet :D
feels good to have something colorful on again~