Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Comic Fiesta 2014

Let me just warn you in advance that this is going to be a very lengthy post. :D

Now. Where to start?

I supposed I'll start with an awesome group photo from Day 1. And then move along chronologically.

My beautiful sisters teammates

I cosplayed as Dota 2's Death Prophet on Day 1. Much better this time, I must say. So glad the new body paint and lenses I got were awesome. If you're interested to know, the body paint I used is Snazaroo, and those lenses are white screen lenses.

I arrived around 11am+, and went to the ladies room to do some final touches to my makeup before moving to the convention area. A lady washing her hands saw me and jumped. Hahaha I must've looked really spooky being all green and white-eyed. XD But she later asked me for a selfie, said she wanted to scare her friends.

Walked towards the convention area and got stared at A LOT along the way cause well, I was green. Finally found Anti Mage after some calls.

My best friend cosplaying as Anti Mage

We then proceeded to meet up with Templar Assassin, before going on to meet up with Warlock and Bloodseeker. Got stopped so many times along the way that we didnt make much progress moving out of the area. 

Dota 2 Malaysia Facebook page posted a photo of us!

Moved around the rest of the day with Anti Mage, Warlock, Bloodseeker and the Shopkeeper (yes we have a shopkeeper cosplayer!). Felt really good when people passing by shouts 'Dota 2!'. Feels awesome that people recognize us!

We then spotted a really huge chested Templar Assassin (Deadly Nightshade set). We were all staring at her boobs until we found out that the cosplayer was actually a guy. But seriously, he's really good! He carries the character so well that many thought he was a girl.

Oppai <3

In the evening, we gathered at the fountain -pun intended- for our photoshoot session with FoxFoo Photography, and took Dota-styled selfies!

Imagine this happening in-game...

And then Krobelus, Magina and Rylai went for Starbucks...

We were still in our full costumes and told them that our names were Death Prophet, Anti Mage, and Crystal Maiden

On Day 2, I went to CF cosplaying as Maple Story's Flame Wizard, Oz.

Irena, Oz, Cygnus, Nineheart, Hawkeye

We had a short photoshoot session before heading off to raid the Maple Story booth! Kinda sad that they ran out of all the plushies, and there wasn't any left for us...

Our group

There was a girl cosplaying a normal Mapler (with Maple Bandana) and she has so many Maple Story plushies! She was so sweet and borrowed me a Cargo plushie to pose for some photos. <3


After lunch around 4pm, I changed into my Dota 2 Windranger cosplay. Got stopped so many times for photos before I manage to finally get to my destination for round 2 photoshoot with FoxFoo and my Dota 2 group.

I has Rainmaker~ owo

I can't believe that of all things, I forgot to take selfies on Day 2. I had zero selfies as Oz/Lyralei during CF. No Dota 2 group photos yet for day 2. Will make another post filled with our group photos when they're up. Hehe.

Overall, both days of my CF this year was spent with my group mates, and I must say I feel super blessed to be part of these 2 amazing groups - Dota 2 and Maple Story. Thank you guys, for making my CF awesome as hell, and I love each and everyone of you! Can't wait to do more shoots together next year! <3

Also, I got a friendsign from Yugana senpai, in her Mad Moxxi cosplay!!

Thank you Yugana senpai, I will treasure this forever. <3

I'm so super duper happy I'm still squealing with joy inside right now. This is ultimately one of the best 'senpai noticed me' moments ever. <3 I'm feeling encouraged and this makes me wanna keep on improving myself and become better and better at cosplay. Thank you!

I would also like to thank my mom and my brother for going to CF with me and putting up with the crazy schedule of staying there for almost the entire day for the entire weekend. Big thank you to my mom for making my costumes, and Hui Min senpai for making those awesome Windranger pauldrons!

All in all, thank you everyone, for making my CF this year an awesome and memorable one!

Costumes made by: My mom
Accessories, weapons, armor (except WR pauldrons) made by: Me
Disclaimer: Photos all belong to their respective owners.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Today is not Thursday

But I'm gonna do a little cosplay #throwback anyway. And some love dedication to

Flame Wizard, Oz from the popular MMORPG Maple Story.

Some backstory to this cosplay...
Essentially, Oz is the 3rd character I cosplayed since I started, but the first that I truly consider and willing to admit is cosplay.

The wig I use for Oz cosplay, is also the first ever wig I bought from taobao. Which funnily, was actually meant for Dota 2 Windranger but the colour turned out to be redder than I expected, which then led me to chuck it aside and bought a different wig for Windranger.

Then came this Maple Story online cosplay photo contest on Facebook.

My favourite KoC is Irena, actually. Before anything, my choice of character from Maple Story would have definitely been Irena, (and when the Resistance was released, my fav was Wild Hunter. Well, Belle the WH job instructor, to be precise.).

Anyway, between the time I recieved this red wig and the time I came across the cosplay photo contest, I have been desperately finding a character that will allow me to utilize this wig, because it was the first wig I bought so it felt totally sinful to leave it aside, unused.

There are tons of red headed characters out there. However, I have this principle since the very first time I 'cosplayed', that I will never cosplay a character I don't know well enough. If I didn't watch the anime/read the manga, I will never cosplay a character from that series. If I didn't play a game, I would never cosplay a character from the game. For me, cosplay is a personal expression for series/games I love.

Anyway, so there was this photo contest. The first option that popped into my mind was Irena, which led me to think 'damn, I don't have a green wig.', which then led to 'hold on, I have a red wavy wig!', which essentially led me to think 'OMG I could be Oz!'

Which then led to a discussion with my mom about this project, and led to the creation of the first full, homemade costume by my mom. With that, it was also the first time I made any props at all - staff and brooch. Also the first time I modified a pair of boots for cosplay.

The first ever non-event/convention (somewhat-)'photoshoot' was done outside my house, for this contest.

One of the photos from the 'photoshoot'

The following year (actually just a few months after this contest), in Jan 2014, I cosplayed Oz for a VBG event in One City Mall. That, was the first time I cosplayed at a convention/event with a wig.

One of the photos taken during the VBG event in One City

It was also the first time I was invited to a group (Thanks Kelvin! XD) Anyway, everyone, come find our MS cosplay group on Day 2 of CF 2014!

On the way home after that event, was the first time I felt satisfied and happy with my cosplay for the day.

And post-event, this was also the first time where I actually find photos of me taken by others on Facebook. Hence, the first time having my photo taken by professional photographers.

With all these, Oz was the first character where I learned many cosplay-related skills from.

Later on in August 2014, I went for my very first outdoor photoshoot, as Oz. By then, I have fixed and improved on numerous things on my costume, restyled my wig, changed my style of makeup for this character and bought a pair of green lenses specially for this cosplay.


Photoshoot in Lake Gardens.

Oz holds many of my firsts in cosplay. And I must say, After cosplaying her, I have grown to love her more than Irena and Belle. XD

Oz has a special place in my heart. <3

I guess its only right to start the year and end the year with this cosplay, because Oz means so much to me.

See you at CF 2014!