Sunday, 29 March 2015

Animax Carnival 2015

So, Animax Carnival 2015...

Day 1

Went as Krobelus the Death Prophet from Dota 2. Literally finished rushing my Fluttering Mortis just the night before the event.

Really happy that people actually know where I'm from! I still get this little thrill inside when people ask 'you're Death Prophet from Dota 2 right?' I feel like, 'yesss a fellow Dota 2 playerrrr <3'

Sadly, I didn't meet everyone I wanted to meet.. couldn't look out for people cause I was half blind the whole day. My lenses were not only 0 degrees (I need 400 :P), it was white screened too. So on top of not having the power I needed, there was an extra layer blocking my view. I'm not sure if I have ignored people who smiled/waved at me. If I did, please know that I'm not ignoring you on purpose!

Sexy Juggernaut

Really happy to see my fellow dota 2 cosplayers. Sorry though, I don't have any really nice pics of all of us.. T-T

Day 2

Went as Konata Izumi from Lucky Star.

After cosplaying Dota 2 characters so much recently, I must say that I felt a bit bare being in a simple school uniform. *I need armor for protection*

Still, a BIG THANK YOU to my Hiiragi sisters for being with me <3.

My derpiness is high in this one...

Honestly though, I'm not entirely satisfied with my Konata cosplay. Felt like I'm a little too old for such a cute character. Plus, my costume and wig wasn't as perfect as I wanted them to be. The wig is a shade too light, my uniform is a shade too light, and the ribbon that came with the uniform was wrong so I had to make one at the very last minute which was quite horribly done.

My sincerest apologies for letting this happen. *cries in a corner*

Plus, I honestly felt really awkward having to be 'cute' as Konata. I felt like I was out of place, awkward, and just a little lost. Took me a long time to gather what little cuteness I have in me now that I'm so old. Well I guess that's what you get for cosplaying a character 8 years younger than you.

...and then I managed to be young for a short while.
How old do I look in this picture?

Ooh, and there's Oo-kun too! The blue cat, it's so cute. At first I couldn't comprehend why everyone was so crazy over it. But after taking the Oo-kun balloon, I think I get it now. Plus, I must admit, that balloon did, somewhat helped me get into character. :P

Monday, 23 March 2015

Major All Stars!!!

Major All Stars, the biggest Dota 2 tournament in SEA with a starting prize pool of $100,000 organized by Fallout Gaming, happened on the 20th-22nd March 2015.

And I am proud to say that I was lucky and blessed enough to be a part of this historical and amazing event.

My team, D2MC was invited to cosplay for the tournament.

The event lasted for 3 days. There were hiccups on the first day as they had problems with burnt cable and the matches had to be cancelled for the day. It was pretty messed up but by day 2, everything was back, matches were being played smoothly, we had a clear schedule for our appearances, etc. It was near perfection.

I'm gonna let the pictures do most of the story-telling.

My D2MC family <3...

We do crazy stuff like ballet dancing.

Play 1v1 in costume :3

I find this picture pretty epic...

inb4 I'm playing with myself... *huehue*

Our job includes taking pictures with event goers

And fighting Roshan (Riki took the aegis)

And we got the chance to take selfies with Dota 2 legends <3

Dendi <3

I still can't get over how cute Era is.

D2MC at the after party

We had so much fun bring a part of this huge event. This is truly a big step for e-sports in SEA, especially Malaysia! Props to every party involved - organizers, sponsors, players, etc. who made Major All Stars happen. You guys rock!

Once again, I love my team. I love D2MC. I just wanna say this over and over again because, dayum, you guys are awesome! 

Friday, 13 March 2015

How to: Bloodstone

Sorry for the long hiatus, been busy juggling so many things that I'm trying to handle all at once. Nonetheless, here's a quick, simple tutorial to make up for it. Been meaning to post this for awhile now but haven't found the time to until now.

So, Dota 2 Bloodstone. Made this to carry around when I cosplay Death Prophet. Unfortunately, so far, I forgot to bring this the both times I cosplayed Krobelus.

+500 HP
+400 Mana
+9 HP Regeneration
+200% Mana Regeneration
...and pocket suicide

To make one for yourself, here's what you'll need:
  • Foam sheets
  • Glue, Scissors
  • Acrylic paint, Clear lacquer
Cut this shape out of your foam sheets. You'll need 6.

Align 2 pieces back to back and glue them together.

 (A) Cut a triangle to cover the top and bottom. You will need a total of 6 pieces for the whole Bloodstone. 

(B) Cut a rectangle to cover the curve in the middle. You will need a total of 3 pieces. 

(C) Cut 2 small rectangles to cover the remaining space/opening. You will need a total of 6 pieces.

Glue all of them down into position, as shown in the picture. Trim the excess on (B).
*My apologies for not having a clearer picture. If you have any questions, feel free to ask and I'll try to answer/explain more clearly.

As usual, lightly burn the sides, push the ends in and gently press with you fingers to give the edges a smoother finish.

Paint it red with acrylic paint. Or you could also spray paint it, if you wish.

Cover with a coat of clear lacquer.

And now you have extra 500 hp, 400 mana, added 9 hp and 200% mana regen!
Have fun~