Donnerstag, 30. April 2015

My first follow me around: Hanami in Hannover April 2015

Hello my dearest readers,

sorry for my absence here. I had some stressful days and I often forget to blog here. >_<
But I have new Lolita stuff to show you: at the beginning of the month I bought a new Lolita skirt. It's "Melty Mermaid" by Alice and the Pirates and I'm so happy that I got it, because it was a dream item. <3

On the 19th april was a cherry blossom festival (short: Hanami) in Hannover (Germany) and I decided to wear that skirt. I also made a fitting headbow that day before.

 Headbow: self made
Blouse: Innocent World
Cardigan: Promod
Skirt: Alice and the Pirates
Socks: Offbrand
Shoes: Secret Shop

The festival itself was nice and sunny. Although all the japanese food was sold out too fast... which made me sad, because I wanted to try some of the food. T_T Anyway, we looked at the booth, but I didn't buy anything and we met some friends, I had a small photo shooting and in the end we took part in a picnic. <3
I took no pictures of the Hanami itself, but I made a short video, I'll link it at the end of this post. :) 
Here are two pictures made by RAWR-Shootings, he has such a talent with capturing pretty light:
- Pictures by RAWR-Shootings -

 And here is my video, it was my first "Follow me around", so it isn't perfect and I'm also talking in german again:


Enough for today. At the moment I'm waiting for warmer days to start the "Lolita picnic season", at least I hope I'll be able to take part in a picnic meet up. ;)

Have a nice evening and weekend!
yours Zhenya

Mittwoch, 1. April 2015

Cosplay & Convention: LBM/MCC 2015

Hello my dearest readers,

a few posts before I ask, if you still like reading about my life as a cosplayer and about visiting conventions. And some of you still like this content, so here comes another cosplay and convention post. :)

Last month - 13.03.-15.03. - I visited the bookfair in Leipzig (aka Manga Comic Convention) again. It's still one of my favorite conventions. Making my cosplays was hard this years, because I had a lot to do for university and not much time as I wanted for my cosplays. So I was only able to make two new costumes for me and one for my boyfriend, also I had to rush a few things and they didn't turn out as perfect as I wanted. It was so stressful: nights with less sleep, less social contact... and cosworking they whole day. But in the end it was worth it! 
We had a lot of fun in our costumes and I'm happy my boyfriend really likes how his new costume turned out. I also fulfilled myself a small dream and made a remake of Alice Liddell's classic dress from my favorite game "Alice: Madness returns". My cosplays for the LBM/MCC were on friday Alice in her classic dress and on saturday and sunday I was Ryuko Matoi from the anime Kill la Kill together with my boyfriend as Uzu Sanageyama (also Kill la Kill).

So, we arrived on thursday and went to the convention on friday. Friday is always a relaxing day, because there aren't lots of people, you can easily walk around and take a lot at all the booths and things, you can buy. Also there is enough space for taking pictures. I felt great as Alice, even though carrying my Hobby Horse the whole day is hard. :')
Saturday and sunday were more crowded, especially saturday... it was hard to walk around, searching for others and more... so many people! x_X
Sunday was more relaxed again, we also had time for a small shopping tour that day. 
All in all the convention was awesome! I had so much time with friends and I also met new people, I had fun in my costumes and we also took some pretty nice photos. <3

 - My Alice cosplay / Pictures by Nate_River and Romy -
 - My Ryuko Matoi cosplay / Pictures by Marco Russo -

- The boyfriend in his cosplay -

- Cosplay selfie! :D -
I was sad when the convention was over, but I'm already looking foward to upcoming conventions and I'm also excited to start with new cosplay projects. I also decided to make a change in my way of cosworking: these stressful days before the conventions aren't good in any way! They pull me down and sometimes I don't have fun in cosworking any more...

So, I decided to start earlier with my costumes, to reduce stress and keep the fun up. I hope it'll work and since next conventions are coming in May I'm going to start with upcoming cosplays this month. :)

I hope you liked reading a bit about my cosplay life. If you are interested in seeing more pictures of my cosplays you can visit my page of my Animexx-Account.

Have a nice day!
~Zhenya