Hello everyone!! A belated Happy New Year to you all! I'm not too late writing this for CNY though hurr~
*waves to new watchers* Where are you all coming from, seriously?? I am constantly amazed by how many lovely people take are taking an interest in my photos *u* Much love to you all, and I hope to share a fabulous 2012 with you!
I had a comment recently which surprised me - someone expressed their own surprise that I would bother answering comments. Of course I answer comments! D8 I love to receive everyone's lovely comments and questions, and I always take the time to answer them if I can~ it may take me a while to get to them, but I definitely read them all and respond to as many as I can ^o^
Soooo anyway, earlier this week I returned from 3 weeks holiday in Japan!! The trip didn't start all that well though unfortunately...I was originally supposed to travel with my family until just after christmas, and then meet up with ~kaguyaxhime and stay with her for the next two weeks...except the day before we were supposed to fly, my mother had to be rushed to hospital, and had to undergo surgery... So she was unable to fly, and my father stayed with her here in Brisbane - so it was just my sister and I flying out to Tokyo! Luckily my mother is recovering well It was kind of a different start to a holiday though 8'D
So I spent the first week wandering around Tokyo with my sister, revisiting favourite spots, and meeting up with ~kaguyaxhime when she was free~
We had a lot of fun going around viewing the Christmas lights displays in various parts of the city~
Omotesando Hills crystal christmas tree
Lights under Tokyo tower in Roppongi
Displays around the central Tokyo station area
(it was very cold that night...the lights are reflecting off the ice in the water here!)
And doing nerdy things like visiting the Gundam cafe (which for some reason I had never been to...I don't know why lol...) The bathrooms are especially fun LMAO
Sister and I spent a day at the Studio Ghibli museum~~ AAAHHH SP GORGEOUS OMG I really want to live there ;A; Weren't allowed to take photos inside though ><
I absolutely fell in love with the short film we saw in the museum cinema~ I wish it could have a theatrical release!!
We also made a day trip to Nikkō~ SO COLD OMG there was ice/snow everywhere and it wasn't melting at all D8 I have circulation issues lolllll...my hands absolutely die in the cold ><;;
It was all very pretty though!
We also went to Disney Sea resort!! SO MUCH FUN AAAHHH the rides were awesome
I had so much love for the Agrabah section~~ the sets were so gorgeous!!
And I also loved Ariel's underwater playground area *A*
After I met up with ~kaguyaxhime properly, we concentrated on otaku/cos things LOLOL >D
Madoka Magica cafe!! I loved it here soooo much...the displays were gorgeous, and it was fabulous to get food while listening to Madoka soundtrack on repeat aaaahhhh
We got the drinks sets of our fav characters - Kyouko and Sayaka *u*
I got the Kyouko sweets set as my lunch (Y)
SO CUTE~ I WANTS IN MY ROOM~
Then on Dec 30th we attended the Tonacos cosplay event at TFT in Odaiba~ It was so much fun!! I had a really lovely time meeting cosplayers from Japan and taking photos and swapping cos cards - everyone was so lovely and the atmosphere was really nice!! I would love to go back again *A*
We cosplayed Shin and the Heroine from otomate's new game 'AMNESIA'
And have some crack photos~~ XD
Photos with some of the other cosers we met and talked to!
EVERYONE WAS LOVELY AND HAWT. 8D
After the event we decided to trek across to Ikebukuro to do cospuri of our outfits!
ALL OF THE HEART STAMPS, ALL OF THEM
On the 31st we headed back out to Odaiba to go to Comiket!! That was the day that amazing cosplayers were releasing their photobooks + ROMs which we had preordered Comiket was...an experience?? 8'D Kinda gross LOL with all the sweaty otaku fighting over their lolicon pr0n man...yeah...but hey, the aisle with all the hawt cosplay stuff was what I was there for so meh XD;; And getting to see some of my cospay idols in real life was completely amazing *____* (even if I was too scared to say anything LMAOOOO I must have just looked like this total creeper gaijin hurrrrr 8'D)
My loot!! BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE AHHHH
That night for New Year's Eve we went to Senso-Ji temple first~
And then to Zozo-ji temple near Tokyo tower for the countdown!
Kind of very nearly got crushed to death by people surging into the temple grounds just before midnight...no really, it was really painful and I was covered in bruises afterwards 8'D Kinda scary at times...but fun overall I guess? XD;;
Then after that we went to karaoke until well into the morning 8D 8D 8D
A couple of days later we were back at the cospuri place in Ikebukuro again! They had an UtaPri promotional event there...with lifesize cutouts of the guys...lolllllll....
>D >D >D
~kaguyaxhime and I took some more NatsukixShou pics!
And then we met up with ~char-min and changed into Starish versions to take pics with her Ittoki-kun! (kinda random selection of the charas but hey who really cares lol)
Then later that day ~kaguyaxhime and I headed to Kyoto! We got snow there 8D I love temple-hopping in Kyoto~~~ so pretttyyyyy~~
We had one night and day in Osaka after that, and then flew home!
Since I got back I've just been rolling around trying to work out where to put all the stuff I bought LOLLL and scheduling cosplay stuff around work~ and doing important things like seeing the Sherlock Holmes and Tintin movies *A*
Went out and bought fabrics for: Barnaby (Tiger & Bunny), Takasugi (Gintama), multiple UtaPri versions, a Kaito version, and a few other things~~ and currently sewing my Grell costume
BRISBANE COSPLAY EVENT AT GALLERY OF MODERN ART
While I was in Japan I heard briefly of this event, and thought it looked like an awesome opportunity - qag.qld.gov.au/cinematheque/cu…
As part of a pop culture exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, there is going to be a cosplay event! This is really amazing in my opinion - GoMA is a world-renowned and highly respected gallery, and to have the opportunity to showcase cosplay within that space is just fantastic!!
The event is on January 26 - if you want to enter the cosplay competition, you need to register by Jan 20th - here's the link again! qag.qld.gov.au/cinematheque/cu…
And.........I am judging the cosplay comp! 8D 8D 8D
If you don't want to enter the competition you can just attend as a regular cosplayer *u* I hope to see lots of Brisbane cosplayers there!!!!!!!