And oooh, why are my updates always a week late? ..Or more?
Let's start with [Animecon IX] that took this time place in Kuopio, 14.-15.7.2012.
First of all, I must say, Kuopio is a beautiful small city and I'd love to hang out there someday again, but to go all the way there from here.. the total of this trip cost me almost as much as my trip to Edinburgh this spring! That's ridiculous!
Me and my con-team consisted of J-pon, [giko] and [Lon-chan], and we all made our cosplay debut as a team. I always thought that one day in the faraway future I might try and cosplay some cool male character from some video game, and how did I end up like? I was talked into being a magic girl whose outfit has nothing black in it. In fact, if it had been Finland's Independence Day they might have hoisted me up the flag pole. Ooooh yeah. As you may picture, I was most handsome, ahhahha. But it was fun, I can't deny.
Since I appointed myself in charge of the costumes of myself, Giko and J, I was quite occupied by the sewing work for last two (?) months. They both came over to work with me and together we made it in time -barely, but still!
We are going to have [Lumilija's] Miss K to take the official pictures for us. And I'll save you from my random shots from the Animecon with this excuse.
As for Animecon itself, well, first day we were quite lost since the program notebooks ran out before we got any. Especially sad is that I had no idea the city orchestra was playing anime songs in the great hall. How amazing is that? Oh, I wish I had been there... Our costumes almost survived, biggest problem were my socks that kept rolling off, haha.
On second day the early mornings' working shifts and the late night sewing got the better of me so I was sleepwalking through the day. Twice I passed familiar faces that greeted me, without me registering it but a bit too late. Sorry, I didn't mean to! Our team also decided not to wear the costumes on the second day, and since that wasn't the original plan, I had nothing to wear but the skirt I came with and the shirt that I slept in. *cough* Made me feel even better.
The program had only few interesting things for me, but it was a nice trip. Thanks to all who were there!
This from an excellent Chinese restaurant we ate at, CHIFoo. If you ever find yourself hungry in Kuopio, go visit them!
Since I got myself on writing, let's also have a spammage of things that I have carried home as for late!
New cute buttons and some sewing needless. Mmm, buttons~
Pretty secondhand shoes. Oh my.
An old frame stared at me at fleamarket. How could I have been as heartless as to leave it behind? Well, obviously, I couldn't.
The huge, red ribbon belt is from a fleamarket.
Spoon necklace was a gift from J-pon.
Gloom the Card Game from Fantasiapelit (so pretty cards! I could play it just for them!)
Rose hair clips from H&M.
My sis brought me this Mucha cookie jar from a cruise. She knows me well: I love Mucha, I do love cookies as well.
This pair of Westwood x melissa shoes rolled over last week. From eBay. Things to love eBay for.
New, weird stockings (Sukkamyymälä), for stockings always break.
Three albums of CLAMP's xxxHolic in Japanese, (Lukulaari), 3,5e each.
Haven't read it before, but looks pretty. Hmhmhmm.
The striped jacket is a secondhand bid through Huuto.net (11e).
Skeletal Belt I bought at Animecon (25e).
Miss Drama -thing stared me at Seppällä (2.95e).
Err, sorry for the shady pic. But that's deep blue velvet evening jacket from 60's, floor lenght, oh my. I need to mod it a bit before use, since it's rather big, but oh my, floor length! (Yesterday)
Whew! Quite a posting!
I'll be back and perhaps with Evil Queen inspired photoshoot that we had together with Miss K last week!