Thursday, June 20, 2013

Desucon Photoshoots

And as always I have not just been in front of the camera, but also behind it!
I didn't have that many photoshoots with others, just 6 photoshoots overall ;;__;;
Okay, to some that might be lot but for me it really doesn't fell much :D

I'll show you 3 photos/shoot here and if you wish to see more, check out my photography blog KIFIA PHOTOGRAPHY! :) I haven't uploaded any of these there yet, but I will soon :)

I'll give these to you in the order they were shot, so first photos are from friday and so on :)
All edits have also been done by yours truly!

Lily as Fem!Kyo Sohma (Fruits Basket)





ElyonToWendy as Kigurumi!Stitch (Lilo & Stitch)





Lily as Hikari Konohana (Strawberry Panic!)





ElyonToWendy as Alice (Alice in Wonderland)





mviolet as Sheryl Nome (Macross Frontier)





Yaci as Korra and
Miro as Bolin (The Legend of Korra)




Hopefully you enjoyed some of my photography here too :3
This was my last Desucon themed post for this summer, so next time I'll be writing about something else..
Most likely about my next costume¨ :3

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Noah's Ark Circus - Beast

As I have told you couple of times, we had our Noah's Ark Circus-group on Sunday :3
I cosplayed as Beast and I did redo some parts of the costume.. Also I ended up buying new wig for her as I didn't have any time to make the old one look good again (here's what it looked like..)..
Also I styled our Wendy's wig again as it was in REALLY bad shape! It's been in my sisters drawer for these 2 years and looked like that too :D Happily I didn't have to do so much for these costumes anyways..

I don't have that much to say about this costume now, but being in this costume and knowing that I'll be wearing a costume with same problems at Tracon this made me think about stuff and I may write a blog post around that subject, but what it will be about you'll see after I have written it! :) But I guess some might guess what that will be about..

Our photographer was Ane-ue,
all edits have been made by yours truly,
Joker - hanskuinen
Beast - yours truly
Doll - Lily
Wendy - ElyonToWendy
Peter - Ninnu












And after our photoshoot our group ended up on two music videos!
First one has been filmed and done by the lovely Izumiro and you can spot our group around 2:25 :3
Second video has been filmed and done by Mae Angela and you can spot our group around 1:09 :3


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Giselle

Time for my first costume post!
I wore my Giselle at Saturday and we had a photoshoot at Pikku Vesijärvi with Lily and ElyonToWendy..
We also had two cameras and wow - I got lots of footage of my Giselle! So happy!

But before we go to the photos here's some wip-material I recorded!
I wanted to make a different kind of wip post this time and not just add some photos.. Video is so much more better, yes?


I finished my Giselle pretty early and was happy that I still had time to do some parts again for my Beast.
I must say that that dress did give me a little headache..
In the movie the dress goes according to Giselle's shape and when she spins there's this BIG hem.. So I made a dress that has more volyme at the hem just so that it would have the same effect while you spin around as she has in the movie.. Sleeves, belt and flowers were easy to do and I'm happy that I chose to make this version of Giselle first :3
And yes, I think I said first - I will make her curtain-dress sometime, hopefully for next year~ :3

But to the photos~
Photographers are Lily and ElyonToWendy
Edits by yours truly~
(I may have been a little too playful with those but oh well.. :D The movie is called enchanted so being playful can't be bad? :') )














Next I will be posting photos of our Circus-group, so stay tuned :3

Monday, June 17, 2013

Desu^5


Hello!
Fun weekend was fun and what made it really fun was Desucon! :3
I haven't been to a convention since my visit at Närcon 2012 and I was really excited to get to meet my friends and so on~ There's going to be few posts here, because I decided that I'll make separate posts for my costumes and photoshoots with others and just keep this post as a simple (and little derpy) convention raport! Yay!

This Desucon was my 4th one but it was really something different..
What made it different was the things I went to see! I have never been to Avajaiset (Opening) or to Päättäjäiset (Ending).. Also it was my first convention of the year and my 20th convention overall!

FRIDAY

But yeah, it was awesome to finally see the opening of the convention..
They had one surprise guest; Aki Hata who has made Desucon it's own theme song! And she was there to perform it too!


Aki Hata performing Desucon's theme song with C!C
I didn't cosplay on Friday, so I was just in casual clothing and took some photos of Lily and ElyonToWendy!

Taking photos of Lily and just some random photo of how I looked on Friday :D
Friday was short day and I just talked with people and had fun.. I also got polaroid photo with Cruise Aneki & Frosti-chan but I left that at Ninnu's :(
We left pretty early from the convention place..

SATURDAY

On Saturday morning we left really early to the convention place so that we could get nice seats to the ECC-preliminaries and Hall Cosplay competition! And we got them from the third row, and those were pretty neat seats I must say!

After getting the tickets we went to a near park to have photoshoots with Lily and ElyonToWendy, we had two cameras and when we photographed one then two was taking the photos so we got a lot of material! And our photoshoot was long, about 1,5 hours!

Me behind the camera and I don't even know what's going on in the other photo, maybe Lily was checking my wig and flower petals or something?? :D
After our photoshoot we went back to Sibeliustalo and after some time we got tired of wearing our costumes with Lily so we changed to more casual clothing and spent time talking and having fun!


At 4 pm it was time for cosplay competitions!
I took photos of each contestant and will publish some of those at my photography blog later on but I will also notice you here and if you were a contestant and wish to have some photos of yourself on stage please leave a comment or e-mail me and I'll send those photos to you!

Here's couple of those shots~


All of the contestants were amazing and I enjoyed the performances a lot!
Especially loved Pumpkin's Jack Sparrow costume and that performance!

The winner was Hiron with her cosplay Amir Halgal from Otoyomegatari!


That costume is really breathtaking! I hear that all the embroidery have been made by hand! 

Contestants who came 3rd, 1st and 2nd (from left to right in that order)
After ECC there was Hall Cosplay contest!
There was pretty neat costumes in that competition too!


2nd, 1st and 3rd in their photo
After ECC and Hall Cosplay I went to have a photoshoot with the lovely mviolet but again we left to Ninnu's pretty early and didn't go to the after party..
We were tired and I still had to work with the wig for Beast..

Loving my hair after wearing wigs all day!
SUNDAY

On Sunday we were meant to go to Sibeliustalo really early but in the end we were there around 11 am..
That meant that we had to go photoshooting with our Noah's Ark Circus-group straight away!

This time we had a photographer with us so I didn't take any photos of our group and got to assist and/or derp while waiting for my turn!

Helping our Flying Blanco with their poses and derping with our Joker!
After our photoshoot I got to be behind the camera and take some photos of two Legend of Korra cosplayers and after that I went to change back to casual clothing and checked out the artist alley and went to see Päättäjäiset (Ending stuff).. They gave prizes to winners of different contests and so on..

Announcing winners of the performance contest
Performance contest winners, the one who came 1st is in the middle.
After that it was time to say bye-bye to my friends and drive to home ;;__;;

I can't wait for the next convention!
But in the next posts you'll get to see more photos of my Giselle and Beast, so stay tuned ;D