As I’ve said before and we all know, I change my cosplay list nigh constantly depending on finances and circumstances. This year is the year of the cosplay for me. I’m trying to get as many cosplays done and or gathered before I go off to college fulltime next fall (fall 2012). I’m using the time I have left to make sure that I’ll have backup cosplays to fall on so I won’t have to worry about it as much next year. I’m also just trying to enjoy life before I have to completely become an adult. The transition from child/teen to adult is a new, difficult, scary, and challenging one, but it is worth every moment as well. I can’t wait to be fully on my own and self supporting.
Back on topic, I’m trying to get as many cosplays done and/or planned this year as possible. I still have another school year to make and/or gather cosplays, but I’m trying to get as much done this year as possible, especially since I’m planning to go to two new cons this year. I’m so excited! I’ve gotten most of my cosplays figured out so far, but I’ve added a few new ones to my list as well. I might buy some of the new cosplays to save on cost, time, and other expenses, but overall I’d like to make as many as possible. Just because I bought the cosplay doesn’t mean I won’t wear it with pride or be less of a cosplayer, it just means that I’ll have more time and funds to channel at the cosplays that I really want to work on and enter into contests. I won’t enter a bought cosplay unless it’s for a skit because that wouldn’t be far to the other contestants or to myself. I’d be cheating, and I wouldn’t feel right about it.
To recap, my cosplay list for this year so far is:
|Akari Mizunashi from ARIA the Animation (Summer Uniform)|
|Vorfeed from Lost Universe|
|Maria Ross from Fullmetal Alchemist (State Military Uniform)|
|Sophia Forrester from Last Exile (Silvana Uniform)|
|Sango from Inuyasha (Slayer Uniform)|
|Meliara from Court Duel (Original Design Purple Gown)|
I was thinking of changing Meliara to Nee, another character from Court Duel by Sherwood Smith, but I haven’t decided whether or not I’ll actually do that yet. As you can see, I’m making a lot of uniforms this year. I guess this is kinda the year of the uniform as well as the year of the cosplay. It’s the year of the cosplay uniform!
Here are a few recap pictures for my present cosplay list. The pictures follow the order laid out in the list from left to right. [Akari, Vorfeed, Maria, Sophia, Sango, sorry no picture of Meliara.]
I’ve added to the original list quite a bit since January, but I won’t include all the additions since I don’t know how many will actually happen, but then I don’t even fully know that for the original list either. Anyway, I’ll include the additions that I actually have or can easily get the materials for first. The lower on the list the cosplay is the less likely it will happen. As such, here’s the new list.
|Temari from Naruto Shippuden (Time Skip Kimono)|
|Rapunzel from Tangeled (ending spoiler -_^)|
|Yui, Megumi, and or Mio from K-On!! (School Uniform – Both winter and summer versions)|
|Susan from Prince Caspian (Red Battle Dress with Corset and Chain Mail)|
|Aerith from Final Fantasy Advent Children|
|Toph from Avatar: The Last Airbender (Earth Kingdom Outfit)|
|Nausicca from Nausicca of the Valley of the Wind (Ending Outfit)|
|Nagisa, Kotomi, and or Tomoyo from Clannad (School Uniform – Summer and/or winter)|
|Euphemia and/or Shirley from Code Geass (No Specific Version Yet)|
|Haruhi from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (School Uniform with long hair)|
There were a few more I wanted to add, but I moved them to next year’s list. So far, I almost have the Temari cosplay. I’m going to buy it from another cosplayer. I want to make the Rapunzel cosplay for my birthday in 10 days. I’ve picked out most of the fabric, but I still have to get it and the money to buy it. The K-On!! cosplays are still on the back burner though I might have the jacket fabric already. The Susan Cosplay is part of 4-H and will be finished this year. Aerith is a maybe for later this year once my hair grows out longer, although I could use hair extensions. Toph is on the back burner as well. I want to finish her Fire Nation outfit before I start on her Earth Nation outfit. Nausicca might be another 4-H project. Clannad is a maybe. Code Geass is just an idea I’ve been toying with for a while. I love both the characters so cosplays are inevitable I just can’t decide on a specific version to cosplay for either characters. Haruhi is also a maybe and, if done, will mostly serve as a last resort/back up cosplay for if everything falls through. I found a good deal on premade Haruhi cosplay and I’ve been told that I look like her so that’s why I’m thinking about the cosplay.
Here are some pictures of the newest additions. The pictures follow the order laid out in the list from left to right. [Temari, Rapunzel (her hair would be different), Yui, Megumi, Mio, Susan, Aerith, Toph, Nausicca, Nagisa, Kotomi, Tomoyo, Euphemia, Shirley, Haruhi (yes, I’d do the funky hairstyles per day too).]
I still have a few cosplays that I need to finish. They are as follows:
|Yuna from Final Fantasy 10 (Amano Artwork Interpretation)|
|Toph from Avatar: The Last Airbender (Fire Nation Disguise)|
|Sheeta from Castle in the Sky (Pirate Uniform)|
|Susan from Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Narnian Trailer Dress)|
My Yuna cosplay still needs to be finished. It’s been over two years, and it’s still not done! Luckily I don’t have a lot left to do. I have to finish the hibiscus and ties, remake the skirt (I want it to be fuller), add the ties to the sleeves, make a staff, and that’s about it. I also have to find or make her earrings too. Toph just needs a bit of work. I have to remake the belt thing, line the over-the-shoulder thing and add the back button, fix the bracers, restyle the wig, and make the crown. I might make her shoes too, but I’m not sure yet. Sheeta’s wig still isn’t done cause I haven’t gotten around to styling the bangs. I also have to make her headband and hair ties, and fix the belt as well as find a pair of brown flats. Susan is the almost done. I just have to hem the dress and remake the collar. I might embroider the collar too if I get the time/chance.
I have pictures for the yet-to-be-finished cosplays as well. They are as follows. The pictures follow the order laid out in the list from left to right. [Yuna, Toph, Sheeta, Susan.]
That pretty much concludes all I was going to say. I might add a few more cosplays or change out some of the possible cosplays as the year goes through, but I want to save some cosplays for next year even though I’d like to have ten new cosplays this year so I can wear a new cosplay each day of the cons I plan to go to. I also have a tradition of making a new costume for my birthday, and I might make something for any fun events I go to. I’m trying to keep the list reasonable while thinking ahead, especially as I plan to go to new cons. After all, it is my goal to go to one new con each year until I run out of cons or get too old which I don’t think will happen for quite a while.
As always thank you for reading. The page views and comments mean a lot to me. ^_^ I hope to talk to you soon!
To the eternal glory of God.