Saturday, January 31, 2015

Original Casual!Germany Preview

Hallo!

Almost as soon as I posted my Desucon Frostbite cosplay plans I wanted to do some kind of either makeup or preview post of my Original Casual!Germany (Hetalia) cosplay. However, this didn't go as planned at all during the first couple of days after that the cosplay plans was posted because well, I got an infection derp in my left eye. Luckily the infected area doesn't really annoy me or hurt unless it gets touched at somehow and I seemingly got a more persistent infection to boot just before the con, blööööörgh. This has kept me at bay from doing any kind of makeup test and contact lens reviews as I don't want to risk more eye derp. After some thinking and talking with my company and visiting the health care center in town, I decided to do a preview of said cosplay anyway. When it comes to the character makeup I won't do the one that I originally thought up for the character, instead I will do one that won't touch the infected area just to be on the safe side. For the lenses part, I guess I won't find out until I try. If I feel any discomfort during the preview at the infected area, I will just do the cosplay without lenses at the con hopefully not. Now, let's move towards the preview, shall we?

Bist Du bereit?

Cosplayer: Frozen Angel (Original Casual!Germany)
Photographer & editor: Shiro Samurai




Coming to see you at Desucon Frostbite!
Outside the snow was cold, really cold.

Bonus Pictures!

I think my butt just became one with the snow pile I'm sitting on! Brrr...
Just wiping off some snow from my clothing and my face had other plans, of course.
Eherm, let's get serious again.

Right now the eye infection is almost goners and might as well be before Desucon Frostbite. Oh and I totally love how smooth and easily everything on this costume was to put on during the morning. The wig went on with absolutely no itching and it even did the small extra job for me to boot (it's a lacefront wig by the way), lenses went in very quickly and they are very comfortable. It's the EOS brand's New Adult Blue lenses that I will review some other time. Last but not least my makeup was successful and I am very satisfied with it. I even wonder if I should stick with this makeup style for Germany as I'm pretty sure that my other idea won't look as good on my eyes as this one does. What do you think about my eye makeup peeps? Any advice or ideas for the character?

That's all for this preview.


Tschüss! 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Desucon Frostbite 2015 Cosplay Plans

Hello, hello!

Desucon Frostbite will be my first con of the year 2015 and it will be held during 13th-15th February in Lahti, Finland. The train ticket and the convention ticket was bought around the end of December. Oh and the last time I was at Desucon Frostbite was during 2012 -first Frostbite- so I am very curious to visit the con again and see how it has grown during the past years! Here is what I will cosplay!

Friday

Original Casual!Germany from Hetalia.
Ever since I finished watching Hetalia somewhere around the end of 2014 I wanted to cosplay Germany from it as I instantly liked him as a character. However, I won't have time to do his uniform yet, so I decided to -once again- start with an original casual version. So I just went through my wardrobe and I found everything that I needed and would fit for him there, including blue contact lenses. The lenses were originally bought with another character in mind but since they have the right color for Germany, I gladly use them for him as well. Yaay! I also made a Hetalia cosplay group at Aniki.fi here, if anyone is interested to join, as we hope to get as many cosplayers as possible. I'm so excited!

Saturday

Original Casual!Luka Crosszeria from The Betrayal Knows My Name.
The Saturday cosplay was for the longest time the blank spot on my cosplay plans list as I had absolutely no idea as who to go as. One thing's for sure - I want something that stands out a bit more than my two other cosplays. I went through all my completed cosplays and later I decided on Luka Crosszeria as my Saturday cosplay. Just felt like cosplaying Luka as I haven't cosplayed him since Tracon 2013 and well, that's quite some time ago. Besides I have some new updates on the costume that I want to try out and see what they look like, so I'm curious now.

Sunday

Casual!Jean Kirstein from Attack on Titan.
On Sunday my usual con company wanted to cosplay from Attack on Titan as we've been hyping the show for a while now. We want to cosplay from it together and our time is now. In our group, Shiro Samurai will do Suit!Levi so I had to quickly decide for another character that I want to cosplay from the show. However, I have been planning to do another character from the show besides Levi, as I really like the good, varied cast of characters from Attack on Titan. After some thinking I decided on the hors-- errh, Jean Kirstein as I like him as a character and his hair is cool. Yeah, I picked the horse and it's amazing. So during Sunday you will see me as Casual!Jean Kirstein along with Suit!Levi and Casual!Sasha Blouse.

That's my cosplay plans and see you at Desucon Frostbite!

Frozen Angel out.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Store Review - Asakura Japan (Pokémon Plush)!

Hello all!

To start this year I will write a store review about an eBay seller and this seller is Asakura-Japan. This review is not a sponsored review as I have written it out of my own will and interest as I think the seller really deserves it. That's that and let's get down to the review now, shall we?

So during the end of December I had a nostalgia kick and was browsing eBay in search of a legendary Pokémon plushie from the 3rd generation of Pokémon, with said generation being my favorite of the franchise ever since I was a kid. I am one of those peeps who's not so keen about bootlegs/fake/pirated goods or whatever you want to call them and well, this is a problem as these bootlegs are more or less everywhere, even in anime conventions. Myself, I buy the majority of my geeky needs at eBay or any other site that sells anime/game related goods and while doing this, I need to have some kind of knowledge how to tell a bootleg apart from an authentic item as I don't want to waste my cash on bootlegs. At times this can be really hard especially when it comes down to Pokémon plushies, as these tends to be more well-made. I am especially careful about this when it comes to plushies and figurines.

When I asked Shiro Samurai if he knew any seller at eBay who sells authentic Pokémon plushies I was shown Asakura-Japan's store. I browsed through the store and decided later on a Kyogre plush. Asakura-Japan sells mainly Pokémon and Studio Ghibli goods and they have a big variety of goods ranging from chopsticks to backpacks and much more. They are also Japanese and based in Japan so all of their goods comes straight from Japan. Japan as a country does not allow bootlegs into their own as they are very strict with this, which is awesome if you ask me. Asakura-Japan sends their Pokémon goods straight from one of the Pokémon Centers in Japan, which guarantees an authentic item as Pokémon Center stores are only based within Japan. After only one week after that I placed my order at Asakura-Japan's store which can be found here, I received my plushie. Yeah, one week, one freakin' week from Japan to Sweden which is like, crazy fast! I went to fetch the package the next day I got the information about it arriving in town, opened it and inside the most epic plastic bag ever was my Kyogre plush just waiting to be taken out! <3

Kyogre plush from the front. It's about 30 cm wide from fin to fin and 8 cm tall.
From above.
View from the back side.
Tag zoom, it says Pokémon Center.
Here comes the most epic plastic bag ever!

Pokémon Center bag with one side featuring Xerneas and Yveltal.
The other side is featuring the generation 6 starters and of course, Pikachu.
I am absolutely satisfied that I bought my plushie from Asakura-Japan as it's one of the best eBay experiences that I have had so far, if not the best! Asakura-Japan gives you excellent and personal service, something I wish there was more of at eBay. They are very helpful and kind and sends items incredibly fast. Asakura-Japan is absolutely a pleasure to work with and I will definitely buy from them in the future and I hope that you will check and help them out too! :)

See you!

Frozen Angel out.