Tracon 2015

It had been a long time since I just attended a convention just as a "fan" or non-cosplayer, so I figured that Tracon would be the best place to have a break of some sort. Most of the time was just hanging out with friends, taking pictures and walking through artist valley. It felt quite refreshing!

 Though the picture is quite black and white in tone, I had fun! We drove from Pori to Tampere with Hanna and her brother, checked in the hotel and started 'sploring!

After taking tons of pictures of my cosplaying fans, we went to see Unreality's a capella concert. It was marvelous to listen to the famous tunes preformed by just multiple human voices. It kinda gave me the idea, that if I ever moved to Helsinki, I would most probably try to get myself into that a capella choir, since their focus is mostly on nerdy content, not some religious music we sang with VYK last autumn.

On the last day we attended another concert; Piano arrangements from movies from Studio Chibli. It was quite nice to notice, that before the pianist came to the stage, there was a huge pin beside the piano. I figured, that if that's there, the pianist will come in with a cosplay costume on. And I was right! She said that the movie The Secret World of Arietty is her favorite, so she came to the stage as Arietty. All the music she played was well arranged and enjoyable to listen to.

I also came across some Fushigi Yuugi cosplays! It's SO nice to notice, that some people still enjoy the classic shoujo series. If you don't want your picture here, please let me know :'3

Miaka and Yui from Fushigi Yuugi!
There was also a Nuriko cosplay, but the cosplayer was just walking out of a concert hall and I didn't want to cause a pile up just by stopping them for a picture. It was a nice costume, though!

I don't know how to end this thing.. have a duck from the park near Tampere Talo!

Bye now!


Desucon 2015

Unlike last winter, this summer has been hectic in a way. First I got this crazy idea to cosplay again and of course with a too short schedule. Thankfully, this time around my costume was completed before the departure to Lahti, so I guess at least that goal was achieved! Also, this time I stayed at an old roommate's place, where she had moved to (and I had completely forgotten about..), so I got to see her and her cat after a while. Was nice to visit her :3

This summer I chose to cosplay Nona from a quite fresh and short series called Death Parade. But the attention whore that I am, I chose to make the dress version that can only be seen during opening credits. She doesn't wear it during the show itself at all. All in all it was quite simple dress, but I got some help from Milla, because I had never done an open-back dress before. Thanks to her help and some used tights, this dress was completed! Marika did those earrings for me :3

One of the few seconds this dress can be seen

Picture by Mikael Peltomaa
Picture by Emilia Lahtinen

Only one thing that disappointed me, was the fact that I rushed it through again. The dress is all wrinkly, even though I ironed it. Better off next time, I guess. Good news is, that I was chosen to participate in hall cosplay contest! It was a fun experience, even though I couldn't almost see where I was walking during the stage posing. Maybe I'm already too used to posing without any vision :D (FYI, I'm short sighted, and without glasses I can literally see only an inch or two away from the tip of my nose.

Here's a picture of all the hall cosplay participants:

I'm kinda upset, that the moon didn't get any mentions.. it was an awesome costume!

The next day, aka Sunday, I watched the AMV contest, because I enjoy good music videos and once again, I made it to the finals. This time my video got a better spot on the viewing list, but didn't get any mentions. Slow and steady, I'll make it to the top! ..maybe :D 
Have a look at my lousy creation~

As you can see, I've made friends with Sony Vegas, and oh boy I love it! At least now it's more tolerable, even though YouTube kills some of the quality when there's lots of movement going on.

I'll be trying to get to the finals again! Now that I have a new computer (finally), I might be able to create more of my visions to your screens :3

Have a good one guys! I'll see you in my next post!

Desucon Frostbite 2015

The last winter was fun and games when it came to Desucon Frostbite last February at Sibelius talo, Lahti. But unfortunately for my need of sleep, I decided to make a cosplay costume for this event, when it was only 3-2 weeks away! What an idiot I was.. All that quilting made me nuts and I was still sewing during the last hour before our bus was scheduled to depart.

We went to Pori to visit my friend's parents for one day (she has very nice parents! I'd like to visit them again some time!) and left from there the next day to have some fun for three days at Desucon Frostbite! With my friend's brother we drove to Lahti and arrived to our hotel in the early evening. With our check-in done, we headed to see, what Desucon had in store for the rest of the evening. Soon after that we returned to hour hotel room and (the idiot that I was) I finished my costume during that night. It didn't come as pretty as I'd hoped, but I was an idiot.

The next day I wore my Journey cospaly! I later noticed that there still were some yarn hanging about, but I can only blame myself for that, and for rushing through with this costume. The next time I do something, it better be done on time!

Here's some pictures of my costume:

Picture by Kyu Eturautti

The mask was a total failure. I need to remake it some other time. Picture by Kyu Eturautti

Picture by Kyu Eturautti

Oiriginal picture by Harunaattori, photoshop by GJN
Needless to say I had fun! I just roamed around and watched the cosplay contest during Saturday with that costume on and on Sunday went more casual look. On Sunday I also watched the AMV contest, because I finally broke the barrier and made it to the finals with a video! But unfortunately, my video was only about 1 minute long and viewed the very first, so we all know that it didn't stay in the audience's mind for very long. Also, Attack on Titan is a very used source material, so of course it didn't get any recognition. But I'm not saying, it should have gotten any. Now that I look back at it, it was pretty lame. Here; Have a look for yourself:


I made this with Adobe Premiere, but I've come to the conclusion, that it might be for the best to finally switch to Sony Vegas Pro, because I've had less problems with it than I had with Premiere (it also exports a lot better quality video). But at least I can say, that I didn't use the god damn first shot of the anime with the god dang geese in it! I swear to god, that shot is almost every Attack on Titan AMV I've seen..

But that's it for this boring update! Thank you guys for going to the convention with me!
Stay tuned for the summer Desucon update!