From our GARventure cosplay photoshoot on an active volcano, here are some outtakes and extra photos.
photo by Erving Huzafan
On the boat ride on the way to the volcanic island - me and El rosiael
as Suzaku and Lelouch (who looks terrified at the thought of possibly falling off the boat). Don't worry, Lulu! I'll save you!photo by Erving Huzafan
Nia on the other boat, with the other Gurren Lagann cosplayers.
FIGHT THA POWAH
ROW THA BOATphoto by El rosiael
The wind was insane, and we were constantly pelted by lake water. We couldn't take a lot of photos because the moisture was dangerous for the cameras. We were pretty wet by the time we got to the dock, haha.
Going up the mountain, we rode horses for a while so we wouldn't get exhausted. El rode on a white/grey horse named Patricia, while I got a brown horse named Bruno.
Kind of like this:photo by me behindinfinity
a) casting Geass on himself
b) making sure he is still prettyphoto by Gian gian17
Where are you, Euphy?photo by Erving Huzafan
Jinzaku says - Preserve your local forests. The power is yours!photo by me behindinfinity
NOOOO SIMON COME BACK TO YOUR ANIKIphoto by Erving Huzafan
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww.photo by me behindinfinity
Miggeh, so moegar.
I was really happy just to be behind the camera again, especially during sunset when the sky exploded into all sorts of colors. Here are some of the other shots I took but did not submit into my gallery, because wasn't completely satisfied with due to my own shortcomings as a photographer.photo by me behindinfinity
Look at those light rays!photo by me behindinfinity
Viral against the sunset.photo by me behindinfinity
Angel's cosplay of Rossiu makes me want to like my least favorite GL character, haha.photo by me behindinfinity
Pierce the heavens!
And then we went to have some pizza...
...someplace that was not Pizza Hut
OH NOES WHAT WILL OUR SPONSORS SAY
Gurren Lagann was thoroughly confused.
You know you like the sidecar, Lulu.
Cosplay Mania 2008
October 12, 2008
SM Megamall, Megatrade Hall 3
Congratulations to the Cosmania team for a successful event! It certainly was crowded, but that goes to show how much our little cosplay community is growing. I'm already looking forward to Cosmania 2009!
Cosmania certainly was a learning experience for me and my friends, since we were panelists, exhibitors and judges all in one event. It was a lesson on organization and preparation - we need to learn how to be better at these things, hahaha. Practically the whole week before Cosmania, we were running around getting things done for our merchandise table during the day, and staying up until unholy hours of the night fixing up our presentation for the cosplay seminar. To add to the stress, our original cosplay plan for that day didn't push through for reasons we could not do anything about.
We barely got any sleep during the two days right before the con, so I really felt rather ugly and haggard, and wished I could ninja away every time someone asked for a photo. Still, I'm thankful our backup plan to do Code Geass characters Ashford uniforms managed to push through.
photo by Charmie yaoiangel14On a random note, part of what made my Suzaku attempt pretty interesting for me was tinting my face darker than my normal skin color. Suzaku looks a bit tan compared to the other characters, and I'm relatively light-skinned. I felt like I was painting myself with that liquid foundation. Pretty weird. It made me remember why I do my best not to get tanned when I have to go to the beach. It doesn't really suit me, haha.
Since we were to do a panel presentation together, we thought it'd be nice if we could do a group cosplay. Here we are as Ashford students (posing with the new Knightmare prototype, Gurren ...Lagann)
myself as Suzaku Kururugi
Kat as Shirley Fenette
El as Lelouch Lamperouge
We had no time for breakfast on the morning of Cosmania, so after getting dressed, we just rushed off to the con venue. After barely setting up the table, it was time for the seminar. So on empty stomachs and barely any sleep, we went to give our cosplay talk. China and I made an agreement that if we start getting delirious and talking crazy, we'd tackle each other or something.
photo by Essa Cyfliq
The seminar room. This is from when we were discussing Character Expressions and Body Language (which you may see online here
).photo by Natsumi
Greetings from members of the Ashford student council (and C.C.)photo by Natsumi
Discussing the right and wrong ways to do the V-sign during the posing tutorial. Lulu and Shirley are watching out to make sure we don't do anything crazy.photo by Natsumi
To do the backwards V-sign is wrong wrong WRONG!
It's the equivalent of the middle finger so DON'T DO IT!photo by Natsumi
Lelouch was busy discussing cosplay photography, I took a seat beside Shirley and C.C. sat on me.photo by Gian gian17
Speaking of sitting, we had this lovely schoolgirl teach the class how to sit like a lady. O HAI MIGUEL merkymerx
. We liek your Lisa cosplay. photo by Natsumi
I don't remember why, but I was about to Spinzaku kick
so Lulu was like
I blame hunger and lack of sleep for this.
Thanks to everyone who came and listened to us! You were a great audience. Hope you guys managed to learn something.
After our talk, Mark gave us our lunch (there was much jubilation on our part) and we had a little picnic in the corner of the seminar room. Soon after that, we had to rush off to judge the cosplay competition.photo by Hazel hazel-velas
That opening number was just... wow.photo by Herson yuber19
China and I instantly regretted not being able to bring our own cameras.
Luckily, someone managed to get the whole thing on video and put it on YouTube.
What I would give to know who were under those masks...photo from Herson yuber19
Much amusement was had.
Judging for the cosplay competition was really enjoyable. It helped a lot that each member of the judges panel were only made to focus on one criteria each, because it's pretty hard to observe how accurate a costume is while simultaneously rating the cosplayer's performance, audience impact, etc. There were a lot of awesome entries, but I don't know if the cosplayers would mind me posting their pictures on my journal so I'll limit the number of photos for now. (If you guys want me to take your pictures down, please tell me!)
photo by Hazel hazel-velas
as Super Sailor Moon!photo by Hazel hazel-velas
He just went and did his crossplay dream. We salute you, Sailor Man!photo by Hazel hazel-velas
as Saitou Hajime.photo by Herson yuber19
OH SHI- here come the Gatotsu!photo by Hazel hazel-velas
Tza, one of my friends from school, as Yuling from Perfect World.photo by Hazel hazel-velas
The Maaaaask! This guy was a riot. Got the expressions and movement down pat. Prosthetics were by Karumaru
.photo by Hazel hazel-velas
as GekiViolet!photo by Hazel hazel-velas
BORUTESU FAAAAAHHHHHHYYYYVAAAAHHHHphoto by Hazel hazel-velas
Voltron! FORM BLAZING SWORD!
(It's a little girl in there!)photo by Hazel hazel-velasPBBREDTOARphoto by Tracy 13idiotbox
Shirley and Sheryl, aww.
While China and I were judging, Kat moonlightflight
and Charmie yaoiangel14
took care of the booth.photo by Ian Flores
With help from your friendly neighborhood Tuxedo Team.photo by Charmie yaoiangel14
Who also spent a lot of time molesting Miguel merkymerx
.photo by Tracy 13idiotbox
Lisa approves of Yoruichi x Soi Fong
Censored out of respect for Miguel's ...womanhood? And because the only people allowed to look up his skirt are his girlfriend (sorry, ladies and perhaps some gentlemen)
and his boytoy Kiks.photo by Tracy 13idiotbox
Speaking of Kiks kiksology
, here he is!photo by Tracy 13idiotbox
Kiks is paying Pimp-chan for the schoolgirl in the blue skirt.photo by Charmie yaoiangel14
This is what you get for being such a delicious schoolgirl, Miguel.photo by Charmie yaoiangel14
What a woman.photo by Essa Cyfliq
looked amazing as Zero and Yuuki. photo by Essa Cyfliq
My heart, it has been stolen.photo by Essa Cyfliq
DAMMIT, KUNEphoto by Essa Cyfliq
You're setting a bad example for Ysabel!photo by Essa Cyfliq
DANI NOT YOU TOOphoto by Charmie yaoiangel14
was a dashing Kakashi in formal wear.photo by Essa Cyfliq
...Cannot get over Miguel.
I give up.
It would appear that much groping occurred, not only to Miguel. Tsk tsk, poor Rick skullpion
TAKE IT LIKE A MAN, ANIKI(GOOD ANIKI, YOU LOOK KIND OF COOL)photo by Tracy 13idiotbox
Mr. Black Spidey was cool. Going around the convention, pretending to be swinging around on invisible web strands, going "Swoosh, swoosh..."photo by Charmie yaoiangel14photo by Charmie yaoiangel14
Cat ears has been added to Erving's Huzafan
photographer outfit.photo by Charmie yaoiangel14
Shirley is channeling Orihime and wants to steal Miku's leek.photo by Tracy 13idiotbox
Awwww, kitty Kat.photo by Tracy 13idiotbox
This is from when I just came back from judging. Someone jammed a pink thing on my head and I was so very confused.
I did not realize that I actually made this face, and that it was caught on camera.photo by Tracy 13idiotbox
Student council members (...and C.C.) reunited!photo by Charmie yaoiangel14
Did you miss me, Lulu?
Love transcends the boundaries of what anime series you're from. What.Exhibit A
: Lelouch and Sherylphoto by Herson yuber19Exhibit B
: Suzaku and Dark Magician GirlExhibit C
: Sasuke and GekiViolet
It's like a con tradition to get our pictures taken with Markee photo by Charmie yaoiangel14
Coolzakuphoto by Herson yuber19
Zerophoto by Charmie yaoiangel14
What's wrong, Lulu? Did that cat steal your helmet again?photo from Herson yuber19
GekiViolet and I will get it back for you!photo by Ian Flores
Arthur, come bite my apparently disproportionately huge hand!photo by Charmie yaoiangel14
Zero x Zerophoto by Charmie yaoiangel14
Zerocest is best...?photo by Charmie yaoiangel14
Move along, nothing to see here.photo by Charmie yaoiangel14
FAILED ATTEMPT AT SPINZAKU
Must cosplay pilot suit and do the proper pose in midairphoto by Charmie yaoiangel14
C.C. the indifferent bunnyphoto by Charmie yaoiangel14
Shirley can has cute headgear toophoto by Charmie yaoiangel14
Well, it's a better disguise than the bag Lulu put over her head.photo by Charmie yaoiangel14
You've got the wrong guy, C.C.
I think you need some... pizza.photo by Essa Cyfliq
And so we actually did get some from Pizza Hut, to stay in character.
For those not familiar with it, here are samples of delicous product placement from Code Geass:1
| 3photo by Essa Cyfliq
Tux Team x food = OTP foreverrrrrrphoto by Essa Cyfliq
We couldn't leave our merch table unattended nor did we want to leave anyone behind while the others went to eat, so we all ate there. I don't think people got the message that we were taking a break because people still kept asking for pictures. photo by Gibs Gibs05
Come on, guys. Do you really want to remember us this way? photo by Essa Cyfliq
All we could do was try to work with the food as a prop of sorts.
(Charmie and Dani totally bombed us here.)
I guess this would be a good chance to remind you guys about our favorite convention game. PHOTOBOMBING:
We try to ruin as many pictures as we can by doing stupid faces or poses in the background. HAHAHAHA. More points if the people in front aren't aware of what we're doing. Extra special super bonus points if the photographer spots us and laughs.photo by Essa Cyfliq
Posing with Herson's helmet...photo by Essa Cyfliq
...somehow I could just SENSE Dani naoki-ako
behind me.photo by Essa Cyfliq
Got me again!photo by Essa Cyfliq
DAMMITphoto by Essa Cyfliq
I LOSEphoto by Essa Cyfliq
Dynamic C.C. drops another photobomb!photo by Charmie yaoiangel14
Our little Code Geass group with Raymond cscentrlphoto by Charmie yaoiangel14
Whoa, did we get bombed or what.photo by Charmie yaoiangel14
Oh hello, dynamic C.C.
China keeps mocking C.C. like this because we noticed that in artwork and figures, her poses are always gravity-defying, and bordering on ridiculous.photo by Charmie yaoiangel14
Case in point.
more examples: 1
| 2photo by Charmie yaoiangel14
DO WE LOOK LIEK FIGURES NAO?photo by Miguel merkymerx
How about now?photo by Miguel merkymerx
How about now?
(Gaara is our homie.)photo by Charmie yaoiangel14
Hai gaiz, this is my new Knightmare. It runs on fighting spirit.photo by Charmie yaoiangel14
MIGUEL PLZ BE AWARE OF HOW MUCH SKIN YOU ARE EXPOSING
YOU GONNA GET RAEPDphoto by Essa Cyfliq
Mai waifu, she raepd me.photo by Charmie yaoiangel14
OH MY GOD
IT'S A SHARKphoto by Essa Cyfliq
I really love you guys.
Again, our thanks to everyone who attended our panel and dropped by our table. It was fun meeting people and taking pictures (though I felt hideous that day, haha). I'm especially grateful to the people who came by to tell us personally how our work has touched them in some way. I regret how my brain was lagging so badly from lack of sleep that I failed to ask some of them for their names and give them a hug for being so sweet. Cosmania left our energy levels almost empty, but filled us with great memories.
Here's part of Chapter 420
, just to show the colored illustration of Naruto's sage form.
The red pigmentation around the eyes kind of reminded me of my Rokudaime Naruto concept from a while back, and it just made me happy. Let's hope he gets a new outfit soon.
Okay, I'm done.
Bleach Cosplay Contest GO!
The deadline for Akusesu's contest has been extended to November 30! For more details, and pictures of the entries so far CLICK HERE
AME 8th Avenue
We have just a little over a week to finish preparations for yet another con, and one of our favorites, at that.
NOVEMBER 8, 2008
Ang Bahay ng Alumni
University of the Philippines - Diliman
We'll be having a merch table again. More details on stuff we're going to sell once we finalize the shirt designs and artwork prints.
For now, here's a preview of cerrure
Jinzaku signing out
Right now, I think I need to recharge
my lazers myself in preparation for another busy week. At least Halloween is coming up! I'm really looking forward to just taking a break and spending time with my friends. I haven't even had time to write about their surprise birthday party for me. It's barely been a week but I miss everyone already. I really don't know what I'd do without them.
Off I go, spinkicking into the sunset!