Please allow me to direct you to this journal entry for other long overdue updates.
Cosplay really does bring people together.
" Two weeks ago somewhere in Boston, a young lady was telling her mom how much she wanted to meet the Tux Team since they were spending a week or two in Manila visiting relatives. The mom replies, " There are about 80 million Filipinos, the chances of you meeting your cosplay idols are ZERO." The little miss figured her mom might be right but was still hopeful. As the days passed in Manila, the young lady didn't know that something wonderful was just around the corner... "
- a small excerpt from Essa's journal entry, which you may read here: [link]
ostit: Essa's entry is now in my Journal Faves. With DA's new message center, you can actually save a collection of your favorite journal entries! Just go to your message center, create a folder using the button on the lower left side of your screen. When you're done with that, go to the Journals part of your Inbox and drag the journal entry of your choice into your folder. I sound like an infomercial YEAH!
It was a rainy day outside, but there was a warm, cheerful atmosphere inside Essa and Ysabel's home. After taking pictures with Regine and indulging in tacos, ice cream cake and Sonja's famous cupcakes, we had a mini-shoot for one of our upcoming cosplay projects. Regine, I'm sorry you had to witness such a thing, but as you may have seen, there really is no escape with the presence of Yaoi Enforcers from the Hidden Desire Village - Charmie ~yaoiangel14, Isa !sabotenshi and Kat ~moonlightflight
and Essa ~Cyfliq.
I was trying out my Yondaime wig and wearing a simple gi and hakama outfit, and Miguel was dressed up as Sasuke. Since I cosplaying Naruto, I thought I was safe from the rabid SasuNaru fangirls I had mentioned above. But noooo, they had to force crack pairings of:
1. Yondaime x Sasuke (who is from the future, therefore nullifying the canon age difference)
2. older versions of Naruto and Sasuke (though Sasuke doesn't look like he aged much)
3. young Yondaime x young Madara (but Madara is WAY older than Yondaime so it's still wrong)
4. Cloud x short-haired young Zack
As much as I tried to convince them that it simply didn't make sense, it boiled down to the fact that THEY DIDN'T CARE.
Well, not entirely head-spinning spoilers but I thought a fair warning is in order. It'd be best of you've read up to at least Chapter 382 of the Naruto manga. It's really just information and names that had not been revealed up until that part. If you don't really mind, then go on and scroll down.
We had a rehearsal shoot of sorts for our Naruto family cosplay. We're still working on our proper costumes so we dressed up in other clothes that they might wear. We just wanted to try on our wigs, get a feel of the characters and practice our portrayal to see what needs improvement for the proper photoshoot.
I'm rather happy with how the Yondaime wig turned out. That wig was a BEAST. Took quite a bit of effort to tame it! That smile also took some practice because I'm a bit shy about smiling for pictures.
myself as Namikaze Minato (Yondaime Hokage)
Ysabel as young Uzumaki Naruto
Kat as Uzumaki Kushina
Miguel as MANushina
We don't know much about Naruto's family yet, so don't take the things I'm going to say too seriously. But most of you know how cheesy I can get when it comes to Naruto, so I apologize in advance.