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School starts tomorrow so I won’t have the time to draw for a while. This may be possible if I were in high school, but university + volunteer + lab will take a lot of time out of my day. That being said, I am excited to show my first original character. The details are written below:

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I’m posting this because I won’t be able to finish her tonight (and I want to do other hobbies rn). I probably won’t touch this drawing until I get a break so here you go.

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My Dream Anime Con

When I bought my ticket online for Anime Evolution, I used Eventbrite. That was just a few weeks ago. The process went smoothly and I had a good experience with them. By buying my ticket online, I didn’t have to pay at the door. It was nice because I bought my ticket early and got a discounted price. I printed my ticket out and just showed it to the people who organized the event and registered on their site.

 

Alright, my dream con includes the one and only… EIICHIRO ODA, the creator of One Piece! I would love to meet him… That would be a dream come true.

I would cosplay as a One Piece character (not sure who yet) and I would want to spend the con with all my AniBlogger and AniTwitter friends. (You guys know who you are… ^^) I want all my good friends to be there too. It would be good if it was a private event that only my friends and I can attend so no one has to wait in line… Am I being too selfish? (Well this is a dream so…)

I would also want Hiroshi Kamiya, the voice actor of Izaya Orihara, to be there. I want him to talk in Izaya’s voice for me. I also want to meet the Japanese voice actor of Deidara from Naruto Shippuden. I’ll definitely need English translators there.

More people I want to meet are my favourite cosplayers, like Yuegene Fay. I want to take pictures with everyone. It would be nice to have a photographer who just follows me around and takes a bunch of candid and staged pictures LOL.

In the last two anime events I went to, I did not find a lot of anime merchandise I was interested in. That’s why in my dream con, I want a lot of One Piece and Izaya merchandise. I want cheap prices please… Can the ticket prices be free for everyone too? LOL.

A restaurant or food stalls would be nice. I always buy food nearby when I attend anime events but they’re always outside the convention location. It would be super convenient if there was a restaurant… Not cafe because that’s not filling enough. Real food!

The location should be in… Japan. Then after the convention I can explore Japan with my friends hahaha. I want to go to Ikebukuro and all those anime attractions.

Of course we need music so there should be our favourite bands performing there, the ones who sing anime openings and endings. Flumpool is my favourite Japanese band. I want Ryuta to sing in Chinese for me. ❤

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What else… I want props outside and inside the convention building for photo-taking. Stuff like a cool-looking background or the Thousand Sunny (lol) would be good.

Oh! I also want a bunch of prize draws where everyone gets a raffle ticket and there are multiple prizes to be won. Prizes like… authentic nendoroids and One Piece flag, etc. Okay, that’s all I can think of for now.

Hope you liked this post!

My Top 10 Anime Openings

These are my 10 favourite anime opening songs. I’m not saying that these are “the” best anime songs of all time, but my current personal favourites.

10. Fruits Basket Opening – For Fruits Basket by Ritsuko Okazaki

Every time I listen to this song, I get really nostalgic because I watched Fruits Basket when I was in primary school. The anime is very colourful and sweet. The manga is more complete and “darker” in my opinion. I recommend you finish the manga if you haven’t already.

9. Sailor Moon Opening (1-4) – Moonlight Densetsu by DALI 

8. Attack on Titan Opening 1 – Guren no Yumiya by Linked Horizon

7. One Piece Opening 10 – We Are! by TVXQ

One Piece is my number one favourite anime. It is the best selling manga series in the world and currently has over 700 episodes. Although it is really long and still ongoing, I highly recommend this series for everyone. It’s great for people of all ages. I may be 20 years old, but I am just in love with this show. I learned a lot from One Piece, including the meaning of friendships. It helped me realize that I was in toxic friendships in the past and that things can always be better. The show made me feel every emotion possible, and it brought back my laughter.

6. One Piece Opening 3 – Hikare E by The Babystars

5. Durarara!! Opening 1 – Uragiri No Yuuyake by Theatre Brook

I love just about every opening and ending song in Durarara. I enjoyed the first season more than the second. I thought the second season introduced too many characters too quickly.

4. Naruto Shippuden Opening 3 – Blue Bird by Ikimono-gakari

Naruto and Naruto Shippuden have several opening songs I like. For Shippuden, I turned to the manga because I hated the filler episodes (except the one-episode funny ones). I can’t get into Boruto, the new series about Naruto’s kids, because I don’t like the art style. I also feel that a lot of characters are out of character.

3. Death Note Opening 1 – The World by Nightmare

Death Note is one of my favourite anime and I fell in love with it the instant I laid my eyes on the series. I was around eleven years old and I remember my classmates telling me that it was too scary. Lol. There’s a Netflix film adaptation of Death Note. While I won’t judge the film too much without watching it first, Death Note remains a popular series after all these years.

2. Naruto Shippuden Opening 16 – Silhouette by KANA-BOON

1. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Opening 1 – Again by Yui

If you only listen to one song in this post, it should be this one. Maybe.

My Anime Cosplay Timeline – Part 3

PART ONE HERE.

PART TWO HERE.

20. Mitsuha from Your Name

21. Umaru from Himouto! Umaru-chan (school uniform)

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22. Kaneki Ken from Tokyo Ghoul (closet cosplay)

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23. Zero Kiryu from Vampire Knight

24. Yuki Cross from Vampire Knight

25. Shōyō Hinata from Haikyuu!!

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26. Kōshi Sugawara from Haikyuu!!

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27. Tsukimi from Princess Jellyfish (different outfit)

28. Tobio Kageyama from Haikyuu!!

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I re-did some cosplays:

Anime Cosplays: Ururu/Misa Amane/Karamatsu

Himouto! Umaru-chan Closet Cosplay

Summer Fest 2017 (Kido Tsunami from Mekukacity Actors)

Anime Evolution 2017 & Cardcaptor Sakura – Sakura Kinomoto Cosplay

3 Cheap & Easy Anime Cosplays

Cosplaying can get pretty expensive, but here are three anime characters that shouldn’t cost you a lot of money! These might also be useful for those last minute conventions when you don’t have enough time to prepare for an elaborate cosplay.

1. Tsukimi from Princess Jellyfish

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If you have medium or long black hair like me, you can tie your hair into braids. I found my grey sweater in my closet. I already had Clara, the jellyfish plush, but that’s optional. All I bought for this cosplay were the red glasses from the dollar store. It was about $1.25. Here’s a tip: Remove the lens from the glasses! I wish I did that when I took this photo because it wasn’t the right prescription and I couldn’t see clearly. Tsukimi wears grey sweatpants, but I feel that a lot of people own this already.

Total cost = $1.25

2. L Lawliet from Death Note

I bought a short black wig for $5. A wig requires a wig cap, but I already own a couple. If you are a guy or girl with short black hair, then you can skip the wig. I used black eyeliner I already had, and wore a white long sleeve shirt and jeans from my closet. The Death Note was a gift, but you can buy a plain black notebook from the dollar store and use a silver Sharpie to write the words on the cover. The only other thing I bought was the lollipop, which is an optional prop. The lollipop was around $3.

Total cost = $5 ($8 including lollipop prop)

3. Shizuo from Durarara!!

I bought the short yellow wig for around $4.90. I actually bought this one with L’s wig from the same seller but this price is rare. The rest of my wigs cost more. If you have naturally blonde hair that is short, then you can skip this step. I bought a black bow tie from Daiso for $2. I had the rest – the dress shirt, vest, pants, and shoes. Sunglasses would also be good.

Total cost = $6.90

 

Some words of advice:

– It boils down to how creative you are. There are many characters with simple cosplays, but it’s up to you to make it work.

– Don’t worry about the littlest details. To me, cosplaying is about having fun and there is always time to improve in the future.

– If you are on a budget, you may want to consider thrift stores. If you feel that you won’t wear the clothing item often but you need it for the cosplay, it’s definitely a cheaper alternative.

I hope this post was helpful. Have fun and good luck!