In Case You Missed It: My Favourite Posts of 2018

To read my favourite posts from 2019, click here!

Study Date with Moya

My first IRL meeting with Moya! I’ve met Falcon before at a con, too.

Tea Time with: Rose

The actual collab post is on The Pantless Anime Blogger’s blog. This was my first collab (I’ve only done two). We talked about One Piece! I’m super impressed that TPAB watched an entire arc for this collab.

Tea Time with: Rose (Part II)

Part 2 of the collab with TPAB.

Why I Like Anime So Much

This is one of my most personal posts to date. I think it was a necessary post to write, though.

Anime Revolution 2018

This was one of my happiest days because I got an autograph from Kappei Yamaguchi and attended Hana and Baozi’s panel.

GUMI Megpoid Cosplay – Difficult Love/Nankai Renai

GUMI Megpoid Cosplay – Matryoshka

These are two of my favourite cosplays.


Looking back, 2018 was a good year for blogging and cosplaying. I’ve noticed that a lot of bloggers are no longer active, which is unfortunate. I wonder if it’ll happen to me one day…

Why Do I Cosplay?

I’ve written about why I blog, so this time I’ll write about why I cosplay.

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  1. It’s fun. I like fashion and clothes.
  2. It’s a way to show my love of anime.
  3. It’s cool to own things from anime. For example, I have Luffy’s straw hat from One Piece, Kaneki’s mask from Tokyo Ghoul, a No Face mask from Spirited Away, Mitsuha’s hair tie/bracelet from Your Name, and a lot more stuff. I don’t care much about expensive, brand name things but I like to own things from anime because I think it’s cool.
  4. Cosplay is a creative outlet.
  5. I get to look different anytime I want. For example, I’ve cosplayed as Nana Osaki from Nana (punk look) and I’ve cosplayed as several boy characters. I’ve cosplayed as child characters and as mother characters too. Even my day-to-day style changes all the time. I don’t like to be restricted to one style because I like to feel free and fluid.
  6. Cosplay has helped improve my self-confidence. I cosplay for myself. I am happy when people tell me that they like my cosplays, but my own self-perception is really important. When you see photos that you feel proud about, there is a feeling of self-satisfaction which ultimately boosts your self-esteem.
  7. I’ve met cool people through cosplay and it has also reaffirmed my friendships because it feels so good when you are supported by friends.
  8. It’s a way to spend time. I spend most of my free watching shows but cosplay is a break from watching something.
  9. It’s fun to cosplay at conventions.

Umaru-chan Cosplay

I’ve cosplayed as Umaru from Himouto! Umaru-chan before:

* Himouto! Umaru-chan Cosplay

* Himouto! Umaru-chan School Uniform Cosplay and Umaru

I love cosplaying as Umaru because it feels very natural… I can relate to her character really well.

Megumin – KonoSuba Cosplay

I cosplayed as Megumin from KonoSuba for Clubs Day at my university so I did a cos test. The bandages took a while to do… The cosplay isn’t mine so I don’t have the shoes or wig. ><

I forgot to wear the gloves here. T_T

Check out my friend’s cosplay

I was asked to take pictures of my friend’s cosplay. This was a new experience for me because I’m usually the one being photographed in cosplay!

My friend cosplayed as Ephraim from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. He made the cosplay, except for the weapon which was commissioned.

Cosplayer’s Instagram: @swordbr0

GUMI Megpoid Cosplay – Difficult Love/Nankai Renai

Nankai Renai is a song by GUMI, one of my favourite vocaloids. The song is about a difficult love. This was my first time expressing more sad expressions in cosplay.

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I really love this cosplay. Of course, I worked with a team.

Makeup: @ayyshebitty

Photo credit: @zetsunai

None of these photos are edited. I attended cosplayers Hana and Baozi’s panel on posing for cosplay the other week and they said that research is very important. Research on finding a suitable location to shoot and also expressing what the character feels in the source material. Time of day to shoot is also important, in which they recommended cosplaying in the evening.

That’s why I chose a dock as the location during a time that was not hot. I tried to replicate some of the poses from the music video, and the photographer was great with directing the shots.

The shots wouldn’t look nearly as good if it weren’t for my makeup artist! So I am very, very thankful to my team, and also to my readers for supporting me in my cosplay hobby! ^_^