Akimatsuri 2018

I went to Akimatsuri today, an anime convention. I bought all these Magi things and more anime things for $10! I think Sinbad looks so cool. ^^

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I bought a Durarara!! book with character designs and architectural layouts for $2! I love anything related to Izaya because he’s my favourite character. ^^

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I bought Death Note volume 2 for $2. ^^

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I bought a lot of wigs, each for $2! I also got free wigs. ^^

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I thought this was so beautiful so I bought it for my cell phone. I want to raise a cat one day. ^^

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I took this photo of the lights with my camera.

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I cosplayed as Yuki from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, but I’ll post cosplay photos in a separate photos. Thanks for reading. ^^

I Won a Book Giveaway!

I feel really lucky sometimes because I won another giveaway, and it’s a great one! In my life I’ve won four giveaways but I used to find many four leaf clovers so maybe that has something to do with it. I actually don’t think there’s a correlation LOL.

The giveaway I won this time was hosted by our fellow blogger friend, Neha, who runs Biblio Nyan, a blog on books, anime, self-care tips, and more. I won their 500 follower giveaway and got a $30 gift card to buy any books of my choosing from Book Depository or Amazon. I got FIVE books from Book Depository!

1. Edogawa Rampo’s Japanese Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Jon recommended this book to me a while back so I’m happy that I finally own it! I read one of the short stories called The Human Chair, and it was honestly the most interesting story I’ve read in my life. I might blog about it one day, and write about Junji Ito’s version of it as well.

2. Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination 

I’ve been borrowing my friend’s Poe book for months so I’m happy that I finally own my own copy.

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3. Monkey by Wu Cheng’en

This book is also known as Journey to the West and is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. This story was published in the 16th century and many anime, including Dragon Ball, were loosely based on this story. Some of the earliest Japanese animation were inspired by the Chinese animation of Journey to the West.

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4. Desire by Haruki Murakami 

Haruki Murakami is one of my favourite authors. I’ve read a number of his books. This is a collection of his short stories.

5. Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination

I’m giving this one to a friend.

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I’m honestly surprised by how many books I got. When I found out that I won, I thought that I would get two books so this really exceeded my expectations. The books were delivered in a timely manner and I’m really happy with everything. Thank you so much Neha for everything. ❤

Thrifty Finds

I went a thrift store after a friend said I might find anime related goods or materials for cosplay. Unfortunately, it was not my lucky day but it was still worth checking out because I picked up a couple of cool things!

I love thrift stores. They carry so much cool stuff.

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After I bought the tote bag, I used it as my shopping bag hahaha. It was $1.99.

I have read all of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, but this book contains The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes as well. I have read a few stories from it but I’m rereading all the stories. Okay so it was $4.99 so I told the cashier I didn’t want it anymore because I already read most of the book already… then the cashier changed it to $2.99. O__O So nice!

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I like buying my own books because I write in them and highlight certain parts. The book was not written in at all when I got it.

I usually write my shopping lists on sticky notes, and once I’m done with them I use them as bookmarks HAHAHA. It won’t fall out because it’s sticky. I fold the sticky note over the top of a page so it is super secure. It doesn’t stick out, but it’s still easy to find the page.

Thankfully this thrift store was clean. I’m allergic to dust so I don’t go to thrift stores often at all. When I do, I always go to the book section for novels and manga. Then I check out the figurines because a worker told me they sometimes get nendoroids! They’re probably knock-offs but if it looks decent and costs very little, it’s not bad. (Pro tip: Value Village sells foam heads around Halloween. It’s an essential item for any cosplayer – used to style, cut wigs or for storage purposes.) Then I go to the plush section. I did see a Tuxedo Mask plush for $1.99 (from Sailor Moon) but didn’t buy it. Then I check out bags but I’m extremely picky so I usually just buy one or two things in total every time. If I’m looking for cosplay materials, I look at clothes and shoes! Thrift stores are life-savers for last minute cosplays. 

How to Keep Your Pins From Falling Out

So you got some pins. Now what??

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Before you pin them to your bags or clothes, here’s a tip. Take a plastic earring stud back and put it on the back like so. I’ve lost all my pins from high school because I didn’t do this. Then I did this to my Lelouch (from Code Geass) pin and I still have it a year later.

If you don’t have the stud backs, I saw them at my local dollar store. No need to buy actual earrings hahaha.

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If you’re interested in what my new pins are…

  • Rin and Len Kagamine
  • Luka Megurine (see clip below)
  • Karamatsu (Osomatsu-kun)
  • Mikasa Ackerman (Attack on Titan)
  • Sailor Moon

Daiso Mini Haul

What is Daiso?

It’s a store that sells the stuff you see at a regular dollar store, except everything is two dollars (unless stated otherwise). Plus, everything is cute and some things aren’t practical but you buy them anyways because they’re cute. I think Daiso sells a lot more items than dollar stores, and it’s Japanese.

  • two notebooks for summer school ($2 each)
  • white gloves and black bow tie for cosplay ($2 each)
  • clear container ($2)
  • jar (secret) ($3)

The container is perfect for holding the different parts of my Haruhi nendo. I like that it’s clear because I can see through the cover without opening the container. If I get more nendoroids in the future, I can fill up this container.

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I’m going to fill my jar with something exciting in the future, but that will be for a different post.

Yesterday and today I woke up at about 7 to get work done!!

Yesterday I bought a liquid eyeliner, eyeshadow, eyebrow pencil, and a lip tint from The Face Shop. From there I got a free exfoliating glove and a few samples. I got a Rilakkuma cell phone holder and a Pucca plush from angel. I also decorated my room.

Today I cleaned out maybe ten boxes from my closet.

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More pictures in the future, I promise!