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Makeup Tutorial: Yukishiro Tomoe (Ruruoni Kenshin)

I finally finally finished editing this video! I filmed this in October 2013 when I was in Japan as a CoFesta Ambassador and only got around to finish editing now ^^;

 

This is a simplistic and reticence makeup look. It emphasises the eyes, gives the look of innocence yet performs well in pictures. it's suitable for characters like Yukishiro Tomoe from Rurouni Kenshin; someone matured, reserved and beautiful.

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The 2nd Rurouni Kenshin movie is coming out next month and I can’t wait to see more of it! Hopefully they will hint of Tomoe’s presence xD

 

 

Makeup used:
  1. E.l.f Studio Flawless Finish Foundation
  2. Canmake Concealer
  3. ZA 2 way foundation
  4. The Face Shop LOVELY ME:EX MAKE ME STAR gel liner (Peach Shower)
  5. E.l.f Studio 85-Piece Complete the Look Palette
  6. Dolly Wink black liquid Eyeliner
  7. Top Lashes (random brand)
  8. Bottom Lashes (random brand)
  9. Wrinkle Plus (Super Lip Repair)
  10. Clear pink lip gloss (random Japanese brand)
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Fake lashes + Case Giveaway Result!

If you’ve been following me on TheCosplayChronicle’s Facebook Page, you would have witnessed my obsession with hoarding Fake Lashes.

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Anyway, I held a Fake lash giveaway last week for the above lashes and lash case! And I’m here to announce the results!

 

In the announcement I asked you guys to write in your share status, why I should give the lashes to you. And all of you came up with so much interesting answers that I ended up not being able to make up my mind XDDD

So the winner is eventually chosen randomly with random.org. I have excluded my own share and any participants that took part after the 26th Jul (Asia Pacific time) henceforth the total count is only 46 participants.

Anyway enough blabbering, here is the result !

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Congratulations to Dada Yuu for wining the 5 pairs of Fake lashes and the Lash Case! Thank you for supporting the blog and please email me (elpheal[@]gmail [.]com) your mailing address and recipient name asap so I can send them to you ^_^/

 

I hope you guys don’t feel discouraged, I’m sure there will be more of such giveaways to come!

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ALO: Kirito & Lyfa Photoshoot

We actually shot this last month in early April, before I went to Japan. We actually planned this shoot for a very long time but only got around to it this year. My costume is entirely bought from Taobao and I absolutely loved it!

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Kirito: Yuanie
Lyfa: Kaika
Photo: William.T
Assistance: Gin

 

Finalist for the Singapore Blog Awards 2014

Believe it or not, The Cosplay Chronicles (this blog!) is a finalist for the Best Topical Blog for the Singapore Blog Awards 2014!

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This is the third year The Cosplay Chronicles is a finalist for the Singapore Blog Awards ! I really appreciate being selected to be a finalist as that indicates that the judges see quality in the content being dished out here T^T

 

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So yes guys, please vote for The Cosplay Chronicles daily! Click here to vote, scroll to the “Best Topical Blog” category and vote away~!

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Cosfest 2014 (Day 2) Cosplay photo pimps!

Cosfest 2014, also named Cosfest XIII - The Final Fantasy have officially ended today. As the roman numerals implied, this marks the 13th year of the event! How time flies! This is also the last year for the event to be held at the iconic Downtown East D’ Marquee Dome.

 

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Did you guys enjoyed yourself this weekend?

 

I had a lot of stuffs on before this so I only reached the event around 5:30pm. Thankfully Cosplayers tend to come out/stay late too so I still managed to grab a few shots! I still missed out on many people though =(

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Random photo is random.

 

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I only brought my 50mm lens today (yesterday) so apologies if my photographs appear too static or tight! Super thanks to all the cosplayers who posed for me and people who came up to say Hi ^_^

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Cosfest 2014 (Day 1)

It’s been EONS since I last cosplayed at an event (Cosplay judging not counted xD) and I’m still not a fan of cosplaying at events. But I had an awesome team this time and I’m very happy we all made it in time!

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Ning Cai Chen 寧采臣 : Yuanie
Nie Xiao Qian 聶小倩 : Kaika
Yan Zhi Xia 燕赤霞 : Rocky
Lao Lao 姥姥 : Seiyume

 

In case any of you don’t recognise us, we were actually cosplaying as characters from a very old Hong Kong Movie 倩女幽魂 A Chinese Ghost Story. It’s a timeless classic in the Chinese society and most of us pretty much grew up watching it!

A Chinese Ghost Story (Wade–Giles: Ch'ien-nü Yu-hun; literally: "The Ethereal Spirit of a Beauty") is a 1987 Hong Kong romantic comedy horror film starring Leslie Cheung,Joey Wong, and Wu Ma, directed by Ching Siu-tung, and produced by Tsui Hark. The plot was loosely based on a short story from Qing Dynasty writer Pu Songling's Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio (聊齋誌異), and also inspired by the 1960 Shaw Brothers Studio film The Enchanting Shadow. The film was popular in Hong Kong and several Asian countries, including South Korea and Japan when released. Most notably it boosted the stardom of Joey Wong, won Leslie Cheung popularity in Japan, and sparked a trend of folklore ghost films in the Hong Kong film industry, including two sequels, an animated film, a television series and a 2011 remake.”

from: Wikipedia

 

I’m not too pleased with my cosplay and it scared the shit out of me to cosplay Xiao Qian who was originally played by Joey Wong; easily the helming goddess of the entertainment world in her time. *faints* I’m just so thankful we managed to get a team together to do this cosplay out of pure love for the series (I’m actually a bigger fan of the ANimated version 8D) . Hopefully we’ll get to do a photoshoot soon and I’ll get to improve my cosplay before the shoot xD

Ok! On to the event now! I must apologies in advance that, because I was so handicapped in the costume (long skirt, long sleeves, long shawllll, long wig, falling hairbun) , I really couldn’t do any coverage until after I changed out. So this entry is short and the photos are little.

 

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Cosfest this year had a Coscard Wall xD Anyone can go up and stick their Coscards there! I do wonder exactly what do they do with the wall after the event though ahhaa

 

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The coscards are stuck there by double sided tape! Pretty neat idea eh?

 

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Props displayed in the centre of the Dome.

 

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The graffiti wall sees many talented artists too xD Looking at how filled up the wall is, I’m guessing there will be a clean slab tomorrow.

 

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And there was a huge ass wall to promote the upcoming Rurouni Kenshin movie! Ahhhhhh I think this means they will be bringing the movie into Singapore again! I can’t wait to watch my childhood hero on the big screen again *_*

And time for Cosplay photos! I’m sorry I’ve only managed to capture these few  photographs T_T There were TONNES of awesome cosplayers today but but I missed most of them T_T

 

 

Did any of you take any photographs today (yesterday to be precise). Feel free to share your photo albums in the comments section below ^_^

If any of you took photographs of my team and I, please tag it to TheCosplayChronicles’s Facebook page here!

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BAKUMAN Live action!

OOOOhhhh this must be the golden decade for Animanga fans as we welcome one after another Live adaptation of our favourite Animanga series!

 

I’m sorry I’m a few months late in finding this news but yes, BAKUMAN is getting a Live Movie Adaption!

 

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“ Bakuman. (バクマン。?) is a Japanese manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, the same creative team responsible for Death Note. It was serialized in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from August 11, 2008 to April 23, 2012.

The story follows talented artist Moritaka Mashiro and aspiring writer Akito Takagi, two ninth grade boys who wish to become manga artists, with Mashiro as the artist and Takagi as the writer. Some characters resemble real authors and editors of Weekly Shōnen Jump, and many manga titles mentioned in Bakuman have actually been published in the magazine. ”

source: Wikipedia

 

Photo from: Tumblr

 

According to Otaku Mode, the film is set to release in Japan 2015. At the helm of directing is Director; Hitoshi One, who was also responsible for Moteki.

 

Takeru Satoh (Kenshin!!) is set to play Moritaka Mashiro, the aspiring Manga artist while Ryunosuke Kamiki (Soujirou!!) is set to play Akito Takagi; the aspiring writer.

Sailor Moon Crystal (New SM anime!)

It's finally here! In celebration of the 20th anniversary, Sailor Moon is back ! Much to the delight of fans all over the world!

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Here’s the opening preview!

 

“ This new series, entitled Sailor Moon Crystal, is set to premiere on July 5, 2014  at 7:00 pm (6:00 am EST) and stream a new episode every other week for a year, running at a total of 26 episodes.

The series will be available on Niconico Douga, a Japanese streaming video service, subtitled in ten languages including English. The North American distribution rights have been licensed by Viz Video. The North American distribution rights have been licensed by Viz, to be streamed on Hulu as well as Viz’s own streaming site, Neon Alley.

 

Info from: http://www.denofgeek.us/

 

Like all female Anime fans, I started my Otaku Journey with SailorMoon. The girls were such an inspiration to me as a kid and brought much topics between me and my friends (though sadly, not much of them were into cartoons :< ). But to be honest, I’m not nearly as  big a fan as most of my Cosplayer/Otaku friends are. I’ve only caught the series when it aired on TV and I didn’t follow the Manga from head to tail. Pardon me Sire, but there were no Broadband then :/

 

Transformation sequence of all the Senshis!

 

 

I look forward to having another chance with the new series where we can both start from ground zero hahaha. I’m also looking forward to realising my childhood cosplay plan later this year! Bet nobody can guess the character haha!

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Zettai Kareshi, Absolute Boyfriend (Live Action Theatre)

I accidentally stumbled upon this trailer of Watase Yuu’s Zettai Kareshi (Absolute Boyfriend) in Live Stage form!

 

 

“ Absolute Boyfriend (絶対彼氏。 Zettai Kareshi?) is a six volume manga series by Yuu Watase, first serialized in Shōjo Comic. The manga series was adapted into an 11-episode live-action drama series that aired in Japan in 2008. A 13-episode Taiwanese adaptation aired in 2012 under the title Absolute Darling (絕對達令 Jue Dui Darling), and plans are underway for a South Korean adaptation.[1]

Riiko Izawa has never had a boyfriend and she has been rejected by every boy she has ever had a crush on. When she returns a lost cell phone to an oddly dressed salesman, she mentions wanting a boyfriend. To thank her, he directs her to his company's website, Kronos Heaven. When she visits the site, Riiko finds it's a site to create your perfect lover. Thinking it's a game, she customizes and accidentally orders one. The next day, her new lover arrives. Following the instruction manual, she kisses him to wake him up and configures him to be in love with only her. She names him "Night." Three days later, she is shocked to learn that she only had him for a free trial for 72 hours. The salesman, Gaku Namikiri, tells her that she must now pay ¥100,000,000 for Night, however, they will waive the fee if she helps them to collect data about how women think and feel to help perfect future models. “

 

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Official Website: http://www.39amipro.com/zettai

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The stage show last for 2 hours and 30 minutes with a 15minutes interval at the Theatre 1010 (Tokyo Kita-Senju). Ticket price goes for 6800 Yen for early birds and 7000 Yen for entrance purchase. Obviously at my time of blogging, the show is long over

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The cast list.

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I admit, other than Ex-Morning Musume Member;  Risa Niigaki , I don’t know any of the other actors/actress. But it is still heartening to see a Manga /Anime series get a Live Action adaptation.

   

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How I did Kuriyama Mirai (Kyoukai no Kanata)'s Idol Costume

Mirai Kuriyama and Mitsuki Nase wore this idol like costume in episode 6 of Kyoukai no Kanata. The costume and dance have absolutely no relationship to the primary story but it was such a hilariou episode I found myself laughing at it for weeks xD!

In this blog entry I shall share with you how I made my Kuriyama Mirai's dance costume. To watch our Dance cover and Cosplay photographs, click the links below.

Yakusoku no Kizuna Dance Cover: Click!
Kyoukai no Kanata, Idol Costume photoshoot: Click!

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Watch the original dance segment below!

 

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Kuriyama Mirai cosplay by Kaika.

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