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Apr 15, 2017

Doujima 2017 Announcement!

Doujima, the Singapore’s biggest self-publishing creator event is back again! Here’s some excerpt from the press release to give you an idea of what to expect.

Event Name: Doujin Market 2017
Date: 6th & 7th May 2017
Venue: Suntec City, Level 3, The Concourse
Admission: Free Entrance
Website:
http://www.doujimasg.com/

 

 

“ Singapore - Creators who intend to make art a sustainable career need look no further than Doujin Market 2017.


This year, the show will host over a dozen key players and startups who aim to pave the way towards a more robust creative scene through seminars, portfolio reviews and
networking opportunities.


In its fifth iteration, Doujin Market will focus on preparing young creatives for the demands of the real world, equipping them with essential skills to survive in a competitive market
where talent needs to constantly differentiate itself while capitalizing on the latest trends and disruptive technologies. 

“Pop culture startups are uniquely placed to empower the local arts scene,” said Jason Koh, account director of Neo Tokyo Project and convention producer for Doujin Market.
“They’ve blazed a trail other fans can follow and we’re certain that their success stories can inspire those hoping to transition from creating content as a hobby to making it a full
time career.”

Mar 7, 2017

Photoshoot : Chrno Crusade

I’m sorry for the lack of updates in this blog, I’ve just been so engrossed with life and kdramas hahaha.


I had the chance to finally cosplay this old series last october. Can you believe this cosplan has been 6 years in the making?! Yes, Zephyus and I were intending to debut it at AFA 2010 – the year we represented Singapore to take part in the AFA Regional Cosplay Competition. Can’t believe how fast time flew! We didn’t eventually managed to finish our costumes and things just kept dragging since everyone was busy. I must admit I was surprised we even managed to have the shoot done haha.


Most of my costume was made in 2010 with exception of the headdress, gun, pouch, gloves and shoes. Darn am I glad my fabric lasted so well! Special thanks to Nik for the lovely photographs and Sara for being our angel helper!  Of course, the shoot wouldn’t be possible without my Chrno so major thanks to Zephyus for going along with the cosplay ^_^


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Rosette Christopher: Kaika/ The Cosplay Chronicles
Chrno: Zephyus 
Photo: Nik 
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Assistance: Sara

Jan 7, 2017

Photoshoot: Final Fantasy 8 Quistis Trepe

I’ve been wanting to reshoot this old costume for a long while and I’m thrilled to finally do it last october. The costume is actually nearly a decade old and it’s the only costume to be hanging in my closet for the past 9 years. When I cosplayed Quistis, my dressmaking skills was still pretty noob so I got my dad to make the top for me. He made the base of the coat while I went ahead to add the lapels and embellishments. My parents aren’t exactly thrilled with my hobby but they let me do what I want and occasionally, they step in to help. Which is why this costume has a special place in my heart because my dad made half of it =)

 

And because I used really good quality fabric, the costume has remained in mint condition. Save the satin part which has definitely started to lose it’s shine, which was the reason why it needs a reeshoot before it turns matte entirely haha. Special thanks to Ahbutography for having this photoshoot with me and to Evonne for her awesome assistance!

 

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Jan 1, 2017

Interview with Miu

Miu is a vietnamese cosplayer who have received a lot of attention recently for her cosplays of popular and cute Anime characters such as Shimakaze from the Kantai Collection and more . Miu was in Singapore for Gamestart 2016 and The Cosplay Chronicles had the chance to interview this beautiful girl. We got to know the talent behind the beautiful face and be blown away by her.  Watch on to get to know more about this amazing cosplayer.

 

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Miu’s facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Miucosplayer93/ 

 

Dec 26, 2016

Interview with Okageo (California Cosplayer)

Based in California, Okageo has been cosplaying since 2008. He enjoys making armoured costumes and strives to keep the hobby fun and cost effective by limiting himself to a budegt of just $100 per costume. Having worked with big industrial names such as Crunchyroll, Elsword and Nerdblock, Okageo is a veteran cosplayer who not only helps to promote games and anime products, but is also a frequent guest of conventions and a competition judge.

 

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OKAGEO: https://www.facebook.com/Okageo/

 

 

Okageo was a guest at Gamestart 2016 this year. The Cosplay Chronicles had the chance to interview him and ask him some saucy questions such as his opinion on "Cosplay Drama". Watch to know more about this California-based Cosplayer !

 

 

 

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Oct 11, 2016

Gamestart Asia 2016 (Cosplay photo gallery)

How many of you were at the Gamestart Asia this weekend?  Southeast Asia’s premier game convention is now onto it’s third year and it’s back with more jazz than ever before! Held at the Suntec Convention Hall, the convention was packed to the brim with performances, lucky draws and tournaments to entertain and excite it’s visitors.  Here is a short entry of my day at Gamestart Asia.

 

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I arrived in the mid afternoon of Saturday to enjoy the event. While not an avid gamer myself, I enjoyed the lively vibe, excitable tournament narrating and funky neon lights of the convention halls. Before I headed into the convention halls though, I made it a point to take a few shots of the lovely cosplayers camping outside at the corridors first. After all, the full length windows at level three of the convention corridor always casted perfect natural lighting.

 

Oct 3, 2016

What to expect @ Gamestart 2016

The one event that’s solely dedicated to Gaming is back for it’s third year! Yes, Gamestart is back and it’s happening this weekend! Here’s a short lineup of things to expect at the event this weekend!

 

Event Name: Gamestart 2016
Date: 7 – 9 Oct 2016
Where: Suntec Convention Centre, Hall 405 and 406, Singapore
Ticket Prices:
 One day Standard - S$12
 Three day standard - S$30
 VIP Passes - S$70 (includes three days entry passes, Priority Queue Passes and more)
 Free Entry for Cosplayers

 

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Oct 1, 2016

How to make: Elsa’s (Frozen) sparkly shoes!

I first cosplayed Elsa more than a year ago in a private photoshoot with my friend Yuanie, cosplaying as Jack Frost. Since it was a photoshoot, I unabashedly decided to cut some corners and left out crafting her shoes. I playfully decided to bring the costume to Singapore Toy Games & Comic Convention this year and it dawned upon me that a sparkly pair of Elsa shoes had to be made!

Especially since I needed to run around the halls to catch Cosermons (watch the hilarious video here!), there was no way I could hide my legs under the gown without feeling a deep sense of “shame” haha  8D.

How I made Elsa’s costume: LINK


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I started the project feeling really lost but I eventually found a way that was not only easy but relatively cheap (dependent on the cost of the heels) too! I filmed my crafting process and have put them into a tutorial video for your convenience. Hope someone finds it useful!


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A shot by Faizul during STGCC2016!


Tools & Materials needed:

  1. Silver pleather
  2. Silver shoes
  3. Double sided tape
  4. Masking tape (or you can substitute it with hard interfacing)
  5. Mod Podge
  6. Blue & Sliver glitter
  7. Scissor
  8. Scrap papers


Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think ^_^
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