Long time no photoset!
After Japan Expo I really wanted to get some nice photos of Alicia. I’m hoping to do another “Learning Curves” roundup post on her soon with some last bits of progress, but she was finished in time for the Tales of Ambassador competition and is probably one of the neatest costumes I’ve ever made. So obviously a shoot was needed!
I’m hoping to be part of two.. possibly even three?! Tales of Zestiria groups over the next year too, so this won’t be the last set this costume gets! I can’t wait until the game comes out to meet all of the characters!
I’ve not included any of the stage photos here, since there are already some in my Japan Expo post.
Photos by Frazzy
Japan Expo was at the start of July! It was my first time visiting and compared to other events it was crazy. Compared to the UK, it’s like London Expo but on a much bigger scale, with so many more people attending and so much to do and see.
I had a simple lineup this year for costumes and helped out with some Bandai Namco “Tales of” events over the weekend!
As it turns out I didn’t bother wearing Madoka at Japan Expo for the heat, so it was a nice laid back event for me. I didn’t cosplay every day which was a nice change and meant I could see things at the event for myself instead of worrying about wrecking my costume. And a pleasant surprise was that the venue provides on-site changing rooms (!!!) so I could get changed anytime I wanted!
So how was Japan Expo?
This week’s photoset is brand new! I fixed up one of my old costumes to do a shoot while the cherry blossom were blooming over Easter and these are the results – Akari Mizunashi from Aria. Aria has always been one of my favourite manga series and I wanted to do some really pretty photos to help showcase what a gorgeous series it is.
This shoot was actually my boyfriend’s first time behind the lens too! I stuck to quite basic poses so a few photos are similar, but I’m still really happy with the result. Enjoy!
Photos by Arphrial
I missed last week’s photoset! Oooops!
But on with this week’s photoset: this is still quite a new costume of mine, Madoka Kaname from Puella Magi Madoka Magica! I adore Madoka and couldn’t wait to make this beautiful costume. I finished everything February this year and even though the costume needs some tweaks I love the photos so far so I figured I’d share them as “part one”!
Hopefully I’ll be doing even more shoots for Madoka soon once everything is fixed up. But for now, enjoy!
Photos by Frazzy