These episodes cover Nakano Broadway and Ikebukuro. Check them out, and if you enjoy the series please do like, subscribe and share the videos with friends to support the channel! The more support there is, the more content can be made and the bigger and better Cosplay Life can become!
Happy new year everyone!
The first project is an overview of Shopping in Tokyo. During a recent visit to Japan, Lauren captured some footage around different districts in different stores to highlight what is available for cosplayers, whether it’s buying premade costumes, picking up accessories or looking for supplies to make your own costumes – there’s a little bit of everything for cosplay enthusiasts covered.
Shopping in Tokyo is a four part series covering stores found in Akihabara, Nakano Broadway and two parts dedicated to Ikebukuro. Hopefully some of you will find it helpful if you’re planning to take a trip to Tokyo!
If you liked part one, please do help support by liking the video and subscribing! There’s a lot more exciting stuff in the works, so stay tuned!
Aside from working on Cosplay Life, how has cosplay been treating me?
Wow so it’s been a while ey? I’d say life has been busy but it really hasn’t, I’ve just been a bit preoccupied with some ongoing bits and bobs, I just don’t always have time for blogging sadly!
Anyway! Recently I attempted a makeup test for Utena Tenjou of Revolutionary Girl Utena – I’ve been working on her Rose Bride dress for the AyaCon Cosplay Ball which is coming up, and figured I’d get some practice in. This was my before/after:
I always try and do my makeup for characters quite naturally, because more often than not they’re not wearing makeup (or at least nothing obvious), so I always try and reflect that. But there’s nothing wrong with glamming it up either, and it makes the whole process a bit more fun. More than anything I like to see what works on my face and what suits the character at the same time.
So while brainstorming what to use, I figured I’d try and record myself. I’ve attempted this before but I’ve always scrapped it before the internet ever got a chance to see it, but this time I asked if anyone would be interested and surprisingly people responded and thought it’d be useful. Please keep in mind that I’m not a pro, and everything I know from makeup has came across a space of about 6 years of trial and error.. but without further ado, here it is:
The video runs through the products I used, and they are also listed in the video description! Hopefully I’m not too hard to understand and it’s not too cringey, either.. it’s really hard finding the courage to talk to an invisible audience!