June 15, 2012

Touwa Erio at AFA Malaysia 2012

I had a mini photoshoot in the morning for Touwa Erio at AFA Malaysia 2012! It was my first time working with a photographer for a cosplay photoshoot so I was kinda awkward (^^;)

I did not liquify the photos or photoshopped anything so all the edits were done by the photographer (^^)

The second and third shots are my favourites! I really like the photos although I think it would have been better if it was done at a brightly lighted place. The convention area had rather dim lightning :(

I received a message from another photographer later the day for another photoshoot so I guess there might be another set of photos for this character?

My schedule is getting tighter as SPM draws near so I won't be attending any events until it is over. :( Also, I am planning to sell some of my cosplay costumes and wigs soon. I hope many will be interested in buying them. :) I have to sell them since my mom is getting a little pissed of already since I've been buying so many of these stuff... :(

Anyways, I hope you enjoyed viewing the photos and I'll try to blog again soon! :D

June 14, 2012

AFA Malaysia 2012 Day 2

Hello again! :D

I attended Anisong on AFA Day 1 so I overslept on Day 2... (^^;) Rushed to prepare myself then met up with Ky Li. (^^)

Day 2 cosplay was Matryoshka Miku! I DIY-ed the bulidings last minute the previous night...

Very cute Tsuna cosplay! :D

Does anyone knows what character this is? I was wondering how she was able to see through all those paper...

Genderbender Panty and Panty! I really love the PSG series! I'm planning to cosplay as Stocking (^^)

Very cute Watanuki and Natsume from Inu x Boku SS! I love Natsume's smile! :D

One of the contestants for the individual cosplay competition! He took 3 months to prepare the armour! And Kaname actually gave him a kiss on stage! X3

Kaname's appearance on Day 2! The crowd was larger and I couldn't get a closer shot of him > <

Gave up squeezing through the massive crowd... OTL

Regional Cosplay Competition Malaysia Preliminaries! The Ciel x Sebastian group was really in character!! It was my first time to actually sit down and watch a cosplay competition and I was really impressed by their performance!

Rozen Maiden group which had lots of prop on stage.

Winners of the group cosplay competition was of course, Ciel and Sebastian! :D The prizes were really impressive! I feel like joining next year but I have no confidence > <

The contestants for the individual cosplay competition. One of the cosplayers took only 3 days to complete his costume!! I can never do that...

Later, we went to Moe Moe Kyun maid cafe to fill our stomach~ Queueing up for an hour plus when you're really hungry is not a good idea...

We were served by Ringo-chan! She drew a Neko for us!

It was really awkward when we had to do the power up with the maid and it actually made me rethink whether to join MMK next year...

Took a picture with the lovely Ying Tze as Mio-chan! I was really looking forward to meet her as she is one of my favourite cosplayers!

Finally, I met Danny Choo!!! XD Was really happy to take a picture with him! He's really successful in the anime industry and he motivates me to strive for my dream through his experiences in getting settled in Japan. :D

And that's all for the two days of AFA Malaysia 2012. I really hope that they will come to Malaysia again the following year and perhaps they can have more halls and better air conditioning (^^;) I was sweating inside the hall... :(

Will upload photos of the photoshoot soon even though you might've seen it on my Facebook page... (^^;)

See you~!
June 13, 2012

AFA Malaysia 2012 Day 1

Ko-nyan-nyan-chi-wa! :3

I have been really busy the past week especially during the weekend when AFA was held at PWTC. AFA is currently one of the biggest ACG event in Malaysia! (^^) I had lots of fun on both days and I took over 200 photos..... O.O It took me a while to sort out the photos and edit them so sorry for the delay on my AFA report! m(_ _)m

As usual, day 1 is usually packed with lots of event goers hence the queue was massive when I reached there around 8.45am. I couldn't even tell where the end of the queue was and which queue I was supposed to line up at since they indicated which counter we were supposed to line up at with a handwritten A4 paper which I couldn't read from far away (- -;) They only put up the larger wordings later on...

By the way, here's a tip if you would like to attend any ACG events in Malaysia. :) From what I've observed after going to many conventions over the years (makes me sound so experienced eh :P) Day 1 usually has a long long ticketing queue in the morning, less epic cosplays and usually have a better event schedule. Day 2, however, has almost no queue or shorter ticketing queue, better cosplays and a less exciting event schedule. And also, most people might overslept on Day 2 morning... (^^;)

As soon as you enter the hall, you will see Mirai Itasha! :D Lots of Mirai goodies at Culture Japan booth (^^)

There were many exhibitors such as Good Smile Company, Bushiroad, Vanguard etc. Sadly, there weren't many doujin booths for a doujin lover like me... I tend to not buy official goods because they are always overpriced... I prefer fanart :P

Look at the queue for Moe Moe Kyun maid cafe and Atelier Royale butler cafe!!

My friends and I decided to go to Atelier Royale on Day 1 since the queue was shorter (^^;) I was pretty excited too since I get to meet some of my favourite butlers from Singapore XD I've never been to AFA in Singapore so I was glad that they came to Malaysia!

Rules and Regulations~

I guess most people have the same opinion as ours to stay for 45 minutes in the cafe till our session ends as we have lined up for more than an hour to get in...

We wanted to try Omurice BUT they ran out of other meals except Curry Rice. OTL We were hungry so we had to choose the only option. And the curry rice was too salty! (T T)

Took a picture with two of Atelier Royale butlers!

Shin, on the left was the one who served our table. He was really cute and had a baby face :D Ren on the left is from Singapore and is one of the butlers that I looked forward to meet. XD

The butlers would kneel down beside your table and talk to you. It was rather awkward but I had fun experiencing how a butler cafe is. :D

And as we were eating, guess who came in? KALAFINA!!! XD Two hours of lining up was worth it to see Kalafina upclose! I didn't get to take any pictures since it's no photography in the cafe but I never forget that awesome moment! Now I can proudly say that I've dined in the same cafe as Kalafina :P

Met Jac who cosplayed as Kuroko from Kuroko no Basuke!

I totally recommend you to watch this anime whether you like basketball or not! I don't like basketball myself but this anime has really caught my interest. :)

Waiting for Danny Choo's talk on Culture Japan!

He showed us the Black Rock shoe-ter that he made~

Mirai-chan! I didn't get to see her at Pavillion but I was glad to see her at AFA! :D

This was one of my favourite cosplayer that day. It's a cosplay of Hizaki from Versailles. I love the costume so much!

Lots of dolfies everywhere! :D

Kaname and the SPcats!!!

Their cosplay was really nice and the costumes were high quality! I love Miyuko's make up! Her skin was so perfect too! I didn't know about SPcats befor but now they have really caught my interest! :D

It was hard getting a clear shot of them because the crowd was crazy!!! I was glad to have changed out of my Touwa Erio costume or else my feet would've got injured...

Look at the crowd!!! :O

I had a mini photoshoot on Day 1 for my Touwa Erio cosplay and I'll blog about it after AFA Malaysia Day 2 post. (^^) Really happy that the cosplay got a lot of compliments as I tried my best portraying Erio's moe-ness. It was rather challenging for me! And I walked around the convention bare-footed too... (^^;)

So that's it for now, will blog again soon! :D