maanantai 5. joulukuuta 2016

Circle lens review: Super Pinky Green

Hello!

Since the gods of weather were finally on my side, I decided to make a new (non-sponsored) circle lens review. This time I'll review Super Pinky Green, my first green circle lenses. Let's go!

The vials of the lenses.

The lenses in their vials.

Base curve: 8.6 mm
Diameter: 14.8 mm
Water content: 45 %
Life span: 1 year

Quite basic lenses according to the measures, just a bit larger than Sweet Bliss Brown lenses I reviewed in July (the water content is a bit bigger also). 
Let's say that these lenses were ordered for my Tetsuhiro Morinaga cosplay (which I definitely will make in the future) but I just couldn't resist checking out if these lenses will really be good for that one. 
By the way, a tip; don't insert the lenses into your eyes straight after opening the vials, especially if you have sensitive eyes - the solution in the vials makes at least my eyes water and hurt. I don't know if everybody reacts to the original solution like that but I don't recommend testing it either. Let them soak in a new solution at least for a few hours.

One lens in, notice the enlargement. I had to take this picture with a flash though, thanks camera for not co-operating...

Like I had thought, these lenses have pretty much the same enlargement than Sweet Bliss Brown lenses. Inserting them wasn't a lot different either; I could really feel these in my eyes, especially in my left eye, straight after inserting them. Luckily the scratchy feeling disappeared quite soon, in fifteen minutes or so (and yes, I checked if there was anything wrong with the lens itself but there were no flaws or any dirt in it).
The first couple of hours went quite smoothly but during the third hour I had these in my eyes they begun to blur my vision and I couldn't see clearly. Later, after almost four hours they begun to feel dry. This might have something to do with the fact that my eyes are still under the "as dry as Sahara" effect...
After 4,5 - 5 hours I decided to take these off since the blur and the scratchy feeling (caused by the dryness) begun to irritate me to no end.

The color of these lenses is something in between forest green and olive green - can't actually describe it better. There's also the semi-thick dark grey limbal ring but in my eyes it seems to disappear somewhere making these look a bit more unnatural than they already are (because of the enlargement). The design itself, however, is quite basic and relatively natural.

But yes, some lens photos!
Note; I have blue/grey/green eyes myself - in other words, light-colored eyes. My natural eye color blended to the lens color almost perfectly, that's something I actually liked!

The last three photos © Gure (thank you very much), otherwise the photographer: yours truly. Pictures aren't edited. They were taken on quite cloudy day in December.

Yellow light without a flash.
Indoors, natural light (facing the window).
Indoors, bathroom light (for some reason the bathroom light was almost red, wtf).
Indoors, with a flash.
Indoors, under the fluorescent lamp.
Outdoors, facing the (almost non-existent) sun. 
Outdoors, back against the sun.
Distance photo.

  • I rate the color 7/10 - who wouldn't enjoy this rather vivid green? But, when thinking about Morinaga, these lenses might be just a bit too light. I could still use these for that cosplay but I'm also keeping my eyes open if some other options appear.
  • The design is 8,5/10 - they're quite natural, the color blends nicely with the light eye color at least. The limbal ring could be darker though, the dark grey ring seems to disappear somewhere in my opinion. 
  • The comfort... 6,5/10. I could feel these when inserting them into my eyes and after a few hours they begun to feel pretty dry. They also blurred my vision quite a bit. I've had lenses with worse comfort too but wearing these wasn't very enjoyable either. But, like I said before, my eyes were dry before inserting the lenses so the lack of comfort might be because of it. 
  • I think that the naturalness is 8/10, quite average. The enlarging effect makes them look a bit unnatural but the color and the design save quite much. Personally I think that in a crowded place (in a city for example) people would notice these but not think about it too much. 
  • The enlargement is 9/10 - I mean, look at the third pic. :DD

Got any questions? Ask in the comment box, contact me on social media or send me an e-mail!

-Firith

perjantai 25. marraskuuta 2016

Skecon 2016 summary - the best con this year! (And wtf are you doing car!?)

Yep, like I told earlier I attended Skecon this year - and I must say that it was the best con this year! Read more and you will know why...

I stayed the night before the con at Shiro Samurai's apartment with him and Sacchan. During that night we became cocoon worms toukat <3 and I think that I'm officially a rye bread now... #insidejokes :DD We spent the night just speaking some shit - and, as anybody could guess, didn't sleep almost at all. I actually think that Sacchan didn't sleep at all and Shiro Samurai and I slept for something like 30 minutes or so.
I can tell you, my body revenged it in the Friday morning damn you morning hangover. Somehow we all managed to get up, shower and take all the stuff to Sacchan's Renault.

After an hour or so Marcus (who was the 4th member of our squad this time and who had completely forgotten that we were leaving in the Friday morning) was also ready to leave and we begun to drive to Skellefteå.
I managed to sleep most of the time but at some point I really woke up when I heard someone shouting. Turned out that it was Sacchan and when I looked out of the window I could completely understand why - the weather was awful, it was snowing heavily and no one was able to see properly... I feel you, Sacchan.
We had also been clever enough to leave all the winter clothing at home (when I say home I actually mean Southern Finland so yeah, talk about 500+ kilometers...). Didn't feel like the winner when I saw the weather.

Anyway, after a few hours of driving we arrived to Skellefteå. It was quite funny to try to find the campus area where the con took place this year.

"Just tell me when you see a campus sign!"
"...we just drove past it..."
"FUCK."
:DD

In the end we found our way to the parking lot. I decided to stay outside since the others were working as volunteers at the con and I... Well, would have done the same had I not been so unsure if I was even going there or not. In the end I didn't apply to be a volunteer and because I wasn't working at the con I wasn't quite allowed to stay inside when they did some last minute organizing etc.

(All pictures © Shiro Samurai.)





After an hour of waiting or so I went to stand in the line and got my ticket, yay! <3
When the others were working I spent my time sitting on the nearby sofa and just watching people walk by.

At six o'clock in the evening (Swedish time, mind you) we formed our squad again and went to eat at Max. We decided to take a walk there and fuck, it was cold! Sacchan and I also wondered if we should go to walk in the river but for some reason we never did that probably because it was so freezing that I actually begun to sing Let It Go.
After eating Shiro Samurai - who was very kind when he let me borrow all the stuff needed for this costume - helped me to put on the casual!Japan cosplay from Hetalia. I had worn kimono never before and you should have seen me... "HOW DO I EVEN!?" :DD Also the make-up gods weren't on my side which is, unfortunately, very noticeable.

I also wanted some proof pictures that I actually had a cosplay on and Shiro Samurai kindly took the pics.
Note; I know that for example my Italy lenses would have been okay for this cosplay but I didn't take them with me when I left south to north. I had also ordered lenses for Japan but well, I was too late - they didn't arrive in time.

But now, those pics~

Character: Japan
Series: Hetalia: Axis Powers
Photographer & photo edit: Shiro Samurai 







(I also know that my labret is a quite a bit inappropriate but I had no choice but to wear it. At least I managed to cover my tattoos with the sleeves...)

I was able to wear the wig for only 1,5 hours or something like that and during that whole time I felt intense headache approaching me (actually I think that it was because of the wig cap but well, I have quite long hair nowadays so I can't wear short wigs without it).
So for the rest of the evening I just sat there with Shiro Samurai and Sacchan (who actually had a shift next to the entrance door - they checked that people who entered had wristbands - but nah) just speaking random shit and making very bad puns. I think that at this point Marcus already had his kazoo and sometimes he entertained us with playing some melodies with it. And the infamous moose mating call. xD

At 1 o'clock in the morning Shiro Samurai and Sacchan's shift ended. Each one of us was quite tired at that point and we decided to go to the dorms.
Which wasn't as easy as we imagined it would be - there was no map. For quite a long while we were just driving around the campus are and playing a game "Follow Marcus" - yep, Marcus was running around the only E-shaped building in the are (we were told that the dorms were in an E-shaped building) and checking if any door was open.
In the end they told us that the dorms weren't at the campus area at all...

My exact face at that point. I'm one of those people who get irritated when tired... :D (Meme found on Google.)
Some guy showed us the way to the dorms in the end - thank you! (:
We also had to walk around the whole dorm building (some school, I don't remember its name) to get to the door of the dorms. It wasn't that easy since there was snow everywhere and we had quite much stuff to carry with us... x__x
I had been wondering for the whole day about me sleeping in another classroom than the others; you see, Sacchan, Shiro Samurai and Marcus (who didn't come to the dorms with us since he had a shift at the convention place) were volunteers while I was just some random attending the con. The volunteers had a classroom for them and the random people had four other classrooms. After all there was no need to worry; the volunteered workers at the dorms let me sleep in the same classroom than my friends! <3
I must say that we fell asleep fairly fast, probably because we hadn't slept during the night before the con. In the middle of the night I woke up though, I was literally shaking because it was so damn cold. Yes, I haven't gotten used to the "sleep in the dorms, on the floor" thing yet. It wasn't actually that bad, excluding the fact that the floor was quite cold.


Saturday

We woke up when we heard the alarm clock decided to tell us that it was alive - yet we didn't manage to actually wake up, we just opened our eyes for a couple of seconds and fell asleep again. In the end we had to wake up when one of the volunteers came to the room clapping her hands and telling us that we had something like half an hour to dress up, take everything we would need during the day with us and leave the dorms since they were closed during the day. We were also informed that our stuff would be moved to another classroom for the next night.
So there was no other chance than to wake up and get ready. Somehow we (us three and Vicktor who had appeared to the classroom during the night) managed to go to the car with our eyes still half-closed. Perhaps that's why it took us quite a long time to find the route to the campus... xD



This and the two pictures above are from the entrance hall.

Signs showing where the activities/rooms/etc. are. Guess if I understood something... :D

The room where people sang "karaoke" - except that there was no actual karaoke, just music playing in the bacground and people singing along.

I had decided to cosplay Ayame Sohma on Saturday and I had also sent an application to the cosplay competition. I hadn't received an answer - or that's what I thought - and a couple of hours I just ran around the place trying to find someone who would know if my application had been accepted or not. Finally I found a guy who told me that they had sent me an answer (yup, my network had just been shitting on me, damn roaming prices etc.) which was yes. He also told me about the timetable - luckily I still had time to put on my cosplay.
First I only did the make-up since I wanted to go and see the martial arts display; it was actually the first reason that got me interested in going to Skecon. I only had time to watch the kendo part though since I had to go put on my cosplay (with the help of Sacchan since Ayame isn't that easy to put on). Anyway, the part I saw of the display was very interesting!





But, like I said, I just put on my cosplay and walked back to Campushallen where the stage was - I was supposed to be at the backstage an hour before the actual competition. During that time I checked the stage lights etc.; I decided to go with green and white lights this time since red one would have been hideous and my cosplay would have disappeared in blue light.

Perhaps the biggest difference compared to Finnish competitions was that we didn't get those number badges which tell us when it's time to go to the stage.
Anyway there was clear host so even I knew when it was my time to go to the stage - and I don't speak Swedish almost at all.
I didn't place in the competition but, to be honest, I wasn't waiting for that to happen. I just wanted to experience a competition outside of Finland - and let's be honest, it's been a long time since I had enjoyed competing so much!

Sacchan had been watching the competition and told me that it went well anyways; I was so happy to hear that since I was still quite nervous. I hadn't competed in over a year and I was a bit nervous but luckily it didn't show on the stage.
Soon Sacchan, Shiro Samurai, Marcus, Vicktor and I decided to go to eat something... At Max, of course (I'm really addicted to those burgers now, damn it). :DD

When we came back to the campus area Shiro Samurai decided to put on his cosplay so I decided to hang out with Sacchan and Marcus. We were just singing some random songs and listened to Marcus playing the kazoo. xD
At some point (when Shiro Samurai had already put on his cosplay and the squad was whole again) I begun to feel extremely anxious and I decided to take my medicine. The medicine I have isn't for the psyche though; it decreases the physical symptoms of a panic attack, for example the high pulse and shaking.

We were just casually hanging out in the gaming room... And there Shiro Samurai took a "I actually had a cosplay on" proof pic of me.

Ft. the obligatory Mountain Dew. 
At ten o'clock in the evening Sacchan and Shiro Samurai's shift begun. I had taken my costume off before that since I needed help with it again. Taking it off was also very good decision; my medicine decided to kick me in the head again and I begun to feel extremely nauseous - it's according to the blood pressure. For an hour or so the feeling I had was hideous but luckily it passed after that. It might have also had something to do with the stress.
For three hours we sat at the entrance again, I watched them play MonHun and talked with Marcus too. At some point Mikael came to us with two other cosplayers - they were very funny, that amount of laughing! :D

When their shift ended we went back to the gaming room. I didn't want to play anything - I'm a gamer too but I've always been more of a PC gamer than a console gamer. Nope, I still don't belong to the "PC master race". That's why I decided just to watch them play.

The stairs leading to the gaming room,

The gaming room itself.
Yup, we are true artists... xD 
I don't even remember how long they did play but if I remember correctly the time was something like half past three in the morning. At that point I just decided to brush my teeth and collect my stuff from the coat rack since sleeping begun to sound like a good idea.

Our stuff had been moved to a classroom where there were other people sleeping too. We had to be careful to not to make too much rustling - we didn't want to wake anyone up. Falling asleep was quite difficult but somehow I managed to do that. I woke up in the middle of the night again; yes, it was still cold.


Sunday

We woke up, changed into casual gear, collected our stuff and went to the car. We got all the stuff in the car and were ready to drive to the campus area...
But the car disagreed with us. It didn't start at all.

Luckily there was a man with a child who promised to take us to the campus are so Sacchan and Shiro Samurai wouldn't be late (they had a shift in the morning).
At the convention place they told some other volunteers about our car problems. Instantly people begun to look for cables etc. - it was a battery malfunction so everybody thought that it would just have to be charged.
Had that been the case everything would have been quite much easier. Especially for Sacchan...

We decided that I would stay with Shiro Samurai at the entrance and Sacchan would go with the others to the car. It took some time but when they came back we got some bad news; the car would start if the cables were attached to it but otherwise there was no hope with it. The only way was to buy a new battery.
And that's what they did.

Well, at some point we were able to leave Skellefteå and get some gasoline from a nearby gas station. We continued our trip towards the north when suddenly the car informed us again about a battery malfunction.
And we were driving along E4 - one just can't stop dead in the tracks there. The only option was to stop in a place where people would actually see us and not crash into us and put on the hazard flasher. Sacchan was in total panic, Shiro Samurai looked like he could also start panicking and Marcus and I were just sitting there like "...shit".

Quite soon Marcus asked me should he call for help and I told him to do so. It turned out that people to whom he spoke couldn't help us so our only option was to wait and inform Sacchan's parents about what had happened.
After 45 minutes or so a car stopped and a middle-aged couple came to help us. With their help we got into Byske... And that's where we stayed for the next few, long hours. In the beginning we were sitting in the car but it got very cold very fast and I decided to go to check how long the shop next to us would be open. Turned out that if we only got permission we could wait there and not freeze in the car.
Marcus spoke to the workers and they gave us permission to stay there and wait for Sacchan's parents to arrive. Another option was the local mechanic whom Marcus had contacted but the guy wasn't in the town at that moment.

Every now and then I went to check if the car was unharmed - luckily it was. I also needed the fresh air through the filter...
After a few hours Sacchan's mother appeared to the shop and let's just say that I was quite happy to see her. I gave the driving instructions to Sacchan's father towards the car (they didn't know where it was) and once we got to it Sacchan's father decided to give the problem a closer look.
And suddenly he managed to start the car.
You should have seen my and Sacchan's faces at that point... But when we begun to drive (Shiro Samurai, Marcus and Sacchan's parents were in another car and drove in front of us) the battery malfunction light was there again. In a crossroad the car decided to die.

At that point I explained everything that had happened with the car during that day to Sacchan's father. He decided to change the whole battery - it was quite obvious at that point that the battery charger was broken.
With the new battery we were finally able to continue driving to the north. At first the driving conditions were absolutely hideous and Sacchan and I decided to take different tasks; I kept my eye on the road and told her where she should drive and she concentrated on following her parents' car and driving.
96 kilometers before our destination the car informed us - once again - about a battery malfunction but we decided to keep on driving. Now the luck was on our side and we got to our destination (where the car instantly died)! I was freezing at that point, I couldn't feel my feet anymore and I think that I looked like a cartoon character with my teeth clacking together etc. xD Anyway the trip went well and I and Sacchan had fun together - oh the jokes xD

This was my first Skecon but by no means the last one - I really enjoyed this con experience and I will definitely attend it in the future (perhaps as a volunteer too). I had fun and basically everything went smoothly at the con. So yeah, I definitely do not regret attending Skecon! :)


maanantai 14. marraskuuta 2016

Kitacon 2016 - my first con in Northern Finland!

Almost every year after I got into cosplaying I've had some urge to attend some con in the north but I never got that chance before Kitacon 2016. I happened to be in Northern Sweden, when the con was approaching and my friends asked me if I wanted to tag along. And of course I wanted to go there!

So, 29th of October I, Shiro SamuraiSacchanHasakitsuki and Frozen Angel begun our trip to Kemi. The trip in the car wasn't that long but let's just say that I had a morning hangover I can't describe it in any other way and because of it I almost fainted and vomited a couple of times. Luckily just almost. 
When we arrived to Sauvo-talo our group split up for a while; some of us were hunting Pokémons while others went inside and begun to take a look around. In the first floor there was just some merchandise but I only recognized a couple of sellers from the cons I've attended earlier.

(Other but photoshoot pictures © Shiro Samurai.)

That Kitacon mascot is so cute ;__; <3
Some second-hand manga books (at least I think they were second-hand?).


Ramune! <3 For some reason I didn't buy it, still regretting it.




At some point Shiro Samurai, Sacchan and I went upstairs to check if there was something else to see (Artist's Alley btw)... And then my anxiety attack #1 happened. I couldn't breathe properly and almost immediately had to sit down. It just came out of nowhere and I sat there like "the f*ck just happened?". In the end I decided to go for a small walk with Frozen Angel and Hasakitsuki since fresh air usually helps in those kind of situations. 
When we came back Sacchan and Shiro Samurai told us that they were going to pick up Sacchan's brother Joni who also wanted to attend the con. Meanwhile the rest of us went to the café to get something to eat.

I don't have a picture of what we ate but have this instead - one of these program "flyers" was in the café too,

At some point I called Shiro Samurai where they were and he said that he was putting on his Hatori Sohma cosplay. My smirk must have been level Cheshire Cat at that point; you see, we were supposed to do Ayame & Hatori pair cosplay at Cosvision but back then some shit happened and Shiro Samurai couldn't cosplay Hatori. But now it was time for it. 

We were casually chilling upstairs when suddenly we saw that the others had come back. Quite soon Shiro Samurai and I decided to have a photoshoot. A really quick photoshoot I must say; it was quite cold outside. 

Series: Fruits Basket
Cosplayers: Shiro Samurai and yours truly
Photographer: Frozen Angel 
Photo edit: Shiro Samurai



Wig wtf are you doing wig stop



(By the way, I want to point out that even though Shiro Samurai has a cigarette as a prop - since Hatori is a smoker - he doesn't smoke. It's me who does and I borrowed that one for him but didn't lit it.)

After the photoshoot we went inside since it was very cold. Believe me, Ayame's costume might look quite warm but it isn't x__x
For a while I watched Shiro Samurai and Sacchan drawing but then happened the anxiety attack #2 and I had to find a place where there wouldn't be that much people. Hasakitsuki stayed with me and I'm very happy that she did so. Quite soon we also found Frozen Angel and went to find the rest of our company.
At that point we decided to get something to eat. Some of us wanted to go to Subway but some of us - including me - decided to go to Hesburger. The wind was freezing but luckily it didn't take that much time to walk there.

After eating we walked back to Sauvo-talo. For the rest of the con we were just hanging out, checking out Artist's Alley and spending time in the gaming room.



At some point Sacchan decided to drive Joni back home...
...and when she came back the first thing we heard was "There's no gasoline at all!".
It took a couple of hours to get some more gasoline (because of reasons) and during those hours I got the anxiety attack #3. Well done, Firith, very well done.
In the end we got some gasoline and were able to drive back home. I felt extremely tired and fell asleep quite soon.

I know that this con summary seems a bit rushed but there's not really much to tell about - and that doesn't mean that I wouldn't have enjoyed the con or something like that. Despite my anxiety attacks I had fun and the con itself was one of those small and comfy conventions. If I happen to be in the north at the same time with Kitacon again I will definitely attend it. Small cons really need people to attend them - it's not like there were too many cons in the north anyway.
I will write my Skecon summary quite soon so stay tuned! I've also been drawing some patterns lately, let's see if I'll get something done soon...

-Firith

keskiviikko 2. marraskuuta 2016

Skecon cosplay plan(s)!

In the beginning I had no intention to go to Skecon but a friend of mine (Shiro Samurai, I'm looking at you xD) managed to convince me to go there. So yeah, I will attend Skecon with Shiro Samurai, Sacchan and Marcus.

And who will I cosplay?

...

Ayame Sohma from Fruits Basket again! I might also cosplay some (closet cosplay) version of Japan from Hetalia but I'm not quite sure about that yet.

I will also post a Kitacon summary quite soon so stay tuned!

Firith

torstai 20. lokakuuta 2016

Kitacon cosplay plans!

Yes - this year I will be attending Kitacon! I was supposed to do that a couple of years earlier but back then my financial situation wasn't that great... But now it's finally possible! 

At first I really wasn't sure about cosplaying there since the event itself isn't that big, but then I noticed that I have one costume I could actually take with me. The greatest thing is that I don't have to cosplay him alone again since Shiro Samurai promised to do a pair cosplay with me! Seriously, cosplaying this character alone has begun to taste like wood... 


Yes - it's Ayame Sohma from the series Fruits Basket once again. I noticed that his lenses haven't expired yet so this will be another chance to cosplay him.

After this convention I won't be able to use that blue jacket anymore, unluckily. The jacket is pretty old (made in 2013) and it's literally beginning to fall into pieces. I'm likely to re-make that jacket someday and make the red jacket too - I just love cosplaying Ayame! I've also considered making that damn wedding dress too, oops.

I will also begin to make another Fruits Basket themed costume soon - I already have a wig for it! Maybe you can guess who it is~? 

Ft. my lovely Krav Maga hoodie. 
That's all for now!
-Firith

sunnuntai 9. lokakuuta 2016

Tracon 2016



Friday, 2nd of September

A few days before Frozen Angel had come to my place and we had decided to go to Tampere on Friday, a day before the con actually begun. The reason for this was that changing the e-tickets to wristbands was possible already on Friday and since Frozen Angel wanted to skip the long queue and I wanted to have my badge as soon as possible... Well, that's why we went to Tampere earlier.
We had talked with our now common friend Gure if we could sleep in her apartment and luckily she said yes. Unfortunately she wasn't able to come to the center of Tampere when we arrived but Rikari happened to be around at the time. She was also going to Tampere-talo to fetch her badge so we walked there together.
I had no idea which bus we should take to get to Gure's place (she has her own apartment now) but luckily Rikari knew the way and helped us. Thanks, I owe you one!
At Gure's we pretty much just derped around, listened to the songs linked below (don't even ask), did some make-up tests and Gure and I spammed silly stuff to people on Snapchat. At some point we decided to get some sleep because all of us knew that we should wake up quite early.



Saturday, 3rd of September

Gure and Frozen Angel were both up before I had even opened my eyes - mornings just aren't my thing at all. On Saturday I cosplayed North Italy, Gure cosplayed casual!South Italy and Frozen Angel cosplayed Germany - all of the characters are from Hetalia: Axis Powers, if you didn't already know that.
At some point (I think that it was past 11 a.m., oops) we left the apartment and went to Tulitikkutehdas. It used to be a factory back in the days but then it was destroyed in a fire. Nowadays the building just... Exists. We didn't have luck on our side though; when we arrived there we noticed that some sort of airsoft game was going on there so we gave up on one location and went to another building. I must say that the building is pretty spooky and if one moves around there (s)he has to be careful - the tiles might fall from the walls any minute and even though I'm a hard-headed person, I don't want any tile to crack my skull.
Anyway, Gure had promised to be our photographer. We took a few pictures there but since the light wasn't on our side we decided to change location. Other pictures are taken around Näsilinna.


Note; Frozen Angel and I are just friends. Very good friends indeed, but just friends. And if you definitely dislike GerIta pairing, scroll past these pics. I'm not forcing you to watch them. Thank you.









After the photoshoot we decided to go to the con place since the clock was already... Well past 12 o'clock in the morning and since I was hosting a Hetalia-themed lecture/panel this time, I wanted to find the room where I should host it. At first Frozen Angel and I (Gure had already left since she didn't have a ticket) decided to go to check the dealer's hall and the artists' valley - and I was so happy to see that Lumissa's Purple Octopus was there again selling the amazing hand-made jewellery (I bought a necklace from the collection on Sunday)!
In the dealers' hall we ran into Trixena and decided to hang out with her for a while. For my bad luck I wasn't able to spend time indoors almost at all since the uniform was so damn hot - really, the breakfast bacon effect happened again. We went outside and soon after Frozen Angel and Trixena decided to go to the local Subway restaurant to get some food. I didn't feel up to it and instead decided to stay at the convention area and meet people.
When I was drinking an ice coffee I heard someone say "Italy!" and saw a couple of other cosplayers coming to talk to me. They asked if I could hug them and of course I said yes - my ice coffee wasn't so important that I couldn't hug somebody and chat for a while.
I also spotted quite many Hetalia cosplayers and chatted with some of them. It's so nice to see people still cosplaying from Hetalia even though the highlight years for those series have long gone.

At some point I ran into Frozen Angel and Trixena again (after a couple of hours or so). I decided to go to eat at this point and immediately ran into Hant and his friend. It was so nice to see him and meet new people! I ate at the canteen since, well, the workers/lecture hosts etc. get some privileges and that was one of them, eating in a canteen. The food was damn good though.
At some point we - Trixena, Frozen Angel and I - also went to check out the Harry Potter meet. I've been a Potterhead for over ten years now and it was so nice to see and meet other Potterheads! We also ran into Frozen Angel's friend and I also managed to greet Saga Cosplay whom I have followed on Instagram and Twitter for some time now. It's always nice to see people outside the Internet.

Then it was time for me to host my lecture.
I was expecting for max. 20 people to come to listen to my explanations but, to my surprise, over 40 people were there in the end. The AMV competition was being held at the same time so I could say that I was very happy to see that amount of people.
I'm also happy that the audience once again discussed about the topics of the lecture with me. Thanks guys, you were a great audience! <3
If somebody took a video etc., could you send it to me? My e-mail address can be found on my contact information.

Almost immediately after the lecture Frozen Angel and I decided to guy back to Gure's place, change out of cosplay and then come back to the center of Tampere, We also met Vivian, one of my and Gure's common friends. It was so nice to see her too!


Sunday, the 4th of September

I woke up at some point during the morning. Frozen Angel had woken up a bit earlier and I accidentally woke up Vivian who woke up Gure - yet only Frozen Angel and I went to the con. This time I had my Ebony cosplay with me, once again. I still hate the character pretty damn much, but well, at least I don't have to take everything so seriously in that costume.

Since it was Sunday there wasn't much to do. We just took some pictures, Jarkko and I decided to have a photoshoot of my costume and Frozen Angel, Joona and I also went to the Maid Café. Somehow I just like those places and our maid was very nice!

Just have a couple of pics and a photoshoot about my Ebony costume since we didn't do that much on Sunday, just enjoyed the con atmosphere overall.

Photoshoot
Photographer: Jarkko
Character: Ebony Darkness Dementia Raven Way

(Quality © my mobile phone's camera since that camera is better than the camera I had with me...)







Other pictures


I might have fanboyed a bit when I saw this costume... Cosplayer: Awaek cosplay

My friend Asuka cosplayed Takahashi Minami.

A random picture from Maid Café.

I also know that I haven't been blogging pretty much lately. The reason is this: I haven't had anything to blog about. Yes, I have lenses I could review but my eyes still have the Sahara effect for some unknown reason and inserting the lenses into my eyes feels quite uncomfortable. I also haven't sewed that much - I have projects I've already started and I'm about to start a couple of more costumes quite soon. It's just that my blogging motivation has been quite low for some reason now, but I'll try to be more active when I finally get something done.
(And my sewing machine is still quite a bitch.)
A lot has happened during my silence. Please, forgive me.

Trying to become more active with blogging again,
Firith.