Armageddon Expo & Cosplay – Auckland (day 1-2)

Armaggedon time of the year has rolled around again. This time its held at the ASB Showgrounds. Much better venue than previous events I’ve been too in NZ. About 4x plus outside space that of wellington (hometown).

Day 1: arrived about midday and shuttled to motel. Not great impressions of it at all. Thin walls, windows don’t have locks, and only 1 key between the 3 of us who r staying in the room. And an “ancient” microwave that looks like its from the 80’s. plus, the elements above didn’t appear to work 🙂 – a good start mmm…

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Day 2:  Wow the Auckland ASB Showgrounds is quite a large venue- although felt like a maze at times there was enough room to walk around even with 10,000 others coming and groung throughout the day 🙂  The afternoon was spent listening to various well known people answering the audiences random questions.

Christopher Heyerdahl (True Blood, Supernatural, Sanctuary etc)

Christopher Judge (Stargate SG1)

Cosplay:

 

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Cosplay project #4 (p3)

It’s been a long weekend but now i can finally say.. it’s FINISHED! ~ no late nights… that’s quite a feat for me personally ^_^

This weekend coming up (20th Oct) is Armageddon Weekend in Auckland, NZ. Exciting! Will be taking plenty of photos.- and posting them of course 🙂

And a few details that have worked on over the last couple weeks:

tassels on the waistband

yes these are bikini clips 😉 – to connect the sleeves to top. Not too visible to casual observer ^^

a finished top half

Cosplay project #4 (p2)

About time made  an update on costume progress. Yes it is shaping quite nicely, though according to the schedule i made myself, am a few weeks or so behind (whoops).
Skirt in complete, have the zip and most of the edging sewn on
the top.

Next up is time to look at the sleeves, details around skirt waist and belt.  Picked up a couple belts for $5.5o this afternoon in a 2nd hand store in Petone. Not perfect by far, but comparing buying new.. spending $50+ .. ouch… it’s a decent compromise. which ever one I choose will just need a bit of tidying up. 🙂

Cosplay Project #4 (p1)

Intro

Hi all to readers… this is the first time I have decided to document one of my Cosplay projects… probably the 4th have done. The finished product being featured at the Armageddon Expo. 🙂

For this project, will be doing Quistis Trepe from Final Fantasy VIII – The main characters’ sensei (instructor).Have given myself till the end of September to complete it… not long at all!

More info on her go to: http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Quistis_Trepe

Quistis Trepe from Final Fantasy VIII

Quistis Trepe from Final Fantasy VIII

Progress report 01/07/2012 – Still early days…

The easy part is out of the way now, took a couple days to sew up the shirt. Just needs pressing. Once the belt etc goes over top, one wont see the elastic band 😉

Pink skirt

And a mock-up of vest also done making sure it fits right:

Mockup of vest

Brisbane 2012

Just sitting at me desk now, just back from the long journey from Brisbane, Australia. It was a very warm and busy trip, going all sorts of places, and catching up with some people haven’t seen in a long time. Left on the Wednesday morning, about 4am for a 6am “red-eye” flight. Aren’t those ‘fun’???!!

Stayed with a friends family up in Redcliffe, about 30mins north east of Brisbane City in a modern seaside apartment block. It wasn’t till the second day took the car and then boat ride down to the city centre…

brisbane city

Brisbane City from the CityCat.

High end shopping!!!….

Brisbane Arcade

Brisbane Arcade

Gold Coast

On friday, a trip to Gold Coast and the following day…  Supanova Expo!!! 😀

Broadbeach, Gold Coast

Broadbeach, Gold Coast, right before it rained.

Cosplay!!!

Huge turn out for the competition....

Costumes on show – apologies for slight blurriness 😉 – will name which i know. If anyone can fill in the gaps .. please do 🙂

Angel Sanctuary

Ed & Winry - FMA

two skinny saiyans

two skinny saiyans w/ very high heels!

KHR! (a card version)

it's chopperman!

And a couple special guests also appeared:

Noriyuki Abe 阿部 記之 &  Masakazu Morita 森田 成一 !!
( Voice Actor of Kurosaki Ichigo  & Bleach (anime)  Director )

Costume WIP

As a few people may know, am heading for Brisbane middle of next month, included is a overnight trip to the Gold Coast- haven’t been to either places in about 20 years. I still vaguely remember little bits from way back.
Accommodation all sorted now so that worry is behind me.
Now the main reason for heading down to Gold Coast is the Supanova Expo.

Saber from Fate/Stay Night

In the middle of making a costume for this. And this weekend i finished the first part the shirt – just have a few fasteners to finish up – and it’s also the first garment have ever completed with no help and on a brand new sewing machine… (image left) And it’s supposed to end up something like (image Right).

Only a few weeks to go aaah!!!! hope can get in ready on time – if worse comes to the worst, will be doing finishing touches in Ozzie! ~ guess how am gonna be spending my easter 😛