Cosplay Project #4 (p1)


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:

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.


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 )

Webtoons, cosplay and snow!


It’s been a little while since made any meaningful posts on this blog…
Recently discovered only in the last few weeks “Webtoons“. These are Korean Online Webcomics ~  There are a couple that stand out imo. I’ll just mention a few ~


Noblesse by Lee Gwang Su & Son Jae Ho

Noble birth or condition.

2. The members of the nobility, especially the French nobility.

This is the first Korean Webcomic I started reading [read here] or [view original (Korean) ], currently at 193 chapters at the time of this post and still going strong. This would appeal especially thouse tho enjoy stories about the supernatural and/or vampires.
About: Cadis Etrama Di Raizel, (or ‘Rai’ for short). Awakens from a long sleep.. more than 800 years have gone by. Finding himself in a world completly diferent from what he remembers. Somehow, he ends up enrolling in a high school.  Frankenstein (yes that is his name >_>)  the headmaster of the school, also happens to be Rai’s loyal servant. Rai decides high school would the perfect place to learn about the new world.
Everything seems quiet, but it’s not long until parts of the past Kai was living in appear again in the present…


Trace by Nasty Cat

Trace by Nasty Cat

[Read online here] or [view original (Korean)] This is a interesting one, at first wasn’t sure about the artwork, but, it really grew on me as the story progressed. This web-comic is complete, though it  is only part 1. (so expect more in the near future 🙂  ).
About: 30 years ago, unidentified creatures appeared out of nowhere and began to cause havoc on Earth. That’s why people named them Troubles. With them though, normal people started developing their own unique abilities (now called Trace’s). Traces are the only ones who can fight against these invaders called Troubles. But the rest of society consider them as freaks, and try and to control/regulate them .
Sa Ghang Gwon, a student (shown in picture above) is one of them. He desperately tries to hide the fact he is a trace, wanting to blend normally into society.  The other part of the story is centered around Kim Yun Seong, a man who found out he was a Trace not till in his 30’s is a wanted criminal. Follow these two’s completely different stories and see how they intertwine with each other [sorry no spoilers from me 😉 ]

It’s Snowing!

For those who don’t know… i live in Wellington, New Zealand. Tonight was the first time i had ever seen snow settle on the ground. So thought id share a few images =)


And to touch on cosplay, have decided what am going to do for end of year =)
A lovely orange wig has arrived from China and went shopping yesterday for fabric. Never worn a white skirt b4, hope it gonna look alright =)


donburi mmm

I love food.. , but the choices that i make are not always ones that would suit the rest of the household, but  now that have the house to myself for a while, can start experementing with cooking… today’s dish is Oyako Donburi. And for the vege nutters out there, you can always subsitute the chicken 😉

and following the recipe below.. it turned out very tastey, if not a little overcooked 😉


How to Make Oyako Donburi

from wikiHow – The How to Manual That You Can Edit

In Japanese, “Oyako” means chicken and egg. A donburi dish consists of the ingredients layered on a bed of hot rice, usually in a bowl.Serves 1


  • 1 to 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/2 chicken breast, sliced
  • 1 strip bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 green onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chili sauce with garlic [had none – so used fresh garlic and dried chilli]
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten


  1. Heat skillet over medium-low heat and add the vegetable oil. Place sliced onions in skillet in a single layer and put chicken strips on top pf the onion. Do not mix or stir anything. Let that cook until the onions caramelize.
  2. Mix together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, chili sauce, salt, sugar and water and pour over the chicken and onions. It should just cover the chicken. Let that cook (not stirring anything) until the sauce it reduced by half and making sure the chicken is cook fully.
  3. Sprinkle the bacon over the top and add the beaten eggs. Cook until the eggs start to set.
  4. Serve over rice and garnish with the green onions.


A similar approach on how to make a oyako donburi.

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Melbourne Armageddon – Photos

I only got a chance to go the one day – spent an hour or so wandering around the stalls in the morning – it was then when was able to move around pretty easily 😉 But by lunch, wow it was packed – there is no way one could fit that number of people in the Welly. Since money was very tight (house buying does that to you) only picked up a couple vols of manga.

Gallery of Cosplayers from Cosplay Parade:

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Then had a chance to listen to a talk by Vic Mignogna – voice actor of Ed from FMA and many others

I do have a video which will upload soon 🙂

OZ & House

Off to Melbourne tomorrow YAY … will post once or twice while am away.

House – made the 20% deposit today – and when get back from Aussie, only 2 days to settlement and will then be hands on- stripping wallpaper, sanding, painting etc.. making a mess to sum it up, fun fun ^_^