湾岸ミッドナイト Wangan Midnight

Was linked from a Kiddy Grade AMV to this video because of the awesome song. Anyway, this song is making me want to pick up initial D. I'm lazy to research but I think Wangan Midnight is NOT Initial D right? Okay, my last sentence confuses people but nevermind.

Back to question, anyone has any recommendation or comments? Should I pick it up or should I forgo this classic title?

And many apologies on my part. I really should stop doing 'Anime to watch' entries like these @_@ But I feel like this is the easiest way to share and get minna's comment before I waste my time on a lousy title. I watch anime and manga at a snail's pace because I like taking my own sweet time to savour every frame and story plot. Which is the reason why I have limited Anima/Manga intake.

BTW, I'm onto like episode 8 of Kaichou Wa Maido sama. Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan still 0%. Code Geass 0% (yesss I have not taken this up yet @_@) So much series to follow up and so much things to do but so little time!

And my videos! and tutorials! I think cows can do faster than me T^T Please bear with me while I get my drive and motivations back. I've been pretty distracted lately.

Hatsune Miku. A real android vocaloid

As As the title implies.

O_O It feels like one day, the human race will really be taken over by robots xD

Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan

Music is evil.

Ever since Lenneth pimped me the opening song from the original game…. I’ve been looping it since then. And it’s making the series looks so much more appealing than it used to.

I’m slowwww I know U_U. All the girls would probably have been so over this already but whatever. Still gonna go ahead and do a focus entry on it because….eye candy iz love :D

Hanabira no Toki. The song that started this.

Without further ado, I present to you a shitload of awesome Hakuouki Cosplays!!!! WooTS! They are haphazardly arranged because yours truly don’t know enough about the series (nope, have not played the game nor watched its anime yet) to do any sort of categorizing.

…. Or perhaps I’m just too lazy to.


Hakuouki - 03 by *KanasaiiiThis is definitely a picture that screams “Baka Sannin(the 2 idiots)” to anyone who sees it xD. Gotta love Kanasaiii’s expression!


Hakuouki 2 by ~ycysusanThe intense contrast and saturation of the background really makes this entire photo look drawn!  Lovely sakura (or are they some other species of the plant?) backdrop seriously amplified the whole ‘Shoujo’ and ‘otome’ vibes xD


Comic Fiesta 2009 - 32 by ~shiroangAwesome Cosplay and Costume by Ayase! I love how rich and lush the material look!

Chizuru Yukimura 2 by ~pinkberry-parfaitI like Chizuru’s normal wear. Looks very cute and feminine and young at the same time. Pinkberry-parfait looks really cute too T_T



Time for the boys~~



Hakuoki - Saitou Hajime by ~gk-reikoEver kawaii Reiko as bishie Saitou Hajime. The snow background just adds this indescribable touch of romance and coldness =D


Hakuoki - Saitou Hajime 2 by ~gk-reiko

Shinsengumi First Unit Captain by *LennethXVII

Awesome backdrop. Looking at the snow…. can’t help but feel like its too freakin cold a time to be wearing sockless footwear yeah >.<? Anyway, kudos to lenneth and her team (Reiko,Decadence, Cvy, Kanasaiii) for doing all the costumes from scratch themselves =)

Daily patrol.. by *LennethXVIIReally love how both of them looked so natural and yet so in character! (Okay, Okita looks a bit kiddish for some reason xD). They really looked like they walked out of the film or something.

Hakuouki: Bloody Okita by ~SoySauceCosplayBlood is difficult to manage. Any cosplayer that manages to do it and smear it on their costume earns my 120% respect. Lovely expression and great capture by the photographer >.<!

Hakuouki: 3 times the power by ~SoySauceCosplayLOL! Cute is the only word I can use. I wonder are those carpark pillars they are sitting on.


Hijikata Toshizo by *songster69I think songster really captured a very good angle and gusto feeling here. Great portrayal by Kanasaiii.


Harada Sanosuke by *songster69And decadence as Harada. Love the killer expression and pose *_*


Hakuouki :01: by *koshinaka 

Hakuouki::01 by *CvyAccording to Cvy, this photo depicts a scene of Heisuke (Cvy) carrying a drunken Harada(Decadence)  back. Fan service much yeah???? LOL

Really loving the authentic ‘olden days’ Japanese street backdrop.

Hakuouki ::02 by *Cvy

Punk rock Heisuke Cvy !  Great work on the dye job and costume even though I feel cold just looking at her @_@ ;;; 


A little shy and sad of eye by * RyokoKiyo


Hakuouki - Okita Souji - 05 by ~shiroang

Hakuouki - Okita Souji - 02 by ~shiroangReally loving the light and warm colour tones here. Brings a lot of realism and life to the costume and character. Awesome cosplay and costume by DDtenka.


Hakuouki: Done yet by ~xmonk3yxBlood and snow is such a contrasting yet perfect combination. Coupled with the framing, pose and fiery expression of the cosplayer, this is definitely a piece of work worthy of a double look =)


Hakuouki: Okita being Okita by ~SoySauceCosplayXDDD Baka Sannin! Kawaii na~~

hakuouki:hijikata okita by *fullmetalflower

Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan by *blurmageAnd FINALLY a couple shot bye Kyubei and Mitsuki! Definitely loving how the photographer framed the sakuras and them. Must be difficult to do a hugging pose that looks good on photos :D


Finally, that’s the last! There’s still a lot of awesome Hakuouki Cosplay to be featured but I’m timing out now U_U. I’m sorry for featuring so much Singapore cosplayers and photographers. It was seriously not a deliberate action on my part.

Now I’m wondering whether should I start following the Anime…. any Hakuouki Fans (or haters) care to  gimme some insights? I don’t think the anime has ended its running right?

Kaichou Wa Meido’s pretty cool btw, thanks for the recommendation and comment on the previous entry. It’s a little predictable and overly ‘Shoujo’ but its good entertainment =) Skip Beat still pwns though =X

Had originally intended to only spend 30 minute on this but as life would have it, gathering everything took me near 2 hours X_X. Anyway, Live Writer’s being a bitch tonight and have crashed 3 times already so I’m ending my entry here.

Hope you guys liked the eye candy pimps! Comment if you like this and go visit the originator of the works (cosplayers or Photographers) by clicking on the orange links ^_^

Bumblebee Cosplays!

Time for some cosplay henshin action from our ever favourite (okay, my favourite ;P)tranformer; Bumblebee!

Awesome costume :D Find the head gear a little too pointy but overall the structure is proportionate :D


The cutest Transformer cosplays xD


Bumblebee prop to promote the movie at LA 


PS: obviously none of these belonged to me. Just sharing findings :D

Kaichou Wa Meido Sama?

Hmmmm….. this seems like the new upcoming ‘popular shoujo’ anime. Is it any good? I’m kinda against the ‘Maid’ theme because………..its just so fan service-y. Get what I mean?

But Gin was recommending it to me and commented that it’s very similar to Skip Beat. So comments anyone?


cloud cosplay

OMFG GOD! Kotaku was right! this IS the BEST Cloud Cosplay. most authentic and TRUE! AHAHHAHAHAA !!


Originally from Topless Robot. What a world of links!

Because Hitokiri Battousai and Kenshin is freakin awesome

This is my tribute to my favourite manga/anime character of all time.

It deserves more than just a twitter mention! And I'm putting it here even if there is no relation to Cosplay because it just plain rocks. Reading the manga slowwwwly now because I wana savour every frame.

Bon Voyage Team Singapore!

  Picture credits: The Banzai effect

Finally the 6 teams from Singapore are flying off to korea for the exchange. Hope you guys have fun there! Make sure you packed everything you need and a bit more extra!

Bring Kimchis back for us all~~

Hiiro no Kakera Cosplay (GCA 2009)

Wahahah finally got around to editing this crack video taken last year at the GCA (Games, Comics and Anime) event! Awesome cosplay and much entertainment from this bunch of cosplayers xD

Tamaki Kasuga(春日珠紀 ): envyinwondrland

Takuma Onizaki(鬼崎拓磨 ): herotenka

Mahiro Atori(鴉取真弘 ): keixtique69

Yuuichi Komura(狐邑祐一 ): lennethxvii

Shinji Inukai(犬戒慎司 ): sckisses

Suguru Oomi(大蛇卓 ): reiyu-verse

Ryou Kutani(狗谷遼 ): jesuke


I have an amusing experience to share xD.

Miyuki Animation Club Cosplay Event, December 2002

I was around this area recently and decided to check out a nearby cosplay shop. Had been toying with the idea of possibly buying or renting a costume that I've been wanting to cos since 2006. And so I thought I'd check things out a bit. Friend and I went into the shop, found the costume I wanted, asked the questions i needed and turned our back to leave when the shop assistants started talking loudly behind us. 

SA 1: Eh...who are they? (referring to friend and myself) ... new cosplayers?
SA 2:
Em yeah, newbies.    





Am I the only one who is amused? Don't get me wrong, I'm totally alright with them thinking I'm a newbie. Or rather, as with my usual style, I don't really care. I’m probably reading too much into it but ,what's with the labeling and categorizing?


If I were really a newcomer, I'd probably feel a little upset to hear that. Feels like before I'm even in the hobby I'm already being labeled and judged. And is it just me or are they kind of unprofessional to be discussing about their prospective customers like they can't hear them?

Oh well, I guess it makes for an interesting experience and a nice opening for the topic today; bots.
Bots = Bought Off The Shelves (costumes)

Cosfest 2003

As everyone knows, I make my own costumes. Eh, okay, on second thoughts... I don't think everyone knows. People are always asking where I bought my costumes, telling me I must have bought it at so and so shop or commenting how I'm just wearing store bought costumes.

 Feb 2007 

*rolls eye*

Well, I've been doing my own costume from scratch since the beginning. Mostly because I enjoy dressmaking and facing new challenges.  I enjoy scouring for the most suitable fabric and material and I enjoy dissecting and designing my costume to best suit my body type. Even though it was always with a very 'Tsundere' kind of attitude haha. I'm forever going "why the fu*k am I sewing/doing this??!!!?" . Haha! 

Of course, then there’s the money issue. The amount I can save from doing my own costume can be pretty substantial. But one of the biggest reason might be the fact that when I first started cosplay, nothing was available so everyone had to do their own costumes from scratch. And in the process, acquiring the skills and getting accustomed to it.

cosfest 2003
But recently, with the surge in easily accessible and cheap china costumes and wig. Things have changed (OMG I feel like an artifact x.x) Cosplay and Animanga is a fast moving community. The needs and wants of the consumer are quick to be answered.

With the growing of life commitments like work, life, etc etc... I'm finding it harder and harder to dedicate time to costuming. And the expansion of my fandom also meant I wanna cosplay more! Yes, I still enjoy cosplaying but my lack of time doesn't permit me to churn out costumes like there’s no tomorrow. Which is why I'm looking at bots or tailored costumes.


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Cosfest 2007

The convenience of bots means I can dedicate more time to other stuffs (like TCC ,  Cosplay props or my own life) instead of slaving over my costume. Which, nobody cares or knows I made it anyway x.x
A cosplay friend was lamenting to me long ago how she felt nobody seemed to care about costumes anymore. How it is all becoming some sort of beauty pageant and everyone is just looking at the face and photographs only. And I have to agree with her.

SOYA 2009

I mean yes, due to the nature of the hobby, cosplay IS a very aesthetically influenced hobby. How you eventually looked is the most important thing. And to look like a bijin/bishounen 2D character meant you have to become a bijin/bishounen yourself. Which honestly speaking...is difficult.      

P104018151 Cosfest 2008 and Cosfest 2009

Personally, I think there is a balance to be had with regards to doing your costume yourself and paying someone else for it.


What do you guys think about this?  

New layout!


I am so lag lag laggggggggggg! Life  has been very busy these days so I’m like super late in announcing and chronicling this . but yes, TCC finally has a new layout! And it’s a custom skin hokays!

Very lovely blog design done by Endorphines! She’s an awesome web designer ;D Go check her out ^^!

Tell me what you guy's think about this layout by commenting ^_^! I’m thinking of getting Endorphines to help me change that photo above >////< ;;;

Shoots! Shoots! Shoots!!

Edit: stupid mail didn't get thru laat night. Uploading again.

Been going to photoshoots one after another. Either as a helper or as the coser hahaa! What an experience.

I'm kinda sleepy here so excuse the incoherency. And yes, I should go sleep. Its been a long shoot day and a short sleep night last night. But for some weird reason, I just feel like blogging here about well..... Some thing! Anything!

*slaps self with boots*

One thing I hate about outdoor shoots though, is how I'm like one shade darker now Y.Y Shoot went well but photos will be slow. I'll ganbatte.

Arghhhhhhhhhhh I should seriously go to bed. Nites minna san!!

OKACOOL (KA = Kaika)

Or maybe ODACOOL(DA = deviantart) anyone?

So, I've been toying with the idea of creating a 'for fun' parody version of OTACOOL2. But of course, its not gonna be printed out but maybe a mere online flip book/flash/idk-yet version.

What do you guys think xD? This is me with my crazy ideas again......

Vocaloid Cosplay PV pimps

Soundless Voice

I have the bad habit of leaving the music on whenever and wherever, as long as I can have it on. Sometimes I don't really even listen but I just need something to block out the distractions. My favourite song of that period would dominate my playlist and be on infinite loop. This is the song at the moment. Hahaa !

It's queer how when Reiko first pimped this same video to me long time ago, I didn't really bother much with it. But after listening to Barushie's version, I'm totally hook. Gotta love these fansingers.

And Touya Hibiki has got to be my new Cosplay Idol (if not first). She looks really good here! And she really does look like a guy/boy here @_@ It's so unfair! How can someone look so good in both genders! God is unfair!



The Kaito is sexy :D Miku is chio. Nuff said!


Dancesite of Darkness

I dun care wad ppl say abt rereading old series. I just like it ToT!!!

Ahhhhhhhhhh kenshin is loveee! Can i just jump into the book and hug him from behind NAO?! Now on vol 16. Kenshin vs Soujirou.

And argh! A good story is a good story. Why should age or format of presentation matter?

I understand everyone likes new stuffs but why should reminisicing the past be bad? Why should rereading an old series be seen as.... I dunno, weird?

And why should mangas/comics/anime be forever deemed 'childish' or 'unpresentable' because it was designed for teenagers?

*shrug* I guess I'm just an oddball. Don't mind my random rambles. Off to read again.

Ps: but seriously, any of you agree with me?