To a wonderful weekend
Abunai con was great as usual!
I met a lot of great people and I even got a friend my hooked on cons and he is planning to cosplay next time around too.
The only downside was that the connection with cellphones sucked again and that I got lost way too often and missed a couple of friends because of that.
The dealerroom was great, they had a lot of great merchandise and I spend a bit too much money because of that but I am happy with my figure purchases. Plus I had to make up for last year, since I didn’t buy anything then because the sellers didn’t have anything that peeked my interest.
I will try to start up with the Cosplay Spotlight again if I have the time :)
Anyway pictures will follow soon!
Weekly Cosplay Spotlight - D4sM0nster
D4sM0nster is female cosplayer and she is 16 years at the moment. She started with cosplayen when she was 14.
How did it all start?
I went to a con with a friend and i saw people dressed up as popular animé characters of that time so for the next time i tried it too.
My last cosplay was stocking, and now I am working om Griffith form the anime Berserk and Boa Hancock from One Piece
Most difficult project until now
My hardest… i think is Abel Nightroad, at the time i was new to cosplay and it didn’t look the way I would have liked.
- One of the most important part of a cosplay is the wig
- Try different fabrics, don’t use always the same type
- Circle lenses, is a secret to get an anime look
- Don’t put a limit on dates to do a cosplay
- have fun ^^
Review: Blytheye Blue
My own eyes are a very dark brown, so it is possible that the lens looks different when your eye color is lighter.
The product picture is very accurate to what I recieved. The diameter of the lens is 14mm and the lens itself it very comfratble to wear and easy to use.
Maybe for someone that doesn’t use contacts on a daily basis it can be a bit trickier seeing as these are larger than normal.
The color when I wore the lens is really a sky blue and there are no extra’s hues of color in it except for the black/dark blue rim on the outside.
On another postive note, the lens isn’t solid blue, so there are some clear flecs in the lens, making it more natural than a solid colored lens.
In the picture below you see the blue lens (left) and my normal eye color (right)
The shop: Dolly-eye
I ordered mine form the Dolly-eye, I must admit the website doesn’t look as smoot and pro like Honeycolor and their navigation could use improvement but their prices and free shipping made it worth the gamble for me
And I must say I was surprised their shipping to the Netherlands was fast, I recieved the contacts within 2 weeks without any extra costs from customs. The packaging isn’t luxiours or very pretty but for their prices, I wasn’t complaining.
Though the shop can use some work with the design and their navigation but for the price they offering and retalivily fast shipping you really can’t complain. I know the website looks a bit supicious and unproffesional but I have been schemed out of my money yet and you can pay with Paypal at this shop, which is nice for people like me who don’t have a credit card.
The lens is wonderful though and eyes to wear. I am satified about the color since it is going to be mainly used for cosplay where exspressive and colorful eyes just gives a costume the extra edge.
Weekly Cosplay Spotlight - Sam Hawkeye
Hawkeye is a half-Dutch/half-British cosplayer. She is 25 year old and has recentrly returned to the Netherlands after studying in England.
How did it all start?
In 2004 I went to the Elf Fantasy Fair in Haarzuilens, Holland, for the first time and was immediately planning a costume for the next year. That was my first Lord of the Rings ranger costume.
Dressing-up was already a bit familiar because of an uncle and aunt in England who do 17th century re-enactment. That is to represent the costumes and lifestyle of that time as accurately as possible and to re-enact events or even battles. I participated as a kitchen boy (they had no girl costume in my size) a couple of times, among other things.
Since the first Fantasy Fair I stayed with fantasy events for a couple of years, before I went to Chibicon (NL) for the first time and then I started to organize Final Fantasy VII groups myself.
I am working on two projects at the moment; a Lord of the Rings fan video and Avengers Loki.
Most difficult project until now
Definitely Avengers Loki, but I chose that costume because I wanted to have a challenge. His costume is very complicated and of course you have the armor parts, helmet and staff.
Very interesting new techniques that I can learn!
- Only do costumes or projects that you really like
- Don’t rush yourself too much (though that will happen right before a convention anyway..).
These may be a bit obvious, but are still things that can easily go wrong and make it too stressful or too much work for something you actually do for fun!
It is only a couple of weeks away before abunai (one of the two 3 day conventions in the Netherlands) and I am really looking forward to it again!
In terms of atmosphere Abunaicon definitly scores highest in my opinion however it also scores high in terms of humping/screaming/high-on-energy drinks 15 year-olds in the hallways. The latter is funny, for a couple of seconds before one seriously considers introducing their faces to the nearby wall (or other solid object).