Saturday, September 15, 2012

Personal Outfits (Sis's Birthday Celebration & Chilling)

My sister's birthday is coming up soon, on the 18th to be exact. However, due to my sister's internship commitments, my family decided it'll be best to have our usual birthday dinner alittle earlier. 

 We went to this hotpot place at Vivocity. It's basically a bowl of bland soup placed over a heater and you throw in all kinds of meat and veggies to cook them and flavour the soup. Very nutritious, comforting and a delight on a chilly day as it really warms your body up.

 Was rushed outta the house before I had a chance to style my hair so that explains the messy hair. Fairly simple and comfy outfit that I quickly threw on:
Polka dot Top: Bonica Dot
Paperbag Shorts: Spiral Girl
Shoes: Itti & Otto
Cat Ear Hairband: Taobao

 Love my cat ear hairband, it's pretty cute and eye-catching but not "in-your-face". I also finally got the chance to do full makeup with fake lashes and stuff after too damn long.

During the course of the week, I've been going to a load of interviews for potential jobs, one seems promising and the Bf told me bout another interesting job that I may decide to take a look at. Rushing about for interviews has been kinda stressful and I hate the feeling that you're like semi-begging for a job when the company people glare at you with narrowed eyes and keep looking down upon you with a sneer. I just hope I do get a job eventually and it'll be something I love to do.

I treated myself to some time off to just unwind my nerves and get some stress relief.
 Had brunch at Starbucks whilst waiting for the Bf to finish his interview. Ordered this sandwich consisting of an English muffin, turkey ham, cheddar and egg white. Had a cup of frothy green tea soy latte to wash it all down and a light read to take my mind off things.

 Did lighter makeup too as I was getting tired of my usual makeup routine. I took the opportunity to test out The Face Shop BB cream (will write a more thorough review later), dusted a light layer of loose powder over, some peach blush, gloss and just a layer of mascara for my makeup for the day. Very very light compared to my usual as I didn't do contouring or layer my lashes with different mascaras.

 Pulled back one side of my hair into a side braid and fastened a barette over it.

 After a week of knee length black skirts, starched up collared shirts and black pumps, it felt very liberating to wear something loose and flowy.
Maxi dress: random shop in Holland Village
Loose knit top: Uniqlo
Hobo Bag: Jimmy Choo

I also "stole" my mom's ultra soft lambskin Chanel shoes. My feet felt like they were walking on air all day after being confined to pointy pumps all week.

I'm taking one day at a time now to slowly decide what I wanna do and who I wanna be, it isn't really easy as I've never really given much thought to it and I'm not the type of person to run after their careers and decide to be like some important person after a set number of years. I'm fairly laid back and easy going, so I'm just seeing wherever life takes me.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Singapore Toys, Games & Comics Convention (STGCC) Event (Warning: Long & Image Intensive Post)

I am seriously behind on my posts again... ugh somebody help me! Been busy all week going to various job interviews though not much luck so far :( *sobs*

Today's post is gonna be about the recent (technically last week's) event, the Singapore Toys, Games & Comics Convention. Basically our local answer to Comic Con, so it's mostly Western comic based which is refreshing when compared to most events which are Japanese animation based. Oh crap, digressing, okay back to story, basically The bf and I had some problems with my robot costume, so we decided to push it back to a later date. I then decided to move up my Zatanna cosplay from day 2 to day 1 instead.

 The only picture I have of my Zatanna cosplay so far. Done by the fabulous photographer Nicholas Yoon, love his work ^^b

I was initially apprehensive about cosplaying Zatanna as I didn't expect that many people to recognise her. A cosplayer friend of mine suggested doing her specifically for STGCC event considering its western base and after much rushing about, a last minute desperate plea to a tailor to fix my horrible costume and pulling everything together at the last moment, I managed to get everything done. I was also incredibly surprised at the recpetion I got during the event! After changing and stuff, I was happily walking out of the cosplayer resting area only to be immediately stopped at the door by a photographer who recognised my cosplay instantly, after several pictures, I took a few steps and I heard a loud squeal and saw a cosplayer dressed as Supergirl rushing at my direction. The rest of the day was pretty much like that, every few steps I took, I was either stopped for a photograph or I heard people calling out "Zatanna" and gesturing at me.

I know it may sound weird but the entire experience was completely surreal for me, I had never experienced anything like it before and it was all the more surprising considering I was cosplaying a character that I had figured won't be recognised. I was proven wrong and it's really incredible to be called by my character's name especially when pretty much almost everybody in my local cosplay community knows each other by name. I was also lucky enough to meet up a group of DC comics cosplayers, and it was refreshing to see so many characters brought to life, there was an Oracle, a few different Robins like Jason Todd and Stephanie Brown etc. I also spotted a Doctor Who cosplayer walking around.  

 My friends Mini & Skrei also cosplayed Korra and Amon from the series, Avatar: Legend of Korra. I'm supposed to be their Asami but I haven't gotten anything ready yet T^T bad cosplayer!

 Much of the day was spent meeting up with friends & walking around. Here's a pic of Mini, Esther and I doing the "see no evil, speak no evil & hear no evil" pose LOL

 Camwhore with yet another friend, Lekorina. I love how my makeup looks in this pic.

Towards the end of day 1, we were changing out & preparing to leave only to get news that the celebrity cosplayers for the event, Touya Hibiki & Kousaka Yun, were having a small autograph & fan meet session. We ran out like crazy people shouting at others to get out of our way to quickly reach the small & discreet booth. There wasn't much of a queue as it wasn't publicised & I managed to get my hands on this:  

 A CD-ROM of Touya's cosplay pics & she autographed it for me!! *squeal*

 She was also nice enough to pose for this picture after signing my CD and I had enough brain cells left in my head to remember to pass to her my coscard. Doesn't she look amazing in her cosplay as Lelouch Lamperouge from the anime Code Geass?

After the madness of day one, we ended the night with dinner and took this picture of the "tattoo" we received during the event, LOL kidding, it's just the event stamp.

The next day, having missed the opportunity to take a picture together with Touya and Yun during day 1, Mini , Esther and I made sure to reach the event really early in order to get a head start on the queue. We reached the event space at like 11+ am? A miracle considering that's usually the time I start on my makeup at home before heading to the event. After a little miscommunication and having to stuff Esther into her big pouffy wedding dress, we got into the queue and I finally managed to get a picture with Touya and Yun:

 I tried my best to not look like a derpy fan girl but my ultra wide smile betrayed me. I also swear that my cosplay of Nanami Haruka of Uta Prince wasn't intentionally done to match Touya's cosplay of Tokiya Ichinose also from Uta Prince. Honest!!! Though it was really nice to hear Touya calling me Haruka-chan the moment she saw me in the queue *fans self*

Whilst walking around I spotted this pretty cool Iron Man cosplayer. It's even better considering he does somewhat resemble Tony Stark haha

 Spent most of day 2 being bridesmaid to the happy couple, Esther and Mini, who were cosplaying Gian and Bernardo from the BL game, Lucky Dog (yes, technically their characters are both guys, mind blowing I know). Amzing picture was taken by photographer Vaxzone who was practically nagging Mini to be "manlier" duing the entire shoot hahahaah

Here's a drawing of the sad reality behind the amazing picture, hahahaah!!! Esther had to bend her knees to be shorter then Mini & an assistant was holding her veil while the bf is further away holding Vaxzone's flash. I was on bag duty hence, not included in the picture hahaha.

During the event, I was actually approached by a blog reader of mine who recognised me! I'm still amazed that Mandy (I hope I got your name correct >.<) recognised me and I can truly confirm I'm not writing nonsensically to an imaginary audience.

This event has by far been one of the most fun I've ever had. The management were great and really respectful to us cosplaers unlike previous events, there were tons of amazing stuff being displayed & sold and most importantly, I got to meet all my dear friends there.

I'll try to get back to my old habit of posting once every four-five days or so but no promises as job hunting has been leaving me feeling drained emotionally, I'm also in abit of writer's block as I haven't been out much or dressed up so I apologize for my current boring blogging style.