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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

【COS】Vocaloid Project DIVA f -Science Girl Miku

初音ミク Hatsune Miku Project DIVA-f
Module: Science Girl (理系少女)

Star Voice Miku @ Aiko Shorin
BB Operator Meiko @ Kaien Yuu
Agitation Miku @ Cili Padi
General Kaito @ Andros Hay
Purple Ageha Miku @ Aiyuki Adelle
Ruby Luka @ Cheryl Lo
Ribbon Girl Miku @ Yuki Christy
Memoria Miku @ Chia Yi
Science Girl Miku @ Maro Ch (me)
Wagamama Kojocho @ Akihiko Michaelis
Yukata Style Miku @ Cappy Phreakyfish
Neko Neko Cape @ Eclair-Nyanko Aiai
Innocent Miku @ Karie
Trade School Rin @ Huko Yee
Graduate Meiko @ Sher Myn
Afterschool Mode Luka @ Chelses Yuan
Honey Whip Miku @ Camille Iora
Melancholy Rin @ Angie Ong
Scissors Rin @ Alma Woo

photo thx Razrig photography


This is the largest group that I've been working with, and thanks to Angie for organizing and arranging for the shooting. There are more people actually, but due to some circumstances, some are not able to come, including our dear Molly (=3=)//////////// 

But I am glad somehow to be able to work with all Vocaloids~ The group includes a few other photographers like our Lord Mazaki, KC, Blur and also fellow photogs from Singapore, Fariz Asuka and Blurmage. Though I am not familiar with most of them. Hence, didnt get the chance to work with them though.

photo thx Lee Mazaki

The only full body shoot I have from Mazaki =w=. I am happy to have slim legs here/////

It was kinda rush that day, since we booked 4 hours of Karaoke room. The room was awesome. Fits most of the theme there. 

Was planning to do Hachi Hachi version (Tengaku version of Rin), pairing with Molly initially. Since Molly was not able to attend, I changed to Science Girl instead. Mainly, because of the song
"What Do You Mean?" (どういうことなの!?) by Kuchibashi-P. Fits my condition now that time, when I was rushing for my thesis. Check it out in Youtube for the song. Its awesome!

We went to arcade in Timesquare later on after the photoshoot. Apparently, I am outdated..... too old.... i didnt know arcade is still a place where youths hang out... Was in damn big culture shock. I am typical stay-at-home type of girl. My life is consistently, school, anime, mangas, sleep and it goes all around again. Although occassionally, I do overnight sewing and photoshoot outing.. basically it never strayed far from these. To see that most people know what arcade's newest machine, frankly speaking, I was amazed. Especially that dancing machine.. maybe its just me that is not compatible with dancing, but to be able to follow the move of the dancers in the machine, its seems to me its hell lot of practice. I personally still like Jubeat alot, which I have the Iphone version in my phone right now. A new sight for me, maybe sometimes when I am free, might try hang out in arcade for Jubeat, since the big squares is much easier than the iphone size of squares. =w=


Wednesday, 22 May 2013

【Tutorial】Simple tutorial for pleated skirt

Its been ages since I last posted something. I've been working for my thesis for the past months, and now finally finished up the 1st draft for it~ 

I have the time finally to fill up what's left out for the past months. 

Now, since I made the pleated skirt for Project Diva F Science Girl Miku, I might as just write a tutorial for this. Pleated skirt is quite commonly in a lot of characters, any highschool uniforms, and quite a range of female characters. The procedure is quite simple, I took around 3 hours to complete the whole skirt. 

How the end product looks like. It would be better if I iron it more thoroughly : )


~Simple Steps of Making Pleated Skirt~

Step 1: The cloth. 

I use some left-over from my Alice dress. Its around 150cmx 60cm

Step 2:  Cut your cloth

Measurement taken from you waist until middle of the thigh. Mine is around 35cm including allowance for seaming.

The whole lenght for the skirt I used around 150cm(standard width of the cloth, 60 inch) + an extra
85cm, total around 2meters and 35cm.

Step 3: Fold the ends

You can either seam it or I personally prefer to fold it.

Step 4: The pleats.

Each pleat is about 2 inch/5cm thick. Depends on your own preference. I think 4cm would be better....

Pleat and iron at the same time and pin at the top of the cloth to hold it.
Bottom pleat is 1.5cm each sides, as shown in the pic below. 

For better look, its recommended to do 2.5cm bottom pleat. Since I would like to save cloth, i used slightly shorted bottom pleat.

Step 5: Join the cloths. 

Just sew the two pieces together. 

Overall lenght I got from the 2m35cm cloth is around 90cm of the whole pleats. 

Step 6: Waist band

Cut two piece of rectangle shape, snips the ends off as shown below.

Measurements: 14cm x waist/2 . 

Sew them together. 

Fold it in half and iron it.

Fold in the ends and iron, to keep the loose ends in.

Step 7: Join the waist band to the pleats.

First, sew a line through the top of the pleats (where the pins are) to fix the pleats.

Insert the pleats in the middle of the waist bands, pin them.

You'll get something like this in the end.

Before sewing it, join the ends of the of the pleats, leaving at least 5cm space. Important, because the hips might not fit in if there is not space left. you can choose to put zips here.  

Any extras of the pleats, just fold and tuck it in at the end of the waist band. Sew the waist band on. Put on a button / buckle. ITS DONE!


Although I would like to put how it looks like in the real photoshoot... somehow.... I didn't get proper full body shoot....... 

Of course, there are other pleats pattern. You can try to pleat all in the same direction. Just the middle with double pleat and sides are all in opposite directions. 

Next project I am going to do on Tonari no Kaibutsu-san, Shijuki's school uniform. I will do the single side pleat skirt instead. Will upload the progress after I finish it. =w=