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Friday, 5 August 2016

【COS】夏色えがおで 1 , 2, Jump! - Sonoda Umi


photo thx Razrig photography

Sonoda Umi @ Maro CH

Finally finished editing another set of my Umi cosplay. This costume needs to credit to Fion. Thanks to her, I don't have to do another last minute sewing nightmare again =w=. 

I seldom wear bikini type of swimsuit ( though I had one with me for years) because I don't have confidence with my figure. I don't think I am lean enough to show my belly around to all other people at the beach T3T. Thus, this swimsuit version was like the rarest occasion that could happened on me. It do take a lot of courage to wear it out and try not to be embarassed though. ( I sucked my tummy hard that time XD). The photoshoot did went well, and I am satisfy with this sets of photos. 

Place taken for this photoshoot was at my hometown, Port Dickson, a place famous of its beaches ( about 20 years ago though). We went there early morning about 7am just to make sure the lights weren't too harsh and pray hard there won't be people around in the morning. I was kind of nervous and started to act all crazy jumping here and there and I do remember that I was telling Raz that I hope I have Kotori and Honoka with me so I won't look like some crazy person jumping alone by myself. Can't help it if its a spontaneous shoots that happened like just one week before the date. Its kind of hard to get people to join in in such a short notice. 

There's a few more plans for Umi that still lagging behind. Most of the cloth are ready, just that I need to free some time to make my own cosplay costume. Commissions and school work took up a lot of my time. Sometimes its hard to plan for my own cosplay because of the priorities. I am trying, and do hope that I can clear things up fast. Since I am getting old and sometimes school work is taking more of my time than I anticipated. Planning to slow down in cosplaying myself and want to focus more on commission work and also my school work. But I don't feel like giving up cosplay yet, but probably gonna slow down and put more time thinking about what to do for the future. 

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

【COS】Lovelive! Umi Sonoda ~ 旗袍 Cheongsam

Love Live! Sonoda Umi Unawakened Cheongsam photo thx Michael Ooi photography 

Love Live! Sonoda Umi Awakened Cheongsam photo thx Razrig photography

Sonoda Umi @ Maro CH 

Yippie yeah for Umi from Lovelive~ She is almost like love in first sight when I started to watch Love Live School Idol Music anime. Just for her I started to play love live rhythm game in my phone.  But really really unfortunate I lost my phone last year (TwT) and my love live data left with my phone. I was at 124 level already, almost gain perfection in most expert song (>3<)/////. I was not able to start all over again in my new phone. Starting with beginner team all over again is really really hard. I wasn't able to continue with the new game after about 20 lvl in the game. 

This set of Umi cheongsam were one of the Umi's costume I liked very much. Especially the awakened cheongsam card, this probably marked the start of printed cloth business for love live costume. I didnt get to make both these costume because of the complicated pattern of the costume, instead buying it from taobao. Both sets were taken during chinese new year. The unawakened costume was at Kek Lok Si temple in Penang island while awakened costume was at Thean Hou temple in KL. Both temples were always beautifully decorated during Chinese New Year season, and it makes the temples awesome place to have photoshoot. The only thing is about the crowd during chinese new year holiday with lots of visitors. Michael's hometown is in Penang thus it makes it easier for him to shoot for us in Penang, and as usual his photos were always vibrant with awesome composition. As many times as I had worked with Raz, I am always astonished by his photos and structure of the photos which always makes me looked awesome in it ^3^ ♥.

Just recently I am so in love with the new design , little devil series, and its on my next cos plan list ! I am just so excited and hope to cos her soon. Probably upload a few wip progress for that costume. ♥