Monday, September 8, 2014

Summer Beauty

Today was a pretty productive day for our very first fashion photo shoot ^_^. The weather was weird though, it was a lot colder than I expected which obviously indicates the end of Summer...boo. Oh well fashion changes with the seasons :)

A mature beauty was goal
My outfit today consisted of:
- an olive green asymmetrical chiffon skirt
- a casual blouse that was purchased from YesStyle
- wine red wig from eBay
- black houndstooth pattern peep toe heels from Macy's
- grey circle lenses from PinkyParadise
- black frame glasses. 

I forgot to take close-up pictures of my face so you can see the circle lenses, but I'll get them next time. (︶︹︺)

Deep thinker
Any ways we can start with the hair, I got this lovely wine colored wig from eBay. My absolute go to spot for all of my cosplay wigs!

This wig is absolutely gorgeous because the color is noticeable but in a very sultry way. There are waves throughout which keep it pretty and fun! 
It rarely tangles so I guess I lucked out with this one. The length is perfect, because you can either leave it loose or tie it up if you wish! 

I highly recommend anyone looking for a red wig to check out this wine red wig on Ebay!

Next a quick blurb on the glasses! 
I got them from eBay as well AND they were a dollar and change! (Super cheap >.<)

The next I did when I got them was pop the lens out and viola! 

Fashion Frames ^_^

My shirt is from Yesstyle, by a brand called 59 Seconds. 
(I am a shop-o-holic and love shopping at Yesstyle. >.<)

This lovely over sized shirt is very comfortable and soft. The design is of a little school girl with some balloons on it. (So~~ cute! How can I not buy it? lol.) 

When I got it, I was super pleased with my purchase! 

The quality is amazing!

It's a free size and with a mixture of polyester and cotton, making the purchase so totally worth it. ^_^

Check it out! Here at this link! ----> 59 Seconds Girl Balloon Print T-Shirt

The asymmetrical chiffon skirt I got was from Forever 21. (You'd be amazed with the stuff you can find in there.)

I like to add that I am a sucker for army green color so when I saw it I had to have it! The lightweight material and train made it perfect. 

Plus, the shirt and the skirt went nicely together because of the off-white tone of the shirt.

Black peep toe racer heels, complete with outfit and accessories 
Lastly are my awesome shoes, that Hang picked out for me! They have this racer/k-pop vibe that I can't ignore and have fast become my go to heels. 

I got them from Macy's and they have houndstooth pattern that compliment the heels!

Here are some more pictures from today's shoot!
This beauty is ready to pounce ;)
Waiting for my equally cool lover

Number 1
Till next time----
We had so much fun today doing this shoot and there will be plenty more in the future!

We may even start making videos, depending on the weather....

Hang in there guys and stay tuned-----Kai Out

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Daganronpa's Junko Enoshima Photoshoot

Kai as Male Junko and me as Junko
from Dangaronpa

Kai and I are planning to cosplay as Junko Enoshima from Daganronpa for our future convention events.

Therefore, I picked up the camera and started to take some impromptu cosplay test pictures! We are still missing some parts of the cosplay, but we will get completely finish before heading to the convention!

Unfortunately our small town of boring didn't have any locations that we were looking for; therefore the following pictures are all taken outdoor. >.<

All the pictures was taken with a Nikon D3200 HDSLR Camera and a tripod was used for any of our group shot.
(My old tripod is now my new best friend)

We will have a following post stating where we got our pieces for the cosplay and reviewing the circle lenses we wore. ^^

For now, please enjoy the pictures taken during our boredom. >.<

A little about Kai.
Since I started cosplaying with Kai, she has already cosplayed as Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII, various forms of Hatsune Miku from Vocaloid, Female Kaito from Vocaloid, Alluring Secret ~Black Vow~ Rin from Vocaloid, plus a lot more! 

This year she started to cosplay as male characters such as Setsugetsuka Kaito from Vocaloid. Do you think she is doing an awesome job?
Kai is working hard to try all the different characters for cosplay. Wish her luck! ^-^
I like to say that this was the one picture of
a good location, but unfornately we couldn't
take anymore. :(

The best thing about taken pictures by your house..... access to props!
Kai used her own electric guitar to add a nice touch to the pictures!

The following are pictures of me as Junko. I don't have much because I'm not as closely done as Kai was....

A little more about me...
I usually cosplay as the various outfits of Kagamine Rin from Vocaloid because she is my favorite Vocaloid character. Plus her short hair is a definite decision maker! >.< This way whenever Kai is cosplaying as Miku we can match!

My other cosplay I have done are Camellia Gumi from Vocaloid, Alluring Secret ~Black Vow~ Hatsune Miku from Vocaloid, Mankanshoku Mako from Kill la Kill.

I also love to dress up in lolita outfits because I can't stop buying them >.<

I'm ending this post with two group shot of Junko and male Junko.

For the past few convention events Kai and I have been having a hard time taken pictures together because we had no one else. OTL
Then I remember I have a tripod lying around at home! ☆*・゜゚・*\(^O^)/*・゜゚・*☆
Therefore, I love you my tripod! <3

I always need to have some pictures
with me making a funny face!
Thank you for reading and looking at our pictures!
--- Mei

Saturday, September 6, 2014

New to this....

Hey guys I'm Kai  (not real name ^_^) affectionately referred to as kaito_aomine on instagram, and if Hang is the photographer then I am the cosplayer and subject of most of her photos. I love cosplaying and Asian fashion in general and that's the main reason for this blog (and to show off Hang's photographer skills, she's really good ^_~) I recently was inspired by a few people that I follow to start this blog with Hang and I've been feeling a creative spark lately so i figure why not channel that new found spark for fashion and expression into a blog. Makes sense right? lol
I want to be cool and inspiring like the awesome people that inspire me so here goes nothing >_< hope you guys enjoy.
. I love anime and video games
...I also long for Prince status like Haruka from Sailor Moon or Kashima from Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun XD

                ------ Kai

Hello from the photographer!

We are still working on the design of our blogspot so it will be a while to get it perfect! ^^
This is our first time doing this but please treat us kindly.
I would like to introduce myself before we get to posting our cosplay pictures and my picture taking!
My name is Hang Nguyen and I'm a Vietnamese Cosplayer who loves to take pictures! When I cosplay I go by Mei.... mainly because it takes people forever to know that my name IS Hang. Lol Plus my boss called me Mei for a month and I like the name. >< You can check my personal photo account on my Instagram account - @smiling_mei
. That's about all I can say about myself at the moment. ><
This blog will be dedicated to our cosplay pictures AND cosplay pictures of others during our convention events!

Please look forward to it! m(_  _)m

--- Mei