Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Summer 2014 Dance Cover Contests!

Hi everyone! As most of you probably know- I'm going to be joining multiple dance cover contests this summer! Mostly Jpop and Kpop and this post will be uploading all the lovely videos and how you can support! Thank you so much!

(1) Jpop Summit 2014

-Super Nuko World 
--You can go to my video and like/comment/share/subscribe/fun stuffs as well as the Jpop Summit page to boost my video!

(2) Coverdance Festival
- Before the Dawn (INFINITE) http://www.coverdance.org/contest/round1/685
- Sherlock (SHINee) - http://www.coverdance.org/contest/round1/1151
- Breathe (Miss A) - http://www.coverdance.org/contest/round1/1122
- I My Me Mine (4MINUTE) - http://www.coverdance.org/contest/round1/686

(3) Palo Alto Kpop Festival
- Love Like Oxygen (SHINee) - watch?v=1YnOK3zW-MAwatch?v=zi60dPJq8ak
- Love is Move (Secret) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_gugJCYkxs
- Goodbye Baby (Miss A) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Uo-u9CRkNA
- Bad Girl Good Girl (Miss A) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5shvKhNTrQc

In the meantime, these are my other social media links!
Youtube (VlogsDances)
Facebook - Resachiic
Twitter @resachiic

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Easy Frozen Milk Dessert

Yum! Click to view larger.
Hi everyone! Remember my mulled wine pasta recipe? This time it's a recipe for a gallon of milk that's about to expire. This method is going to be able to preserve the milk and whatever you decide to freeze the milk with.
Essentially the core of the "recipe" is: pour the milk into a mold or container of some sort. And put it in the freezer. Open it up after it's frozen (the next morning or next evening should be more than enough), thaw it out, and then enjoy!

What I did was this:

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Super Nuko World!

Hi everyone! At long last I have a new dance cover up!

A collaboration with Storoviluntis Be-Geta-Flackdey-Barusu-Folius again for J-pop Summit 2014!
Please like, comment, share, subscribe, and retweet!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Fanime Con 2014

Fanimaid!Live on Sunday 2014. Photo by Isobel Miraflor.

So after missing FanimeCon 2013 (which might not have been a bad thing actually) because I was studying abroad in England, I finally come back, this time with some interesting surprises. And lots of quick-costume change chaos xD
Fancams and photos to be added over the next couple weeks.

Day Zero:

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Easy Cosplay Tip #101: Pulling from Stock (Maid costume)

"Pulling from Stock": A pulled costume is one that is taken out of a theatre company's stock from past productions. 
     Impressive cosplay is commonly associated with lots of costume design and sewing skills. So I feel like reusing old costumes/clothing items or "pulling from stock" is often looked down upon, considered cheating, unskilled, or under appreciated. However, the truth is- reusing old costumes/clothing is actually pretty effective. It's free, it already fits you/the cosplayer, even if you need to adjust it there's minimal new work required, it's not time consuming, and there's no disadvantages.
     So here are some tips for pulling costumes from your own stock. For example, I am making a maid costume for Fanime 2014 and here are my steps.

1. Look in stock first. The first place you should go to is your closet/armoire/old cosplay storage box/etc.
     -This is an apron from my Hungary cosplay- tada!

2. You can always always always adjust something.
      -See this dress?

       -I have used it for my Rania "Masquerade" cover (which, oops, still haven't uploaded) and another cosplay once. It's too long for a maid dress, but I can still do this.
Pretend this will be sewed.
        -And then you can get this:

        -That way it's shortened, but I can still let it down after the convention.

3. Still can't find something? Look everywhere else! Under your bed, your brother's closet, your mom's closet, your roommate's closet, etc. Trust me- there's going to be a hidden gem somewhere if you look hard enough.
        -On the left is my Starbucks uniform. On the right is a 80s skirt I stole borrowed from my mom. If you look close enough, putting them together will form a black dress and the apron would complete the maid look. No other work needed!
You may recognize the skirt from my Kirishima Kano cosplay.

Bonus: Accessories can be found anywhere too! You may have old cosplay ties or costume pieces and sometimes to can completely re-convert something. The black tie I have in this image below is actually a belt from a skirt that I've been using as a tie since the beginning of time.

In the end, I could wind up with something like these:
Ignore the messy room.
 They look fresh, they look clean, and all I had to do was hunt for the right clothing and do minimal adjustments (on only 1 item!). Some of my other old cosplays have been completed in a similar fashion too: Lulu Bell from D.Gray-man, half of Kirishima Kano from AirTV, and half of Ringo Noyamano from Air Gear.

Of course, there are other common cheap methods of acquiring cosplay items (like thrift stores) but, let's be real, pulling is the cheapest and most on-call method there is. So good luck pulling and have fun!
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