You know, I don't celebrate "new year" these days but in Samhain ... a bit strange since now I'm more an agnostic than a pagan, but I can't help that. Still, I make some counting in the gregorian calendars to make my life easier
Like cosplay-related things.
2012 was a very nice year for me since I discovered I'm done for artistic, heart-planned photo shootings more than any thing. And for cosplay make up. I learned many things about this I feel more confident on choosing characters. Now I need to put more challenges and do more different characters, different from me. Usually my choices are: moe girls/yandere boys 8D so this year I have some choices that will be challenging but I'd like them to be fun to. What's the point of cosplaying if you don't have fun?
Oh, speaking about it, in my city there were some horrible rumors/bitch fightings in the cosplay issue and I just sit, grabbed my popcorn and watched. I have very personal opinions about most cosplay issues and I'm not writing them all here (they're on my blog, in Spanish, but the point is that I already listed what I think). Just I wish some people stop looking too deeply on what the others do or don't do. But well, it's their "life" for me, cosplaying is another healthful hobby that helps me to relax a little on my everyday routine, which gives me enough problems and where I often deal with toxic and mean people and situations - why do I need that in my hobbies too?
Well, now, on my costumes - I didn't do as much as I'd wanted but it's okay, this is not a competition. I wore two dream costumes (Alone from Saint Seiya The Lost Canvas and Judal from Magi the Labyrinth of Magic - gods, this fandom is the end of me ) and had amazing experiences (like cosplaying with my boyfriend again). I wanted to enter the individual contest of the big convention but I haven't enough time to do everything I wished, and still think I'm not for staes, maybe this 2013...
This year, my dream costumes and projects will be 4 and I hope I can achieve them properly.
Howl from Howl's Moving Castle: Because I always wanted a costume from a Ghibli movie. This is one of my favourite ones, just besides Sen To Chihiro No Kamikakushi and I really loved doing crossplay so I'm going to do more this year, yes!! For this one I have a Sophie and a Markl and yesterday I was talking with our kameko about the locations and the fact I need to learn to driver properly now that I have a car (ok I was going to do it nevertheless... I bought it for a reason) to go to the roads. I'm so eager for this one, never choose a character for no reason - last time I re-watched the movie I felt identified even if Howl is different (at least in the outside) from me. Also, we somehow managed to form a Ghibli cosplay group... and it seems there will be a HAREM of Sophies (??) wtf.
Younger Sinbad from Magi The Labyrinth of Magic: Pffttt yes because I love Sinbad in a disturbing illicit way (?), but I could never, EVER do his current version because MY ARMS ARE SO THIN AND I DON'T FIT HIS BRACELETS PROPERLY AND YES IT'S A FIXATION I HAVE WITH THE CHARACTER SO IT WOULD BE A BIG NO XDDDDD but his clothing design of his earlier years caught my eye I since I have the wig and his sword, why not? Besides I love this manga and only 1 character is not enough (though Judal will always be my soul character from there - the mangaka said she wanted to do an outfit change for him, I bet I'll cosplay that one too, being Judal is very funny and relaxing).
Titus Alexius from Magi The Labyrinth of Magic: .... oh yes, another character whom I identified with, but the moment he appeared I LOVED HIS CLOTHES OTL and for this I'm having a Sphintus and my Aladdin again and maybe a Marga omgs!!! ALL THE FEELS * ^ * Magnoshuttat Arc is being so intense.
Cherry from Saber Marionette J: Another moe girl to my list... the funniest is, I'm most like Bloodberry but Cherry fits my appeareance more. Anyways, it's for a group!! 90s Anime powah!!! >.<9 And this series was a major visual influence for me. I'd never thought on cosplaying Cherry, but it will be awesome *-*
I have another major project with my boyfriend, but we need to sit down and state when are we doing this to actually start something. He will make most of the props this time (it is my cosplay debt for him since he did my crush Sinbad, but I'm not doing so many props now XDDDD). And there's this Touhouvania project we hopefully are going to talk about this weekend. Finally, there is another one with my Tantalus Cosplay Group, but we have to see many things. Oh, and the "year's trauma" is yet to come. 2011 was Saint Seiya The Lost Canvas (and my session with Pandora is on hold yet ;_; ), 2012 was Magi (and the group shooting on location is pending xDDDD). What will 2013 give me?
That's what I get when I obsess so much for a simple "costume" thing. At least it's decided: at the end of Winter holidays I'm totally ordering my Howl wig.