It has finally happened. I managed to cosplay my favourite character of all time.
It took me alot of time (and money) to get this suit out but it’s finally out!
I wore it to Cosfest D’Marquee’14 to test out the entire costume to see how it’d fare after long periods of time. It’s a good time I tested it out, because the colours didn’t photograph well under direct sunlight, looking more turquoise than dark green. Other friends also said my costume didn’t scream ‘IVY‘.
I was dejected for a while, then decided that I could always save the costume some way. That was about 48 hours ago, where I was busy running to town to get ivy vines for the modification.
What modification, you say?
Basically I added ivy vines and a flower. The vines hurt my arms and scratched my stockings but WOW it made a difference to how I looked. Sure, a few people mistook me for another character (one from LoL) but I consoled myself with the fact that there was a LoL booth on site.
For some reason there was this LoL booth there (actually it was just a board) and it toally mislead everyone to think that I was this chick
I don’t really think my costume really looked like her’s, but I wouldn’t blame anyone for thinking I really were her.
There was another wall. A wall more relevant to Poison Ivy. I shall call it,
found walked by this green wall that I thought was very relevant to my course and cosplay but there was this out of bounds sign all around it so of course I did not heed it’s warning and went over the boundary. Duh.
We made a new friend too :D
Afterwards, we went over to the fountain area where I’d taken my last Sailor Mars cosplay at to camp and I had a little outdoor shoot, something I was a little nervous about because my costume didn’t photograph well under the sun the last time round. Strangely, I thought it turned out fine.
The colours turned out great, which got me really happy and confused as well. I was under really bright sun after all.
But that’s for the photographers to figure out, not me, so I totally took advantage of the miraculous lighting and-
While trying to get into character, this happened:
It was supposed to be something like:
‘Come here, take a rose and sleep forever with Mother Nature.’
But my friend said ‘Why are you trying to reenact that Snow White scene with a rose?
And somehow it turned into-
‘Hey lil’ girl, you want a rose? I swear it doesn’t smell like chloroform.’
When it got too hot we moved into the sheltered event area to watch this extremely kawaii performance by Nico Nico dancers from Japan and I decided to check out how my costume fared under darker lighting.
^A picture of Ashley taking a picture of me taking a picture of myself
We decided to change scenery when I’d psychoed myself that I could move around in my heels again. It was also when I finally met DC/Marvel cosplayers!
^ Random appearance of an online Dragon Nest pal :D
We also ran into our friends and suddenly I started poking people in very inappropriate places
^ NOT REAL.
By the time we finished all this cam whoring, it was 2pm so we went out to the open area where we found automobiles. You know, the ones with Gskins I cant imagine anyone driving out.
^Teaching Ashley how to be smexy
^To be or not to be a rose.
While walking around, I spied this SWAT guy trying to backstab someone with this really pathetic looking bush so I stopped him and tried to teach him the real way of being a ninja.
It didn’t really work out.
So we moved on and bumped into one of Ashley’s friends who had this really huge prop/weapon that he let us play with.
The prop was really heavy D: So we gave it back to him and were on our way again, this time to the actual barrage to get good photos with the scenery.
Naturally, I got distracted.
And my friends also commented on how I walk funny in heels. Just so you know, the vines were also pretty itchy, okay D:
The walk up was long (especially in heels) but we finally reached the top.
I also had to walk on tip-toe because my heels kept poking into the grass and made it so hard
TWSS for me to walk. Not to mention I felt bad for the grass. #feelbadCherie
In fact, half way I gave up and sat on the grass where we started taking more photos.
Back to the normal stuff.
Or not so normal stuff.
I actually thought we were done for the top of the barrage then I spotted Another wall. Therefore I must very creatively name the next wall-
Originally, I wanted only two pictures from this background but someone asked for a picture so I obliged. It was only after the pictures were taken when my photographer commented that I looked a little wild in the other guy’s pictures. She thought it wasn’t a bad thing, so I thought i’d include it *shrug*
Also, another butt shot. You’re welcome.
After all these shoots, Ashley realized that he/she was running late to another function so he decided to go back from there so we all headed back.
It was pretty early to go, but I never really stayed at a convention for an entire day before, especially if it’s outdoors.
Before I go,
Incoming very random pictures of us doing nothing productive at all.
Remember to water your plants and I’ll leave you with this.