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Long time no see everyone! I have been so pre-occupied with the new job and life in general that I have neglected here a little bit! So I am gonna start the new year of blogging off with a “what I brought over the last few months, and mostly in the last month” post. I have been busy buying to be honest, a lot of it is sale material though so it was pretty cheap.
OK! Lets start with the fact the majority of stuff I have brought is H&M, the staff discount is honestly dangerous…it is mainly grey concept I will be honest cause let’s face it, it is the best hahah.
A cool red and black raglan from Topman, haven’t worn it yet as the weather is a bit naff really. The white shirt in the middle is from Taobao, it can be tied in a big bow and I wanna use it when I do a sort of Kodona/Ouji piece, eventually. The ripped jeans are also Taobao. The waistcoats are from H&M and Topman (and the shorts), and jackets are H&M and Primark.
This beautiful All Saints passport cover is a gift (along with the passport lol!) from lovely Charlie, so this year we will be travelling outside of England! The rest is H&M again, more for costume things rather than day to day stuff.
The capes are Tesco and Debenhams, the trousers are Ann Summers and the bat top is Killstar! This is for my more dressy uppy wardrobe, and will probably see the goth clubs a fair bit.
Also H&M and Topman, a horrendous fur coat which will work wonders for certain cosplay characters, and bat leggings and a pumpkin top. Uh, Halloween cast offs. Who cares if it is in the “girl” section?
So, below are some pics of me wearing the new stuff, cause to be honest I don’t look good to wear it right now, hahah I am almost in bed!
Also I have a new wig and I don’t know what to do with it 🙂
This is a really late post but I am really good at wanting to write about things but not actually doing it.
So, for my birthday I was treated with a trip to Bristol! The original plan was London and Expo but it proved too costly and I think fate was telling us to change plans considering how wonderful of a time I had. (Also thank you to Steph for looking after the kittens for us!)
Got into Birmingham and had Costa.
We got the coach down cause it was really cheap and I think the journey went quite fast. We checked into the Mercure Hotel Bristol (and had been upgraded to a river view room by surprise at no extra cost).
Charlie paid for us to have breakfast in bed as we arrived (but the hotel computer was playing up and people kept asking him to pay?) Also, sadly I was supposed to have flowers in the room as a surprise but it didn’t happen, as the hotel forgot to put them in the room whoops lol. But they were a beautiful thing none the less. (Though apparently there was supposed to be a balloon and chocolates too but they never turned up, companies fault!)
Also I was obviously so excited I had a nosebleed. Excuse my derpy face but it was funny.
And also obvious self shots
We went out to Bristol town and mooched around a bit, everything was fairly chilled. Went to Carluccio’s and had a lovely pate dish, and I was also secretly brought out a lemon tart with candle which was delicious.
Primark offered a funny sight for all the Gorillaz fans out there too…
Bumped into a “friend” you may have seen in a previous post.
Choice of clothing by Abandon Ship Apparel.
We found an almost aptly named shop on the way:
Day 2 we had planned to go to a Louisiana style restaurant (which we learnt had closed down when we went) and we went to Bristol museum and the zoo. But first we had our breakfast in bed which was amazing but we also couldn’t finish it all. We found “Lilly & Boo’s Cake Shop” on the way and had tea and cake instead. This place is definitely worth visiting.
We didn’t mooch the museum long cause most of it wasn’t free haha, but did have a little look at the natural stuff of the area. We also found a very rare duck obviously native to Bristol.
The zoo we finally walked to (was quite a trek!) was really fun, they had dinosaurs and bats and lions and shit.
I think I liked the bats most.
Also strange Tapir creature.
After the zoo it was time to head back and get ready for karaoke!
And that was fun. They brought dim sum to our booth and oh god their chicken feet were the best I have had in a long time I could eat some now aghghghgh. Me, Charlie and Shazz picked the most awkward and varied songs I think we could and really had a drunken blast. No pictures of that though!
The place we had karaoke at was Kobe in Little Chinatown. Really amazing place and I would recommend it.
The day after was travel home day, and we had a really late coach back so we went to Cribbs Causeway Mall, and ate loads of food from McDonalds and Pizza Hut all you can eat buffet. Then we travelled to Chippenham to see Charlie’s family and fat cats. Stumbled home and went to bed!
Now to pack for Manchester…
This weekend we went to the event “Memorabilia/MCM“, based in Birmingham in the NEC. It’s held twice a year in March and November.
Compared to similar events, it was really chilled, really comfortable. We only went for the one day, and dressed as Gorillaz, Plastic Beach era. Our Noodley friend was going to the event too so it was a good chance to get some group pictures (sadly our Russ couldn’t make it).
Charlie did my makeup for me today as he is trained in it, and could give me the later Murdoc appearance I would struggle at doing. In return I ironed. He got to try out new water liner for the costume too which was exciting.
We got a taxi to the train station and hopped on with JD and Coke in hand, noticing other cosplayers on the train too. I always think that is nice to see in such events, even if I don’t have a clue what they were wearing.
The con itself is £10 entry, and offers stalls, guests, talks and shows, much like London Expo (but a lot smaller and much less busier).
We got to see some old and lovely faces, and also meet some new ones.
And had many lovely people asking us for pictures! They are all floating about on the internet at the moment, if you see any feel free to give me a bell!
Also Foxy took us some group pictures, which was fantastic. These are in the editing process at the moment but if you are interested in seeing any of these, you will be able to find them most likely here or here.
We met two lovely ladies one of which sweetly gave us a postcard of her art, and her website can be found here.
After a while we ended up drinking cider at the bar. Then everything goes a bit fuzzy really. Ended up going home and drinking tea.
Things to do on a Saturday night huh? It’s not particularly nice weather at the moment in England, so while Charlie was making his blog look all cool and that (and getting his fur collar thing nicked) I grabbed the palettes and brushes and slapped a face on. I have been looking at this “Minori” girl and this “Shironuri” style, and I don’t have the equipment or skills to do such thing, but I did something loosely inspired by it all (which ended up just being more playing around).
That said, here is a run down of things I used;
- The browns/yellows/reds I used were from 2 different colour palettes, both were gifts so I’m not entirely sure where they came from.
- Contacts are from Pinky Paradise and were a gift, and I can’t remember which but I think are Barbie Black.
- The fangs are from this bloke here; CustomFangs. If you do a lot of costumes which need comfortable teeth, or anything custom, I would seriously recommend this guy. They are a veneer which fit over your actual teeth and they are super realistic and are comfortable too.
- Also, wig wise, one was from a hair shop in Birmingham and the other from eBay.
Images (taken on an Iphone 4s, both front and back camera and filtered on PhotoScape):