Wednesday, February 25, 2015

150225 McCann CNY

so we started work on the 23rd, and had a back to work lunch with the whole company at ban heng, a chinese restaurant located at orchard central.

look at the awesome menu. SHARK'S FIN. sorry, i won't purposely order them but if they are served to me, it makes no sense to reject eating them. so i had 3 bowls of them because there were shark fans around the table and it's a waste to just throw them away.

after the red garoupa, the dishes that followed were pretty crappy. they were either tasteless or had taste of too much oil. would never recommend this restaurant to anyone.

went back to the office around 3pm where the lion dance then started.

hehe the lion stopped next to me for a pic. yay!

perhaps the bai taisui my sister did on sunday did help to start my new year well! thank you taisui!

Friday, February 20, 2015

150218-20 Lunar New Year

well, so on about the new year. this year my mom's away to taiwan and my dad to malaysia so it's only me and my bro for CNY eve this year. i was invited to reunion dinner with princess KJE's family, but it's too strange for an outsider to join... so i had a homely re-microwaved reunion dinner with my bro instead. hah! he cooked the rice (literally).

the rest was pre-prepared by mom so we just had to heat it up.

in the end i was chided for not attending KJE's reunion dinner cos the MIL apparently prepared a lot of food and an extra seat for me. but vivian took the leftovers to our house and we still ate it over the weekend. heh!

the first day of CNY was spent with vivian's relatives. it's a good experience and i get to hug little baby all day. we talked a little about cosplay because i made the hanbok for KJE, so it sort of got related to my works... but everything else was peaceful. and i got lots of angbao. awesome.

i was being introduced around either as the nanny's daughter or sixuan's sister. hehe. went to vivian's family and then marcus' family. not too bad! ate a lot and took some photos. wheee~

and i get to sleep with baby too. *hugs*

the next day we had breakfast at a macdonald's, then went visiting at vivian's wedding planner house.

around 2pm, my sister came over vivian's house and we had steamboat.

we ate till we all almost burst... and set off to malaysia at 5-6pm to continue eating with my dad.

apparently i got my information wrong and we had to come back to singapore after dinner since dad had to work on saturday. T_T so the whole of my weekend was then spent doing the stockings for Asoka (in previous post), while eating the leftover from vivian's reunion dinner. hurhur.

still a good and productive new year though! i seem to always spend my new year pasting weird things. still remember the last time i did it was for ji wu wang's crown, then the leaves decoration at my house and fishes in my toilet. always need to be productive during cny.... hah.

Monday, February 16, 2015

richard tales of graces WIP

so after 5 years i decided to revisit this costume to repair/upgrade and get it ready for a photoshoot with denise. i found that my boots were missing though so i had to remake it. thankfully i was going for another shoot of denise and i received her unwanted costume to turn into my boots. haha!

i tore out all the grey laces and spammed gems wherever i could. it's actually not very obvious but i just hope the light will reflect off during photoshoot to make it bling.

added on the purple edged lace and alternate purple/red gems

more fanciful sword! just redid the gem, added on some gold layers cos they either fell off or got infected with the black color of the pvc i wrapped it with.. added a handle as well, don't know where the previous handle went... zzz.

lastly wig styling. all my blonde hair couldn't match and i had to use annie's wig....

stayed overnight at denise's place on sat (it was vday!) and helped her chiong some props too. unfortunately she wasn't in the right condition for the shoot the next day and i ended up doing solo..

i even ended up at the wrong place for shoot. TwT it was miserable. to the extent i didn't even take any selfies. bleahs. so shall just wait for pictures.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sailormoon Shopping List

i'm at 111.39 for sailormoon. not so bad.

DescriptionQuantityURLCost (RMB)ShippingCost (SGD)
manified clear semi-round 35mm (2), 40mm (2)4$1.31
manified clear heart shape 23.5cm (4), 19cm (2)6$0.86
white L size leotard1$20.86
red thick velvet strings 1.5cm2$2.86
red mirror pieces50$5.14
10mm moon shape flat deco1000.20.2$0.04
37cm PU long boots white170121.84$25.38
big glitter PVC220.487.60$18.25
sailormoon blonde wig1100100$20.83
small glitter PVC267.3367.33$14.03
satin gloves111$0.21
red thick velvet strings 1.5cm227.76$1.62

Belle's Shopping List

so so so i was so boliao i compiled a list of all my materials from tb. hahhahah.

so belle's cost is now at $101.49. shipping is just 1.2 of the cost in RMB to cover the shipping cost to SG. it's just a gauge, anyway. and all my rates are at 4.2 RMB to 1 SGD. quantity is usually in pieces or metre.

DescriptionQuantityURLCost (RMB)Shipping (SGD)Cost (SGD)
lemon yellow 4mm rhinestones400$0.23
gold rhinestones 3mm0.2$2.06
belle's wig1$25.14
gold gauze glitter5.5$15.29
gold rose brocade3$14.34
gold glitter ribbon1$9.29
light gold satin10$18.86
orange-yellow color change cloth2$2.86
gold-yellow brocade3$9.14
yellow irridescence chiffon2$4.29

Added on 11 Apr - sub-total $36.52, Total for belle: $138.01

Monday, February 09, 2015

Queen Isis Ouke no Monsho WIP

..and of course i didn't post this as well.
i spent some time thinking about this because isis dress is essentially black, but it would seem too boring on stage. so i picked a cloth full of sequins... but it would be too glaring. in the end i used the flip side of this sequin cloth and overlay with black chiffon mesh so there seems to be some pattern to it. also when the skirt is swooshed you can see the underside, which is the super bling gold sequins. it would seem to be there and not there. heh.

and i realised the skirt was done wrongly, it's supposed to be mermaid style. bleahs. so it's redone.
the negative side is when i wear these i will feel itchy with the sequins rubbing against me. oh well.

here's the bling waist belt

handmade these earrings too

and last is the headdress

actually wanted to do a headband style but it ended up too weird at the front. looks like a helmet. 

so i did it flappy style instead and to wear it, i'll just need to pin both sides down. laced it with a lot of gems to up the bling factor. heh.

Kazemon Digimon WIP

oops i didn't realise i had forgotten to post the WIP for this. so here's an update.
and the character reference from digimon, known as fairymon or kazemon.

but of cos you noticed that she's wearing bra and panties. and obviously i'm not gonna wear that in public so i sort of modified it to shorts. i used pink/purple pvc so that it won't end up looking like lingerie but more of an armour. and also cos i like all things shiny.

lined everything with white riboon so it wouldn't look so 'raw'

the neckline

with the shoulder pads

and my hot pants.

here's the boots

wing pattern is made of satin covered with chiffon, then seamed with gold ribbons

then pasted onto the boots with all the other small little parts

next the gloves. the silver-scaled cloth i used kept peeling off. urghhh.

then pasted on the wings.

that red thing in the middle wasn't very nice so i had it changed to an origami paper instead.

all the rainbow colored stuff was all cut out at once from this material i bought from philippines when i went for LoL rampage. thank goodness i had a lot left to use!

pasted them on PVC, then used sewed black ribbon rims all around. the veins were all black sticker, had to cut the individual pieces out to paste but they didn't stick very well.

i then folded clear PVC to thick rods and pasted it with industrial acrylic tape. added the elastic rubber band so i can wear them like a backpack

my mirror cuts me out perfectly. hah.

last is the eye shield she uses which is the most awesome of any character cos i wouldn't need to draw any eye make up,. hah! actually, this is the most expensive part to make. that paper in the middle costs me over $45 to import from tb at a super fast rate =_= it looks silver on the outside but you can actually see from the other side. quite cool huh.

and all the pieces combined!

i made a 2D kazemon for prop usage too. the base is corrugated board. the rest is about the same materials i used.

even made the hair out of some old purple cotton i had. haha. looks convincing??

and other props we made to prepare for ACM.

the top slits at the back as it's stuck with velcro so you can easily rip all apart quickly.

prepared a huge background which we never used cos we had difficulty pinning it up... sadsssss

our 'power' boards.

the flipside is just grass as disguise.. you can step on them to flip them to our power board.

and a bunch of pompom to imitate kazemon's power.

well, i couldn't find white color... hahahah.