Sunday, February 26, 2012

My Cosplays – 1st – Princess Peach [SSBB] of Super Mario

Hello my lovely mauw-mauws,

Like the “Do you know..?”-series I already have on my Blog I decided to start a sort of “My Cosplays”-series, where I tell and show you all my Cosplays so far in chronological-order.

First up is my very first Cosplay – Princess Peach (formerly known as Princess Toadstool)  [Super Smash Bros. Brawl – Version] of Super Mario




Princess Peach Cosplay – Profile:
Cosplay No.: 1
Created in: 2009 and improved in 2010 with my mum
Costs: about 150€
Hours to make: ~40-50h
Weared at: Gamescom 2009 (Saturday), Connichi 2009 (Sunday), Animagic 2010 (Friday), Connichi 2010 (Saturday), Connichi 2011 (Saturday) and Frankfurt Book Fair / Buchmesse 2012 (Saturday)
Events in the future: ???



Why do I wanted to cosplay Peach ?
I love princesses.
I love pink.
I love videogames.
I simply love Princess Peach.
I am a fan of girly characters and Peach is one of my favourites. And because she is wearing such a beautiful dress in the Wii-Game “Super Smash Bros. Brawl” (SSBB), my decision was clear: I had to Cosplay Peach in this Version. Unlike to the original Super Mario-Games, Peach’s dress is in SSBB very detailed and more princess-like. And I wanted to look like a real princess while I’m wearing this Cosplay.

update: May 2016
photo taken @ RPC 2016


Any unforgettable experiences ?
Connichi 2009: Due to the fact I was cosplaying Peach I get to know two nice Cosplay-Friends: Mino and Lobby. I guess, this is the best experience I had with this Cosplay. =)
Connichi 2010: As Don wanted to pay our “holiday apartment” Sunday mornings nearby Kassel, in which we stay during the Connichi every year since then, our renter told him that he had seen us in the local newspaper in our Super Mario Cosplays. It was an awesome feeling and we were all pretty proud. 
Besides I cover all our bags and more, when we were asked for a photo, under my huge hoop petticoat. This is really handy (there is nothing worser than to see all bags and so on a cosplay photo!).
Frankfurt Book Fair 2012: Gosh! I thought our group were pretty popular during the Connichi but the Book Fair was even more blatant for us. We were asked for photos every few metres. AMAZING.

Monday, February 20, 2012

My Hello Kitty Plushies - 2nd + New Cosplay + New Blog-Header

Hello my lovely mauw-mauws,

finally I found the time AND feeled like to do my second "All My Hello Kitty Plushies"-Photo.
As you may know, I am a huge Hello Kitty Fan and collect everything I can get of HK. Naturally, I have also many Hello Kitty Plushies and its quite a lot of work to 1. collect all HK-Plushies at my flat and 2. to coordinate them in that way that they will all fit into a photo.
But now, no more words, here is the 2nd "All My Hello Kitty Plushies"-Photo:


Everytime Im looking at this photo Im kinda surprised bout how many Hello Kitty Plushies I own. In my defence I have to say, that the most of them were given to me as a present. ^___^ 
Besides the Hello Kitty Plushies you can also see my newest Cosplay (No. 7): Hello Kitty Classic Red Version. ^__^ Its a really comfortable Cosplay and I sewed the overall with the support of my mum. Moreover, I archieved one of my aims by creating it (  Usai's Aims ). I guess, I will tell you a bit more bout the Cosplay in the near future in a upcoming "series". Further details will follow. =)

Sorry for the bad photo quality, next time I will use a different place for the photo, maybe I will use the one I have used for my 1st "All My Hello Kitty Plushies"-Photo:


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New Blog-Header

maybe you've already noticed it, I changed the Blog-Header. I hope you all like it more than the old one, just like I do.  Hihi~~ <3

Friday, February 17, 2012

Stuttgart

Hello my lovely mauw-mauws,

My boyfriend and I have visited his sister and her boyfriend and daughter last weekend in Stuttgart. 
Stuttgart is about 3 ½ hours away from Aachen, so we do not see each other that often. For that reason, my future sister-in-law presented  us a coupon for a visit to the automobile museum in Stuttgart (You have to know, that my boyfriend is a huge automobile-lover/nerd).

We arrived fridays late in the evening and spend a nice weekend in Stuttgart even if it was really, really cold (-15 degrees).
Saturdays we went downtown and they showed us Stuttgarts beautiful buildings and landmarks.




In the H&M - store I found this cute "Little Twin Stars" necklace and wristband:


Isn't it MEGA-cute?! <3
H&M in Aachen didn't had it so this chain was a must-buy in Stuttgart! <33

Later on that day we went to the FeuerSee which was totally frozen over so you could do ice skating. Brr, it was so cold that Id been almost frozen.



Sundays we went to the promised automobile museum. The mens decided that we should visit the Mercedes Benz Museum. I'm not a huge automobile-lover but the museum was great. All those gorgeous cars! <3 They put the automobiles in a chronological order: We started with cars of the 19th Century and in the end we were in the present.
They even had Mika Häkkinen's Formula 1 car of 1998! <3 You have to know that I am a Mika-Fan! ^__^



Do you recognize Mika's Formula 1 car?


I enjoyed the weekend in Stuttgart and looking forward to our next visit (but hopefully next time the weather will be warmer)! <3

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Valentine's Day

Hello my dear mauw-mauws,

just a short entry about my Valentine's Day presents.
My boyfriend really never ceases to amaze me. <3
As I finally got home at Valentine’s Day (I visited my mum first because she had also something to present me <3) I’ve found this:



Don presented me the Hello Kitty - Plushie, the Nintendogs - Plushie and the Hello Kitty - Vacuum Cup Holder. <3
From my mum I'd get the two Hello Kitty sweets-eggs. <3

Monday, February 13, 2012

Results of the 2nd photo-shooting

Hello my dear mauw-mauws,

Last Wednesday I received all the photos from my Photo-Shooting with Francisco! ^__^
It was my first indoor shooting and it was quite fun. The rented studio was much bigger than I thought, it had 6 different “areas”, many chairs, pillows, blankets and decoration stuff  and even a beautiful bed <3. At first, I felt a bit lost between all those lights, but after a few photos I felt comfortable again. The studio gave us the chance to try many different things, so they are photos of me where I lay down in the bed, sitting on several chairs, jumping around or even photos were Im “glowing” XD

The Photo-Shooting itself was good, no rush, it was a really relaxed mood in the air. Francisco didn’t had many instructions for me, so I could pose like I wanted to do. =)
And now here they are, a few photos from the shooting:























Thank you very much for all your effort, Francisco!
--->  Please have a look at his Sed-Card: FranJavier - Sed-Card .

Friday, February 10, 2012

Angelic Pretty Paris " A La Carte Tea Time Going Out " - Set (Lucky Pack) - REVIEW

Hello my lovely mauw-mauws,

I did it!

I finally bought my very first Angelic Pretty – Set. I'd kept for a while now an eye on the " A La Carte Tea Time Going Out "- Set AP-Paris sells and as this Set was finally restocked I had to take the advantage and order the Set. Only three days later (I ordered Sunday morning – I received it at Wednesday evening) the Lucky Pack was finally mine. ^___^
Aww, I couldnt wait to open the package! All these pretty things were waiting for me! <333



I almost bursted for joy!
Of course, I had to try if the Set fits me immediately.


 

Many thanks to my boyfriend who was very patiented with me and had to photograph me while he was currently cooking our dinner. ^__^6


The A La Carte Tea Time Going Out – Set contains:
-          A JSK
-          A Blouse
-          A pair Overknees / socks
-          A Headbow
-          A Bag



And now, lets begin with the short review:

I ordered the Lucky Pack here: Angelic Pretty Paris Shop (FB)





The Jumperskirt:
The JSK is a dream !!! <3 

                                           



Angelic Pretty Paris sells it currently in Pink or White, but a Lolita friend of mine had bought it in black there. The JSK got full-shirring in the back and no zippers. 



There is also a small petticoat worked into the JSK. The print itself is very clear and the fabric is quite of high
quality.

BUT: This JSK does not suit everyone even the shirring is generously. I guess, the JSK would fit the best if you wearing a german S/M Size in Tops and/or have a bust-measurement from 84-92cm. But it will still fit, if you’re smaller/bigger (do not worry!).
My problem with the JSK is that it is in the bust area about 3-4cm to wide for me, and so the JSK seems to be a bit flappy.



The Blouse:
The Blouse is beautiful. 

I just love those cute, small hearts everywhere. It’s all well-scissored. <3


Normally, I do not like longe sleeve Blouses, because I hate how it looks like at the end of the sleeve, but the AP-Blouse is really a beautiful one.


Unfortunately, this Blouse does not have any shirring or even ties.
Therefore, this Blouse doesn’t fit me that well. I guess, it would fit best if you’re wearing a german size M. For this reason I will wear this Blouse only with a JSK and never with a skirt, if I would wear it only with a skirt I just would look like I have snatched my sisters blouse – it’s to wide for me. :-/



The Overknees:
Did I mention that I love Overknees?!
I like Overknees much more than Kneehighs, because Overknees simply cover those ugly knee! XD


The AP-socks are very comfortable and should fit if youre wearing a Japanese shoe size of 22-24. I guess, it will fit also if you have a 25. If you have quite small calves you can pull the socks quite wide above your knees. The cotton is very soft and thick and is feeling very comfortable at the skin. ^__^



The Headbow / Hairband:
I am an absolute Head-Bow Lover. Even when Im not wearing Lolita I am wearing Headbow/Hairbands.


The Headbow sits very AP-like in the middle of the circlet. The circlet is, unlike my other AP-circle, relative wide, so you don’t get headache when youre wearing it. ^___^



The Bag:
The Bag is very practical. It consists of strong material which you can clear easily I guess.




Summary:
Angelic Pretty is not only pretty awesome its also pretty expensive – but its worth !!!
The Lucky Pack was a good investment and I want to order in the future again at Angelic Pretty Paris. I can fully recommend buying at Angelic Pretty Paris. <3
AP-Paris packed every article carefully in a sort of protective film and for the blouse and the JSK they sended clothes hanger with. Moreover, all my articles where packed in big pink Angelic Pretty bag with a cute bunny on it. So in fact, I have now two Angelic Pretty bags. <33

I also owning now a AP-Paris bonus card (which is more than half stamped) and they also attached a cute post card with greetings for me and thanking me for my order. CUTE!




Now, that I have archieved one of my aims (Usai's Aims) namely owning an AP-JSK, I really want to visit the AP-Store in Paris!


My boyfriend also told me that we will travel to Paris – the only question now is: When?



Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Peachy and Nori celebrating their 2nd Birthday

Hello my lovely~ mauw-mauws,

At 7th February I celebrated Peachy’s and Nori’s 2nd Birthday. Some people may think that it is a bit overdone to celeberate a rats birthday, but I dont mind, because I really do love them. <3

I invited my mum, my sister and her boyfriend, Mochi, Kuraude and my boyfriend (of course) for celebrating. They all really like Nori and Peachy and because it was probably their last birthday (Fancy rats only have a lifespan of about 2 years), I wanted to have a few people around me to celebrate the two.

I didn’t expected that someone would buy presents for Peachy and Nori, but they all did, it really surprised me but the two were really happy about it, I guess. ^__^

      -          Mochi gave them Kräcker Bisquiti Cheese (Vitakraft),
-          My sister Skullina and her boyfriend gave them a “Crunch Tunnel”, it’s a eatable Tunnel XD
-          My mum baked especially for them cereal-cookies and created a birthday-card
-          And I bought them a tube cheese-paste (actually this paste is for cats), special basic-food with fish and so on and a grass-nest.



my presents for Nori and Peachy



Peachy invetsigates the grass-nest



Nori while eating the "Crunchy Tunnel"


Long live Peachy and Nori, the princesses!