Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Short term G.O.A.L.S.

This post is more for my benefit. Every time I check my blog, it's the first post I'll see and then I won't lose track of where I want to be.

G.O.A.L.S. (for me and maybe even you!) now stands for Go Out And Live Spontaneously.

Since starting college and "growing up" (maybe not a lot, but just a tiny bit) there are just these ideas that I've had for a long while that need to be put into words (which is now) and next into actions. 

So here are my short term G.O.A.L.S. and when I want to start them and an expected date to have them completed and such: 

01. Get a car 
My hopeful goal is to be exempted for next semesters housing. Because of this, my parents have agreed to get me a car. And when I say "get me a car" I really mean, I'm paying for it myself. 
Should be looking at cars when the semester is over. I super hope to have it by Taiyou-Con, 'cause then I can depend on myself (finally too!) for getting there. 

02. Since I'm going to have this car, I'm gonna need a job
I'm really open to anything as we speak because I can't really be picky about this. If you do happen to live in the Arizona area, hit me up... please
And if that doesn't work out, I'll keep looking for jobs on campus. 

03. There's a new gym opening up at west campus (AZ State University! GO DEVILS!), so I'm going to abuse it and lose weight! 
I've actually gained a little weight since living on campus and I'm not proud of it. I want to get rid of the new weight plus tone down my body. Because of that, there's really no specific number that I want to get down to... which I think is a good thing because a person can be 130 and still look amazing, ya know? All that great mus-cle they have hahaha They're like the asian Zeus. 

My goal though is to start working out when the gym opens and get toned down by May/summer time. 'Cause if my friends and I want to do League cosplays then, I gotta look great. 
However, even if I do get toned by that time, I still want to continue working out. I don't ever want the weight to come back and haunt me. 
I also really want to learn boxing! Like... a lot. It's been on my mind lately and it just seems so fun. Plus, I just think I have the body type to really get into it.

04. Drink more water
I'm so disappointed in myself that I haven't been drinking as much as I used to earlier in the year. Gotta get back into that habit. 
Doing so as we speak ;) 

05. Adjusting my personality. 
I'm actually currently working on this. I've gotten to the point that I don't like where my personality is. It's just... really awful. 
Reality check! Hopefully whenever I meet you next, you feel some new and improved personality from me. 

Those are my G.O.A.L.S.
Each one has their spontaneous moments hahah 

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Cosplay Questionnaire

1. What got you into cosplay?/How did you start?
I don’t think I can really call myself a cosplayer, but the thing that got me into cosplay was definitely the Japanese Rock, visual kei style. I just love how over the top the outfits are.
I started of with this super lame closet cosplay for my first convention (I think), Phoenix Cactus Comicon 2006. 

2. Who was your first cosplay?
Officially, my first cosplay was Aoi from the GazettE. 

3. Do you prefer to make or buy your cosplay? 
I definitely prefer making it. It’s all I’ve ever really done anyways. (Except for the GazettE cosplay, because I bought the tour shirt… but that’s whatever~)

4. What websites for buying cosplay do you recommend?
Can’t really say, but I wouldn’t buy cosplays on eBay. When worn, they come off kind of cheap looking ^^;; Unless you know the store has really great quality that is. 

5. Does anyone inspire you to cosplay?
Definitely! Cosplayers that I look up to and friends who do cosplay… so much better then I do haha

Alodia & Jin - Dream of Doll

Cvy & Koshinaka - Dissida: Final Fantasy

Amie Lynn - Elsword Online

6. What is your best cosplay moment? 
One of the best cosplay moments that I have is just whenever I gender bend, and ladies think I’m such a hot male. Very fun~ 

7. What is your worst cosplay moment?
Probably just the horror of what I wore to my first few conventions, like omg, terrible. But I mean, it’s kinda necessary to go through that so that you know how to cosplay/dress better. 

8. Best compliment you’ve received dressed in cosplay? 
“That is such a hot guy” or versions like that, and things like, “you really depict that character so well!!” Positive feedback in general is always so nice and always make me to work harder on cosplays. 

9. Worst comment you’ve received dressed in cosplay?
I dunno… I’ve really kept under the radar of mainstream cosplays, so I don’t get a lot of “hate”

10. What components make up a cosplay?
The costume itself, hair, makeup (the eye shape or stuff like that~) and possibly props. 

11. How do you decide on who to cosplay?
If there’s a character that I just really love or if their outfit is really awesome.
That’s really all it takes for me to decide hahah Also, if the character has my hair color, then it makes an even bigger influence, ‘cause then I don’t have to buy the wig. x)

13. Do you have any process when starting a cosplay?  
Since I make my cosplays, I usually start off with, where I can buy the wig (if needed) and once that’s figured out, I go about finding the material for the cosplay. Once the material is bought, I go and make the pattern so that it fits me. 
Once sewing, it’s all trial and error from there until it fits. If there are props, I usually make them in between sewing annd yeaaaah, that’s all that I can really say about that. 

14. Do you wear wigs when you cosplay? 
Barely! haha, I usually just style my hair like the character since I usually go for characters with my hair color. 

15. What are the best websites for buying wigs? 
There are actually a couple of eBay wig shops that I find amazing buut, it’s been forever since I bought a wig and can’t remember xD;;

16. Do you prefer to cosplay alone or in a group?
I’ve only done single cosplays but there are some groups that I’m about to join for future cosplays. 

17. Is there a cosplay you’re currently working on? If so, what is it?
Just one for Taiyou~ 
It’s a group cosplay with A, and it’s Aiko from Say I Love You. (A will be Tachibana ;D)

18. How do you get into character? 
I usually get in character when I’m driving to the con area. In that time I just focus on how the character would act and all that jazz and go from there. /vague~

19. Do you cosplay for anything specific or just for fun?
Specifically, I guess for conventions? but altogether it’s all for fun. 

20. What cosplay of yours are you most proud of?
I’m proud of my Ruki (Taion PV) cosplay. Sewed that in such a short amount of time and it turned out really great. I think if I just styled my wig, it would have been a really big success. Maybe in the future!

21. What cosplay of yours are you least fond of? 
I don’t think I have one really. I’m proud with all the things I’ve sewn O u O

22. Where do you keep your cosplay?
In my closet~

23. What is cosplay to you? 
Cosplay is entertainment. Whether for yourself or others, yer sharing what you love and hope that others feel the same way. It’s fun and exciting but definitely hard work. 
In the end, it’s how you feel towards the cosplay and if people hate it, who cares. 

24. How long have you been into cosplay?
Officially… about 5 years maybe. 

25. Have you ever had a cosplay not turn out? How so? 
Uhm, I can’t recall any not turning out, but if they don’t turn out, they just didn’t get done in time. 

26. What cosplay have you done? 
  • Aoi & Uruha - the GazettE (GazeRock is not dead)
  • Ruki - the GazettE (Taion PV & DIM Scene encore outfit)
  • Lickitung gijinka - Pokemon
  • Zull - the Candy Spooky Theater (Exocist PV)
  • Ryuutaro - Plastic Tree (Tremolo PV)
  • girl in red dress from the GazettE’s Guren PV
  • Kyuubey gijinka - Madoka Magica 

  • Rursus - DDR song: Xepher
  • Mello - Death Note
  • genderbent Captain Jack Harkness - Torchwood/Dr. Who

27. How many cosplay do you have?
Like legitimate outfits? uhm… around 12 I guess

28. Is there any pattern to the type of characters you cosplay? (hair color, personality, etc)
For sure. Hair color is important, I usually go for brunette/dark haired. 
Definitely a character with a strong personality and sometimes male~

29. Has anyone ever requested you to cosplay a certain character?
Yes! I’ve had requests like: Melfina from Outlaw Star, Nana from Nana, Ryo from Girugamesh and Leona from League of Legends. 

30. What do you think makes up a good cosplay?
I think accuracy and being in character makes up a good cosplay. A decent quality of the costume itself and just, the overall enjoyment of who yer cosplaying. Cosplaying is supposed to be fun and it’s just another way of showing yer interests to others. 

31. What are your thoughts on props? 
If you really try, they’ll look so siiiiiicccckkkkkk~ Props are awesome. 

32. On average, how much do you spend on a completed cosplay?
Ha! On average, I would have to say, I’ve spent around $70-$100 depending on details/possible wig&props. 

33. What is your dream cosplay? 
Leona from League of Legends!! 

34. What are the first three things that come up in your mind when you hear ‘cosplay‘?
  1. Where?
  2. Who?
  3. What? hahahah
35. When cosplaying what do you feel is most important? (ex. Detail , character portrayal,ect.)
I think the most important about cosplaying is kind of.. everything~ detail, accuracy, and getting into character
36. Everyone has a pet peeve when it comes to cosplay. What is yours?
One of my pet peeves when it comes to cosplay is just being impolite. Like, if you see yer favorite character being cosplayed (and it’s really good), you shouldn’t go attack/glomp/etc them~ There are other people around that could get caught up in the action and it could ruin the person’s cosplay. 

Thanks for reading!

Inspiring cosplayers: 
Cvy & Koshinaka as Onion Knight and Terra Branford |
Amie Lynn as Eve (Code Empress) |


Sunday, January 22, 2012

An addiction out of Style.

The long awaited photo shoot. Enjoy!

I'd like to thank G.P. Photography for the shots and Vagrant for modeling with me again. We were going for a very urban feel to the shots.

Vagrant - Leather jacket, sweater, black pants and boots.
Larxy - Feather mantle, black tank, black boot cut pants and steve madden shoes.

Vagrant - Silver band ring.
Larxy - Cross & Crown necklace, two finger snake ring and Lord of Lord's belt.

Photographer | &

Vagrant |


Thursday, January 19, 2012


Just a bit of an update on the blog itself~

I decided for the new year to create a new banner. It's fabulous, I know.

Also, expect great new entries very soon. I have some ideas and I just need to take the photos.
What to expect:

  • It's not bad to shop at Thrift Stores
  • New shoes
  • latest photo shoot photos will be publicized!

Time to eat!


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Resolutions for 2012

With last years still kept in mind, here are some new resolutions I'd like to add on.

01. Stay focused in school.

I got accepted into a university and I'll be moving into the dorms by the end of summer. As fun as that may sound, I still want to keep in mind why I'm there. I know who I want to hang out with when I'm there, but I don't want this laid back, not so focused on school ideal to stick even after I graduate.
I received three B's last semester and even though that's not terrible, that idea of "you need to be getting A's" is still kicking in from being forced into my head since I was small. Let's stay focus!

02. Post more on here.

I'm happy that I'm still continuing to post here and I do have some awesome ideas for a few posts so stay tuned for those! I just have to take pictures.

03. Rage less?

I don't get emotionally riled up in front of a lot of people, but I do have my go to girl, Sam. I may or may not have too much rage, but I noticed that 2011, I was fed up with most incompetent ideas/people/the world.
It's good to relieve myself with that rage to Sam. She keeps an unbiased, third person point of view and I love it. Big thanks to Sam for always understanding. She's fucking amazing.

04. Sew! Sew! Sew!

Seth Aaron (Project Runway) - He was my favorite that season.

There's always room for great improvement and I need to be working harder in this area. Especially for Dictator Fantasyland. Allons-y!

05. Share my mindset.

This will be a bit vain, but I think if everyone had a mindset like mine, the world would be so much greater. So, along with taking over the world, I want to share my mind set. Whether it be on fashion, ideals or somewhat trivial things. Look out for posts about those! They'll be great, I know it.


Sam |
Dictator Fantasyland |!/dictatorfantasyland

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Resolutions for 2011 fulfilled?

I posted earlier this year about my 2011 resolutions... let's see if I even got close to succeeding in them.

01. Keep calm and stay classy.

Hmm, it's hard to say. I've stayed calm and classy in front of people, like an outside shell type of thing, but I know I've raged to close friend of mine of a) how stupid people are b) people and their uninspiring fashion c) boys... hahaha
I'll try harder for 2012

02. Do something productive everyday.

I have been doing this! I've been trying hard to not get senioritis in school and I have been working hard for new merch and all that jazz for cons.

Larxy: 1.5
Resolutions 0.5

03. Get a job.

This never happened.

Larxy: 1.5
Resolutions: 1.5

04. Drink lots of water!

All the time! I drink so much water now, it's black that I rarely drink soda. Rare occasions

05. Work harder for Dictator Fantasyland.

That is a definite yes! I finally got an etsy up for it. Also, fashion show wise, even though we're taking a hiatus at Taiyou con, that's only for the intense show we're planning for PCC. It will be spectacular.

Larxy: 3.5
Resolutions: 1.5

Not bad for 5 Resolutions in the year of 2011.
I'll think of my list for 2012.

Happy new years dear readers/followers!

Dictator Fantasylands' etsy |

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Good friends of mine showed me LB and yeah!

Hype me up ;D