Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Geek Alert: Cosplay

I am a Geek. My world revolves around music, anime and literature, these things are of course, next to dressing up. I guess that's evident in my blog title. I just added up the word fabulous coz I am. LOL xp A few days ago, I found myself in deep thought after I've realized that the annual Cosplay Mania is to be held at the end of this month. This event is one, if not the most anticipated cosplay event of the year. I have always prepared my costumes months before the event and unfortunately, each time this particular event is at hand, I always end up getting sick or something's just coming up. This year, I've sworn to attend this by hook or by crook. I even filed for a three day leave from work especially for this event.

When I celebrated my 25th birthday last December, I was more than driven to continue cosplaying despite the fact that I'm really getting old for this stuff. But then, I love anime and I love cosplaying. I love making costumes and projecting as my favorite characters. I love the smiles on the little kids' face whenever they come up to me, asking for a photo with me. I loved what I do, simply that. 

Now here lies my problem. Reality begins to sink into my skin. Yes, I am getting old for this hobby. I'm nearly going on to 26 years old and somehow, I know that my fervor for cosplaying is slowly fading away. My preferences are , in a way, evolving into more sincere, matured and extensive areas of societal norms. I was thinking if I'm just going through a delayed identity crisis lol That would be far too delayed in that case. Of course, my heart still has a huge space only for Anime/Cosplay. I guess I just wanted to venture out of my comfort zone and explore something more realistic but fun. It pains me though as I've always thought I would never get tired of this thing that has fueled me up for the longest time. It is very, unlikely, that I used to think I fell in love with anime characters and I didn't want to have anything to do outside the Japanese world inside my head. But here it is, it's in my face. One way or another, I knew I have to accept the fact that this is where it all ends for me.

I would like to share to you in this post a showcase of all the cosplays I've done. They were not that extravagant and not too many. Since I don't always have the time to attend the events and do photoshoots. I'm a far cry from the likes of Alodia Gosiengfiao or Myrtle when it comes to cosplay but then, it's not all about the grandness of the costumes right? :)

See how my Amane Misa Cosplay evolved :)

Ozine Fest 2010

The Best of Anime 2010

I guess this is my best Misa Cosplay attempt lol
didn't wear this to any event. photo edited by my friend Maggie Lising :)
one of my fave cosplay events ever! :)
Cosplay Facebook Face Off 2011
another original cosplay: Samurai
4th Philippine Cosplay Convention
my first and last cosplay with my BFF Shane! and the most memorable too :)
Ozine Fest 2011

Ana Kyoyama cosplay: Pinoy Otaku Encore 2011

Ozine Fest 2012
Msyu cosplay
the last cosplay I did :(
another random cosplay: Goth school girl
this isn't cosplay :p this was just a random Japanese-inspired fashion
Metro Comic Con 2010
There. Posted everything I did. As I've mentioned, there's nothing much to expect but all these cosplays/costrips are very, very unforgettable and special to me. Perhaps, if I had done this when I was younger, I would've enjoyed the journey more, got more memories to capture on a photo and share to the world what I love doing the most. It's sad that, when I was younger, I didn't have the means to do the things I really wanted. Time, funds, energy were of too much value and I let all these get off of my hands. But I know there's nothing I can do about it anymore. I am just utterly grateful that I still got the chance to experience cosplaying, even for a short time :)

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