Sunday, July 15, 2012

Black Rock Shooter Photoshoot, Part 2- Black Gold Saw

After a week of blerg (that's actually the technical term), I'm finally getting around to posting my pictures from our Black Rock Shooter group cosplay.  So without further ado, here's the second set of photos from the photoshoot with the wonderful Bryan Regan!

You know how much fun it was getting up onto that platform?  Not.
Model pose GO

That sword is ridiculously difficult to hold up with one hand.  That is my intense concentration face.

Why hello wig, after a day of conning you don't look so good.   Creepy factory makes up for it though.
Dramatically stare into the distance.  This is an important skill.

I think I may have been singing here. 
Totally not slipping on the gravel.  Definitely an intentional pose.  Definitely.

You're damn RIGHT there's no trespassing.

Ridiculously well-timed walking picture.

AWWW YEAH, cue dramatic wind blowing my hair.  And, you know.  Cars.

Batter up!  Swing batter batter SWING 
And just for fun...

I think you're doing it wrong.

Herp derp.  
Guitar sword?  Yes please.
More group shots and MZMA pictures to come!


Friday, July 6, 2012

Black Rock Shooter photoshoot with Bryan Regan part1 Insane Black Rock Shooter

Hi guys, no time no post...>.> but today's post is pretty awesome!  I'm here to share with you guys some photos from our Black Rock Shooter photoshoot with Bryan Regan, a local professional photographer who we had a wonderful opportunity to work with.  

Below are photos of me as Insane Black Rock Shooter for Animazement 18.   Remember, you will see a bigger photo if you click on it :D

we took these pictures near the train tracks about 10min away from the Raleigh convention center.  The location was great, but Bryan's lighting skills are even better! 

I'm really happy that this photo shows the blue streak in my hair.  It took me a while to sew them in ^.^

Close up of my face........wahhhhhhhhhhhh =_=;

and here are some outtakes:

my hair and shoulder piece fell off >.>

dude, I'm trying to say something here!

The broken Insane Blade Claw Q_Q
Many many many thanks to Bryan Regan for dealing with our ridiculous personalities!!  Stay tuned for more awesome photos from Bryan of Black Gold Saw and MZMA.  I promise there will also be crazy photos from Katsuya Weller coming soon as well!  :D


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Contacts Review, Ahoy!

So I thought that I would do a brief review of the contacts I used (or in one case, tried to use) for the Minene Uryuu and Black Gold Saw cosplays.  Since I have green eyes, sometimes it's difficult to know for sure how contacts will look on me, so I feel like these kinds of reviews come in handy on occasion.

Green eyes are green.  I swear that I never used to take these silly mirror pictures before this blog started...

Both of these sets of contacts were ordered from Pinky Paradise, pretty much my go-to place for colored contacts.  In addition, as I can see approximately three inches in front of my face without corrective lenses, both of these contacts come with strong prescriptions.

Black Gold Saw: Vassen Ruby Red 

You can see my natural eye color around the center of the pupil, but it actually looks pretty interesting.  You can't tell from this picture, but they actually do look a bit more red than they appear here.  They were very comfortable - I wore them for at least 10 hours (although you are definitely not supposed to do that), and I felt no discomfort whatsoever.  It felt like I was just wearing my normal contacts.

Minene Uryuu: E.O.S. Dolly Eye Violet 

...Well.  I'm afraid there will be no pictures of myself in these contacts.  I'm not sure what was wrong with them, but I could not for the life of me get them in my eyes without experiencing an intense burning that preceded immediate removal, on pain of death.  I had hoped it was a fluke, but I tried to put the contacts in three times that day, and each time I encountered the burning fire of a thousand my eyeballs.  

  Now imagine this in your eyes.  This horrible color that makes your eyes burn?  Yes.  Just like that.  Times a thousand.
I contacted Pinky Paradise about this, and they indicated that in order to give a refund or replacement that they would need pictures of the contacts and the bottles they came in with the expiration date visible.  As I had never had a problem with Pinky Paradise lenses before, I hadn't made a habit of taking pictures before opening the contacts, so I was unable to get a refund.  In the future I will remember to take lots of pictures, and I would recommend that others do the same.  Regardless, I have gotten many great contacts from Pinky Paradise and have never had any problems before, so I will write this off as a fluke.  

So what have I learned?  
1. Always takes pictures of the contacts you receive before you open them.  
2. Don't put things in your eyes that do not belong there.  Your eyes will tell you.  Vehemently.  
3. The bathrooms at Animazement have terrible lighting for re-applying makeup after your eyes have been watering.  Bring a compact mirror.  

And just because I can:

Well put.
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