Typhoon is coming. Because of that, it has suddenly cooled down here. Today, I need to grab a jacket to go outside. What’s goin’on? I don’t like the heat in fact, so well…it’s not bad.
This year, I have made friends with some cosplayers and photographers. Thanks to them, I could improve my cosplays. You know, I am a man so it is pretty hard to find a photographer because most photographers don’t take guys, but girls. So I bought a better camera, learned how to use, and started to ask out my friends for photoshooting. This is how I could improve my cosplays. But meanwhile, I had been trying to find a photographer who could take my cosplays. First I signed up for such a community where models and photographers could get to know each other. A couple of days later, one young girl named Yoru spoke to me…and that was the beginning.
She claims herself as an otaku photographer. Not only portraits, but cosplayers she wanted to take, that is why she spoke to me. Actually she is a big fan of Gintama[銀魂]. Her best guy is the main hero, Sakata Gintoki[坂田銀時], and next is Takasugi Shinsuke[高杉晋助]. She wanted to create her work with Gintama, so I wanted to help her. Not help, but create together. I don’t have Gintoki’s costume, and I know I don’t look like him. But there is still possibility I could cosplay Takasugi…so I borrowed his costume from my friend who cosplays Takasugi.
Yoru and I visited a certain themed village to take Takasugi cosplay. Since we wanted to create such an artwork, I chose the best location. Gintama is a hybrid of fantasy and samurai drama. But sometimes it gets so serious and cool. Such a gap grabs fans’ souls. Takasugi is a mad terrorist. He’s so evil and dark-hearted. Before, he and Gintoki used to be study together. However, he has changed himself since his beloved mentor was killed. Always grinning, and smoking…we never know how he feels and what he desires. He says he wants to destroy this world, but is that what he really wants?
He reminds me of the song named Desperado by Eagles. Takasugi loves to kill people, and never trust anybody. He never shows the real him and sees people with the icy gaze. How long will he keep fighting? When does it end? What drives himself? We never know. That is why I want to follow him, watch over him. It was so difficult to act him as I have no idea how he feels. But I want to cosplay him again! Read the rest of this entry »
I am so sorry that I haven’t updated my blog. It’s been a month since my last entry! Darn it, let me promise I will make another entry tomorrow. Well then, I have been working on Saturday and Sunday since this July because we need to save power. It’s all because of the earthquake happened in March. Meanwhile, I am off on monday and tuesday. That means I can’t join any cosplay events because most events happen on weekend. I can’t even see my friends…so I wish this summer could end as soon as possible. From next month, my holidays are going to be on weekend as before. Oh here comes a new term to introduce, 生きつら[ikitsura]. 生きつら is an abbreviation of 生きるのがつらい[ikiru no ga tsurai, or tough to live on]. This means as it is, but lately I have seen this a lot everywhere. In my case, it’s too tough because I can’t cosplay with my friends. But don’t get it wrong. Actually when we use this, you have someone you really really love in your favorite anime or manga. Because your love only exists in the fantasy, it is too tough for you to live on in the real life…So mostly we say like xxxが好き過ぎて生きるのがつらい[xxx ga sukisugite ikiru no ga tsurai, or love xxx too much to live on]. Here is one more thing. Suppose here is something you are really looking forward. Maybe next week or next month it will happen. So that is why it’s tough for you to live until that happens…Maybe I would like to say like 来月まで生きるのがつらい[raigetsu made ikiru no ga tsurai, or it is so tough to live until next month].
Anyway, as I have said, I can’t join cosplay events so the left ways are a private or outdoor photoshooting. Luckily, my friend asked me out for the private photoshooting. We cosplayers share the studio for one night as it is much cheaper than daytime. Last saturday, as soon as I finished the work, I went to the studio and had a photoshooting all night long…and I cosplayed him.
He is Saeki Katsuya[佐伯克也] from Kichiku Megane[鬼畜眼鏡]. In fact I have cosplayed him before, but I wanted to improve it. I got a new wig for him, actually I cut and styled myself this time. When I cosplayed him before, I didn’t know how to do make-up. Now I do. And Katsuya is a salaryman so I wanted to place him in such a setting. At this studio, there was a computer on the desk and a bar. Both shows in the game, I took them. And…since it was a indoor studio, I wanted to make it more erotic. So please, viewers’ discretion is advised. Read the rest of this entry »