Showing posts with label Cosplay. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cosplay. Show all posts

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Adventures at Capital Sci Fi Con 2017

February was a fun month. It was pretty busy which is why there was a long time of my blog being quite and such. The run up to February was weekends full of promoting a charity convention for CHAS. Out each week with my friends and cosplay family in our cosplays. promoting , meeting the public and collecting money!
Finally the event came , it was so different to last years one. this time I was meeting not only the street team cosplayers that I had the pleasure of getting to know over the past few months and making new freindships and bonds but also a lot of cosplay friends I had not seen since September last year!

Sunday, 1 January 2017

It's 2017, Lets make it cute!

It's that time again to reflect on the year and put some new plans for the next year. May they be dreams or plans. Maybe an event here and there.

This year has been pretty crazy for me. I have enjoyed it for the most part. I have had some stress's and bumps along the way like every other cutie out there! But I made it . No. WE MADE it! I did not know what 2016 had in mind nor did I make many plans myself .  However I did reach a few personal goals on my part and I also had a fun year of sponsored reviews and events. I also had a great time this year cosplaying. Meeting new folks and having lots of fun. I also for the 1st time in ages had a wonderful birthday. It was one of my highlights. Yup -billy nea mates here ( cause all my mates are no where near me or online.) Any way it still became an day and I felt so blessed to spend it with my own sister who knows me better than I know myself. 

I did some crazy things this year. I shaved off my hair...( ever wonder why I was wearing more wigs of late haha!) I took part in a inflatable 5K fun obstacle course ! I also had an amazing opportunity with Cutesy Kink where I designed my very own wig line! I would love to expand on that one day but who knows what the next few years will hold!?  I did more modelling and photos shoots this year , I hope that this will continue well into 2017. This year I was fully accepted into the awkward mom crew at school (LMAO!) am classed as the Kawaii awkward one .  I now go out on mom dates! ( whats that all about!?) Maybe I will blog post about those dates some time . Its like so strange to me haha.

Back in April, my busiest month  I was a guest at a Gaming convention, Which was the most amazing thing ever. I keep all my memories from it treasured even though I lost my voice  and I was granted to be press at over conventions. I was at so many conventions this year am not quite sure how I managed them! I was also invited to a few events in London but alas being the Kawaii Mom I have my restrictions!

I have also enjoyed the company of my dear friends who have stuck with me this year and loved meeting brand new ones who I also hope will stick around in 2017!




To round up the near end of the year I put my energy in to helping out a local lot , made up of cosplayers and the most friendly bunch of geeks/ nerds/ costumers/ cosplay folks you could ever meet. This lot with the help of the organisers and team from CHAS do a road show collection to raise money before the event they hold where all profits go to CHAS- a children's charity. The group together get out in the public eye and raise as much money as possible and then at the event - which is a sci fi ( but not limited to sci fi ) Convention. I have had the pleasure to join at many of these collection days and its win - win. You cosplay , you enjoy it , you meet folks and hang out with such a fun team and its all for the children who need our support and help.

Over all I think 2016 has been kind to me. I feel very blessed to have had such a well balanced year. I hope that 2017 will bring more new opportunities , new things such as events and much much more!
I also wish each and every one of you a wonderful kawaii happy new year .

Tartan xox

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Conventions so far this year.

So this year, its my year of conventions this year. Starting off with a Edinburgh based one called Capital Sci Fi Con. Which you guessed it was mainly about all things Geeky and Sci Fi. For this Con I made up a (Fem) Darth Vader Causal Cosplay. Which was really weird for me cause I had not idea how I would act or be like as Vader . I mean am a huge fan of Lord Vader but yeah am more your magical hero girl than anything like that . So that was really weird for me. However I did get to meet up with tons of fellow cos players whom I have not seen in ages and hang out with my deco girly pal too. It was also super nice meeting new folks at the Con as well as hanging out with those I already have mingled and chilled with before. 

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Hey girl, where you been? Its Convention time!

Hey, ah-ha so I know am super lacking in blog posts. But I do this for a reason. I want to blog about interesting things as well as doing reviews. I think going out and doing things makes a blog post interesting instead of living behind the computer screen and blogging every day. Also I have my 'To Do List' written out and this is at the top of it . Not to mention every other thing I still have to do or tie up with lose ends. Any way! If any of you wanted to know what I've been up to,  then here it is.

This Month is the start of conventions for me this year and since the start of the year I been working on ideas to cosplay at Comic conventions that are local to me. I am missing so many this year due to a wedding on the other family side. (Yes am pouting about it. Not Kawaii at all but gurl gotta stand up for her thing yuno. *Kawaii bitch right here*) So thanks to this family event I will be missing at least 5 days worth of conventions, with the way travel has worked out and such. Pretty gutted. So might as well take the chance to enjoy all the local ones as much as I can.
(Am also getting a kawaii outfit to wear to the wedding btw as an attempt to make up for missing these conventions so yay!)








The 1st convention I was at , was Dee Con. I been going there for 3 years now and every time the event gets so busy and so many turn up for it. I was working as press coverage for Cyten.co.uk and you can see my write up  and soon ( PROMISE) video footage I  have been fighting  working on , for youtube. It was rather crowded but thankfully the weather was cloudy but dry so most of the time I spent outside . I got to meet up with my fellow cosplayers and fashion friends and had lots of fun. I was in cosplay as Ash, from pokemon. I was super shocked to have many ask me if I was ''Tartan from youtube'' and being asked to have my photo taken with them. A very odd and surreal experience for me! 

The next  convention was Edinburgh Comic Con, which was something I went to last year under a different name. I went more for fun and to see if much had changed, This year there was so many other folks . Much more busy than when I was there. So much more cosplay too.
I cosplayed as well - more of a causal cosplay to be honest but it was lots of fun. In the space of five mins I was being asked to have photos taken and then to have this most of the time while at the event. It was very odd. This time I took my poi even though the weather was showers and windy . I kept hope to use them. Which I did. Over all the event was lots of fun.




Talking of poi, this is something I just started doing for maybe for 2 months now.
I wanted to learn something new, I saw fire spinning and was amazed by it, poi is the same thing but no fire. I got a few sets of poi now , tails , scarf and LED ones.
I was super lucky to learn a few moves to use when the sun came out at the event so I braved the chilly weather and got not only a stunning photo by a photographer but some footage of me spinning which the link you can find on my youtube video of the event.



So yeah I have been pretty busy and I have so much to catch up on but thought it was time for a blog post!
Any way here is more photo spam for you all! Till next time, laters.
Tartan
xox








Thank you to all of you who took my photo and posed with me!
Copyright to the photographers.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Kawaii Haul of Cute and MCM Glasgow


Every one ! How are you all ?
Seems like forever since I did a blog post - whoops my bad! So I thought I would get back on my laptop and blog away some stuff , Oh but my typical luck my laptop broke on me so I had to delay it even more. - sigh-.
So to cheer myself up with all my bad luck of late, I swear some one is cursing me. I treated myself to some fun Kawaii goodies. 
I ordered from one of my fave online esty stores, Frilly pops and order a pair of HOT pink pom pom earrings I saw the colour and fell in love with them and also I got a gift from the sweetie store owner which was such a surprise. A other set of earrings of mini pom poms in a leopard print style, they were so cute and stylish.


I love these pink pom poms so much they are so sassy and cute. I am not much of a girly girl but I do love my Pink stuff, The brighter the better!

I also got on order from 2 shops in the USA. A place I love and admire all the time I  am chubby bunny for her stylish and bold Kawaii looking hair bows , I have seen. I eventully picked one I have had my eye on for a while , I like ordering from here cause it comes so fast and its such a delight to open!



As well as getting my bow I also picked a pair of stars and heart earrings.
Am very happy with my order. Everything is soo cute!
The other place I Ordered from is a place I have not shopped with before I am your Present which is a Esty store, I picked up 2 super kawaii pieces that are soo cute and fun looking.
One is a collar clip with unicorns on it , that looks so magical and a pair of crazy colourful earrings.



I Just love these, they sent me a extra pair of earrings that I sent off to a pen pal as I cant wait really wear small earrings am scared I will lose them lol! I love the clips cause you can play about with many ideas with them. And Unicorns!! Who don't like Unicorns! The Stars are so fun and bubbly and cute.

Last weekend was the weekend of MCM Glasgow comic con. It was lots of fun and I got to hang out with my friends who were all dressed up form Lolita to Cosplay which was so cool . I only bought food and a plushie for my Chibi bean- a Yoshi one.  As I have seen other things I wanted to buy online later this month.
I ended up meeting a great cosplayer as the Joker ,in the queue. I was meeting my friends inside the event and spoke away. I seem to mange to be myself at conventions cause every one there has something in common with you and you don't need to spend long to find out what you have in common. I have a video to edit and up load and also got more you tube videos to do - watch this space !
So here is some of my photos!








So this was Glasgows 2nd MCM , I have to say that this year they were much more prepared for the numbers! A bigger hall was picked and the queue system ran smoothly . There was so many stalls and merch to let your eyes wonder too. I really went for the cosplay more than anything. But with a 5.30 am start I really did not get in the mood for taking photos this time. which is gutting but never mind. This year I was semi- dressed as Super Mario!

The only problem I had was my moustache kept coming off! Gahh!! I also did get to take photos of the Stunning Sailor moon who my friend Keara dressed as in cosplay! Which you can find here on this link.
https://www.facebook.com/LeCuirotPhotography

I had a good weekend even though I was still recovering from the cold I got, and its nice to go and meet up with friends and do something we all enjoy. It was super fun maybe a bit awkward when others asked for our pictures, I really did not think my cosplay was very good haha! Next time I will defo pick a better cosplay and take way more photos!

so till next time!
Tartan <3

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Hyper Japan x Tartan

Hey every one, today's post is more of  a personal take on Hyper Japan. I hope you enjoy it!
My adventure started on by leaving super early on Thursday. Spent the whole day in London and suffered from the heat!  Taking shade at the Natural History Museum and drinking lots of bubble tea.


It was super busy inside but I got some very stunning shots with my camera, I got stopped at the door for my bag to be searched  I was super embarrassed because the part they looked in was full of Lady products. -OMG *DIES*. Ending up spending most of our day in the museum and then returned for a early night to rest up for Friday the start of the Hyper Japan weekend.


Friday was a case of getting up dressed, wearing a Tartan Fuku( but of course!) , bracing the heat as the even started at noon and heading over to the event , my hubby joined the queue and I found Angela from the blog life in the kawaii lane, which was so nice to meet a fellow blogger and Kawaii lover after that I had to exchange my paper work for my press pass, I meet some lovely members who were press too and  walked into the event. Only staff were in there, staff and the vendors setting up. It was empty. I was over whelmed and the first thing you feel is the sheer size of the event and size.

I enjoyed looking around all the stalls and exhibitor's. The Traditional performers were breath taking and the other performances where so enjoyable. I also meet up with Cutesy Kink a UK clothing  retailer and spoke away to the awesome store owner. I loved the fact that these events bring folk together. Then I headed over to a other store stall Artbox, I been a fan of ArtBox a long long time and they recognised me haha maybe cause I spent most of my birthday money at their online shop, I bought a few things from them and enjoyed the rest of the day. It was much more relaxed that day and not as busy you could easily walk about with out getting in any ones way. I also meet the lovely Aisha from The Anime UK show and we got our photo taken with digital Domo...we were a bit gutted about this we wanted the REAL domo! As a big Domo fan we want the real thing haha. Soon enough we found out that the real Domo would be around later so like a hawk, fangirl... I kept going back to find him and got my photo taken with him!! YAY!!

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Hyper Japan - Part 2


Hello every one and yay, am on part two of my Hyper Japan adventure.
It has been so hard to outline such a huge event and try to put it all into words. Any way this part is all about the music, J- fashion, cosplay and Kawaii things!  Cause you all know, How much I love Kawaii~ Hehe! I might even have a third part to this, I really did take way to many photos~ whoops!
(Image heavy post.)


So the stages were the place to be at Hyper Japan , I really could not say, which was the stage I enjoyed the most cause they were all entertaining in every aspect of Japanese culture. We had Fashion shows, Dances,and lots of super fun.





Monday, 28 July 2014

Hyper Japan 2014

Hyper Japan! The UK's biggest Japanese culture convention. Held often twice a year in London.
This year was my 1st time at Hyper Japan. Something I saved up for and put aside my time just to go. I am going to spilt up my post in two, Day one and Day two. Because there is so much to show and tell. I went both Friday and Saturday. (Blog post is image heavy )

Day One:t ( A run through of what to find and discover at Hyper Japan.)
 Wow , even over a hour or so before the event there was a queue, the sun was belting down on all those in the queue and it was so hot! Any way once the doors were open it did not take long for the room to fill up, in no time there was people everywhere. The first thing you are greeted by is the huge character Chopper , signs for each area hanging from the ceiling and a sea of vendors. One main stage at the right rear and 2 smaller stages. Each one full of performers, music, fashion and even someKawaii robots. To be really honest I did not know where to start so as there was so much to take in.

There was a huge Games area from Arcade games to trying out, the WiiU and the 3DS. Am pretty old school with my consoles- lol- So I gave my best at having a go of the newer consoles and failed miserably. It was pretty fun, there was a lot of hard core gamers and so much going on in this one small area of the event. If you went walking about that area you had the chance to meet and greet Mario, Luigi , Pac-man and Pikachu Mascots, I missed Pikachu...I was so gutted but never mind! Please excuse my bad photo of me with Mario and Luigi, Hubby took it and my face is hidden in shadow! - eeep-







Game's were not the only high technology at the event! There was a on screen Domo Kun ( a Japanese TV mascot for the Channel NHK,) that you could get your photo taken with and a small section of the most adorable looking robots ever to. Adding to the musical element was Hyper Vocaloid.




Monday, 7 July 2014

Glasgow Comic Con Fun


Hey every cutie, How are you all doing?
Last weekend I was through in Glasgow, I decided last month to get a ticket for the Glasgow comic con and check it out. I have not been to this event before. Also I promised to the Marshmallow Dreams Maids who had a stall there to borrow my instant Camera for taking cute photos with the customers and con goers. I did not dress up as I find travel and lugging a kit about with me is bad enough. But I was pretty colourful in my oufit, yuno just keeping it Kawaii. 
Any how everything got off to a good start from meeting cosplayer's at my local station but when I got to station for my second train, it seemed the trains were all messed up- Gahh!! But not only mine but my Lolita friends trains got delayed and cancels too? ehh!?
Lucky for me I got to Glasgow with no further problems and meet up with my friend at the station to then head to the event and meet up with more friends. Because we were running late we seemed to skip having to wait in line and were able to walk in get our events wrist band with out hanging about in a line for ages which was pretty good as the event itself looked pretty busy. 
Within the space of a few minutes I bumped into many folks I already knew with was pretty cool as well as meeting a fellow photographer, the event was spread out over 3 buildings, once we explored them all, found the maids to hand over the camera , we then had a drink and snack and then explored again for a bit. I found most folks were in the main place for buying merch and comics, this was much more a western Comic convention however the cosplays were not limited to that as I spied a few anime cosplayers.




Marshmallow Dream maids Stall.




Before I knew it we were heading off for lunch then returned back to the event as we wanted to stay for the cosplay competitions, on our way we spotted a stunning cosplay. Of Maleficent so I asked if was cool to take her photo with the lolita's - she was soo cool , we also encouraged her to join in the cosplay contest. 






 We also meet up with fellow lolitas and undercover Maids  at the event too. It was rather odd seeing them in Yukatas instead of their lolita or maid outfits! hehe
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Playing with my ''Camera bag'' selfies.



I got many photos from the event and the cosplay contest /masquerade. So I will share them with this link here. Photo's found here!

Over all I had a great time , I just had great company with me and met so many familair faces it was just so nice. I found it a bit hard to take photos at this event cause one I was using my new lens and second cause I was having to much fun. Because I have a HUGE event later this months, yes Hyper Japan!! I tried to avoid spending lots of money. huhuhuh. But I did by myself a wee something - a Funko Fluttershy and a pink GCC pin. I also took some fun instant photos too. After the event and seeing the all the entered cosplays four of us went out to get some bubble tea, something I have not had before it was so nice, am really happy they showed me and helped me pick my first bubble tea. I think I will be making a point to get one next time am in glasgow again.
After getting our drinks we spilt up and we headed for our train, It was nice to have some company on the train and because saturday was the day that Sailor moon Crystal was released , and both me and Layla being Sailor moon fans, We sat on the train watching it on my Phone haha!! 


Laters, Tartan <3