Cosplay-Plans 2018!

After my Cosplay Recap for 2017 I finally want to show you my plans for 2018. There will also be a New Year’s Resolution for 2018 eventually.

Just like my last Cosplay Plans for 2017 I will categorize this one here as well, starting with fixed conventions and cosplays, photoshoots, wishes, competitions and ending it with twitch & youtube projects.


1st: conventions & cosplays

The first convention of the year is already over: EpicCon.
Also fixed for this year is the Leipzig Bookfair (short: LBM). I will be there on sunday and will wear Zoe Ayamoto from Digimon Frontier.

Cosplay Plan: Leipzig Bookfair – sunday: Zoe Ayamoto

LBM will take place on the 18th of march.

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Twitch Update

Hey everyone!

I hope the new year started as good as you wished it would be!

Here’s a little update for you. I don’t know if you noticed already, but I started with cosplay livestreams a few days ago. I try go stream at least once a week, but there might be some time in which I cannot afford that. If you’re interested in watching me working on costumes live, feel free to check out my Twitch account:

NikasparkleCosplay on Twitch

Nikasparkle on Twitch – Offline Screen

I am currently working on Ladybug, Zoe Ayamoto, Sheeta, Marinette Ballgown and Kazemon while streaming, but there will be many more projects in the future (For example: Honoka, Elsa and Marinette).

I don’t know why, but streaming while cos-working motivates me so much and it’s so much fun as well, that I would really to stream more often. I’m mostly live between 3 and 9pm Central European Time. If you missed a stream, you can watch the video later on.

On a sidenote:
I’m mostly speaking German in my streams, but please feel free to write English in the chat. As soon as there are English speakers watching, I’ll switch to English!

I would love to talk to you on Twitch! I also opened a Discord Server for Cosplay stuff, if you’d like to motivate others to work on their costumes by posting progress and write with other Cosplayers, feel free to join us!

Nikasparkle on Twitch – End Screen

As always, thank you for reading!

Stay sparkly! <3

A 2017-Cosplay-Recap!

Since 2017 is over now and I did some more costumes last year than the years before, I wanted to give you a little year-recap of my costumes, photoshoots and cosplay-achievements 2017.

I managed to make six new costumes last year. two and a half of these are selfmade, one was sponsored and the otheres are bought together more or less. Here is an overview of my cosplay-year 2017:

Cosplay Overview 2017 – Nikasparkle

The first two (from upper left to right) are my Hikari Yagami costumes from Digimon Adventure Tri. Since she’s wearing the same uniform except for her top in winter and summer, I used the same skirt. That’s why I count these as 1,5 costumes. Here is the project, if you’re interested.

The third one is Hikari Yagami from Digimon Adventure Tri in her Yukata. She wears one in the second movie where they go to the onsen (hot spring). I bought the yukata in Japan and loved it from the beginning. It’s not exactly the same as in the movie, but I loved wearing it either way. Since I bought it I don’t have a project for this costume. If you want to know more about the wig please take a look at the uniform project from Hikari which is linked above. Eitherway, here is a side by side picture for you.

Forth is my Marinette Dupain-Cheng Ballgown from Miraculous Ladybug. I designed the gown myself and although this may not be recognized as Marinette without knowing, I really think it suits her character. I loved wearing the dress and it’s definately one of my favourite sewn clothes in 2017. Here is her project (in progress) and a side by side picture.

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Happy New Year!

And with a wink of an eye the year comes to an end now. I still remember the cold january we had in Germany and now the year is already over. I wish you all

a happy new year!

Let 2018 be a healthy and funny year! Be careful and enjoy every little moment!

Best Nine on Instagram! Thank you! <3

A lot has happened this year – positive situations as well as negative ones. And all of those shape who we are. It may be hard sometimes, but never forget that it only makes you stronger. Let’s all work together to make the world a happier place in 2018!

Until next year!
Thank you for reading and joining me on my cosplay-journey.

Stay sparkly! <3

Merry Christmas!

Christmas is the spirit of giving without a though of getting.

– Thomas S. Monson

Hikari Yagami – Digimon Adventure Tri; Photographer: Sorasparkle

It’s already christmas! Time flew by pretty fast this year, don’t you think?

I wish you all

a merry christmas and happy holidays!

Stay safe and warm and enjoy the time with our family and friends!

Until then: Stay sparkly! <3

New Year’s Resolution 2017 – Results

After posting my first cosplay-related New Year’s Resolution this year, which you can read by clicking here, I have some results for you now! What are resolutions and plans if you cannot complete these, right? The year is coming to an end now and I have to say that I couldn’t accomplish everything I wanted, but I did my best.

As always the year went by really fast. I still remember thinking about my resolutions for 2017… and now it’s almost 2018. There will be resolutions for the upcoming year as well, I will link it here as soon as it goes live.

Kikyo, Inuyasha; September 2017 – Photographer: Titus, Helper: Clavis

So what where my goals for this year?

First of all I wanted to graduate from university. And I did that. I officially have a bachelor’s degree: bachelor of arts in asian studies and japanese language. I still remember finishing school a few years ago… wow. Sadly I couldn’t find a good job and save up some money. That’s because I started with my new studies in october instead of searching for a job. I have a side job now and do save most of the money I get, but that’s not exactly what I had planned in the beginning of 2017. If you want to know what I started this year, feel free to read this small post here. With the saved up money I wanted to buy a better sewing machine and a camera. I was able to get a sewing machine! I love it and it’s way better than excepted… But I haven’t bought a camera yet. There are a few other things I need to save up money for first. But this will be something I want to accomplish in 2018!

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Life Update: Graduation! And now?

Hey everyone! Today I have a short life update for you!

After all the stress I had lately I can finally say…. I finished university!

My bachelors thesis is handed in and I’m waiting for my last and final grade as well as my certification.
As soon as I have this document I officially have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asien Studies and Japanese.
I still remember graduating from school… wow. Time sure flies, don’t you think?

Graduation Robe, June 30th 2017

But that’s not everything, I have even more to say! I’m currently in denmark for vacation. Time to relax! :D

And even better: After my vacation I will prepare myself for something new. Something I wanted to do in the future and I will be able to do sooner than expected. Something I really love. A wish come true!

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