Updates!

Hey everyone!

Long time no read!

 

Sorry for the lack of posting or editing anything on my blog these last months.
Right now I’m in the middle of graduating from university. In less than 2 months from now on I need to pass one oral test as well as 2 exams. I also need to finish my bachelor’s thesis. Hopefully I get everything done and accomplished!

If everything goes according to plan I will be one week in denmark at the beginning of september and I will have a lot more time to get my blog updated and work on costumes afterwards (at least as long as I don’t have a job yet).
Also the “Connichi” is coming up in the middle of september and I plan on attending this German convention! ❤

 

So what are my upcoming plans for this blog?

 

I will mostly keep on doing the same thing as I am doing right now. This means I will finish the blogposts for already started costume projects and write about the “new” ones (which are already finished cosplays).

Also, there are some more interesting plans for the next year! I really would like to test my skills again at the DCM (German Cosplay Championship – “Deutsche Cosplay Meisterschaft”) in 2018 and I thought about the big cosplays I’d like to do for this contest and in general. I am planning on doing Sheeta from Laputa – Castle in the Sky (I already started with the first little thing), Azura in her Nohr dress from Fire Emblem: Fates, Kazemon/Fairymon from Digimon Frontier (4th season) and maybe even Hikari Yagami in her standard and winter version from Digimon 02!
A lot of Digimon is ahead… as well as some nostalgic and interesting characters!

Last but not least I found awesome friends in my direct neighbourhood who also cosplay. Both of them also want to work on videos (cmvs, parodies, etc.) and we are brainstorming for a few things. I want to be more active on YouTube in general, so that would be an awesome opportunity to work with them together!

 

What do you think? Aren’t these some awesome news!
Thank you for waiting so long. More updates are coming very soon!

 

 

Thank you for reading!

 

Nikasparkle
Stay sparkly!

Cosplay-Plans 2017

It is finally time to talk about my plans I have for 2017!

If it interests you, feel free to read this blogpost. If you’re here for a character specific blogpost, why not read the last one I posted? Just click here.

Warning: There will be a lot of text! If you don’t want to read everything, you could just take a look at the pictures if you want to! 🙂

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1st: Conventions

Let’s start with the fixed plans: the conventions I’m visiting including the costumes I will wear that time. I only have two conventions I’ll be going to 100% this year and one “maybe-convention”. These will be the following ones:

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Japanday 2017
May 20th; Düsseldorf, Germany

I haven’t been to the Japanday in costume the last few years, so I decided to try it out again. I will probably wear the Yukata Hikari Yagami wears in Digimon Adventure Tri together with a friends as Sora Takenouchi. Although I won’t sew a new Yukata! I will wear the one I bought in Japan which looks similar to the one she wears in the movie.

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Dokomi 2017
June 3rd & 4th; Düsseldorf, Germany

If I can get it done, I want to wear Ladybug (Miraculous) on saturday with a friend as Chat Noir, a miraculous-inspired Ballgown for the cosplay-prom and Tharja with a gigantic Fire Emblem Awakening/Fates group on sunday.

I am thinking about visiting the Connichi in Kassel, Germany, which takes place from september 22nd to 24th. I am allowed to sleep over at a friend’s place, but I cannot say for sure if I will attend the convention. I’m not sure if I have enough time or money at that time yet. I am also not sure which costumes I should wear.

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New Year’s Resolution 2017

Hey there! The new year has finally started and I hope you had an awesome start into 2017!

New year, new luck! … as I like to say. Normally, to have new luck, you are thinking about the past year(s) and try to think of new and better ways to survive the upcoming one. And what is a good way to do so? Exactly, New Year’s Resolutions!

Although I did not post resolutions for 2016, I really want to start doing so. I love cosplaying and sewing, so why not make a list only for cosplay-related resolutions?

The first things I want to mention do seem to be not related to cosplay at all. But they are, more or less, because it affects my time for working on costumes.

So 2017 is THE year! I will graduate from university in summer and I still need to write my bachelor thesis, so I obviously cannot work on costumes as much as I want. Too bad… But I really need to get this done properly. After graduating I want to find a good job and save up some money for a few things, including a new and better sewing machine and a nice camera. And I hope I can somehow accomplish that.

Shana, Shakugan no Shana, 2012 – Photo (c) “Asasparkle Cosplay” (Facebook)

I also want to start going to the fitness center, at least once a week, to get in shape. Yes, this is a very crucial resolution! If I want to shoot a lot of things and especially wear Ladybug in spring or summer this year, I need to be ready. And I want to do that. For that purpose I even created the hashtag #roadtomiraculous, to motivate myself!

And now… moving on to directly cosplay – related resolutions.

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Updates!

Hey guys! ❤
After some time I have a few announcements and updates I wanted to share with you.

This might be a longer blogpost, but if you’re interested, please follow along or just read the text underneath each point you want to know more about!

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1st: Layout

First of all I will change the layout of this blog as soon as I have the time to do so. I want to give it a nice and unique touch and edit some pictures for that and I will probably also change the template (again). I hope it will look good and you like it! You’ll get a new update blogpost if I’m finished happy with the outcome.

2nd: Vacation

Next will be my trip to Japan. I’m going to visit Tokyo for 3 weeks at the end of august and as you might know this requires a lot money, which won’t go into cosplay. And because of this expensive vacation I won’t have the money, nor the time, to do a lot more costumes. There are a few more planned, which I will tell you later on in this post, but it will probably take longer. I want to spend more time into sewing and making costumes to get better quality. I hope this somehow works out! 😀
If you want to know more about my Tokyo trip, feel free to check out my travelblog right here.

3rd: Social Media

Talking about some more cosplay related things again. As you might have noticed: I’m very slow when it comes to explaining progress in a very detailed way. Sometimes it’s very hard since English is not my native language! I’m always doing my best, though. Including my every day life, sewing cosplays, going to university and studying … there is not that much time for this blog. If you don’t want to wait that long or don’t want to read detailed explanations, feel free to check out my twitter and instagram profile. These are more frequently updated.

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Hello, WordPress-World!

Hi there!
Welcome to my little WordPress-Cosplay-Corner. I’m Nikasparkle an I want to use this blog for detailed desriptions of my cosplay-work.
Angela Clayton inspired me and I wanted to explain what I did way before I knew her blog.

I wanted to write everything down at my facebook-fanpage (which can be seen by clicking here), but in my opinion facebook is not the right platform for what I have in mind!

So I will start the next days with my Elsa Wig (Frozen), I guess! Stay tuned for more… see you soon! ❤