Monday, June 4, 2012

What is this? *le gasp* Is it a POST?!

Gomen nasai! *bows meekly* What had happened was— *dodges projectiles thrown by angry readers—Ow! OW! ITAI! Okay, okay, I understand. Your anger is justified.

I have no excuses…

…Actually I do, but they’re the same old, same old…

So I went to Youmacon (an anime convention) last year in November and finally got my photos of the makeup I wore from the girl who took them. That’s part of the reason I couldn’t post b/c I didn’t have any pics. I guess it didn’t help that she fell of the face of the Earth for like 5 MONTHS before sending me the pics on fb.       -__- One cannot have a proper makeup blog without pics! Thus I didn't post. :’(


I didn’t even know what I wanted to wear when I picked up my makeup brush on Friday (the day of the con). I just knew I wanted something different, loud and fun. Thus this look was born:

LOL WHUT...Stop looking at my girlstache -_-
Woah! My cut crease looks so clean and defined. XP


Behvold—Masquerade! *hears crickets; wilts at lack of applause*

I think I did pretty good considering this was the first time I had ever did a look so extensive and elaborate (yay for unnecessary fancy words XD). I didn’t even know what to call it. As I said before I wanted dramatic so I spent a few hours the previous day hitting up dollar stores buying flatback gems and rhinestones.

I was kind of nervous as to whether or not this would be “too much” for a con. -_- Yea. Too much at a place where ppl were wearing full body costumes, kigurumis and crossplay? Ha! I was practically normal. Disappointed and worried that I hadn’t fully pulled of the effect I was going for, imagine my surprise when everytime I turned around, someone was giving me a complement on my makeup (pfft more like face mask what with the amount of product I had on my face -_-;).

I was so flattered considering these were ppl with costumes so flawless and intricate (you could tell some of them spent hours on their costumes) that I’m pretty sure I had stars of admiration in my eyes when they were talking to me. I wonder if they thought I was weird? >.<

Anyways, I had a lot of fun doing this look and now that I have discovered the joy that is glitter, my look will be even better this year.

Speaking of what to wear this year. I have so many ideas bouncing around in my head its crazy! One moment I want to wear a long elaborate kimono with ornate kanzashi the next I want to go as Nyan Cat. MAKE UP YO MIND OREDI!! I guess im scrambling for ideas because the con is only three days long. That means I can only choose three outfits to wear (well, not really. But I don’t feel like changing three times a day -_-) and they have to be awesome!

But then I thought: “Hey genius, there’s more than one anime convention in the U.S. You can go to those. Stop fretting. Derrr…”

But then I remembered: Youmacon is closest to me. Which is not necessarily true since there’s Penguicon and Comicon. But for someone who doesnt have a car… -_-;

Anyway! What was I talking about again? Oh yeah, look ideas. So like I said I’ve been constantly obsessing about what to wear and these are the ideas I’ve come up with:

1. Punk/Raver Gyaru
2. Traditional kimono complete with kanzashi, geta, tabi and Japanese parasol.
6. Café maid
7. Nyan cat

            So that’s the list I’ve come up with so far. Im sure I will come up with way more more later on and I will post them. But this is what I have for now. :)

The background info on the ideas are quite comical. Last year everything was so rushed and last minute (I had forgot about when the con was -_____-) I didn’t have time to brainstorm any makeup/outfit ideas. All I knew was that I wanted awesome makeup. -__- So I threw on a black ruffly dress that I deemed as moderately cute, but that wouldn’t overshadow my makeup ( *snort* not that it could), slapped on some bright eye shadow and rhinestones and called it a day. :D (To be fair, it really wasn’t that simple at all. And I did not actually slap on my makeup, I just used that word to show how fast I was rushing. THAT TOOK AN HOUR! I WORKS HARD ON MAH MAKEUP! >.>)

*takes a big gulp of air* Okay now that my defensive rant is over, lets get to the embarrassing back stories. WHADDYA SAY?

Punk/Raver Gyaru

I’ve always liked gyaru. The big hair. The intricate makeup. The stylishly coordinated clothes. The dolly eyes. However, I lack the dedication and patience it takes to do it full-time. So I thought it’d be fun to be gyaru for a day.

Now I know some may refute the above statement, saying that it is impossible to “be” gyaru for a day. (You cant be gyaru for a day! GYARU IS A LIFESTYLE! GYARU FOR LIFE! *insert angry snarl*)

My first advice for you would be to calm down. I know I cannot be gyaru for a day since it’s considered a lifestyle or whatever  (a point that could actually be debated since many gyarus themselves don’t even accurately know what it is. -_- Hence there are no set rules.) so I’ll just attempt to look like one. Saying I’ll be one is just shorter to say and type. XD

The reason why I say punk raver is because I want to wear a tutu, some rainbow fishnets and combat boots with an over priced Hatsune Miku t-shirt from hot topic. I want big hair and glamorous makeup. So I thought: “Well I’ll just be a punk/raver gyaru. Never seen that before. :3”

Thus the idea was born.


Also found these cute DeadMau5 glow stick ears! I thought of making a head but then I wanted the one that had the changing LED panel on it that makes all that all those awesome faces but I don’t know how to work with LED panels. -_-

Traditional Japanese Kimono

Always dreamed of weaing one. *shrugs shoulders* That’s all.

Café maid

When I was younger and looking for my first job, I was asking my self what  I wanted to do or be. One of the ideas I came up with was being a maid. I always wanted to be a maid for a rich person so I could get a chance to wear those cute French maid uniforms. :D

Well, I never got to be a maid and thus never got to wear the cute uniform. :’( But one day I saw on ebay for dirt cheap and decided to buy one (haven’t bought it yet. Still gonna get it though). But then I thought: “Wear am I gonna wear it?” I mean, I could wear it in the house, but that would be boring. Then the proverbial light bulb lit up over my head. “I know! I’ll wear it to Youmacon! No one will call me  a dork there!”

You should see how many bookmarks I have for the maid costumes I want to buy. I think I have one in every color. I even found a leather one. XD

So that’s all for the backstories. I only listed three because I felt those where the funniest and less likely to make me fall asleep while writing it.

As further penance for my long absence I posted two treats for you to enjoy. One is a look I did recently. The other is a funny video of a lady who survived a house fire remixed into a song that you’ve probably seen already. But how great is the I posted on here for you to enjoy? See how thoughtful I am? XD

Until next time my faithful readers! *salutes*

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