Thursday, 28 February 2013

28/2/2013 - A few recent gets and an outfit

 Mickey Mouse tights from Primark. c:

The latest addition to my ever-growing collection of ridiculous pyjamas, also from Primark. 

3D cartoon bag from Ebay! 
A lot of people on Facebook were really confused about this, so here are some more photos to show how it works:

It's completely flat, so you can't fit a whole lot inside it.

 I can get a couple of small textbooks in, though.

I used the bag for uni today.

Pink necktie/bow and Kreepsville 666 horns in a vague attempt to coordinate the outfit with the bag lol. 

Song of the day:

Sunday, 24 February 2013

An outfit post

Here are a few recent outfits that I haven't posted yet~

From when my sister stayed with me at university for a night last week. I dressed her as a boy and we had a brojama party. C: 

It felt really strange having long hair. 

From Saturday's lolita meet at the Birmingham science museum.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

I am a chandelier (・ω・)

About a month back I did a shoot with Paul Ward for a featurette in Digital SLR magazine. It's been published now, so I can finally post the photos~

The theme given to the photographer by the magazine was 'candles'. The original plan he had didn't quite work out, so on the day he improvised and put together the chandelier-like thing on my head. I was pretty impressed by that! The candles weren't actually lit on me, of course. 

A blurry iPhone snap of one of the magazine pages (the second page just shows a bigger version of one of the photos above):
It talks through the process of taking the final photo, and all of these small photos illustrate it. 
On an unrelated note, here's a (half) outfit shot from today:
I've been really into dressing like a boy lately~

Song of the day:

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

13/2/2012 - Kyary Pamyu Pamyu concert in London!

Wednesday was Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's concert in London. I originally wasn't going to go, because it was a Wednesday so I thought I'd have to be in Birmingham for uni, but it turned out to be reading week, so I was actually at my dad's house, which was only a 5 minute walk from the venue. Someone tweeted me on the day saying they had a spare ticket for sale, so I went! 8D 

I didn't have many clothes with me (and most of them were black), so it took me far too long to figure out what to wear. Eventually I decided to just brave the cold and wear my Mameshipamyupamyu tights (with BJD tights underneath for a tiny bit more warmth):

Wanted to use my eyeball bow somehow, so I put it on my cat ear headband. Now I think about it, it kind of looks like Hello Kitty haha.

The rest of the outfit was pretty boring because I was wearing a coat anyway.

I arrived at the venue a few hours before the doors opened to pick up my ticket. I could have just gone home again, but quite a few people I knew were there, and I wanted to get a good place, so I stuck around and spent the next few hours eating chocolate and jumping around in vain attempts to keep warm.
With Hiroki (who I stole this photo from), Alex and Lizzie~

Alex and Kuchii being... I don't even know haha

So much chocolate (and excellent faces from Alex and Hiroki aha)! 

Eventually we went in, and somehow I ended up right at the front! I was expecting to be like 5 rows back, but people kept letting me in front of them because they were taller (which was also odd, because I was taller than most people there, but somehow ended up around lots of tall people). Because of this, unfortunately, there were constantly video cameras filming me, which was really awkward. I've already been on two Japanese TV programs/clips about the concert, apparently. D: I've only seen one of them, but I'm not posting it because I look so ridiculous haha. 

After about an hour, Kyary came on, and the show was amazing! She played all of her famous songs, and a few of the less well-known ones too. For backup dancers, she had two children (who I'm starting to suspect are actually just small adults) like she did in Paris, and two incredibly camp adult men, whose fabulous hair styles and constant cheeriness made them look like characters from a Dr Seuss movie. The staff asked us not to take photos, but here's one from her Facebook where you can see the dancers in all their fabulous glory (and me, if you look carefully) right before the encore:

Kyary changed costume a few times. The first time she was changing, they showed us video clips about her history and such (I think they might have showed the same one last year in Paris, because it seemed familiar). The second time, they showed this TV program she does. I can't remember the name, but it was really cute and funny, and didn't make much sense at all. The last time, someone dressed in a giant Pamyurin (a strange, pink rabbit that's supposed to be Kyary's alter ego or something?) came out and danced for a bit while a video introducing it played in the background. 

She also performed her new song, Ninja Ri Bang Bang, which I think will be released in March. I found a live recording of it on Youtube:

Abi in her Pon Pon Pon cosplay~ 

I bought a Pamyurin keychain! 

Friday, 15 February 2013

10/2/2013 - Harajuku! Valentine's Ball

On Sunday, Hiroki managed to talk me into going to a free event called "Harajuku! Valentine's Ball", which was surprisingly good. It wasn't a ball, but more of a live music night with some DJ sets between bands, and a vague Harajuku/Japan theme. I mostly stayed in the main stage area, because the bands were pretty good, but there were a few different rooms where you could watch movies and play video games too, so that was cool. 

My outfit:
I wanted to wear a lolita skirt, but my petticoat was in Birmingham, so I had to make do with frilly shorts instead haha.

I went for a demon look: 

I never realise just how pale I am until I see photos of myself with other people ahaha 

Happy Valentine's Day!

I've been super busy lately, but today I managed to find time to have a romantic Valentine's dinner with my beautiful wife. C:

I'll try to do a longer update soon~ 

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

9/2/2013 - Maid café and clubbing

Saturday was my first day as a maid at Maids of England! It was a lot busier than Team Kiku (in Kent), so it was a little stressful at times, but I enjoyed it a lot more. C: 

My new uniform. I think it suits me better than the Kiku one, too~ 

 With the other maids (minus Miyuu :c )

 The day's cast

Derping in the cupboard after the event finished

After, I went clubbing with Dodo, Alex and Hiroki!


 Am I anime enough yet?

I finally met the adorable Mizuki (centre), who I've been talking to through Facebook for quite a while! 

After we left, we sat in Burger King for about an hour, just silently iMessaging and Facebooking eachother under the table haha

Sunday, 3 February 2013


I've been busy lately, so I'll have to keep this entry brief. Yesterday I went to Japan Underground and Slimelight. We drank lots of Amaretto. It was fun. C: 

I've been really into Deftones lately. C: This one's probably my favourite:

I'll try to do a proper entry soon!