|Awards :||World Cosplay Summit UK Preliminaries 2013|
|Time Taken :||3 weeks|
|Worn at Hyper Japan November 2012!|
Myself and Yuka entered Hyper Japan's World Cosplay Summit qualifiers with Eiko and Vivi costumes and much to our surprise... we actually won!! In 2013 we'll be jetting off to represent the UK as cosplayers in Nagoya, Japan!!
BUT, even more than wanting to enter the competition, these were costumes we have wanted to make individually for years so when an opportunity came up, we decided to make them together. Whether we had won or not, we have costumes of characters we adore which only made us more enthusiastic and determined to do a good job on them. This costume was a total labour of love and took a lot of effort to make it to a standard I'm happy with, while remaining accurate and appropriate for the character.
Personally, Eiko has always been one of those costumes I've wanted to make. As a kid playing Final Fantasy IX I wanted to "be" Eiko, from before I even knew about cosplay or conventions. I was going to make it as early as AyaCon 2005, but I'm so glad I waited so I could do the costume justice and make something I'm actually proud of.
I'm ecstatic to be representing the UK in 2013 for WCS, I hope we do you all proud!!
With sudden snowfall, Frazzy took some photos of Eiko in February!
And at long last, Yuka and myself finally got a shoot done for these costumes together after our prelims last year!! Thanks so much to Zombiebearz for dealing with us and wandering for hours through a forest to get some good shots, and for helping us get super psyched about our next big projects for August :]