lunedì 19 novembre 2012

New dolls!

I'm sorry I haven't posted any outfits these weeks, but I didn't really have the chance to wear some pretty clothes in this last period. I'm stuck home writing my dissertation and I haven't gone out a lot; last saturday I went to a comic convention in a classic lolita outfit, but I didn't have time to take proper pictures of it. Too bad :/
After my degree I'll probably have more time, but until then I don't want to abandon this blog! So I'll post my amazing new dolls :D

The first one is Draculaura from Monster High, Super Sweet 1600 series. I've been drooling over her for more than a year and finally I found her on sale *_*

 In her box.

Here she is <3 she came with a cake :D

I absolutely love her outfit :D

Close-up :)

She has heart-shaped pink earrings, a pink tiara and an amazing choker, which has a lovely brooch on it :) (it's a black heart with bat wings <3)

Ribbons on the lace ruffles, heart pattern and a mouth-shaped bag with fangs <3 all in black and pink. She's just amazing!

Her shoes <3 I would TOTALLY buy them if they sold them somewhere.

This is what came together with the doll: a skull-shaped black brush and what looks like a skirt :D with fuchsia an black stripes. She has such an amazing sense of style *_*

And they also gave you a key ring <3 I immediately attached it to my keys <3

To be honest I had found Frankie Stein too, but I didn't want to spend so much money in a day; I'll just wait a few weeks and then see if I still find her.
These dolls are great: they are totally articulated, very well realized and just gorgeous. I particularly love Draculaura because I love pink and black, but they're all beautiful and all come in different styles.

And then there's Hit Girl. Have you ever seen Kickass? I have, and I loved it. Hit Girl is a twelve years old who has been trained to use guns, knives and fighting techniques, and she defeats a criminal gang all on her own. She's the real super hero of that movie, and I was very sad that the Hit Girl t-shirts I had spotted in London didn't come in my size.
So I made up by buying this doll :D I was pleasantly surprised to see that she even was a Living Dead Doll. I couldn't have been happier!

 This is the box. It's very cute, isn't it?

And this is her <3 she's so lovely, I can't stop combing her hair <3 (which really need it xD)

She was on sale, and I hadn't understood why until I unboxed her at home. She didn't have her knife. But I don't really care about that, as long as she isn't defective, or a bootleg.

And finally... just as I was about to go home... I saw this *___*

This is Asuka Soryu Langley from Neon Genesis Evangelion (you're starting to get the hugeness of my obsession with her).
I actually had seen son Bleach stuff and then among that stuff I saw her. Instant buy.
I'd also found a coldcast of Asuka in gothic lolita style that I've been looking for for years, but it really looked like a bootleg, so I let her there. I can buy a bootleg if it still looks nice, but not at the price of an original statue, thank you very much.

So, two new amazing dolls joined my collection and, despite my mother's sighs, I'm really glad <3
I hope next time I'll be able to show you some nice outfits ;D for the moment, Draculaura's outfits will do! :D

mercoledì 7 novembre 2012

Lucca Comics & Games

Last weekend I was in a comic convention in Lucca, Tuscany. It's the biggest comic convention in Italy (more than 180.000 people came from all over the country) and I go there every year.
This convention takes place on the outside. Not entirely, of course: stands are in sheds, but the cosplayers' stage is on a promenade. The city is encircled by its medieval walls, along which there's this promenade, where there are stalls, bars and, of course, cosplayers.
Every single year, it rains on the sunday. It's like a curse. I don't even know why they keep doing it in november, since it's clear that the weather will be bad, cosplayers will be cold, events will be cancelled, and everyone will be forced to stay stuck in the sheds with thousands of other people.
By the way, I was there and I had a lot of fun. I missed Takeshi Obata (Death Note, Bakuman) but I found some friends I hadn't seen in a while. But what's important is that I finally had the chance to wear my shiny new Mollflander dress :D!

These are the only pictures where one can properly see my dress ;_; (click for a better resolution). That's too bad because it is so beautiful. I'm wondering whether I should wear it again at the next comic convention on November 17th, or if I should go there in lolita and then wear the Mollflander again on New Year's Eve. It's killing me ;-;

 Sitting on the Iron Throne surrounded by my two ASoIAF favourite characters. I couldn't possibly ask for more.

Yes, I'm a Lannister. Unfortunately they'd run out of Lannister t-shirts in size S.

 This is a Cersei cosplayer. Our encounter was quite fun, actually.
"... may I ask you... who are you portraying?"
"I'm Cersei Lannister."
"How's that possible!!"
"They were always telling me "die, bitch!" ;_; and you're the first one to ask me for a picture!"
Then she called Drogo and Daenerys and told them:
"See? See? Someone wants to take a picture with me!"
"Are you kidding, you're like my favourite character, I love you, you're the best!"
"Yea! Yea! She is, right? She's such a perfect character, omg thank you, really, I love you."
"Thank you! I love you too! Can I, I don't know, hug you...?"
"Oh you can do whatever you like <3!"
And then we took that picture and we said bye to each other.
"Bye! Thank you! I mean it!"
"Thank you! You're so lovely! I'm so glad I met you!"
(This went on for way longer, I summarised it for you)

On the second day I wore a pretty plain outfit, because the weather forecasts had announced heavy rain and I didn't want to ruin a good dress. But they were wrong, the weather was fine. And I lost the occasion to wear an amazing outfit T_T

This is me with a friend of mine after the presentation of her book, which hasn't been translated in english (but it really should be; if only I, as a translator, were allowed to translate in a foreign language, I'd do it right away).

I've changed my hair colour. I went to a new hairdresser because the old one just didn't get what kind of blonde I was asking her, and the new one told me that my hair can't get that blonde, because my base isn't an ash colour, but a golden one, which is a typical trait of mediterranean hair. I would never have thought that I had mediterranean features: my hair is a very light brown (dark blonde, actually), my skin is super pale, I have grey eyes and freckles, and I'm often mistaken for a German or an English. Why do my mediterranean traits show op only to get on my way to platinum blonde...?! -_-
Anyway. I was really sick of dying my hair blonde and never getting what I wanted, and I didn't want to be blonde if it wasn't *exactly that kind of blonde*. So I asked him to do my natural hair colour. Which isn't the one you can see on the pictures, but he said that's the closest he could get. Meh. I hope next month my hair will be the right colour, I don't want to do my dissertation with that blondish brown on my head -.-

Oh, I almost forgot: my haul.

 Nerv sweater. If you don't know what Nerv is, just go and look for Neon Genesis Evangelion episodes, like, NOW, in this very moment. You'll thank me later.

Pins <3
The first ones are Ichigo and Rukia from Bleach. I've been shipping them since 2008/2009 and I know they'll never be canon, but I still think they're one of the best love relationships I've ever seen in a manga.
The second ones... well, you should recognize them, by the way they're Oscar and Marie Antoinette from Versailles No Bara ("Lady Oscar" in Italy). I shipped them at so early an age that I didn't even know what "shipping" meant.
And the last one's Asuka Soryu Langley from Neon Genesis Evangelion (which I meant to buy together with Shinji, but I couldn't find him. That's too bad because I wanted to buy pairing-related pins). She's my favourite character from my favourite anime ever, her name's been my nickname for years, she's the character I've related to the most in my entire life, she's episode 22, she's... well, I don't have enough time and space to properly explain what Asuka Soryu Langley is to me.

And, yes, I brought home some Magic the Gathering cards which me and my boyfriend got from playing a demo, but they were for free, so they don't count as "haul" :D.

And I guess that's all!
Do some of you like anime & mangas, or like to go to comic conventions? How are the comic conventions in your area :)?

giovedì 1 novembre 2012

Halloween Outfit & Monthly Theme - Hosiery

As I said, in the end I couldn't be Drusilla: not only my boyfriend didn't want to shave his beard to be Spike, but he also got the flu, so I had to go to the party alone (I mean, with my friends) and there was no point in putting on an outfit I had planned to wear as a couple. (Besides, I hadn't found a brown wig)
So I went for a classic: pin-up. Not very original, I know, but you know, pin-up is a trend right now, and I had some clothes from my 2008 rockabilly phase :D. There was one in particular I'd only worn once, and it was too bad because it's lovely. So I gave up unicity and jumped on the rockabilly bandwagon :D

Unfortunately, my hair didn't come out very good. I had planned to do two victory rolls but it was easier to only do one; then I asked my mother for help with the curlers, but something went wrong and instead of getting amazing blonde locks I got... whatever this is. XD

XD I had also forgotten to bring my jewelry, my plan was to wear a black velvet choker. But I think my outfit was fine all the same.
Me and my friend Matteo ended up having matching costumes XD our friends told us we reminded them of Candyman by Christina Aguilera XD.
I don't really like the tights, but it was quite cold and there was a major storm outside. Well, they actually declared a state of maximum alert and we risked a flooding, but this happens very often where I live, I'm used to it :D.

And now... hosiery!

I'm glad this is this month's theme because these last few months I've bought some really nice stuff.
Unfortunately, I haven't worn any of these things yet, so the outfits you'll see below are instant and random xD I haven't figured out how to wear some of these tights yet.

For some reason, the picture of my favourite stockings (the lace corseted ones) came out really, really bad :/ but I should wear them again in a comic convention this weekend, and I'll make sure to take better pics. :)
I hope you liked them - and if you have any suggestion on how to wear the red and the pentagram tights, they'd be more than welcome XD!