Saturday, May 23, 2015

No Game No Life _ Hatsuse Izuna 初瀬 いづな Cosplay Photoshoot Part 2 - Default ver

Heyo !!!
SO !!
I've gotten around writing about my Izuna photoshoot >,< 

If you're interested about the first part , the blog post is available *here* (

I've also sieved out quite a few pictures from the christmas shoot bunch and its available here's the album link if you're curious about it :3 

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Back to the current topic, 
So for those of you who are not familiar with Izuna, 
her full name is Hatsuse Izuna and she's a werebeast from the new Novel/Anime "No Game No Life"

I think she's really CUTE *A* too cute to be cosable T_T 
and for that reason, I took my own sweet time before cosing her 
( wary of trying to bite off a bigger piece of cake than I am capable of doing since she's much smaller than I am  ) 

I cant find another video on youtube on Izuna that reflects her cuteness T__T 
You have to watch the anime for that (and she appeared on the later part of season 1 too so she wont be there in the beginning) but if you are not gonna watch the anime whatsoever, theres this NSFW (yes , sorry , its NSFW, please dont open it in your office yea ^^) video down here :

Im putting this because I cant find another cute Izuna vid on youtube T_T

As for the anime 
No Game No Life is an anime that I got to watch quite recently ;3 To make things very simple, its about a pair of hikkikomori game addict brother and sisters who got 'invited' into a 'game world' by the world's God and was challenged to kinda 'defeat and unify' the different races in the 'game world' in order to gain a chance to battle the game world's god and get a chance to return to their own world.  Its quite a nice anime to watch although the flow is kinda predictable ^^ (since the brother-sister's motto is ' blank (their team's name is "blank") never lose'!! ) The animation is very colourful and I love the characters' designs :D ! Initially I'd wanted to cos Shiro but settled on Izuna after some really long reflection and feedback from friends :3 

Anyway, now that Izuna's intro is done, lets go back to the topic!!

We actually did both the christmas shoot and the default shoot on the same day in the span of like , 4  hours ? (approximately) and thats including travel time (about 30-45 minutes to the place and then from the place) so we have a short shoot which totaled to about 2 hours ++ for both indoor and outdoor shoot ? (kinda feel that its too short cause there was so many mishaps on that day so we have to pause and stop quite a few of times ^^")  Anyway , for that day's shoot, I was glad I had the help of my sister, who was here visiting x'D - she was such a great help , assisting me in pinning the nekomimi and helping with the lighting etc x'D !! 

Before we started shoot, I realized that the wig needs quite a lot of pouffing up and the ears (despite using so many pins ) refused to stay on if I jumped/ ran. For the wig , I'm glad I had some help in feedback from the photog and my sister, so everytime it went limp , we just pouffed it up with a brush again :3 (dont like using hairspray for various reasons so yea ..)  The ears tho, are quite a pain ^^ INITIALLY, it'll stay up for a few seconds before topping over and became crooked. Then EVENTUALLY, after like tons of pins painfully holding it to the wig, IT STAYED PUT !! And everyone was happy. But shit happens... 

while I walked very demurely for the first half of the shoot , fearing that the ears will drop if I ran or jumped , I started doing this kind of things in the later half of the shoot...

Look at my poor sister OTL...

So occasionally, we have to stop because I have the fix the ears position again too ^^ 

Seemed that Im not the only high one on that day too. It doesnt happen in every shoot but when you're familiar with everyone who's doing the shoot, everyone do tend to get high and start doing random things ^^" like this :

When a friend / photog had to run to pick up some props or stuff because the coser is kinda very far away from the luggage area and cant really run due to "mobility issues" (erhmm... shoes that are troublesome to walk in ) . So, I was thrown the reflector before both my sister and Ee-chan ran off. This picture below is a result of instances such as those where a photographer threw a reflector at the cosplayer and ran to a point 20-30 metres away before snapping a picture of a species which cant run (see the mobility-restricting geta) nor give chase while cackling away . 

The other reason I walked very demurely in the first half of the shoot is the geta... Behold those glorious pixellated lego shoes. The geta I had was the type where the ridges are a tad backwards thus making it difficult to walk on. I was wobbling left and right OTL 

90% throught the prep, before beginning the shoot

Despite the many drawbacks and unforeseen challenges ( our shoot was cut short by unforeseen weather ( the rain... ) )  We had a blast during the shoot ❤ !! Now that I dont have as much time to cos anymore, I do look back at those times fondly :3 It was tiring as hell yes. My head hurts because I am prone to headaches when I wear tight stuff on my hair ( aka. hats or wigs) yes. My legs aches after walking so long on those shoes yes. But in the end, this is something I do because I love the whole process wherever I can afford to involve myself ^^ It was a hectic life juggling school and internship both. Not to mention I fell sick quite often lately but YUP !! The effort was worth it and when I sieved through the pictures, If I can find a few nice ones from every bunch of 10 or hundred I am happy :3 So yea, as quoted from No Game No Life :

Cosplay should be fun :D 

So , after all that day's hardwork, what do we get ? 
Some pictures :3 
Some more lessons learned from this shoot ( Every single shoot is a learning opportunity) and next shoot, hopefully I'll learn more thing and get better over time !
Closer friendship :3

*still so much room for improvement* 
ALWAYS try to learn more ! ;D 

The rest of the pictures will be slowly uploaded to the album below over time :3 
So feel free to drop by if you're interested to see more :3 

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Aaaand thats all for today !!
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