2013 started on bad way with my mum's was still in very bad state. I am glad miracle happened and she is much much better now, even though we are still not out of the woods yet. Not blaming things on this but basically this start thrown many plans such as my planned leave, they were all spent as minor 'staying in the area not going anywhere', instead of the original plan to have my second Japan's trip. I am still stressing and adapting, but this year was especially hard because I try so hard to adapt with the big change in my work. I stayed back a lot trying to compensate my lack of skills. I am still doing it atm, but the beginning was even more stressful as I was really confused and everything is just so foreign for me. I barely have any energy after work to do anything and this is what put me into further depression especially seeing all my friends keep getting better and better at their craft.
Anyway drawing wise, i just hope the RSI kicked in less fierce in the coming year so I can concentrate on creating more artworks. I will always feel inferior and depressed over my lack of ability in everything, but I just hope successfully produce more stuff will make me slightly better.
Okay, cosplay wise, as I have been indicating, it has gone down a lot more. I am sticking in to the old plan quite good, the only 'new' one is Snk. Amnesia's heroine was pretty much a big bias because of Matin's voice and how pretty the dress and wig are lol. (I am wearing that jacket for normal wear too thank you)
Compared to 2012, 2013 is definitely has a smaller number of cosplays and shoots. I think 2012 was that crazy in term of shoots. Matin alone, I did 3 times in 2012 and 2 of them were a big cosplay trip.
No big travel for cosplay shoot this year, I think mostly due to me and Elias are both burnt out from work and life. There is also the aspect that 2 places I was eyeing to shoot at are not giving permission or charging $$$ for shoot.
Despite not having much grandiose shoot happening to me this year, there are still some acomplishment that I am happy with. The biggest one is the upgrade on both Matin's standard outfit and Ristaccia outfit. Excuse me, new Trisagion yo lolol.
The upgrade for Matin is not completed or final yet, I am planning to do so this year if chances are forgiving.
Then, to finally cosplayed Feel or basically to finally cosplay OZ!
This cosplay has the least entusiasthic responses both from public or friends. I am guessing due to how dead and unknown this game is. But omg you don't understand how excited and happy I was to finally able to cosplay from OZ! I even have his Lex's weapon! 2014 has quite a bit of line up for cosplays and stuff so I am not quite sure if Juju's wing can be done. But i would love to at least shoot her this year even without the wing first. I have been wanting to cosplay from OZ since 2007, and have been a fan of the game even before the game was released on 2005!
Another good one to finally cosplayed as was Yang Wenli! LOGH time! My fave is Kaiser but I still need to prepare the cape and all so it was Yang that was ready to be worn first. Pop'n Ciel was fun with Jinxie's Ninjin, though I wish it wasn't that cold when we did the shoot lmao.
The last one for 2013 was Scar in the Earth. As you know the only photo available so far was from Lisa's phone who was kindly enough to be the male counterpart of this cosplay :D
I have been discreetly adding more photos to already existing gallery here. I wonder if anyone notice lol.
Zektbach's cosplay wise, Matin will still going for this year and trying to push that final upgrade if possible. I am kinda saving Falo for the last as I want to take my time making his armours instead of rushing it during the last 2 ones I was involved with in making his armours. Hoping to finally cosplay Empress Hannes and A'milia too for this year. And hm idk, i honestly now interested to cosplay Sasha too since her voice by Hisakawa Aya makes me liking her more and more! And idk, been interested to cos Lien too. See if Shinka is okay with that since she shows interest to cos Lien in which when she does in the future I'll probably being dragged to do Sigma (zomg the wig -dies-) surprisingly enough despite of often wanting to draw Gijiri or make joke about him and feel so much pity towards him, i can't see myself cosplaying as Gijiri? Shamsir too, though there is possibility to do it for Elias if he makes Collada and need a Shamsir to weild it, he loves Collada's design.
I actually can't see me actually cosplaying Nox out of pure love. But this will eventually happen just for the sake of Blind Justice's twins composite shoot. This talk is about how I have been on Zektbach cosplays binge. So out of all the possible major characters, the one i don't see myself going to cosplay are Gijiri, Joah, Adhuc (well duh), and any of the Agiona's. If there is proper image source i am even would love to cos Isago and Eleonora, and don't mind cosing Misakuya too if I have Gijiri to cos with. Nun Hannes i don't mind though I am a bit wary of wearing her outfit to event or shoot in public places ><;