Cosplay to buy or not to buy that is the question?
October 16, 2009, 12:36 pm
Filed under: Cosplay

Well, finally I found time to write this…. I was starting to think I’d never get around to it. Well one of the things I promised to write about was cosplay and write detail reports of all the cosplays any of us here in Onigiri Production make, but before I get to that I think you guys will love it if I make tutorial video on sewing techniques and discussed subject people are always asking about. That’s why this post is about whether you should buy or make you cosplays.

Now this is something The Mute and I have talked about constantly about because The Mute has little experience with sewing and she gets frustrated and wants to buy her cosplays sometimes but also wants to make it herself. On the other hand I have a lot of sewing experience; logically my opinion would be to make your costume, right? Well it’s a little more complicated than that.

There are 2 things to consider in this debate…. well more like 3…. One of them is money, the others are time and PATIENCE.

Let’s begin with the pros and con of buy as oppose to making. Clearly for one buying is easier and faster than making it yourself. You don’t have to worry yourself over the process of making it and there is a good chance that it’ll look perfect (unless your buy online in which case you hope it looks as good as the pictures). Buying you costumes, though, will be more costly though that making it. I am amazed at the prices people will pay for their cosplays. Here’s the thing about over paying for a beautiful costume. Yes, it’s probably gorgeous probably, but if you paid so much for this costume then wouldn’t you feel a over protected about it. “This cost me so much I can’t let it get ruined.” Let’s face it we are crazy, if you’re not then I’m sure a good number of people going to the same convention as you are. Your costume WILL get sweat in it, it WILL get wear and tear in places, and there is a good chance something WILL spill on it eventually. You don’t want to spend all your time worrying over your costume. Buying your costume is great but be a bargain hunter and look for the best costume at a reasonable price. How do you know the price is right? RESEARCH! Compare other prices ask people who know how to sew how difficult they think that costume would be to make. The price of costume is determent by how much the material cost and how difficult it is to make. Find a seamstress ask them how much do they think this costume is worth. I also suggest buying used cosplays, they save you quite a lot of money and they are usually very good.

Buying Cosplay
Money 2 stars
Time 5 stars
Patience 2 stars

Overall buying is great for saving on time, but you’re probably going to have to spend some extra cash and you’re going to have to spend some extra time searching for the perfect deal.

Now making cosplays is whole different story. Here we are definitely saving money on our cosplays, but time is precious and you better be prepare to hate your sewing machine if you don’t know much about sewing (just remember that if you love your machine it’ll love you back and you don’t want to break it because then you’ll have to buy a new one). Once again you best solution is to RESEARCH! Talk to people who’ve done it before, I’m sure they’ll have great advise for you or at least will warn you not to make the same mistakes that they did. The more you know the less chances of you buy too much or too little fabric, ripping your fabric during construction, breaking your machine, and the better chances of it looking how you want it. I am very big on making as oppose to buying because I feel that it is part of the cosplay experience. You will feel so proud of yourself when someone says your costume look cool or want to take you picture when you made it yourself. Plus, then you can enter costume contests, which usually costumes have to be made not bought in order to enter.

Making Cosplay
Money 5 stars
Time 2 stars
Patience 2 stars

Overall, when making your cosplay you are saving on money, but definitely have to have the patience to make it especially if it is a difficult costume. It will also take a lot more time out of you schedule than buying will, please take your time into consideration before starting a new costume days before the desired convention.

The reality about this debate is that there is no right answer. There is nothing wrong with buy or making cosplay which ever you do. Even those of us you always make our costume buy on occasion. For example, my Zero no Tsukaima Louise cosplay it a shirt, mini skirt, stockings, and shoes I happened to have or that I went out and bought. I see no reason in making that costume if it’s just regular clothing pieces. Then there are times where buyers make something as well, like when they can find a good quality accessory so they make it themselves…. or something like that. What important if enjoying yourself at the end and sticking to your budget or time limit. ^^

Tune in next time for SEWING BASICS: GETTING TO KNOW YOU SEWING MACHINE



Thank you!!
September 25, 2009, 5:11 pm
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Thank you Stiches and Mute, saw Fei lun hai… “aaaahhhhhh babies!” hehe. Had a great 18th Birthday and wishing the years to come will be the same =D

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IT’S DQ’S BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!
September 24, 2009, 9:02 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

She probably thinks that we forgot, but WE DID NOT! The Mute, and I (Stitches) although we have not written any of the post we were suppose to do (I’m promise I get my stuff up soon!!!) We decided this was the best way to express our love Drama Queen and send her the biggest Huggest on her birthday, Sept. 24. And here’s an extra special picture for you DQ.

They send their love to you DQ

They send their love to you DQ



Asian Guy: Yamamoto Yusuke…Yuyu
August 23, 2009, 10:06 pm
Filed under: Artist, Drama, Yamamoto Yusuke | Tags: , , , , , , ,

DQ:Ok so I was supposed to talk about another Japanese hottie that Mute told me about but I totally forgot his name so I’m just going to go with Yamamoto Yusuke what do you  think? YAYAYAYA. Well I have liked most of the Drama’s Yuyu has been in, those recommended are Hanazakari no Kimitachi, Taiyo to Umi no Kyoshitsu, RESCUE, Atashinchi no Danshi,and  I have yet to begin watching Ninkyo Helper. What is so great about Yuyu: Well he’s cute and he has the most stand out characters in the Dramas the ones you sometimes never get but at the same time like…Confusing? He’s got a tough look but he can make it seem soft when he wants. I have to say I love his Hair but then again what Asian guys hair don’t I like haha. He’s also built maybe that’s what most girls like about him *Wink, Wink* =D

 
Name:Yamamoto Yusuke
Profession: Actor
Birth date: 1988-Jan-19
Birthplace: Aichi, Japan
Height: 180cm
Star sign: Capricorn
Blood type: A
Talent agency: Ever Green Entertainment

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Yamamoto Yusuke (SQUEAL)



ToGetHer Forever!

                   Mars (Jiro Wang) is a superstar whose popularity went downhill after a series of negative publicity. His finances were in danger and he had to find a new place where to live. He ended up renting a space with Momo (Rainie Yang), who is an agoraphobic homebody landlord. He becomes close friends with her and her friend Jia Sen (George Hu) who has the mentality of and 8 year old and is the captain of the swimming team. Throughout Mars faces difficulty trying to get popular again and Momo faces problems with Jia Sen feeling Jealous of Mars stay with Momo. It becomes intense when unexpectadly Momo’s feelings change…

Alrenative Names: SuperStar Express                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Genre: Comedy & Romance                                                                                                                                                                                 Film Date: February, 2009                                                                                                                                                                                Total Episodes: 12

DQ: I was waiting for this Drama to come out for a while and when it did I couldn’t wait to see the next episode after the next. I love Momo’s character and I think anybody would want to be a Momo, Mars character is cocky but his ability to understand the unfamous world…changes the way he is and not only that, the way Momo acts towards him makes him believe more in himself. I love this Love Drama! if only it wasn’t so short I would still be watching it hehe…but everything comes to an end right? So I give this Drama 5 MEGA STARS, go and watch Hurry!

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Rainie Yang (Momo) &  Jiro Wang (Mars)



U-Kiss Kiss-Me
August 20, 2009, 8:28 pm
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             I first heard U-kiss when I saw their Music Video “Not Young” not only did I think it was funny but it was really cute, they have this different  charm about them that leaves you wanting to see them again. Their first album debuted in 2008 called “New Generation” and Their second album debuted this Year called “Bring it back to the old school“. In both of those CD’s I would recommend Not Young, Talk to Me and I like You. although they had been gone for a while now some u-kiss members have joined other activities, Kevin and Alexander are both in Pops in Seoul’s “All about you” Segment and recently Eli has joined the family as well in the “Mid-Day Break“, both groups working with VJ Isak. Both segments are rather entertaining and you get to see them act in a different environment. Recently as well U-kiss has released their own TV Show called “All About U-Kiss” on MNet where you get to see U-kiss daily, sad thing is it is only to be 6 episodes. Well that’s all I could think up about U-kiss, Comment your Thoughts…

Stage Name: Alexander  Real Name: Alexander Lee Eusebio
Physical: Height 181 CM, Weight 63 KG
Blood Type: O
Family: Parents & Older sister
Hobbies: Listening to Music, Watching Movies, Taking Photos
Talents: English, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Raps
Religion: Christian.

Stage Name: Dong Ho  Real Name: Shin Dong Ho                                                                                                                              Physical: Height 175 CM, Weight 65 KG
Blood Type: B
Family: Parents & Older Brother
Talents: Chinese, Soccer                                                                                                                                                                                     Religion: Christian

Stage Name: Eli  Real Name:Kim Kyong Jae                                                                                                                                             Physical: Height 180 CM, Weight 60 KG
Blood Type: O
Family: Parents, Older sister & Younger Sister
Hobbies: Listening to Music, Playing on the Computer, Watching Movies.
Talents: Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu, English, Chinese
Religion: Christian

Stage Name: Ki Bum  Real Name:Kim Ki Bum                                                                                                                                   Physical: Height 180 CM, Weight 53 KG
Blood Type: O
Family: Parents & Older brother (SS501’s Hyung Joon)
Hobbies: Listening to music, swimming, reading books
Talents: Composing Music, Poppin’ Dance, Japanese, Singing
Relicion: christian

Stage Name: Kevin  Real Name: Kevin woo                                                                                                                                                     Physical: Height 178 CM, Weight 50 KG
Blood Type: O
Family: Parents & Older sister
Hobbies: Listening to Music, Watching Movies, reading Books, composing Music
Talents: Poppin’ Dance, guitar, Piano, English
Religion: Christian

Stage Name: Soo Hyun Real Name: Shin Soo Hyun                                                                                                                                 Physical: Height 181 CM, Weight 67 KG
Blood Type: A
Family: Parents, older sister & Younger sister
Hobbies: Listening to Music, Exercise, Playing on the Computer
Talents: R&B, Dance, soccer, Piano
Religion:Christian                                                                                                                                                                                                

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Ki Bum & Kevin

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Alexander & Soo Hyun

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Dong Ho & Eli

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U-Kiss!!

Credit: U-Kiss Official Website



Under Construction
August 11, 2009, 2:18 pm
Filed under: Welcome | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

The team is getting together to get things up and running.

EDIT: Yup we are still under construction but we will get started as soon as the EVIL BOSS MONSTER known as WRITER’S BLOCK is DEFEATED !!!!!! (cough cough) yeah I’m bored sumimasen. -_- so for your entertainment here is a tribute to the ladies of final fantasy! ^-^  Created by : BoAKoN

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~The Mute~