So recently I wanted to make macarons, french macarons ^.^~ I've made them in the past and they turned out so-so... When I wanted to make them for my mum's birthday though they turned out into macookies or summat :-/ completely and totally wrong XDDD didn't take any photos but yup, they turned more into cookies...
So I wanted to improve, and went on a quest to make the perfect macaron *･゜ﾟ･*:.｡..｡.:*･'(*ﾟ▽ﾟ*)'･*:.｡. .｡.:*･゜ﾟ･* I know, lame, I could have spent my time working on my next cosplay or studying or writing a review or summat. But the macarons really winded me up so I wanted to make them perfect, PERFECT ^J^ (*insert here Hetalia Russia's kolkolkol*)
So the point of my rant is I wanted to share how I made the ideal macaron, might not be interesting to you but if you're bored already, then just look at the perfect ones at the top of this post and drool :D
I'll probably update this post or make a sequel, but here goes...
So I mentioned on how I wanted to talk about how I made the cosplay and all that jazz so here it is ^^;
I think it was around last year december that I wanted to do cosplaying ^^ and especially prepare it for a manga con that was in March hehe...thought of a lot of other characters initially but decided to do Mirai as she was do-able and cute (*^◯^*)
I ordered the wig last year November, this kickstarted the cosplay initially as it felt like I had something to work towards you know? Saying "I wanna do it" wasn't good enough for me and I felt the need to actually do summat first to prove that "I'm gonna make it happen" to myself, if you are ever in doubt of whether to do something; Just Do It, like the Nike slogan.
At the start of the year I made a plan and followed it. I started to make the sword first...I looked at many tutorials before making it, and I have learnt that ridges of the cardboard should go UP and NOT ACROSS...ok, just a note for me in the future...
Then I moved onto the costume, and worked on it everyday. I learnt a lot from costume making, fyi, I do sewing so I did know where to start ^^;; however, I learnt a lot of things I didn't know, like the thing about bias bindings and how sticking them down with fabric glue was a little messy...anyhow! Lesson learnt! (´◠ω◠`) the pleats on the skirt too, I know now not to do pleats that are TOO large XD
I guess accessories I got next, mostly free because of a gift card for Claires~ (an accessory shop) gold ring and whatnot.
Needless to say I got my whole cos finished for March, was so happy~ It was also amazing at the con!!! First time ppls wanted to take pictures of my work (my cosplay) and was really happy that hard work paid off ;~;
Though, I thought the makeup could've been better XD looks really bad in this pic, I was an beginner at this XDD the sword bent in half too T~T was still use-able ☆〜（ゝ。∂）
dat eye makeup tho XD
Then it was only a few months later that I had my shoot, it took a while because of school work and all that, but thank goodness the weather was pretty good that day! Wanted to add, I changed the makeup so that it looked better hehe X3
And the photos came out great! I want to thank my cousin: @akarimochi0523 (on instagram) for taking the photos ^^ Very pretty some of them~
Here are two really good offtakes she took (੭ु ˃̶͈̀ ω ˂̶͈́)੭ु⁾⁾
So that's basically it ^^~! I think I'll add that I need to look at the amount of cloth I need before buying because I bought waaay too much, budget calculated to a resonable price tho (´･ω･`)