The Cosplay Journey ~ Todoroki ~ UPDATE

Hello my lovely people! I super apologise for the absence lately, I’ve been way too busy with school work and… netflix… I’ve been procrastinating okay hush… Anyway! Today I finally completed my first costest of Todoroki!

The main reason it took so long was because I kept finding new things that I needed to get for it! I totally underestimated how much money I was going to spend… But it was totally worth it! It ended up so good, I was so pleased with myself! By far my best cosplay yet! And I haven’t even got the costume!

I ended up doing my costest with my good ol’ pal Max, as we’ve decided that the next con we’ll go to will be as Todoroki and Bakugou (in their UA uniforms ~ we may have bitten off more than we can chew with the Fantasy AU costumes…). The con will be the Doki Doki Festival in Manchester on the 11th of November, so if any of you are going, let me know! We’d love to meet some new people!

For now though, I’ll give you a little break down of my cosplay (with pictures!)

 

The scar was definitely the hardest piece for me to do, and I spent ages looking online for tutorials on how to make it look somewhat realistic. I ended up stumbling across a

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My finished scar! (ft. wig cap)

tutorial on a Facebook page where a cosplayer explained how to get a textured scar (credit to YuYi on Facebook whose scar still looks one million times better than mine!).  To do the scar I used liquid latex (which, by the way, absolutely stinks!) which I applied with a cheap makeup brush (Thanks poundland!), I then added pieces of ripped, one ply tissue over top of the latex to give it the texture as seen in the picture ———–> I then repeated this process (avoiding putting it too close to my eye) until I had a fair bit of it underneath and a bit above my eye. I then covered it in foundation along with the rest of my face (helps the eye shadow stick later), before applying red eye shadow (quite generously!). You can also add some details with darker coloured eye shadow or contour to make the scar look more 3D, although I found that I didn’t need to use too much. Also, one tip I would have liked to know before I started would be to apply the eyeliner and primer etc before starting with the liquid latex, as it made the skin around my eye (where the latex was applied) quite stiff which made it harder to apply eyeliner after!

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The finished project! Casual Todoroki ❤

I am so happy with how my scar turned out, honestly it was so much better than I expected ~ especially for my first attempt!

After finishing our makeup and styling and cutting our wigs, we were so pumped! Although not everything went 100% as planned, we were absolutely ecstatic about it all, and so so so excited for the con! We ended up going outside in our costumes and taking a bunch of photos, it was probably the most fun I’ve had in a long time! Who knew dressing up as your favourite characters could be so fun!

Below are some of the many fabulous photos we took…

 

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Me being very pleased with myself and my scar
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Bakugou’s new Mix Tape dropping in 2018
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OTP ❤
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Lil Todoroki
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For more images, go and check out my Instagram! ❤ You’ll also find Max tagged in most of my pictures!

Honestly, I absolutely love cosplaying, and I may not be the best, but it’s my passion! And I want to continue to get better! I would love it if you guys left me a little comment letting me know what you think of our cosplays! Every little like and comment means the world to me! (Also, if you have any words for Max – Bakugou – I’ll happily pass them along!)

Thank you all for reading! I hope you all enjoyed this post, even though it’s a little lengthy! Have a wonderful day! ❤

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The Cosplay Journey! ~ Prince Todoroki #1

Welcome to ‘The Cosplay Journey’, the segment of this blog where I’ll be documenting the creation of my costumes!

As you can already tell from the title of this post, my first cosplay of the blog is Todoroki

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My Prince, Todoroki

from Boku no Hero Academia, in his Prince outfit from the fantasy AU. I’ve been in love with Todoroki ever since I first saw him, he’s such a great character with such an interesting backstory! I never really considered cosplaying as him until I proposed the idea of cosplaying as the fantasy AU characters to my friend and fellow BnHA enthusiast, Max. It was then that I realised that I absolutely must cosplay Todoroki. And I will make it awesome. Probably. Hopefully.

To start with, I didn’t plan on making Todoroki from scratch. I initially thought I could modify an already-

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Knitemaya’s version of Prince Todoroki!

existing outfit to look like it. Although after ravaging several charity shops, and eventually looking online too, I realised this would be impossible. It was then I found Knitemaya, who cosplayed as Prince Todoroki, creating the outfit from scratch. This pretty much solidified my decision, and I accepted my fate, deciding to create it completely from scratch.

 

So wish me luck! It’s going to be an absolutely massive project, and as well as making this, I have to help my buddy Max with his Wild Bakugou costume, which includes some armour pieces we’ll have to make! It’s all so exciting, and I can’t wait to get started on it!

I ordered my Todoroki wig online a couple of nights ago and it’s due to arrive any day now. I also ordered a whole bunch of liquid latex to use for his scar, and bought a hell of a lot of makeup with the help from a good friend of mine (I’ve never been one to wear excessive amounts of makeup, so I’m quite a newb). I’ll probably end up making a post about the makeup I got at some point, but if it’s going to be a review I should probably actually try it all first…

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So anyway! That’s all for now on cosplay… I’m really super excited to try this out. Cosplay is such an awesome thing! I’d love it if you guys would let me know about your recent cosplay adventures, or anything you’re planning! And let me know if you have any tips! (I’ll need all the help I can get!). Thanks for reading! I’ll see you all in the next post!

 

P.S. This isn’t cosplay related at all, but I just wanted to let you guys know that I got my GCSE results back today! I did way better than I expected, and it’s been an awesome day! I feel like I can achieve anything!

Welcome!

Welcome! Whether I’m welcoming potential readers or simply myself, I’m not sure… Anyway, I am theblankrogue. You can just call me Tasha though… It’s nice to meet you! I’m interested in loads of things — anime, a little bit of gaming, books, movies, comics, nerdy stuff… You get the point… I’m a 16 year old girl, from New Zealand originally, but I now live in England with my family. We moved here around 3 years ago, in April 2015, although we’d been living in England for a bit a year before that. Anyway. In this blog, I plan to document my journeys into the realm known as… cosplay. Not really a realm, but shhh.

I cosplayed for the first time in November of 2015, at my towns local Comic Con. The Con

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My friend (right) and I (left) as Sasha and Armin from Attack on Titan.

itself was quite small, in fact it might have been its first year running (After googling, I found this is true). I attended the con with my best friend, and as we had both recently(ish) gotten into anime, we decided to cosplay as two characters from Attack on Titan. I don’t want to go into much detail right now, but it sucked. We were naive 14 year olds — newborns to the world of anime and cosplay and all things magical. We were the biggest, most cringiest weeaboos out there. My hair is tragic, that’s pretty much all I can think when I look at pictures from this time. I was growing out a pixie cut and wow… I look tragic.

My next cosplaying adventure didn’t take place until literally a year after, in November

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Myself, cosplaying as Chloe from Life is Strange.

2016, at our second Comic Con (the same local Con as the last). This time we decided to go as the two main characters (Chloe and Max) from a game we’re obsessed with called Life is Strange (Still love the game to be honest). Believe it or not, this cosplay was even more rushed than the previous years’, as we were planning on instead going, once again, as Attack on Titan characters, but adding onto our costumes by making 3DMG and using wigs etc. Our last-minute tendencies caused us to not do anything over the whole summer holidays, which didn’t leave us enough time to sort everything out by the time the con came. So Life is Strange it was! As you can already tell from the photo, this costume turned out a lot better than the first. The con was also a lot more successful, as we were older, and already had a n idea of what we were stepping into.

 

After this, I was determined to start cosplaying more, and planned on diving straight into this wonderful world by attending bigger cons. Although I didn’t get a chance until the 2017 Summer holidays came around. I had originally planned on attending one in London with some friends, but the trip down and accommodation proved too expensive.

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Myself cosplaying as Rem from Re:Zero

So my next adventure was the closer, but still bigger Manchester MCM Comic Con 2017! (July 29th-30th, although I only went on Saturday 29th). I cosplayed as Best Girl (Rem), from Re:Zero. You’ll have to forgive the photo, I’ve been searching online ever since for photos of myself at the con but I can’t find any! (I stupidly forgot to take photos). I went to this con alone as my usual Cosplay buddy was on holiday. Honestly, this con was amazing. It was so big and there were so many cosplayers (I literally saw 4 other Rems… Gr). I ordered the costume online from Samurai Buyer and it came with both Rem and Ram’s wigs. Although, they accidentally sent me two sets of the cosplay (I now have two outfits and four wigs…), so if anybody wants to buy that off me for around £50, or find out more about it, email me! (theblankrogue.cosplay@gmail.com) It’s still in its original packaging and is literally just sitting in my wardrobe…

Anyway, that’s all of the Characters I’ve worn so far… Only three… In three years time… Damn. The main reason I created this blog is because I’m starting to make the first cosplay that I’ve ever made from scratch. Well, maybe not from scratch just yet, but it will be the first cosplay I’ve made, rather than just buying and putting everything together. I’ll write more on that in my next post! See you then!