~♥ Madoka Magica Choco Deboxing ♥~
I was given 2 boxes of Madoka Magica choco by my boyfriend for Easter and I was inspired to cosplay Mami Tomoe to open up the first few & see what cards I had gotten! ♥
I hope you enjoy watching this video as much as I did making it! ^_^
Starlightslk as Mami Tomoe (Madoka Magica)
Camera Operated by Sephygoth
Edited by Starlightslk
NOTE: To see more of this cosplay check out: My Website ~ ACParadise ~ Cosplay.com ~ Cosplay Lab ^_~♥
“My name is Mami Tomoe. I’m a third year student who attends Mitakihara Middle School just like you. And I’m a Puella Magi who made a contract with Kyubey.”
OMG this gif set is so pretty! This transformation sequence was seriously on my mind the entire time I was working on making Mami’s school uniform.
(Mami is just sooooo cute :3)
Yay! My new Madoka Magica collection shelf is up & decked out! I got it thanks to a lucky find: a clearance shelf kit at Target. XD
~♥ Review: Light-up soul Gem Gashapons ♥~
Released by: Bandai (December 2012)
The Light-up soul Gem Gashapons released at the end of December and due to how I group my shipments just arrived right before Katsucon. The box I received like all boxes was a very random assortment, I got: 3 Madoka, 2 Homura, 1 Sayaka. Two of the Madoka toppers were snapped off (so far I have been able to repair one with super glue) and one of the Homura ones doesn’t light up. Although the people at HLJ were nice enough to issue me a refund for the clearly damaged ones.
I ordered Mami’s on eBay (since I wanted to insure I would have one for Katsucon) and then purchased the rest of the set (
minus the special rare Kyubey, because I just don’t want him) at Katsucon.
The full set is very nice and, in my opinion, perfect for cosplay. They are just the right scale (for the shots where they appear not to be over-sized) and they look pretty neat when they light-up! The corrupted Soul Gems even blink to simulate the dimming light. Mami’s gem has a yellow/orange LED, Both of Sayaka’s gems have Blue LEDs, and the rest all have red LEDs.
When lit the light dose leek through the gold portions of the paint especially at any detailed points. Also the tops are not hard plastic but rather a softer more malleable plastic that if improperly handled or stored could result in the deforming of the topper.
The Soul Gems arrive in 2 pieces the top colored portion and the bottom where the light is. They are turned off & on by simply twisting the base and the batteries look replaceable but we shall see.
My next challenge is figuring out how to display them all so as to do them justice…^^;
Got my HLJ box yesterday after work yesterday! :D
I got a handy cord-wrap for my headphones (I’ve needed something for a while now), a nice wiping cloth for our camera, and some cute light-up Soul Gems in a random assortment (no Mami tho, figures right?) XD
I love useful merch! ^_^
~♥ Event: Madoka Magica Screening NYC - Sunday, October 21, 2012 ♥~
Going to the Madoka Magica NYC Sunday Screening was an amazing experience! I cosplayed as Mami, which was lucky since I had recovered from pneumonia just in time to be able to do so. I even got to chill with sewthoughtful who cosplayed Kyoko to the screening because she lucked into last minute tickets which was super amazing! ^_^b
Waiting in line was tons of fun! Sephygoth & I had tried to get there about 45 minutes earlier than we actually got there, tho we were still over 2 hours early. We tried to get there so early because we were hoping this would enable us to wait in line inside; but despite being that early the line was just long enough where we were waiting outside. (Luckily it wasn’t too chilly outside so that I wasn’t totally freezing in my cosplay.) XD
Regardless of the temperature outside, the line was a ton of fun, I got to hang out with friends & meet new people! Plus the atmosphere was so wonderful since everyone there was super excited to see the movies! Some adorable girl even ran up to me and wanted to take a few pics of me with their Charlotte scarf. Too cute! ♥
The theater itself was actually pretty small and the seats were huge and comfy, but upon seeing the theater it was no wonder that the tickets had sold-out so quickly! (There couldn’t have been more than 100-ish seats in the house.) Despite having to wait outside we were still far enough up in line that I still got what I consider “perfect” seats! They were just the right distance from the screen and proper placement in the row according to my tastes. \^o^/
I was disappointed by the lack of merchandise, I would have totally bought several of the exclusive movie items that I’d seen online. I still really want things like the cell-phone charms, but I knew there wasn’t going to be any way before the screening so it could have been way more annoying than it was. I, honestly, was most disappointed in the lack of posters especially since the poster had the Statue of Liberty on it and it was one of the NYC screenings. ;_;
As for the movies themselves, they were fantastic! There were little bits of added footage here & there and some that got cut as well (but nothing that felt missing within the flow of the movies). The re-drawn scenes & backgrounds were gorgeous and everything that was added enhanced the story but didn’t change it. Even the witches looked better, imo. I loved the little treat that was played before they started the first film. It was a short intro given by the Japanese voice actresses and I counted at least 2 that were wearing their character’s soul-gem necklaces! ♥♥♥
I totally got a little misty eyed when they started giving the intro, something that happened frequently through out the movies even though I’ve watched the series so much.
(My only 2 complaints had nothing to do with the films themselves, those were the rather late start time for such a long run-time & also that there was no intermission between the 2 films.)
All in all it was totally worth everything to see it on the big screen! *.*
After the screening finished I had to take off right away and I felt bad because I couldn’t stop to chat or for picture requests since I was hurting so bad due to the corset (sitting for that long in a corset proved to be a very bad idea especially after just getting over pneumonia). ;_; Luckily Sephygoth was able to help me make a quick escape so that we could get back to the hotel so I could get out of my corset asap. Once I had changed out of cosplay we went and got some yummy Korean BBQ at about 3am (at a place right near our hotel) since I also hadn’t had a chance to get dinner before the movie. ^^;
~♥ Dragon*con 2012 Picture Diary: The Second Half ♥~
- Sunday (09/02/2012) - Mami Tomoe Magical Girl & Swimsuit (Beach Queens)
- Monday (09/03/2012) - Morrigan Aesland Alt/Win Pose
- Tuesday (09/04/2012) - Relax & Depart
- Wednesday (09/05/2012) - Train & Home
Sunday - Sunday was a pretty chill day, I woke-up and got into my Mami cosplay, wandered the con for a bit and while in one of the dealer’s rooms was given a foil MtG card “Blood Artist” by an awesome random person with whom I had chatted about Madoka Magica with while waiting to peruse the Magic cards for sale at one of the tables; the quote on the card was oddly pertinent to the day. Later I met up with DarkainMX for a mini-shoot. He even knew another cosplayer that was cosplaying Homura at that time and he got us together for a few pics! ^_^
After I hit my time limit in Mami I took a brief restbit in our room before venturing out in Beach Queens Mami with Sephygoth as Katastrophia. Since it was such a quick change-over I didn’t have time to remove the Magical Girl accessories from Mami’s wig to switch them out for her beach flower & regular hair clip. Regardless, people seemed to get a kick out of it and us together. There were even a few that recognized me from earlier in the day. We had a pretty tough time getting around again, although it still wasn’t as bad as Thursday night. XD lol
After we wandered for a while, we met-up with KrazyFlower for some in-room dining & masquerade watching since they broadcast it to the rooms on the in-hotel TV channel. It was a ton of fun but I was pretty exhausted so we didn’t end-up staying up too late.
Monday - Monday was a pretty chill day. After taking a trip to pre-reg for 2013 I changed into Morrigan (Darkstalkers) alternate for the final day of the convention while Sephygoth wore Fusion the Cyber Kitty again.
This was the day we got to do all our main shopping since it was more relaxed. We got snagged for a video interview (which I’ve still never seen) and even had problems with a stalker.
(And again I got no good pics of myself ><)
Once the convention had shut down we went for a post convention drink at the hotel bar & chilled there for a bit still lookin’ snazzy. Eventually we changed-up, started packing, and grabbed a nice dinner before calling it a day around midnight/1am. ^^;
Tuesday - Luckily Sephygoth had asked for late check-out so we were able to sleep-in and pack at a leisurely pace. Plus I was even able to get a nice relaxing bath in before we had to truck our luggage downstairs to wait for the time to reserve next-year’s room came around. Once the room was gotten we chilled out with a photog who turned out to be a local MA guy and we practically chatted till we needed to leave to catch our train.
The train ride was only ok since there had been a mistake about our room and for some reason I wasn’t in their system so they kept giving Sephygoth & I a hard time about this, at least until lunch on Wed when I think they finally realized that we were actually a legit couple and I was not just some random person hanging out with him. Tho I do have to say we did get to have dinner with a fascinating older couple they were wonderful conversation, they were very sweet and even got us desert.
Wednesday - Other than being massively tired the train ride was pretty uneventful except for the random electrical storm which for some reason delayed our train by 2 hours. At least it was on the train that had wi-fi so we were able to get online and even find a few pics of both of us from the convention on our way home.
Mami Tomoe school uniform cosplay progress!
This was my second attempt at her skirt since I was very disappointed in the 1st one I made. This skirt is fully lined & finished. I’m just adding the finishing touches on it now (like the closure).
The shoes arrived yesterday and I just need to add some extra holes to the straps since I have tiny feet.
I got some Hello Kitty Re-Ment sets the other day, mainly because Mami needed some cake. XD hehe
I bought 3 boxes, unfortunately two of the boxes were set #1 (Strawberry Fair) so I only got 2 different sets. Oh, well at least I have cake for Mami now.
The sets are super cute & I kinda want more of them now…^^;