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Thursday, 23 June 2016

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I think that almost everyone knows the iconic dovahkiin iron helmet in Skyrim. Which is you can find it easily in the game from local blacksmiths, random loots, chest, and even from bandits. The iron helmet isn't my favourite actually (well, i would like to make nightingale's armor) but ever since i thought that this is the easiest to start papercrafting, then why not? :3

How to make Skyrim Iron Helmet : Finished Look


Sunday, 5 June 2016

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Madinah, the second most important city for the moslem, known for its generous people back then, ever since the prophet (PBUH) hijrah or travelling from makkah to this town. Madinah, one of the land of haram (meaning that the non-moslem are forbidden to enter this place) located far from makkah (about 400 km away) have a lot of sacred places for moslem, one of them is the grave of the prophet and his closest friend, abu bakar and umar. The grave itself located inside of the nabawi mosque, a super large mosque with its magnificent architecture.


entering the city
local supermarkets (man only)


Thursday, 31 December 2015

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Hello everyone!
So it has been a long time since my last updates about nakigitsune, i know, my holiday is so quickly over right after i did my first cosplay at Utsuru! 2, and i went back to reality, college & tasks (i finally working on with my proposal for my final script) it has been a rough month these days, but it happen that i really enjoyed it

So how's your 2015 for you everyone?
Did you find new experience, things, journey?
2015 was so dramatic to me, but i also lost and found a new journey, i guess that's just how life works. We loss and we found, and without the moments, we are just plain. Afterall, how could we know joy without pain?

Looking back to 2015, i think that i took much big steps that takes me to another level of getting 'mature'. I found out that, one doesn't simply follow our heart without our logical mind, and vice versa. But then, i also found out that regretting something is actually a waste of time and forcing something will not turn any good for us. So just try to let it go, let go of what doesn't belong to you and try to take a step forward over it.

In the end of 2015, i realized that i need to change my perception. I need to change my focus, and i already set it in front of my eyes. If the year before i set my goal as 'result-oriented' now i will look more for 'process-oriented'. And also, to make little meaningful things that makes people happy. Because i believe that there's always a space for kindness in everything.

I actually cannot wait what 2016 have in mind, hopefully it's getting better and better than 2015. I know that it's predicted to be busier than before (specially because, college is near to the end) but i believe that every single steps that i take will take me to a better one.

So, Bon voyage! 

Monday, 17 August 2015

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Hello! so it has been a really long time since i wrote in this blog,
my summer holiday is nearly to an end, well i still got 1 month less left but hey finally i could find a new hobby & interest, and it is cosplay!
i really like cosplaying since a long time but due to my insecurity and so on, (and also money) i can't really did it. A few months ago, suddenly i found this unexpected courage and thought that "why not give it a try?" and bam, i got into this cosplay community xD

Cosplaying isn't cheap, nor expensive. It depends on what material you wanna use and how you treat it. I might be a newbie, but this last days i've tried so many materials from fabric, foam to glue. It really interesting how we can turn everyday things into something so creative. I'll explain this later, now let's get started!

I personally don't really like to play touken ranbu, since it's all in japanese, but i really like to watch their cosplay in the net, since the outfits are damn cool and interesting (it's quite complex and the medieval-japanese things are just so me) so i decided to make nakigitsune's costume.


There's not much reference of nakigitsune's costume from the official touken ranbu, so i decided to draw the details on the paper. The upper one is from cosfans in aliexpress, it's actually quite cheap if you buy it there, but i like it hand-made xD
 
nakigitsune cosplay
 I'll explain how to make nakigitsune's armor, swords, accessories later so now let's get started to the top!

Friday, 15 May 2015

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Hello!

So Bon Anniversaire to my Medical Faculty and congratulation for the successful gala dinner events! I'm thrilled started one month before the events just because i cannot wait for the gala dinner, and specially because the theme : retro vintage.

I always like retro fashion and i thought this is the time to show it off! I bought fabrics, blue and white, then black nets, fur, ribbons, and white gloves.

So what did i wear?

Here's the list : 
  • Black Mary Jane shoes by Donatello
  • Black Birdcage Hat
  • Long White gloves
  • Electric Blue retro sailor dress made by me! (yes, it's a handmade)
Black Mary Jane Shoes

Black Birdcage Hat & Gloves

The Sailor Dress
It took about total 10-14 days to finished the dress, specially to sew the white part, the other is easy to sew and quickly done in 5-6 days. But since i still got a lot of things to do, like school and etc, the total time is about one month haha.

the finished look, a photo with my besties~ ( i really like to twirl with this dress!)
 The gala dinner ended up very amazing, we took a lot of pics and i heard a lot of people said that my dress resembled sailor moon (like, i heard someone said i'm cosplaying about hundred times that day, but still, a good compliments) afterall, Modisco13, the gala dinner is such a huge success and a memorable one, i really hope in the future there will be another event with such an interesting and playful, unique theme like this!

Sunday, 10 May 2015

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Sorry for the super long hiatus!

Just about two days ago i got a super amazing gala dinner for my medical faculty birthday with the theme of Retro Vintage, so i just wanna share my experience in travelling, finding the right fashion for that!

So, basically Retro style is style that is consciously derivative or imitative of trends, modes, fashions, or attitudes of the recent past. The term of retro used since the 1940, so, retro fashion refers to fashion from 1940-1990. Retro fashion is a clothing style which consists in wearing clothes commonly used in the past. This way of clothing often includes garments and accessories that are characteristic of such times, and many people use them in an exaggerated way and in combination with current clothing.

Since, there's a lot of things going on in 1940-1990, i'll just make it shorter like this :

early 40's -
Most of the women's fashions during the 1940s were designed with the same squared shoulders, small waist, and skirt above the knee
late 40's - New Look
By 1947, after WWII was over, the "New Look" began to replace the wartime utility fashions. This new style embraced femininity, with rounded shoulders, shapely bust lines, closely-defined waistlines, slightly padded skirts, and full, billowing skirts that hung just below the calves.
early 50's - Dirndl & Poodle Skirt  
Christian Dior's "New Look" of 1947 continued to influence the fashions of the 1950s. The dirndl dress, either sleeveless or with small puff sleeves and having a billowy skirt, became an extremely popular style. This type of casual attire was the hallmark of 1950s fashions. Also, The poodle skirts is famous among teenagers.
late 50's -
By the late 1950s, the long, slim look had returned. Long skirts or dresses were popular, often worn with short jackets.
early 60's - Jackie Kennedy
 The first half of the sixties mimicked the late 50s with shirt-waist dresses , turtle necks , pencil skirts, blouses in pastel colors. The only notable difference is the hem-line shrunk an inch or so above the knee. Women in this era also mimicked Jacqueline Kennedy as their references style.

late 60's - Hippies & Mod 
Hippies and Mod were in 1964-1969. These famous styles were not fully welcomed in the streets until the mid sixties, (64-66). Woman sported box dresses, mini skirts , turtle necks, go-go boots and beehives brought on by the British Invasion in 1964
early 70's - All Bright
Early 1970s fashion was a fun era. It culminated some of the best elements of the 60s and perfected and/or exaggerated them. Some of the best clothing produced in the 1970s perfectly blended the mods with the hippies. There is one common theme throughout fashion in the 1970s: pants were tight fitting 
late 70's - Disco
Color almost completely disappeared by 1979. Earth tones, grays, whites and blacks were back in full force, as people had apparently tired of the super bright tones of the early 1970s. The Disco & sportwear clothes are also popular in this era.
early 80's - Minimalism
 The early 1980s were very different from the rest of the decade, with some carryovers from the late 1970s. The early 1980s saw a minimalist approach to fashion, with less emphasis on accessories, and practicality considered just as much as aesthetics. Clothing colors were subdued, quiet and basic; varying shades of brown, tan, and orange were common
late 80's - Aerobics
Women's apparel in the late 1980s included jackets (both cropped and long), coats (both cloth and fake fur), reversible inside-out coats (leather on one side, fake fur on the other), rugby sweatshirts, sweater dresses, tafetta and pouf dresses, baby doll dresses, jumpsuits, miniskirts, stretch pants, tapered pants, happy pants (homemade pants made in bold designs with bright colors), and opaque tights. The aerobics styled like leg warmers, bright stockings, also popular in this time. 
 
Phew, a lotta style in just 50 years, right?

My personal favourite is actually the 40's era, both for New look & Dirndl. So i decided to sew a little (actually, a dress) and trying to make some accessories for the 40's look. You can see the complete result the dress, accessories i made in :


So since this is only a brief history, you can also look up on wikipedia, or retrowaste, or uvm.edu for further reading. I hope this help, thanks for reading!

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

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Maybe you watch me, maybe you're not but we all know things got complicated these day (as usual) the wave might be fierce, but believe me, i'm alive. I'm still working on that wish you want me to do, in case you're wondering. I might be old-fashioned, but don't blame me if i always keep everyone promises on my mind.


Oh, and there's a little gift for you that keeps my memory as fresh as yesterday's memory. I know, i should maybe just forget them, but the thought of you having the 20th birthday, well it's actually kind of.. i don't know. Scars will always be scars, but that's not the point, isn't it?

Sorry for everything, happy birthday to you,
dear you.

'Sometimes people don't understand the promises they're making when they make them.' 

'Love is keeping the promise anyway.'