Kimberly Cheng

About Kimberly Cheng

Kimberly Cheng is pretty much that strange girl that no one questions; they're just used to it. She's the cosplayer of the group, and she'll fill you in on all of the latest anime trends, and tips and tricks of cosplay that can save you the money that a college student needs. You can find her on facebook as Purple Uniphants cosplay.

WIP Wednesday

I lied, I had so much to do last week before I left for Momo, so I had no way to make a post…With that being said, the con is over, and I’ll be writing up a review shortly! Four day cons are way different from 3 day cons and I’m still exhausted. I’m not letting that get in the way of cosplay though, I have lots of work to do and lots of projects ready to go! Continue reading

WIP Wednesday

After a tiny hiatus I’m back again! I’ve been busy with school and whatnot, but now it’s summer and I’m still looking for a job. So what’s Kim been up to? If you really want to keep tabs on my projects, check out my Facebook and Instagram. I’ve been caught up with a lot, that’s all I can really say right now. I’m preparing a new cosplay for Momocon, but I’m also trying to catch up with a few commissions.

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MTAC: ’15 to Life

 

Know what that means? I’ve been attending MTAC and cosplaying for 5 years now! Man time flies… I remember my first cosplay–we don’t talk about it– but I’ve come very far. I even have something to show for it! Before I go into some  bigger things, lets do a rundown of MTAC ’15. It’s going to get a little lengthy, but there’s a lot to say about my experience this year!

MTAC has returned to the Music City Sheraton. A lot of you older Mtakus might be thinking “That’s a horrible idea. There’s a reason we left in the first place!” Fret not, as we had a second hotel work with us this year.The Nashville Airport Marriott was about a 5 minute drive from the main hotel. When this was first announced a while back, you can imagine many people were upset and baffled as to how this could possibly work. I was very confused but thought, “Well I think they know what they’re doing…?” But you know what? They did. The Sheraton held the panels and gaming/viewing rooms, while the Marriott had all the vendors and guests. Continue reading

WIP Wednesday: I’m Still Alive

Barely.

So, what has Kim been up to? Being stressed out and having break downs. I desperately needed winter break to arrive, and it’s still a bit bumpy, but break has been generous to me. However with winter break here, I attempted to make it a tradition to create at least one cosplay over break, and it was pretty dang successful.10389547_924398267585404_3384953001739116290_n Continue reading

WIP Wednesday: I Am (not) an Adult.

Hey guys, sorry I’ve been MIA for a while. I’ve been really busy…With what exactly? Well that’s why we’re here today!

THERE ARE JUST II MANY

THERE ARE JUST II MANY

Earlier this year, I started taking some commissions to work on in my free time, and let’s just say it has escalated very, very quickly. I have made about 11 pairs of Sora shoes this year, primarily ones based off of his Kingdom Hearts 2 outfit. With that, I can safely say I refuse to cosplay KH2 Sora. Don’t get me wrong, I love that dork and his dumb shoes, but I think I die a little each time I make a pair. That doesn’t mean I’ll stop making them, I mean it gets me money to use on cosplay since I still live off an allowance, but it’s tiring. I’m taking a short hiatus to get stuff done for AWA next month, and I started school, so…hopefully I can be ready to fight the kaiju in time.
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WIP Wednesday: Ready to Drift?

So my PC is dead, a bunch of my references images are gone, and I can’t connect my phone to my laptop (which is how I take photos for some of my articles). That kinda put me in a cosplay slump. I’ve been so busy working on commissions that I would just be lazy and not do anything in my free time. Well not anymore! I am determined to get at least one cosplay finished this summer:

 

Mako Mori from Pacific Rim!

Mako Mori from Pacific Rim!

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Falling in Love is a Crime

MTAC MTAC in Love has come and gone, but that’s just the start of this con season for 2 Shots! The weekend went by so fast, but I had such a great time! I took this year “easy” compared to previous years, so no contests, no big photoshoots, and I didn’t have to rush to finish such a large part of my cosplays! Kinda. I did rush to get something done for my cousin but all my stuff was pretty much ready to go. Flandre made her debut on Saturday (I once again failed to take my own photos), and I got such a good response even though the base kept breaking on me…but enough about that, lets dive into the con itself! Continue reading

Flandre Scarlet Part 2: Crystals

I still haven't made a proper wing harness...I really need to do that

I still haven’t made a proper wing harness…I really need to do that

Making the crystals is pretty simple. However, this was the most time consuming step for me. Now, if I had had proper tools and a better knowledge of what I was even doing, then it probably wouldn’t have been. Keep in mind I was also doing this on a budget so I didn’t have any fancy tools to help me, so everything was done by hand and took 2-3 days straight, to do. I referenced this tutorial for a bit of help, but I ended up taking a different path, so choose whatever works for you!

  1. Wing base
  2. Crystals (click read more)
  3. Assembly/Lights
  4. Wig
  5. Outfit

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Flandre Scarlet: Wing Base and Construction overview

So I’ve been in my dorm for 4 months, and I had an itch to cosplay with no chance to really make anything . As soon as I got home for break, I jumped right into a project the Touhou Project. I recently got into Touhou due to AWA and a friend, and I had always wanted to cosplay Flandre because I love her wings, so that’s right where I started! I took a lot of photos of how I made my wings, not too much of the actual outfit, but I can lead you in the right direction.

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I’m going to divide this into a few sections, and I’ll link to them as they get added:

  1. Wing base (click read more)
  2. Crystals
  3. Assembly/Lights
  4. Wig
  5. Outfit

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A First Year and a New Experience

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So Emily and I attended Akai Con a few weekends ago, and for its first year, it was great! Akai Con is a brand new anime convention that was hosted at the Millennium Maxwell House in Nashville (like a ten minute drive from downtown, when traffic isn’t a jerk). I don’t quite remember how long they have been planning this con, but I remember hearing about it as early as late 2012. Since then, I’ve seen the con promoted at MTAC, AWA, and Nashville Anime Day(but I know they’ve been to more cons).

The con ran from October 11th-13th, and we managed to get there all 3 days, sorta. That Friday I couldn’t get back to Nashville till late, so when Emily and I threw on our Sora and Riku cosplays and arrived to pick up our badges, we had unfortunately missed registration. On the bright side, staff was so nice! We asked around about registration before we found out it was closed, but we had bumped into some of the staff around Information, and one of the members clearly said “I remember talking to you about press, so I know you guys are telling the truth, but we don’t have access to the badges,” after a few moments of thought, he concluded with “Ok, good news and bad news. Good news is, you guys can just float around; it’s the first night so it should be fine. Bad news…your cosplays. I need a hug.” The rest of the night we just wandered around a bit, tried to get some photos in, and just tried to figure out what was where. The venue was a tad smaller than when MTAC was at the Sheraton, but it was just the right size when I wasn’t waddling in my Sora Shoes. Continue reading