Thursday, November 17, 2016

ZAFUL Dress Review

Hey friends <3
Back again with another review! Once again it's a dress from Zaful, and while it's not exactly a cosplay I couldn't help but arrange a Wanda Maximoff-esque shoot for it. This dress just suits her too well <3 I love grunge-y, bohemic clothes so naturally I picked this dress super fast! The only shame is I cannot wear it with my natural hair color because the colors clash too much, haha. Wigs it is!

Summary and sizes
The dress is called "Solid Color Ruffled Long Sleeve Dress" and is a gorgeous linen dress in a warm orange color. The model in the photo is wearing a lot of necklaces which sort of hides the gorgeous collar and lacing. The neckline is ruffled and dips down into a v-line with lacing fake-leather strings. 

The midriff is sewn elastic, to make the dress fit most wearers no matter waist measurements. The arms end in cuffs with cloth clad buttons, and the skirt of the dress is shorter in front but billows out longer in the back. It weighs in at roughly 0,5kg.

At the moment the dress costs 49,99$, and is available only in the orange color on the picture. It comes in sizes M and L, and since I have long legs I choose L for my dress. In hindsight I probably should have picked M since the arms were a bit too long on me, but otherwise the length was good :)

It's SUCH a shame this color clashes with my red hair, because otherwise I would wear this dress forever. This is probably my favorite clothing item out of the ones I've reviewed for Zaful <3 It's so comfortable and cozy. Since it's made out of linen it holds the warmth even in cold weather, and even so the long sleeves can easily be unbuttoned and rolled up, should the weather be too hot. 

I've experimented a bit with what to wear with this dress. It's dangerously short (probably because I have long legs), so when I've worn this dress to school I've opted for either skinny jeans under, or worn shorts over stockings. In true Wanda-fashion, the dress is perfect for knee-highs with or without tights under. Because of it's grunge look it goes well with both combat boots and heels, again depending on weather. 

I don't know why, but I'm always worried about seams ripping whenever a clothing item is supposed to be pulled over ones head for wearing. But the elastic band in this dress can be stretched to insane lengths, so luckily I needn't worry this time :P The quality is great and after wearing it maybe three times I still haven't noticed anything defect with the quality. As linen often does, the dress wrinkles easily, but that's just life I guess :P 

This review was severely delayed because of various reasons. BanzaiCon, Comic Con, sickness and university and I can keep going forever. I actually ordered this dress at the same time as the last Zaful item I reviewed, even though it arrived later than the previous. Anyway, Zaful has been most understanding and sweet what with my hectic schedule and all, and I'm so thankful for that. It's truly a joy to work with a company where both parts have understanding and respect towards each other <3

The company
Nothing new here; I still recommend Zaful with all my heart! They have so many gorgeous items I would happily buy the rest of my entire wardrobe there.

Right now they are holding a massive giveaway which I strongly recommend you take part in if you want a chance at your own clothes from Zaful! Click on the banner below and check out all the amazing items, leave a comment with your favorite item and include your e-mail, for a chance at winning gift cards!

10 winners will be chosen to win 100$ gift cards! End time: Nov 31
Public time: Dec 1-3

(Psst, also included in the banner link below are some sweet coupons, don't miss them!)

Check out ZAFUL at their website, or any of their social medias! 
Get the dress here! 

Thank you so much for reading! <3

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Vampire the Masquerade Photoshoot (Set #1)

We premiered our Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines group for Comic Con, finally!
This is one of the best games I've ever played, but since it's not exactly new I never imagined we could have an entire cosplay group from it, but we actually did. We had so much fun with this group (#vampirefam<3) and I can't wait to make this gorup happen again. We have gained a lot of characters just these past few days, and will have an even larger group next time!

We had a couple of photoshoots with this group, which means a lot of photos. I will post these photos in sets, to make it easier to give each photo its spotlight. So this will be Photo set #1 out of several :)

Cosplayers (from left to right)

Jeanette Voerman: Crofteria Cosplay

Nines Rodriguez: Rake Makes - Cosplay/SFX
Smiling Jack: Rikard Jansson
Beckett: Karu Con Carne
Sebastian LaCroix: Mitternacht Cosplay
Bertram Tung: MeltaOcto Cosplay
Therese Voerman: Sasu-chan Cosplay

"This is bullshit!"


The Voerman affair


"I don't trust anyone with an X in their name."




"Den mother."

"Vote LaCroix"

Brujah vs. Ventrue (and Nosferatu)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Pinky Paradise Mesh Contacts Review

Hello people!
Hope you all had a great Halloween, I sure did!

Before Halloween I got the opportunity to make a Halloween transformation video for, using any of their contact lenses. Since I'm always a sucker for crazy and odd lenses, the choice wasn't difficult!

Since I am still stuck in my Steven Universe-phase, I wanted to combine my Halloween look with one of the characters form this amazing tv-show. Which is why I decided to do my own take on Lapis Lazuli, in her cracked gem form!

My idea was basically that it would have been really cool if her physical form reflected her cracked gem (or even her mirror form??).

As always, I made a video tutorial on this look and you can find it here;

Info about the contacts;

Name: Princess Pinky Cosplay White Mesh (With Prescription)
Prescription: Yes
Diameter: 14,5mm
Water content: 38%
Base curve: 8.6mm

The contacts are super comfortable and fits me well. Since they have a mesh layer, my vision is slightly blurry while I'm wearing them. This is nothing that can be avoided with contacts like these though. I'm super satisfied with my contacts and highly recommend you to get them if you want a similar look!

Monday, October 31, 2016

ZAFUL Dress Review (Scarlet Witch Cosplay)

Hello again friends!
Autumn is here and con season is pretty much over for this year. Even though it might feel sad, I still think it's nice because it gives you the opportunity to cozy up in your home and sketch out new ideas for new costumes <3 Since I had no difficult deadlines this autumn, I decided to finally make a dream costume of mine come true; my own version of Scarlet Witch. For this costume I used a lovely dress sponsored by ZAFUL, and I will be reviewing this lovely dress in this post! 

(The rest of the costume (headdress, shoes, wig, belt and cape) are either made by or bought by me and are not part of the ZAFUL offer. Only the dress will be reviewed in this post!)

Summary and sizes
The dress is called "Voile Spliced Long Sleeve Maxi Dress" and is a beautiful gown-like dream. It's made out of two layers; one red base layer in polyester, and one black top layer of a soft organza-like mesh fabric, which is slightly textured in a dot pattern. The arms are made only out of the black fabric. The "belt" is attached to the dress and is actually a black elastic band.

It comes in three colors; wine red, purple and white. The dress I chose was obviously the wine red one, it was for Scarlet Witch after all :)

The dress is available in sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL. I chose this dress in L even though I'm usually a pretty standard M, because I wanted to make sure it was long enough. I'm a very tall person at my 1.77cm which makes dress shopping difficult sometimes :P 

The price of the dress is $35.99.

The dress is absolutely lovely and fits as well formal wear as more casual, depending on which accessories you use (and also works for cosplay, apparently^^). The dress doesn't have a zipper or button, but is a simple pullover dress. Since the elastic belt in the waist is stretchy the dress is easy to pull on and off. It's very lightweight and wearing-friendly, and the lack of zippers and buttons makes it very comfortable. The two fabric layers are not sewn together in the bottom hem, which makes the skirt very flowy and floozy! 

The dress fit me okay, I think what was my problem was my weird length, haha. The dress was a bit short in the arms slightly shorter in the skirt length as well. The waistband was also a very rigid elastic, which made it sit very tight even though the dress itself fit me. This is probably due to my arms and legs being very long in general, but if I had ordered again I might have chose an even larger size just to get the length a bit better :) 

I notice the color might seem a bit off in these photos, but I assure you that is because of the light fixing in post :) Since we shot these photos in the dark, the flash and post-eds might alter the color slightly to fit the photo better, but the original dress I recieved has the exact same color as in the original photo. 

I have to say that I'm actually surprised that the quality held such a high standard! The reason for this was because when I noticed the dress was a pullover, I was afraid I'd break the somewhat fragile black fabric or at least rip a few seams, because I'm a very wavy and flexing person whenever I try on clothes, arms and limbs waving around everywhere xD But despite wrangling the dress over my head, all the seams and fabric have held really good! The seams in general are well made, thorough and without hastework. 

As always, ZAFUL has been nothing but helpful in this process. They have answered all my emails within a days notice, and always been patient with my inquiries and questions. They have also given me plenty of time to review the dress, arrange a photoshoot and rexieve photos, somethinig MUCH appreciated as a reviewer! The dress was shipped very fast, however it was delayed a bit on the way. This is on the local post office consciousness though, and had nothing to do with ZAFUL

The Company
Same as last time, I strongly advise you guys to pay ZAFUL a visit. Their website has a huge collection of clothes, shoes, accessories and everything else. Right now they have some special deals on their embroidered clothes, which is a personal favorite category of mine, I strongly suggest you to check it out :D 


Check out ZAFUL at their website, or any of their social medias!

Thank you so much for reading!

Friday, August 26, 2016

ZAFUL Dress Coat Review

Hello friends! 
Hope you have a lovely time enjoying the last days of summer <3 
As much as I love summer, I always look forward to fall however. I love going outside in cozy scarves and coats! Which brings me to todays post, which is a review of a lovely dress coat sponsored by ZAFUL. ZAFUL is an online clothing company with a wide variety of products, ranging form clothes and swimwear to shoes and accessories. Their website is a treasure and I strongly recommend you check them out! 
Picture by ZAFUL.

Summary and sizes
The coat is a lovely grey dress jacket, which buttons in the front to open and close. The skirt is extremely poofy and big, and gives the coat a dress-like feel when wearing it. It's available in seven colors (army green, black, grey, khaki, pink, red and white). 

Anyone who knows me know I have a certain thing for grey coats and jackets, so of course that is the color I chose. The coat is available in sizes S, M, L and XL and the one I recieved (and shown in my photos) is a size M.

The price of the coat is $41.99.
You can get the coat HERE!

The belt is fully detachable and opens and closes easily in the front. The friction of the fabric prevents the belt from displacing. The coat is made in polyester and wool, and has a lovely soft feel to it. It's fully lined on the inside and is of a great quality. I prefer not to button the coat the entire way up to my throat, but it looks great both ways! It's extremely light weight and weighs in at only roughly one kg, while still being very warm and comfortable. 

The coat fit me very well (but then again I'm a very standard size M) and though I often find myself sewing in or out clothes that I buy, this coat fit perfectly. I'm very tall so I'm always worried about lengths of clothes, but this was no problem. 

The quality of the coat is extremely high and I was delighted to find how well made it is! 
It's fully lined and all the seams and applications are flawlessly attached. The buttons are all sturdy and I've been wearing this coat for almost a full week and actually still have found nothing to complain about! Other than the rather warm weather which might make want to wait another month with wearing this coat, haha!

ZAFUL has been nothing but lovely ot work with! They have answered all my emails no later than a day after I've sent them, and always been friendly and helpful with my questions! The coat also arrived in only a couple of days, which is something I'm NOT used to when shopping online! Extremely satisfied with everything regarding service!

The company
I would warmly recommend ZAFUL to everyone reading this. They have a HUGE variety of clothes, shoes and accessories on their website, all to very reasonable prices. This jacket was absolutely lovely and I would be much delighted to wear more clothes from ZAFUL in the future!

Check out ZAFUL at their website, or any of their social medias!

Thank you so much for reading!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Mey-Rin Cosplay Review

I actually don't read much manga, the only ones I still follow are Berserk, One Piece, DNAngel and Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji). The first time I read Black Butler I was mesmerized by the art style and the story, so it quickly became a favorite of mine. So when Cosplaysky UK contacted me and asked if I wanted to make a review of their Mey-Rin cosplay, I was extremely happy!

Photo by Christer Gustafsson

Just as with the other Cosplaysky branches, Cosplaysky UK allows you to either get the costume sewn by standard measurements, or by personal custom measurements. This is what I chose! Now I'm a tall girl (1.79cm) so I was a little worried that Mey-Rin wouldn't fit me since she's sorta tiny, but when the cosplay arrived and I tried it on it fit me very well! It was a liiiiiittle bit large, but nothing that I couldn't fix. The apron was a little too big over the shoulders, but a hidden safety pin in the back fixed that in two seconds.

The only thing that didn't really fit was the neck collar; when I buttoned the upper buttons the collar sat really tight against my neck, to a point where I had to unbutton the collar and flip the shirt to make it fit better (with the collar folded down). This could be fixed with a few cuts and seams from me, but I decided the collar was more comfortable folded down anyway, haha! 

Photo by Erik Pettersson

These pieces are included when you buy the costume;

  • Dark blue dress
  • Apron
  • White shirt
  • Head piece
Photo by Christer Gustafsson

As always, the cosplay is extremely well made. The fabrics are mainly cotton and uniform cloth, and all separate pieces came neatly folded in a well packed bag. 

The main dress is a wonderful shade of navy blue, and zips up with a hidden zipper in the back. It comes with white cuffs on each hand, with black button sewed on. The white under shirt buttons in the back (I had to flip it though, as I wrote above) and comes with buttons both in the back and in the front, as should be. Since the shirt buttons originally in the back you might need someone to help you button it! The apron crosses the shoulders and fastens with velcro in the back. The velcro strap is long so you can adjust the size as you see fit. Along with the apron comes a white ribbon that can be fastened to the apron with a safety pin. The head piece has some gorgeous ruffles and can be tied either under your chin or in the back of your neck. 

Something I do need to point out is that this costume looks so much better when properly ironed! The costume arrived ironed, but I chose to give it an extra go with my iron just to be sure. A well ironed dress in this fabric makes it look very crisp and neat and completely raises the over all impression!

Photo by Christer Gustafsson
 Time for some ratings!

  • Comfort: 5/5
  • Size: 3/5
  • Accuracy to original: 5/5
  • Movability: 4/5
  • Quality: 5/5
Photo by Christer Gustafsson

Comfort: 5/5
I can easily say this is one of my most comfortable costumes!
I can move freely in it, it's not too tight or too lose, 
and even though I thought it would be very warm
it really wasn't, even though we had a shoot in full sunlight!

Size: 3/5
The size of the dress and apron fit well, however
since the neck was too tight I had to flip the shirt to be 
able to make the costume look good on me. This could probably
be fixed however if you sent in measurement specifically
for the neck (which I didn't). 

Accuracy to original: 5/5
This costume has the accuracy down to 100%.
Everything from the fabric colors, the cuffs and head piece
down to the exact right amount and look of all the buttons
is completely perfect compared to the original.

Movability: 4/5
I could move really well in this costume, proven when
we took photos with my guns where I got to climb around
the park benches we were shooting at, haha. However,
the apron kept sliding off my shoulders now and then, which came
off as slightly annoying, but could later be solved with a safety pin!

Quality: 5/5
The costume has an amazing quality, everything is well sewn
and the fabric choices fit the costume and the character. 
The costume doesn't wrinkle all too easily, even
after a long day of photoshoots. Great quality!

I have also made a video review over at my YouTube channel if you'd like a closer look 
on the separate pieces of the costume, as well as a short movement test!

In the end I'm so happy with this costume, it looks great and I really feel
like a clumsy maid while wearing it, haha! Comfortable and good looking cosplays are 
so great! I would absolutely recommend this costume to anyone who wants to be a badass sniper maid <3

Huge thank you to Cosplaysky UK for giving me this opportunity!

Photo by Christer Gustafsson!

Love and warm hugs!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Buggy the Clown and Mr. 3 makeup test - One Piece

Buggy the Clown and Mr 3 - One Piece (Impel Down Versions)
YOU HAVE NO IDEA FOR HOW LONG I'VE WANTED TO DO THIS DUO: Buggy is one of my absolute favorite characters from One Piece (I crushed so hard on him back when I was a wee lass lol). This is just a quick first makeup test with our wigs, as you can see we still need to fix the 3 on Rake Makes - Cosplay/SFX's wig and add some details, but it will be somewhat like this!
We will be weaaring these cosplays at MCM London in May, hopefully with Sedra Art & Cosplay as Bon Clay and E V E Cosplay as Luffy!