Stripfestival Breda

Another guest appearance. Although asked to be Roodhaar, there was a change of plans (on my behalf) and I ended up pestering poor Gerben Valkema and Eric Hercules the entire Saturday at Stripfestival Breda as their cheeky and impertinent drawn-daughter Elsje.

I’m also happy to have found out who the very happy baby and the man with glasses carrying him around belong to….. it’s Gerben’s brother with baby! Who would have thought? Haha! I do love the theory and the many people who have been guessing.

Something that surprised me was the amount of people recognising Elsje and being happy to see her, or asking to take a photograph. The children loved her (She’s funny and sweet! Not like her. She’s horror/Halloween *whilst pointing at the Harley Quinn present* ) Sweet? Well, if they say so.

It’s good to see so many familiar faces, and I believe everyone was having a great time.

Thank you Rob/StripfestivalBreda/Eppo/Gerben&eric for having me as your guest.

Photo by Erwin Suvaal.

Brabants Stripspektakel

Exhausted, but very happy. The dear crew of Brabants stripspektakel did an amazing job. They asked me to come and join them by living things up as Melisande, a comic character by Clarke and Gilson. Before that, I tried my luck as Roodhaar from Romano, and after that I was with my ‘sister’ to entertain the children and join them at the photobooth as a rather cold (or entirely too warmly dressed) princess. Three costumes in two days, it is quite a lot but so very worth it. I loved it, the experience, the people, the artists and the organisation. Thank you for asking me to be your guest <3

Melisande, Foto door (c) Kelly Fober,  bij het Brabants Stripspektakel – Veldhoven NL, voor Vzw Arcadia

More Tycutio

So here are a few of the images from our photoshoot, thanks to Larasati and the Librarian. More can be found on my FB here, as well as some silly video footage.

Sarah Shagal Cosplay Castlefest 2017

After missing a few years, today was Castlefest, dressed in this handmade dress of Sarah Shagal from The Fearless Vampire Killers (or pardon me but your teeth are in my neck), also now a musical called Tanz Der Vampire. As a child I loved this old Polanski film. I still wish to improve the costume and hope to gain some good photos with it one day. It was a joyful day. Thank you all for the ‘gezelligheid’.

Tybalt and Mercutio Musical cosplay

One moment you’re a princess the next… well…… yesterday Cherry Cosplay and I had a little photoshoot as Tybalt Capulet and Mercutio Escalus from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Of course we imitated the Musical version of Roméo & Juliette and our costumes are based on John Eyzen Officiel as Mercutio in purple and Tom Ross Officiel as Tybalt in red.

We’ve had so much fun with these characters, enjoyed all the musical versions we got to see, and are still rooting that one day the musical will return to our tiny little country in whatever form. We just enjoy it that much. That being said, we both wanted to do something else with our hair and since we use our own hair for these characters…. well, we wanted to do a photoshoot last year but Mercutio was pregnant at that time…  So it had to be postponed.

Now that we have nice images of our costumes, details and some video material we can finally move on to new cosplays.  Yay! Oh mind you, next weekend I want to have my Sarah Shagal costume from Tanz der Vampire/ or Fearless Vampire Killers finished to wear at Castlefest. Wish me luck!

Cabbagecon 2017

This year every Pratchett fan in the Netherlands could be excited because of the Cabbagecon!

Today was Cabbagecon time: a Discworld (Terry Pratchett) convention held in the Netherlands. Photos will follow soon (I made a lot of the con, including of John Keel/Sam Vimes with Young Sam (my son) ).

No Susan Sto Helit this year but Adora Bella Dearheart, here posing with Ka Man as Moist von Lipwig.

 

 

 

 

 

Photos can be seen on my facebook here.

Library Princesses

Reading to an audience of children? Bringing them poems? Well, it’s what we set out to do at Hillegom Romantique.

Along with Selena’s Costumes, who was dressed up as Merida, we were part of the entertainment for the day and sure to be said many children came up to us to talk to us. Some even attended the festivity just to see one of us, which is quite an honour. Although we didn’t get to read much of our stories, which were borrowed from the library and all of a romantic nature, we had lots to talk about and were shown baby brothers and sisters and were part of the celebration of a girl’s birthday. isn’t that nice?

Merida got to show off her bow and arrow skills to the enjoyment of all the children (who also got to give it a go). It was a very nice and joyful day.

 

Below: a small article in Dutch published on CosplayWijzer about the event:

 

 

 

Elsje op Texel

Elsje op texel
New comic book of Elsje released. If you hadn’t seen it in previous posts, Elsje is a Dutch cheeky comic character created by Eric Hercules and Gerben Valkema. I’ve had the pleasure to be her look-a-like before, but June the 7th of 2017 marked the new release of the newest comic book “Elsje op Texel” (als appeared in German) which was launched fittingly on Texel.  Although Elsje appears to be living there, this was my first time on the island.

I wish to thank Eric’s daughter for babysitting little Tijmen today, and the whole crew of Don Lawrence Collection for inviting Elsje and being such fun.

Vandaag de presentatie van Elsje op Texel.

En wat zijn ze er snel bij die journalisten! http://www.texelplaza.nl/nieuws/artikel/062611/2017-06-07/ & http://www.texelsecourant.nl/…/strip-elsje-op-texel-geprese… & https://www.noordhollandsdagblad.nl/den-helder-eo/elsje-reikt-zelf-het-eerste-album-uit

 

 

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Annie – League of Legends

Annie LOLTrying cosplay with an 8 week old baby? For a long time it was undecided whether we’d be attending Elfia in Haarzuilens this year. Mostly because I was due to give birth

at the start of march, but the little one came two weeks early and thus we decided to take the leap and take the little one with us. This means that, of course, he had to be dressed fittingly. And hey! I’d bought Willow Creative’s Annie costume which she sold just a few months ago. As she’d been on my wish list, in that particular design, I couldn’t resist.

I believe we can say it was a succes! I really do love this costume and am very happy I fit it (even when I wasn’t fully back into my old shape after the birth). I also bought the teddy suit one size bigger for my baby boy, so I can wear it again when he’s growing (and it’s just fun to dress him up in it on colder days and have people think I’m wandering around carrying a teddy haha).