Jane and Rikku at Elfia

Jane and Rikku at Elfia

Jane Porter attends Elfia on Saturday and because of the cold it's apocalyptical Rikku on Sunday. Read More

Roodhaar -Storm

Roodhaar -Storm

New photos of our hero from the wonderful comics Storm. Read More

Alice Art

Alice Art

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Category Cosplay

Library Princesses

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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:

 

 

 

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Annie – League of Legends

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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).

 

 

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Imagicon & the task of judging at a cosplay compo

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RS Molog Fotografie October 15th I had the honour to be a judge in the cosplay competitions held at Imagicon, a small but very cosy convention in the Netherlands, Ede. Along with Gambette Cosplay and Mr J’s Fortress of Fun I had the task to pick two winners for best costumes and two for best act.

And yes, I forgot all my cosplay plans for this year and unfortunately had to cancel a few of my princess reading appearances as well as my guest appearance as Elsje & Roodhaar which had been planned for Brabants Stripspektakel in Veldhoven because I’m pregnant! And very happy to be so, but it does complicate wearing certain costumes (as I quite quickly wouldn’t fit in them anymore). I chose to appear as a character many will recognise by the hair – which was Harley – and modified a comfortable dress I’d made for the occassion.

You might think that being a Pregnant Harley is unconvenient…. But we actually had a blast during the Cosplay Dating Show, which is an improvised dating panel in which all the characters on stage pretend to be looking for a partner. I secretly hope someone recorded the round with the Joker looking for his date because it finally allowed me to abuse my pregnant state when his first question was “I heard you all prepared a rhyme for me?” and I was proud to improvise the two lines “Je bent misschien wel een vrind, maar ik draag je kind!” as angry as I could. (Translation: You might be a friend but I carry your child). Needless to say the Joker did pick Harley in the end, although reluctantly, and distracted her by pointing at the sign of Batman so he could run off as fast as he could. As Vanne I don’t know how far he got, as Harley I’m pretty sure he didn’t make it out of the theatre,

As to the judging, I’ve written down my experiences in a text as shown below (although in Dutch).

It’s very exciting to be a judge at a convention. To write about it is quite a challenge. In this next item about a Dutch Convention called Imagicon I write about my experience at the con as a judge, the cosplay dating shows that were being held and the cosplay competition and contesters. The quote of the article reads “There were only winners on stage” as everyone looked beautiful during their skits at the competition. I sincerely enjoyed the day and can’t wait for the next convention.

Cosplaywijzer at Imagicon

Photo/Article is found on cosplaywijzer.nl

 

 

Some more photos with 1) the Ghostbusters as I caught them on their way out. It’s a tradition to take a photo with them whenever I walk into them. 2) Two of the contestors Cherry Cosplay & Jessa. 3) While taking a photo and being pregnant you should always expect your fellow judge member to bomb it… especially when he’s dressed as the Joker.

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Magic Fair @ Limbricht

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 Rainer BoyrichLast Sunday, Asha Cosplay and Cherry Cosplay and me attended the Magic Fair in Limbricht. Because of the weather we changed our original plans and went dressed as Daenerys (GOT), La Mort (Romeo et Juliette musical), and Tinkerbell (Peter Pan). This photo was taken by Rainer Boyrich. Thank you Rainer!

Our original plans had been the Romeo et Juliette costumes, I believe, and as I’m writing this (afterwards) I can say the change was a good idea. It was so dreadfully warm! But we had an amazing day and met many, many lovely people and photographers.

And one more by Fairyangelphotos.

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Elfia Haarzuilens

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Working on several costumes at once, I was happy to recently finish both my Jane from Tarzan costume (more and that later) and my Xena Warrior Princess cosplay just in time for Elfia. Despite hopeful thinking, the weatherforecasts remained cold and rainy, and my plans had to change when the weekend of Elfia arrived.

Instead of wearing Xena on Saturday (which was promised to be the sunniest day by far) and Jane on Sunday, I now bravely wore Jane on Saturday and something freestyle and a lot warmer on Sunday. And a good thing too. The weather was cold, with temperatures feeling around zero degrees because of the cold wind and lack of sun, and not only did it rain but there was hail and snow as well. Kudos to all those cosplayers who walked around with bare arms or – even worse- bare legs and stomachs.

After joining the Disney meet and shoot on Saturday and doing the silliest dance I’ve done by far, I dressed in multiple layers for an apocalyptic Rikku on Sunday – no make up except for some natural lipstick and the black stripes on my cheek. My eye was bright red and I didn’t and to irritate it. Still I like my look that day and the pictures in the Tardis so have those as well.

There was not one Tardis, but two (with interior), and of course Wizardwear was present to represent the Harry Potter fandom. Whoohoo (go Ashley!).

All in all it was a fun weekend, totally worth it.

 

 

Jane (Tarzan) Photos by the Librarian:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Martina Jonker de Vries:

 

By LuneMerel:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rikku Freestyle at Sunday:

   

Xena WIP

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Alice Cosplay Art by Veldart

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Not often does it happen that one of my cosplays is being changed into art but Miguel van der Velden was inspired by my Alice cosplay at Elfia sometime ago and changed an image of me drinking tea into a piece of artwork.

Isn’t it wonderful? <3

It’s probably going to be part of one of his exhibitions. I feel so very honoured. For more of his art and work go to his website [ Veldart ]

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Roméo et Juliette – Musical Cosplay

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Musical cosplay, it is underrated. Then again, musicals are often less known than movies, especially if they’re French musicals… from several years ago, only playing now in Asia or other far-away countries…. for us.

Mercutio

 

Roméo et Juliette is a musical I saw as a child and despite the critique I loved the Dutch/Flemish translation. Sure, some of the songs aren’t that well-translated, but overal the translator took the effort to keep most of the original lines and make them rhyme. I don’t care if people compare it to ‘Sinterklaas-rijmpjes’, to make things rhyme in Dutch is quite a feat. That aside, I’ve been rooting for the musical to come back to our tiny little country (or a land nearby) for years but no luck so far.

Mercutio Blouse

The Musical had a revival in 2010 in France (of course I only found out afterwards). Official footage of the musical introduced me to a version of Mercutio my friends told me I could pull off because of the hair. And so we decided that if the musical wouldn’t come to our country, we would cosplay it and bring part of the musical here. And so we did!

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{If you remember, the left side is John Eyzen as Mercutio in the 2010 version of the musical}

La Mort (Aurélie Badol): Asha Cosplay [https://www.facebook.com/AshaCosplayPhotography ] , Tybalt (Tom Ross 2010): Cherry Cosplay [ https://www.facebook.com/Cherry-Cosplay-543798752300640/ ] Mercutio: John Eyzen… Kidding! That’s just plain old little me.

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{ Photos by Kaleidoscopy }

The video of our act can be found on my fb page here: [ Click here to see the video ]

DCC Roméo & Juliette act, (with cheap subtitles for those who can’t understand Dutch) (en ondertiteling voor degene die denken wat zeggen ze toch? in het Nederlands). Original song is in French and called Les Beaux & Les Laids. We used most of the official Dutch/Flemish official translation as sung in Romeo & Julia: Van Haat tot Liefde. Alterations are found in the last three lines of La Mort and the couplet sung by Mercutio.

This version was recorded from the audience by the Librarian.
If you haven’t seen the musical, check it out on youtube. We’ve cosplayed the 2010 French costumes, but the full 2001 original French version is on there (with English subs), the Italian, the japanese, the German and my personal favourite the Hungarian (also with subs).

 

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{And photos by Brendan Hemme}

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{Elfia Arcen 2015 pictures by the Librarian, first posing with Jacco}

 

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Princess Reading Stories

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Thought I had stopped reading to children? At the beginning of the year I’d written a small entry about how I would dress up as a Princess and read stories to children. I had the honour to whip out my Elsa costume (though technically she’s a Queen) and meet and greet with children last December.

I got some comments on the small sized crown and explained it was my travelling crown. Reality is I was finally moving to my own place and the proper crown was lost among the many bags! The costume was made a few months prior as a request for my niece’s birthday party.

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MidWinterFair Discworld Themed

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12th and 13th of December  the yearly Midwinterfair was being held at the Archeon, a living history museum, and since this year’s theme was Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld (novels and film) my friend pressed me to ‘please wear your Susan’.  So I did.

We’ve enjoyed the shows quite thoroughly and I have a special thanks going out to Marie Jeanne Sol and Casper Stuart for the very quick and short but wonderful shoot. Thank you!

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Game of Thrones Exhibition Amsterdam

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This evening marked the opening of the Game of Thrones exhibition in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Some wonderful cosplayers were invited to appear tonight and I was very lucky to be part of this wonderful little group. Oh and yes, we were one of the first to get to see the exhibition… the costumes, props and all the interactive activities.

Cosplayers:
Sansa/Alayne & Ned Stark: GermanSuperfans
Ellaria: Steffie’s costumes
Melisandre: Alice in Cosplayland
Daenarys: Cosplay Vanne
Jeoffrey: Marilynde Cosplay
Sansa/Alayne: Lavinia Cosplay
Margaery: Vos cosplay & costumes
Jorah: Foxybadger Cosplay

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