Yorkshire Cosplay Con 2019

Yorkshire Cosplay Con is one of the highlights of the year. It’s a great con; a nice size with lots to see and do, a great crowd, and accepting organisers. This year was no different and so we had a really large crowd of nearly 20 of us; with kigus attending from all over the UK, Europe, and even the USA.

We played, we took photos, we had fun, we had Spencer Wilding (of Darth Vader fame) asking to try on a kigu mask, and we even went bowling which I think is a first for UK kigus? I didn’t do so well at bowling this time, came third, but it was still great fun.

Photo credits: Dominic, Jade, Yuna, Richard Roberts, Helenako, Natalie

Unicorn Race 2019

Another weekend away with Skye. Photos by Jade Tatsuko.

Yui’s 2018 review

2018 marked the 2nd anniversary of my life as a kigu and was full of fun, events, and meeting lots and lots of friends:

Spring

We started the year with a long weekend latex retreat away in the country. Skye and I took over the hotel reception for a while.


Next was the local Glasgow Anime event, Raicon. I think Yui looks a bit like IF from the Hyperdimension Neptunia games so I cosplay her sometimes. For this Raicon I wore a new IF outfit taken from the Sega vs Hard Girls game.


In May me and Jade went to Anime North in Toronto. Anime North attracts a lot of kigus from around the world because as well as the convention there is a lot of off-con fun and trips organised by Neko Niko. This year we attended BBQs, bowling, and the highlight was certainly the trip to Niagra falls. Everyone was so friendly to us, I’d love to return one day.


Summer

Straight back to the UK and we were off to Yorkshire Cosplay Con in Sheffield. We’re always made to feel so welcome at this Con and so Kigus travel from around the UK to meet at it. It’s great to spend a couple of days at the Con, and during down-time spend time chatting and having fun, food, and card games with friends.


This Summer was so hot in Europe so to cool down Jade and I visited Luka in France and had a great weekend hanging around her pool. She even made me coffee like a good maid should.


Back to UK and an off-meet with Convoluted (here wearing Juniper), Jun, and Nora. We visited a Scottish castle ruins and the weather was kind to us.


At J-Con, a Derby Anime event, I danced to the tunes of Nyokee in my LED skirt. It was also the first outing for my new kig, Coconut from Nekopara, made by DAME Kigurumi. Jade wore her Maple mask and together we had lots of catgirl fun.


Back to the November Raicon in Glasgow and another outing for the Nekopara kigus along with Convoluted. Coconut got recognised so much and so many people wanted our photographs.


Autumn

More latex for Halloween with my new petticoat and a 3D printed necklace.

I really love my 3D printer which I got at the start of the year. I’ve made necklaces for Halloween, Bowling, and Christmas, and buttons and other parts for my cosplay outfits. The most ambitious project was the LED skirt for my magical latex girl outfit which has 3D printed LED sleds that slide into pockets in a custom latex circle skirt.


Next up was another long latex weekend away in the country with Skye and another hotel for us to help run. I’m so happy with this chlorinated latex swing dress which BlackSheepLatex designed just for me with my input; it’s covered in cute hearts. Would you like to visit a hotel where all the staff are all Animegao Kigurumi?


Winter

And, just like that, 2018 was nearly over. Just time to fit in a weekend event with a couple of dozen European kigus in Derbyshire. Tennis Anyone?


Throughout the year I did some streaming on Ezcapechat, not quite at the 2017 level when I was on several times every week. We did manage to get in some games of Fibbage though.


We hope 2018 was good to you too.

On behalf of both myself and Jade we wish you peace and prosperity for 2019.



Photos in this post were taken by Jade Tatsuko, Keital, Perrine, Hoson, Dominic, Naomi, Grimmothy. Also many thanks to everyone else who took photos of me or was a handler.

Kigton Hall 2018

A weekend away in the country with Skye. Photos by Jade Tatsuko.

J-Con 2018

We went down to Derby for J-Con in August 2018. This was a really fun con. On the Friday evening I wore the Magical Latex Girl outfit with my new LED skirt and got to dance to some great live music from Nyokee.

On Saturday my new girl, Coconut from Nekopara, made her first public appearance. It was great being recognised, everyone loves a catgirl.

Photos: Jade Tatsuko, Cloud Tied, Dominic

Paris 2018

In August 2018 we visited Luka in France and had a fun weekend hanging out around the pool. Luka even said she’d be the maid and comb my hair and make tea, but she was far too mischievous and spilt the tea and went to rest in the hammock.

You just can’t get the staff these days.

Photos by Jade, Luka, and automatic-camera-chan.

Anime North 2018

We went to Anime North and the #WesternWasshoi in May 2018. There was lots of off-con fun and con fun with trips and bbq and bowling and more. The time flew by and it was all over before we knew it. It was great to meet so many kigs I’ve been on cam with and talked to over the years but never met.

  • We went to the park and had a BBQ
  • We went bowling and I took my Magical Latex Girl outfit and a 3d printed bowling necklace for good luck
  • Wore my Sega vs Hard Girls IF outfit to AN
  • Went to a butterfly garden
  • Visited Niagra Falls. It was so how here, 35C and very busy
  • Did a swimsuit shoot by the pool

Photos by @wolf_macleod, @jovinamask, @JadeTatsuko, @RosieKigu, @Norris Hosokawa.

Christmas 2017 UK Meet

A short weekend break away for Christmas where I met many kigus from around Europe, some old friends, some new friends.

Photos by Cloud Tied, Jade Tatsuko, Dominic, Skye, Jack, and me.

Kiggington Manor

A weekend away in the country with new friend Skye.

Photos by Jade Tatsuko.

Raicon 2017 I.F. Cosplay

For the Glasgow Winter 2017 RaiCon I did a cosplay of Iffy from Hyperdimension Neptunia. It was so much fun to play this character. I bought the outfit from an Aliexpress seller but it needed some modification. We added foam buttons, adjusted the length of the shorts, added fake fur to the bottom of the jacket, and a wire to give the jacket some extra shape. I made the leaf accessory from some scrap latex.

Photos by @Junecetra and Perrine.