Yui’s 2019 Review

2019 was full of fun, events, and meeting lots and lots of friends:

Spring

spring

We started the year with the 3rd anniversary of being a Kigu and a long weekend latex retreat away in the country with Skye. I got to ride in a sidecar, drink beer, and play on an inflatable unicorn! I wore a new dress we designed for this event, full of love hearts, made by the awesome folks at Black Sheep Latex.


Next was one of the usual highlights of the year, Yorkshire Cosplay Con. We had fun, we took photos, and even had Spencer Wilding (aka Darth Vader) trying on a kigu mask. He’s so tall! Afterwards we went bowling, which I think was a first for UK kigus? I have kig bowled before in 2018 in Toronto, but did worse this time, coming third, but it was still great fun.


In May we went for a week in Berlin for GFB. The first outing for Travel-Yui. I was able to get in some dancing on the dance floor on the Saturday main ball, then watched the fashion show before heading outside for some cool river air.


Summer

A group of kigus from around the UK met up for a house party. We had an organised trip to the Peak Rail station and got lots of photos with the staff and a steam train. The house was full of inflatable pool toys…. but no pool. I’m not a big fan of water anyway.


Next off to Montreal for Montreal Fetish Weekend for a week of fun events kigging with some old and new friends. I wore my new Sakura themed pink dress and we walked the fashion show catwalk. I was a little nervous and so ended up forgetting all my practiced walk. We also took a walk around Montreal, taking the Metro into the centre. We surprised the locals and tourists with a few hundred people in the most amazing latex and fetish outfits. For the main event I took the Sakura dress with LED skirt overlay to the dance party.



In the past I’ve experimented with 3D video and this year I bought a VR camera so we could make some kigu content for VR headsets. I published a few of these on YouTube (so if you have a VR headset like an Oculus or even a PSVR you can find the videos in YouTube and watch them). Most of them are stereo 180 3D VR (although a few are mono 360).

Autumn

Autumn started with another long latex weekend away in the country with Skye and another hotel for us to help run. I found this vintage ambulance perfect for with my nurse outfit. I’m not sure why but everyone said they started feeling ill and in need of nurse attention.


Then in November the Glasgow Anime event, Raicon.  I took my new lolita-style dress bought from Souffle Song and met up with some old and new friends.


Winter

And, just like that, 2019 was nearly over. Just time to fit in a weekend event with a couple of dozen European kigus in Derbyshire. There were castles, weddings, fireworks, and even a mention of us in the local newspaper.

Not much streaming on cam this year, although I did a Christmas Day live present unwrapping to make up for it.

We hope 2019 was good to you too. We’ve lots of fun things planned for 2020 including some overseas events.

On behalf of both myself and Jade we wish you peace and prosperity for 2020.

Photos in this post were taken by Natalie, Jade, Xelphie, Blanche, Keital, Cloud. Also many thanks to everyone else who took photos of me or was a handler.

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.