The life, style, and derp of a small-town girl. Dress-up misadventures, crafting frustrations, and little obsessions can be found here.

This blog is full of my face. You have been warned.

 

Project: Cammy (update 1 - wig trial)
Yay for badly-shooped tank tops! XD I got this wig in a couple of months ago, but haven’t had the chance to take pics wearing it. Gonna be doing plenty of work on it to make it more accurate, but the basics are there. 
I decided on cosplaying Cammy because I wanna throw some love her way. I grew up with Street Fighter, sucked at it for the most part. I still mostly suck at it, but I love studying their movements. Chun Li seems to be more popular among the female Street Fighter cosplayers, and my own fighting style and movement tend to match hers more, but Cammy’s my excuse/reason to become more toned. I’m clearly not toned enough to do default Cammy yet. XD
Still not sure which version of Cammy I’ll be doing, and details of when and where are still very much up in the air at this point. I just wanted to do a quick (badly-shooped!) trial for kicks. XD My makeup could use some work, and I need to practice scar makeup (the scar isn’t shooped, though). Brighter contact lenses also necessary, I believe.
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Project: Cammy (update 1 - wig trial)

Yay for badly-shooped tank tops! XD I got this wig in a couple of months ago, but haven’t had the chance to take pics wearing it. Gonna be doing plenty of work on it to make it more accurate, but the basics are there. 

I decided on cosplaying Cammy because I wanna throw some love her way. I grew up with Street Fighter, sucked at it for the most part. I still mostly suck at it, but I love studying their movements. Chun Li seems to be more popular among the female Street Fighter cosplayers, and my own fighting style and movement tend to match hers more, but Cammy’s my excuse/reason to become more toned. I’m clearly not toned enough to do default Cammy yet. XD

Still not sure which version of Cammy I’ll be doing, and details of when and where are still very much up in the air at this point. I just wanted to do a quick (badly-shooped!) trial for kicks. XD My makeup could use some work, and I need to practice scar makeup (the scar isn’t shooped, though). Brighter contact lenses also necessary, I believe.

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Do you wanna have a cupcaaaake~?
I’m gonna need some sweets to pick me up and get me out of bed for Monday. My body is not ready for Monday.
Can it be Friday already?
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Photography by Mark U./Coffeebugg
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Do you wanna have a cupcaaaake~?

I’m gonna need some sweets to pick me up and get me out of bed for Monday. My body is not ready for Monday.

Can it be Friday already?

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Photography by Mark U./Coffeebugg

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Attacking cupcakes! O u O
Had a derpy shoot with Mark again, this time we visited Vanilla Cupcake Bakery. I was drawn to this place because of its cute interiors. I swear I’ll get better outfit photos of this coord, I spent most of the shoot sitting down and well, attacking the cupcakes. XD
For now, I go back to real life, and get some rest before facing work. Our load just got a bit heavier. D:
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Attacking cupcakes! O u O

Had a derpy shoot with Mark again, this time we visited Vanilla Cupcake Bakery. I was drawn to this place because of its cute interiors. I swear I’ll get better outfit photos of this coord, I spent most of the shoot sitting down and well, attacking the cupcakes. XD

For now, I go back to real life, and get some rest before facing work. Our load just got a bit heavier. D:

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Photography by Mark U./Coffeebugg

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Brunette Transformation!
When I look at my shots and see my black eyebrows under other natural-colored wigs (brown, blond, ginger), I get really annoyed. I know the cosplay-friendly method of coloring brows, but it ends up looking too fake on me. :( it doesn’t bother most people, I guess, but it bothered me.
I’ve been looking for eyebrow mascaras that would show up against black hair and provide good coverage. I’ve used eyelash mascaras on my eyebrows before, but none of the browns I’ve tried would work on me.
Mentioned in a previous post that transformation is my hobby, and I like doing new things, whether big or small, that work towards improving how I look for my cosplays or fashion shoots. I used the Dolly Wink eyebrow mascara for this look, but it came out lighter than I expected, so I layered it with regular brown to achieve a chocolate-y brown to go with my wig. I’ll do a review on it soonish, I guess. I just had to try this look to make sure it would work for this weekend’s shoot. :D
A simple transformation that does make a big difference.
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Brunette Transformation!

When I look at my shots and see my black eyebrows under other natural-colored wigs (brown, blond, ginger), I get really annoyed. I know the cosplay-friendly method of coloring brows, but it ends up looking too fake on me. :( it doesn’t bother most people, I guess, but it bothered me.

I’ve been looking for eyebrow mascaras that would show up against black hair and provide good coverage. I’ve used eyelash mascaras on my eyebrows before, but none of the browns I’ve tried would work on me.

Mentioned in a previous post that transformation is my hobby, and I like doing new things, whether big or small, that work towards improving how I look for my cosplays or fashion shoots. I used the Dolly Wink eyebrow mascara for this look, but it came out lighter than I expected, so I layered it with regular brown to achieve a chocolate-y brown to go with my wig. I’ll do a review on it soonish, I guess. I just had to try this look to make sure it would work for this weekend’s shoot. :D

A simple transformation that does make a big difference.

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Throwback Thursday: Redhead!
I miss this wig. I still have it, and I’ve been planning to cut the fringe for goodness knows how long, but I haven’t gotten around to it. OTL 
I also miss my DSLR. It’s been out of commission for a while because I’ve been putting off bringing in the lenses for servicing. :( I should probably get that done this year.
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Throwback Thursday: Redhead!

I miss this wig. I still have it, and I’ve been planning to cut the fringe for goodness knows how long, but I haven’t gotten around to it. OTL 

I also miss my DSLR. It’s been out of commission for a while because I’ve been putting off bringing in the lenses for servicing. :( I should probably get that done this year.

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Doll wigs! Wish I had them in my size, in these colors. The middle one looks like an Anna wig (Frozen), but I styled it that way for my girl before Frozen even had trailers out. HAHAHAHA

Doll wigs! Wish I had them in my size, in these colors. The middle one looks like an Anna wig (Frozen), but I styled it that way for my girl before Frozen even had trailers out. HAHAHAHA

February Wishlist: Wigs!

I am a wig addict, I don’t think there’s any way to hide that. XD For this month’s wishlist, here are a couple of wigs from Gothic Lolita Wigs that I would love to add to my collection.

1. Classic (Wavy) - Mint [top left]
I love mint-colored things, and this wig will probably fit with a lot of my newer wardrobe pieces. I’ve also got plans for it. <3

2. Classic (Wavy) - Peachy Pink [bottom left]
I love this color! I’m not too fond of the usual light pink or deep pink, but this shade is beautiful. I’m a fan of nearly anything that’s pink, and I don’t have enough pink wigs in my collection, I think. XD

3. Baby Dollight - Minty Lavender [top middle]
I have the long version of GLW’s Babydoll Minty Lavender, but it was the runt of the lot and much thinner than most of the other long Babydoll wigs I have. I’d like to get a fuller version which I can use for more often. I’d like to preserve my first one. XD

4. Baby Dollight - Strawberries and Cream [bottom middle]
Again, I have the long version of the Babydoll Strawberries and Cream, and the base wig’s running on the thin side, so I’d like to get this fuller version. I’d like to be able to wear the base wig by itself without it looking thin, don’t want any netting showing through.

5. Duchess Elodie - Auburn [top right]
I love this color. I have a good number of GLWs in this color already, all of different styles, a few of them already phased out. I just LOVE this color, and want it in every style I can get it. XD

6. Duchess Elodie - Black Plum [bottom left]
I was planning to get the Duchess Black Plum for a cosplay, but then they re-made the line into the Duchess Elodie, which combines two lines that I loved: the Long Curly series and the Duchess. I’m definitely still getting it.

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I’ll likely be using these mostly for fashion, I doubt I’ll be doing any cosplays that won’t be needing special/custom wigs any time soon. XD

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vandressed:

Dress me up, dress me down.
I’m Vanessa, and I love dressing up. I’m a cosplayer, a lolita, and a frustrated girly-girl.
VanDressed will be my online dumpsite for all things that are related to dressing up, like shopping hauls, fashion (mis)adventures, and even some crafting/propwork. Starting this blog has been in the back of my head for a long time, and it’s finally here! You will find all manner of entries, from wig and makeup trials to OOTDs, costume progress, sewing/crafting projects, features on the people who inspire me and my style, and the occasional underwear-related post. If any of that sounds even remotely interesting to you, then hit that “Follow” button! :)——————————Photo credits (L-R): Jio Verona, Keru Bear, Martin Callanta——————————Facebook || YouTube || LOOKBOOK.nu || Instagram

My blog&#8217;s just over a year old now, and I thought it would be good to revisit this! My very first post, and a summary of stuff you&#8217;ll likely see here. :)

vandressed:

Dress me up, dress me down.

I’m Vanessa, and I love dressing up. I’m a cosplayer, a lolita, and a frustrated girly-girl.

VanDressed will be my online dumpsite for all things that are related to dressing up, like shopping hauls, fashion (mis)adventures, and even some crafting/propwork. Starting this blog has been in the back of my head for a long time, and it’s finally here! You will find all manner of entries, from wig and makeup trials to OOTDs, costume progress, sewing/crafting projects, features on the people who inspire me and my style, and the occasional underwear-related post. 

If any of that sounds even remotely interesting to you, then hit that “Follow” button! :)

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My blog’s just over a year old now, and I thought it would be good to revisit this! My very first post, and a summary of stuff you’ll likely see here. :)

I dislike Mondays. 
So sometimes I like to pick out pictures where I look happy, and share them. I need happy vibes and pick-me-ups. Any suggestions? :)
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I dislike Mondays. 

So sometimes I like to pick out pictures where I look happy, and share them. I need happy vibes and pick-me-ups. Any suggestions? :)

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Photography by JR Madrasto

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Split Personality on LOOKBOOK.nu

Ever since the first time I tried on a split wig, I thought I looked like an idiot in one. It was a pink and mint split wig, and maybe I looked nice in it to other people, but I’ll never know, because I sold the wig as quickly as I could. I tried again with a pink and lavender split, but it still looked bad.

The first split wig I got along with was a chocolate/milk tea split. The colors were more natural, and though milk tea-colored wigs normally look bad with my skintone, the chocolate brown helped to anchor it down. That was my first split wig success story.

This wig is actually sponsored by GLW, because I placed in their GLW Model Search in 2012. It took me forever to shoot with it, and it got phased out. I feel really bad about that! D: but we’ve sorted it out, and I’m shooting something else for them! ♥ ♥ 

I was really hesitant about this particular wig, because teal isn’t exactly my top choice for a wig color. I agreed because I felt like it would be a good challenge. I’m still trying to see if I can make it work with my other stuff, but this is what I’ve managed to come up with, so far. :D Less cutesy, and more leg. Split personality, maybe? /shot

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Photography by JR Madrasto

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