Cosplay: Arima Kousei


For the holy week, Nina and I decided to do a photoshoot inspired by the pilot episode of the anime Shigatsu wa kimi no uso (Your Lie in April). Nina plans to post the pictures on April 1, because April fools. XD I dressed up as Kousei (the depressed musician whose life was about to change), and she, Kaori (the most enthusiastic girl he’s ever met).

Tristan’s attempt to turn the leaves pink. ๐Ÿ˜€

This has honestly been the easiest legit costume to put together (I acquired all of the main materials within a day, ready to wear, except for the shirt that I had a friend print last semester), but the photoshoot itself so far had the most challenging logistics.

My family had already gone home to the province, and I had to wait for Nina to finish working on Wednesday night, we both needed to hurry and get on a bus together amidst the great population vying for very limited space. Very very fortunately, Nina got off work before midnight (though she risked violating company rules just to make this shoot possible), and there was a spacious (at the time we found it) bus inside the ninja (not very popular, defies the law of supply and demand) station that I highly recommend. We got home around 6:30am due to the heavy traffic (surprise, surprise).

Conveniently, my family has been very supportive during her stay. And the DSLR camera under my brother’s care was working! And we had spare HQ cameras! And Joshua Mosada (Nina’s ex-suitor, haha) was willing to travel from Pangasinan to serve as our photographer for free! And the venue was private and right behind our house! * u *


The wig was damn pricey but receiving the highest compliments from Nina made the purchase worth it. (yay?) While the success of this shoot relied heavily on luck and her sacrifice, at the end of the day we didn’t care anymore, we just stayed chill (which merited a binge-watching session of Sherlock).


UPDATE (04/02/16): Here is the final photoset. Special thanks to Mikko Balderama (Nina’s #1 suitor) for the edits, under Nina’s direction ๐Ÿ™‚

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One response to “Cosplay: Arima Kousei”

  1. Huhu it’s like its from a magazine. Although, nakakahiya yung ex-suitor part, entirely, ang ganda ng article. You’re hired! Joke. Hahaha ๐Ÿ˜€


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