December 5, 2012

Successful trip to Tositori..

I finished school early today and decided to take the bus home instead of waiting for mom to pick me up after job. I walked over to to this one shopping center, which I always pass by, and when I got there I noticed I had about one hour of time to kill before the bus would arrive. So I decided to go to Tositori, this one second-hand shop in town, just to see if there was anything I could use for some more casual clothes cosplays. I especially had in mind to see if I could find a light green shirt for Kureno Sohma from Fruits Basket.

Kureno Sohma
(I'm not going to have that black jacket because he mostly was without it)
Yes, Fruits Basket, don't ask me why I read a shoujo manga. xD Normally most shoujo manga don't catch my interest at all there are a few exceptions though.. but I've had some slight interest in Fruits Basket for some time because I thought the zodiac concept sounded cool. Oh well, when Angie (one of my Swedish con friends) told me I should cosplay as Kazuma and showed me a picture of him I went "looks cool" (mainly because he wore kimono. I love kimono trololo) and decided to start reading the manga some days after that, mainly just to find out about this character. Honestly, at the first 4 volumes I considered dropping it because I found all characters except Kyo, Tohru and Hatori (and occasionally Yuki and Shigure) extremely annoying. *coughwantedtopunchhiroandkagurainthefacesomanytimescough* But something still kept me reading it.. and when I then finished Furuba I must say I'm glad that I didn't drop it because the story sure got more interesting at the later volumes and the characters developed and stopped getting on my nerves as much, haha. Kazuma, Kureno, Hatori and Kyo were my favorites - in that order.

Oh well, back to the second-hand store trip.
I must say I got the jackpot! Found just what I was looking for; a perfect green shirt that fit me okay and best of all.. the price was..

Super cheap. I love second-hand stores sometimes. xD This also means that now it's very likely I'll do Kureno Sohma for a con next year.. I just need black pants and a wig. I already have a bird plushie I could use as a prop bought years ago (I loved birds when young); I think carrying it around would maybe make it easier for people to recognize who I'm cosplaying because most characters in Fruits Basket have very.. generic clothing. I like Kureno and I'm also born on the year of the Rooster so double yay, this will be a comfy chill cosplay to do. Would be nice to have a Fruits Basket cosplay group next year though.. but I don't really know many people who would be interested to cosplay from it.

Oh, and lastly a photo of the shirt in question:

Aww yiss!
Oh, and I must tell you one thing that happened after I had bought the shirt and went to wait for the bus in the bus station. It's not cosplay related but it was rather awesome so I had to make a rage comic out of it. xD
 I guess that's it for today. Bye ~


Depisu said...

second hand shops are the best <3 :D mut hei siis siistii, fruits baskettii:3 uskoisin että moni ois innostunu cossimaan sitä, on kuitenkin aika suosittu sarja, kannattaa ehdottomasti harkita vakavasti ryhmän perustamista ^^ (ja yay ilmasta rahaa :D)

Valkoinen Samurai said...

They are. x) Joo, pitää kysyä Anikissa jos siellä olis porukkaa kiinostunut.

Ri-chan said...

Oh, Fruits Basket, mä oon joskus kattonu sen animen, lähinnä just ku se eläinrata-juttu oli siisti. Anime tosin taitaa olla hiukan lyhyt mangaan nähden.
Mut kyl mä voisin oikeesti harkita jonku cossaamista Furubasta, tosin voisin lukee mangan, et oisin hiukan paremmin kärryillä.

Ja kirpputorit ja muut sellaset on kyl parhaita. Halpoja vaatteita~

Valkoinen Samurai said...

Kirpparit ovat joskus parhautta!

Lue ihmeessä Fruits Basket manga! Anime ku ei minusta seuraa ku mangan 8 (vai oliko 9?) eka pokkaria joten se on lyhyempi, muutamia hahmoja puuttuu ja mitä olen kuullut se ei selitä kaikkea juttuja yhtä selkeästi. Manga oli ihan oikeesti hyvä, varsinki ku story alkoi rullamaan kunnolla. Kannattaa lukea. :) (en ole itse katsonut animea vielä)

Veikkaisin että Kyo Sohma (tai ehkä Yuki) sopis sun hahmovalintaan, se on aika pitkälle sen oloinen hahmo minust että sä saatttaisit tykätä. XD Ja jos olisit Kyo voisin olla Kazuma sun kaa, me gusta mucho sitä ideaa! <3 Kazuma ku on Kyon.. ööh.. "adoptive father" (mikä hitto se on suomeks? XD) niin sopis yhteen mainiosti.

Ri-chan said...

Joo, se anime jätti mulle hiukan sellasen "Häh, loppusko tää muka?"-fiiliksen.

Joo, Kyo on kiva hahmo. Se ja Hatsuharu oli vissiin mun suosikkeja sen animen perusteella ainaki. (Ho hoo, Kyolle vois hyvällä tekosyyllä tehdä kissankorvat~)

Valkoinen Samurai said...

Voi olla. Itse ku en ole katsonut niin en osa sanoa. ^^"

Se on kiva. :) (hohoh tee kissankorvat sille jos cossaat + mahdollisesti häntä! xD Nyt innostun!!)

Angie Cross said...

Yaatta~ second hands are best! <3 You never know what you found. Glad att du kommer göra Kureno med! Har alltid velat se någon göra honom! XD
Lolol punch Kagura and Hiro <3 >

Also If you happend to bring Kazuma or Kureno to some swedish con in the future i would like to cosplay it with you then! :> I still have some characters in mind to do..hihi ~

Psycho Cat said...

You got jackpot <3 Skjortan är najs och så fin färg. <3
Hum... I think I have seen the anime, but I don´t remeber if I also have read the manga of Frutibasket, but I like it, of the things I know and remeber <----Bad memory >_<
Need too chek it up again reallly XD

Valkoinen Samurai said...

Kul att höra att någon ser fram emot den cosplayn.

Hmm sure, säger till sen!

Valkoinen Samurai said...

Tack, gillar den med.

Tjao, kolla upp den igen så kanske du minns bättre!