Daily Lolita – Gothic Piano Lolita

Gothic Piano Lolita

Are you fascinated by cute lolita dresses? If yes, then you have come to the right place! You can find nice lolita clothes in different styles on this blog. Here an awesome Gothic Piano Lolita is introduced. I find it in LilyTiramisu’s DA gallery. Don’t you think LilyTiramisu looks so amazing with the stunning gothic lolita outfit 😀 ? In addition to lolita, this belarusian girl is also interested in cosplay. She shows us some nice cosplay works in her gallery. Wanna take a look?

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Guest Post: Cosplay on a budget – Make up

Let’s face it. Cosplay is an expensive hobby. The costume alone can be $50 to $200 (if not more depending on complexity) and then one has to factor in make-up, wigs and props.

But it doesn’t have to eat a hole in your wallet! You can save lots of money and whether you’re experienced at cosplaying or not isn’t a factor.

In this post, I’ll be talking about getting good deals on make-up.


There are so many ways to get cheap but good quality makeup. If you’re based in America, you should be aware of the site www.elf.com. Although I personally have never bought from there (due to expensive shipping costs), I have heard many good reviews from fellow cosplayers, raving about the great quality of their products.


Most of you should be familiar with the Japanese bargain store Daiso. If you are not allergic to any of the ingredients or have sensitive skin, you should try out their products. They have many brands of mascara, eyeliner, BB cream, concealer, mineral powder and lip-gloss for only $2.80 each. The other day I bought two sets of false lashes from them and nose illuminator powder and the results were great! You can save a lot of money by buying their falsies. It’s so much cheaper than those from Priceline or Dollywink, however their quality is still of a high standard. Apart from the glitter lashes, Daiso’s falsies look very natural. They also have three different sub-brands and the various types of lashes (such as natural and cross).

If you’re still reluctant to go to Daiso, you can search for cheaper brand makeup at your local Priceline store or Discount Chemist. Two brands you should be aware of are Models Prefer and Designer Brands. I’ve bought lipstick and concealer from Models Prefer and eyeliner from Designer Brands and have had excellent results.

The main cost for make-up though is foundation, or BB cream depending on your choice. (Generally though, I would go with matte foundation because it looks better in photos).

When it comes to foundation, I personally wait for sales. These can be really good, especially during the economic downturn! You can save 20 to 40 per cent at times…

For some people, this isn’t an option. However if you are well organised and keep up to date with when sales are on (hello catalogues!!) then you should be fine.

Tip: Do your research. Some shops sell cosmetics at over-inflated prices. I know one store sells false lashes for $10… the exact same product AND brand sells in Daiso for $2.80. Rip off, much?

Mid-range products

Australis is a brand that is cheaper than the big names (such as Revlon, etc.). I’ve tested their liquid liner, which is cheap but glides on smoothly.


Your local Morning Glory or E-Cosway store has some great, affordable products too ^_^ Morning Glory sells Tony Moly eyeliner and it is fantastic! My choice, the waterproof automatic eyeliner is easy to control and comes with a sharpener on one end.

Market leaders

Brands such as Maybelline and Covergirl can be constantly bought at lower prices from Discount Chemists. When it comes to buying at supermarkets, generally the market leaders will have rotational sales on different products. Check your catalogues regularly and visit the make-up aisle for a quick glance during your weekly shopping routine!

Don’t forget to check the samples section in your local Discount Chemists, they’re the big name brands at an affordable range!

When it comes to high end cosmetics, you’ll have to pay attention to catalogues for the department stores… good luck!


If you feel that you may be allergic to some of the cheaper products (such as from Daiso) don’t be afraid to ‘go one level up’. At the end of the day, your skin is more important than your cosplay.

Good luck finding those bargains!


Author About Tsubame
AvatarTsubame is an avidfan of many things including manga, reading, writing, cosplaying, sewing, street fashion and make-up. She has an eye for quality and specialises in reviews and budgeting posts. See more of her blogs at dailydoseofgenius.blogspot.com.au.

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Cosplay Tutorial – How to Make Zidane’s Blades

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About the author: Hi I’m Panda~chan and I’m an obsessive cosplayer from Australia! I have been cosplaying for about 3 yrs now and it’s pretty much my entire life, living and loving it 365 days a yr. I’m a proud nerd and gamer girl who loves watching movie with friends when I’m not knee deep in fabric and clay! My dream is to represent my country and bring all the charaters I love to life even just for one day!

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New Arrival on April 13 – School Rumble Yagami High School Cosplay Costume

As a professional seller, Miccostumes.com offers wide range of stunning cosplay costumes to make your cosplay show wonderful. You will never regret your purchasing here! Here a school uniform is introduced to you – School Rumble Yagami High School Cosplay Costume. You will look like a real girl student of Yagami High School from School Rumble with this perfect costume!

School Rumble Yagami High School Cosplay Costume

Luxurious cotton is adopted to make this School Rumble cosplay costume. It feels quite smooth and supple. You can wear it all day long. This quality costume surely can last for a long time. The costume is absolutely faithful to the original manga. You will become an envy of the crowds on the cosplay party.

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The costume includes a shirt, jacket, skirt, and bow tie. Choose a size from Women S to XL. If these regular sizes do not fit properly, you can have your costume customized. Just fill in your height, and the sizes on the bust, waist, and hips. Then the costume will be made according to your measurements. We offer worldwide shipping.

In addition to cosplay costumes, you can also find quality cosplay wigs and boots, lolita clothes and halloween costumes at our site. Don’t hesitate to visit it!

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Cosplayer Interview with misslarisacroft

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A month ago, we posted an stunning Lara Croft Cosplay photo from misslarisacroft on our daily cosplay blog. Perhaps you have known this cosplay talent from Ukraine. misslarisacroft shows us many awesome Lara Croft cosplay works by wearing different Lara’s clothes. Her Lara Croft Cosplays are the best I’ve ever seen 😀 . It’s our pleasure to invite her to do an interview below.

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1. Since cosplay becomes more and more popular, how do you think about the good things and also bad things on this performance art?

I’m glad that cosplay becomes more popular, especially in my country. The only bad thing is expenditure 😀 But without this won’t be good and qualitative cosplay. The good things are pleasure, popularity, new friends and knowledge, aim in your life.

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2. Do you consider yourself a “cosplayer” year round, or only when participating in certain activities?

Of course I consider myself a cosplayer year round:) I try to do my cosplay, when I have free time.

3. Going to a venue with many people to watch you in costume and simply taking a photograph, which one is more meaningful?

Yes, I try! I love to see reaction of people about my cosplay, and I’m very happy to be in the centre of attention :)

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4. Is the creation of the costume or characters more valuable than the actual acting or vice versa, or is it a mix? As well, how much of the do-it-yourself mentality is admired? If someone just bought their whole costume, are they still a true cosplayer?

Not everyone can afford to buy costume or equipments for cosplay so then make it himself. Of course, when you have sewn a costume it will be more respectful, than when you bought it. For example, in my country it’s so hard to find Lara’s costumes so my boyfriend makes costumes and equipments himself :)

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5. Do you have one piece of advice that you would give to cosplay virgins?

Yes – If you already lay down an aim – don’t give up hope!

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