Monday, December 18, 2017

Snow White & The Evil Queen

Back in September, we did our cosplay photoshoot based on the classic animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions. This was done a few hours before we went to Otafuse, a cosplay event held yearly in Suria Sabah.

This time, we were not keen on the idea of doing outdoor photoshoot as our costumes were a bit heavy and we don't really wanna attract too much attention 😅 So this photoshoot is done in Irene's living room, with her dog, Robin intensely watching that little birdie on my hand the entire time. lol.

A little help from Photoshop and suddenly I'm in the middle of a thick forest 😂

I always thought Irene suits villanous characters better because she looks more natural acting all serious and cold. As can be seen from this picture, lolz.

A change of background that's much more fitting for a queen 😂

Acting all prim and proper at Snow White's Cottage 😂 

And lastly a photoshop picture of The Evil Queen, creeping people out from her castle balcony 😱

Robin, Irene's french bulldog reminds me of a little pig. He's super heavy and has a habit of biting people's toes everytime he gets a little too excited. Since our dresses were super long, we managed to escape from his extra friendly attack that day. But he did managed to lick off some of our makeup, ewwwwww 😂

Overall we had a fun time portraying Snow White & The Evil Queen 💕 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas

Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas has always been my favourite out of all the other Disney characters. A humanoid rag doll created by Dr. Finkelstein, stitched together with dead leaves as stuffing, she is unlike any other Disney heroines, which I loveeeee.

Sally's figurine is quite rare here but I did managed to get this a long long time ago.

For Last year's Halloween, we dressed up as Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas and Emily from The Corpse Bride. But this year, Irene was super busy and there's a clash in her schedule, so I'm all alone doing face painting this time and all alone in my quest of scaring people off, lol. 

Previously, I didn't get the correct shade for Sally's skin, which end up having my brother complaining the whole time how much time it took to edit them to the correct shade 😂. This time, I managed to get the correct shade by combining blue, green and white body paint. I even managed to blend with the turquoise colour of my bedroom wall, lmao.

It took me over 3 hours to paint my whole face and arms. Last year I forgot to draw some of the stitches for Sally, this time I drew all the lines for the stitches slowly and meticulously. Thankfully I managed to squeeze into my Sally dress after accidentally loosing a few pounds due to me being sick again, lol. My Sally dress is made by Irene, who hand painted, hand sew all the design and stitches on the dress.

Face painting and body painting are super fun though they're very time consuming. I still haven't mastered the art for a sweat proof/smudge proof look, so after the photoshoot, I end up leaving prints of my turquoise shade hand and body paints all over the furnitures on my room 😅 Well there's still room for improvement, until next time!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

Last Sunday, we went for a surprise visit to Lok Kawi Wildlife Park while attending my best friend's wedding reception at J Borneo Native Village, it was supposed to be a short trip but we ended up spending a few hours there, lol.

Lok Kawi Wildlife Park is managed by Sabah Wildlife Department under the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment. My last visit here was 2011, which was a long long time ago. Some of the areas here were closed now as they're doing major renovations on the animals enclosures. The entrance fee is RM10 for Malaysians and RM15 for non-Malaysians.

It was cloudy that day, the perfect weather for lazing around, according to this sleepy looking orang Utan.

The big guy up there wasn't too keen on seeing all the visitors. But we did get a friendly smile from the sleepy looking Orang Utan. lolz.

The proboscis monkey is a funny looking monkey. These guys were so into their food they don't even bother looking at us. My spirit animal. Lmao.

Om Nom Nom

The endangered species of Borneo pygmy elephants can be found here. Some of the animals here in Lok Kawi Wildlife Park are rescued during illegal poaching in the wild and some are seized from private owners.

Obot, the Sun Bear that went into alert mode after we called his name. lol.

Beautiful Hornbill

A group of deer resting under a tree.

These kids were so enthusiastic in feeding these deers, since it's the only time we're allowed to feed the animal here.

Om Nom Nom

A sad looking pony who came out of this pitiful looking shed to greet us. I'm super hoping they'll re-paint the whole shed, give it a new home makeover because this is no home for a pony. A few pats on the head and a goodbye wave and off we go, leaving the pony all alone again 😔

The friendly Macaw

A rescued Binturong also known as Bearcat performed a few tricks of it's own.

Here he is showing off his acrobatic skills.

Amber the python, everyone was keen to pet him. The guy who handles the show was the same guy who managed the show in 2011, he didn't seem to look any older. This goes to show that people who enjoy doing their job will look much younger than others 😂

There's a Botanical Garden which is managed by the Sabah Forestry Department. But we ran out of time so I didn't get to explore my favourite plants and bugs. Overall it was a fun filled journey and children would definitely enjoy their time here.