I'm Yuka, I'm 22 and I live in the UK! I'm a cosplayer, and this year I have the honor of being part of Team UK for World Cosplay Summit 2013! Last year I was also part of the 2012 UK Team for European Cosplay Gathering. I might post some progress pictures here, but most of it will be over on facebook, so pop over there if you're interested in seeing more!

I mostly post about cosplay (surprise), video games, movies and music that I like, and about funny conversations I have or things that happen to me. Things that I often post about include: Final Fantasy, League of Legends, Pokemon, Harry Potter, Sailor Moon, Firefly and Scott Pilgrim.

I like receiving asks so feel free to message me! I'm also happy to answer any cosplay-related questions, so if you want any help, critique or tutorials give me a shout. But please check the FAQ in case I've answered your question already! :D



In celebration of all the support and compassion I’ve been fortunate enough to receive on tumblr, I’m hosting a giveaway as a thank-you to my followers!  The winner may select one of the two options offered below:

  • Cosplay: One god tier cosplay, which includes hood, skirt/pants/shorts, and socks/tights (if applicable).  Fancy tiers and the classes of bard, mage, lord, and muse are excluded from this giveaway.  Cost of materials should not exceed $100 USD, but accessories like shoes, glasses, contacts, and horns are available if you’d like to swap an item out or if I overestimate my fabric budget/ thrift a sweet deal. 
  • Merch: $100 USD in total to spend at WhatPumpkin, Topatoco, an online store for circle lenses, a wig shop, or another general fandom/cosplay related retailer of your choice!  Funds can be allocated to sellers however you prefer, but the price ceiling cannot be exceeded.

Rules: You may reblog and like as many times as you wish, but giveaway blogs will be disregarded and you must be following me to win.  The giveaway ends September 1 and the winner will be selected at random and given 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.  Good luck, everyone!


Upd8 art lmao
Glitching things is wayyy harder than I thought it would be ;;;

thanks kumauk for your help lolol

cosplay shoot with my janey today!!!

i’m really excited, this is the happiest i’ve ever been with my roxy wig before too :DDD

cosplay shoot with my janey today!!!

i’m really excited, this is the happiest i’ve ever been with my roxy wig before too :DDD

2012 in Cosplay - Part Two! (Part One here)

Dave Strider - Homestuck
Wore this quite a few times to different conventions and just in my house for tinychat parties but this is one of my favourite shots from May Expo! This Lil Cal was so cute asdfghj

Mami Tomoe - Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Photographer)
Wait hold on a sec this isn’t Homestuck????? I made this to pair up with Leolarua as we needed matching costumes for Japan Expo as part of European Cosplay Gathering :D

Gwendolyn - Odin Sphere (Oswald & Photographer)
And these were our top secret costumes that we spent the majority of 2012 making! And thus the reason why I could only really make some simple Homestuck costumes for the rest of the year, because otherwise I was spending all my time painting a million feathers omfg

Gwendolyn (ballgown) - Odin Sphere (Oswald)
A picture of us on stage during our performance for ECG. Ahhhh nerve wracking :S

Luka Megurine - Vocaloid Project Diva 2nd (with Leolarua as Zelda)
Not a new costume I made this year, but this was a pretty big experience for me anyway. Leolarua, Nomes and I were all invited to Play Expo in Manchester as guests to run some cosplay panels and to talk about our experiences at ECG! I had a lot of fun that weekend and wish I could relive it haha

Dirk Strider - Homestuck
To complete my derse kids bingo sheet (which I still need to post lmao). I did this to participate in the Homestuck Panel at October Expo and to pair up with Ren in her Dave cosplay :)

Ramona Flowers - Scott Pilgrim (Roxie & Photographer)
Also not a new costume - but hot damn I was really excited to do this shoot with Rachel and I’m so glad I got to do it <3 And what really made my year was BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY REBLOGGING THIS??? WHAT??? asdfghjkl dies

Vivi Ornitier - Final Fantasy 9 (Eiko & Photographer)
And this is the last costume I made for myself this year -  Taru and I entered them into the World Cosplay Summit UK preliminaries at Hyper Japan - and WE WON??? WHAT??? So we’re going to Japan next year to compete in the finals!! What a crazy way to end the year!

John Egbert & Dave Strider - Homestuck
And finally, these costumes aren’t mine, but I made John as a Christmas present for the lovely Ren before she had to return to the US. I gave it to her early so we could take some photos before she left <3

2012 in Cosplay - Part One! (Part two here!)

Vanille - Final Fantasy XIII (Sazh & Photographer)
I wore this at the beginning of the year with Leolarua to enter the European Cosplay Gathering UK preliminaries at Hyper Japan- and we won! This sparked a crazy cosplay making adventure that would last the next half of the year :O This photo is from a private shoot I did in June with my Final Fantasy XIII group- we got rained out but we still managed to get a few nice photos!

Rose Lalonde - Homestuck (Jade, John, Dave & Photographer)
I swore to myself at the beginning of the year that I would “stick to my cosplay plans and not let Homestuck take over”- it seemed that Rose was the snowball that started the avalanche :P

Karkat Vantas - Homestuck (Nepeta
For our Hivebent shoot in March!

Nobuo Terashima - NANA (Photographer)
A fix-up and rewear of an old costume I made back in 2006.

Simon - Gurren Lagann (Kamina & Photographer)
I’ve had this costume sitting half-finished for about three years so I finally finished it this year! Carlo makes such a great Kamina omfg

The Handmaid - Homestuck
I made this for KitaCon but my fabric didn’t turn up on time- then brought it with me to both May Expo and October Expo and couldn’t wear it for various reasons! I’m hoping to do a photoshoot of her in the new year though :D

Roxy Lalonde - Homestuck
Can you…

Karkat Vantas (God Tier) - Homestuck (Photographer)
…see a…

Rose Lalonde (God Tier) - Homestuck (Kanaya, GT Rose cosplay made by Frazzy
…pattern forming? 

Agh someone asked me for my photos from October Expo today and I forgot to say that I uploaded them like 3 weeks ago! To see the full set hop on over to my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/yukacosplay/ Here’s some of my favourites from the weekend!

Homestuck Photoset
Militarystuck Terezi & Vriska: lavabug and grabbinlegs

Calliope: marionettestrider

Terezi: spider8a8y

Roxy: xmagical

Feferi: fefipeixes

Jade: hildaglitz

Rose: lucillesmiles

Swag!Kanaya, Dave & Cape!Kanaya: ??? & ??? & trollit

Dogtier Jade: ???

Iron Lass Jade: Diphenhydramine


I’ve forgotten to say what an awesome weekend I had! It was so much fun homestuck-ing out like a mad thing and I want to go back =D
Can’t wait to see the photos from the actual shoot. See you guys soon (but alas, not soon enough!)
[Equius, Nepeta, Sollux] 

cutest meowrails ever :3


I’ve forgotten to say what an awesome weekend I had! It was so much fun homestuck-ing out like a mad thing and I want to go back =D

Can’t wait to see the photos from the actual shoot. See you guys soon (but alas, not soon enough!)


cutest meowrails ever :3

I just realised these have been sitting in my Dropbox since August and I still haven’t uploaded them!

Cosplayer [x]
Photographer [x]

(p.s. can someone please cosplay derse dreamer Nepeta with me OMG)

chancewit asked
How did you make your Damara/Handmaid horns? They have such a good shape were they very durable?

I have a tutorial here! http://yukapants.tumblr.com/post/24613935924/handmaid-horn-tutorial

They are fairly durable! I have zero spatial perception so I walk into walls a lot normally (sob I am always covered in bruises) so I know from first hand experience that they can take light whacks into walls and door frames without denting. Over time they have cracked a little bit in a few places, I’m not sure if this is because I stored them in a hot/dry area, or if the fimo was just thin in those areas or if the base structure was just too flexible.

If I were to remake these, I would use a sturdier base than just the thin armature wire, and a thicker layer of fimo (probably 3 or 4 packs instead of just 2).