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Kuragehime: I want to become a Jellyfish by Astellecia Kuragehime: I want to become a Jellyfish by Astellecia
あなたがとてもキレイだから
あなたにそれを伝えたいのさ
いつまでも
いつまでも
消えない美しさを ...



:iconastellecia: as Tsukimi
:iconblackcrane56: as Mayaya
:iconmeeelldango: as Jiji
:iconritsuka-shiina: as Banba
Louise as Chieko

:iconpumpkinwin: as the Mayaya that ran away
:iconeightroses: as the Kuranosuke that never was

Photo by :iconshinomatrix:



It started out as a joke....and then....well...it turned out to be one of the most epic shoots ever!! Last photo of this year, and I think...possibly the best one to sum up my past 8 years in this hobby~


Kuragehime is a series that I found really meaningful with themes to speak to every girl and I'm really glad I got the chance to cos it. I grew up a pretty ugly and hobo kid, I was never concerned with my appearance, and it wasn't until I was much older that it started to really bother me.

I get these bouts of depression occasionally over my looks, I honestly think I'm horrid without make-up and photoshop. I'm on the plump side, have bad, dull skin with flat features and I always always always get people commenting on my really tanned skin, most people don't even believe I'm chinese until I speak mandarin to them OTL.

To top it off I was pretty much a social recluse when I was younger, my life was just anime/games/school, to say I was awkward when interacting with people is probably the understatement of the year.

For those who don't know about the series, Kuragehime is about a group of otaku girls who get their mundane, reclusive existence turned upside down when an out-going socialite of a cross-dresser -kuranosuke forces his way into their lives. He turns them beautiful, tries to reintegrate them back into normal society, but the message at the end of the day is, cliched as it is, is that it's what's inside that really counts, because any girl can be beautiful. The precious things in life, are really those that you can't see, like happiness, friendship and love.


The top photo, is all of us, without make-up, (I only had drawn on eyeliner freckles), we didn't even have foundation on, NOTHING AT ALL, and it's totally unshopped except for my wig which I tried to make bigger. Bottom photo, is all of us with make-up, with more fashionable clothes (well with the exception of Chieko-san, Louise, cause she's wonderful the way she is :D)

Your looks at the end of day, are only as much as how much make-up you can put on, how nice your clothes are, how well your hair is styled and in the case of photos, how epic your photoshopping skills are. More than anything, what I really loved about this cosplay, wasn't the preparation, the cosplay or even the photos. It was being able to really be myself, acting hobo and having a good time with amazing friends <3



Every girl can be a jellyfish princess~


P.S. Waiting forever for my kuranosuke <3 you know who you are
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:iconlilypup01:
lilypup01 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
So accurateFluffle Puff: *Pet pet*  I love it. Great cosplayManaka Mukaido (Happy) [V1] 
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:iconmkn1:
MKn1 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
Awesome ;)
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:iconambientdays:
AmbientDays Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...Pfft. It's actually true! Amazing cosplay!
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:iconr0z3nkero:
r0z3nkero Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
ahahahaha i love this! i love how chieko doesnt change too hahahahha
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:iconavidrain:
AvidRain Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG so cool! Love it! Foxy loves 
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:iconbusterblader02:
Busterblader02 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
all of you are fabulous
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:iconmzclark:
mzclark Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I know it's an older cosplay, but this is awesome! great job!!
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:iconthewipal:
thewipal Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
perf~
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:iconnekomikasai:
nekomiKasai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS LOOKS SO MUCH FUN!!
:excited:
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:iconendler:
endler Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is so insanely perfect I can't even.
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:iconeternalpose:
eternalpose Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Wow this is awesome! I love Kuragehime, need to rewatch it someday.
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:icondesilustararnazball:
DesiLuStarArnazBall Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
love it! captured really well! <3
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:iconmissmaggiejoxoxo:
missmaggiejoxoxo Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ids so watch this!!

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:iconda-dookster:
da-dookster Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Great cosplay. I recommend going to an anime convention in your kuragehime gear! <3 <3 <3
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:iconnanjari:
nanjari Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Oh my goodness this is amazing! The series has totally captured my heart and these photos are perfect representations of the amars! It is just too cute! Amazing job!
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:icontekena1200:
tekena1200 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hehehe! Chieko!
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:iconkristollini:
kristollini Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
THIS IS SO FABULOUS.
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:iconbluntblueeyes:
BluntBlueEyes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Writer
You all are sooooooooooo beautiful!!!!!!! I'm jealous!
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:icongoldengirl954:
GoldenGirl954 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Amazing job on the cosplay! :D
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:icons1mulation0ne:
s1mulation0ne Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
I don't have enough words to say how much i loved it!!!!! PERFECT!!! :wow:
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:icondevin-trinidad:
Devin-Trinidad Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Such subtle changes. You guys look beautiful no matter what you're wearing. In other words, you are all great cosplayers!
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:iconjazzykatfeefa:
JazzyKatFeefa Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
chieko stays the same lol
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:iconbatshitcrazy11:
Batshitcrazy11 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Brilliant, you must of had so much fun!
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:iconpiura:
Piura Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This... is awesome.
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:iconeozredavni:
EozRedavni Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Artist
*laughs* I thought that scene was hilarious
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:iconlunatictoy:
lunatictoy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student General Artist
epic win!!! love it!!
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:iconkrissyv333:
KrissyV333 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Love it! You all pulled off the characters fantastically!
You did Kuragehime justice :heart:
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:iconmamanekosama:
MamaNekoSama Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
This made me happy all over the place!
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:iconchocolate-kitteh-dip:
CHOCOLATE-KITTEH-DIP Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D soooo epic the show :D
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:iconganjaxd:
GanjaXD Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
WOW! This is astounding!!!
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:iconozeankatze:
OzeanKatze Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for cosplaying this! It brought me to the anime! I love it!:heart:
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:iconpink-alux:
Pink-Alux Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
me gusto mucho!
se nota que disfrutaste bastante haciendo la imagen
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:iconemoshiz25:
Emoshiz25 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student General Artist
I have watched this series up to episode twelve because I could not find the other ones on YouTube do you know a way I could watch the rest for free?
P.s I love this series and you did a great job cosplaying it
:)
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Boxjelly1 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oh my god YOU LOOK AMAZING!!! i can't even describe this. so well done, i applaud you :clap:
:worship:
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:icondrasticslostsoul:
drasticslostsoul Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
love it >w<
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:iconlamia-s:
Lamia-S Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
omg you look exactly like them !
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:iconred-cluster:
red-cluster Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Love this so much! The transformation looks real. *W*
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:iconinternal-flame13:
Internal-Flame13 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's all about framing.


You all look...... Beyond fantastic. You all look absolutly show perfect. If there is ever a live action you must be cast!!
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:iconmika11087:
mika11087 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
OAO amazing!!!
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:icontemeraire101:
Temeraire101 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconninjaofwind:
NinjaofWind Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
OMIGOD This is like the real thing! Great job!
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:iconkissmegently1:
KissMeGently1 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
so perfect :icondawhatplz:
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:iconvenuslove:
venuslove Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
:clap:
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:iconladysocrates:
LadySocrates Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is just so perfect! :heart:
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:iconcharlettgrey:
CharlettGrey Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool! awesome!
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:iconpanterona:
Panterona Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Major WIN!!! I love Kuragehimeee
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:iconastellecia:
Astellecia Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
:D
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:iconjottertrotter:
JotterTrotter Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student
YES. THIS WINS.
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:iconsesshota:
Sesshota Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Best cosplay ever, you all look just like them! ^_^
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