Sunday, 20 August 2017

WCS 4/4


Yay! You made it to the last blogpost about World Cosplay Summit 2017! In this post I'll talk about my overall final thoughts about everything.

It's probably easier to start from the beginning. After Tracon and being chosen as a representative it became my life mission to be as best as I could. I wanted our year to look like us, goofy in every way. I wanted to prove my worth as a representative.


Every year is different and every representatives make their year look like them. I enjoyed the pressure, editing, representing, judging and all the chances I were given to make something.
In 10 months WCS sure gets to every nerve in your body. At one point I realized that I shouldn't push myself too hard and took a week off of everything WCS. I also knew that for introvert Finnish girl a ten day social crazyfest would drain me in the end. That's why I made sure I edited all the videos asap when everything was still fresh.
PHOTO BY EETU LAMPSIJÄRVI
10 months wiser I would tell myself these things:
  • It's just a simple competition, don't stress about it
  • Don't make five new costumes
  • Everything will be fine in the end. Chill.
  • Don't think WCS will change you completely, it's amazing experience but you will still be you after that.
    PHOTO BY EETU LAMPSIJÄRVI (Still waiting for the official photos by WCS~)

    This project has been for full 4 years from the moment we decided to make our first costumes with Taija to moments where we wanted to quit to the time when we sat in a plane to Japan. I've grown as a person, cosplayer and our friendship has developed through our experience together. Thank you Taija for putting up with my crazy ideas and for everything. Maybe we'll step on a stage together sometime in the future. ;)
    PHOTO BY NYYMIX
    PHOTO BY HENNA JYLHÄ
    PHOTO BY MIKAEL PELTOMAA

    World Cosplay Summit was amazing, complex and crazy experience which I will cherish forever. The people I met will always be part of our WCS family. I'm so thankful and honored to be part of this adventure. Special thanks to our Finland squad in Japan! Eetu, Iris, Stina, Mayo, Jenni and Elina! Thank you for helping us on our trip. Thank you for all the organizers and omotenashi students who are making this event possible! Also thanks to you dear reader for checking my blogposts! Even though WCS is over I'll keep posting stuff once a month like I've done for over 3 years. 
    PHOTO BY PUNAPANDA
    PHOTO BY EETU LAMPSIJÄRVI


    It's time for something else now. Certainly more cosplay. Coming from a small village, I've felt embarrassed about cosplay sometimes but I've finally started to fully embrace everything about it. This hobby really is a part of me. I want to perform more and develop my craftsmanship! I still have a lot to learn!
    Thank you for letting me be myself.
    Yours truly: Veera

    FEW MORE DAYS IN JAPAN! NEXT UP IS TRACON WHERE THE NEW REPRESENTATIVES ARE CHOSEN. I'M SO EXCITEDASDFGH and few more videos are still in the making!