Monday, 31 March 2008


Here is a contest for you dear readers: who took the following picture and where? Enjoy!

Well, seeing as I got back from Japan yesterday and not too many people bothered to answer the contest question, I might as well tell you. As Raven said, I took the picture and it was on the 28th of March, in Japan, outside of Tokyo Dome, wherein the X concert took place. Reports, loads of pictures and more from the Land of the Rising Sun are forthcoming. I am back, so you better be coming back here too.

Good and sad to be back,


Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Cosplay Party @ KABATZA Bar - Part 5 - FINAL!

Here it is then, the final installment of photos from the party, 2 full weeks later. It has been quite a trip and once again, I thank you all for being in front of my lens. It's been ages since I had so much fun and so much material to work with. I hope you enjoyed the ride as much as I have. This set includes basically some of my personal favorite photos, artistically (in terms of angles, expressions etc.) so don't go yelling about whose costume was best (we have gone over that already - lots of stuff and something for everyone's taste). This is simply an indulgence of my shutter-enhanced eyes.

Gun-blazin' Evil Lolita.

Ah, if looks could... hmm...

Artact: "Out to Lunch".

You know, there is a REASON I never show up
in pictures?! Besides, I'm faster - it's in the

Beautiful people, in every sense...

...and this, mayhap unimaginative, but heartfelt comment concludes the amazing night. The lights dim, the curtain falls and the audience murmurs in awe. There will be other parties, there will be other nights but this, was one made of the most rare material on the planet: good times. So adieu for now, dear reader, for though I also bore witness to Dirty Kings and Filthy Queens who were Wrapped in Plastic, that report will have to wait until after I return from Japan. I will be leaving on Thursday the 27th and will return on the 3rd of April. Until then, Ergo Proxy will be your host.

Signing off

Friday, 21 March 2008

Cosplay Party @ KABATZA Bar - Part 4

Yes, finally another (massive this time) update, probably the next-to-last in order to complete this mammoth cosplay collection. You have worked me ragged people but never have I enjoyed more the bleeding in my eyes. First, let us continue where we left of with our ninjas and samurai.

Sasuke, Sakura and Gaara were content to
pose (mostly) harmlessly...

...until something else caught their attention...

"Oro?", said the surprised

...but thankfully Sasuke has a soft spot for
effeminate ex-killers.

Sakura would have none of it and all the
while, Gaara and Tsunade were pretty
cool with everything (and cool in

During the commotion, Kenshin
managed to go to the side and
prepare for his Ama Keku Ryuu
no Hirameki, so I made a tactical

Meanwhile, Haruhi was in her own
little universe of fame... was the (not so) sad Captain
of the Arcadia.

Sanji finaly got his groove back...

...and Ed Elric found himself in
"tender" arms (OMG).

Isabella Yamamoto was unrattled by all
that was taking place around her/him... small thanks to Nana's (Nana) company...

...although Nana seemed to prefer
more definitely male companions.
(Mike, this cosplay had balls, literally and
figuratively. You managed to freak
me out and that is saying a lot! Congrats!)

A tender moment for Shagrath with our
friend Mariam.

Meanwhile, Zull obliged Spiegel by
looking scared.

"Oh, I did gun-boy a favor..."

"I'm too cool to be scared!"

Statement which made Spike turn
EMO for the rest of the night.

Ulquiorra enjoyed some quality time...

...with his costume designer, Ms. Candy White!

(Photographer smiles dumbly,
without speaking).

Afterwards, Ulquiorra took over the
decks again...

...causing enthusiastic...

...and - ehm - "other" reactions...

...while scary, cutie, corpse-eating

...and company gave it their all.

Our Hitman/Snake (Hitman &
Metal Gear Solid respectively)
hybrid was pretty content with

...until Larva showed up!

Aww, one big happy family.

Balalaika was having sweet,
homicidal thoughts (while
killing us with her legs)...

...alongside red-winged Asura...

...Nyu/Lucy's mood and personality

...classy Paparazzi-chan...

...and (ahem) perky Nightshift

An elegy in madness. Even my imagination is reaching its limits in writing captions for these pictures. There's a little bit more before we wrap up the party, to be delivered as soon as I am done editing it (my corneas are screaming at me but let them bitch - what do they know?).

Sincerely yours,