My latest video is a transformation tutorial for the character Ling Xiaoyu from ‘Tekken’ (specifically ‘Tekken 5′).
Tekken is my all-time favourite fighting game, I remember I use to be obsessed with playing it when I was younger Ling Xiaoyu is my favourite character because she’s adorable but also kicks-ass!
The makeup itself is very simple because it essentially is a big-eyes makeup look. The key is to capture Ling Xiaoyu’s youthful beauty so the focus is on glowing, radiant skin and big, bright eyes.
I wore a pair of ‘Diamond Pink’ lenses which were sponsored by Pinky Paradise.
This is a great look to pair with other cosplay costumes and even for daily wear if you want to sport some cute dolly eyes
Usually for Halloween looks, I like to put together my own costume from things I already have in my wardrobe. But I already had this costume lying around because my sister bought it to wear to ‘Manifest’ (Melbourne Anime Festival).
I ordered it for her on an eBay store called ‘human_go’ and it was shipped from Hong Kong. The costume came with the feather cheongsam dress, silver shorts, 2X wrist cuffs and 2X hair wraps and cost $68USD + $35 shipping + extra $20 for expedited shipping, which ended up being $123UDS (very expensive IMO).
However, we had a very big fiasco with this costume. The costume reached us in a week after it was ordered (due to the expedited shipping), however, when I opened the package, it was totally the wrong costume (it was a random guy’s costume)! Confused and annoyed, I called the Hong Kong phone number on the package and it was picked up by the seller’s mother who couldn’t speak English. Thankfully I can speak Mandarin so I told her to ask her son to call me back.
When the seller called me back, I angrily told him about the situation and it turned out that he accidentally shipped our Ling Xiaoyu to someone else in Australia and shipped their costume to us!
I was extremely unimpressed and irritated i at this point, because even if the seller sent the costume again, it would not reach us in time for the event. But thankfully, it turns out that the other customer lived relatively close to my house and we were able to work out an arrangement to swap the costumes! *Phew*!
Although it was an accident and everyone makes mistakes, you would think parcels would be checked more carefully upon shipping, especially when customers are paying $100+ for the costumes! It really shows a lack of professionalism (and when the number on the parcel goes straight to the seller’s house!).
The quality of the costume is very good, except the feathers on the shoulders were quite uneven and my sister had to sew in extra feathers.
So when shopping online for cosplay or Halloween costumes, I would advise you guys to shop around for different options and order at least a month in advance, as many of these costumes are sent from overseas and it takes at least 2 weeks to be delivered. Also, in case a shipping mistake happens (like it did to us), there is enough time to rectify the problem.
And just finishing off this post with some fun Ling Xiaoyu action and character photos my sister took for me
How cute is my dog Ebbie? She refused to move out of the photo so I just HAD to include her…she can be my Panda hahaha
Do you like playing Tekken? Who is your favourite character?
- Miss Pixie Lulu