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Friends,

I've just logged into this account for the first time in... years. 
And I thought it would maybe be appropriate to leave a message here, since I left kind of suddenly and never came back.
Nothing big happened. It's just life. I've been cosplaying for almost 20 years now and my free years are long since over. It was an easy and fun thing to do during my years at university, also during working on my PhD. But not anymore. I'm a management consultant for some years now and I just don't have the time to continue what I did for many years. Or rather: I do have the time, but after work I'm just too exhausted. I stopped doing many things I love and I found new things to love. 
But I also continued some things. I'm still leading Tsuki no Senshi, Europe's premier anime and manga show troupe, and we're still doing shows all over Germany. This hasn't changed. Ravenic and me are still together. I love her dearly. We travel a lot. From time to time we're still cosplaying. I just didn't do anything much recently.

Dear friends. I just wanted to say thank you. I owe you a few of the best years of my life. There are many things I did and saw and felt and experienced I woudn't have been able to without you. You shaped me a lot into the person I am - and I think that's a good thing. I'm a happy person. I have a good life. I'm well and loved and good and I wanted to tell you, that I owe you a good deal for that.
I'll never forget that.


This is not goodbye. I'll still be around - and if you want to, you may also follow me into my life now and what I do these days. 
For the Facebook guidelines (clear names and all) I'm not active there anymore. So for cosplay, I'm still here on DeviantArt. And for everything else, it's best to search for me on Instagram and Twitter. 
For example find me on Instagram: Click here for my Instagram
Or go here for my Twitter: This is my Twitter account

Our cosplay music videos and travel logs you can find you YouTube: Go here for my YouTube channel

I hope life is kind to you, I sincerely do. And I'd love to meet you on the road.

All the best,
NanjoKoji
It's shocking. Those who only follow me here on DA haven't heard from me since summer! How can that be?

Fact is: I had a lot to do. I didn't do a lot of new shootings in the last months. Actually we were only filming our newest COSPLAY MUSIC VIDEO! You can view it HERE: You're My Dream <-
I really think it's our best work so far! How do you like it? Please leave a message and tell us! We'd appreciate it!

2014 is almost over and it was the cosplay-less year in a decade. But so much has happened, me finishing my PhD and working a lot, getting around a lot... those who follow me on Twitter will know!

What, you don't follow my Twitter yet? How about changing it? Visit me here! -> NanjoKoji on Twitter <-


Or maybe you're a Facebook person? Then it's here for you: -> NanjoKoji on Facebook <-

I'll be sure to post al upcoming cosplay here on DA, too. You didn't miss anything art-wise - but I missed you!


How do you do, friends?
Hello friends,

I'm usually not posting personal stuff on dA anymore (see my Twitter for daily life babble), but there's something major I want to share with all of you.

Those following me for a bit longer might still remember that I was working towards my doctorate during the recent 2-3 years. Well, I'm done! I achieved my Ph.D. with A-grades and was awarded with MAGNA CUM LAUDE (latin for 'with great praise').

That means I'm now officially a doctor (not in medicine, if you might wonder)! How amazing is that?

Thank you everyone who followed me during the years! We somehow made it there together - so please fell hugged! Thank you for your support!!

Best,

NanjoKoji
Hi friends,

I'm selling some of my cosplays!
If you're interested in any of them, feel free to send me a note!

SHIPPING: The shipping costs depend on where you live. They'll always be added to the cosplay's price, but of course I don't know yet how much the shipping will cost in any case. I'll keep them as low for you as possible. I ship worldwide!


SIZES: All sizes are Small / GER: 36


PRICES: All prices are what I had to spend on the materials, nothing is added for the tailoring because I wore them before. In some cases it's even less than the material costs. Please respect the prices, I only used the best suitable fabrics so they're often not the cheapest ones. But if you want a cosplay really badly but you can only pay a little less than the price, we can talk about it. I hope that's ok for you!



Shiki from Togainu no Chi

Togainu no Chi - no road from here by NanjoKoji
Included: Coat (fully lined) with zipper details, 2 necklaces, Pants with zipper details, belt with metal parts, gloves, 4 wristbands (silver jewelry, no props), wig
Price: $200



Riku - Atlantica Merman Tail from Kingdom Hearts
Riku - Under the Sea by NanjoKoji
included:
tail made from waterproof materials, fit for underwater wear, shining holographic fabric and plastics inside the fin
Price: $40


Kuja from Final Fantasy IX
Kuja - You can become a God by NanjoKoji Final Fantasy - Kuja - lilies by NanjoKoji
included:
wig (custom made from two wigs, self-dyed, very high quality), full costume: detailed multiple-layer jacket with sleeves, detailed + skirt, boot covers, head piece, gloves
Price: $ 240


Sephiroth - Kingdom Hearts version
included: Coat, metal parts, shoulder armor parts (silver wrist parts have to be replaced), belt buckle, wig (knee long), wing
Prize: $200
COSTUME, WIG AND WING CAN ALSO BE BOUGHT SEPARATELY
Price costume: $50
Price wig: $60
Price wing: $40
important: It is possible that the wing can't be shipped to certain countries. In any case, shipping costs will be VERY high (inside germany: 50 €/70 $) because the package is absolutely oversized for almost every shipping company. If you want to buy the wing, I first have to get shipping informations
Sephiroth - All the Mysteries by NanjoKoji Sephiroth - One Winged Angel by NanjoKoji


Lohengrin from You Higuri's Ludwig II. MUSICAL SHOW STAGE COSTUME
included: tail coat + vest (fabric is luxury quality), very wide double cape with glittering quality lining, white+silver multi-detailed emboidered overknee boots, wig
Lohengrin - Immortal Tragedy by NanjoKoji
Price: $160


GACKT from Malice Mizer
included: Shirt with big feather collar and pants, both embroidered with a special glittering multi-layered lace that matches the one Gackt wears. This was a very lucky coincidence and you're unlikely to get it ever again somewhere
Gackt - Merveilles Live by NanjoKoji
reference: www.flickr.com/photos/38517642n05/3556529419/
Price: $100


FRANCESCO DI MEDICI

Trinity Blood - Francesco di Medici by NanjoKoji

Information: Includes coat and overcoat, embellished with 200+ handmade three-dimensional ornaments with +1500 gems, embellished ritual scarves, gloves
Price: $120



CAIN NIGHTLORD

Trinity Blood -  The Heavens by NanjoKoji

Information: POSSIBLY THE MOST DETAILED TRINITY BLOOD CAIN COSTUME YOU CAN FIND WORLDWIDE! IT HAS BEEN FEATURED ONLINE AND IN MAGAZINES WORLDWIDE, MADE 6th IN OTAKU HOUSE'S COSPLAY IDOL CONTEST AND IS A WIDELY RECOGNIZED WORK. THIS IS A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME CHANCE!


Included are: Complete costume: embellished coat and overcoat with all armour parts, back armour with 6 wings (swan and goose feathers), antilope skull (no replica), 6 shoulder armor parts (mounted, finely chased), gloves with emblems, leg and foot armour, two belts with chains and emblems, necklace with big emblems, two collar armour parts. All armour parts are gilded.

Price: $1000




--------------------------------------------------------------

Of course you can also pay in €!


If there's anything you'd like, send me a note!
IF THERE'S A COSPLAY YOU'VE SEEN IN MY GALLERY AND YOU'D LIKE TO BUY, BUT IT'S NOT IN THE LIST - FEEL FREE TO ASK ME AND MAYBE WE CAN ARRANGE SOMETHING FOR YOU!

Have a great time, guys!
Yours,
NanjoKoji
Hey there friends,

in a few hours I'll be another year older - I'll be turning 30.
That probably means not just a new decade but also the prospect of some life-changing events.

Looking back at the last ten years... wow. What a time. So much has happened. And I can say, nothing was bad. Of course there were challenges and bad days and unnerving people, but nothing that happened was bad overall. I had a damn good time. I graduated from university, got myself a name in the cosplay community, directed and played in almost twenty musicals, made friends, lost friends, met people, learned things, did things, changed things, saw the world.
Thank you to everyone I met along the road during these years. You made my life richer! And I hope to see you again in the course of the next ten years.

Thank you for your support! I hope you stay around to see what's coming next.


Thanks for everything!

Yours,
NanjoKoji
Hi friends,

Today I'm starting my cosplay sale for christmas. Maybe you'll find a gift idea for a friend or for yourself here?
If you're interested in any of them, feel free to send me a note!

SHIPPING: The shipping costs depend on where you live. They'll always be added to the cosplay's price, but of course I don't know yet how much the shipping will cost in any case. I'll keep them as low for you as possible. I ship worldwide!


SIZES: All sizes are Small / GER: 34 / 36


PRICES: All prices are what I had to spend on the materials, nothing is added for the tailoring because I wore them before. In some cases it's even less than the material costs. Please respect the prices, I only used the best suitable fabrics so they're often not the cheapest ones. But if you want a cosplay really badly but you can only pay a little less than the price, we can talk about it. I hope that's ok for you!



Sebastian from Kuroshitsuji - Black Butler --  MUSICAL SHOW STAGE COSTUME
Kuroshitsuji - Black Butler by NanjoKoji Sebastian Ciel - At the ball by NanjoKoji Kuroshitsuji - Demon Butler by NanjoKoji
included: full costume: tailcoat - high quality fabric with all details and original accessoires included, waistcoat - high quality brocade fabric, pants from the same fabric as the tailcoat, tie, custom selfmade and styled wig, original pocketwatch, gloves
Price: $320


Lucifer from Angel Sanctuary
Angel Sanctuary - Fallen Angel by NanjoKoji Angel Sanctuary  - Lucifer by NanjoKoji
included: coat and cape, electronic interface part and face mask, wig, belt, neck choker, high quality and opulent feather trim: real rooster feathers
Price: $ 230


Terra from Kingdom Hears: Birth by Sleep
Birth by Sleep -  Terra by NanjoKoji Birth by Sleep -Only the light by NanjoKoji
included:
Hakama pants with belt and all details, full arm armor, leather parts and gloves, shirt with accessoires
Price: $ 220
Optional: costume with wig (realistic lace front, very high quality): $ 300


Riku - Atlantica Merman Tail from Kingdom Hearts
Riku - Under the Sea by NanjoKoji
included:
tail made from waterproof materials, fit for underwater wear, shining holographic fabric and plastics inside the fin
Price: $60


Kuja from Final Fantasy IX
Kuja - You can become a God by NanjoKoji Final Fantasy - Kuja - lilies by NanjoKoji
included:
wig (custom made from two wigs, self-dyed, very high quality), full costume: detailed multiple-layer jacket with sleeves, detailed + skirt, boot covers, head piece, gloves
Price: $ 360


Bert from Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins  - a magical day by NanjoKoji Mary Poppins - A Wonderful Day by NanjoKoji
included: full suit with pants, bowtie, hat
Price: $120


Ayanami and Hyuuga from 07 Ghost
07 Ghost - Ayanami by NanjoKoji sweet.s. fuck all by Ravenic 07Ghost - the serpent's tale by NanjoKoji
included:
Ayanami: embroidered coat and shoulder cape, lots of golden metal embroidery (deluxe heavy metal handmade quality), emblem, hat with embroidery and metal emblem, golden belts
Hyuuga: emboridered coat and shoulder cape, lots of golden metal embroidery (deluxe heavy metal handmade quality), emblem, golden belts
Price:
Ayanami: $180
Hyuuga: $ 160



Sephiroth - Kingdom Hearts version
included: Coat, metal parts, shoulder armor parts (silver wrist parts have to be replaced), belt buckle, wig (knee long), wing
Prize: $200
COSTUME, WIG AND WING CAN ALSO BE BOUGHT SEPARATELY
Price costume: $50
Price wig: $60
Price wing: $90
important: It is possible that the wing can't be shipped to certain countries. In any case, shipping costs will be VERY high (inside germany: 50 €/70 $) because the package is absolutely oversized for almost every shipping company. If you want to buy the wing, I first have to get shipping informations
Sephiroth - All the Mysteries by NanjoKoji Sephiroth - One Winged Angel by NanjoKoji



Riku Master Drive Form
included: padded waistcoat +pant pocket pieces: Master Drive Form (double layered appliqué crosses)
Riku - Golden Warriors by NanjoKoji
Price: $30



Ivan Fiore from Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog - Ivan Fiore by NanjoKoji
included: striped dungaree pants, custom made shirt
Price: $70


Lohengrin from You Higuri's Ludwig II. MUSICAL SHOW STAGE COSTUME
included: tail coat + vest (fabric is luxury quality), very wide double cape with glittering quality lining, white+silver multi-detailed emboidered overknee boots, wig
Lohengrin - Immortal Tragedy by NanjoKoji
Price: $180


GACKT from Malice Mizer
included: Shirt with big feather collar and pants, both embroidered with a special glittering multi-layered lace that matches the one Gackt wears. This was a very lucky coincidence and you're unlikely to get it ever again somewhere
Gackt - Merveilles Live by NanjoKoji
reference: www.flickr.com/photos/38517642n05/3556529419/
Price: $100


FRANCESCO DI MEDICI

Trinity Blood - Francesco di Medici by NanjoKoji

Information: Includes coat and overcoat, embellished with 200+ handmade three-dimensional ornaments with +1500 gems, embellished ritual scarves, gloves
Price: $250



CAIN NIGHTLORD

Trinity Blood -  The Heavens by NanjoKoji

Information: POSSIBLY THE MOST DETAILED TRINITY BLOOD COSTUME YOU CAN FIND WORLDWIDE! IT HAS BEEN FEATURED ONLINE AND IN MAGAZINES WORLDWIDE, MADE 6th IN OTAKU HOUSE'S COSPLAY IDOL CONTEST AND IS A WIDELY RECOGNIZED WORK. THIS IS A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME CHANCE!


Included are: Complete costume: embellished coat and overcoat with all armour parts, back armour with 6 wings (swan and goose feathers), antilope skull (no replica), 6 shoulder armor parts (mounted, finely chased), gloves with emblems, leg and foot armour, two belts with chains and emblems, necklace with big emblems, two collar armour parts. All armour parts are gilded.

Price: $1000




--------------------------------------------------------------

Of course you can also pay in €!


If there's anything you'd like, send me a note!
IF THERE'S A COSPLAY YOU'VE SEEN IN MY GALLERY AND YOU'D LIKE TO BUY, BUT IT'S NOT IN THE LIST - FEEL FREE TO ASK ME AND MAYBE WE CAN ARRANGE SOMETHING FOR YOU!

Have a great christmas time, guys!
Yours,
NanjoKoji
Hello everybody,

a very dear friend of me needs help, and I'd like to assist her. But I can't do it alone and I need your help to do it!

What is there to do?

She's got a really big dream! She studied law and got very good grades, but she can't afford a course she really needs. Now she tries to win it.
I really want to make her dream come true. So please kindly help me to!

Just go here -> www.lindt-hello.de/bewerber/19… <-, give her a LIKE, and SHARE!
The Like-Option is on the picture, if you can't find it immediately.

That's all! It's a small thing, it only takes a moment and it would make me and her very happy.


Thanks, everybody!! It'd be much appreciated!


Best regards,
NanjoKoji
Hi friends,

I've just too much stuff lying around, so I thought about selling again a few things I probably won't wear anymore.
If you're interested in any of them, feel free to send me a note!

SHIPPING: The shipping costs depend on where you live. They'll always be added to the cosplay's price, but of course I don't know yet how much the shipping will cost in any case. I'll keep them as low for you as possible. I ship worldwide!


SIZES: All sizes are Small / GER: 34 / 36


PRICES: All prices are what I had to spend on the materials, nothing is added for the tailoring because I wore them before. In some cases it's even less than the material costs. Please respect the prices, I only used the best suitable fabrics so they're often not the cheapest ones. But if you want a cosplay really badly but you can only pay a little less than the price, we can talk about it. I hope that's ok for you!



Terra from Kingdom Hears: Birth by Sleep
Birth by Sleep -  Terra by NanjoKoji Birth by Sleep -Only the light by NanjoKoji
included:
Hakama pants with belt and all details, full arm armor, leather parts and gloves, shirt with accessoires
Price: $ 220
Optional: costume with wig (realistic lace front, very high quality): $ 300


Kuja from Final Fantasy IX
Kuja - You can become a God by NanjoKoji Final Fantasy - Kuja - lilies by NanjoKoji
included:
wig (custom made from two wigs, self-dyed, very high quality), full costume: detailed multiple-layer jacket with sleeves, detailed + skirt, boot covers, head piece, gloves
Price: $ 360


Ayanami and Hyuuga from 07 Ghost
07 Ghost - Ayanami by NanjoKoji sweet.s. fuck all by Ravenic 07Ghost - the serpent's tale by NanjoKoji
included:
Ayanami: embroidered coat and shoulder cape, lots of golden metal embroidery (deluxe heavy metal handmade quality), emblem, hat with embroidery and metal emblem, golden belts
Hyuuga: emboridered coat and shoulder cape, lots of golden metal embroidery (deluxe heavy metal handmade quality), emblem, golden belts
Price:
Ayanami: $180
Hyuuga: $ 160



Denmark from Axis Powers Hetalia
included: coat with all details, shirt, pants, hat, wig
Hetalia - Soldier to Soldier by NanjoKoji
Price: $210



Sephiroth - Kingdom Hearts version
included: Coat, metal parts, shoulder armor parts (silver wrist parts have to be replaced), belt buckle, wig (knee long), wing
Prize: $200
COSTUME, WIG AND WING CAN ALSO BE BOUGHT SEPARATELY
Price costume: $50
Price wig: $60
Price wing: $90
important: It is possible that the wing can't be shipped to certain countries. In any case, shipping costs will be VERY high (inside germany: 50 €/70 $) because the package is absolutely oversized for almost every shipping company. If you want to buy the wing, I first have to get shipping informations
Sephiroth - All the Mysteries by NanjoKoji Sephiroth - One Winged Angel by NanjoKoji



Riku Master Drive Form
included: padded waistcoat +pant pocket pieces: Master Drive Form (double layered appliqué crosses)
Riku - Golden Warriors by NanjoKoji
Price: $30



Lohengrin from You Higuri's Ludwig II. MUSICAL SHOW STAGE COSTUME
included: tail coat + vest (fabric is luxury quality), very wide double cape with glittering quality lining, white+silver multi-detailed emboidered overknee boots, wig
Lohengrin - Immortal Tragedy by NanjoKoji
Price: $180


GACKT from Malice Mizer
included: Shirt  with big feather collar and pants, both embroidered with a special glittering multi-layered lace that matches the one Gackt wears. This was a very lucky coincidence and you're unlikely to get it ever again somewhere
Gackt - Merveilles Live by NanjoKoji
reference: www.flickr.com/photos/38517642…
Price: $100


FRANCESCO DI MEDICI

Trinity Blood - Francesco di Medici by NanjoKoji

Information: Includes coat and overcoat, embellished with 200+ handmade three-dimensional ornaments with +1500 gems, embellished ritual scarves, gloves
Price: $250




CAIN NIGHTLORD

Trinity Blood -  The Heavens by NanjoKoji

Information: POSSIBLY THE MOST DETAILED TRINITY BLOOD COSTUME YOU CAN FIND WORLDWIDE! IT HAS BEEN FEATURED ONLINE AND IN MAGAZINES WORLDWIDE, MADE 6th IN OTAKU HOUSE'S COSPLAY IDOL CONTEST AND IS A WIDELY RECOGNIZED WORK. THIS IS A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME CHANCE!

This is my masterpiece. This is the most difficult and detailed costume I've ever made and I'll ever be doing. After 5 years of planning and 5 months of work, it's finished.

The story: When my 100th cosplay was nearing in 2007, I wanted to do something special, something I had never done before. I usually prefer the more comfortable and thus easier cosplays, but for this special occassion, I was searching for something spectacular. And what is more spectacular than the Trinity Blood artworks?
And so I fell in love with Cain.
He's a captivating character with an absolutely unique and glorious design. I couldn't resist.

I bought a lot of the things I'd need for the costume, yet I never started it for real. I was just plain over-challenged, I didn't know enough about materials and how to solve all the riddles this outfit confronted me with.

Now, a few years later, I have learned a lot and accepted the challenge. I started with the armour and wings part because sewing will be easy compared to this.
I started with shaping the frame for the six wings out of various wires and glued hundreds of swan and goose feathers onto it (I only used big feathers). Then I started the sun wheel by using thick flower arrangement wire constructions, hot glue, hard foam and modelling plastics, shaping the spear ends and constructing the spheres (Ravenic helped me here).
The shoulder armour parts (3x2 parts) were a lot of work. I shaped them from hard foam, coated them with liquid plastic, applied the relief shapes with foam rubber and window colours in a lot of steps and coated them again with liquid plastic. I also cut hundreds of little triangular spear-like shapes for the collars and sleeves, the cuff armours and other details from hard foam, shaped the three-dimensional parts with modelling clay (the small parts killed me, they were just so many), coated everything again with liquid plastic and went to the next step.
I wanted it all to be as detailed as possible. That means that every armour part had to be decorated all over with tiny reliefs (all parts of shoulder armour, the six spines hanging from the back armour, sleeve armours, pendants and talismans, etc.). So I applied them with window colour, on every single piece. It took ages, but it worked out.
I made all the pendants and talismans on his belt from rubber foam, modelling clay and window colour and threaded all the pearl chains on his belt according to the original (it wasn't easy to find all fitting pearls), then coated everything with liquid plastic, again.
After the raw parts were done, the next step was to be done: gilding the armour.

I was sure from the start that normal golden paint wouldn't do for this cosplay, it was just not brilliant enough. So I coated the whole armour and belts in 24 carat gold.

Gilding requires three steps: First the lay milk has to be applied, afterwards the gold leaves and in the end it all has to be coated with a sealing finish. When everything had dried, I used precious metal paints to emphasize the relief structures.

The back armour is constructed from various gilded plates and armour parts, the six wings, the sun wheel and the goat skull (mine is an antilope skull because a goat wasn't big enough in my eyes).

The coat and the overcoat were made from 20 meters of bridal satin. It's incredibly heavy and the double collar always tries to choke me. I added hundreds of small application stones, combined two wigs into one for his crazy hair and gilded the boot armour. Overall I used 500 leaves of gold.
It's the top of what I'm able to do, I can't offer more than this.

---
Included are: Complete costume: embellished coat and overcoat with all armour parts, back armour with 6 wings (swan and goose feathers), antilope skull (no replica), 6 shoulder armor parts (mounted, finely chased), gloves with emblems, leg and foot armour, two belts with chains and emblems, necklace with big emblems, two collar armour parts. All armour parts are gilded.

Price: $1000




--------------------------------------------------------------

Of course you can also pay in €!


If there's anything you'd like, send me a note!
IF THERE'S A COSPLAY YOU'VE SEEN IN MY GALLERY AND YOU'D LIKE TO BUY, BUT IT'S NOT IN THE LIST - FEEL FREE TO ASK ME AND MAYBE WE CAN ARRANGE SOMETHING FOR YOU!

Have a great day, guys!
Yours,
NanjoKoji
Hello friends,
the livestream is now over, but if you missed it and want to watch it, you can find a recording of the whole 4 hours on my account.

Just go here --> www.livestream.com/nanjokoji <--

Thanks for having been there, we loved talking to you! See you soon!!

Love,
NanjoKoji and Ravenic
Hi dear followers,


Ravenic and me just finished another yaoi Cosplay Music Video we've been working on for quite some time now. Ravenic has planned it and I'm just the side dish this time. It really was some work to film and cut and I really hope you enjoy it!:)

This way to the video, please --> youtu.be/nPdEVcasD1s <..

Please beware if you're a bit on the sensitive side, there will be a serious amount of smut going on, so if you don't like that, don't watch^_-

Thanks for your time, friends!



Also:
I'll be doing a new livestream and Ravenic will be there, too!

The date will be august 18th, which is this sunday, at

9 p.m. CEST (central european summer time, for all Germans and around)

which is
3 p.m. EDT (US east coast)
noon PDT (US west coast)
4 a.m. JST (Japan)


You can join me HERE -> www.livestream.com/nanjokoji

The language will be english but of course german is fine as well. (Wenn ihr nicht so gut Englisch könnt, switche ich auch gerne mal auf Deutsch; fragt mich einfach!)


Since it's a week to go until then, I'd ask you to suggest what you'd like to see, what you'd like to talk about and if there's something I should show you. Please comment with your ideas!



See you on sunday! We're looking forward to you!





Yours,
NanjoKoji
Hi guys,

I'll be doing a new livestream and Ravenic will be there, too!

The date will be august 18th, which is this sunday, at

9 p.m. CEST (central european summer time, for all Germans and around)

which is
3 p.m. EDT (US east coast)
noon PDT (US west coast)
4 a.m. JST (Japan)


You can join me HERE -> www.livestream.com/nanjokoji

The language will be english but of course german is fine as well. (Wenn ihr nicht so gut Englisch könnt, switche ich auch gerne mal auf Deutsch; fragt mich einfach!)


Since it's a week to go until then, I'd ask you to suggest what you'd like to see, what you'd like to talk about and if there's something I should show you. Please comment with your ideas!



See you on sunday! We're looking forward to you!





Yours,
NanjoKoji
Hey friends,

after the final show of the Trinity Blood-Musical last weekend, I don't need my Trinity Blood costumes anymore.

So if you want them, here's your chance!


FRANCESCO DI MEDICI

Trinity Blood - Francesco di Medici by NanjoKoji

Information: Includes coat and overcoat, embellished with 200+ handmade three-dimensional ornaments with +1500 gems, embellished ritual scarves, gloves
Price: $250




CAIN NIGHTLORD

Trinity Blood -  The Heavens by NanjoKoji

Information: POSSIBLY THE MOST DETAILED TRINITY BLOOD COSTUME YOU CAN FIND WORLDWIDE! IT HAS BEEN FEATURED ONLINE AND IN MAGAZINES WORLDWIDE, MADE 6th IN OTAKU HOUSE'S COSPLAY IDOL CONTEST AND IS A WIDELY RECOGNIZED WORK. THIS IS A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME CHANCE!

This is my masterpiece. This is the most difficult and detailed costume I've ever made and I'll ever be doing. After 5 years of planning and 5 months of work, it's finished.

The story: When my 100th cosplay was nearing in 2007, I wanted to do something special, something I had never done before. I usually prefer the more comfortable and thus easier cosplays, but for this special occassion, I was searching for something spectacular. And what is more spectacular than the Trinity Blood artworks?
And so I fell in love with Cain.
He's a captivating character with an absolutely unique and glorious design. I couldn't resist.

I bought a lot of the things I'd need for the costume, yet I never started it for real. I was just plain over-challenged, I didn't know enough about materials and how to solve all the riddles this outfit confronted me with.

Now, a few years later, I have learned a lot and accepted the challenge. I started with the armour and wings part because sewing will be easy compared to this.
I started with shaping the frame for the six wings out of various wires and glued hundreds of swan and goose feathers onto it (I only used big feathers). Then I started the sun wheel by using thick flower arrangement wire constructions, hot glue, hard foam and modelling plastics, shaping the spear ends and constructing the spheres (Ravenic helped me here).
The shoulder armour parts (3x2 parts) were a lot of work. I shaped them from hard foam, coated them with liquid plastic, applied the relief shapes with foam rubber and window colours in a lot of steps and coated them again with liquid plastic. I also cut hundreds of little triangular spear-like shapes for the collars and sleeves, the cuff armours and other details from hard foam, shaped the three-dimensional parts with modelling clay (the small parts killed me, they were just so many), coated everything again with liquid plastic and went to the next step.
I wanted it all to be as detailed as possible. That means that every armour part had to be decorated all over with tiny reliefs (all parts of shoulder armour, the six spines hanging from the back armour, sleeve armours, pendants and talismans, etc.). So I applied them with window colour, on every single piece. It took ages, but it worked out.
I made all the pendants and talismans on his belt from rubber foam, modelling clay and window colour and threaded all the pearl chains on his belt according to the original (it wasn't easy to find all fitting pearls), then coated everything with liquid plastic, again.
After the raw parts were done, the next step was to be done: gilding the armour.

I was sure from the start that normal golden paint wouldn't do for this cosplay, it was just not brilliant enough. So I coated the whole armour and belts in 24 carat gold.

Gilding requires three steps: First the lay milk has to be applied, afterwards the gold leaves and in the end it all has to be coated with a sealing finish. When everything had dried, I used precious metal paints to emphasize the relief structures.

The back armour is constructed from various gilded plates and armour parts, the six wings, the sun wheel and the goat skull (mine is an antilope skull because a goat wasn't big enough in my eyes).

The coat and the overcoat were made from 20 meters of bridal satin. It's incredibly heavy and the double collar always tries to choke me. I added hundreds of small application stones, combined two wigs into one for his crazy hair and gilded the boot armour. Overall I used 500 leaves of gold.
It's the top of what I'm able to do, I can't offer more than this.

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Included are: Complete costume: embellished coat and overcoat with all armour parts, back armour with 6 wings (swan and goose feathers), antilope skull (no replica), 6 shoulder armor parts (mounted, finely chased), gloves with emblems, leg and foot armour, two belts with chains and emblems, necklace with big emblems, two collar armour parts. All armour parts are gilded.

Price: $1000


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More photos of the costumes ---> nanjokoji.deviantart.com/galle… <---


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SHIPPING: The shipping costs depend on where you live. They'll always be added to the cosplay's price, but of course I don't know yet how much the shipping will cost in any case. I'll keep them as low for you as possible. I ship worldwide!


SIZES: All sizes are Small / EUR: 34 / 36


PRICES: All prices are what I had to spend on the materials, nothing is added for the tailoring because I wore them before. In some cases it's even less than the material costs. Please respect the prices, I only used the best suitable fabrics so they're often not the cheapest ones. But if you want a cosplay really badly but you can only pay a little less than the price, we can talk about it. I hope that's ok for you!




Of course you can also pay in €!


If there's anything you'd like, send me a note!
IF THERE'S A COSPLAY YOU'VE SEEN IN MY GALLERY AND YOU'D LIKE TO BUY, BUT IT'S NOT IN THE LIST - FEEL FREE TO ASK ME AND MAYBE WE CAN ARRANGE SOMETHING FOR YOU!

Have a great day, guys!
Yours,
NanjoKoji
Hey friends!

It's been some time! Ravenic and me have been travelling again. Having returned now, we'll bring you a few photo shootings we were able to do in various places of the world.

The first reuslt is a cosplay music video featuring the yaoi Viewfinder / Finder no Hyouteki Extra Story 'Temporary Paradise' set on the island of Bali, Indonesia, where we went to for a few weeks.


You can watch the video here --> youtu.be/8WolNW_L_pk <--



Hope you enjoy and it's good to be back with you!

NanjoKoji
Hi friends,

I've just too much stuff lying around, so I thought about selling again a few things I probably won't wear anymore.
If you're interested in any of them, feel free to send me a note!

SHIPPING: The shipping costs depend on where you live. They'll always be added to the cosplay's price, but of course I don't know yet how much the shipping will cost in any case. I'll keep them as low for you as possible. I ship worldwide!


SIZES: All sizes are Small / EUR: 34 / 36


PRICES: All prices are what I had to spend on the materials, nothing is added for the tailoring because I wore them before. In some cases it's even less than the material costs. Please respect the prices, I only used the best suitable fabrics so they're often not the cheapest ones. But if you want a cosplay really badly but you can only pay a little less than the price, we can talk about it. I hope that's ok for you!




Ayanami and Hyuuga from 07 Ghost
07 Ghost - Ayanami by NanjoKoji sweet.s. fuck all by Ravenic 07Ghost - the serpent's tale by NanjoKoji
included:
Ayanami: embroidered coat and shoulder cape, lots of golden metal embroidery (deluxe heavy metal handmade quality), emblem, hat with embroidery and metal emblem, golden belts
Hyuuga: emboridered coat and shoulder cape, lots of golden metal embroidery (deluxe heavy metal handmade quality), emblem, golden belts
Price:
Ayanami: $180
Hyuuga: $ 160



Grindelwald from Harry Potter
included: all-over embroidered coat + fur parts, fur cap, wig
Harry Potter - Grindelwald by NanjoKoji
Price: $110 ($80 without the wig)


Miguel from The Road To El Dorado
included: red wide-sleeved shirt, Pants, wig, shoes
Miguel + Tulio - The Road to El Dorado by NanjoKoji
Price: $45


Sephiroth - Kingdom Hearts version
included: Coat, metal parts, shoulder armor parts (silver wrist parts have to be replaced), belt buckle, wig (knee long), wing
Prize: $200
COSTUME, WIG AND WING CAN ALSO BE BOUGHT SEPARATELY
Price costume: $50
Price wig: $60
Price wing: $90
important: It is possible that the wing can't be shipped to certain countries. In any case, shipping costs will be VERY high (inside germany: 50 €/70 $) because the package is absolutely oversized for almost every shipping company. If you want to buy the wing, I first have to get shipping informations
Sephiroth - All the Mysteries by NanjoKoji Sephiroth - One Winged Angel by NanjoKoji



Riku - Kimono
included: two separate kimonos: a black one with turquoise collar and a wide light blue one, all-over embroidered, plus a padded silk obi with delicate flower embroidery
Riku - Flower Storm by NanjoKoji
Price: $65


Riku - Drive Forms:

Wisdom Drive Form

included: padded waistcoat +pant pocket pieces: Wisdom Drive Form (embroidered bead flames)
Riku - The Field by NanjoKoji
Price: $30

Master Drive Form
included: padded waistcoat +pant pocket pieces: Master Drive Form (double layered appliqué crosses)
Riku - Golden Warriors by NanjoKoji
Price: $30

Final Drive Form
included: padded waistcoat: Final Drive Form (firm silver fabric with black tribal details)
Riku - Final Silence by NanjoKoji
Price: $20


Lohengrin from You Higuri's Ludwig II. MUSICAL SHOW STAGE COSTUME
included: tail coat + vest (fabric is luxury quality), very wide double cape with glittering quality lining, white+silver multi-detailed emboidered overknee boots, wig
Lohengrin - Immortal Tragedy by NanjoKoji
Price: $180


GACKT from Malice Mizer
included: Shirt  with big feather collar and pants, both embroidered with a special glittering multi-layered lace that matches the one Gackt wears. This was a very lucky coincidence and you're unlikely to get it ever again somewhere
Gackt - Merveilles Live by NanjoKoji
reference: www.flickr.com/photos/38517642…
Price: $100





Of course you can also pay in €!


If there's anything you'd like, send me a note!
IF THERE'S A COSPLAY YOU'VE SEEN IN MY GALLERY AND YOU'D LIKE TO BUY, BUT IT'S NOT IN THE LIST - FEEL FREE TO ASK ME AND MAYBE WE CAN ARRANGE SOMETHING FOR YOU!

Have a great day, guys!
Yours,
NanjoKoji
2012 was a good and exciting year overall. Nothing majorly new happened, but good things stayed.

Ravenic is my girlfriend now for almost three years. Time flies ♥


In january I decided togo for my doctorate, which I only considered loosely before. Now I wanted to make it happen, registered again at university and since them I'm officially striving for my doctorate degree.

At the same time, my show troupe TnS – Tsuki no Senshi's musical The Last Unicorn was up and running and the first half of 2012 consisted largely of a convention tour around Germany, performing our show. In august,The Last Unicorn retired and in the time of just three months, we got up the new musical for the premiere show in november in Berlin: Trinity Blood. By that we even beat the former record of our Final Fantasy VII:Crisis Core-musical that was set up in a span of 3 and 1/2 months. Trinity Blood was terribly much work but a lot of sparkling joy and an epic play I'm looking forward to present at multiple conventions in the first half of 2013.


For the love fo travelling, Ravenic and me went via Dubai to the Maldives in june, visiting two tiny islands in the North Malé-Atoll and the Baa-Atoll, both of them hosting nothing but an exclusive resort and a few palm trees, surrounded by nearly untouched coral reef and millions of fish, which don't know men and meet them with curosity instead of fear. Diving through the reefs, the the shoals of fish, the stingrays, sharks, turtles, the candor and friendliness of wild animals that never learned to fear men, are amongst the best experiences one can make.
(For those interested, here's our travel log video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8H03A… )


Of course we also cosplayed a lot! My cosplay year in chronological order: Vincent Valentine (Final Fantasy VII), Light Yagami (Death Note), Kotetsu Kaburagi (Tiger&Bunny), Muraki Kazutaka (Yami no Matsuei), Riku (Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance), Tidus (Final Fantasy X), Nanjo Koji (Zetsuai/Bronze), Dai Lee (Let Dai), Ken (Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse), Kuja (Final Fantasy IX), Iason Mink (Ai no Kusabi 2012), Ken (Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale), Kuroko Tetsuya (Kuroko no Basket) und Asami Ryuichi (Viewfinder), for Tsuki no Senshi also The Red Bull (The Last Unicorn), cardinal Francesco die Medici and Cain Nightlord (Trinity Blood). Wow. Let's see if 2013 can surpass that (I won't be tryingXD).



The first things waiting for me in 2013 will be the preparations for the new TnS musical Axis Powers Hetalia, to be premiering in summer, my thesis of course, new cosplays and a lot of challenges and fun! Let's rock it!


I hope your year was great and that the next one is promising to you! Be happy!!

Yours,
NanjoKoj
My dear friends,

tomorrow I'll be celebrating christmas with my family and girlfriend (here in Germany, we're celebrating in the evening of the 24th) and before I take my leave, I want to wish all of you, your loved ones, your friends, your families and everyone dear to you the most wonderful christmas ever! Please enjoy your holidays, don't worry about a thing, be happy and be together!
I'll be telling you about my christmas and everything on my tumblr, as every year.
The world is a great place and I love christmas because it brings us all closer together. I'm thinking of everyone of you right now, I want to thank you for your support and kindness and I wish you a truly happy time from all my heart.

Be happy. You deserve it.


All the best and more to you,

NanjoKoji and Ravenic
Hey friends,

thank you so much for your birthday messages!!! You sent me hundreds of them and i don't know if I can reply to everyone personally. So the least i can do is to write a journal entry to reach all of you!
Thanks for everything you're making possible for me! thank you for your kindness and support! YOU'RE THE BEST!!♥

Yesterday I had a birthday party with many friends, too. Somehow every present I got had something to do with a tucan XD (I love tucans, they're just cute and crazy birds!) So this was my tucan birthday. the next one has to be a tyrannosaur one!
Here are some photos for you -> nanjokoji.tumblr.com/ <-



And in case someone still feels like it ->
I'm taking part in a cosplay contest for the first time in my life. I'm currently in the finals and I'd be very grateful if you'd support me!
Just go there ---> cosplayidol.otakuhouse.com/201… <--- and click the Like-Button for the cosplayer + for each of the three featured cosplays to like (4 like-clicks overall) and share on your Facebook or Twitter.

It'd be much appreciated!
Thank you very much for your support!! It really means a lot to me :)



Have a great sunday!!

Yours,
NanjoKoji
Hey there friends,

friday will be my birthday - and it's a special one since it will be the last of my twenties! I'm looking forward a lot and 'id love to celebrate with all of you!

Since some lovely guys of you always ask me what I want for my birthday - I don't want you to work or spend money on my behalf, having you here is awesome enough for me!
If you want to do something for my birthday, I'd ask you for this:

I'm taking part in a cosplay contest for the first time in my life. I'm currently in the finals and I'd be very grateful if you'd support me!
Just go there ---> cosplayidol.otakuhouse.com/201… <--- and click the Like-Button for the cosplayer + for each of the three featured cosplays to like and share on your Facebook or Twitter.

The voting ends exactly on my birthday, friday the 7th.

It'd be much appreciated!
Thank you very much for your support!! It really means a lot to me :)


Have a wonderful christmas time!

All the best to you,
Nanjokoji
Hi everyone,


I'm currently taking part in a cosplay contest for the very first time in my life! I'm a finalist in the Otaku House cosplay contest 2012 and if you'd like to, I'd be happy if you gave me your votes.

Just go there ---> cosplayidol.otakuhouse.com/201… <--- and click the Like-Button for the cosplayer + for each of the three featured cosplays to like and share on your Facebook or Twitter.

It'd be much appreciated!
Thank you very much for your support!! It really means a lot to me :)

Best regards,
NanjoKoji
Hey guys,

currently there's a lot going on here and we're working hard with our friends and colleagues of the anime musical show troupe TnS - Tsuki no Senshi to get over with the last preparations for the premiere show of the brand new TRINITY BLOOD - THE MUSICAL in Berlin, Germany, on November 2nd.

I'll be starring as Cain Nightlord and Cardinal Francesco di Medici. It's going to be a huge and opulent play - everyone who know Trinity Blood will know what I'm talking about. So there's a lot of stressful preparations but of course we're also all looking forward very much to welcome you to our show in Berlin.


To those who'll attend Animaco, here are your dates:
See us on saturday at 6 p.m. for the premiere!


I hope to welcome some of you in the audience!


Looking forward to you,
NanjoKoji