Land of the Lustrous

Time for something a bit different, a first for Figure.moe, a proper cosplay photoshoot!

Mary Bear and her group managed to create a very nice rendition of the characters from the manga and CG animated anime series Land of the Lustrous and I got to be part of the photoshoot they had with Balance of Reprise Photography.

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Sakura-con 2018

It’s been years since my last convention. Well, technically it’s been a week by the time I post this since I was invited by some friends to come hang out during Sakura-con 2018 in Seattle, WA, USA. Yes, the trip was long (Since I live in Sweden) but it was worth it as I had a blast during my visit. Compared to the previous convention I was at (Otakon 2014) I was mostly busy doing planned cosplay photoshoots all Friday and Saturday with Balance so not so many photos as that time. I did have time to catch a few random hallway cosplay shots and general atmosphere of Sakura-con though. Please enjoy!

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Friends in Seattle

Hey everyone! Rin, Uzuki and I are all back from Seattle (WA) and we had a blast of a time! Rin and Uzuki got to meet up with Mio and do some sightseeing in Seattle while I was attending the Sakura-con 2018 convention, meeting friends and doing cosplay photoshoots with Balance. I took a total of 1800 photos during this trip so look forward to a post covering the Sakura-con convention and hallway cosplay shots and after that posts of the joint cosplay photoshoots I did with Balance and his clients.

For those of you who know Idolm@ster you might be wondering why Rin and Uzuki met up with Mio? Aren’t they always together? Well, I don’t own a Mio Honda figma myself but icattails do, so we did a joint photoshoot with the complete trio while we met during the convention.

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Luka in the Void

Time for a yet another idol figure! I’m actually not much of an idol fan, but there is something about the designs of idols in anime/manga, or in this case, voice generating software that still makes their figures rather attractive. Here we have Luka Megurine (made by Stronger) sitting on a cherry blossom tree while wearing a gorgeous kimono.

For some time I’ve wanted to see if I could manage a pitch black background so I gave it a shot for this figure thinking it could look great in print, and even though I’d like to think I managed very well I still think this figure deserves to have a proper garden, preferably a Japanese garden, or vegetation as background. So while I wait for spring to be in full bloom where I live I hope you will enjoy these shots of this wonderful figure in the meanwhile.

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Metal, Fire and Fate

I decided to join in on the official Figma contest by Good Smile Company for the 10th anniversary of the figma brand. I’ve uploaded previous creations to Instagram but unsure about the rules I decided to take new photos too. So here I present to you Emiya Shirou inside his Reality Marble and we get to follow him for a brief moment as he makes ready to fight a more powerful opponent.

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Comic: Lesson Learned

346 Production were nice enough to invite me to one of their practice sessions for two of my favorite idols, Shibuya Rin and Shimamura Uzuki. I thought it’d be just like any other daily practice session of theirs, but I got to witness something quite entertaining. I will present it to you in the form of a comic.

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Year three of Figure.moe

Welcome to 2018 and also year four of Figure.moe!

I’ve shifted these anniversary posts till the end of the year instead of October 10th, which is Figure.moe’s birthday, since it suits better to summarize a year gone by at the end of a year. I don’t have a video this year like I’ve done the previous years since I’ve been focusing my time on other stuff than my photography and the blog. But next year I’ll make a video for year three and four! (No promises.) Read on for a summary of the past year.

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Merry Christmas 2017

It’s this time of the year again; Merry Christmas everyone!

Here we see Ranko living up to the Christmas spirit by offering this fawn some food in middle of the winter.

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At the Beach

The sun is shining, it’s hot and barely any wind; What to do? Go to the beach, of course!

I brought two figures new to my collection for a trip to the nearest beach and it felt good to be back to shooting figure photos again. First my favorite lens broke and secondly I’ve been busy moving till now, so it’s been about three months without doing any figure photos. Doesn’t mean I didn’t get any new figures though. I stumbled upon a figure of Nanao Yuriko by Phat Company one day on the internet and I just knew I had to get this one. She’s gorgeous, beautiful and cool, all at once. I’ve also recruited Kirino Kousaka to my collection. Let’s see what these two girls can do at the beach!

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Contemplation

Spring has come and gone. Things around us constantly change, sometimes when we’re not ready for it, so we tend to sit back and contemplate about what has happened and what is going to come. And if there’s someone who looks like she’s always thinking about stuff it’s my figure of Yukino Yukinoshita by Kotobukia.

But metaphors and wise words aside, the real reason I choose to have a photoshoot with Yukino in spring is because I realized I haven’t done a photoshoot with her until now, so it was about time. Maybe that’s why she’s been looking so displeased all this time.

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