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Sunday, 14 November 2010
11:44:31 AM (GMT)
Yup, we've already comfirmed our new cosplay project, set for debut in May 2011 at
the next London MCM Expo. Originally, this one was planned for next october, due to
the fact I have important exams in May/June, but the deal is, that as long as I
finish before April, I can make the new cosplay for then.

So, get ready folks. Here is project HOTD: Highschool of the Dead!


I'm really excited about this one - the series is growing in popularity right now and
I think we've timed this cosplay just right to get maximum response. It's not
over-cosplayed, but it has a big enough fanbase that we should be recognized a lot.
We'll look kickass anyway.

    "Highschool of the Dead is set in the present day, beginning as the world is
struck by a deadly pandemic that turns humans into zombies, euphemistically referred
to by the main characters as "them". The story follows Takashi Komuro, a Japanese
student at Fujimi High School who survived the initial outbreak along with several of
his classmates and the school nurse, and occasionally jumps to the perspective of
other characters.

The plot is initially concerned with survival and escape from the titular high school
and zombies, but as the series proceeds it introduces the additional threats of
societal collapse, in the form of dangerous fellow survivors and the possible decay
of the characters' own moral codes."

Thrilling, isn't it? It's an immense series - I've recently finished the first anime
season and I'm waiting in earnest for the second. The animation is really good and
it's not often that you get a series that has absolutely everything - you've got the
action, you've got the horror, you've got the romance, you've got the comedy... gah,
it's awesome!!

Anyway, my character is Miyamoto Rei, who I choose because... well, I like her hair.
Oh, and I get a spear ♥

    "Classmate of Takashi Komuro. They have known each other since kindergarten.
When they were young, Rei promised to marry him when they were older. She has loved
him ever since but because of Takashi's indecisiveness, he was never able to honestly
return her feelings. Heartbroken, she sought comfort in their friend, Hisashi, and
ignoring Takashi at the same time in hopes of forgetting the pain. Rei was furious
when Takashi killed Hisashi, even though he turned into a zombie. However, when
Takashi was about to leave her behind, she quickly apologized and they amended their
Rei doesn't find it above herself to reprimand Takashi for acting carelessly. She
worries about his well-being whenever he goes to fight "them". Rei has also proven to
be a skilled combatant through the use of sojutsu ("Spear Techniques") and strong
asset to the group. 
Initially in the same year as Saeko, Rei was held back despite being an excellent
student. Her father - a police detective - had been investigating the corruption
behind the father of Shido, one of the teachers at her school. As a result, Shido
purposefully failed her so she would have to repeat a grade. Rei bears a lasting
grudge against him and feels uneasy whenever he's around. 
Although Rei dated Hisashi, her feelings for Takashi never disappeared. In chapter
12, Rei shamefully admits that she dated Hisashi because he was cute and cared for
her but says it is different now. She finally understands Takashi's personality and
confesses that it is his selfless nature that she fell in love with. Rei also
professes that she would do anything to be with him. Like Saya, Rei gets irritated
whenever Takashi spends alone time with Saeko, even if they are fighting "them". As
her feelings intensifies, her flirting has also become more aggressive on several
occasions. She uses a Spear made from a broken Broom and later a M1A Rifle with a
Bayonet attached." 

Moving on~ The group is going to look like this:
StarDust as Komuro Takashi
Muffinbake as Busujima Saeko
RAWR_Igirisu as Takagi Saya
Donny as Marikawa Shizuka

I'm so excited~ I think this is gonna look really super duper awesome ♥ Like
pie. Because pie is awesome too.

I'll hopefully keep ya'll updated with progress if you're interested. Make sure to
keep an eye on my Facebook and on our group dA account, which is:

Over and out~ Happy zombie slaying!

Last edited: 14 November 2010

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