MaakieMaakie Mecha Musume Love~! <3

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Small announcement!
As you maybe have noticed I have been a lot less active here recently, especially with commenting and with my own blog and reviews. This will continue for a while, so that's why I have made this announcement on my profile! The reason is that I am currently spending a lot of time with my other big hobby: cosplay. I am currently working on my biggest costume project yet, Elizabeth: item #2136 (figure), (ext link) (progress untransformed) and (ext link) (progress transfomed). As for the deadlines of these costumes:
Debut untransformed Elizabeth: End of april 2014.
Debut untransformed Elizabeth with weapon: End of may 2014.
Debut transformed Elizabeth: Halfway june 2014.
After those deadlines have passed you will probably find me more active again here! ^w^

Hello and welcome to my profile!

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These pictures are around 2 years old, will try to update soon!

I'm a collector for all sorts of figures, but only have my Japanese listed here! I also collect movie- and gamefigures :)

I give lectures, Q&A's and workshops at conventions, so if you're Dutch, there's a big chance you could see/hear me on a local convention. \^o^/ Unfortunately I can't tell the places I'm going to give lectures untill they are announced officially by the convention themselves, but I'm already giving 10+ lectures in 2014, so no chance to miss me, haha!

Announced soon-to-give lectures
Dakimakura (Hugging Pillow) Panel/Lecture at YaYcon 2014
Figure Collecing Lecture at Animecon 2014
Garage Kit Lecture at Animecon 2014
Cosplay Planning Lecture at Animecon 2014

Given lectures
Cosplay Planning Lecture at Tomocon 2014, Tsunacon 2014 and Nishicon 2013
Cosplay Make-Up Workshop at Tomocon 2014
Manga lecture at Stripdagen 2014 and Stripdagen 2013
Cosplay lecture at Stripdagen 2014, MGCExperience 2013 and Stripdagen 2013
Figure Collecing Lecture at Tsunacon 2014, Nishicon 2013, Abunai! 2013, Animecon 2013, YaYcon 2013, Tsunacon 2013 and Nishicon 2012
Cosplay Make-Up Lecture at Nishicon 2013
Garage Kit Lecture at Abunai! 2013
Papercraft Workshop at MGCExperience 2013, Animecon 2013, Stripdagen 2013, Dorofest 2013 and Nishicon 2012
Anime lecture at Stripdagen 2013
Game Design Q&A at Dorofest 2013 and Nishicon 2012
A possible future in Game Design at Stanislascollege 2012

I'm also staff in the eventmanagement for YaYcon and Abunai! So if you have any tips about those conventions or have a nice idea for an event, let me know!

For the Stripdagen (roughly translated: comic book days), I'm the representative for anime, manga and cosplay during the convention.

My goals on this site:
1. Write a review about all figures I own that aren't reviewed yet on this site!
2. Paint a GK every half year and make an WIP/tutorial-article of it!
3. Get better in photographing figures and make a lot of pictures!
4. Like most people here: Try to get as much figures from my wishlist.
5. Make lots of new friends! \^o^/

I like to write reviews and articles about figures, so be sure to check my blog on here: (mfc link)

I'm a MOD for club #840, club #829 and club #965 So if you have any pictures or figures with wings, flowers or samurai that aren't linked, let me know! ^^

I'm also trying to sell quite some stuff (like games, anime-dvd's, manga, magazines and other merchandise). Take a look! (ext link) It's in Dutch, but you can look at the pictures! xP I also ship internationally! If you only want to see the figures I'm selling right now, you can look here: (mfc link)

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I also recently started with selling above keychains, but I now don't have time for it anymore! >.< So I'm selling all my building sets + finished ones, you can take a look here (and let me know if you are interested in them!): (ext link)

What I'm planning/working on right now:

Figure Reviews:
- Review of Kanzaki H Aria: item #83717
- Review of Suzushiro Mikono: item #103862
- Review of Rio: item #54033
- Review of 5shikisen: item #9874
- Review of Futuba Anzu: item #140904
- Review of Yami Malik: item #119377
- Review of Melty de Granite: item #113211
- Review of Nida Schuetlich: item #157
- Review of Fate Testarossa: item #42209
- Review of Malik Ishtar: item #166660
- Review of Calne Ca (Nurse Cos ver.): item #162402
- Maybe a review of Airi: item #25108

Bootleg-and-real comparison:
- The differences between a legit EUR DS-game, legit USA DS-game and a fake (regionfree) bootleg DS-game.

GK Making of:
- Making of Kirisame Marisa item #25814

Artbook-review:
- Shimada Humikane Art Works: item #43697

Cosplay Tutorials:
- The making of my tank-legs of Mecha Musume Elizabeth.

All my figure reviews and figure-related articles will be posted on this site: (mfc link) and all my cosplay-related articles here: (ext link)

Oh and if you like cosplay, be sure to check my costumes here: (ext link)

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Me getting interviewd, giving a lecture and a workshop. More here: (ext link)

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One of my recent costumes, Trainer Wes from Pokémon Colosseum! More here: (ext link)

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The costume I'm currently working on, tanklegs for my Elizabeth cosplay! More here: (ext link) and (ext link)

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And this is my current workspace when I work on my cosplays! :) A loose table in my living room where I always can take a look at my figures! My future dream would be to have a completely seperate room for figures and one for cosplay/crafts-working...one can dream, right? ^w^

Thanks for reading!

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09 hours agoFullmetalpiggyFullmetalpiggy
Hi! Heb inmiddels het rooster en dergelijke ontvangen! :3 Ben o.a. om 10 uur ingeroosterd, kan dan helaas niet aanwezig zijn omdat de bussen hier niet eerder vertrekken..^^; En ik woon niet om de hoek. D: Heb ofcourse daar een mailtje over gestuurd dus ben benieuwd. xD
Maybe we can meet somehow?! :DD

Het is en blijft jammer met die save batterijen. ;_; Mijn vriend heeft een keer nieuwe batterijen gekocht om toch weer verder te kunnen spelen. (met hulp van z'n vader zet hij dat batterijtje erin)
Misschien laat ik in mijn games ook nieuwe batterijen plaatsen. Maar durf sommige nog echt niet aan te raken en dan te zien dat alles weg is. :c xD
Roms spelen kan natuurlijk ook handig zijn, nergens last van. Maar het nou eenmaal op een oldskool gameboy spelen geeft toch meer de feeling.



Maakie (4 days ago) #2098435Hey~!
Ik heb inmiddels met Annelies gesproken en ze zijn bezig met de roosters, dus je zou het binnen enkele dagen moeten krijgen~! ^^
Nouja, I tried...maartoen was de save kapot. Heb het een hele avond gespeeld en toen ik de volgende dag verder wilde...was alles weg... *sob* Dan moet ik of zelf de cartridge repareren met van die losse save dingen die je moet kopen of ik moet zonder m'n apparaat uit te zetten het aan één stuk doorspelen. :P
Heb hetzelfde met Pokémon Yellow zelf. Dat spel was echt m'n jeugd en ik had de Pokédex zo goed als compleet en een super high level Pikachu. xD Nu ben ik bang dat als ik 'm zou opstarten dat dan alles weg is, dus ik ontwijk het helemaal om 'm op te starten. Q.Q
012 hours ago (12 hours ago)ifob8ifob8
Maakie (19 hours ago) #2105185Elizabeth is a mecha musume character. A figure was made from her: item #2136 :) In the future I would really like to cosplay more characters where they made figures of...it's a perfect reference item to take a look at all the close details!
Well, I bought my first costume when I went to my first convention, I was 14 at that time. :) When I found out most cosplayers make their costumes themselves (and I always liked making small crafts), I wanted to try it to and made my first costume at the age of 16. But the first time a costume I made 100% myself and that looked good was when I was 18. xD
Since cosplaying takes a lot of different skills (sewing, prop/item making, painting, make-up, wig styling etc.) I learned most of the things along the years of experience I got. ^w^ When I just started cosplaying I found out I was quite good with wigs and make-up, so I made that my speciality. But some things I am still learning a lot about, like sewing, I only seriously started sewing 2 years ago (before that I altered existing pieces of clothing).
But I think that with every cosplay project I start there is something I haven't done before, so it's something new to learn! ^w^


I see, friend. You've got indeed a lot of talent!! :) And sewing... my god... I really admire you for that! :P Well, it's nice you have found an activity that passions you. :)And it seems to be an art, according to what you said, that with every cosplay, you have to learn someting new, so it seems to be an art that will keep you busy for a long time. :) That's nice :)
Well, thank you friend, for this little interview :)
But I Wonder, what do you do with your costumes after a convention, when your cosplaying is over?
01 day agomewimewi
Maakie (7 days ago) #2094258Hey, Mewi! ^w^

What chu doing Makie maakie
02 days ago (1 day ago)VioFitzVioFitz
Maakie (17 days ago) #2077935Hello!
This message is for all my MFC friends that have showned/are showing interest in my Elizabeth Mecha Musume cosplay!
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View the picture in higher resolution here: (ext link)
Her untransformed version is almost completely done right now! I hope to get some good pictures of it at the end of this month!
Her weapon I will debut at the end of may and her fully transformed version in june!
Thanks for all the support and interested in my cosplay! ^w^
~ Maakie


DAMN!! That's very intense! I like how this continues on! Nice progress!

Maakie (15 days ago) #2080781Hello~!
I see, thanks for explaining! Kamen Rider is something I don't know much about since it was never on TV here! >.<
Ah, the same has been happening here! When I started collecting manga a new volume would cost 6-8 euros each and nowadays that's easily 10-12 euros! >.< I sell most of my own second hand manga for around 4-5 euros each, which is half or more than half of the price you buy them in the store for. So compared to what I paid myself I can still ask quite a "high" price for the manga myself, but I stell end up with a loss of a few euros with each sold manga... :P
That sounds bad. >.< So you're national postal service is not to be trusted... Well then you have other available options like big global companies like DHL, FedEx and DPD...but those are expensive! Also here in the Netherlands using one of those companies makes shipping easily twice as expensive as if I would use my national postal service...
About the Doraemon 3D movie...I just looked it up and it looks a bit weird to me. xD I think he looks better in 2D! The style reminds me a bit of when they made that 3D Astro Boy movie a few years ago.
Well actually I'm quite far along now with my review of Mai. I have been working on my cosplay a lot of time and my hands got so tired (I'm busy with sanding the gun >.<) so I have been "resting" by being on the computer more. xD And that time I spend on writing on my review! ^^ I think I can maybe upload the review later this week! :)
I wouldn't recommend buying a Nendoroid. I think they are too expensive since they are very small and most of them don't come with much accesories...well, except for my Francesca which I reviewed a while ago. xD
The bag is also finished now! (ext link) And I posted a picture on your profile yesterday of how far along the jacket is! ^^ It's close to completion! :D
Although I really like taking comissions, I'm Always a bit hesitant with them. >.< The main reason for that is that I would need to charge quite some money for them. Even if I would work for far below minimum wage, let's say I ask 4-6 euros an hour then only in hours of work I will have to charge a high amount of money to the person I'm making an costume or item for. >.< And high prices like that make people not interested anymore... So that's why I have mainly done wig comissions in the past. On average I spend only 5-10 hours on a (simple) wig, so the prices can stay acceptable for the person requesting it.
Good luck with your future videos/animations! ^w^


I know... Most of my Europe friends also didn't familliar with Kamen Rider so, I guess the hype of Kamen Rider only exist in Asia mostly... America (Saban who adapted Sentai to became Power Rangers franchise) once tried to adapt one of the series of Kamen Rider based on BLACK RX which is extremely popular back in 90s however... They failed, many outraged critics on the run especially most of the people who used to watch the original series even the late creator of Kamen Rider Shotaro Ishinomori was rumored to be outraged due to the highly changes on the scenes & thinking too childish & corny. Well, to think of that I think I agree with people out there because, they kinda ruined the originality of the rider. However, if you asked me... Actually, they just did the same thing as they did on Power Rangers series. But, sentai world seems to be low on the popularity in Asia compare to the US so... Power Rangers dominate the franchise.


Ic... In here their prices are pretty far higher now, because I bought manga around 10 years ago only cost 5000-6000 Rupiah but, now... They still sell the same manga that I used to buy but, with new revision & they can cost almost than 20000 Rupiah... So if I sell around 7000 to 9000 Rupiah perhaps people might still accept it, especially buying a sets of volume. I'm planning to sell sets of volume, not a single book here. I got Meitantei Conan's book from Vol. 1 to... I think 50, all in good conditions.

That's the biggest problem from using another courrier, I think it's not worth just to send 14cm figures overseas for around more than 30 USD... It's almost expensive as the figures themselves. Well, it was a big obstacles to sell outside Indonesia, I really wish I can ship overseas with lower shipments.

Doraemon himself is fine I think but, Nobita & the others looked pretty different indeed & yes... If you ask me, I agree that they looked better in 2D because it's more original & faithful to the style. Actually, the graphic style of Doraemon & Astroboy's manga are pretty resembles, because the late creator Osamu Tezuka is a sensei of the late Doraemon creator Fujiko F. Fujio & his fellow Fujiko A. Fujio.

As for me, I'm retranslating my manga into Indonesian here... Apparently, most people here complained that they don't understand English. My bad for making direct English dialogue script 1st, I should have retranslating before drawing the manga. Also, now I'm temporarely avoiding figure stores or Toys fair event for saving money on my POs. You know, visiting those places usually made me becoming consumptive...

I see... You're right about that... Actually, there's something that made me jealous on Nendoroid collectors... Nendoroid mostly comes with more complex faceplates than Figma, & the good thing we can even share the faceplates to other Nendoroids. While Figma don't but, Figma mostly has more unique accessories.

Wow, you even created the bag?! I see you're busy as hell with your cosplay but, that's pretty worth because the progress & the result looked pretty sick!! You've done a stunning work as usual!! I hope for your success.

Lol, don't mind for that, I'm not sure when can I ask you on that. I'm not even done on my manga & games actually... Just focussed what I must do but, thanks for your informations.

Future Videos? Here you go:

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These 2 figures (excluding Figma Kiritsugu) are my fixed figures from suffering the factory issues... Mercury's hair was repainted added a hightlights & I fixed 2 of her faceplates. SIC BLACK's got a weird scratchy thing on his head, I fixed this using a sandpaper to remove them. After that, I repainted his head & added more lighter color in some part except mouth.
03 days agoifob8ifob8
Maakie (3 days ago) #2100580Hrrmmm, it's hard I have so many!
I like (young)(semi)evil guys the most and I absolutely love all kinds of uniforms!
But I have noticed I look too female in most of my male cosplays and I look too male in most of my female cosplays, so I have decided a while back that I wanted to cosplay Elizabeth, a more tomboyish girl, to see if that fits me better! :)


Elizabeth? From what anime/serie/collection is she?
And at what age did you begin cosplaying? I'm curious.
You seem to have a lot of experience... And basically where did you learn to make costumes and accessories like that? :)

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