Chiaki Nanami Cosplay

Chiaki Nanami Cosplay Review – Easy Cosplay!

At this point on my cosplay journey, I pretty much need cosplay to be easy on me in the sense of creation, or I won’t be able to pull it off. So, that being said, I am super thankful for the world of Amazon and all the amazing cosplay that they carry (with prime shipping too!) because while you might not expect any of it to be good.. sometimes it actually is. When I wanted to do a quick Chiaki Nanami Cosplay, amazon pretty much held my hand the whole way. How nice of them.

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Chiaki Nanami Cosplay – The Wig

Chiaki has a purple-ish grey-ish tone to her hair, and it can be a little tough to find a wig that matches the actual tone of her hair. I found a wig on amazon that really nailed the color, and I was super happy that I did. I bought this wig.

In the picture on amazon, it looks like the ends of the wig really curve out and up, which would be great because Chiaki’s hair really flips out at the ends. It would be lovely if the wig came exactly as pictured but it needed some love once it arrived. Color was spot on, but the actual styling of the wig was a little on the misleading side. Be prepared to style her just a little to get it just right.

Once I got the wig styled, it pretty much was perfect (thanks Adrien for all the help!) <3

I really found the wig to be soft and easy to wear, and for the price, a pretty good wig! I’ll definitely wear this again in the future when I cosplay Chiaki, so it’s definitely not a wig you’re only going to get one wear out of. Score.

Chiaki Nanami Cosplay – The Uniform

Chiaki’s outfit is pretty simple, with a button down blouse, skirt, jacket, and some stockings.Again, Amazon was able to make my life super simple because I was able to track down an entire cosplay for her for under $70. It almost seemed too good to be true.

I am one of those people who becomes suspicious of amazon items that have all 5 star reviews. Is there bot rating the items? People being paid to review? Who knows. All I know is I am way more comfortable ordering an item with 4.7 stars as opposed to 5. I’m just critical I guess.

I digress.

When the cosplay arrived in the mail, I was pretty much stunned to say the least. This cosplay is BEAUTIFUL. Details are embroidered on, the fabrics are nice and heavy, and everything is super comfortable to wear. I was shocked at how nice the jacket was, even though I’m a little sad that it doesn’t have any pockets. The Super High School Level Gamer would have pockets on her jacket, and I want them too. Ugh! But seriously, pockets would have made this even better, but the jacket is great.

There was a little bit of bleeding from the black stripe on the top onto my skin after wearing the cosplay all day, but really that was no big deal. I wore it for a little over 12 hours, and with that amount of time, something is bound to happen.

A pretty nice cosplay if I do say so myself.

Overall, the cosplay itself is probably one of the nicer I’ve seen in a while, and for the price that I paid, it’s pretty unheard of. When you see prices like that for everything that I got you tend to worry just a little bit, but for once, I had good luck on my side. I would give this cosplay 5 stars too (and I did!)

So.. if you’re thinking about doing a Chiaki Nanami cosplay anytime soon..

Seriously consider the one above and save yourself the frustration and time waiting that you might have with other sites. This baby is on prime, and by some odd chance it doesn’t work out for you, just send it back. That’s the beauty of online shopping. The human interaction can be as little as you’d like. Hooray for that on some days!

Overall, I had a blast getting to be Chiaki for the day and getting to spend some much needed time with my wonderful, amazing, incredible con family (if you guys ever stumble onto this, know I love you lots!) and get in some of that retail therapy.

Shes so cute I could literally die.

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Enamel Pins Galore – My Collection

If theres one thing that I buy way too much of, its definitely enamel pins. They come in just about any design you could possibly want, and another plus.. many have glitter paints and designs to make them especially cute. Over the last year or so it seems that I’ve built up a tiny collection, and I felt like it was time to share! This excludes my Walt Disney World trading pins (those deserve their own post!) but many of these came from local markets or conventions that I attend. Plus, they’re great little pieces that help to support local designers and small shops.

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How To Wear Enamel Pins

This is where the fun really begins! There are tons of fun ways to either display or wear your pins, so you can share the happiness with everyone! Personally, I keep mine on display in my apartment, but here are a ton of fun ways to display or wear your pins!

  • Wear them on a lanyard (use these locking backs to keep them safe!)
  • Wear them on your shirt collar
  • Wear them on a cardigan to add extra color
  • Pin them to a hat or scarf
  • Pin them to your backpack (again, locking backs please!)
  • Display them on a banner

My Enamel Pin Collection

Enamel Pin
a little palmful of happiness

I tend to gravitate towards pastel, cutesy kinds of pins (you’ll see that shortly) which makes them all sort of blend together in a nice aesthetic heap.

Kittynaut Enamel Pins

Cute ghibli goodness

My all time favorite spot to get pins is from Kittynaut’s Etsy shop. I’m lucky that they are frequently at cons in my area (hooray!) so I tend to pick up a few pins every time that I see them. They are some of the sweetest people and always put a smile on my face when I see them at conventions.

The above pins are:

Enamel Pin
Cute kawaii medical pins!

I am loving the all of their kawaii medical line too! These are actually the pins that kick started my little obsession!

The above pins are:

Glitteracy Enamel Pins

Enamel Pin
Pastel Cuteness

I get all my Glitteracy pins from a local market, the Cleveland Flea! They sell a huge assortment of cute prints, pins and more! I love stopping by and seeing what new things they have going on.

Above pins are:

Mimosa Studio Art Enamel Pin

Enamel Pins
Cute pastel sharks and bunnies, what else could you ask for?

Mimosa Studio Art is a new favorite of mine, I saw them at my last con and they have some of the CUTEST pastel pins I’ve ever seen. Their designs are super original and cute and I can’t wait to wear my little shark pins.

Above pins:

Hand Over Your Fairy Cakes Enamel Pins

Enamel Pins
Cute, pastel, and sassy. Pretty much me.

A local shop that I love sells these pins made by Hand Over Your Fairy Cakes! They make some of the snarkiest and cutest pins out there, with tons of kick butt sayings and cute colors and glitter! I love anything with snark, and these are about as perfect as they come.

Above pins:

Do you have any enamel pins? What are your favorites? I’m always looking for cute new additions!

XOXO