Tuesday, 30 April 2013

[3] The return of D

Hello everyone!

After receiving the package with the albums, I didn't buy anything related to D, until I read the announcement that D would return for their second European tour. We bought tickets not long after that, to ensure we could go to the concert.

This time, however, instead of going in my everyday clothes, I wore something completely different. The Elf Fantasy Fair was coming up, so I had to come up with an outfit to wear. If you have never heard of the Elf Fantasy Fair, here is the slightly edited Wikipedia description:

The Elf Fantasy Fair is an outdoor fantasy event in the Netherlands which is traditionally held in April since 2001 in Haarzuilens at Castle de Haar. Since 2009, a second event is being held in September, in Arcen at Castle Arcen. The Haarzuilens fair is the largest fantasy event in Europe and attracts about 22,500 visitors every year.

I couldn't come up with an outfit, until my girlfriend came up with the idea to cosplay Asagi. The outfit I chose was the one from Der König der Dunkelheit. It took my girlfriend a few months (and frustration) to make the outfit, but it was done in time for the Elf Fantasy Fair on the 21st of April 2012. It turned out to be an amazing cosplay and I wanted to wear it at the concert too!

Here is the cosplay:
Elf Fantasy Fair 2012 - Asagi Der König der Dunkelheit coplay
Less than two weeks later, on the 2nd of May 2012, again in concert hall the Melkweg in Amsterdam, we went to D's second concert. While waiting outside, I received a lot of nice comments about the cosplay and even a few photo's were taken. There were even a few fans who came all the way from Japan to follow D on their European tour, going to most of the concerts. Once inside the building, we bought the D flags, since we knew they would play Night-ship "D". This song has dance moves which require the flags. When we entered the concert hall, there were two other cosplayers, who were from Japan. They were cosplaying Tsunehito and Hide-Zou. Their outfits were from Dying message.

There are a few more cosplay pictures on my DeviantArt page, including pictures with the Japanese cosplayers.

The concert was amazing, and they even played one of my favorite songs, Sleeper! We didn't stand as close to the stage as during the first concert, but still within hand grasping distance :) It was awesome to see their reactions to my cosplay while they were performing.

After the concert, I bought a lot of merchandise:
A poster, shirt, bag and USB stick from Dying message. I also bought the Memorial Book and DVD from their previous VAMPIRE SAGA tour and the international edition from Huang di ~Yami ni umareta mukui~ (皇帝~闇に生まれた報い~).

Because one concert wasn't enough, me and a friend decided to go to another one from the same tour. More about that in the next post!

Merchandise European Tour 2012 - Dying message poster
Merchandise European Tour 2012 - Dying message


  1. That's really cool costume! :) No wonder you wanted to wear it again. ^-^

    I wish I had been able to attend more than one of their concert during the world tour.

    1. Thank you! Haha ya, I wore it at the Elf Fantasy Fair again this year. She put a lot of effort into making it.

      I was lucky that I had a friend with a car also liking D! The next post will be about that. They were both great, but the second one was better in a way ^^

    2. Oh, I'm looking forward for your next post then! ^3^

  2. Cool costume! :D Was it hot at all being with it at the concert place? :D

    1. Thank you! Hmm I don't think it was too hot, at least. I didn't wear anything underneath the top part, but I was wearing a black pants underneath it. The fabric is thin enough for air to come through, except for the cape though :P So my back was pretty hot, I could say.