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Hetalia: Icelandic Snow by gomimushi Hetalia: Icelandic Snow by gomimushi
Hetalia: snjór~

Yours truly as Iceland
Photo by my dad (lol)

When it snowed briefly in London, I ran out while in the middle of writing my gazillion essays and got my dad to take photos of me as Hetalia's Iceland. It was fun to do a quick shoot like that - though I had to set up pretty much every shot due to my dad not quite understanding how to use his own camera (note: "my" Nikon is actually his.) The puffin was given to be by fukkafyla and goes by the name of Glúmur. I have another one that ~hikaraseru gave me (also from Iceland), but it will make an appearance next time we shoot the nordic characters -- which will be if it snows again.

I have the mentality of a 5-year-old so *I* hope it snows again, though I think most people would hope for the contrary.

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Here's a random but otherwise interesting article about the worst type of snow in Iceland: [link]

I'd like to learn more about things like this!

I plan to go to Iceland this February and will be your typical shutter-happy tourist; if the pictures turn out well, i'll be spamming a little, maybe. I HOPE TO GOD ICELANDAIR WON'T STRIKE ON THE DAYS I'VE BOOKED. Though I think it would be pretty awesome if I ended up stranded. Yeah. Treacherous roads and flying pots of skyr notwithstanding, I'd like to see if I survive.

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p.s/. This photo was brightened (curves) and sharpened, and that was it. Other unedited photos from the shoot are below, if you'd like EXIF data or anything, let me know:

:bulletblue: [link]

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:bulletblue: [link] <- need to get white laces
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:iconchotaku:
Chotaku Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Oh god you look so cute! You could really be Iceland, I absolutely love this cosplay!! >u<
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anime-otter1408 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student General Artist
May I please draw this? I really love it, of course I will credit you if u like?
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gomimushi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
I'm glad you like it!

As to your question, I dont mind if you use my photo as reference, but I'd prefer it if you use it for practice only and do not upload it online anywhere, thanks!
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anime-otter1408 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Ok thanks!
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GoldenGirl954 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Awesome cosplay here I like how your outfits contrasts with the background :D
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takpapp Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
What kind of fabric did you use to the jacket? I'm currently doing research for my fem!Iceland cosplay and I really liked the look of your jacket! And the rest of the cosplay, you look so good in it! C:
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gomimushi Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
I'm afraid I don't know the name of the material as it was picked out by my friend. I'm also not skilled enough to tell you what it is by looking at it - I'm still quite amateur so I tend to go to fabric shops and choose materials by feel and weight rather than by name ;;; I'm really sorry ><;;

I'd say that it's a medium weight-ish fabric (it's lined) that has a sort of matte feel similar to suede. It's definitely not real suede, but if you look out for that brushed/matte look that's what we were going for u3u.
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Amapolchen Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
youre featured in my journal: [link]
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HoneyToast123 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Your costume is very different from the rest. It gives it a genuine feel. It isn't like a jacket put together for the purpose but a costume that is real and genuine.
You could be the real thing!
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gomimushi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Ahh thank you;; Honestly my friends and I tend to like military jackets in general so for things like Hetalia we try to get them to look as usable as possible so that they can be worn in daily life as well |D

I'm not so sure I could be the real thing but it's good to know that it doesn't look out of place!
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weirdoo83 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very well done, I love how you look!
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gomimushi Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
thank you!
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DeathEater-MFunnyG Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're on of the best Iceland cosplayers I've ever seen,maybe even the best!
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:icongomimushi:
gomimushi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
That's very flattering, thank you so much!
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shy-ninja123 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
u look so awesome with the cosplay,it actually looks like you really is the awesome Iceland xD
deserves to be faved
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:icongomimushi:
gomimushi Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Thank you very much ^^;
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lynxmari Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
may i use this in a hetalia amv? i will give you a link of the finished project when i can.
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:icongomimushi:
gomimushi Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Sure, go ahead.
I'll look forward to seeing it!
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lynxmari Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
[link]

theres the finished product please tell me what you think!
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:icongomimushi:
gomimushi Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Thanks! It looks awesome, I like the choice of pictures and the way they match the words :)
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lynxmari Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
thanks
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Wyncandel Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Student General Artist
This is such a lovely photo. <3
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:icongomimushi:
gomimushi Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Thank you so much, again!! <3
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ForEverDevil Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Student General Artist
:heart: me like :D
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gomimushi Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Thanks ^^
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ForEverDevil Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Student General Artist
no problem ^_^
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Yun-ah Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Awesome cosplay i love it *favs*
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gomimushi Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Thank you ^^;
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empty-x-bottles Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
ULCH TOO GORGEOUS. <3
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gomimushi Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
^^' thanks very much!
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Yaichiko Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist
JFBJFJLFBLNBNBJKF
DBBDRUIGBUIGNUI
BVJGBVVBJ. GAH. :heart:
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gomimushi Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
....:'D :heart:
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SijChan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
SEXY<3
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gomimushi Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Haha thanks <3
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Sado-Nishi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You make such an adorable Iceland! And this is a great photo for a last minute shoot. XD

And I just have to say I know exactly how you feel about developing attachments to certain countries because of this. I'm kind of the same way about Norway, it might have started out with Hetalia and cosplay, but after so much extensive research on the country's history and culture and everything... It has made me interested enough to want to plan a trip there someday.

Judging by your photos you've already made your trip, I hope you enjoyed it!
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:icongomimushi:
gomimushi Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
Thanks so much!! ;;

Haha, I think Hetalia sort of made me appreciate a lot of things about the world that I took for granted. I hope you manage to journey to Norway one day! I'm hoping to work my way around the world in some small ways, too. When I work and earn enough money, that'll be my aim.

I did enjoy the trip immensely! I feel as if I really want to go back again soon, in another season perhaps~
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Sado-Nishi Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha I know what you mean. I know some people just have fun with the series for what it is, but I couldn't help going deeper into the research in regards to finding out more information and history about certain countries. I do hope to visit other places as well, but like you I would definitely need to save up for it. I'm glad you had a great time in Iceland, I have a friend who visited there for a month and she loved it!
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gomimushi Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Haha true. The series is great entertainment but i'm glad that it gives people a lot of appreciation for the world around them. ^^

Good luck with saving up to travel! I'm sure you'll find it very worth it ~
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akai-chii Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
S-so sweet...
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gomimushi Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Thanks ^^'
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Kawaii-Syringa Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Awsome! I want to go to Iceland as well some day! <3 Your cosplay is really wonderful as well. :heart: I'm planning on cosplaying him somewhere this year, so I hope you don't mind me asking some questions~? C: Did you buy the wig on ebay? (any tips?) Did you make the costume.. or bought it..? And more importantly.. how the hell did you do that with your eyebrows? (I tried to change my eyebrows' colour for an other cosplay, but I didn't know how... and what I tried didn't work well >__>)
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gomimushi Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
The wig was my friend's, she bought it off ebay for something else and I bought it off her. I think it's best to look for a colour that's not too white - because this is a very pale shade of grey-blonde and it generally looks less artificial.

The jacket itself was a birthday gift from a friend who made the pattern and got it tailored. I'm not sure of the details. The rest was either bought from thrift stores or made by me.

As for the eyebrows, I put eyelash glue on them and dabbed white eyeshadow over it. It's a very effective method and I definitely recommend it. :)
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Kawaii-Syringa Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
Hello, this is like the latest reply ever, I know.
But I didn't reply so I could keep your reply in my messages.. if I'd reply it would go away and I'd probably fail at findig it back. (does that even make sense? I feel like I'm scaring you or something. Sorry oAo)

Anyways, I do want to thank you for your reply ^^
I have been looking for a wig lately, but I can only find ones that are too dark... or they just have a total different cut.
Do you perhaps know where you friend needed the wig for? (as in: for a certain cosplay? So I could search for that)


I'm sorry if I bothering you! ;A; /forgive me
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gomimushi Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Hey, no worries. It's not a bother.

I think the cosplay she bought it for was someone from Vampire Knight. Maybe the character was Ichiru because it was longer before we cut it. We don't tend to search for wigs based on characters though, so I don't know if this will help very much.
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Easter-Centaur Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
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you look like a doll :love:
this picture is so beautiful! I luv it! :D
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gomimushi Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Haha, thanks so much ;w; '
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PaperclippedMime Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
This is such a great shot! This makes me want to cosplay Iceland again, I have to remember to find a better wig for him. You make a great Iceland, I'm glad there was snow that day so you could have a photoshoot. :)

Also, thank you for posting the link to that blog about the snow, all those posts on the website are really interesting! Definitely makes me want to explore Iceland. I hope your trip there went well and you enjoyed the country! : D
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gomimushi Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
thank you so much! ;; I'm grateful for the snow too, since we don't get snow very often here, haha... ;; best of luck with your cosplay as well~

There are a lot of very good websites with interesting articles about Iceland and the lifestyle there~ I hope I can go back again too. I hope you manage to visit one day!
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PaperclippedMime Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Snow is pretty awesome. I never really realized how much I loved it until I spent a winter away from my home in Vermont (one of the most northeastern states in the US). It's a pain to drive in the snow, but boy is it pretty. :)

Iceland is such a fascinating country! I just spent the last three and a half weeks learning about the Icelandic sagas, and the Icelanders just have such a distinct character. Have you been to any other Scandinavian countries besides Iceland? Are there any places to visit/things to see in Iceland that you would recommend from your time there?
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gomimushi Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Snow gets on peoples' nerves here because they seriously can't deal with it. Everything shuts down, but I still think it's super romantic and pretty despite the fail logistics. I can't resist running outside and taking photos when it does, though I don't deny it's bloody troublesome. ;w;

Ahh, I wanted to read some of the sagas, but I never got round to it. I've not actually been to any of the other Nordic countries, but I'm planning to visit all my friends in a round trip one day~ ;w;

I don't feel I'm qualified to be an authority on this, so I'll direct you to this website: [link] there's a lot about what to see and what to visit if you take a trip to Iceland, but also some great things about the culture and current events! :'>
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