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お菓子つくっておっかすぃ~! (Dance Cover) Trivia

March 25, 2017

– I filmed this on March 19th/20th.

– The original outfits were close to (if not the same) as the ones for “Mini. Strawberry Pie,” but I didn’t want to use the same outfit, so I just kept the same color scheme.

– This is yet another song that I liked early on as a Hello! Project fan. I listened to Minimoni quite a bit, now that I think of it.

– It’s been a long time since I made a proper bow for a bow tie! =D

– I was originally going to use orange shorts with pieces of the plaid fabric on them, but I knew the shorts would end up looking red on the video, so I went with blue instead. I think it turned out pretty well.

– As I’ve done with other dances, I just tucked pieces of fabric into the tops of my socks to get that look~.

– This was originally going to be a MINI Clip with a different dance as the “feature”/full dance cover of this set, but, because I’ve been working so much, I didn’t have time to learn that other dance, so I just learned the full dance for this one instead.

– I think it took me about… thirty takes or something ridiculous like that to get one that I was satisfied with. O_O

– That move that I do in the beginning (when they say, “Get down!”) was killer. I did one filming session, but I wasn’t satisfied with the final take from that after rewatching it a few times, so I decided to redo it. … The next day my poor legs were so sore. 😄 orz

– One move I wanted to improve when I re-filmed it was the hopping to the side. I wanted it to be more exaggerated. Actually, I tried to make a lot of the moves more exaggerated. 😄

– I HATED the timing for the leg swings around 0:24 (and elsewhere). They just seemed so out of place/off/weird!

– The dance break (2:53 to 3:05) was some of my terrible free-styling (as if you couldn’t tell). XDD orz

– There was one take in which I messed up with only seven seconds of the dance left. That was horrible. orz

– I had a few different options for the border. There was one with the cakes on regular, blue, rectangular side borders, another with the cakes on regular, green, rectangular side borders, and another with just the cakes by themselves with no background color. I eventually decided on the blue, but I added a scalloped edge so that it had a softer, more confectionery look to it.

I think that’s it for this one~. It’s been a lot of fun doing a dance set again after so long! =D Thank you for watching and reading~!!

~ Surimu-chan

ミニ。ストロベリ~パイ (MINI Clip) Trivia

March 24, 2017

– I filmed this dance on March 15th.

– This song is one of my early H!P favorites, because I thought the video/song was fun and cute~. I even taught my sister how to sing it when she was only about nine or ten years old by writing out the lyrics phonetically. =D

– I’m trying to go back to my previous habit of not spending money on anything for my dance covers, but I did give in for this one so I could buy that orange and blue plaid fabric because I thought it was a perfect Minimoni。 style. ^__^

– I had one large piece of fabric pinned around a white skirt, two large rectangles pinned to a white polo shirt, and two thin rectangles as “straps” connecting the front and back rectangles.

– The headband is actually just a piece of white paper cut in a “frilly headband” shape and then pinned to a regular headband. 😄

– The hairstyle changed a few times before I finally decided to leave it down. Instead, I wore an orange hair tie on each wrist.

– In my first attempt at editing this, there was a veeeeery slight stall in the video when the first strawberry appeared. I didn’t think it was too noticeable (it didn’t throw off the timing or anything), so I left it alone. It was until I had uploaded it (unlisted), watched it, and gotten halfway through writing the trivia that I decided to try to re-edit it. 😄

– The move for “ichigo, ichigo” is actually the same as the one for “mou chotto mateba SUTOROBERI PAI,” but I wanted to add the strawberry effects, so I changed it (and, to be honest, I thought it turned out pretty cute~). =D

That’s all~! Thanks for watching and reading~! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan

ミニモニ。ジャンケンぴょん! (MINI Clip) Trivia

March 23, 2017

– I filmed this dance late March 10th/early March 11th.

– Like I said in the video description, I changed a few of the moves a bit; I didn’t do the arm movements that accompany the hopping around (around 1:00), because they do look a bit too strange. I also didn’t put my thumb directly on my nose when I waved my hand near my face (because some people find that very offensive (^_^”)), and I just shook my hands during the “pa pa pa pa” parts instead of doing the sort of pinching movement (?) that they’re doing.

– I had make a face like Aibon did around 0:20. 😄

– I was glad that you can see that I actually did have red, orange, and yellow in this costume. My video editor has a terrible habit of turning orange into red and yellow into gold. (-_-*)

– The plaid parts of my outfit were hand-painted; that’s why the pattern isn’t completely consistent. (^_^”) I still like how it turned out, though~!

– My top is actually rather complicated. I have a long-sleeve orange shirt (see what I mean about the editor making it look red! orz), under a white short-sleeve shirt. Small pieces of blue fabric were cut out for the accents on the white shirt. The “bodice” sort of piece is the painted yellow/gold fabric, green fabric, and orange fabric pinned together. I slipped that on over my shirt (I say “slipped it over” when I mean “contorted into” because I had everything already pinned together XD) and then pinned the shoulder straps to it. O_O

– For the headband, I simple cut out a couple of squares of green fabric, folded them in half, pinned the edges, and then slipped the two pinned squares onto the headband~.

– At first, I kept the leg warmers up with dress tape (double-sided tape), but, after a lot of takes, they started to come undone, so I put on white, knee-high socks and tucked the leg warmers into those.

– This dance was a li~ttle bit of a pain, because I learned a bunch of it from the “Odoruda pyon!” Ver. (an almost dance shot version), but then I watched some live performances to check different moves, and they did a few things completely differently. (-_-“) I just sort of picked whatever to make it work for me~.

I think that’s all for this one~! =D Thanks for watching and reading, pyon~! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan

Outfit for Upcoming お菓子つくっておっかすぃ~! Dance Cover

March 20, 2017

This is the outfit I wore for the final dance in my “Minimoni Madness! Dance Set” (oh yeah… I forgot to say the name of the set before. … Well, that’s what it is. XD): 「お菓子つくっておっかすぃ~!」 (the full dance!). This is another H!P song I loved early on. ❤

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Okashi Tsukutte Okkasui~! Outfit

This dance cover will be uploaded on March 25th~. Please look forward to it~!

~ Surimu-chan

Outfit for Upcoming ミニ。ストロベリ~パイ MINI Clip

March 15, 2017

This is the outfit I wore for my MINI Clip of Minimoni。’s 「ミニ。ストロベリ~パイ」. This song is near and dear to my heart, because I found it early on as a new fan, and I thought the video was adorable~. ❤

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Mini. Strawberry Pie Outfit

(Ugh, blurry… I need a new camera… orz) This MINI Clip will be uploaded on March 24th. Please look forward to it~!

~ Surimu-chan

Outfit for Upcoming ミニモニ。ジャンケンぴょん! MINI Clip

March 12, 2017

This is the outfit I wore for my MINI Clip of Minimoni。’s 「ミニモニ。ジャンケンぴょん!」. I think I managed to get it pretty accurate to Kago’s outfit with just painted fabric and safety pins. 😄

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Minimoni Jankenpyon! Outfit

This MINI Clip will be uploaded on March 23rd. Please look forward to it~!

~ Surimu-chan

~2016 Wrap-Up Post~

January 14, 2017

My year-end post is a little late. (^_^”) Here’s a quick breakdown (the split-screened and solo versions of “Magical Christmas” are considered two separate dances, and Up Up Girls (仮) is not considered H!P):

– I did a total of twenty-nine dances in 2016.
Three of these dances were original choreographies.
Five of these dances were MINI Clips.
Nine of these dances were non-Hello! Project dances.
Five of these dances were part of my “Agent 36” series.
– Of the twenty H!P dances, twelve of them were from singles/albums released in 2011 or earlier.
– Also, nine of the twenty H!P dances were album or coupling tracks (including “Iron Heart” for the °C-ute Dance Tribute).
One dance was one that had already been done previously.
– For each H!P group, I had the following number of dances – Morning Musume (any year) = 9; Berryz Koubou = 1; °C-ute = 2 (including the dance tribute); S/mileage/ANGERME = 2; Juice=Juice = 2; Country Girls = 1; misc. H!P (Buono!, Abe Natsumi, Mano Erina) = 3

Instead of giving a few comments for each video, I thought I’d just give a few general comments.
As far as my favorite dances, I was actually rather happy with the MINI Clips. They were each short and fun with something different (background, split screen…), so I still have fun watching them. The full dances though… orz Maybe I’m just being harder on myself than usual? I had had high hopes for “Shiroi Yuki no Princess wa” to maybe be another one of my “big” dance covers, but it didn’t do as well as I had hoped it would. (^_^”) I was pretty happy that I got a video uploaded on February 29th. 😄 “Daisuki Dakara Zettai ni Yurusanai” didn’t turn out too badly. I think I might have ended up liking the “Agent 36” episodes more than the dances that corresponded with them. 😄 orz “Party People Alien” was kind of fun. “Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!” and “Rival,” while okay were more of a relief to get done than anything, I think. (^_^”) I was super-excited with the warm reception for “Utakata Saturday Night!” ^__^ I feel a little bad about my °C-ute dance tribute; while I did work very hard to make everything work out and flow well, I can’t help but feel like it seems a bit rushed… because it kind of was. 😄 I only had, what, a couple of weeks or so to get it done in time for °C-uteの日. Just like with “Utakata Saturday Night!,” it was kind of exhilarating to be able to do a newer dance with “Oh my wish!” “Every Day Halloween” and “Magical Christmas” were fun dances to make because I got to be creative; “Every Day Halloween” will forever remind me of when I first got into watching wrestling because it has a bunch of references in the dance, and “Magical Christmas” was fun because I kind of love doing partially seated dances. =D I was proud of my improvement after I did “Kimagure Princess” again (ugh that first one… XD). And finally, “Kira Kira Fuyu no Shiny G” is a dance I had planned to do for Christmas for years, so it was nice to finally do it~.

So, basically… my MINI Clips were probably my favorites from my 2016 dances. I think I did more vlogs and “other” videos than I did dances (well, I definitely did), but that’s because I’ve been trying to upload at least once every week (which I have since the around the second week of October in 2015!!).

How about all of you? Which of my 2016 dances were your favorites? How about from my non-dance videos in 2016?

As far as 2016 in general… well, let’s just say I feel rather stupid about last year’s wrap-up post. 😄 What can I say… I was excited and hopeful, but then life just kind of slapped me upside the head. (^_^”) Thanks for continuing to put up with me~. =) (Also, it seems this is my 500th post on this blog~! =D)

~ Stephanie
“Surimuchan”

ザ・ストレス (Dance Cover) Trivia

June 13, 2016

– I did the opening a little differently just because I thought it would look better than me standing there. (I think the standing would have looked fine if I had the same lighting that they had in the music video… but I didn’t. (^_^”)>)

– I actually have two different version of this dance cover with two different outfits. Both of them have the long cardigan, but in the other version, I had black shorts on, a dark green shirt over a bright green tank top (though it was still black and white, so you couldn’t really tell), and I was barefoot. I also had the sides of my hair back instead. I re-filmed the dance because, not only did I think I could do better, but I wanted to try to wear something a little… better. 😄

– I have my hair back in this dance cover, but you can’t really tell because the sides are tied together under my hair.

– The two points of the dance that got me mixed up were 1) the hip swing while my back is to the camera (around 0:27) because I kept wanting to swing in the other direction and 2) the hip shake/punch out just before the chorus (around 0:58) because I kept messing up the timing for the first hip shake (it’s left, right, left, punch out, punch up twice, in case you were wondering XD).

– I had started making a fluffy, blue tulle skirt for this dance, but I only got a few inches of skirt from one full spool, so I decided that it would take too much time, effort, and money to make a skirt for one dance. orz

– My mom always gets a huge kick out of the “Ho, ho, yo Nacchi, who dat? Got to be Abe Natsumi, come on” rapped lines during the chorus. 😄

That’s all! Just a quick note on the Agent 36 episode that goes with this dance: the funniness is starting to taper off as we approach the finale; only two more episodes left!

Thanks for watching and reading~!

~ Surimu-chan

パーリーピーポーエイリアン (Dance Cover) Trivia

April 9, 2016

– Actually, it didn’t take me too long to learn this dance. It was the same situation that I had when I learned “Happy Synthesizer”; I loved the song and dance so much that I didn’t mind practicing it incessantly until I finished learning it.

– As I mentioned in the video description, I did this dance as well as the video editing with my right pupil dilated. Though there was slight improvement in the inflammation in my eye, I need to continue using the drops to fix it completely, and I need to use some other drops to keep my pupil dilated, which means the vision in my right eye stays blurry.

– I spent three days trying to film this, but it never worked out on the first two days. A couple of takes were particularly upsetting because the camera had shut off less than a minute into the dance, but I didn’t notice (because I couldn’t see that far) so I did the entire five minute dance before I realized it wasn’t filming. TT_TT I also had problems with the tripod moving slightly and messing up the split screening. orz Finally, today, after lots of re-figuring and praying, I was able to finish filming. ^__^

– I had originally planned on having most of the dance split screened with a handful of triple split screens, but it just wasn’t working in my favor, so I had to go the “Uppercut!” route and have less split screening.

– I was hoping that my socks would allow me to do the moonwalk-type move a little better, but the carpet was just too rough for me to move as far as I needed to with that move (when I did it in “Bad Apple!!,” I didn’t need to move as far or as quickly) , so I had to just sort of step instead. =(

– I didn’t realize it until I went to change into a different outfit, but I was wearing one of my yellow socks inside out for Akari’s part. 😄 (Also, ARGH, Movie Maker turned the yellow into gold again! orz)

– I didn’t have any red socks, so I took some hot pink ones and Sharpied “(仮)” on them in red. … Not that you can see it in the video… 😄 orz

– The (仮) sunglasses I have are actually just regular sunglasses with “(仮)” stickers on the lens. 😄 Because there were stickers directly on the lenses, that meant that my range of vision was even MORE limited; it was almost like a blindfolded dance challenge. 😄 orz

-I wanted to do something different for the “Make some noise!” line, so… yeah. That’s what I came up with. It’s certainly different… XDD

– I was wearing buttons from my Etsy shop for all of the parts~. They were corresponding colors (though I only had one orange and one purple, so I had to wear some black buttons, too).

– For some reason, I don’t find the alien pose as ridiculous as the “Renai Hunter” pose even though they’re pretty similar. 😄

That’s all for this one~! Thanks for watching and reading~! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan

サバイバルガールズ (Dance Cover) Trivia

March 29, 2016

– This is my first UP UP GIRLS (仮) dance cover in almost two years, which is insane because I love their dances so much. O__O

– I filmed this March 12th into March 13th.

– After filming all of the parts, I was devastated to see that the main part was slightly blurry. I tried filming it again the next day, but sore legs (that chorus is killer XD) and the fact that my left ear was constantly popping (sinuses/allergies?) made it too difficult for me to do over. orz Instead of refilming the dance, I ended up taking a few pictures to explain my problem; those pictures were compiled into one silly explanation picture that actually got a lot of attention on my Facebook page. Maybe I should take pictures of scary-faced Surimuchan threatening to throw tables more often… XDD

– It drives me insane that the ticking in the beginning starts on the second tick, and the ticking at the end ends two ticks before I thought it should. That’s in the actual dance! ARGH. … I should have just changed it…

– I had wanted to do more split-screening during different parts of the song, but I ended up staying with just the chorus, because that was not only the easiest part of the dance (so I wouldn’t need to learn a bunch of new parts) but it was easy to stay in one spot to accommodate the split line. Still wish I could have done more with this though…

– At first, I regretted following Konatsu’s part because I didn’t think the pigtails would tie in well with Agent 36’s character. However, I added that little part to Episode 5 to incorporate the hairstyle, and that ended up being probably my favorite part of the episode. 😄

– The wristbands from my “Uppercut!” dance cover are back~!

– My sweet (36) hoodie? Yeah, that was paper taped onto a plain black hoodie. 😄 The design was inspired by UP UP GIRLS (仮)’s “(仮)” jackets.

– I hadn’t wanted to do this dance for a while, because a couple of the moves weren’t really to my liking (the head twirl while on my knees and the move near the beginning of the dance break just after I stop stepping in place), but I got over it because there are other moves that I really like (the foot sliding, the rest of the dance break, and especially the leg kicks before the chorus).

– During the choruses, the part furthest to the right on the screen looks faded because I was super-close to one of my lights.

– When I went down on my knees for the head twirl, I just dropped instead of lowering one knee at a time like they did because I preferred it to be on that single beat. That ended up leaving black and blue marks on the inside of both knees the next day. (^_^”)

– I’m not 100% sure why I felt like rushing the camera at the end was a good idea… but I kind of liked how it looked. 😄

That’s all for this one~! I need to rest my eyes now (or at least the one, because I have white blood cells leaking from the iris of my right eye O___O). Thanks for watching and reading!

~ Surimu-chan