Cosplay

Travel Diaries – Anime Austin + Kemah Boardwalk

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Sarah came down to visit last week and seeing as I haven't been to any conventions in over a year (The last one was Tekko in Pittsburgh) we decided to locate and attend a local anime convention! Enter: Anime Austin! A debut year convention, aka this was the first year of the convention, which is something I've never experienced before. Normally I've attended established conventions, aside the small one in…

Cosplay Feature #2 – Jaden/Judai

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I'm going to start this feature out by talking about one of the animes that I've loved for ages. That show would be Yu-Gi-Oh. I have almost all the seasons on DVD and I just seriously love it. I liked GX, and 5Ds (two spin offs, the older spin offs) and then it got a little out of hand with Arc-V and whatever else spin-offs they are planning. But, the…

Cosplay 101 – Hiyori

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I started cosplaying in 2008. When I started I didn't wear wigs, contacts, and my mom generally helped me sew my costumes. Come 2009/2010 though, I started being more self sufficient and wigs started coming into play. I'm going to start this off with one of my cosplays from 2009, back when I didn't wear wigs, but I did make this costume by myself. Prop help curtesy of my amazing…

Fictional Fridays #13 – Cosplay 101

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Since I'll be starting a cosplay series, in which I'll cover a costume of mine that I've done in the past, I figured I'd write a Fictional Fridays as a introduction to what cosplay is all about. Remember, I'm making Fictional Fridays bi-weekly now, so there won't be one next week! Anyways, this week I'm going to give you an introduction to cosplay and how it fits into my life.…

Why I was MIA…

Cosplay, Life, Local Flavor

Tekkoshocon! I was sorta MIA for a bit from the blog and for that I apologize! I was preparing for the convention here in Pittsburgh, since I had a booth at the Artist Alley! It's a lot of fun to sell your art at conventions and to meet a whole bunch of new people! The biggest seller was the Pokemon stickers!! I also sold out of some prints and hair…

DIY: Kigurumi

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I allowed myself one purchase at Katuscon, and it had to be something that was useful and not just a figure or something like that. So, I picked something I had been eyeing for a while, a kigurumi! If you aren't familiar they are adult sized onsies that look like various animals. They are SO COMFY and super adorable as well! (Also, not associated with furries, gosh, don't stereotype) They…

Travel Diaries: Katsucon

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This is something I have gone to every year for the past 3 years. It's an anime convention. Wow. What's that? You mean you like that stuff?  It's a gathering of people who appreciate and love anime/cartoons/comics/art and it's a blast! Yes, I do! Whereas a lot of people think "pokemon" right off the bat, it's a lot more! In fact, Disney even produces anime...you know, Studio Ghibli? If you…

Travel Diaries – NYCC

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I don't know how obvious my general nerd-ness is, but I guess here I will lay it all out on the table! This past week/weekend I went to NYC to visit friends and to, well, go to NYCC. That stands for New York Comic Con if you weren't aware. It's basically a giant nerd convention. Nintendo has a booth, DC has a booth, Capcom has a booth, Harper Collins Publishing…

How to: Wig it out

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Okay. So I like to wear wigs. Seriously, like a lot. I love to switch up my hair style/color without having to commit to it. (Is that why I was single so long? Because I lack the want to commit to things like hair? I don't know, I leave the psychology to the experts.) So I thought I'd talk a little about wigs and how you tame your mane to…