Sunday, August 31, 2014

August Outfits

I actually was able to wear Lolita four times this month, but only took pictures at three of the meetups, so you'll just have to use your imagination for the last one (I wore my handmade black and ivory harlequin skirt)! Lots of Gothic-Classic hybrid coordinates, as always~

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Commissions @ Otakon 2014

Earlier this summer, I did two commissions for Otakon attendees, and now that the con is over and people have had time to recover, I got some pictures back from both of them! I love seeing happy clients--it's so much fun to be part of a collaborative effort to make great-looking cosplayers.

The two cosplays were Sailor Snow White, based on Drachea Rannak's fanart, and Kiritsugu Emiya's overcoat from Fate/Zero. More pictures and my construction notes under the cut~

Saturday, August 16, 2014

SDCC 2014 3rd Annual J-Fashion Walk

We decided to stick with the walk again this year, since it was so much more fun (and easy!) than the picnic we did once. This year, we didn't have Sanrio sponsorship, so we went to Seaport Village from the hotel rather than down past the convention itself. The destination was the carousel and sweet treats at Ben & Jerry's! We had a good-sized group that was a mix of out of town convention attendees and locals. Not everyone had badges, but we could all enjoy the waterfront together.

About halfway through the walk, we stopped for pictures and a small raffle, with prizes donated by the community moderators/organizers. My husband took lots of pictures for us, so enjoy!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

July Coordinates: SDCC + casual community meetup

Since July was mostly taken up by Anime Expo and SDCC preparation, I was busy basically non-stop! Somehow, I was able to wear Lolita several times, which was a nice break from cosplay. Early in the month, we had a last-minute meetup at our favorite tea shop, and then I wore Lolita for two days of SDCC. I also wore a casual coordinate at AX, but never managed to take a picture (it was my Rapunzel cutsew OP, for the curious).

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sailor Moon @ Anime Expo 2014 [Part II]

Saturday of Anime Expo, or "Sailor Moon Day" as we started calling it, was not only the day that we did our photoshoot (see the previous post) but also the day of several different Sailor Moon meetups! There was the huge official VIZ one, and then there was also a slightly smaller (but still large!) one for, hosted by yours truly. There were some location issues, but eventually we were able to find a place large enough to accommodate everyone.

Read on for many, many more pictures!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sailor Moon @ Anime Expo 2014 [Part I]

A lot of my friends have affectionately nicknamed Anime Expo 2014 "Sailor Moon Expo" because of the huge amount of Sailor Moon events! Saturday was the most concentrated, with tons of different panels, meetups, and more, so of course that's the day that we all wore our Sailor Senshi cosplays. We somehow managed to squeeze a small photoshoot in there, and here are the results!

Brian Calilung was the photographer again (same as last year for Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune), and we were able to get quite a few really lovely shots from it despite the heat and limited time! Unfortunately, we were unable to get a full group picture due to scheduling conflicts, but we're planning to do another set of photos soon! Until then, read on to enjoy what we were able to get from AX 2014.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Kill la Kill @ Anime Expo 2014

Anime Expo 2014 was an amazing, busy weekend filled with cosplay, panels, and hanging out with friends. One of the things I did during the convention was help host a Kill la Kill cosplay meetup before the big special event panel and concert! It was my first time running a gathering, but it was a lot of fun (and I learned a lot for next time). I didn't have anyone there with me to take pictures, but reddit user noodleknight (tumblr) was kind enough to let me use some of his photos from the event! You can see his full album here.

I also worked with some great people, including photographer Eric Millan (tumblr) and cosplayers Aira Masquerade and Toshiyasu Cosplay.

Lots more pictures following the cut!